Once upon a time I really enjoyed the #100PeopleInAWeek challenge so it just seemed natural to say that I was up for the challenge this year. To be completely honest, I don’t know what I was thinking as I’m struggling to draw anything right now and am grateful for the occasional day when arthritis takes a break and I can hold a pen.
When April 8th rolled around, we citizens of Quebec were blessed with a raging blizzard. Such storms raise havoc with my arthritis, but I gave people drawing an effort. I got a few drawn but I just couldn’t concentrate because my hand hurt so much. Seems after 10-15 minutes the pain increases. So I had to stop.
So…after day one I was 11 people behind schedule. The next morning we were facing blizzard conditions again and the barometric pressures were bouncing up and down. I was supposed to sketch with friends and so I went to the rendevous, though I was having difficulty walking and my left hand (the important one) was throbbing. We were drawing windows in the mall and I got halfway through a shaky drawing before I gave up in frustration. And today…I can hardly hold my pen. So… on day three I’m 41 people behind. I’m a slow learner but even I have figured out that attempting this challenge, this year, is a fool’s errand. Next year.