Sketching Journal

I was writing in my journal and decided I needed to add a picture of how I was feeling:

Yes, my head was hurting, and the tinnitus felt like a jet engine in my ear. This was not the best day. But the sketch was therapeutic.

Today I started sketching more as I was writing.

I was inspired by these two awesome sites:  http://www.sustainablycreative.net/ (thanks Phylor for telling me about this.)  And, http://dannygregory.com/ 

Illustrated journals can be so interesting…and inspirational.  Here’s the beginning of mine:

Decided to draw what I could see.

Having a Bad Balance Day. Thankfully, the net will catch me. (today my net has been Stuart, thanks hon)

The past two days I haven’t been able to hear much at all.  The tinnitus has been better, and the headaches have been less intense…but hearing…well…not so much.

Today, I had a mini-attack.  I felt it coming.  The world was starting to move, my stomach was doing flip-flops, I had that hot feeling….I just knew things were going to start violently spinning any moment.  Stuart kept a cook head, as usual, I was a little panicked, but worked hard to stay calm.  After taking Valium, and Phenergan…plus a phenergan suppository…things calmed down.  I’m still off balance, and not trusting myself to walk without my walker.  But I didn’t throw up!!

I hope you enjoyed my illustrations.  It felt good to accomplish something, even though I couldn’t get off the couch!

 

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5 thoughts on “Sketching Journal

  1. Hi Wendy!
    I am really feeling for you these days! I sure hope you are feeling better soon and that you do find comfort in the support of your on-line friends! We know what you are going through! I pray that you will get a break soon from all this added discomfort (sorry that doesn’t even begin to describe this agony!!!) and that you do get an appointment with your doctor soon!!!!!
    Deb

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  2. Hope you’re feeling better. Any news on the new test date? I took a quick look to see if you posted anything but couldn’t find it, although I could not be not finding it.

    I don’t journal, the blog is as close as I get to it. But, looking at your first picture, I could do more of that. I’ve drawn a few pictures over the years as a way of coping, but without words. But, like with my other big plans, it’s starting it and making it a habit.

    Maureen

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    • Maureen, Just got a call yesterday, I’m now scheduled for the 22nd. And still on the cancellation list. I’m enjoying the drawing journal. Don’t know if I’ll keep it up, I have a hard time keeping things going. Hoping I will keep improving, and start feeling like a real artist again. : )

      thanks for asking. wendy

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