I don’t even know where to start! With everything that’s happened in the last few months it’s been a crazy ride. Some bad things and some good things. In my last post I mentioned that my wife and I were not feeling well, unfortunately it didn’t end there. We both came down with pneumonia and were sicker than we had ever been in our lives. Our doctor said that we really should be in the hospital, but allowed us to stay at home as long as we checked back in with her regularly. Fortunately Heather’s parents, Tim and Robin, were kind enough to take us into their home (despite us coughing, hacking up phlegm all the time and generally smelling like rotting death) and help nurse us back to health. They rock!
While we were still recovering we were supposed to move to our new apartment in Grand Ledge. Since we were too sick to move anything, our friends and family volunteered to help move us. By help I mean, they went over to clean up our tissue covered apartment, pack everything up, load it onto their vehicles and move it to our new apartment, while we stayed at mom and dad’s and watched Anne of Green Gables in between hacking and coughing. Have I mentioned we have the coolest friends ever?
We’re very happy with our new place. We love being back in the country and already we can feel that this is home.
Heather’s work let go of her because she had to take time off work while being sick which is ridiculous, but the good news is we did finally get better and we are completely over it now. I had to cancel my drawing class at LCC because of a schedule conflict, but I’m hoping to sign back up this Summer.
My great-grandmother Nanna (who was an extremely talented painter) passed away. Sadly because of being sick I couldn’t be with her when she passed away, but I was able to make her funeral. I’ll tell you more about her and the life she led in a future post and post some of her artwork, but for now I will just say that she is an amazing, amazing woman.
As you can see the last few months have been pure craziness and that’s just the beginning. We’ve been so side-tracked that today is actually the first day that I unpacked and hooked my computer back up. Somehow through everything I have kept drawing. Here is some of my work from the past few months:
While trying to cheer up my sick wife I drew a sketch of myself in a breather mask and included an inside joke that only us and other Doctor Who fans would get.
After Norman Rockwell. I’ve always loved the way he would do expressions.
After Vera Brosgol.
Lots more Loomis! More than my sketch books can handle! But all you get to see is this one.
Doodles done while riding in the car. I carry my sketchbook everywhere.
And now I’m going to take a well deserved nap. Night all!