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, October 24, 2007

In a calm and orderly fashion

Today was as jumbled as yesterday but wasn't personally problematic. I had almost four hours of commuting, worked four hours, class two hours and not much else. I like commuting. I usually travel with Beulie who stares out the window while I'm listening to KDFC, the Bay Area's classical music station. We watch the vineyards go by, the ever-changing seasons observed through vines. Right now they are spectacular -- miles of reds and golds, almost orange and some bright green. Or deep green. Or burgundy. I keep forgetting to grab my camera so I can pull over to snap photos -- other people are doing it -- because the vineyards are quite beautiful as they creep up hills and through the entire Sonoma Valley and the Valley of the Moon.

In our art therapy class this afternoon we continued learning various ways to construct mandalas so I'm posting the project I worked on in class. Repetitive designs are soothing, comforting, a pleasant way to just chill for a bit before taking on the rest of the day.

1 comment:

  1. I really like the calming colors you used in this. I just sat here and looked at it for a few moments. My eyes going round and round. Nicely done!

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