My view on polish healthcare

To be honest I don’t like writing about my private life. But I feel anger and sadness and I thought that maybe when I complain a little bit I will feel relief. What is more I doubt to anyone read it so I thought I don’t risk anything.

Actually I am in a hospital because of problems with my pegnancy. This is my second pregnancy. The first one also wasn’t easy but hadn’t so much complications like this one. So I came to the hospital in 23rd week of pregnancy because of exudation of fetal waters and I heard from doctors that I have to lay in a hospital 24/7 till at least 32nd week of pregnancy. For me – person who usually is very active, it is horrible information. Many thoughts comes through my head – these which give hope and these which make a big sadness and I wonder if I can do it?

23rd week of preganancy is very early for such complication so I went to the hospital which is the best equiped for such case like mine in Cracow and I knew in this hospital there were lots of taugh cases which ended luckily – The University Hospital in Cracow. This is the hospital where lately sextuplets were born and who are going home today. Department of Obstetrics and Perinatology where I am laying is managed by prof. Hubert Huras. I was here earlier so I had a chance to meet many doctors and to know their skills.

I have to admit that like in every hospital there are good doctors and bad doctors. The worst doctor on this ward is doctor Bernadetta Richter. Short, thin woman about 55 years old with blond hair. She is the worst doctor I ever seen no matter of specialization. She don’t know answers for any question and she cannot use properly ultrasound machine. During my examination she rounded viewfinder in my vagina like spoon in a soup. After 2 minutes of looking where is the cervix the other doctor came to examination room and ended examination inspite of her. In my life I was examinated by many doctors and noone, even learning doctors, were worse then she is.

What is more I am not the one who has such a bad opinion about her. I talked with other pacients and they think the same as I. In Poland we have a popular portal znanylekarz.pl where people leave comments and rating (from one to five stars) about many doctors. She also has a profile here. Best doctors usually have between 4 to 5 stars. She has about 60 opinions and only one stars. Usually not well educated doctors have three stars. So it is not easy to have only one star for about 60 opinions.

It is very sad that this ward in hospital hired such a bad doctor. She shouldn’t treat anyone. She is probably working here because her husband is well known doctor of oncology. I think that is the only one reason she is here.

Good information is that all decision are made by prof. Huras who I think is good and well educated doctor and I respect him.

I am aware that this post is little different than my previous. Usually I wrote about art and so on but as I wrote at the beginning I needed to complain a little bit to feel relief.

The picture in the beginning of this post – an eye, I draw in hospital in uncomfortable laying position. I hope you like it.

Mechanic path

It lasted long time since my last post but I had lots of changes in my life and lack of time to paint/draw something new. This idea about this painting appeared in my head a few months ago but I every time I changed some details Now it was painted so you can see a result and write some feedbacks in comments.

In the painting you can see a mechanic path made by gears in field of grain. The path leads to a small village at the foot of the mountains. The sun is hiding behind the mountains.

I used acrylic paintings on paper – format A3. Signature is in down right corner. Below you can see this painting in a black frame and some details from the painting.

Carousel of hearts

This surrealistic drawing is the next from collection “Love”. The art presents a carousel of hearts.

Of course this drawing like others has some symbolism inside and other meaning. The carousel symbolise monotony of our life. Single people who are looking for partners, they do it in the same way and makes usually the same mistakes. That’s way they are circling in circle around and around. This same mistakes cause the same results. In every circle there are better and worst periods but nothing is changed. And suddenly sunshine comes and gives some sun rays to help people awake from this situation. But most people don’t see this sun and they are circling again.

To change your life at first we have change myself or at least change our thinking, break the schemes. That’s the only way to escape from the carousel.

If you have some advise or thought about this drawing, don’t hesitate to leave a comment.

soft pastels
size: A3

Fast drawings on holiday

Last two weeks (11-25.03) I relaxed with my family on Fuerteventura, where I created five fast drawings. All of it I was inspired environment and events we experienced there. But before I started describe every drawing I give you some facts about this place.

Fuerteventura is one of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. It is located near north-western coast of Africa. It is second largest of the Canary Islands, after Tenerife, and it belongs politically to Spain. We were on the south of this beautiful island in the city Morro Jable. Temperature in March during our visit was between 23 to 27 degrees Celsius and it was windy, so perceptible temperature was about 20 degrees.

When I packed at home I knew I won’t spend all day to drawing or painting so I took just graphite pencils and 12 basic colours of oil pastels. I thought it will be enough. I usually use more colours when I draw by oil pastels but I didn’t want to take it all because my luggage would be to heavy.

First fast drawing which I was created was a portrait of giraffe’s head. I saw this photo on flyer on Oasis Park in Fuerteventura. I used oil pastels. The result you can see below.

It was first time when I realised I’m not used to such a small numbers of colours of my pastels. I tried to mixed them but still I felt the lack of colours.

