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, June 11, 2008

Bits and pieces

I'm still working on my Irish travel journal and am gradually finishing some pages. Here's one page that was simply fun -- drawing some meals from the last few days. For about two weeks afterwards I faithfully kept my food journal that way once I got home but now it's sort of hit or miss.

Northern California is quite warm these days, in the 90s, and it isn't even summer yet. Steve and I finally made it out to the bike path to get all the vacation growth wacked back down so our section looks great. It was like mowing straw in the dust, but it had rained while we were away and needed taming. This is fire season in California and it's really important to keep grasses cut short.

I am just finishing a wonderful art journaling class from Cre8it.com. I took nine weeks of classes and would have loved to have posted my work but it was against copyright law so I'll just have to use all those ideas and techniques as jumping off places for pages of my own invention. Keeping a visual journal has definitely become one of my great loves.


  1. This is nice. I like the circle format!

  2. Such a fun carefree page, but you make me hungry!

  3. I like the circles of food too. That's a great way to separate different meals on the same page. Different anything collections really!


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