Monday, September 17, 2012

Birthday

The monitor is out of color balance so I can't seem to get this piece to look right, the colors that is. It's brighter than it looks on my monitor. I don't have the patience to fuss with anything. Anyway, it's a fabric piece that I did some time ago. The background piece is hand-dyed in purple and yellow. The next layer is splashes of black paint on fabric and the focal piece is rubber band stamped with metallic acrylic paint.

My birthday is tomorrow and I guess what I'll remember most about this birthday is that I'm half way through four rounds of chemo and my hair has started falling out. Not exactly the same kind of birthday I had three years when my guy took me to Vegas to see Cher and Cirque du Soleil.

What can I say about chemo except that it's like Chernobyl exploding in my body. I'm supposedly receiving a mild chemo combo but my immune system thinks otherwise. I am grateful though that the cancer was in the early stages so most likely I'll be okay. Who knows though what kind of damage the chemo is and will do in the long run. I'll be working on building a strong and healthy immune system as soon as the nasty chemo rounds are over which should be around Oct. 11th.

Quote: Joy is not in things; it is in us. Richard Wagner

5 comments:

PAMO ART said...

Happy Birthday Gail!
I love this piece- the colors look lovely- but art always looks better in person.
It looks like a window onto a coming storm. But not a scary storm, just life.
The chemo sounds horrible and I'm glad you will be done with it in October.
I hope you get to do something in celebration tomorrow.
Hugs,
Pam

ART*ticulation said...

Oh Pam said it best the piece looks like a window, though into or out to what only you would know.
I know a few days ago you were feeling a little better I hope
your even better and can celebrate your special day!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
Darlene AkA HuGgeR

Seth said...

Wishing you good health and happiness on this birthday and in the coming year Gail. This is a beautiful artwork and (even if they are not exact) a wonderful color palette. Continued best with the treatment.

Julie said...

Happy Birthday in blogland, Gail. I think and hope I wished you a Happy Birthday on facebook while we were away. You are now only 10 days away from finishing chemo, not long now. I wish you a good and strong recovery from its punishing effects. xx

marieJ' said...

omg Gail..I had no idea what was going on with you...I'm not much on the computer these days..
Sending you million good vibes over the oceans
xoxoxo