The life of a woman artist hitting her stride!



HOWDY WORLD! In June of 2011 I was diagnosed with cancer. The BIG “C”! The death sentences for the possible kinds of cancer I had ranged from 5 years to 18 months. I mentally started cutting my “bucket list” shorter. After 6 months, 6 doctors, 9 tests and procedures I was told that “there was not one abnormal cell in my body”. REBIRTH! Which is also a definition for RENAISSANCE. A Renaissance Woman is one skilled and knowledgeable in many fields. My art life embraces many fields. The acronym for Woman Artist Renaissance is WAR. I say WAR with a bit of a chuckle because I’m not a flaming activist when it comes to some of the issues that beset the art world: women artists getting their due in a man’s world, realism versus esoteric art, illustration versus “fine” art, etc. My Woman Artist Renaissance WAR will be waged against my own lethargy, apathy, and retirement. My military strategy is to thwart being too busy, too shy, too tired to engage and share with others my art life. In the blogging process I may be of assistance to some and be assisted in return. I am a designer, illustrator, painter, think tank, story teller, and mentor artist. YEE HAA!

10 responses

  1. Roxane

    Love it! Love you!

    February 5, 2012 at 2:25 am

    • A strange phenomena is occurring for me in this “eve of 60” year: I feel like I am standing behind the curtain on stage about to “go on” and along with the stage fright is an adrenaline rush of excited anticipation. Don’t know how the performance will go, but, would rather be here than anywhere else.

      February 7, 2012 at 6:28 pm

  2. Katie Marsh


    February 5, 2012 at 3:20 am

    • How blessed am I to have such a daughter as you. Your constant support is like “the big red coat”: comforting, warming, and protective.

      February 7, 2012 at 6:24 pm

  3. Nicki Napier

    you are a warrior womyn that i am proud to know, love and learn so much from!

    love love love you so so much!

    your favorite niece 😉

    February 5, 2012 at 6:03 am

  4. Mom

    You’re also a talented writer! Thanks for inspiring me this morning! You ROCK!!

    February 5, 2012 at 4:25 pm

  5. Onward and upward, O Brave One.

    Rob Blake

    February 6, 2012 at 12:49 am

    • Thanks for cheering me on, O Enthusiastic One. I wish I had your smarts about technology. Learning how to do this has been a struggle, but, I shall trek onward.

      February 7, 2012 at 6:14 pm

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