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, April 24, 2009

Still at it

This miniature goat looks more like a dog, I know, but I've never drawn any kind of goat before, so cut me some slack.

I still want a mini goat. Someone told me they make awesome house pets but I don't know if that's true. If I keep drawing them, maybe I can draw one into life.

I also made two more attempts to draw those foxes. I bought more ink. I bought two sumi brushes. I bought a special palette. I followed the directions both times.

Neither turned out. Question: How many times do you use Chinese inks and brushes and directions to produce one realistic fox?

While at Juvenile Hall today I drew another zentangle and more plumeria.These were much more within my comfort zone. I try, I try, I try. (Click to enlarge.)


  1. I like the rich color in your fox drawings.

  2. Love your attitude about "goats are new to me." I felt the same way about sheep (don't know any personalloy), but found a wonderful book on "Livestock" http://www.amazon.com/Storeys-Illustrated-Breed-Guide-Cattle/dp/1603420363/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1240709191&sr=8-2 (sorry I forgot the html to get you there), that has photos of all the different breeds of sheep, cows, sheep and pigs. Comparing them side by side really helps. Fat, tall, narrow, hairy, curly, etc.

  3. I've given you a blog award, visit my blog to pick it up... your blog and your art inspire me.


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