Friday 4 August 2017

Injury Makes the Comeback Sweeter...

Hi everyone!

First of all, apologies for being away so long.
Secondly, an explanation!

...I sat down at my computer early one morning and opened up my files... I was going to work on my book since I know it's keenly anticipated. (I receive on average 4 emails a week asking if my book is out yet. Seriously!) So... feeling a lot of self-inflicted pressure, I worked a typically long day. After 16 hours at my desk I collapsed into bed. Then next morning, blurry eyed and barely awake, I started brushing my teeth. Ruddy heck - my right arm hurt! Never experienced pain in any of my appendages before and this was pretty inconvenient so I ignored it but it got worse fast. It swelled until I literally had a Popeye forearm. Then it locked up altogether and didn't allow me to do anything. Not even hold a cup of tea - so you know it was becoming concerning to me.
A trip to the brilliant UCLA Orthopedic Center, and some x-rays and prodding later, I was told I'd given myself a nasty case of Tendinitis and was advised not to use my arm for the next "few months".

So, it's been 9 weeks now and I'm itching to get back to work. There have been positives to my hiatus, and I'll blog about that silver lining soon.

Above is a silly little sketch I did yesterday to test my arm out. (See me sketching it here). It was meant to be me complaining about my arm, but it came out rather more flattering than intended. For those that don't know what I look like, my hair is a tad more like orange cotton candy and face leans more towards Disney villain than Disney princess! Anyway - you get the idea.

I'm back and here's the upcoming news...

I'll unveil my new witch tomorrow!

Sneak peek here

New videos will be uploaded to the YouTube channel soon... (honestly)...

Orders are still being dispatched (shop has remained open here) but commissions are not open yet. Feel free to email me about this.

Book is 9 weeks delayed. Seriously sorry about that, but there it is. As always, feel free to email me or get me at the Facebook page with any questions. :)

Have a great Friday night everybody!


Drora's minimundo said...

Dear Caroline,
What a shame about your arm and what a nasty situation for you to keep you away from work. I wish you a quick recovery soon but take it easy and do not overwork yourself.
The drawing is very cute!!!
Hugs, Drora

Bonnie Irvine said...

So happy to hear that your arm is feeling better. I missed your posts and videos but am so glad that you took the time to let your body heal. It's funny how our bodies will make us pay attention when we've been forgetting to. This witch is fabulous and she is reminding you not to can tell by her expression that she's going to keep an eye on you...LOL

patodat said...

As always I marvel at your amazing talent.
I also realize that your God-given talent is supplemented by an uncanny imagination and personal drive and determination that has resulted in your fantastic art and business success. Thank you for sharing your creations with us. I know you hear much praise, but as one who dabbles in clay, I am truly awestruck by your creations, your clay "children."


elizabeth s said...

OUCH is right!
I once tore my rotator cuff and couldn't lift my arm, hold anything, or find a comfortable way to sleep without aggravating the pain, so I kinda know what you've been experiencing. :((
Continue to let your arm heal for as long as you are able because there is no better cure for it than rest!

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