Monday, November 26, 2018

Looking Back While Looking Forward

I guess it comes with age this looking back.
I'm pleased with what I have accomplished as an artist over the years through good times and hard times.

Since I was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2017 my art themes have changed drastically but my need to create has never left me.

My body has changed forever after the mastectomy. I have only one breast and a long scar across my chest. My thoughts are now infiltrated with cancer and the stress of it returning. Every ache or bump sends panic throughout my body.

So I concentrate on creating new artworks while looking forward to how ever many days I have here on earth. I concentrate on family and friends and enjoying life on Vancouver Island. I am grateful.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

August Where Did You Go?

I missed you August!

 I am looking forward to September with its cooler weather and comfy sweaters.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Time for an Update and Announcement

I am thrilled to announce my art exhibition at Gallery Merrick in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.

             CAROLE REID
                at GALLERY MERRICK

              13B Commercial St
              Nanaimo, BC
              Friday, July 27 opening night part 7-9pm
              Saturday, July 28 11-4
              Sunday, July 29 11-4

After a year of healing and recovery through creating art I am finally exhibiting fifty of my favourite pieces. I have thoroughly enjoyed creating these and know deep in my heart that I have survived this past year by working on this series. I have benefited from physical, mental and emotional healing. My friends and family have watched me work madly on these and offered me amazing support.

This past year hasn't been easy. My diagnosis of breast cancer and mastectomy in May 2017, the death of my mother in August, the death of my son in law last March 2018 and the fear of the "what ifs" have all played a role is who I am as a person now.  I'm still screaming Fuck Cancer at the top of my lungs but I'm also enjoying life and all it has to offer.