Saturday, November 30, 2013

Puffin Round One

2 more to go maybe?? I will probably just hand colour the beak since I forgot about it before I did this layer. *crosses fingers* for the next colour. If I end up with one print from this I will be happy, and if its not multi-coloured, I will still have a few simple black and white prints from the lino.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Sand Everywhere


She loves the beach :) (hates the water tho :p)

Walking still not the best, so now walking on the sand for me, probably never going to be 100% but I would be fine if it improves enough I can feel my foot and stopped falling over nothing :p Would love to go back to college too, *crosses fingers* next week :) Tad annoying not being able to go, but not safe at the moment for me to walk around carrying a bunch of heavy sketchbooks :/

Very loose watercolour :) While I like the look of very detailed watercolour works, I prefer working very loose myself.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Yay.....

(not my photo, will remove if asked)

Had an appointment today with a neurologist, and 2 (training?) doctors, I'm always asked if its OK for the junior docs to be in the room. Um, no :p How are they supposed to learn if they don't see first hand what goes on? Never understood the people that say no, since the junior docs generally just observe and ask questions, and will probably have to treat you in the future.

Anyway, I need to have another MRI since its been a few years since the last one. If there is no change, great, if there is then there are new drugs now that I can maybe take to try to lessen the damage. Either different injectable meds, or there are a few daily pills that are a possibility.

Really hate MRIs. Claustrophobia doesn't really click in, (close my eyes and try not to think of anything), its just really loud in that metal tube :p Lots of loud banging that music no matter how loud doesn't drown out.

I asked for a copy of my own MRI, so when I do get that, I will post a few pics of it, its very neat to see. Really interesting to see all the different scan sections. The steroids seemed to have helped, not 100%, can only lift my right leg about an inch off the ground, but thats better then it was, now its just a waiting game to see how much balance and feeling will come back.


Monday, November 25, 2013

Finished Kitty?

hmmm, not 100% happy with it, but it will do for now :) Its very simple, but sometimes simple is good. Need to draw the line art for a red squirrel and a highland cow now....

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Odd Looking Cat

This looks so odd lol Didn't want it looking realistic, but maybe I should have paid a bit more attention when drawing the line art :p

Scottish Word of the Week

skypark 

This weeks word is:
1.merle (not the colour tho)

Last weeks word, oose, is dust/fluff :)
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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Haven't Cut Myself Yet.....

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Taking awhile to cut this, but slow and steady and all that. Might just keep this is one colour, will do a few test runs once I am done cutting away the main parts.

Book Review

Monument 14 (Monument 14, #1)Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

A group of teenagers stuck in a superstore after a huge disaster, with really no way out. This was a fast read, with a very toned down Lord of the Flies theme trough it. it was entertaining, but a bit predictable in a lot of place even for a YA story. I probably would have rated this higher actually if the story would have just ended where it had, instead of continuing the series. I think it would have been better to leave the fate of the kids up to the readers imagination, might have made a better story.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Blagh Steriods

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Thankfully I don't need to take any more of these right now, they taste horrible :/ A few days ago I started having problems with my right leg, pins and needles feeling, major drop foot and then it just got worse to the point I could not walk at all. That was fun :p

So 3 days of steroids to try to help and an appointment with neurology on Tuesday. Probably if they don't think this round of steroids has done enough, they will either increase the dose or put me on IV steroids.  This course of steroids has done a bit, but its still very hard to walk around and steps are dangerous more then they usually are :p

I don't sleep when I take steroids, I was given sleeping pills but they don't seem to be helping, the lack of sleep would be great if I could actually walk around. Would get lots of house work done :p

Monday, November 18, 2013

Book Review

The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Quick review:

I really enjoyed this book, I tend to like stories that deal with clairvoyance or magic,(even if it doesn't actually make a lot of sense :p). Its not the best written story and at some places you do get given a lot of information that slows the telling of the story down, but if those sections were taken out, the rest of the story would be fast paced. I wasn't aware this is the first in a series of 7, and I don't know how the author is going to make 6 more books with these characters and this world.



