My Dad went into the hospital last Wednesday the 26 having a series of siezures, and it has been a long difficult week shuttling back and forth between Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, living out of the hospital hospitality hotel and averaging about 2-3 hours of sleep a day. Thank goodness for the help of my siblings who have been pitching in and working in shifts, so each of us can catch up with work for a couple hours a day. Still not out of the woods, but I’m taking a short respite today (Thursday) working at my home and getting a full night’s sleep, after which, I’ll be back at the hospital for the weekend. Dad’s only semi-lucid and cognizant at this point, but showing signs of improvement every day. More than likely he will be spending some time in a rehab facility once the hospital stay is deemed complete.
In the meantime, life and work marches on. The ‘Blown Covers’ contest is currently in the process of presenting the monthly winners of the ‘Halloween’ contest, and below is my entry for this particular theme (included among the ‘slush pile’, which was presented at the beginning of the contest this month due to popular demand). Mine was an attempt to comment on how the Xmas season seems to be encroaching earlier and earlier on the holiday season. This sketch was completed about 2 and a half weeks ago.
Also this week, I’ve been working on more illustrations for the ‘investment book’ (all of which have been kept under wraps for the time being, on request from the author), plus wrapping up the museum figures project, and below, is a rush assignment for Barrons on voting influence.
Currently working on another WSJ assignment, which I’ll post later, plus several sketches for upcoming projects that I need to catch up on. Found a little time later in the day to resume with my ‘facebook faces’ self imposed project. This one is of Paul, another of the local singer/songwriters I met through a local songwriter group.