I'm slowly finishing the sunset/ocean/beach theme wall quilt that has consumed me for nearly 2 months. Actually that's not for lack of effort on my part.....several areas of the design perspective details were challenging to overcome for this artist who doesn't draw. These beach chairs are an example. After scouring the internet for samples that might be suitable, many more hours were spent redrawing to achieve the correct size/shape and then recreating in fabric. Realistic landscape isn't my strength, however stylized designs have provided a new path to explore and enjoy.
With that said, I'll go ahead and reveal some personal stuff.....thank heavens it's nothing life threatening, but definitely life altering for awhile. 'The husband' had a 6 disc cervical fusion a year ago, which failed. That resulted in the development of several deformed vertebra, deep hollow sections in the skin, a broken screw still in his body, and constant pain. Additional surgery to remove the titanium device and screw is very dangerous with a high failure rate so after getting additional opinions, he's decided not to risk it. However, addressing the bulging vertebra, which sadly won't eliminate the pain, is still necessary. He'll be undergoing surgery this week and I will be a 'care-taker' again until he recovers enough to get up and about.
On top of that.....I'm facing some nasty oral surgery.....I'd rather take a greyhound bus across country - last seat by the toilet - than going to the dentist. I'm already working myself into quite the tizzy! I've been taking medication for osteoporosis for over 20 years and have been aware of the correlation between these meds. and jaw bone loss.....it's not common but it looks like it struck me.
So, if my posts are a tad sparse in the next couple of weeks you'll know why. We are moving forward with positive attitudes and feeling fortunate there are solutions to our issues and as I said, these are not life threatening....just annoyances that take me away from my studio!!