Tonight: Breast Cancer Fund Raiser Show in Bay City

Also perusable will be my 200+ page illustrated breast cancer blog begun after my diagnosis in October, 2004, and continuing to the present. It can be read online as well, beginning with Mary’s Breast Cancer Blog, on my website, continuing for a year elsewhere, and recently returning to my own website at beaverislandarts.com.

Tonight is a gala event—a cancer fund raiser. Cancer surviving artists will be displaying their work at all the galleries. This very special First Thursday Gallery Walk is the only one that requires a ticket: $30 gets you in all the galleries with gourmet food and drink; $5 gets you in one gallery, so if you just want one party, make it mine! (Tickets will be available at all the galleries.) After tonight, the monthly First Thursday Gallery Walks will again be free.

The Bay City Times did a nice article about me and this show in the Thursday Weekend. You can read it online if you can stand the many disruptive animated ads….. 

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Mary B’s Illustrated Breast Cancer Blog moves to Beaver Island Arts!

Ive never run out of ideas for my health blog—right now about six of them are waiting for attention—but I’ve tired of thinking about breast cancer so much of the time. It’s been two years since my treatment and I’m feeling like myself again. My prognosis is great, my checkups all good news.

So I’m off and running this summer, to do numerous art shows. And I’ll be painting Lake Michigan again—seven weeks spread out over five months—to produce Lake Effects III, the summer and last poster in my Lake Effects series. I start that project on Saturday! I can’t wait to spend a week doing nothing more than paint, walk, and look for mushrooms (it’s morel and oyster season at last!).

So please stay tuned. I’m going to do fewer breast cancer blogs, but I’ll now have time to include cartoons and illustrations, review my favorite breast cancer websites and blogs, give my take on new techno wonders like MRIs and digital mammograms, and, well, play. Remember play? It’s good for your health!

The picture here was taken at one of my book club meetings by my dear friend Mary Bush, who runs an artsy clothing shop in Saginaw called Glad Rags. Never been there? You’ve missed the ultimate in vintage/cool couture.

Please let me know your questions, responses, suggestions and, of course, praise. Just email me at mblocksma@yahoo.com.