I went to the hand doctor today and the good news is that I don’t have to use the splint anymore. Hooray! It actually started to feel stronger last week and so I tried to do a little bit more of this and that without stressing it too much. For the next month am I supposed to gently increase the amount of things I do with it, still being careful not to over do it or torque it. My inner klutz is going to have to be very careful not to become an outer klutz for a while. There is no scheduled physical therapy so he must have been happy with the range of motion I have at this stage. I can feel it improving even since my appointment. And to be able to wash my hand now…. It feels like a minor luxury.
I did manage to do a couple more little watercolors over the weekend. I rather like the giraffe. It has a nice sense of movement and color and I don’t think I would change much at this point. He looks as if he is thinking about something to me. I may look through my pictures for another one. He was on the fun side to do.
The turkey, on the other hand, is only okay to my eyes. He looks a little too much on the buzzardy side with his reddish head. I am going to keep a lookout this spring for the toms around here and see if I can manage to photograph a male displaying. I saw them several times shortly after we moved in but of course forgot about my camera.