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, October 20, 2009

Underneath it all

I'm still practicing drawing skulls and bone structure. This one was adapted from a drawing I found in an issue of Juxtapose and was particularly fun to draw. I was trying to use stippling too, not my usual shading method.

Demi accompanied me at chemotherapy today. She loves to go because the nurses give her dog treats, each nurse thinking s/he is the first one to offer one. It's a parade of treats and Demi knows what's coming and how to fix those warm brown eyes on each person who passes by.

Can a dog be manipulative, or is she just hopeful?


  1. Beautiful texture! :) I believe anything could be helpful, eventhough I was struggling to find something similar, but I could feel that a wave is coming, but I am not rushing into it. Taking it slow and slowly absorbing it ^^ maybe that way I'll be able to spend it slowly later too.

  2. They can manipulate! Boy, can they! Like your skull drawing.


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