Saturday, July 08, 2006

Walk Seventy-five – Sports injury

spike
I did one drawing – which was rubbish, then I did a sort of repeat pattern using leaves as masks, which was also rubbish, and then the gods intervened and said ‘let’s find her something worth drawing!’ and this is what happened. This was some sort of spike that seemed to be part of the bridge and I ended up flat on my face with grazes on palms and elbows. I’m not going to bother with a map as I want to soak that foot instead of sitting in front of the computer. But if you want to see where it happened look at walk twenty-five in the May archive.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello ' Just found youre web place and love youre drawings and comments. Would love to join the walk a mile but cant do this until I have my operation on my legs so I can walk. But untill then I'll join you any way. I dont know how to sign up but my name is Linda I live in the states. Just styarted my journey of Art and drawing and love it although theres days where I cant draw a straight line. I wonder why?
Any ways nice to meet you. Love youre walks and drawings will check in often.
Linda

10:18 pm  
Blogger Penny said...

Ouch Julie, that looks nasty. But a great depiction of your foot!

12:25 am  
Blogger Hashi said...

Sorry you had to suffer for your art!

12:36 am  
Blogger Lindsay said...

one can almost imagine how horrible this would have been had you been jogging! Who knew walking could be so damaging to your health! Hope you heal soon! Now we'll have to call you the walking warrior!! Great drawing (even if it makes me wince!)

2:15 am  
Blogger Susan Borgas said...

Ohhhh I sure did wince as soon as the image came into view. Not the best way to come up with an idea to draw….hope your foot is feeling much better!

2:32 am  
Blogger Tami said...

OUCH!!!! OMG, Julie, this looks like it hurt! Great drawing, artists are a strange lot, drawing the wound after the accident.

4:58 am  
Blogger Alison said...

I was just thinking yesterday that any sort of exercise is quite likely to result in injury and its benefits are just talked up by people who stand to profit such as fitness trainers and physiotherapists. Much safer to sit on the sofa - but I am nearly back into a pair of jeans from 14 years ago so there are some benefits - mostly of course the pleasure of being out and feeling physically challenged. I hope it heals soon - great drawing.

5:24 am  
Anonymous Bonny said...

Oh Julie, what a bad thing to happen to you! Please get it looked at, if it was a spike or even a nail.. it's possible you may need a tetanus shot. Get your doctor to check it out, just in case.
Great painting, though.

Hope you heal soon...but DO get it checked!!!

7:33 am  
Blogger Felicity said...

That looks horribly painful, hope you got it checked for infection. Guess it adds even more variety to your walk series :(!

6:39 pm  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thank you all for your good wishes. I am up to date on my tetanus shot. It's sore but I can walk with my thickly cushioned trainers on so one-miling is still on!

7:39 pm  

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