Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sketchbook






My dad was admitted to the hospital this past weekend and although these are not the circumstances I would have liked to draw him under, these images and this blog try to reflect the experiences in my life.

12 comments:

Nita said...

I send prayers that he will do better. I've spent those hours in a hospital room and know how much time there is to fill with drawing things you'd prefer not to.

Bill Sharp said...

Beautiful drawings. I spent quite a lot of time drawing when my wife was in the hospital. There is solace to be found in sketchbooks.

Best wishes for a quick recovery for your Dad.

Mark Ryan said...

During SketchCrawl today the subject "What was the strangest place you've ever sketched?" came up. I mentioned a series of drawings of my mother sketched during the weeks she spent in Intensive Care. It seemed a natural thing to do. I wish to echo Bill's wishes for your father's full and quick recovery.

Felicity said...

I hope your father makes a really quick and full recovery, Wil. They are beautiful sketches, I'm just sorry to hear the circumstances.

Kat said...

I wish your dad all the luck in the world! I hope he gets better soon. These are lovely drawings!

raena said...

I had wondered about the lack of posts recently. Sorry to hear about your father. Sending positive thoughts your way. Great sketches.

Wil said...

Bill, Nita,
it's so true about getting lost in a drawing. I guess the one good thing to come out of it is a chance to sketch my dad while he sleeps and stays still for most of the day. Thanks for your well wishes.

Mark, thanks. And I agree that a hospital setting is definitely one of the odder environments to sketch in.

Felicity-- Thanks so much on all counts!

Kat, Raena--
thanks for your thoughts and appreciate the positive thoughts my way.

Carolina said...

Hi Wil,
I didn't know your dad was not ok, I hope he's doing well by now. I'll keep him in my prayers until I get to know any news.
About the sketches, they are so illustrative... I think I would have done the same being in the same situation.
Best regards,
Carolina

Barbara Weeks said...

Years ago when my mother was in the hospital I did the same (though not nearly as well). It was like a form of meditation for me.
Sending thoughts and prayers your way-

Dan Kent said...

I am so sorry about what your dad is going through. Truth be told, only a few weeks ago, I sketched my father-in-law in the same setting. Congestive heart failure. I am closer to him than my own father; he has been my father-in-law for 20 plus years. It is very hard, and I feel for you. Thankfully he is now home, though we have a ways to go yet. I have been adding color periodically, but do not intend to post because family looks in, and I am not sure how they would feel about it. I haven't even shown anyone the sketch. My thoughts are with you. PS - Your sketches are excellent.

Melly Testa said...

I am sorry to hear about your father, it must be stressful. Your drawings and this site are new to me. They are gorgeous.

Nikira said...

I wish your father the best. I hope he is doing better by now. When my grandmother (she raised me) was in the same situation, the drawing I did, kept my mind sane.