Fast drawing no. 2 presents a windy palm tree. It was the view from our room in the hotel so I sat on the terrace and decided to draw it. I thought that second drawing drew by oil pastels will be better but in there I also felt twelve colours is definitely too small to draw it in proper way. But I started so I did my best to finish it.

The photo on the right you can see a real windy palm tree but below you can see my drawing of it.

After three days our son got a cold. He has a fewer and a cough. I don’t know when he get sick – maybe in airplane or maybe on the island. It is hard to say, but during fewer he usually is sleepy and very querulous. I try almost everything to help him to his mood was better. So I gave him my sketchbook and a pencil to make him curious. And he started to draw.

The result of his fun you can see in the photo on the left. He is 1,5 years old so he got bored after ten minutes but during this time he stopped thinking how bad he feels and even smile to us. When he finished I decided to use his art. I think it is very good idea for improving oneself creativity. I wonder and I decided it will be some flowers on the meadow. My correction of his art you can see below. That’s how fast drawing no. 3 titled “Wildflowers” was created.

This drawing and two next was made by graphite pencils. I really likes colours but not just twelve.

Next fast drawing no. 4 presents a skeleton of the sperm whale. The real photo you can see on the right. This skeleton in real is in Morro Jable. The animal is one of biggest on the world and the biggest predator. It is in danger of extinction. The name of this whale is connected with a half-liquid substance
found within the whale’s head called spermaceti which looks like a sperm. This substance is used in pharmaceutical industry.

Below you can see my drawing of this skeleton.

The last drawing no. 5 I started to draw in a hotel but I finished it in airplane, when my son was napping.

In the photo on the right you can see the Morro Jable lighthouse on Fuerteventura. It is situated at the edge of the beach and it is the highest lighthouse in the Canaries – 59 meters. In my opinion it is the most recognizable building in Morro Jable.

Below you can see my drawing of it. I know it is little crooked. It is not easy to draw in airplane – little shaking and not enough place.

I hope you enjoy my drawings. Which do you like the best? Share with me your opinion in comment.

Frozen heart

I had a perfect idea for drawing. I wanted to draw a frozen heart in a cage. Sunlight warmed this heart and it started melting. A swallow on the cage is a symbol of thaw and spring.

The artwork is a message that every heart even the most broken can still love and be loved because good is coming after bad.

I think the idea was very good but my skills of drawing aren’t as good as I thought. In my head it looks better. The result you can see below.

If you have some advise or thought about this drawing, don’t hesitate to leave a comment.

soft pastels
Size: A4

Dandelion

This is the next painting in which I used uv pigment.

The picture presents a white dandelion on purple-red-violet background.

And this the photo of painting made in dark room:

And this is the picture how it can look on the wall in living room:

Technique: acrylic on stretched canvas + uv pigment. Size: 30×40 cm

Love is all around

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and I really wanted to share with you my new painting but I hadn’t finished it. Now my painting is done so you can see it now.

The painting presents typically rural landscape near the sea. If you look deeper you can see some unnatural details like grain balls heart-shaped, also trees, stones on the path and clouds are heart-shaped. So love is all around during the day and …

… during the night, because some parts of the art are glowing in the night.

I used some uv paints. This is my first time when I used this kind of paint and I still have it so I think I will use it again in my future artwork.

Technique: acrylic on stretched canvas + uv pigment (edges painted). Size: 30×40 cm

Love potion

Valentine’s Day almost here. This is next art from collection “Love”. The first was drawing “Looking for love”.

The art presents illegal production of love potion somewhere in the dark forest. The potion is boiled in cauldron and it is almost ready. The floating around vapors with bubbles are so intensive, cat that walks its own paths, decided to check what’s happening. It is walking and staring into the vapors.

When you look at the painting you wonder does the love potion even exists? Some very old sources say that woman, who want the other man love her, has to add her menstrual blood to man’s beverage. I think it’s disgusting and I couldn’t look at the man who is drinking such thing. To be honest I don’t know any person who did something like that, so I cannot confirm is it really working.

On the other hand love potion prepared in this way or another acts as drag or alcohol? Temporary action and when it is expelled from the body a man has a hangover. Or maybe it acts like a virus or and his action is permanent and cannot be removed?

Technique: acrylic on stretched canvas. (edges painted). Size: 30×40 cm

Looking for love

In two weeks we will be celebrating a Valentine’s Day. Lovers will spend time together but not everyone will celebrate this day. Some people are trying to find love but they don’t have a luck.

This drawing is a massage for all single people that love can be found everywhere, all you need is to do first step. Like the fisherman who cast a fishing rod.

Musical creation of the universe

In this drawing music from the saxophone creates the universe. It shows that music can release some emotions in us like love, hate, desire, sadness, loneliness, fun, joy and others. It can motivate and inspire. You can not pass by it indifferently and it always has some meanings for the listener. That the reason I think the music has a big power similar to power to create the world.

Even Plato said: “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything ”

Technique: soft pastels