You Are Loved
mixed media on 6x8 canvas board
This new painting is the bright side of an otherwise dark week. I started out the week with bad news. One of my cousins got her angel wings on Tuesday. She was only 46 years old and was a breast cancer survivor. I found out that her cancer had recurred in her bones back in 2007 and nobody told me. Most of you know by now that I am a 10 year breast cancer survivor. My cousin was one of the first calls I made the night I was diagnosed because she had been through it 2 years before me. Two of us in the a family with no history of breast cancer.
I wish I had known but then again it would not have changed a thing. I live with this fear everyday. It is part of my post cancer life. I spent alot of time since Tuesday crying and feeling scared, sad, and a whole mixed bag of emotions. I truly believe that there is something bigger to all this that science cannot explain.
The past couple of days I finally felt like getting out some paper and paint. So I spent 2 days in my studio getting messy and creating. It was the best thing I could have done. For the first time in days I feel a bit back to myself. The tears have been at bay although of course I still feel sad but focusing on something positive and colorful was just the therapy I needed. I hope you can see the love coming through this piece.
It is especially during these difficult times that I realize how grateful I feel for finding art. Art truly heals.
This is my wish for all of you . . . to know that "you are truly loved"