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!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Not so different

I love the way men accuse women of nattering like old hens. These guys, sitting at their regular table at Starbucks this morning, were doing the exact same thing.

I allowed myself a 45-minute time block with my venti nonfat latté before heading off for a haircut near by. I sat in one of the nice cushy chairs in the corner, exactly facing the guy in the center. There were a couple others in the group too, but they were off the page.

I'm still learning how to put people in my drawings and to tell a story by the context. Moving from single objects to objects in their own narrative is a very brand new effort for me.


  1. Hooray for you, Barbara, well done!

  2. They sure can be as gossipy as the ladies. I wonder if they talked about you drawing them! haha! Great job.

  3. Great vignette. You can just hear them talking and laughing.


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