Monday, November 20, 2017

Most Days I Feel Pretty Good

It's true, most days I do feel pretty good. Not back to normal of course. I know that will never happen. How could it with one less breast, a scar that reaches from my chest bone to my underarm and new daily routines meant to keep cancer from returning.

On those really awful days when I'm sore, tired, sad, grieving and feeling sorry for myself I eagerly make art. Below is a styrofoam print I made on one of those days. Making art heals my soul and gives me a way to express my feelings without having to actually verbalize it. I cry too easily now.

Copyright Carole Reid 2017

8 comments:

  1. you're the brave one, and i'm so glad for you that you can pour your grief and aches into art. that isn't always the case, that's why i'm so relieved you find some kind of relief there. i revel at all that you show, because this really is the road that you follow now, and therefore your art stands witness to your recovery (and all that it entails).
    still up for that cuppa, carole! XXX

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    1. Thank you, Nadine! I feel more practical than brave.
      Gotta get on with life and enjoy the moments in the studio.
      xoxo

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  2. Great to see how your art is such a great support particularly when you feel down.I too am a cancer survivor and don't think I could have made it without the help of my art. Hang in there, all the best.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and leaving your comment, Jack.
      Three cheers for ARTmaking!

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  3. I think you are one of the bravest women I know. I didn't reply to your last email, but I've been thinking about you ever since. Hugs.

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    1. Thank you, Lorrie. It's nice to know you are.

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  4. You are honest and that my friend is a gift for us all. Thank you for your art, your posts and your tears.

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