Saturday, April 28, 2007

EDM Challenge #116: Draw Something Green

I think this is the only drawing I'm gonna get done this week. I really wanted to draw something NICE that is green....like green leaves, green pots, green outside. But I've had a bad cold all week and just haven't had any energy. So, tonight I drew my collection of medicines and lame green lettering! I did it in my sketchbook with Micron pen and Crayola colored markers.

I've been drinking cherry cold syrup, dissolving Airborne tablets, swallowing decongestants day and night. I don't know if it's just an Oregon thing or not, but the GOOD decongestants have been banned from over-the-counter sale because meth lab people steal them and use them to make illegal drugs with. The new stuff just doesn't work as well. I found a few of the old ones in my bathroom drawers tonight, so they will last for a couple of days. I called the pharmacist and found out I now need a prescription in order to get the old "Sudafed" with pseudoephedrine.

I took one day off from work this week and but went in for the other four. All winter I have successfully avoided all colds and flu. I work with college students and they bring everything into our office, cough all over, touch things with their germy hands. My husband also works in a college and he has been sick with the same thing. We each have our own stash of syrups, cough drops, and pills.

sniff and hack,
Emma Pod

18 comments:

aPugsLife-laserone said...

Hahahah, I think that's great, to draw what must be! So sorry you are sick w/ a cold, but what better way to make the best of it than to draw what's most related to your week? :)

Yes, here in florida that good decongestant is behind the counter. You don't need a prescription, you can still get it, but you have to ask the pharmacist for it and sign for it and they ask for your driver's license. It's a pain, but you can get it without your doctor. (D*mn druggies!) Maybe it's the same there?

Get better soon! :)

Sarah said...

This made me smile too - with some sympathy though. This is a lovely painting - it has life and vitality- particularly impressive as you were ill when you did it!

Get well soon

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Sorry you're feeling unwell but look on the bright side you got a great drawing out of it! Really enjoyed this visit to your blog. Hope your better soon.

Lin said...

IT seems colds these days are so darn resistent -- itwouldn't matter if we inhaled TNT .. they just seem to linger... I hope you're feeling better now -- your sketch is wonderful nonetheless ...but it really is hard to enjoy the journey when your head is all clogged... hope you're better by now!

shirley said...

Emma,
Great sketch! I have a few similar daily sketches in my sketchbook - seems like a common theme when you feel yuch! Feel better fast!

SCquiltaddict said...

Dont you hate drawing a collection of medicine when you really want to draw anything else...it looks SOOOO great though especially for a sick person who doesnt feel well...hey scratch that it looks good for anyone to have drawn...you really did an awesome job...and its a great interpretation of the word green..

Spring colds are the worse...going around here too ...dh has one...get well soon......

Deborah said...

Sorry to hear of your bad cold but it did make for an interesting compostion. Great job on this drawing. I recognized all of your bottles. Feel better soon.

Emma Pod said...

Thanks for your comments and commiseration everyone! I thought I would get through the season unscathed, but....no. At least it's a bit sunny today, so I'll take the dog out for a walk. My head feels like styrofoam.

phthaloblu said...

Mary, so sorry to hear you are sick. But, the fact that you drew all your medicine bottles is just hysterical! Great drawing!

martín said...

This is very good too. Do hope you get better soon. Best wishes.

caseytoussaint said...

I really hope you feel better soon, Mary - in the meantime, that's an excellent sketch. I admire you for drawing even though you feel terrible.

Africantapestry said...

What wonderful sketch you did while feeling awful...! I hope you feel better soon... alot of vit. C's!!
Ronell

Teri C said...

I love all your 'make me feel better' aids. Great compostion and painting.

wagonized said...

Sniff and hack!! It's my turn to be sick... I love this illustration!

Carole said...

Well done for drawing even when you feel rotten! Good idea to do the medicines - good drawings too.

I'm also very impressed with your shopping trolley - you've got all those difficult lines and angles just right.

platitudinal said...

Oh, Emma, I'm so sorry that you're sick. I hope you feel better soon!

*Goodness, that's a lot of medicine! Must be real potent flu bugs!!!

Robyn said...

You've made all these drugs look very desirable, Emma! I do hope you are feeling better - it certainly hasn't stinted your sketching ability.

janey said...

Poor thing, I have allergies and sniffle all year. No hacking though. And you should draw your kleenex. That would look good in a nice greenbox.