For 3 yrs I've been dealing with the development of cataracts--I've been losing visual acuity, colours are changing, I've been seeing multiples of any bright light. It's been frustrating and frightening. And then March 11, 2019, I had the first of my cataract surgeries and suddenly I can see clearly--saturation of colour and the details of textures have returned to me. I started this sketchbook in Dec 2018--removed the staples, painted with watercolours on half the pages and drew with India ink on the rest and rebound the pages. I added some coloured marker to pages 4, 5, 7 but then stopped, not satisfied with the outcome. Then after my eye surgery, I picked up where I left off but decided to add colour and texture with embroidery thread. This proved challenging with monovosion which made fine detail work exceedingly difficult but the brightness and shine of the thread brought a new dimension and playfulness to the work. And now that the amber veil created by the cataract is gone, reintroducing markers and paint pens has brought a new intensity. Finally I am once again eager to experiment with colour, line and texture...and so very relieved to no longer see three moons in the night sky.
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