Sunday, February 8, 2009

Can you see what I see?

2-8-09 Sabbatical brain
Keeping it short today.
People are asking how my eyes are doing since my surgery a few weeks ago. Other people are asking me to share more of my artwork on my blog. So today I’ll shoot for two birds with one stone. Also note I posted a slide show of some artwork on the right side panel.

My eyes are doing very well! I drove to Iowa City for work this last week and it was incredible what I could see. I swear I could see for at least 5 miles into the horizon and the Iowa fields with snow drifts where so beautiful. So much so I found myself being distracted often from keeping my eyes on the road ahead of me. At one point I tested to see how far I could see ahead by spotting an overpass bridge down the Interest and by looking at the mile marks as I passed them, that bridge was 3 miles up the road when I had spotted it. I think I have never seen distant this well before in my entire life. I probably needed glasses at birth, but didn’t get them until 4th or 5th grade. Of course there is a trade off in the fact that I now have to wear reading glasses to see objects that are close up. Over the last few years, I was getting to that point anyway, and I was in need of bifocals. So I believe I’m happy with the results of at least having improved my distant vision. No more thick lens.

PS: This picture above was a pastel painting I did about 10 years ago, it was my first experience painting snow- I call it “Purple Drifts”.


  1. I can't wait to see you with your new eyes! I'm so happy for you! And your artwork is awesome - thanks :)

  2. Like your slide show, your pic of your eye and the old black and white pic back in the day. Back in the day, you looked very good in long hair. Those were the days may know the rest.
    Chronic illness like constructive feedback is a gift, a chance to reflect and tweak/fix whatever is wrong or ailing you. You do a great job at it. Just don't over correct and/or over think it.

  3. OVER thinking is a habit of mine for sure!