Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Another place, another face.
On Monday Mom moved to a different facility that will focus more on building her strength.
It was not the ideal place, but my uncle was here for a couple weeks a few years ago and they helped him recover from a stroke, enough to where he could be independent.
I don't expect that much from Mom but if she gets more mobility we can bring her back home.
It was difficult getting used to new surroundings.
I didn't sleep well on Monday night but Mom seemed ok on Tuesday morning.
I met with the staff and they were starting her on physical therapy right away.
I haven't found any free coffee. However, today I found the Wi-fi password.
The other day I painted mom's nails and brought her a bracelet, because I noticed that she has to wear all kinds of hospital ID bracelets, so a pretty one wouldn't be any more bother.
Today at home I made her a new bracelet that I copied from the Sundance catalog.
I don't have a picture of the original. No offense intended to the original, talented artist.
I noticed that it's hard to find oval, flat beads like they use, at regular craft stores like Michael's and Jo-Ann's. Everything is perfectly round.
This one took about an hour and a half.
I think if I get fast enough than making things, maybe will be worth the effort and materials that go into it... For now, though, they are just a pass time.
Tonight I drew another face in Painter, I copied it from a shampoo ad:
I had an idea to tint a face with different colors...
To start out, I played around with impasto patterns.
I added color but it wasn't exactly what I was looking for:
But I had fun with the textures in the background.
The good thing about doing it in the computer is saving at different stages.
Then potentially I could go back and go in a different direction.