Thursday, February 19, 2009

Doctor's rooms

Sitting with my daughter in the doctor's waiting room, I sketched surreptitiously - as I wrote on the page, the head with the hat isn't real, it's a painted bust on the counter. Not a very South African scene - this must be typical of anywhere in the world - but a necessary part of life, to those of us lucky enough to have good medical facilities and care.
My daughter had sudden extreme vertigo, for which we had to go off to a specialist, who tossed her head around to dislodge a crystal that had wandered into the wrong bit of ear bone loops. A couple of days later, she was fine!

14 comments:

Mikes blog said...

Excellent drawing, it says everything you want to say and more!

Vivienne said...

It could, indeed, be anywhere. I've heard of waiting rooms that have knitting squares that anyone can pick up and add to. Was that from you? I'm glad the patient is better... that sort of giddiness is not nice.Super sketch by the way XX

Helen Percy Lystra said...

I do so love your sketches...

Dave King said...

Excellent draughtsmanship.

Teresa said...

I love the overall warm look of this piece. A super job. Glad your daughter is okay!

Carol Feldman said...

Cathy, I cannot tell you how much I am enjoying your Urban Sketch things. I was here yesterday to tell you so and got distracted by that incredible wilted hibiscus, and then forgot to comment on that, too! Anyway - well done!!

I wish you were coming to the Reid workshop, also. I don't anyone who is going to be there.

Gillian said...

Glad to hear the daughter is okay.
I've had odd dizzy spells now & then, very weird. SO now I'll assume mine was a crystal lodging somewhere in my inner ear too! These are lovely sketches, as always - love the hibiscus ones too. We have one that has bloomed in our back garden already. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to BFG!!

Cathy Gatland said...

Thanks everybody for your comments - my computer 'fell over' after I'd posted this, and it was great to get back to all of this feedback.
Viv - no, it wasn't me, but what a good idea (if you aren't busy sketching that is)!

Carol - you're sure to meet some nice new artist friends at the workshop - enjoy!

Gin - BFG says Thanks!

Art with Liz said...

Oh Cathy this is just such an amazing slice of life sketch. Love your work. I can't keep up with you guys so must also say that your hibiscus is stunning, both of them.

(Isn't cricket great!)

Laureline said...

Cathy, this is just so charming---I wish I could think of a less hackneyed word. In your recent documentary sketches your vibrant engagement with your own life really comes through loud and clear. This sketch is a perfect example of your careful observations and your wonderful drawing skills.

ZooMan55 said...

I just love your work. Feel like I discovered a whole new way to see. Thank you.

bodiley said...

I like all your drawings

Cathy Gatland said...

Thanks Liz - I can't keep up either! And with the Aussies here things are going to slow down a lot!

Laura, you must know you are to me an icon of sketching, drawing, painting brilliance, so I value that so much.

Zooman, thank YOU - its great to know that I sometimes inspire, as I am so often inspired by others

And Bodiley, as you know, I like yours too!

david santos said...

Fantastic posting!!!! Brilliant!!!
Thanks for your work. Congratulations!!!!!