Monday, October 17, 2011

Getting back into it slowly...

I went to the hospital last Friday to get my cast off my broken arm.  I had been completely sure I'd be almost fully functioning again....I'd even told a friend I'd see her at the gym today. So when the doctor started deliberating if they were going to operate and started mentioning things such as mis-alignment, early onset arthritis, possible fusing of my wrist etc I had a little panic!!  Anyway, the outcome is they aren't going to operate as it may actually make things worse but I have four more weeks in a splint and have to try and use my arm even less.  Four more weeks without driving which is a bit of a pain but I am enjoying the walking. (I'm not even allowed to run still).

So today I decided to try a little painting ... something that was light and easy to move and didn't require a lot of sanding.  I have only primed it so far but am happy to be back doing what I love.

This little table is very gorgeous with lovely wood but quite marked and the wood on the table top is actually a different colour to the legs (I think a bad staining job, rather than different wood).


 
I'm not sure if I should be painting with my arm but I am going a bit mental not being creative.

Check back later this week for the finished piece. I'm still not 100% sure what colour I'll paint it.  I'll have to check what nice paints I have in the shed.

cheers
Fiona

5 comments:

  1. Bummer about the arm! Hope it all heals up well :(

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  2. Fiona I'm pleased to see that you have picked up the paint brush but take care of that arm my friend. Now what color are you going to paint this gorgeous table? Sandy x

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  3. That would be driving me crazy too.Hope its much better very soon and no op needed

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  4. oh what a bummer! so sorry about your arm. but at least you can paint a little and get some mojo going on! welcome back, friend!

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  5. Take it easy - day by day. Can't wait to see how pretty this little table turns out to be.
    Cheers
    Kylie x

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