sometimes life decides for you that you need to slow down, stay in bed, and make some art. under other circumstances, i'd be completely content to do just that but geez... now just isn't the right time. a man lifted me up the other day and, as chance would have it, he happened to grab me right at the sight of an old injury: my iffy disk. i've been locked in bed for the last 3 days. i haven't been able to really walk let alone go to class or work. and worst of all, i may have to cancel my trip to NY. i'm trying not to get depressed about it. getting depressed will only draw this whole thing out. besides, i'm in enough pain as it is. bulging disks are absolute agony. thankfully, i'm in much better shape this time around than i was the first time this happened 6 years ago. in fact, this injury is what turned me toward crochet as a way to make art. i couldn't sit or stand. all i could do was lie flat on my back. that's not exactly a position from which one might draw or paint and, there i was, heading in to my last year of art school. so much was on the line. i had to find a way to keep making art. crochet, it was! it saved my degree and my practice. it saved my spirit.
and it'll save my spirit this time too. i'm looking on the bright side and just trying to feel thankful for having the unplanned luxury of staying in bed all week and making art. The Blanket of DOOM sure has benefited. Almost done!!!! a year in the making. this project is an ERA unto itself! :D
king size!!!! and all rendered patiently in single stitch crochet. good lord.
keeping me nice and warm as i convalesce. :) can't wait to see and photograph the finished piece.