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!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Big, beautiful cat

Sometimes I like to stay up late when the household is quietly sleeping and just draw. Last night I tried to copy this jaguar from a photo. The longer I drew, the more I saw and the more I loved the cat and wanted to "get things right." I'm hoping to use the same photo for a watercolor painting later this week. But for this first attempt I simply used a charcoal pencil in my Moleskine sketchbook.


  1. He turned out wonderfully! Can't wait to see the watercolor!!

  2. Animals are difficult, with the hair and fur. This turned out really nice. Keep up the wonderful work.


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