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!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Spelling lesson

I'm trying so hard to draw something every day even when it feels like "There's nothing to draw." In a world like ours that's a ridiculous statement, and I recognize it as such, but sometimes I feel next to brain dead and can't come up with an idea. That's when I pull out the kid's drawing books!

I've never inked a raccoon before, I never got close enough to try. But this guy looked so appealing in the instruction book that I copied it -- and then realized that I don't even know how to spell "raccoon." Well, now I do!


  1. hey theres nothing wrong with those kids drawing books..theres some good solid instruction and how tos in those books..and they are HOT ticket items in the school library!

  2. Aw, isn't he cute! But they can be sooooo pesky!

  3. Barbara, this is such a good drawing! Your daily practice is really paying off.

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  5. Thank you for your generous comments. There's nothing a blogger appreciates more than knowing that someone noticed and took the time to say so! - Barbara


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