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Music Monday

Sunday, November 17, 2013

College Project

I need this done by Thurday.Ack! Going to doing a lot of colouring in the next few days.

Scottish Word of the Week

skyrunning 

This weeks word:
 1.oose

Last weeks word riddy is an embarrassing blush or situation.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Poor Neglected Blog

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This is going to take awhile to carve :/

I didn't go to college this week. My attendance has been horrible and its not the MS that is causing me to miss class, its the pain from my jaw :/ As much as I don't want surgery, I can't deal with this pain for much longer. I was going to go on Friday, but my cab didn't show up, and then the car wouldn't start, (of course :/).  I go on Monday to talk to the Doctors about my jaw, and then I guess its just a matter of time before the surgery.

I can't take any other medication for the pain because of other health issues, and I really shouldn't be feeling as much pain as I am on the dose of pain killers I am on. The only other thing I can take is liquid morphine, and I don't want that and they are very reluctant to prescribe it.

Getting college work finished, but missing out on many things in class and I am so behind in life drawing, if I fail the year, it will probably be because of that class.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Scottish Word of the Week

greenpark 

This weeks word is:
1.riddy

Last weeks word, potted heid is meat from a cow or pig's head that has been boiled and chopped into small pieces,  covered in jelly made from the stock. It smells disgusting :p

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Puffin!

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The plan is to transfer this onto Lino and have a 3 colour print. If that doesn't work, it will just be black and white :p

Its very stylized, but I really like how he looks :)

Friday, November 08, 2013

Nude!

I have only been to 3 life drawing classes at college so far this year, so out of practice lol

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Lino Cut?

Very tempted to turn this into a reduction lino cut, but probably only 3 or 4 colours, maybe only 2. Need to thicken some of the lines and figure out which colours to use. I might end up just painting it, or I can do both :)

Guess it all depends on how much time I want to spend on it. Quick to paint, not quick to carve out :p

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Mr.Angry #2

Managed to do some work on this on the weekend :) Slow going but it will get done eventually *crosses fingers*

Eureka!



Might have gotten to the bottom of the problems I have been having with my lung. The reason I have stumped the docs if because no one thought that there might be more then one problem. The pain didn't make any sense on top of the breathing problems. So more then likely have asthma, which explains why being around someone who smells like they bathed in crappy perfume causes me to not be able to breath properly. Really people? There is no reason to smell like you were in the middle of a perfume factory explosion.

The pain could be something called a MS hug. Its so painful :( And I hate that 1-10 pain scale. Its pointless because what I consider a 5, might be a 10 for someone else. Def. a 10 today tho, wanted to curl into a ball or get someone to knock me out.  So back to the docs, who agrees its probably 2 things causing the problem. Need to talk to my MS nurse and take more pain killers, since the only thing to do is manage the pain :/ yay...

Messing around with my Inktense pencils and watercolours, I really like the effect you get with them. Just takes forever to dry :/ Going to try this with the huge watercolour paper I have. Probably make a mess with all the paint dripping tho :p

Monday, November 04, 2013

My Little Pony

Well its a horse not a pony :p I am out of practising drawing horses, really need to practice drawing them more. Probably going to finish this in graphite, another medium I am out of practise with.

Lung function test today. I have the lung capacity of a 50 year old it seems :p Still no idea what is really going on, so back in a month after a change of medication.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Scottish Word of the Week

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This weeks word:
1. potted heid

If you say the word out loud, you might be able to figure this one out :)

Last weeks word, mingin, can be used to describe a horrible smell, or you could call someone mingin if thy are unpleasant themselves.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

New Camera

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Well new to me :p Need a lot of practice to try to remember how to use it properly instead of always having it on auto, but it takes nice photos just on auto. :)

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Friday, November 01, 2013

Poor Neglected Blog

Ill health has kicked my butt this month. And Doctors still have no idea what is wrong with my lung :/ I have them stumped :p I will laugh if its something simple like a lung infection that will just not go away.

I haven't really done much art this month :/ but hopefully that changes. Just been doing a lot of sketches for college and little studies like the above. Did manage to read 5 books this month, one more to go to reach my goal this year.