Saturday, September 13, 2008

Peeking allowed

Thought I'd give you a peek of my Moly X9 entry in Scoach's accordian moleskine. The full layout and other member's drawings are here. Thankfully, my team members have not hung me out to dry for holding up two molys. *smiling meekly*

Thanks everyone who has been of great support to me the past few months. Since April, I have had an issue with an ovarian cyst that has caused me to rethink my life. Apparently, it is not an uncommon thing for women *ehem* my age, but my cyst caused me to bleed heavily for a month and a half ... continually (too much info perhaps?)! Ok, and then there were the cancer scares, serious anemia, and getting sick as a result a few times the past two months. I am recovering right now and on five medications (I feel like a walking medicine cabinet!). So, that is the scoop. Sorry for being a poop and posting only a couple drawings the past month. That was about all I could handle. But, I'm eating better now, exercising, and feeling much, much better. The road to recovery is so sweet.

Thank you everyone for your emails and calls! Makes me feel glad to know I have friends out there that care. *hugs*

8 comments:

Kate said...

I love this Joan. Even better in its full version. Very nice...especially those ginormous ladybugs. : )

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thank you Joan for sharing your heartache with us. I know how it feels as something similar happened to me many moons ago - but we strong women get over these things and march on and on and on. Its what makes our art have so much heART. Thanks also for the recent photo of yourself - I will have to be very brave as I know anything of me will only give my age away to everyone and I am SO VEIN at - shall I say - well into retirement country. Loved the MOLY ENTRY - what a tease to show us such a little slither. I would not be surprised if there is a LITTLE MOLE somewhere amongst those leaves. Enjoy your recovery Joan from your namesake in England Joan(nie).

Heather Havey said...

joan, you are special to us and we always want to be here for you as we are able to...!! you share so much beauty with all of us & you are so talented! we love you happy and healthy and feeling good...so it's nice to hear that you are feeling better recently.

if i can ever help, please let me know.

thank you (& all your friends on here) for adding beauty to the world! i hope you have lots of fun on your trip. sincerely...heather

DRB said...

yeah, "that age", what a rip. Oh and lovely drawing, too.

Sigrid said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better now..... hope you will get it over with soon..... I just wish I could give you a warm loving cuddle.... But I guess you'll have to do it with a big cyberhug instead. Kisses for you!

Beegirl said...

Oh, Joan...I hope you are feeling better and on the mend. Sending you loving thoughts for a speedy recovery! Cannot tell you how much I LOVE the bumble drawing for my moley. Thank you so much!!!

Serena said...

I like this cropped image too. All your work is awesome! I loved the bees too ~ :)

I sympathise with all you have been through in recent times and I'm so glad that you are on the mend from your health scare. Pamper yourself and take things easy ~ (((Hugs)))

A Brush with Color said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better, Joan--your artwork is inspiring on your return here! take good care...