Thursday, October 30, 2014
Good news is my mom likes them.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
When I was a kid, it took forever for time to pass, but now life seems to be on fast-forward. And it's flying by faster and faster every day ... hour ... minute ... second. Friday is Halloween and we'll turnaround only to find we're waking up on Christmas morning and then 2014 will be history.
Try to slow down ... just a little bit ... over the last 63 days of the year. Enjoy the time with family and friends, but sneak in a few moments to be still and savor what's good in your life.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
I see a curly-haired stranger in the mirror with scars and a body I don't recognize. I worry about my family, children and friends and hope they never have to face a cancer journey of their own. I celebrate doctor visits and treatment milestones along with birthdays and holidays.
I'm slowly coming to the realization that it's not about getting back to normal because I'm not that me anymore. This illustration is my way of acknowledging everything I've been through to get to this moment. It's also a reminder to leave all of that where it belongs ... in the past ... and enjoy where I am now.
Prints are available in my Etsy shop.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
When I add in helping with homework, cleaning, cooking, laundry, shopping and schlepping, some days I feel like I barely have time to breathe.
I need a 25th hour that's just for me.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Buying more pomegranates. I never thought I would like them, but they're really good. Different, but good.
And for what it's worth, mom, I did recently try asparagus again and I still don't like it. Blech. Not sure what fruit or vegetable will be next, but it won't be asparagus.
Or brussel sprouts.
Or turnips, cauliflower or rutabaga.
And it's a sunny day!
I'm off for a walk with the dog to enjoy it.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
I started a new freelance gig today that will hopefully stretch out for the next few weeks. Since my hair seemed especially curly this morning AND I actually thought it looked cute, I decided to commemorate the occasion with a selfie.
I'm surprised at how hard it's been to adjust to my new hair. It's taken almost two years to get it back to the length it was before chemo. And, as my hubster is fond of pointing out, I always complained about having straight hair so you'd think I'd be happy.
Let's just say I'm getting used to it. I'm starting to look in the mirror and see me instead of a stranger – with my luck probably just in time for it to start straightening out again. ;-)
No new drawings for InkTober, but I did finish up the illustrations I started last week. I'm thinking these might be greeting cards and prints soon.