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, June 30, 2008

The rainbows are back!

The rainbows shooting off the prism in the window were dancing all over the floor this morning, the first time in almost two weeks.

We finally have blue skies, white cirrus clouds and visibility to the mountains. According to the newspaper, there are still hundreds of fires in California, most poorly contained, but for us this is a glorious day.

I celebrated by first having breakfast on the deck with my daughter and later enjoying coffee and freshly baked Greek pastries. When my eyes glommed on to the portulacas, what could I do but paint them!


  1. This is just fantastic, Barbara!! What a wonderful use of yellow for the background!

  2. Very pretty! I love the flowers against the golden scenery

  3. Oh Barbara! I love this, especially the way the creative positioning of the shelf. I am loving watching your art evolve!

  4. Well aren't you the lucky queen bee today, Bright sunny day, enjoying the outdoors and flowers and home made pastry AND a fabulous bright sketch too - Lucky you!! Love It All.

  5. Nice drawing! I like those flowers too! I hope the fires have stayed away, news from up there dosn't sound good! Witch fire came within 2 blocks of us. 15 horses as many dogs and cats made for a few scary days! They are not dealing with 70+ mph winds up therte are they? Good luck!


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