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 30, 2010

Go, Giants, go!

There's no way I could sit in front of the World Series and focus totally on the game. Earlier today I was out walking Brix and remembered Hannah Hinchman's admonition to walk every day and always bring home something to draw. I came home with several leaves, twigs and branches and finally settled on this one. I'm not sure, but I think it's Pyracantha (also called Firethorn). It's loaded with wicked thorns and orange berries.

While we were out, Brix and I wandered into our local art supply store. I "needed" a water-soluble graphite pencil, came home with several and finally broke down to try the new Strathmore sketchbooks I've been successful in walking past (until today). There's a nice variety and I was pleased to see 140# watercolor paper available. Then I came home, plopped down in front of the game and began drawing with Prismacolor pencils. Go figure.


  1. What a good idea to bring home stuff to draw from life. I love experimenting with new papers and pencils. Good job on your drawing too.


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