Monday, January 12, 2009

Nightmare



Justo antes de las navidades comencé este dibujo para esta nueva serie de "cosidos" que ha invadido mi espíritu. Tras pintar unos escaparates tuve una contractura en el hombro a la que no le dí mayor importancia. El resultado ha sido doloroso, desastroso. Día tras día me metamorfoseé en un jabalí (un jabalí torpe), incapaz de girar el cuello o estirar el brazo derecho. Tras un mes de antiinflamatorios el médico considera que la fase aguda ya ha pasado y que con un fin de semana de reposo estaba solucionado. Así que tras dos días sin trabajar y con nueva medicación he conseguido coger la aguja de nuevo. Esta tarde me pongo con esta pieza que he tenido que esconder durante días, porque impotente no quería pensar en ella.
Mañana os enseño el resultado...

Right before Christmas I set work on this drawing for the "embroidery" series that I'm a little obsessed with at the moment. After drawing on shop windows I pulled a muscle in my shoulder but I didn't pay much attention then. But it has been painful, disastrous. Day after day I underwent a metaphorsis into a wild boar (a clumsy one), unable to turn my neck or stretch my right arm. After a month of anti-inflammatory taking doctor says the worst phase has past and all I needed was a weekend of rest. So after two workless days and some new medication I've reached my hand to the needle and the thread again. This afternoon I get back to work on this piece, the same drawing I've been hiding for days now, because, helpless as I was, I didn't want to think about it.
Tomorrow I'll post the outcome...


Today's music:
Neil Young

22 comments:

Anna said...

Get well soon!

Hila said...

ouch, glad to hear you're feeling better! I can't wait to see the result ...

Eleanor said...

I hope you heal quickly Esti, because I'm kind of obsessed with your art too.

Maria said...

I hope you feel even better soon!

Marie-Louise said...

I did't seen the window painting before - It's great!!!!!!!
And now I cross my fingers for your healt, It's so bad when it hurts.(Neal Young is our familys favorite)

esther said...

cuidate mucho!(es casi casi una orden)

Aran said...

cuidate mucho esti!

Miss Rosenthal said...

Me alegro que ya estés un poquito mejor. No tengas prisa por volver a la carga y descansa un poco que te lo mereces
Un beso enorme

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

I hope you get better soon..:)

jimena said...

No sabía que habías pintado una vidriera, vaya trabajo y claro como no te ibas a contracturar!!! hacé mucho reposo y cuidate! besos!

Ciara said...

Oh so sorry to hear Esti. It's horrible to feel so helpless. Hope you are feeling better soon.
I didn't realise some of these pieces were embroidered! Beautiful!

Jorge said...

Es que los artistas sois como los deportistas de élite... te veo entrenando para poder dar salida a todo tu caudal creativo...

Bueno no, no te veo, jajaj...

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Esti said...

This drawing as it's posted here isn't emboidered yet, but you'll see the stitches tomorrow... I'm having so much fun with my little obsessions! :)

Veja cecilia said...

Oh, hope u feel better! The drawing is great, especially the dress.

FruensWerk said...

Super drawing Es...And that thread thing you have going on is pretty cool too...
Hope you take it easy with that shoulder...
Sadly you live so far away...I could have treated U with a nice massage...:) SO sending it off through space....instead...hihi

Alexandra Hedberg said...

yes, I do hope you'll feel better soon!

The embrodery idea is so nice. What size are you working in? How do you do it? I know that one way actually is to sew through the drawing .. and then remove the paper (a lot gets stuck though, so yo have to be patient) Maybe you can give me my answers tomorrow - together with the photo of the outcome?

aimee said...

oh, how maddening! well, you seem to be making the best of it. i'm much grouchier when stuff like this happens to me. i'm excited to see your embroidery; i hope things return to normal soon for you and for us so we can see your art.

p.s. thank goodness for anti-inflammatory medications :)

Katrina said...

feel better soon. i hope you have some time to rest, maybe reflect, and build up the strength in your hands again. much peace to you as your art-making parts heal. xoxo, k.

Esti said...

alexandra, i'm working small scale here: the drawing is 30 x 25 cm aproximately. I want to work in a bigger size, but I predict it'll be not so easy to handle, sitting in front of the tv, ha, ha... But I tend to think big anyway... The drawing is still in black ink and the only embroidered part is the red thread. The way I work is following my instinct. I just stich away as I feel. But the drawing remains as it is...

Bonbon Oiseau said...

i hope you keep getting better dy by day...must be so difficult for you...i'm sorry!
these drawings (and the butterfly it turned into!) are wonderful esti!

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