Monday, May 30, 2011

Jack R. Miller Etching, Lucky Dog Man - From New Orleans, French Quarter 1979

I was at an estate sale recently, a large old house in the downtown area.  A large basement plus three floors, I would love to see who lived there.  Animal print fabrics, a lot of Chinese themed items, and some nice art work.  I fell in love with this etching by Jack R. Miller, I purchased three smaller etchings as well.  I would love to keep it, but my business would never get anywhere that way.  So I have it listed, and I am working on listing the others -Faces, Biloxi Tugger, and Shrimp Boat.  You can find this here.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ankle Doing Much Better

I'm running behind as usual, but I did go back to the doctor after two weeks, he checked the new x-ray and was surprised, he said my foot was healing and doing very well.  He wasn't going to take a new x-ray, I think he thought it was too soon, (he's the one who told me to come back in 2 or 3 weeks).  I did use Comfrey to try and encourage healing, mostly I just used the leaves, but several times I did include some root.  I do think this helped.  I used my mortar and pestle on 5-6 leaves, poured steaming water on these, let them set for a few minutes, (and sometimes I would even drink the tea from the leaves).  After draining the liquid I placed cheese cloth on a long strip of plastic wrap.  Then I managed to wrap this around my foot, placing the leaves on top, and putting my brace back on.  I would usually sleep with the wrap on so it had plenty of time to sink in.  I did this every other night or so, as it did sometimes make my foot itch a bit. 
I am still keeping it wrapped with the brace, but it is doing much better.  I go back in 4 weeks to have it checked.