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!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Call me a quitter, but...

I dropped my life drawing class even though there is only one month left. I hadn't missed any sessions and had turned in all the assignments and maintained the art journal, but I also felt as though I had taken it as far as I could go and dreaded each class session.

In the meantime, there were so many other things I wanted to be doing, most of them related to drawing and art.

I now have six extra hours to call my own plus commuting and homework time. That's a chunk returned and I'm thrilled to have it back. As Steve said, "It's not as though you need the class for a degree or anything...." Community college courses are so cheap in California that I feel that I got more than my $60 tuition worth. It was a great class, and I'd had enough. Both.

Here is Demi, two views of her as she shifted position, asleep on a red towel in church this morning. I love to draw my doggies!


  1. I really like this one Barbara! Love the color and the lines :) very well done

  2. Anonymous10:58 PM

    These are SO creative - and best appreciated when blown up to larger size. Bravo!

  3. You are definitely improving! I like seeing the hairy coat in these sketches which you didn't use to get. You did great with the double pose too.


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