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!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Ode to tea

Yesterday afternoon I took my watercolor paper and palette to the back yard with a cup of black tea and wondered what I could draw. I didn't have to look far!



There are now over 800 fires in California and at least one is within 15 miles. I've lived in California for over 30 years and I don't recall anything like this, not even in fire season (which this is NOT).

7 comments:

  1. My prayers are with you, Barbara!! This has just been the most disastrous year for severe weather and fire, and I hope that this one stays far away from you!! Your lovely sketch of tea seems an appropriate step to take at this point!

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  2. Very nicely done! I pray that the fires die down and not come your way

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  3. I enjoy your drawings, Barbara, and this one is lovely! I hope the fires will be brought under control before you suffer any damage. Stay safe.....

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  4. Oh how I pray the fires die - CA is so lovely and to think of so much blazing away is horrid - something we Never have to worry about in NE- and I am with you on tea, it is so civilized and calming. Hot or cold I love tea - I'll right over.

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  5. We must have been thinking along the same lines. I also love tea. I love to blend teas from herbs also.Your drawing is quite soothing!

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  6. Your sketch is great, I love the layout, it looks a bit like a comic book page (european comic book!). I hope the fires die soon and don't come near you. We have a lot of them too in my area, in summer.

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  7. Lovely cup of tea! Nice painting. And we are surrounded by fires too. The smoke is so thick and is really taking its toll on my family. Can't wait to see blue skies again!

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