Another Waiting Room

2/04/2011 03:56:00 PM Posted In , Edit This 10 Comments »
As some of you may know,  cataract surgery a couple of months ago on both eyes.  One works fine, the other needed a bit of "tweaking" (the doctor's word, not mine), which I had done on Tuesday of this week.   As it turns out, it really was a kind of tweak.  He did it in his office, as opposed to an operating room where the first surgery was done), and it took about 5 or 10 minutes.  Since I had an astigmatism in that eye, he needed to make a couple of cuts in my cornea to make it round again.  I know, it sounds awful, but really, it was a piece of cake.    I can see better out of that eye now, it feels a bit scratchy (not itchy, but more like there's a bit of something in it), and I have had no pain in it at all.

As some of you also may know, I pass the time in waiting rooms by sketching the other folks who are also waiting for something or someone.  While I didn't do any sketching Tuesday (I got taken right in), I had to go back yesterday for my "post-op" check.  I did have a bit of waiting to do for that appointment, so I did a bit of sketching.  These aren't the best sketches I've done in similar circumstances (the light was dim and the room was crowded, so I had people right next to me, causing me to assume a rather awkward position to keep my drawing rather hidden).   But in the interest of Truth in Posting, here they are.  Oh, and by the way, I'm in the process of figuring out exactly how I want to construct Mobile 2, so I'll post a picture of that when I have something to show you! 





Unfortunately, as you can see, the paper in this book is quite thin, and you can see shadows of what's behind each drawing.  Also, my favorite Micron pen was nowhere to be found, so these were done with ballpoint pen .... not my fave!

10 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

Hi Nancy,

I'm glad to hear that your is starting to improve. Hopefully that scratchy feeling will go away soon.

Love your sketches.

It is cold and gray and has been every day so far, but better weather is expected this weekend. That is going to be followed by temps in the 20s and 30s. Still it feels like vacation.

xoxo

Sandy in Michigan said...

Nancy,

It's good to hear that the worst is over for your eye condition, at that you are seeing better now. The sketches are great. There's a lot of personality coming through those pen lines!

Dan Kent said...

Really nice sketches. I especially like grandma on the bottom right - a lot of character with an economy of line. I love waiting rooms (when the wait is for the right reason) - great places to sketch.

curiouscrow said...

I'm glad your eyes are healing and I hope the scratchy feeling goes soon. And great sketches - in those cramped conditions too!

Sandra said...

Your sketches are just fine. Most important is that your eyesight has improved!

Cathy Holtom said...

These are great Nancy, I can't get the nerve up to draw people while waiting or queueing (you have to do a lot of that in Italy!)
Glad to hear your eyesight is improving.

raena said...

I think these are great drawings, Nancy! Very well-observed! Glad that your eyes are improving!

Alex said...

I love your sketches as always. =) I hope your eyes are fully healed.
One of these days when I get old, I am pretty sure I'll have to go through the same procedure. I just read the other day that nobody could avoid getting cataract, UV rays are BAD :(

whatidoisme said...

Lovely sketches Nancy! Hope your eyes recover really quickly: maybe the next batch of drawings will away from the waiting room :)

Mary said...

The mobile is so delightful - it looks wonderful and will keep the baby entranced! I love it!