Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Flies, spiders and other pesky situations

This is my first attempt at animation, done on Flipbook!
which is now part of Benettonplay! Toybox
I only found this site today, and this was done on the trackpad of my laptop
(that is my excuse for the wobbly bits).

After creating 'Louey and I', I realised
I could use Flipbook! to explain my long absence from ...in my spare time.
So here goes... (I'll use my mouse this time...)

I'm recovering but it is slow. I have no idea what type of spider bit me, and the doctors didn't need to know. The spider bite caused cellulitis and provoked shingles. I spent 48 hours on IV antibiotics and a week popping all kinds of medications. It has left me weak and fatigued. I've been off work for weeks now! To get better I'm now having vitamin B12 injections, taking an array of vitamins and minerals, eating really well and visiting my Kinesiologist. With all that I should be back and bouncing really soon!

P.S. My template is in flux and all because I really wanted
one of those "older posts" links at the bottom of the page. Bear with me.
I will get it done, but it is a lot of work, and I need a rest now.


Hashi said...

Spider bite?? Oh my. I won't let my American husband read this. I'm always telling him to leave those cute redbacks (black widows here) alone, they're not hurting anyone ... he would freak if he saw your animation.

Glad you're getting better ... I've heard shingles are horrible

Kiel said...

That is one indestructible fly in your first animation.

fiona d said...

How scary! I hope you feel much better soon. The animation is so good! I can hardly bear to look at that spider. Take care and get well :-)

AnastasiaC said...

love the animation but ouch!! a spider bite - how scary!!!
Take care!!

Robyn said...

Such charming animation. Made me smile. Sorry about the spider bite though.

Linda said...

Great animation! So sorry about the spider bite, but am glad to hear that you're beginning to feel a bit better. It's amazing how something so small can knock us off of our feet! You're in my thoughts!

Sharon Brennan said...

I've been waiting for you next post. Have been checking for days. Just loved the animations. Do you think we could do these at school? Hope to see you on Monday.

redredday said...

hi Jan, sorry to hear you been out with the shingles. :(. stupid spider.
but so glad you are getting better and using it to make such fun animations. your first attempts at things seem to always turn out so good!
the spider one is pretty funny (at first) cuz i thought you were out because you saw a spider and got scared like litte miss muffet and then went to drink some wine to relax and chill out. sorry. did not imagine it was something as serious as being put on the IV.
feel 100% better soon!

Alison said...

Oh, poor you. Great little animations.