This August I had some MOHS minimal surgery to make repairs, to stem possible damage to my nose. The good thing was it provided me a topic for my Material Mavens challenge: GREEN. All I could think of was money and grass, but nothing personal. I usually like an emotional connection, as in a journal notation, and an edge to create a piece of art. When I hit the surgeon's office, there were GREEN SCRUBS all around with purple accessories. I was excited to finally have a topic!
I have used this excellent surgeon in the past. But before beauty there are some ghastly appearances such as swollen jowls and purple flesh. I won't show the big bandages that I crafted out of brown paper tape every morn to cover the wounds. I had neat stitches down one side and a beaded circle to heal by itself on the other. If I added the tape you couldn't see what I am illustrating. The jowls are padded, the stitches shown with bead and thread, and waves mimic my nerves. On the backside, I embroidered a hypodermic needle outline to stand for the interminable shots of lidocaine, the bubbles for one! Also, there is a clock to symbolize the 8 to 5 I was in the surgeon's office. I believe in humor to deal with most problems.