On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

I HAVE to learn to draw

I overcame a major hurdle in recent months. I recognized that, once again, the urge to draw was strong and that I HAD to learn to draw. And I also learned that I draw like an eight year old and THAT'S OK! It's major because it allows me to go ahead, jump in and draw like that eight year old so that I have the freedom to practice, practice, practice and maybe move forward to drawing like a nine year old and later a ten year old and maybe eventually catch up with myself. This afternoon I used magazine photos as prompts to help me with ideas and proportions and lines. It worked well and can be something I do frequently while I'm also learning how to draw what I see in the world.

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