Collage Sketch for Sick at Xmas

Sketchbook: Collage Sketch for Sick at Xmas. Mixed media on paper, 2011 by Sarah Atlee.

The finished painting:

Sick at Xmas. Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 17 inches, 2011 by Sarah Atlee.

  I tend to feel poorly during holidays and vacations. It's as though my body notices that I'm relaxing and concludes that I have time to focus on my sinuses or whatever. My mother and I think it's a family trait.

Much of the preparatory work for my 2011 show Figure and Ground was done during and shortly after Christmas 2010. While I was sick. Take that, sickness! Oh, snap.