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.

6 comments:

  1. 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???

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  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!

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  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.

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  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!

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  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.

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  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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