Saturday, March 18, 2017

Insider Art

Our visiting Florida cousins -- artists and teachers of art -- spent one morning doing a little painting . . .


I had showed Barb (as one does) the x-ray of my broken ankle  and she immediately asked for a copy --- so she could paint it. She produced several enigmatic studies in shades of black and grey and was moving  on to some lovely pastel variations when lunchtime forced her to abandon the works for the moment. 


But she went home a happy woman, with her copies of the ankle x-ray, along with the pictures ( in living color!) from my colonoscopy.

I did request that  my name not be attached to any art resulting from the latter.


10 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

I want to comment but don't know what to say. :)

NCmountainwoman said...

OMG,
















OMG, Vicki. I had no idea it was THAT bad. No wonder it was so long before you could get up on that leg. And wonderful that you are doing as well as you are. Does your cousin illustrate for medical publications? Or simply interested in tests and surgeries?









Vicki Lane said...

NCmountainwoman -- she is just interested in everything. And was intrigued by the interesting shapes in the x-ray.

Barbara Rogers said...

Oh my, do you still have all that hardware in your ankle? I hope it's reduced somewhat. Turning all those procedures into art is a great idea, which I would never have thought of doing! But to leave your name off, mmm, it must have something to do with a writer's reputation.

Vicki Lane said...

I believe that the hardware will be with me to the grave. Considering that the knee of that leg is a metal replacement, I think of it as my bionic leg.

Darla said...

Marvelous! I enjoy seeing an artist's rendering of anatomy...somehow, it makes it so much more magical than a photograph, for me anyway. Your cousin is gifted.

Bionic leg...LOL I have similar hardware in my wrist. How is your extension and flexion coming along in the ankle? Well, I hope! What struck me, though, when I saw your ankle is...my wrist is still so painful and excruciatingly slow in gaining back flexibility that I cannot imagine walking on it the way you have to with your ankle. Wow. Kudos, Vicki!

Vicki Lane said...

Extension and flexion are pretty good -- walking up hill is still difficult but improving. Goodbye, however, to my dream of being a ballerina. ;-)

jennyfreckles said...

Wow, all that hardware in your ankle looks like a work of art in itself. I'm glad your Florida cousins were inspired, beauty can be found most everywhere.

Jim Egerton said...

Boy! going through the medal detector at the airport must set off high alert sirens and flashing lights. Glad you are heeled up and mended.

Anonymous said...

Yikes! Your poor ankle. Now I see very vividly why it's taking you so long to heal. Poor baby!
Deana the queena