Thursday, June 26, 2008
This is my second piece that I sent in for publishing. My first piece was rejected. I will post that one at a later date - or maybe on the Mothers with Cancer blog. But right now I am loving that this piece is having it's moment.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
I took a Painting Prayer class. We painted the serenity prayer. I was familiar with the prayer, but never really thought about each individual line of the prayer. We painted this in 4 steps focusing each individual phrase:
GOD Grant me the serenity
To Accept the Things I cannot change
The Courage to Change the things I can
And the wisdom to know the difference
It is such a profound prayer... speaking of prayers - please say a few for Andrea she is a member of the Mothers with Cancer group and is dealing with the truly important issues of life.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
But the next year (2007) was probably, no was the BEST birthday I ever had. We went to Disneyland and we had a great time. For the first time in a year we had fun and cancer was not on our minds. My son actually looked and hugged me that night like I was the Mom he remembered. This year I chose Disneyland again. I love Disney - I always say that I could live there. Now that we live so close, the kids and I go a lot. I listened to my birthday phone call and wish from Goofy and we had fun. I guess we never know when we will be celebrating our last birthday and even though we get older each year it truly is better than the alternative. I hope one of kids' memories is that their Mother loved to go to Disney with them. I know they are good memories for me.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
This is my daughter singing at her End of Year Concert. I just love her voice. When she was 5 months old she chimed into the chorus of "Raindrops and Gumdrops" ( the ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah part) from Barney while we were in the car and we were amazed. 14 1/2 years later...
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Fifteen years ago today, we really did not even know of her yet. We knew that "our birth Mother" was due but we did not find out that she was born until the 8th at 8:00 in the morning. The attorney called and said "It's a Girl!". We picked her up on the 9th and I can not believe that 15 years have gone by. She has become a beautiful young woman. She paints, creates collages and makes jewelry. She is wonderful with kids. She loves to play tennis and surf. She has the most unbelieveable singing voice - she can hit the high notes and her voice gets sweeter as she does it. I wish her only the best in life - because she has certainly given me so much happiness. So I would love to go on, but her friends are coming over and I am dropping them off at the mall. (I guess we have to wait another year or so for her to drive herself). Tonight a dinner at the restaurant of her choice and home for chocate chip cookie cake.
It's all good...
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
The hospital where I had my treatments offers a Creative Expressions art workshop 4 times a year. We all painted wings and made one large piece titled"Free as a Bird". It is hanging up in the Cancer Center and it is now a flyer for National Cancer Survivors' Day celebrations for the Hospital. My wings are the bottom, center rainbow pair.
I have been involved with Art & Creativity for Healing since 2004, the founder, Laurie Zagon has a book coming out in the summer and my story and the impact that Art for Healing has had on me as well as a few pieces of my work will be in the book.
I have been sending some of my work to magazines and I just received notice that a piece will be published in the July/August issue of Somerset Studios.
I originally started this blog after reading Kelly Rae Roberts articles in Cloth,Paper,Scissors as a way to get my artwork "out there". I have mixed in a little of everything, because I have many interests. I have linked to many different blogs and found some pretty amazing people who have had their lives changed by cancer. I have been asked to join a new blog group of Mothers with Cancer. I am so excited to give back and help others who have not asked to join this club, but indeed are now members.
For a long time now I have prayed to God to give me guidance. Recently I have also added to that prayer, that I may actually hear what He is telling me. I think He has been telling me, but maybe I was just not listening. I believe that everything happens for a reason. One day at a time and one step at a time I will continue on this new path.....