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, January 09, 2008

Surprise, (not), it's raining

It's raining again, surprise. Today was actually the first dry day, it just looked ready to rain all morning and all afternoon. And now it's sprinkling with a forecast of something heavier during the night.

So what's a mother to do except put her feet up and sketch the closest object. I haven't mastered the skills of foreshortening yet, I'm still learning basic contour drawing, but here's a rocking chair that sits proudly in our living room. It originally belonged to Steve's grandfather who died in 1953. The rocking chair was passed around and ended up with us. Steve loved his grandfather. He gladly took the chair to be reupholstered in a lovely, soft burgundy corduroy. It has nice lines, something I couldn't capture as well as I would have liked, but it's a piece I can practice with again in the future. When it rains.


  1. Barbara, you started out well this year. Like you art. Thanks for adding a link to my blog.
    Keep on going.
    Greetings from rainy France

  2. Anonymous3:37 PM

    It's a lovely chair and looks comfortable as well! From rainy Honduras......deni......;)

  3. Thank you for commenting! You two wrote from France and Honduras -- my goodness, I didn't know I had such a reach!! - Barbara


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