Friday, March 27, 2009

"Really Wired..."


...all over my chest with sticky pads...electrodes attached...
...a gown "open to the front"...
waiting for my cardio stress echo to begin...
each resting heartbeat monitored
while
juggling my illustration watercolor journal in my lap,
...lines being drawn all funky and askew
with a pen running out of ink.
The sketch was made "lead free"...drawn in under 10 minutes...
and with no real pressure...right?! :)
It was then
painted at home..."barefoot, braless and blissful"...
with my BP back to normal...
on a gorgeous, but windy, sunny Arizona day
while
watching the NCAA "Sweet Sixteen" Basketball coverage on TV
broadcasted from the Cardinal's Stadium
in Glendale Arizona.
Last, of course,
the image had to be "digitally" flipped here...
just to go along with the theme of my totally high tech digital exam...
and...
"just because" it's fun...(the exam...not so much!)

"The goal of life is to make your heartbeat
match the beat of the universe,
to match your nature with Nature."
~
Joseph Campbell

"Mission accomplished...in a heartbeat!"
~Me :)

16 comments:

Lost in wonder said...

painted at home..."barefoot, braless and blissful"...

hahahahaha! lovely :)

winna said...

I love this page--and marvel at your 'getting it raw'...I will never forget taking classes at Scottsdale Art School...how beautiful it was there in February---there was a street loaded with galleries---one shop was devoted to red hot peppers and one had a pet pig out on the walk....your mind must be stimulated with this arty city!

marianne said...

Glad you are ok!
That you can create under such circumstances!!!!

Take care and keep that BP okay!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I hope they find that you are alright. I couldn't sketch during my tests yesterday. Stand this way, lean in, turn toward me, they were too quick.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Hey, what have I missed whilst being away from the blog world of late?? Trust all is now well. Do I take it you also suffer from high blood pressure - mine started last year when I collapsed in a restaurant!! after I had eaten I might add. Take tablets every day now. Love the fact you could get your head round sketching whilst being monitored. Love the buddha of an earlier post.

The Gypsy said...

Hope you're OK! It's the rush of creativity running in your viens
:-)
Love your spirit

RHCarpenter said...

I do hope the tests come back with positive results (or negative results, depending if you are thinking about what you want or what the medical establishment calls the good stuff = negative results!). I've done the stress test on the treadmill - no way I could do anything but hold on, walk fast, and then quick lie down on my left side for the sonogram. Not fun but not too stressful, either. It seems so many of us artistic folks have heart issues - maybe like the Gypsy said - it's the rush of creativity running through our veins!
Again, hope you are better! And you amaze me even trying to do this while going through a test.

Teri C said...

You took the stress out of a stressful situation with these. Is everything okay?

RHCarpenter said...

Margaret, if you get a chance, I hope you pop over to my blog to see the little surprise for you :)

Angela said...

Well that is weird!
...Oh - you said wired!

Glad you're doing ok. And I love the Joseph Campbell quote!

Margaret Ann said...

Thanks everyone for your comments and lovely thoughts...It was quite an interesting situation...and mind you the drawing was done before the exertion was put forth! :)

All is well...the test just part of a routine yearly physical ...I suppose that, like many, I would rather draw than exercise...I must make time for both!...Drats!! LOL :)

studio lolo said...

That is one of my least favorite medical tests! I hate being pushed to the brink of collapse, damn them. And those sticky circles leave marks for days :P

Glad you're okay. I can't believe where your sketchbook ends up sometimes!

XX

purplepaint said...

Once again you amaze me with an awesome sketch of somthing run of the (tread)mill. Sorry, couldn't resist the pun. Glad everything is okay. Marva

Sandy said...

EDM at its finest, tuned in and obserbant, comical and the right attitude to enjoy the journey - What a winner - you and the sketch.

3rdEyeMuse said...

BOTH quotes are PERFECTION!

Serena said...

Wonderful sketch and I'm glad to hear it was just a routine test, Margaret ~