Return Of The Lurgi

27 Jan

Ooooffff! Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it does with a vengeance. Serves my own right for being complacent and thinking I was well enough to go off playing in the snow instead of nursing the rotten chest infection I had. The next day I was well and truly poleaxed and I’ve been in bed for the last 4 days. I haven’t been able to blog or draw, reading hasn’t been easy because my eyes hurt so much and my body feels like I’ve been used as a doormat by a Woolly Mammoth. I haven’t been as ill as this for 25 years and that was a rotten chest infection too.

But thanks to the marvels of the Internet, my enforced bedrest was relieved by watching art documentaries on YouTube, first some on Paleolithic cave art, which is a passion of mine and then the entire BBC series with Nigel Spivey, How Art Made The World. If you haven’t see it, believe me, it’s brilliant.

 

Deer 9

I saw some paleolithic art close up when I visited Pakistan a few years back. The bus driver stopped on a mountain road next to some rocks which were smothered with ‘petroglyphs’, pictures of animal and the occasional human carved into the rockface. I drew some into my travel sketchbook and when I came back, I carved some of them into lino and printed them up.

linoprint Karakoram Mythic Animal 2

I’ve been a bit bonkers about paleolithic art since.

16 Responses to “Return Of The Lurgi”

  1. karasartisticaladventures January 29, 2013 at 01:48 #

    Och NaWW! I thought you were getting better last time I saw you!! Aww stay in and warm and cuddle thee kitties!

    • Rosie Scribblah January 29, 2013 at 02:04 #

      I felt fine for that one day then I was absolutely poleaxed the next day. It went away then came back with a vengeance. I’m seriously thinking of getting the flu jab next year – I don’t ever want to go through something like this again 😦

  2. Poor you – I hope you are starting to feel better – will look out the programme you recommended. Like the carvings.

  3. Nancy Farmer January 28, 2013 at 11:25 #

    sorry you’re poorly… Stay in now till you get better! Take care xxx

    • Rosie Scribblah January 28, 2013 at 17:29 #

      Thanks, serves my own right for traipsing around in the snow. D’oh!

  4. allesistgut January 28, 2013 at 09:34 #

    Get well soon. Too bad it came back. But it’s very cool you let inspired you by this kind of art. 🙂

    • Rosie Scribblah January 28, 2013 at 17:30 #

      Thank you – it’s given me a chance to do some research – ooh now that might be a topic for a blog hhhmmmmmm

  5. mississhippi January 28, 2013 at 03:46 #

    Hope you are feeling better soon!

  6. Helen Cherry January 27, 2013 at 22:39 #

    Sorry to hear this Rosie.. I had it in early December and it knocked the stuffing out of me too ( and NO I’m NOT a turkey! 😉

    • Rosie Scribblah January 28, 2013 at 17:31 #

      Thank you – I know so many people who’ve had it this past few months yet I haven’t seen it in the media. They’ve been making a fuss over norovirus.

  7. africanyouthness January 27, 2013 at 21:33 #

    Ilamadean93 is totally right, you can beat it!

  8. llamadean93 January 27, 2013 at 19:52 #

    Aw sorry to hear you’re unwell! Get well soon, you can beat that awful Lurgi!

    • Rosie Scribblah January 27, 2013 at 22:21 #

      Thanks – still sniffling but I’ve learned my lesson – I’m staying in 🙂

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