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!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Waiting for paint to dry

Sometime during the summer I wrote about a traveling sketchbook project sponsored by Art House Coop that I had committed to.

I was eventually assigned a random theme --- AHHH! MONSTER! --- and my little Moleskine arrived.

The deadline for submission is approaching -- December 1st -- so I've panicked myself into finally beginning. Last night I made a definition page and also wrote an introduction.

This evening I drew a monster. It's not just too, too scary, is it? I mean, I wouldn't want to find it under my bed or crawling up the walls or anything, but beyond that, it's more a creepy crawly than a terrifying monster, right?

You just never know who's going to open up this book.

By the way, the deadline for signing up to participate has been extended until October 7th -- so get on it!


  1. Looks a bit prickly, but not too scary ... an adorable scary ... wonderful addition to the book project!

  2. Looks great to me! Isn't this a fun project? I got the subject, "forgetting to call you back", and it really stretches the old brain and hand coordination.

  3. Love it! No, it's not too scary but I still wouldn't want to see it under my bed! How do you join this project? I am interested.

  4. Thank you, Everyone.

    Lynn -- got to ArtHouseCoop.com and click on the sketchbook project option. Deadline to sign up is October 7th.

  5. I love this monster, it looks a bit Aztec or Mayan to me. Very cool. (This is Jenna from class, by the way)


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