Wednesday, September 3, 2008

In the eye doctor's waiting room

When on vaccation in Germany, we had to go to the eye doctor, because my husband had
this bloody red eye. It turned out that it wasn't something dangerous, only a sort of bruise
which should disappear in a few days. ('twasntme!:) Ugly but harmless. So we stopped worrying quickly.

While waiting (we waited more than 3 hours) with my impatient and worried-but-not-
showing-it husband at my side, I had time to draw this other worried man and his daughter, probably
Russian people, cause he sat there and didn't say a word and his daughter cared for all the administrative
things. I guess he probably didn't speak German.
I hope that he too has been able to stop worrying after his visit.


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16 comments:

Kim said...

Oh Gee Andrea! That is scary. I had a roommate in college who had one of those not-to-worry blood vessel ruptures in her eye! It did look terrible, but after some time all was well. I had to smile, too, because I can just imagine what was going on as you had to sit there with your husband. Let's say I don't envy you that, either.

I love these drawings as you have captured both your husband (correct, on the left?) and the man and his daughter. It is a frightening thing to be in an environment which is not only strange, but which sometimes takes the control away (at least in our own minds). You sure captured their expressions well...concern and protector!

Thanks Andrea!

Cestandrea said...

Kim:) thanks so much for your thoughts on this drawing and situation! The man on the left was not my husband (he has a ponytail, I should draw him!) but another man who waited there with his young son. But you are right, it is frightening to have or to have the impression to have taken the control away. I had that today while I had wait to do the obligatory mammographie, which always makes me sweat, and I was so thankful afterwards cause everything was ok...in fact it's exactly what you say, we don't feel in control anymore...very scary.
Thanks so much for your analyzing capacities:)

sukipoet said...

Andrea glad your husbands eye was ok. And that your mammorgraphy was ok too. These drawings are fabulous. The faces on the two. I think you had more time to do studies in depth. Do you show your dad your faces?? I remember you said he was an artist and also I think a portrait painter.

Genie said...

Glad it wasn;t Serious.
Love the drawings

Kim said...

Andrea! I am glad all was well with the mammo...I just hate going to the doctor for about anything because it never seems to fail that there has to be something evasive. While I love touch as much or more than the next person, I like to have control over it.

Is your husband's eye better now? I always worry about eyes!

Glad to know everyone is well, though, at your house!

Martine said...

Worried man are difficult but its so interesting to draw them as they show their caracter.
Yes please, draw your husband. And then maybe.................please, someday a selfportrait??????

Martine said...

Bin immer zu schnell und las erst jetzt über deine mammo. Oh bin ich froh...............................

Meg Wolff said...

Hi Andrea,
Your drawing of the Dad and daughter captures his worry and her protective stance. Nice of you to wish them the best too. Glad your husband's eye is something not to worry about.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

wonderful drawings as usual. Glad all was well but sitting there so long makes things get worse in ones mind I think. Thank goodness they took Con in right away and no one could draw me. my face was worried till.. hmm lets see.. well maybe the worry look is leaving now it has been almost two months. LOL

Cestandrea said...

Suki, thanks for the comment on the faces and Jean-Luc's eye, it is almost ok now, just a little yellowish hue left. And yes, I showed the metroportraits to my Dad and he really likes them:) But Mom and Dad always love everything I do, they always say so and did, are never critics:)

Cestandrea said...

Genie, Hi, thanks for visiting and drawing really helps when one must wait. I'm so glad to always have my sketchbook with me, also if I only doodle along:)

Cestandrea said...

Kim, yeah, you're right about touch, it is funny how one tries to impersonalite (wow I created this word which sounds horrible) the touch of the doctors, I hope THEY do too, LOL!

Cestandrea said...

Martine, hey, I absolutely have to do that self-portrait:) I hope I can put away the need to flatter myself and be honest:)

Cestandrea said...

Meg, thanks so much for visiting and for the comment on the drawings. Husband's eye is almost white now, (I mean around the brown part:) and so everything's ok. And waiting room really are good to be creative, too:)

Cestandrea said...

Cris, oh my dear, I only imagine how awfully worried you (both) must have been, and I'm so glad it is better now! What a grizzly thing that was!

Lynn said...

How well i know this sort of worry...done the eye thing...then the mamo thing...now the colon thing...think I am caught up. and my body is healthy. Glad yours is too. And DH's as well.