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!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

It's almost here: 2010!

For reasons I don't even know, I set my sights on owning a real Moleskine 2010 daily planner this year.

When it arrived, again for reasons I don't even know, I made a decision to "decorate" every spread. Not necessarily every page, but at least every spread.

"Decorating" could be any sketch in any medium that worked well on the thin paper, collage elements, zentangling or other forms of patterned drawing or just about anything else. The only limitations were that I would need to preserve some space for scheduled client sessions and activities and the pages would still have to fit and turn easily because it was, after all, my official planner for the year.

I'm loving this venture! I've lost all sense of professional decorum as the pages fill up with FedEx stickers found on my door, expanded rubber stamp art, newspaper clippings and individual words that could mean anything (like the WHY I snipped from a larger text) and, of course, drawings of my three dogs.


  1. Anonymous5:35 AM

    Love the Moleskin 2010 calendar idea...and many congratulations on your 300 posts! I took a journey back through them this morning, and saw such an amazing array of techniques, styles, and subjects - so rich and full. Complimenti.

  2. Job well done for 300 posts in 2009! That's an accomplishment. It's clear art is part of your life, something we all strive for. Keep it up, and I'll be checking on you in 2010.

  3. Great idea, and great dog sketches. Happy New Year!!

  4. What a great idea! Congratulations on 300 posts in 2009. I especially like your drawings of your dogs.
    Happy New Year!

  5. Good for you! I like your calendar ideas, especially the one about the cut out words.

  6. Just stopping by to see what you've been drawing and doing & to wish you a happy 2010!


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