Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A Few Interesting Weeks and a Strange Sketch.

It has been a most interesting few weeks. Several Saturdays ago I was heading to the mountains for a morning of fly fishing with my son. All was well at the bottom of the canyon. Seven miles later when we arrived at the chosen fishing hole my right ear was feeling like I was not able to equalize the pressure it it. If you have ever gone high in the mountains or on an airplane then you know what I am talking about. By the time I parked the truck I was feeling pretty dizzy. By the time I walked around the truck once I told my son that he had better take me down to a hospital I was so dizzy. Well, after Technicolor yawning all the way down the canyon while slipping in and out of son called an ambulance and I was taken to the hospital. Something haywire has happened to my inner ear. I am deaf on the right side, I have a bit of palsy in my face, and I feel like I have stepped off an amusement ride 24/7. Dizzy is not fun. While the symptoms hopefully will pass my art has taken on a new twist....namely, I can't draw straight any more. Things seem to gradually be getting better. I would not wish this on anyone.

So, my wife the other day called my attention to a news post about a girl born with two faces. She looked a lot more strange than I feel. Since everything has been a bit strange I decided to draw her a few years down the road. This is the sketch.


Shar said...

don - that is really scary and i'm glad you're doing okay...hopefully getting better too! so is this your body's payback for the winter craziness? what can we do to help? email me. or i'll call and bug you.

mario said...

So sad about that, I hope you recover soon.
Anyway the drawing is as good as always.

John Lee said...

Sorry to hear about such a scary incident. Feel better soon, your work is nothing less than inspiring. Please keep us posted.

Joey said...

Feel better Don. You are a great inspiration.