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, June 20, 2012

Summer experiments

Another lovely day, low 80ºs F.  The chickens are deliriously happy with all the melon rinds and ends of salad fixin's that are coming their way.  They especially love strawberry caps, don't ask me why.

Youngest Grandson worked on his manga skills today.  The project is unfinished so I can't show you.  But I think he now has the most basic basics -- the spiky hair with shines, pointed chin, tiny nose and the large eyes with highlights.  For the background I showed him how to use wet-on-wet watercolor, his new technique for the day (not quite mastered).

Someone was giving away succulents yesterday so I snagged this one, mostly to draw but I might plant it too.  I didn't like the way the watercolor turned out so I added Prismacolor pencil over it.  I should draw with colored pencils more often, I really like the way they blend.

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