Category Archives: Omm… Occasional Manga Mania

Avastin injection

Today was the third shot out of four in the initial bid to dry up a bleeding blood vessel on my retina.  It looks like it is working and the bleed is drying up along with the blood vessel shrinking.  I don’t think it will leave much of a scar in my vision,there is just a tiny blurry bit if I shut my right eye.  With both eyes open it is in the nice area of overlap and my brain picks thge clearer image from my right eye to use.  Thank goodness  for the new antiVEGF injections. They sound nasty and painful to get in your eyeball, but before this about 30 percent of the people with PXE lost their vision through a process similiar  to wet macular degeneration.  With the injections,  there is the hope of slowing down or stopping the loss of eyesight.



Experimenting in a New Journal

I wanted to get a feel for my new journal from Useful Books on Etsy, so I did a little experimenting on the last page.  I love the way the journal is constructed, but I’ve never used the Magnani Velata paper that it is made of and I’ll need to get used to it.  I’ve been using sized Fabriano Venezia books or Aquabee’s for so long going back to unsized paper is odd.  It stood up well to watercolor without buckling and there was just the faintest ghosting on the reverse with the really heavy black marker.  Even though it felt like I was really roughing up the paper when I erased, it didn’t seem to cause any problem when I went back in with watercolor in those spots. The mad scientist rates this experiment a success!!!



I had fun printing a drawing I’d made of our travel  trailer being pulled by our ‘Shark’ of a truck and putting it into the cutout in the journal’s cover…