I got a letter from my health insurance company saying they aren’t going to pay for something my doctor wanted done. I don’t really understand what it is except that I think it’s already been done. Its some sort of scan that he wanted done 3-D instead of 2-D – from what I understand. I could be wrong. I’m going to have to fight it because I can’t afford to pay for it. My insurance company also declined to cover something that I’ve been on for a while that helps with my neuropathy. It’s a compounded cream that I put on my neck and arm and it really helps with the numbness, loss of feeling, and not being able to carry or hold things with my right hand. I also draw and paint with that hand and it has helped me to be able to continue to do so. I don’t know why they refuse to cover it but I think I’m going to have to fight that too. The replacement they sent helps with pain but not neuropathy. I was originally put on this topical lotion (cream, whatever) specifically for the neuropathy. If the insurance company is going to just stop paying for things I need done what good will it be to have it and pay for it? So frustrating.
On a more positive note, do you remember when you were a kid and got new school supplies?
Chuck and I were at Walmart the other day and I stopped at the crayon and colored pencil row. I just got an urge to smell the crayons and reminisce. So I bought a box of metallic crayons and a box of colored pencils. Then I brought them home and played with them. First I did an eye. Eyes are my favorite thing to draw.
Then I drew Corey and Minion, crayons.
Then I drew a girl, crayons. When I don't look at someone
when I'm drawing or painting it's less realistic or more
cartoon-y to me.
When I was somewhere between 9 to 11 years old, my grandmother was in the hospital.
We had to do a lot of waiting at the hospital. My mom gave me some paper, a pencil and pen, and I found a sale booklet of wigs. The pictures were of ladies faces with the different wig styles or hair styles. That was when I taught myself to draw faces and hair. I went through the booklet and drew everyone of them. It was actually a very good way to learn because the more you draw or paint the better you get. I do wish I’d kept some of the pictures just to compare. This is what it sort of looked like. It must have had at least 25 or more pictures and I drew them all.