Monday, October 17, 2011

There's Something Wonderful

about finding out you are a painter afterall and might even be an official cancer survivor in a couple of years.

That's what has happened this weekend. Something snapped in my head and I was flooded with confidence. I don't know what that was, but I welcomed it. I suddenly felt calm; I was no longer wondering what I was doing; I knew. I suspect I finally gave up caring if anybody besides my mother (and she's long gone) gave a damn what I was actually painting in my studio instead of playing Canasta, Bridge or Mahjong with the other gal around here. With that, freedom walked in the door. I picked up my brushes and put my past in the past. I think it was fitting that I went back into Summer Woods 2009, threw the paint at it and re-titled it Cancer Summer during breast cancer awareness month.

Do get your mammograms ladies you certainly do not want to go through a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation or take the fat pill Arimidex for five years. Not an official survivor yet, I AM still here and I can paint--but this is the last painting I'm ever going to splatter. There's a big mess I have to clean up.


I DEDICATE THIS NEXT VIDEO TO MY FRIEND MYRNA. GILBERT AND SULLIVAN MAY BE CORNY, BUT THERE'S NOTHING CORNY ABOUT B.B.KING.

6 comments:

  1. Ah, the freedom to paint for oneself--it's delicious.

    You are a survivor and I'm glad.

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  2. You and me both LOL. With the freedom to paint for oneself, both my shoulders and neck relaxed.

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  3. Isn't it amazing when you get an epiphany?! :-)
    btw, I still love your pencil drawings- that is what originally caught my eye to your blog!. Your paintings are just the icing on the cake to your sketches. I love how you draw the personality in them...

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  4. Thank you very much Christine. I really appreciate your kind words--and direction. I've been so busy trying to become a painter, I put aside my pencils until last week when I bought a new hat. It's on my pencil drawing agenda next time I take it off my head. I'm getting a little tired of my header,"A Feather in My Stetson." LOL.

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  5. Hi, Linda,
    Very happy for you, if you could find something and know the direction to go.
    Kind regards,Sadami

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  6. It's always a joy Sadami, when suddenly you get it, your world falls into place and you feel like flying. Cheers to you Sadami, you and your work is always a joy.

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