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!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Fried mandala

Today was one of those long days and I didn't get home until after Beulie's training class, about 8:00 this evening. I was feeling frazzled, fried, you know, when you collapse on the couch and you've had it. So I pulled out one of my sketchbooks and constructed a simple mandala, a very simple mandala, just so I could claim that I did something markwise today. It was comforting, soothing. Working within a circle often has the effect of bringing wholeness and calm, something I was happy to accept at the end of a long day.


  1. Anonymous12:30 PM

    What nice mandalas you are creating! Thank you for being so brave and chronicling your life online!

  2. Anonymous3:37 PM

    Wow I am taking a drawing class for my PhD in advanced physics, and astronomy, and your mandalas are totally cool. Keep up the good work!


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