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.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2015 12:24PM - edited Sep 24, 2015 02:26PM by moderators

Posted on: Sep 24, 2015 12:24PM - edited Sep 24, 2015 02:26PM 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 30, 2016 01:36PM - edited Dec 30, 2016 03:43PM by laastra

I love this thread!! I started taking more classes and getting myself more active with painting and drawing this year but I've been practicing awhile. I just turned 30 in September and I have been looking forward to my 30's. I work an office job full time but I have been finding enough time to work on creative things too. I don't have any kids but hope I still might be able to. This diagnosis was a pretty shocking surprise, my mom and my grandma both had breast cancer, so I knew I had risk but wasn't expecting it this early.

I am loving looking at all the artwork from everyone here!! Making art is such a powerful therapy. Whether you're just starting out or you have some years of practice, it just feels good to make something of your own and sometimes expression is difficult with words.

Here are a few of my pieces from the past few years:

IDC-L multifocal. age 33. Dx 11/3/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/15/2017 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Reconstruction (Left): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 3/18/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 4/15/2020, IDC, Other, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 4/17/2020 Faslodex (fulvestrant), Zoladex (goserelin) Targeted Therapy 4/24/2020 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Dec 30, 2016 02:06PM QuinnCat wrote:

Laastra - wonderful stuff. You have a lot of talent and still so young to explore and cultivate. Are you brca+ like me? Our particular variation of the mutation in my family hits later in life (50's). To be 30 and have to deal with this, so sorry.

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Dec 30, 2016 03:40PM laastra wrote:

Quinncat - thank you! I had genetic testing and I did not have any of the gene mutations associated with breast cancer, so I don't know if there's that component to it unless it's one they don't know of yet. I am going for my surgery this month. I'm hoping to keep up that exploring and cultivating. It's really never too early or late to pick this stuff up. I've been uh.. preoccupied? since my diagnosis but I want to keep moving forward with this. It'll be about 2 and a half months from diagnosis to surgery and the waiting is hard but ..almost there. I just tell myself when I have low energy to keep drawing at least something, and don't worry about it being good or not, just to keep the practice going. Sometimes it works and sometimes not. I find myself more often digging into cancer information in my spare time. I need to do that too, but I still want to make time for art. I saw the one of the cat and some others of yours, I love your painting!

IDC-L multifocal. age 33. Dx 11/3/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/15/2017 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Reconstruction (Left): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 3/18/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 4/15/2020, IDC, Other, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 4/17/2020 Faslodex (fulvestrant), Zoladex (goserelin) Targeted Therapy 4/24/2020 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Dec 30, 2016 04:21PM QuinnCat wrote:

thank you laastra - I got lucky. We have a great instructor in my tiny town. He can make anyone a painter though I'm still not confident. I just finished my first forgery - the pencil drawing of on a stretched canvas. The Idealized Portrait of a Lady by Sandro Botticelli. It is 20 in x 30 in. Big! I can't even imagine finishing on time for the April 1 forgery show.

Your cancer schedule sounds much like mine did. Between my screening mammogram (Oct 9) and BMX (Jan 20), over a 3 months wait. First it was my gyn who kept going on vacation and not paying attention to my mammon. Then it was Thanksgiving, then being scheduled for 12/12, then getting the surprise brca results, then having to reschedule for a BMX, then xmas and having to coordinate the PS and BS. It was worrisome, but my BS didn't seem to think that amount of time would make a difference. She told me, now waiting till July, not a good idea. I'll never forget that comment.

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Dec 30, 2016 04:45PM mike3121 wrote:

My wife's BC history. My wife refuses to use the internet, well except for Amazon and Ebay.

Progression with two spots on spine as of this October 2016. Oncologist wants to wait a few months to let it grow big enough for a biopsy. Complex case as she has had 3 different types of BC: ER+ 100% estrogen grade 1, ER+ 30% estrogen grade 3 and triple negative Metaplastic BC.

My wife, back in Dec of 2012 was diagnosed with Stage 4 ER+ PR+ HER2-breast cancer. One node and a small spot on the spine. After 3 infusions of AC she was clean except for the 6 cm tumor in her breast. The oncologist said since the cancer was responding well to estrogen blocker (aromasin) it was best to leave it be. Ops forgot to mention in the midst of all this cancer stuff she had to have removed a grapefruit sized and very painful non-cancerous ovarian cyst.

A little over a year later, Nov 2014, the cancer morphed and went crazy. She had a radical mastectomy and breast removal. A biopsy showed it to be ER+ and the oncologist prescribed tamoxifen. 19 lymph nodes were removed and 9 of the 19 had triple negative Metaplastic keratinized squamous carcinoma. A PET scan done after the surgery showed some cancer still in her armpit, probably spill over from the nodes. She has two cancers, one ER+ PR+ HER2- and another triple negative. She went back on A-C (lifetime amount), no Taxol as she almost died from it earlier. Almost died from NeuLasta too. Also 7 weeks of radiation.

After all that she had to have major surgery to remove a tumor from her kidney. It was benign.

I draw to relax.


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Dec 31, 2016 05:33AM feelingfeline wrote:

Beautiful.

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/8/2012 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left) Chemotherapy 4/3/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/6/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Dec 31, 2016 04:03PM OncoWarrior wrote:

Hey Mike3121, I did not know we had a patron saint. Thank you for making that icon. Looks like a stained glass window. What medium?

Is that a dragon on your little picture? Can you make a bigger copy here for us?

I think you were here at another time. because as soon as I saw your post I remembered I have this in my picture file.

it says, By Mike W.

Nerdy

"I traded my Perky Bosoms for a Perky Attitude!"
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Dec 31, 2016 04:28PM - edited Dec 31, 2016 04:30PM by mike3121

Watercolor, some color pencil then a bit of "ink in a pencil" or pen & ink where needed.

I didn't do the shamrock. I used to do screen savers and did one of 8 warrior shields in 3D then made them rotate and the dragon shield was one of them.

Link to some of my art:

http://www.artwanted.com/artist.cfm?ArtID=83018


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Dec 31, 2016 06:13PM wren44 wrote:

Lovely art. I'm glad it helps you relax. You certainly have a lot going on.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed. Chemotherapy 6/17/2022 Other Surgery Lumpectomy (Right) Surgery Mastectomy (Right)
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Jan 1, 2017 01:23PM goodprognosis wrote:

Hi Mike

I followed your link. What beautiful artwork!!!

I absolutely love birds of all kinds but the parrots certainly lend themselves to artwork with their beautiful colours.

Sketch a bit myself and used to write feature articles for newspapers and had some children's fiction published but have nothing to upload.

I so admire the art on here. It's amazing.......

goodprognosis-- "only another winding will this stream make, then shall I come to you, a boundless drop to a boundless ocean." K Gibran Dx 8/22/2012, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/24/2012 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 9/25/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 10/11/2012 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 12/19/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2013

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