Wednesday, October 6, 2010

22 Days in this Chair, Self Portrait Featured on Art House Co-ops Website

Today is October 5th and  I have been stuck sitting in this chair for 22 days now with a broken ankle and swelling issues. I spend my days reading, cuddling my dogs, watching TV via my Roku/Netflix connection and working on the Sketchbook Project for Art House Co-op in Brooklyn, NY. I have had only 2 showers in 22 days and can only be up for about 10 minuets before the swelling in my leg starts to get really painful and my toes turn lovely shades of red and purple. I have good days, like today :~), and bad days like yesterday when I cried a lot :~(

The sketchbook project has been a real life saver for me as it gives me the ability to keep my creative juices flowing even while mobile It has been a great emotional outlet and I have really enjoyed meeting all the other artists involved on the Art House Co-op website's Sketchbook project page. I love reading the comments and seeing all the great artwork.

There are almost 20,000 sketchbooks out there so today when I saw that my gouache self portrait was one of the artworks featured on the front page of the Art House Co-op's website I was very honored and it really cheered me up.Here is a link to the Art House Co-op website: Art House Co-op Sketchbook Project

Here is the link to all of the pages I have created so far:
My sketchbook Pages


  1. He I like your leg..real piece of art there!... on a more serious note, hope you get better soon. Loving your art on flickr and thank you for your comment on my painting there.
    Lovely to meet you and looking forward to seeing more of you!
    Manon Xx

  2. You know I love your work! hang in there. The leg will heal and you will be up in no time.

  3. Hi there,recently fractured a bone in my foot and going to the specialist today to get a cast and very nevous. Does it hurt when they put it on, what should I expect? My foot is in this temporary splint/cast thing and it's so uncomfortable and swells so bad especially in the morning when I put it down for the first time! Anyway,feel free to email me, Amy

  4. wow..nice post you the painting..

    keep it up..