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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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As some of you may or may not know, but I had a serious spinal operation on December 11th of 2009. I'm recovering well now, and am looking forward to 2010. As it is I spent a month a way from work trying to build up my strength and heal, and am only now returning to the office.

I had quite a bit of hardware surgically implanted into my back. In total I have seven screws, one titanium plate, cadaver bone, and two titanium rods. Suffice it to say, I was laid out on my back during Christmas and New Year. I did some sketching, and I drew this chap on New Year, imagining those days of yesteryear when men would dress up in Tuxedos to welcome the new year with lots of pomp. Why? I have no idea, it was just fun. I almost filled an entire sketchbook with lots of doodles.

I also got to spend quite a bit of time with my family, which was a tremendous blessing.

Happy New Year everyone!!!

36 comments :

Carl Knox said...

amazing you had the strength to draw after that ordeal.

Looking forward to following your blog the coming year!

All the best Marcelo

A. Riabovitchev said...

Happy New Year Marcelo!
Get well soon!
I wish you all te best in 2010!

Lucas Ferreyra said...

Mis mejores deseoa ara vos en 2010, empezando por MUCHA salud!
Un abrazo doble,

Noryuken said...

All my best wishes to you for getting well soon and keep on drawing such wonderful things :)
you're absolutely great!!!

Alessandra Sorrentino said...

You're a hero Marcelo :) This drawing looks beautiful and vibrant as usual. I know how annoying a month laid out on your back can be, but I'm sure you managed to distract from it enjoying the chance to spend so much time with your family!
Take good care of yourself now and get well soon.
All the best for the new year!
Ale

Kendra Melton said...

Very glad to hear you're doing better! I couldn't imagine how that must have felt, and to have the strength to almost fill an entire sketchbook, bravo. I hope there were some painkillers and wasn't too much pain involved... On a lighter note, I wonder if now you'll go off in metal detectors :P

Have a Happy healthy New Year!!!

Daniel said...

Hope your back feels better soon and that God speeds up the healing process :)

Love the sketch!

Hans said...

Happy New year Marcelo! I'm glad to hear you're recovering well. It must've been a tough month, but now "papa's got a brand new back". See you at sketchclub soon.

-Hans

Danny Araya said...

To a speedy recovery then!

Chris Deboda said...

Sounds rough -- here's to a 'swift' recovery. Nice sketch too!

Charles Santoso said...

Happy new year and hope you recover fully very soon! :)

All the best!

Abraham said...

Happy New Year Marcelo! I hope you get well soon and will keep showing us your amazing work!

Greetings from the Netherlands,

Abraham

Intentionally Imperfect Role Model for Superheroes and Other Super Things ("Have no fear, imagination is here!") said...

best wishes for a swift recovery -- as others have mentioned, sketching for a month despite such circumstances is heroic and inspiring

Marc said...

Wow Marcelo! What an ordeal. I am glad you are able to see the blessing of spending time with your family and the small joys of filling a sketchbook in the midst of your recovery.

Your ability to find the positive in a difficult situation is inspiring. I wish you a quick return to health and a thriving 2010.

SIM-R said...

Good to hear all went well!
Best wishes for the new year .

Cheers .

Vladimir Bursańá said...

Ha, ha...!
Great drawing!
I'm wishing you fast recovering!
All the best in 2010!
Hugs from Serbia!

gaurishankar said...

ohh.. so sad,GET WELL SOON.nice piece of sketch.

Hans said...

Wow yeah, I didn't even think about that, but very true. I remember you told about the Lilo $ Stitch scene and have seen some of the drawings where it's a plane instead of a space ship. With drawing comes great responsibility I guess:O.

Glad to hear your back is getting better:).

Have a nice weekend.

-Hans

andy said...

Happy 2010 Marcello, glad to hear you're mending well, prayers and blessings in the new year!

Omar "OX" Rodriguez said...

I hope your feeling better.

Gulzar said...

Keep well Marcelo, Hope you have a wonderful time this year...

I digg all your works, and you know it :) Will catch up with you soon.

Take care
Gulzar

craig said...

Happy New Year Marcelo!
Here's to a speedy recovery and more great sketches

gcastro3d said...

Oh wow, i had no idea. Hope you recover quickly. I too shall pray that you get back to full strength soon.

God Bless,
George

Alina Chau said...

Ooh dear sorry to hear about your surgery. Glad to hear you are recovering well. Love the character design in this drawing so stylized!! Hope you have a wonderful year!! Best wishes!!

andrew said...

Good to hear you are recovering well, nice drawing also. Looking forward to more this year.

David Colman said...

happy to hear recovery is moving along....and now u are part machine....even more unstoppable

Heidi Smith said...

Your life drawings are very lovely!!

Paul Wee said...

Big Moe! Glad to hear that you're recovering well! I love the drawing, even recovering from a major surgery you found time to fill an entire sketchbook! You wipe your ass with me! Get well, buddy, let's celebrate our upcoming Birthdays!

Monkeyfeather said...

Happy New Year to you as well. Hope your recovery is going well and that you're getting stronger every day.

Genevieve Tsai said...

Happy New Years, Marcelo! I'm sorry to hear about your surgery but I hope you are recovering well! It's good that you got to spend lots of time with your family, and still kept up the energy to draw! I really like the dapper chap you sketched up! ^__^

Warm wishes!
~Genevieve

eager said...

Get well! Amazing that you were able to draw while bedridden. i'm inspired.

Marcos Gp said...

Best Wishes Marcelo

Joe Kresoja said...

Here's to your speedy recovery. =)

Ty Carter said...

Wow, That doesn't sound fun. I hope you continue recovering at a steady pace and this new year can be a great one.

Sincerely,
Ty

Paintopolis said...

Hope your feeling better Marcelo! Blog is really inspirational as always. -James Martin

Miss Carole said...

Great drawing