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!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Every day matters

If you guessed that it's a flashlight, you're right! I recently joined a great web site designed to help us wannabes learn how to draw/paint/whatever. It's everydaymatters@yahoo.com in case you're interested too. Each week there is an optional challenge which I hope to participate in regularly. This week was "Draw a flashlight." So I did! I used a kid's $2.00 set of pan paints, didn't do any mixing but attempted lots of layering. It was hard focused work for me, a real beginner. The good news is that TOMORROW I get to begin a brand new art class that's FREE to seniors (in this case, anyone over only 50!). The focus will be on watercolor -- can you imagine all I'm going to learn this summer? I am so excited.


  1. Anonymous5:26 PM

    It looks great! I gotta warn ya, I started not too long ago, & it's pretty addicting!!! Good luck & happy drawing! I like that City visitor counter, how can I get that for me blog???

  2. Great flashlight and first challenge.
    I got all excited just reading through your post. I hope your course will be lots of fun and wish you luck on your first day!

  3. Your perspective is really good - a beginner?? Hope that you really enjoy belonging to EDM - it is an amzing group of people, all trying to improve their skills just like you.

  4. Well, you're off to a great start! Super drawing! I'm just learning about watercolours too, and it's been great fun so far, I'm sure you will enjoy your classes!

  5. Good job indeed! Glad to have you on board at EDM. I'm fairly new there myself and have found everyone so supportive, friendly and helpful. I hope your are enjoying your new course.

  6. You are definitely off to a good start. I'll be lo0oking forward to your progress. Welcome to EDM! I know I'm late, but I'm catching up.


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