Today I received my trade for the Altered Cabinet Card! Hysterical that I got Miss Luna's card! Lisa said ours were Wonder Twins! LOL
Here is his back story: Virtuoso: REAL IDENTITY: Victor Virtue, mild mannered music teacher in a small Midwestern town middle school where he struggles to make music available to all children in spite of apathy and government cuts to funding of the arts in schools. On school breaks and holidays he travels the world over hobnobbing with writers, artists, musicians and has been credited with numerous muse like inspiration of those individuals.
I was in a Swap in FreakWerks SO nervous! These are major artists! But I am finally after several mock ups happy with my unconventional Super Hero!
Here were the instructions: Based on this idea by Alex Gross: http://www.alexgross.com/mixed-media/index.html Find a vintage cabinet card. These can be found at antique stores, or on eBay. Make sure it's a cabinet card, and not the smaller carte de visite, trading card size. Cabinet cards usually measure about 4¼ by 6½ inches. Please use a REAL cabinet card, and not something printed from the internetz. Alter your card to turn the figure into a super hero. These can be modelled after comic or graphic novel super heroes, or made up. Please be sure to include somewhere on the card, front or back, your name, and the name of your super hero.
For most people that know me really well, know that I have a thing for naughty nuns. So today when I was searching for more Nun photos I came across this really sweet article...she was not naughty but she sure loved! I had to share....
Well its confirmed WGB had a mini stroke... next step MRI, and one for the arteries, also he will have an ultra sound of his heart. Neuro wanted his numbers on his cholesterol...so he has to have another blood test...HUGE deal for him, he hates needles! Its a warning shot...so now the doc wants to figure out what caused it and how we can prevent another one. He suspects he has had high blood pressure for awhile now, and he had some allergies kick up last Friday and took some Sudafed...apparently that can spike your blood pressure, and the doc thinks that is what caused the mini stroke... I am hoping all is well in his veins...and we will find that out on the up coming tests...
So until WGB told his dad and step mom, and that I got his ok, I haven't said anything publicly. But I could use some good thoughts, white light, prayers, and some support. Which is why I posted this good light photo of WGB.
Last Friday when my girlfriends and I were on our way home, WGB had a minor or mini stroke. What that means is he has half of his tongue that is numb and food tastes metallic, a spot on his thigh is numb, he keeps hitting the left side of his arm especially the elbow around corners, but to look at him he looks as normal as WGB can be! Giggle
On Monday he finally went in to see his doctor, who sent him to O'Connor Hospital ER. They did a Catscan, not sure why really since it won't show anything stroke wise…he didn't want me going down to the hospital…I let that go until he told me they put him on an IV I got in my car and went anyway! Just in time since they were releasing him! GRR But I felt better going anyway!
The tech and doctor said it wouldn't have made a difference if he went on Friday or on Monday…it was minor. We followed up with his doctor on Tues…and we have been waiting for Health Net to approve the MRI/MRA … well we have an appt finally on Tuesday Afternoon for the Neuro Doctor…and I guess we have to consult with him BEFORE we can get the MRI/MRA.
The annoying thing is the doctor did not place any restrictions on him…just put him on high blood pressure meds and an aspirin a day. And he is NOT letting me forget that! Anyone that knows WGB knows just how stubborn he is, and he found out Tues what it is like to battle the Carmelita when she puts her mind to it! Suffice it to say it was a draw and he did what I asked him to do. We never fight because we know it would be to the death…so we compromise a lot with each other… that is hard part of being one half of a very stubborn pair! And since I am not a shrinking violet this can be challenging for me to find the balance of him being safe and happy with his own decisions.
Let's put it this way, I scared him twice. Once when I told him I was going to get our friend Stephen Mello to marry us while he was in the ER, and the second time was when he said we could move to Montana and his stress would go down, and I said ok, lets pack! Then he knew just how worried and scared I was! Because I wouldn't do either without being under distress!
AND I laughed so hard when I talked to him while he was in the hospital, he said, "Hey, I got some one to take photos of me for you!" He SO knows how I document everything in photos! I laughed! He even took this cool one of his IV...So I couldn't be too mad at him!