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!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

The phone never rang

Late last night I noticed that none of our landline phones were working so I called for repair service. All day today I stayed home, tired and not feeling my best, and unable to get warm. The phone never rang, there was seldom a passing car and little else in the way of sound, the quietest of Saturdays.

So I finished the novel I was reading, GOODBYE TO THE BUTTERMILK SKY by Julia Oliver. This is a fast read, tensely suspenseful, the kind you can't set down until the outcome is clear.
For my drawing this evening I chose a serving bowl that we only use a couple times a year. It doesn't look quite like this, but it's recognizeable. I was particularly focusing on the form shadow where so much color was carried.

I feel better and now the phones are working... Dang!


  1. Your bowl is lovely, and your attention to the shadows really paid off!!

  2. Thank you, Betty! I'm workin' on it! - Barbara

  3. Love the bowl! Great work!

  4. Thank you, Shelly... -- Barbara


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