Getting Strong Now


“Getting Strong Now” sound on! My new painting of Sylvester Stallone from his hit movie “Rocky” This art shows a triumphant Rocky in all his glory! The American Flag shines as it is embellished with Diamond Dust!

Such an inspiration! Two years ago I broke my right shoulder. When my arm came out of the sling, I couldn’t move it at all! No matter how hard I tried I couldn’t lift my arm from my side. I had what is known as “frozen shoulder”, a very painful condition that happens when your arm is in a sling for a long time.

A very scary experience as it was my painting arm. I started drawing with my left hand, just in case.

I did my physio workouts 3 time’s a day which amounted to 5 hours a day, every day for 6 months, just to be able to lift my arm. I’d walk then do physio, then swim, then physio, then walk and one more physio workout, it was excruciating and hard. As I was doing this the theme song from “Rocky” played loudly in my mind. I was a fighter and there was no way I was going to let anything stop me! The incredible movie and the brilliant theme song by Frank Stallone was an inspiration!

It took a year and a half to get it to the point that I could now start doing strengthening exercises. For the past 5 months I’ve been getting up a 5am and going to a workout class. I was feeling so strong! So I created this art to celebrate !

9 weeks ago ... oops I did it again! 😉 I broke my left shoulder! The timing was perfect with all this forced isolation as I couldn’t go anywhere anyway 😉 ha ha

After 7 very painful weeks, I’m humming the Rocky theme song again!

Without a frozen shoulder, THIS time my recovery will be much faster! I did my first strengthening workout yesterday and I’m feeling strong now, kinda 😉 but I know I’ll get there fast thanks to the inspiration from ROCKY!

Best thing is, I can already paint!

I hope this art brings you inspiration to overcome and get through any challenge thrown your way!

“Remember, the mind is your best muscle. Big arms can move rocks, but big words can move mountains.” – Rocky Balboa

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