Monday 12 December 2022

Catching up

Seasons greetings to all readers. Stay warm!

I have been playing with several text to image AI software apps to produce some personal imagery.

Coupled with this I have produced a series of pdf’s to show how designs can be illustrated for stimulus to making. They have been uploaded to World of Woodturners site for members to use or comment. 

I might produce an e-book later to download from my website.

In the meantime I have used one image from my play period to produce another ‘abstract’ bowl form.

I have modified the image then converted it to a relief for CNC cutting”. The result will appear in the next edition of the Wood Symphony Book out sometime in the New Year. I have also used it as seasonal swap piece on the WOW site and is now in its new home in the US.

Sunday 28 August 2022

Work in progress

 After long break, some work in progress, more to come

Saturday 14 May 2022

More treatment

This coming week I have the excitement of laser treatment on my left eye. Blood vessels have been growing so need zapping to burst them. Unfortunate consequence may be loss of some peripheral vision. All more or less clear on endoscopy and colonoscopy but no answers yet on iron deficiency anaemia. Had an iron infusion to see if that helps.

Wednesday 11 May 2022

New kit

 After a long wait caused by the shutdown in China my new 3d scanner has arrived. Looking forward to seeing the results.

Sunday 3 April 2022

Busy month ahead

 Finished radiotherapy on Wednesday, now on fast track referral for suspected upper GI cancer. Nephrology appointment this week. Eye appointment at the end of the month to see how much improvement has occurred since injections last month and decision about further treatment.

Difficult to concentrate on creative work at present. Hope to do image for new Parkinson’s exhibition soon.

Saturday 26 March 2022

What next?

Completed the course of three injections in my eye and so far have about 60% of vision back in my left eye. Now waiting a month for next appointment with various scans etc. to find out what the next steps might be. Injections cost £800+ each time!

Three more radiotherapy sessions to go next week for completion of prostrate cancer treatment. 

Next is investigation into iron deficiency anaemia and potential internal bleed.

Difficult to envisage what else might go wrong!

Needless to say I have not been making lately but hope to get back to it soon.

Thursday 20 January 2022

I to eye

Until you have eyesight issues it is possibly impossible to understand just how we rely on clear vision.

Hospital today to begin a course of treatment to try to improve the sight in my left eye after a central optical vein occlusion (blood clot). Today I have an injection into my eye.  Sounds like fun. 

Next week I have the prelims for radiotherapy for prostate cancer.  Getting old can be a challenge!

Tuesday 11 January 2022