Friday, December 7, 2012

tiny hospital drawings

tiny hospital sketches and drawings
"birds with a message"
done on one inch strips of bristol

here's another along the same lines:
tiny hospital sketches and drawings
"birds of healing"
done on one inch strips of bistol

These were done when a loved one was in major surgery. 

I was so distraught and worried in the waiting room that I couldn't concentrate on TV or reading. I also felt it was somehow inappropriate for me to be watching empty talk-type shows. I closed my eyes and payed for awhile, but then after two hours took out a drawing pen and began a tiny series of drawings on scrap bristol board.

I also had some cardstock with me, so proceeded to continue on this kind of paper (also done during the surgery or in the recovery room -- note, not all of the drawings are here because some are personal, but this gives you a general idea):

tiny hospital sketches and drawings
from left to right:

"doves in hearts"

"trees with hearts and birds, fish in a heart"

"smooth sailing boats" 

done on approximately one inch strips of textured cardstock
except the last one: done on 3.5 inch cardstock

Then came the long wait and worry in the ICU over 2 days. I didn't draw anything then. But when my loved one moved into a room and I spent 5 days in his hospital room watching him get better and fetching aides when he needed to get into the bathroom, et al, I drew these (all except the third at the top -- which is out of place here because it was done while he was still in surgery):
tiny hospital sketches and drawings
angels in hearts (and a few maidens too)
most on paper that is around 2" x 3" bristol

Here is a straggler that couldn't fit on the scanner:

tiny hospital sketch
"male angel in a heart"
2" x 3" bristol

Then I came home and took care of the patient for the rest of the week and didn't do any more drawing. But then one evening a friend came by with an amazing stew and salad (enough for two days) and it gave me just a little time one evening to play around with this one:

"Heart Angel I"
first: 2" x 3" drawing/sketch on bristol
second: colorized

I'm not sure I like the second one as much as the first one. There is something that I like about the black and white. Perhaps it is because the first seems more like "serious art", more Picasso-esque, whereas the second has more of a cartoon element. The first was meant as a healing drawing; I'm not sure the second one portrays that as well. So, I'm not sure where I'm going with this. 

These are way too small to make significant product from other than gift tags (and it was not their original purpose, but copies can often become their own expressions and take on new meanings).

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  1. I can see and feel the emotions you were going through during those trying times, each is filled with hope and love. Your love for this person shines through in your small drawings.
    God bless You and your love.

  2. Thank you and happy holidays to you, Karen.