… whilst there’s a degree of hibernation, Woody’s Studio does continue on at its glacial pace. Rebranding and a change of mission is taking place with more of a focus on self-initiated projects in visual arts, illustration and cartooning.
Keeping it simple. Keeping it stupid. Keeping it illogical.
A degree of frustration and acceptance of the vestibular disorder sees me continue with rehabilitation and medications to date. Given the chronic nature of my condition, 2-3 years of recovery is the likely time frame ahead – think of former Australian tennis star, Alicia Molik, who took over three years to recover from her vestibular compromises. The bastard of this thing is that it does nothing for my severe anxiety, nor does it provide wonderful employment prospects. Unknown chapters ahead … however …
Learning some Tai Chi, meditations, vestibular physiotherapy and massage therapy keep me positively occupied, whilst focusing on the worthwhile goal of sitting down and crossing my legs again – last seen during my early years in primary school!
I have been fortunate enough to come across a wonderfully artistically talented and intelligent little lady in 7 year-old Bonnie Morris. Examples of her talented expressions on paper are found below. Note the abilities in colour harmonies, compositions, contrasts and memory recollection – exceptional for someone so young! And she rides horses too – even stands up on them! Look out for this one! Bonnie Morris!
Until next time, which will hopefully be sooner rather than later, you will see me around as I do my rehab walks, runs, bike riding … whilst doing strange head turns … fin.
– Martin “Woody” Robinson –