oh no!

hand injury disaster! Whilst transporting a terrarium, the glass suddenly exploded into my hand... causing a bucket of blood and 5 stitches at the ER. The accident was suspiciously painless, so hold your concern. This is just a reminder to take caution to dangers that may damage your hands, my fellow artists!


35 comments:

Molly said...

Here's hoping for a speedy recovery!

*daisy said...

yuck! here's many well wishes to your drawing hand! How did a terrarium randomly explode in your hand?? hope it heals quickly!! :)

Chloe Cumming said...

Oh Marlo! Your poor hand! I hope your nerve endings are OK. Perhaps you can learn to draw with your feet or mouth like those people with no limbs. Perhaps you could superglue markers to your nostrils.

A strangely ominous yet beautiful little tree.

Chris said...

Oh no! Get better soon!

Chris said...

Oh no! Get better soon!

Chris said...

Oh no! Get better soon!

Niki said...

The place must be haunted!

Pat McMicheal said...

Yikes...Just last year my drawing hand was torn wide open when my dog ( on a leash) pulled my hand into the screen door handle! It was about 2-3 weeks before I could grasp anything with that hand! I hope you didn't have any tendon damage!
Just for fun, try to draw with your other hand! It's freaky.

A.M.Bush said...

cute ugly tree! I hope there wasn't any poor creatures in the terranium. get well soon.

Regards,

The Anne Society

Whitney Pollett said...

Oh nooo! That sounds horrific! When was this and was there any serious injury? Also.....what was in the terrarium? Turtles!!??

Tim said...

Ouch. Hope you're back to making awesome artwork soon.

Nico said...

poor marlo!!! I'm sorry fwiend, and i hope your hand heals soon. i loooove you

Trevor Thompson said...

That sure is a tree.

- t.

J.R. Spumkin said...

Not the hand (every artist's second most appendage, depending on your gender)!

Hope you get well soon, Marlo. And great tree!

Sean Worsham said...

Sorry to hear about this. I hope you can draw again soon, I would hate to think of a world without new art from you :(.

Hans Flagon said...

going on almost a month now, I have not been using my right index finger, as I lost the tip of it and it has been healing all this time. In the meantime I have learned to write and type while just sort of leaving the sensitive digit out of the process entirely, it is still as sensitive as a toothache, and the finger has lost its flexibility and twitch muscles.

I havent really drawn in years, but am going to force myself to draw again, and write (comic book style lettering) and type, and build up a callus. Right now I am by habit using the finger about a quarter of the time at best, with conscious effort, it is slower and sensitive, and my habits have grown into my middle finger taking up the slack.

Forcing physical therapy on myself is a weird thing, but is necessary. At leas the finger is still there somewhat; no bone or nail missing just meat. Skin is back, but tight and very thin.

Its amazing how much your arm and other finger compensate, but, it is not necessarily a good thing. handwriting is still very similar, but messier.

Stranger than being in a cast or brace, which I think I have lived through as well.

Gabriel Hunt draws sometimes said...

Sorry about your drawing digit.
If you would have cut the whole finger off, your body compensates by growing a unibrow. Kinda like how blind people hear better:)

Gabertron

Dave Fontana said...

Glass is usually painless, I ran though a glass door once. Heal quickly.
Beautiful painting, nice atmosphere.

Martha said...

you should still come to our party and draw with your other hand!

Sam "quick draw" Gorrie said...

i bet that drawings gonna be worth a fortune!

Marc Deckter said...

Sad news! I hope your hand heals quickfast =]

Marlo said...

thanks for your support and stories! the stitches are still in, but it's healing fast!

Labold Brothers said...

Am i the only one that thinks this is really a drawing of a dirty dirty asshole???

ps: i can't wait to see how the molester panels turned out!

out of context
...everything about the above sounds so wrong!!!!...

shaggy said...

Damn...thats not good! I hope your hand heals up without any problems!!

David Germain said...

More artists should have their drawing hands insured. That should be one of the first benefits they get upon joining a union.
Once your hand heals, do lots and lots and lots of practice drawings. Think of it as physiotherapy. You should be back up to your own abilities in no time.

Jorge Garrido said...

Christ, Marlo! You should insure your hands for 20 billion dollars each.

They're valuable, fucking, instruments.

Mike Giblin said...

Crikey, that's extremely bad craic! Keep that rascal bandaged up Mermaid, and get well soon!

Love & Fried Owls' Faces, Mike x

Frank Macchia said...

im a little late in replying to this post. i hope its healng fast.

bah! manual labour...an artists worst emeny.

In high school I used to work in landscaping...I did a lot of machine and stone work...and id always wear heavy duty gloves to protect my hands.
meanwhile all the the other dudes had gnarled hands with mountains of callase. Theyd always make fun of my for protecting my baby smooth artists hands.

in the man time you should learn to draw with your foot...could have some interesting results.

in all seriousness though, i wish you a speedy recovery.

Niall O loughlin said...

Looks great Marlo, drop by my blog and say hello sometime, the place ain't the samw without you.

EL Gato Negro said...

wicked work just got tuned in, hope your battle wound is ok!!

Aaron said...

AHHHH! That makes my stomach wiggle. Sorry to hear about that Marlo. Get well soon.

Fulanita said...

Dude, is that a blood smear next to the tree or were you messing around with some pastels/watercolors? Whatever the case, it works!
Hope your hand is doing well!

PIPI SPÓSITO said...

QUE TE MEJORES PRONTO , AMIGA MARLO, ASI PUEDES SEGUIR HACIENDO TU ARTE !!!

Amir Avni said...

Holy Smokes, are you feeling better?

Whit said...

Of the eye/hand/brain troika needed to draw and paint, the hand is least important. The legendary animator Grim Natwick once had his entire arm pulled out of the shoulder socket and went on to animate and draw as good as ever, once it healed. This happened in a car crash in the late 1930's. As long as the eye and brain still work, you can draw or paint with anything holding your utensil of choice.