This post has been sitting half finished since December. I was going to write about my COVID experience. But I am still mid journey. And for some reason, I have not been able to put that story to paper.
For now, here are the wonky little works I did while in the hospital. They are in my 4 x 6 sketch book. Not on watercolor paper. Christine Brooks made the suggestion, to pass the time. I wasn’t thinking about art at that moment. And at first, it was very hard to concentrate. I would draw, and then paint later.
I put together a list of supplies, and had them dropped off at the hospital. I forgot some essentials. Like an eraser. LOL. I had a larger sketchbook, but 4 x 6 was about all I could manage. I altered a few of these in Photoshop. Blurred a snake plant, to soften. Added a few straight lines. Mostly, they are left untouched.
As for an update. I am plugging along. I am doing great on the whole. My mobility is still mostly limited. My O2 still drops dangerously low. I can get to the restroom on my own now. Without the walker. And I can get up from the seat unaided. Huge milestones! Haha. Sometimes my O2 stays level, until after I have made it back to the bedroom. Then it drops drastically. Fortunately, I often recover more quickly now than before. In the beginning, The O2 would drop as soon as I stood up.
Another milestone. Of sorts.
But every silver lining, I am going to claim. Haha. And thank God for!
It is very emotional to see what you have done when fighting this bad virus. You have a strong desire to continue to be creative.
Aww, thank you Johanne. I am still healing, that is true. But when I am painting, I can forget about that for a bit. 🙂
Took a break Saturday, and had a nice long nap. Back to it today 🙂
Sheila, I’m so sorry to hear about your ongoing health struggles. I wish you strength and a speedy recovery!
Thank you so much Emma 🙂 Very nice to see you here. Happy painting to you!
So lovely to see your post and your artwork which always lifts my spirits. You have gone through so much and it definitely sounds as if the worst of it is over. Art brings solace and it is truly a wonderful therapy. May you get stronger every day and I look forward to seeing your posts and creative expressions! Sending you a big hug, Sheila!
That makes me happy Laurelle, what artist could ask for more 🙂
Thanks for following along. 30 next month, Eesh! Fingers crossed, haha 🙂
Happy creating my friend 🙂
SHEILA! I hadn’t known until I received this post that you have been living COVID challenges. for quite a chunk of time now. I’m grateful to hear that some improvement has come your way. SENDING HEAPS OF LOVE. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo Dotty
Heaps of thanks Dear Dotty! xoxox
Sending lots of love and hugs! Im glad u were able to still paint♥️
Thank you Cindy, and right back at ya’!
Stay safe, and keep creating! The world needs your light! 🙂
I love your watercolor visions of hope. 🙂 So glad that you’re feeling better.
I love your description Teresa! Thank you 🙂
I hope you are well and happily creating!
These are not wonky! They show strength and courage! Be well and continue your journey to health and creativity! They seem to go hand in hand! BRACHOT¡
Haha, thank you Carol. I laughed because all the lines are crookedy. Haha. 🙂
Yes, I felt stronger and my mind seemed to clear a bit as I worked on them 🙂
Brachot, my friend! Stay well 🙂
I am glad you were able to do some art – I have always found that art makes me feel better. When I was in the hospital a number of years ago I did a bunch on pen & ink pieces. These pieces are charming and cheerful. Sorry to hear about your O2 levels. I have been doing some breathing exercises to help with my COPD – https://www.healthline.com/health/wim-hof-method – I don’t know if they would help for you but have a look and good luck!
Thanks for sharing the link Val. I glanced at it, and will read it now. I have still been using the breathing tools they give you in the hospital.
So glad you found them cheerful. I was afraid they were a little muted, somber. 🙂
Stay safe Val, see you soon 🙂
That quote by Anne Frank… “peace and tranquility will return again”. I believe this for you, Sheila. I am so sorry you’ve been so sick. I have friends that also have had a hard time with this and like you said they are also experiencing little things being huge milestones when recovering. Praying for bigger steps in healing each day. Your paintings are amazing! <3
Thank you Karin for your kind thoughts. 🙂 I was thinking that also fit Covid, our country and the world too. 🙂
So many have been affected by this. Prayers for those in healing mode, and for all 🙂
Awww, thank you sweet friend for sharing! I love your work! I’m glad you are doing better, I know it takes baby steps! My walking buddy had an almost identical journey as yours, with COVID, December 2020..It took a good long while, but she has her life back now..
So happy for your friend Lisa, that is awesome news! People healing from this 🙂
You are so kind, I am glad you enjoyed them. I feel sure I will continue to heal too, even if it takes a bit longer. 🙂
Thank for the encouraging news Lisa 🙂