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, January 13, 2009

Flipping through time

Yesterday, it turns out, was even warmer than I reported. This morning's newspaper claimed we set records, coming in at 81º and about 25 degrees above average. Whew!

Steve and I took Youngest Daughter to three medical appointments this afternoon. I passed the waiting time by flipping through old magazines in search of reference photos for future drawing practice. I would call this one a ladybug but the text said it was a beetle. I guess it is the same thing, or at least the same family.


  1. Anonymous5:39 AM

    Love your ladybug (and the creative, productive way you choose to spend wait-time!)

  2. Wonderful painting. The reflection you encorporated really makes the back shine!

  3. we call them "Ladybirds" in England- I believe they are technically 'ladybird beetles' :)


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