I have to limit myself to half an hour, or I’ll get sucked in. Possibly some entries will be rewrites of something I did on an earlier day. I’m just trying to get cranked up after months of being absorbed completely by teaching and medical challenges.
I decided to log my experience. I began my log soon after my first lumpectomy–waiting in pre-op had driven me nuts. I couldn’t watch tv or talk to my good friend Judy who was there to hold my hand, and, as it turned out, be my witness to events no one believed until we both swore they happened. So when it turned out I needed a second lumpectomy plus the removal of who knew how many underarm nodes, I bought something to write in. It turned out that writing kept me calm. I just went on and on describing what was happening, what I was hearing, feeling, fearing, and otherwise dealing with. It was a lifesaver for me.
Now you can find just about everything that I do, much of it focused on the Great Lakes: original art, reproductions, notecards; tapestry bags and perhaps I’ll even put my quilts on, just for fun. (I don’t think any of you would actually pay for one of those labor intensive jobs!).
Mary is close to finishing the critters and other wonders found in the woods around our wonderful Great Lakes. Last time she worked in acrylics (What’s On the Beach, 2003). This time she’s used watercolors for a softer, woodsy look.