They are busy awarding Nobel Prizes this week. And I know I will never get one. Why? Because, as my doctor informed me today, the hand surgery I had a week ago was major hand surgery. And yet tomorrow I leave for the Pittsburgh Polymer Clay Guild’s retreat.
I will not be bringing any clay. I will be bringing a bottle of Jim Beam because I have stopped taking my prescription pain killers and I need some other way to console myself. I will also be taking my Delicas and working on my geometric beadwork.
I was born left handed and still do many things left handed. I am not ambidextrous. I am merely mixed up. I can bead left handed and I started doing it when the whole flare up that led to the surgery started. I recently learned that while I can’t saw a straight line in metal with my right hand, I can do it with my left. Go figure.
This is Boris rooting around in my arm sling for a treat I threw in there. I had a notion that I was going to make him a Cat Taco costume for Halloween. He told me to get that thought right out of my mind and to bring more treats.
They took out my stitches today (ouch!) and made me a thumb splint. I told them I was leaving for Pittsburgh tomorrow. “What for?” they asked. “A thumb wrestling conference,” I replied. ONLY KIDDING! I like the way the cuff bracelet dresses up the splint. But I had to take it off and replace it with the third padded strap that goes with the splint.
I am not going to Pittsburgh empty handed. This is a bronze clay ginkgo leaf pendant for the Pittsburgh Guild’s auction.
No poker chips for Left Right Center. But I have some glass cabs and ceramic components I made awhile ago. I think these will work.