Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Some days shouldnt happen


Some days just shouldnt happen. My sister has just rung to say that she is taking our mother to look at the nursing home we hope to get her into. She is in an absolute panic about it. I dont blame her as we have a very dominating mother and we know she will not want to go into a home but unfortunatly the time has come. As it is this is really only an assesment and then the waiting could be ages.
One of our workmen came off this motorbike on Friday and has been in an induced coma ever since with bleading in his brain. No one knows what his prognosis will be. Of course he wasnt wearing a helmet, what farm worker does, they impede your view, are hot, heavy and you cant hear anything. Not much use when you are working stock, but....
One of my daughters has a big fibroid and cant see a specialist until early May.
It is cold and wet and I have a fire, at least that is bright and warming.
The purse I am making is not working and I am not sure why!!
To end on a more chearful note, this is a sketch I did of my youngest daughter, I found a photo of her when she was about 8 or 9 holding this goose so I sketched it, Quite like the goose but I am not sure about daughter.

3 comments:

Teri C said...

Penny, all that bad news...so sorry to hear about it, but at least you could end the day on a happier note with your art.

Alison said...

I think sketching from photos can be a s hard as from real life - maybe it's harder to catch 'essence of person'. My mother is waiting in hospital to be placed somewhere, at least temporarily. The aged care scene is difficult and variable to negotiate. Aagh.I hope your worker recovers OK

Tami said...

Penny,
Sounds like you are having a bit of a tough run at the moment, I really hope it all takes a turn for the better soon. I think it is hardest to draw the faces of the ones we love, you might try practicing on close up faces in magazines just for practice with curve of cheek and shadowing, (I cannot do teeth to save my soul), the rest of it I have gotten a lot better at though, from using this method.