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!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Don't give up, drop down!

Today was one of those days when I was so discouraged about some recent drawings I'd made that I decided to drop down about 87 levels and copy a charming little picture from the Draw.Write.Now series. This one is the second lesson in the first book -- for six year olds! (That shows how desperate I was feeling.)

I used Prismacolor pencils -- I have hundreds of them, donated by a friend who found a killer of a sale, but I rarely use them. (It's on my list of things to learn... after I learn to draw, after I learn how to paint, etc.) I'm seen some gorgeous colored pencil drawings but I haven't done much with them myself... yet. Tomorrow I think I'm going to sit around and draw hens and chickens all day. Yeah.


  1. well I think it's the cutest pic and the colors are so fun and vibrant. I really like how every bit of the page is full of exuberant color.

  2. Anonymous9:09 AM

    I love your drawing too! You did a great job on it. I've loved your other drawings though so don't get discouraged. Take care, dot

  3. You're making and enjoying your art, what else matters? I love it. Hey your article on every 15 min is mInd boggling. Something like that is needed here in Australia where binge drinking has become a normal weekend activity for kids as young as 12!!!!!

  4. I think this would be so cute framed, hung in a kitchen with a felt tea cozy copied from it sitting over a teapot on the counter!

  5. We used that book with kiddo! They actually have some good drawing tips in them. But hey, your drawings are fantastic and every time I stop in here I can see more and more growth in your works. And like Clare said, you are enjoying yourself. That's the most important thing.


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