Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Last night I was working in my studio and I did something stupid. As a result a sheet of glass sliced right through my finger where it was stopped by the bone. The horror! I can't get that feeling of glass hitting bone out of my mind. I'm wrapped up in bandaids thanks to a certain boy who runs a wood shop and is use to these sorts of disasters. I held my hand above my heart even though the wound wasn't a snake bite. Just in case the glass had poison in it I kept myself safe. So now I have a middle finger that doesn't work well. I'm realizing just how much I use that finger and not just to tell people they are driving poorly. Next year at Thanksgiving I will first give thanks to my fingers before the long list of other things I'm thankful for. If you want to go through this with me you can wrap up your middle finger on your drawing hand and make it immobile. Or, don't do that. It's a terrible idea.
No pictures to illustrate this story because I hate when people get gross injuries and then post them and then I accidently look at them. I won't even look at my own cut.
Stay safe today.

8 comments:

Adrienne said...

are you sure you don't need stitches? I sliced my right thumb open before and ended up getting a heap of stitches. glad you're okay and Jeremy is taking good care of you.

Jennifer Hugon said...

Eeeek!!!

As a frequent wielder of an X-acto blade and having witnessed several near-severing moments of colleagues, I empathize...

Take care of your fingers, they are an important part of an artist's tool set! Feel better soon!

Michelle C. Moode said...

well that made me hurt!

lisa bebi said...

wow! thats scary.

6p0120a700cb6e970b said...

DOH! I had an incident at work last summer wherein I lost an entire fingernail. Yeah, you don't realize how important that one finger is until it's useless!

Hope that boy is taking good care of you. :0)

gina d said...

Annnnnn! just... ouch. you made the back of my knees hurt when I read that. (yeah, I don't know... some kind of weird empathy quirk when I see or hear of someone getting hurt) Heal quickly! Miss your face. :(

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

oh no! poor you!!!! :-S :'(

lisa butterworth said...

eeek! oh man, that sounds terrible! i hope looking at all those beautiful balloon photos made you feel a little better. here's to fingers!