Now, onto the miracle: today I drew something! Not a big deal, right? Well, let me tell you about my last 4 weeks.
Firstly, the day I completed Light and Shadow and posted it on the blog, one of our sheep had triplets, which, of course, was wonderful, but one of the new lambs just couldn't keep up and, by Saturday, ended up at our place in front of the fire being bottle fed. This is our first year having lambs, and, as this one now considered me it's mum and wanted me in sight all the time I had a crash course in how much work is involved in being a lamb foster-mum.
The lamb is now back in the paddock with the herd, though he still has his three feeds a day......I am very much looking forward to starting the weaning process next week.
My husband, John, calls him Lieutenant Lamb.
O.k., so once I got the bottle feeding under control - took about a week - I thought I'd finally be able to get onto other things I had planned, but, nope...........instead I got sick with the flu. Really sick. This was a big shock to me as I just don't get sick. Everyone around me will have colds and the flu and I.....just.........don't. I laugh in the face of the flu! Well, o.k., not anymore, now I cower in terror.
Whatever I had sent me to bed for 3 days, then, when I was finally starting to feel normal after a week, I got a second dose and was barely able to stay awake through the day, I needed naps and was in bed by 6.30 at night. Just so exhausted, coughing all the time, etc, etc. Finally, finally over the last couple of days I have began to feel quasi normal. It's true that I still cannot say a sentence without coughing - John asked me yesterday if I was sick of coughing because he was sick of hearing it........cheeky, cheeky boy.........I think I'm going to record myself coughing and make it his ringtone - technology baffles him a bit and he'll never figure out how to get rid of it. LOL.
So, anyway, today, I drew something.
It's not something great........there's some pretty wonky lines in there, but after how I've been feeling for the past 3 weeks, I'm pretty happy to get ANYTHING done that doesn't involve being prone.
Here's one that was sitting on my desk from the days before the great flu of 2014 and Lieutenant Lamb. The outline is one that I did much earlier in the year for another project - I wanted to play with just shading the central area of the design.
I hope the last month has been considerably better for you guys!