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!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Consider the penguin

It's been so cold the past few mornings here in northern California that when I noticed my daughter drawing symbolic pictures of penguins I was inspired to follow her lead. I found a photo of Adelie penguins on Flickr as reference and roughed in a sketch with Micron ink on watercolor paper. I think that means I intend to add some color to the ice in the background and complete the shadows and additional values on and around the birds themselves.


  1. Ohmigosh, that's so cute! I think it would be even better if you added some color to the ice.

  2. I love penguins! These are so cute, you did a really good job on the sketch. Nice work.


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