Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sisters in Survival

When I read about Somerset Studios call for submissions in the theme Sisterhood I did not have any trouble coming up with my submission idea. Yes, I do have a sister, but it is a different sisterhood that I wanted to express my emotions about.

Sisters in Survival…

Over the past 3 years I have met many new sisters… some diagnosed with the same or similar cancer as mine… some diagnosed with different cancers…some as cheerleaders to help us through this disease… some in the medical field that deal with cancer everyday… my sisters at motherswithcancer as well as our visitors…some that have passed from this disease…

I know that many feel the pink ribbon has been overused and exploited, but it has become a symbol for breast cancer so I chose to use that as my “tie” or continuity throughout the piece. I love hearts and color… and felt both fit the piece as we are all different: sizes, shapes, colors, cancers… but love is woven throughout our lives, it helps us heal, and it helps us survive.

Here is a glimpse into my process...








I was so happy to receive an email that my piece was selected to be published in the July/August 2009 issue. I was so excited to see it in print when my issue arrived in the mailbox. The finished piece is on page 113….

1 comment:

Beverley Baird said...

Congratulations! Not only to have a piece published but to have so much meaning in that piece - that is wonderful.
Thanks for sharing the process of creation.
Take care.

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