6 hours ago
Sunday, January 12, 2014
So...for the past couple of months I've been getting caught up with some of my heros. Before my own surgery I watched the video (A Model for Matisse) and it was there I learned that the surgery that sidelined Matisse was similar to mine! I felt comforted by that..maybe because Matisse is so famous for never giving up and for working from his bed and his wheelchair. He didn't let a little harrowing ordeal like colon surgery stop him from creating.
Of course, no misunderstanding, I am not trying to 'align' myself with Matisse! Matisse was a genius, he had much worse problems than I do and faced a much more difficult recovery. Still, don't we feel a kinship with people because we have shared similar challenges? Yeah, Matisse..I get you even more now.
Today as I contemplated what to do I settled on something different. Something just for fun...(something I really have no idea how to do!)...a scratchboard of my 'pal'....Matisse.
P.S....thanks to all of you for the outpouring of well-wishes---I appreciate every one. You are THE BEST!
Scratchboard, Celeste Bergin 5x7, Matisse, scratched out ink on gessoboard