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!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Practice day

I tried drawing wild calendula again this morning using Prismacolor pencils and ink. I need to find ways to brighten the colors, yes, I know that.

My next task was to draw a couple kids at Juvenile Hall. I can't put their faces in because of confidentiality issues, but these two are unidentifiable and gave me an opportunity to practice drawing people doing people things.


  1. I like the sketch of the kids - geometric and interesting.

  2. I like the sketch of the children. I think you really captured the feel of the moment. I bet they got a kick out it.

  3. Anonymous6:02 AM

    Hope you are feeling better. Still, you managed to capture 2 interesting bits. I like the leaf layering you did under the flower. Agree the shapes and proportions on the kids is very well done.

  4. Interesting, fun, and really nice drawings. The one of the boys made me smile. Good work - your practicing is certainly paying off! nancy


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