Because I have been doing lots of physical/manual labour, both my hands have been sore and numb (RSI, trigger finger, etc...) which means they are overused. I then tend to drop things and also forget how weakened they are. Yesterday, while in class, I was trying to unwrap a large bag of Feeneys red raku (12.5 kg / 27.5 lbs). As I was "giving birth" to the lump of clay, it rolled awkwardly unto itself and was heading for the floor. Me, in my brilliant mind, thought I could stop this heavy mass from rolling off by bracing it back with my left hand... There was a problem... The human thumb does NOT bend that way (at least, not that far!) Result... I ended up leaving school to go to the doc and get an x-ray. Luckily, nothing was broken or dislocated, but I am stuck with a badly sprained left thumb! I was sent home with some heavy codeine painkillers and told to ice it and bandage it. Just dandy!!! I still have loads to do before the end of the year... I didn't need this crap. :(
I did successfully finish this little guy before the accident (thank goodness!) I had a chat with my teacher before leaving... I was worried I wouldn't be able to finish the assignments and fail the whole semester (still had clay sculpture to do). He reassured me that it wouldn't be the case. I am so annoyed for causing myself such a dumb injury!
|Styrofoam, textured paste with river sand and acrylic paints|