Thursday, June 14

Scary Footwear Alert!




Don’t make a visit to a UK hospital or a pair of these may happen to you!

I put this blog and other online activities on hold lately in order to spend more time in the real world – yesterday the real world bit back and I found myself the A&E department wearing terrible footwear.

What have I been up to? – this year I have been in thrall to acid and ink and rubbing and rolling and all the things associated with the art of making an impression in the printmaking studio.

Printing presses are tanklike heavy and yesterday I felt the full weight of a metal press bed as it slid off it’s tracks and hit my foot on it’s way to the floor.

You know how when you trap a finger or bang your head on the doorway there’s a loud crack, a yelp, hot cursing but no real damage?

This event had the silence of something very serious, the impact knocked all feeling out of me, I stared at my boot and then slowly took it off, wondering dreamily if blood would gush and loose toes roll around on the floor.

By some miracle that bed bounced between my bones, I'm not crippled but do I need to rest up for a couple of days, so I’m confined to the sofa and a chance to catch up with the online world.

22 comments:

  1. Tsk. This is what happens when you leave the compound...
    Hope you are back on your feet very soon... and out of the strange boot type item that from this angle, looks strangely like some kind of Alessi kitchen product...
    Sxx

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  2. I can live with this as long as you're not wearing Crocs.

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  3. I hope they dispensed some fun drugs with the footwear!

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  4. YIKES!!! i found even scarier slippers on fb. i'll send them to you there! *L* glad you're OK, sugar! xoxoxoxox

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  5. I'm glad you still have a foot to put that slipper on! Yikes!

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  6. Scarls - Wow I thought it looked like something form the 'Always' brochure. xx

    MJ - I thought you campainged against ALL bad footwear

    lx - no drugs - our hospitals are right out of money, I was only given one slipper!

    Sav - Thank you - I am now having nightmares xx

    Wow - funny how we find the good in things

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    1. 'Tis true that I campaign against ALL bad footwear but considering your condition, I'm making a rare exception.

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  7. Arghh! The coracle boot!

    Do you have to give the slipper back when your foot's healed?

    Rest well.

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    1. That's what I wondered too... xx

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  8. The result of a bad acid trip?

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  9. I'm sorry about your accident...not the nicest way to celebrate creativity.
    That boot looks sinister.

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  10. Mommy was always talking about "sensible shoes". Looks like you've found 'em.

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  11. Definitely an after-effect a bad acid trip.

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  12. Dinahmow - the coracle boot has become a bath toy for my nephew.

    Louciao - the bruises look like a bad acid trip certainly

    Mme Fly - I thought it looked sinister too, it certainly cut short my dancing.

    Bill - they aren't very sensible mainly because they are child sized and very uncomfortable.

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  13. Splendid! The coracle teams wonderfully with "pants."

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  14. Yikes! But bloody well done on your show; photos please, X

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  15. Hey you! I want to see some of those prints ASAP. Where can that be done? (Assume a person who can only travel over the internet). I assume that A&E does not stand for Arts & Entertainment over on your side of the pond. I am sorry about your poor foot. I am assuming they let you keep that... whatever it is. Perhaps a teacup sized pet is in order. It would make a nice bed for one such.

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  16. I am sure it works a treat with the standard NHS nighty. Maybe you can use it as a teapot warmer later?

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  17. I hope you are feeling better, AND wearing better shoes? *grins*

    I hope you can show us samples of your work. I'm curious about your art. =)

    Kane

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  18. Haha, yes, they must not produce such a harmful footwear.

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  19. Dinah, and he's so good at accessorizing.

    Eryl, maybe later

    Kim, thanks for sympathy, I'd not inflict the garment on any poor creature though.

    Metmum, eeuuw! on both counts

    Kane, thank you sweetheart!

    JSYK - hello, Crocs are definitely not allowed here

    1suertesav1 - hello to you too

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