Thursday, January 04, 2007

Ring Out, Wild Bells, The Year Is OUCH

As if the New Year didn't have enough in store already, I ended up having to get an injection for my back yesterday so I could move without creaking into tiny pieces onto the floor. Though it was rather educational to see the look that poor doctor gave me after I explained that no, the muscle relaxant I'd tried and the two tablets of prescribed painkillers did zippo, nada, zilch for the pain. When I actually had to stop and think whether or not this was pain that could be classified as 'severe' - I have a very high pain threshold, if it's not debilitating, I don't consider it severe, usually - I could almost see the thoughts in his head: 'I've just found a masochist in my clinic for New Year. Just. My. Luck.'

To put it in perspective, one tablet of abovementioned painkiller takes away my migraines just fine.

And I did go to work today.

I suppose that's why I sketched this girl - because I felt as blue and as in shadow as she did in that photograph.



But as Marcos reminded me though, it's two double-oh seven. That's kind of nice to contemplate, as much as I love Casino Royale.

Tomorrow's going to be better. At least, I keep telling myself it will be. After all, there's always sketching.

And whelks.

9 comments:

Teri C said...

Great use of negative space. Hope you feel better very soon.

Alina Chau said...

beautiful!! great lighting!

constance said...

This is beautiful shuku. It emits calmess, despite your condition, and inner strength and beauty. Wonderful! and just like what teri c have mentioned, great use of negative space :)

I'm sure it will be a better day today (thursday)....take care not to hurt your back again...btw, what was the cause of this agony? I don't think it was mentioned in your previous posts...

Zeke said...

Hey there, happy new year 2 u!! Do take care of your back... if it still persists, perhaps go and check out a chiropractor. I pulled a back muscle before and after going for just 1 session, it helped heaps! Of course it took a few more to fully recover from it.

Laura said...

Gorgeous! I hope your back gets better. Yipes. :/

marcobucci said...

Great that you're still drawing amongst all of that! This has a really nice mood. I can feel it.

Shuku said...

Teri: HIII! Happy New Year to you and thanks, I already am feeling better.

Alina: EEEE IT'S AN ALINA! Welcome back and thaaaank you!

Constance: It was indeed a better day today, thanks so much for the well wishes and the comment. As for how I hurt my back --heheh. I coughed. Yes. COUGHED. Isn't it STUPID? One cough! They say coughing is violent but I don't think I realized HOW violent till that...

Zeke: Hey there! Hi! Great to see you, thanks for visiting and thanks for the comments! Happy new year to you too, and I may very well take your advice when my back's a bit better. Could do with a good back massage anyway to unstress...

Laura: Yipe is right. I don't like needles much, but the funny thing is the injection didn't hurt at all, not after the back pain!

Marco: Hi! Welcome to the New Year! Great to see you, and thanks! I -had- to draw. I'd be a heap of melted bones if I didn't have that to take my mind off the back the past few days.

Marcos Mateu said...

Very nice drawing Shuku. I really love it!

andy said...

Really nice tonal drawing! Great mood and use of lighting :)