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Topic: CALLING ALL ARTISTS- Let's make an art gallery!

Forum: Acknowledging and honoring our Community — Share accomplishments, milestones, goals of community members, family members or yourself. Just finished treatment? Just got married? Watched your child graduate? Ran a big run? Been a huge help to members in our community? Let's honor our members here!

Posted on: Sep 24, 2015 11:24AM - edited Sep 24, 2015 01:26PM by Moderators

Moderators wrote:

We would like to create a slide show gallery of our YOUR art! Paintings, sketches, ceramics, sculpture, crafts, gardens, quilts, photography, jewelry, stained glass, mosaics, poetry .... you name it! We may show this slide show at our annual Rock the Ribbon event on October 22nd.

Please post photos here, even if you have it on another thread, along with your name and location.

We can't wait to see al the talent here!!

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Dec 4, 2020 08:42PM Aussie-Cat wrote:

AngelsGal, your painting is very good. I want to encourage you to do more painting but I know it's hard. Maybe have a think about what you'd like to paint and getting out your paints etc.

Diagnosed with nerve pain (post mastectomy pain syndrome) July 2018. Twin sister died of breast cancer May 2019. Surgery 6/19/2018 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right
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Dec 11, 2020 05:49PM - edited Dec 11, 2020 05:50PM by NancyGC

I'm a seed bead jewelry artist and instructor from Colorado.

Dx 8/28/2020, ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/25/2020 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/6/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Dec 11, 2020 06:33PM Wren44 wrote:

Nancy, those are gorgeous! My eyes hurt thinking of poking something into all those tiny beads. I'm sure you're a good teacher, also.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Dec 11, 2020 09:19PM Aussie-Cat wrote:

Nancy, that's very intricate work! Well done.

Diagnosed with nerve pain (post mastectomy pain syndrome) July 2018. Twin sister died of breast cancer May 2019. Surgery 6/19/2018 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right
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Dec 11, 2020 10:00PM Ladyc2020 wrote:

I’ve been feeling the creative urge recently and yesterday did a series of self- portraits, something I’ve never done. I’m a photographer and take sunset pics, weddings and family portraits usually. I hope to do more with others out there, still working on how to go about it. But have plans for 2021. Anyhow, here’s a low resolution of a pic I feel good about... as everyone here is a survivor, I’m wondering what you think. And would you want a portrait like this, to various degrees? Thanks ☺️



Dx 8/6/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 8/21/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/18/2020 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 9/23/2020, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 1 Radiation Therapy 10/31/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall
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Dec 11, 2020 10:38PM Miriandra wrote:

Beautiful work, NancyCG! Where in Colorado are you? I'm in Denver. :)

Ladyc, what a great way to showcase the beauty of your changed body! I think it's high time we had a cultural conversation about accepting that survivor and warrior bodies are going to look different. We shouldn't have to hide behind full-coverage shirts or prostheses, or be expected to get implants, or otherwise camouflage how our bodies have changed for the sake of other people. (If we're doing it for the sake of our own comfort and sense of normality, that's a different story - we should absolutely do what makes us feel right in our body.)

Some women have had challenges with implants and reconstruction, and had to have their surgeries reversed. If I, as a woman who choses to embrace my look, can help make asymmetrical bodies become more mainstream and help a woman who has to be without a breast or breasts feel more normal, I'm excited for that.

Dx 5/31/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, 0/1 nodes, ER+ Surgery 8/14/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left
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Dec 11, 2020 11:38PM Ladyc2020 wrote:

Lovely Miriandra!! Yes, I definitely agree with everything you said. My own mother had a mastectomy, and was flat for 5 years. Then a neighbor said something hurtful to her and she went and had reconstruction. She now half wishes she had not, due to needing surgeries to correct things, to make them more aesthetically ‘pleasing’. I am sure we have come a long way over the decades, but I’d love to help women feel good about their changed bodies.

Dx 8/6/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 8/21/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/18/2020 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 9/23/2020, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 1 Radiation Therapy 10/31/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall
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Dec 12, 2020 12:18PM Wren44 wrote:

I had a mastectomy with no recon and am happy with that decision. I would like to have the other one off, too, because at 80 it's nothing to look at anyway and I hate bras. I mostly go bare unless an outfit really needs a bra to look decent.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Dec 12, 2020 11:48PM Miriandra wrote:

If I have to wear a bra, I wear half a rabbit bra or one of the other stick-on bras for backless dresses. Not the best support, but it keeps things from jiggling or getting nipply.

Dx 5/31/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, 0/1 nodes, ER+ Surgery 8/14/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left
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Dec 22, 2020 11:03AM NancyGC wrote:

Thank you!

Dx 8/28/2020, ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/25/2020 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/6/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Dec 22, 2020 11:05AM NancyGC wrote:

Thank you! I'm in the Springs.

Dx 8/28/2020, ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/25/2020 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/6/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Dec 22, 2020 11:05AM NancyGC wrote:

Thank you!

Dx 8/28/2020, ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/25/2020 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/6/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Dec 24, 2020 11:52PM Moonflwr912 wrote:

A few gifts I made

Sometimes life SUCKS! Sometimes it doesn't. I prefer when it doesn't! If you're ever bored, read my biography. Bring snacks..... LOL Monica Dx 11/11/2011, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 12/7/2011 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 12/8/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 1/16/2012 Reconstruction (left) Targeted Therapy 2/15/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/15/2012 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 8/12/2012 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 8/19/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 9/9/2012 Reconstruction (left) Surgery 8/13/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Surgery 9/3/2013 Reconstruction (left) Surgery 12/12/2013 Reconstruction (left): Saline implant; Reconstruction (right): Saline implant
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Dec 25, 2020 01:53PM Wren44 wrote:

Moonflower, Those are gorgeous. Lucky people who receive them as gifts.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Dec 27, 2020 10:28PM Ladyc2020 wrote:

moonflower - so beautiful! I am sure whoever gets on will be just thrilled!

Dx 8/6/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 8/21/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/18/2020 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 9/23/2020, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 1 Radiation Therapy 10/31/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall
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Jan 8, 2021 11:44PM Moonflwr912 wrote:

Thank you. I had made many of the pendants and earring components a few years ago before my hand tremors got worse. But I finally sat down to put them together. Only dropped about 10 pieces! LOL. Thats pretty good! LOL. Its all relative. At the time, I was experimenting with torch patinas. Thats how the got those lovely colors. I hate to give them away, but I only have one neck! LOL

Sometimes life SUCKS! Sometimes it doesn't. I prefer when it doesn't! If you're ever bored, read my biography. Bring snacks..... LOL Monica Dx 11/11/2011, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 12/7/2011 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 12/8/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 1/16/2012 Reconstruction (left) Targeted Therapy 2/15/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/15/2012 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 8/12/2012 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 8/19/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 9/9/2012 Reconstruction (left) Surgery 8/13/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Surgery 9/3/2013 Reconstruction (left) Surgery 12/12/2013 Reconstruction (left): Saline implant; Reconstruction (right): Saline implant

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