Thursday, 5 March 2009

Wounded soldier

My blogging activity has been put on hold for a few days as we had a bit of a trauma at the weekend when Ben, one of or GS's, some of you will already know him as he sometimes comes and works in the studios with me, was rushed into hospital on Saturday night with suspect appendicitis.

The pains continued through the night and consequently he had to have it removed on Sunday afternoon, poor chap.
So Nanny and Granddad took his baby brother out for a hike, and as my DD doesn't use a push chair we had to get our heads round using one of her sister's baby carriers. It was very successful as you can see, Finlay was almost asleep at this point and finally dropped off and slept all the way home, about 45 minutes walk.
Granddad's not really Mr. Grumpy, he's just not used to being in front of the camera and not behind.

Anyway, Ben's home again now and making a good recovery with the aid of a new 'all singing all dancing' TV and the loan of an X-box plus games.

As things had returned to near normal I decided it was OK for me to make my planned visit to the Prism exhibition in London today. Imagine my surprise when I was looking at a particularly poweful piece of work and I recognised a fellow blogger's name, Gina. There are some great pics of the hanging on her blog and it's well worth a look.

Unforunately I can't show you any of the pics I took because although I bought a photography permit I had to sign a form not to show them on the internet. It was a very interesting exhibition with lots of variety in the work.

Speaking of varied work, those of us on the Calendar Girl group have once again been over taxing the little grey cells this month with another inspirational image, this time supplied by Sandy

Val sent me this wonderful interpretation which is in pride of place on my pin board and catches the light beautifully when the sun shines.

This was my interpretation this month and if you want to know the thinking behind it , I've recorded it here.

I'm looking forward to picking up my blogging habits again next week and will hopefully be able to post up some creative stuff, at last. It's taken me 3 weeks just to photograph all the work and collate it for a Remote Monitoring Report.


Genie said...

Hi Sharon
glad ben is better, and you had a great day out.
look forward to seeing new work

Gina said...

Thank you for the mention Sharon. Pleased you enjoyed the exhibition. Good to hear your granson is on the mend, it must have been scary at the time.

Julie said...

I hope Ben is soon back on his feet. I'm sure he'll enjoy the x-box in the meantime!

Looking forward to catching up with your creativity.

Helen Suzanne said...

best wishes to Ben for a swift recovery and getting back to making wonderful things with Grandma

Homeleightigger said...

Gosh - that must have been a bit of a scary time - glad the little chap is home again and on the mend.
Look forward to seeing some of your creative stuff in your next posting!

Heather said...

Poor Ben - glad to know he is making a good recovery. Love the fabric postcards - the piece with the unicorn is beautiful.

Pat said...

Blow, I was at Prism on Friday, sorry I missed you. Hope Ben is soon 100 per cent.

Jacquelines blog said...

Hi Sharon, I'll hope Ben feels better soon so that the both of you can be creative again.(together I mean)

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

Best wishes to Ben Pleased to hear it was diagnosed quickly.

Look forward to seeing what you have been producing.