Tuesday, April 26, 2011

day 4: Tuesday 8:30pm

did nothing but watch Bob Ross, Mr.Bill and and some chick painting birds on Youtube while laying in bed.... yeah...... lazy...drugged up..day...... swelling has gone down, but bruises are still apparent...

Food I ate today: 1 fruit smoothie, 1sliced hard boiled egg, soft,itty, bitty bites of chicken with Alfredo sauce and spiral noodles, (first real solid food)but it hurt my jaw BAD to chew so back to drinking my food and 1 starbucks frappuccino

Monday, April 25, 2011

day 3: Monday: 10am

feeling bleh, I want to get up and paint but my jaw hurts every time I move my head, woke up at 3am to get a new ice pack and take some pain killer.

Went back to sleep most of the day,since the medication makes me drowsy, woke up feeling alright and itching to paint! So, I walked out to my studio and painted for about a half hour!

food I ate today: 3 fruit smoothies, 2 sliced hard boiled egg, bowl of split pea soup for dinner, thin sliced hot dog in soup. 1 starbucks frappuccino

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Day two: after Surgery (Easter)

Some swelling and bruising still,it seems like the bruising "moves around" depending on how I sleep the night before and how much ice I put on it.When I use the ice it seems to go away then comes back... jaw feels really tight and aches today.....

the mister hid some eggs in the yard for the kids.....Happy Easter!

food I ate today: 2,fruit smoothies, sliced boiled egg, sucked on a hollow chocolate bunny until it melted in my mouth (heaven) bowl of split pea soup for dinner

Saturday, April 23, 2011

day after surgery: 8:04 am

Didn't sleep very well last night, woke up multiple times from the pain, kept putting ice packs on it and taking ibuprofen and Arnica jell for the swelling, but I woke up and my face is huge and bruised! Hurts pretty bad today!

I took this picture before I went to bed last night about 12am, it just started bruising...

Here it is at 9:56 am today!

Friday, April 22, 2011

day of Surgery

Day of Surgery.

I got my Jaw surgery done at 10:30 am today, feeling okay right now, I got home about noon,had he spins pretty bad, went to sleep and now it 5:22pm. Jaw hurts really bad and is swollen although you can't really tell, looks like a chipmunk cheek and a marble where the incisions are. I had a smoothie and a sliced hard boiled egg, I can definitely open my mouth more than before, although it's making a squishy,crackling sound when I open it.

Here's the pictures for you entertainment, please don't post anywhere else. Thanks!

View from surgeons office. (Downtown Seattle)

The chair!

Me getting gassed! ;)

okay! out of surgery and trying to talk already.... really drugged up and wearing a "head Bra" full of ice.....looking gorgeous!


in bed ready to sleep..... lights out for me!

after a good 5hour nap, here is the incision marks.....looks like a vampire bite!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Day before surgery:

Friday (tomorrow) I go in for my Jaw Surgery.... I just prepared about 40 lbs of fresh fruit, it made about 30 (single serving) sandwich bags of smoothie mix, 30 bags=7 days at roughly 4 smoothies a day,took 2hrs to wash,chop and make them all, oh, and I added oats to them! Yum! today is the last day that I can eat solid food,unless I'm miraculously healed after the surgery......but I'll be on a liquid diet......

Align Center
Lets see how much weight I will lose.....

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I seem to be into Orcas lately! They're here in the Puget Sound and I'm hoping this year I'll get to see them in person!

"Seattle Orca Pod"
Spray Paint and Acrylic on 20x20 Canvas
available here

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Process/Working on a skate deck for an upcoming show! more info TBA!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I've been working on some paintings called the "Orient Series" this is the first finished!
Let me know what you think!

spray paint,acrylic and ink on canvas

Monday, April 11, 2011

GOOD vs BAD News

I have Good and Bad news..

Bad: I'm getting jaw surgery..on April 22nd.... for dislocation of the articular disc on the right side....(my jaw joint is basically stuck on the right side and isn't moving)

Good news: the Surgeon was really nice and is only charging me about $900!

So... I need to sell $900 in paintings really quick because I have to get it done in the next week or two!

So... if your itching to spend some money check out my website at http://urbansoule.com

or you can just get a Urban Soule Gift Certificate to use anytime! (contact me)

or you can just DONATE if your that kind of great person!

How will I feel after the operation? (like this)


The area in and around the Jaw Joint is often
uncomfortable for several days after the procedure.

You may find it necessary to take simple painkillers,
such as Ibuprofen, during this time.

There will be some swelling in front of your ear and side of face, some bruising

You may also find it difficult to open your jaw for a few

Weeks of smoothies and soft foods following the surgery!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Meet and greet me in person during the Blitz Capital Hill Artwalk Thursday April 14th from 6-8pm, my art will hang April and part of May.
Each piece in this ever-shifting selection of paintings is an original work on canvas. No prints or Giclee are ever made. The artist's goal is to make high quality,thought provoking art affordable to a broader range of collectors offering paintings direct from her studio to the public. Current selection of work can be viewed online at http://urbansoule.com Studio visits are by appointment.
Her work has been featured in numerous books,magazines and TV show set designs.