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.


10 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your journey with us Carole, you have informed, educated and inspired us.

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    1. Thanks for your continued support, Katherine.
      It means the world to me.

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  2. I always like to see your creations Carole. They always tell a story/share a message. So glad the need to create has been there for you through this difficult bit of life. And I too continue to concentrate on family and friends and enjoying life in my little part of the worlds. Blessings to you and yours. xo Kim

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    1. Thank you, Kim. Without art and family/friends I'd be curled up in bed. Blessings to you and yours too. xo

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  3. I enjoyed this summary of your artwork. Yes, your art has changed, and so have you. Life does that to us, doesn't it? You are brave and courageous.

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  4. What a wonderful log to help you come to terms with your new situation. It's always amazing how you can create beautiful work from a horrible experience. A great result in many ways.

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  5. Merry Christmas Carole! It's been a long time since I wrote to you and I see now dropping in to visit your blog that you too have been adjusting to some of the more extreme 'shape shifter' forces that life brings in its seasons. I had a triple bypass in January and although my lot in life has improved physically, I too find that the psychological adjustments have been sometimes over-shadowing. I retire from work as the Province's 'Endangered Species Biologist' the end of this week and am thankful to have survived that chapter in my life.

    Your art is very powerful and was always so, from the first time I found your page year's ago! My oldest sister had both breasts removed about 18 years ago and like you had hauntings of potential reoccurence, especially for the first two years immediately following surgery. Each year that passed, it became easier she said, despite the invasive nature of the procedure.

    Keep up with your artistic work. So many of your pieces continue to have resounding depth, beauty and speak to me even with the distance of 4000 miles between us! All very best wishes for 2019!

    Mark

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    1. Happy New Year to you Mark! May 2019 be a year of blessings for you.
      Thank you for taking the time to catch up with me and for your kind words.
      We've been through the mill, eh! We are planning a trip to NS in June to visit a friend who will be moving to Yarmouth at the end of January. Maybe we could get together for a coffee when we are in your area. I would love that.
      Carole

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