Posts Tagged ‘chemotherapy

19
Dec
21

… it is spontaneous …. and it is fun… and the title says it all … at least i think so

DANCING FULL OF JOY

I think the title really says it all : “DANCING FULL OF JOY” .. YES… it is happy, full of fun, movement, joy … what more can i say. that i created it very quickly, without thinking, just following my muse? ok.. then that is what i will say. it was strange working … because i was 3/4ers asleep. i was diagnosed with shingles on friday and girls and boys.. i thought i knew everything about being tired….. but NOW i am flat out. shattered, exhausted. just imagine what my body all needs to deal with… cancer, chemotherapy, shingles, a virus medicine, a blood thinner, chronic fatigue….. and now THIS on top of it all. but still, i want to create art and i am quite happy that i actually managed to create another piece, completely different, a digital abstract, created in PaintShopPro… here a small photo of it.. hope you like that too

PATTERN 004

this one can only be found in my Society6 store … just follow the link if you are interested. there is a ton of products available with it.. really fun and interesting πŸ™‚ >>>> artbymimulux on society6 … pay my shop a visit there… no need to buy anything… but perhaps you will find something you like.. and that would make me happy of course πŸ™‚ so enjoy πŸ™‚

love and light to all…….. and thanks for the visits πŸ™‚ … pat

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22
Nov
21

oh my.. it is high time… highest of times !!!…

….. that i write something on my blog again. so sorry for neglecting you all… but this radio therapy really made me so tired… still does. however, now i am on a roll. almost a painting per day.. and mostly either abstract… or neo expressionism…….. i will show you the last three works i created over the weekend. all my artwork is for sale… you can view it on my saatchi page πŸ™‚

healthwise… yes as i mentioned… i am still in my radiation therapy but on thursday will be the last session. i am glad about it but i am happy that the treatment already has brought some improvements. the pain levels have gone down and it is a bit easier for me to walk. i still have nerve pain but not as much as before … but i also have a good pain management now. a good palliative doc… plus my carers see to me πŸ™‚

i just decided i want a new tattoo. wrote to my oncologist when i can make it.. i.e. like how long after radiotherpay can i be inked… not a big one… just a celtic symbol.. which is also relevant in christianity as it represents the father, son and holy spirit. three ovals and a ring in the middle… combining all three together. ach hard to explain.. once i have it.. i will show it. what i will show you now are my latest paintings. i hope you will enjoy πŸ™‚ bonne soirΓ©e Γ  tous…….. have a lovely evening…… see you soon again πŸ™‚



ok.. still a bit confusing here on WP … but on the left “ON THE RUN”, top right “DISTANT MOUNTAINS” and bottom right “MENDING THE BROKEN HEART”

that’s all. take care πŸ™‚

30
Apr
21

… so i was told to quit keeping it to myself…

… and so i wont … only a few days of not being on wordpress and everything seems to have changed again… but maybe this is just my impression of things. anyway.. yes i have not been here for a while.. been too busy creating stuff πŸ™‚ and had a close encounter with an orthodontist on tuesday.. now i’ve got a lump in my face.. but no more pain and i hope the stitches will come out soon.. the only yuck think about it is.. that i have to take antibiotics because i am in a chemotherapy.. oh well… won’t keep me from being artsy πŸ™‚

i won’t say much more… just uploading some of the things i created and also managed to sell πŸ™‚ yay to that !! wishing you all a wonderful rest of the week and a happy weekend to come πŸ™‚ love and light….. pat πŸ™‚

22
Feb
21

.. oh .. woot woot… i did it again.. yayayayyyy !!! …

so.. what did i do again ??

oh… so what is it that i did do again ?? what… D I D I D O !!!! ??? (imagine big eyes now) … oh well….. nothing bad.. nothing… that i need to worry about……….. actually i did something really fab.. i did contribute some art to the TWITTER ART EXHIBIT those who know me, know that this isn’t the first time that i am taking part. this year is year 11 for TAE and i am very proud to having taken part in the first TAE 11 years ago. for more info.. just follow the link .. so here is my art… which i sent off this evening.. my art.. which was inspired by a poem by the German poet Karl Philipp Conz (1762 – 1827), Die Windesbraut .. unfortunately i could not find an english translation for this poem. so … here we go:

Die Windesbraut / Bride of the Wind
mixed media on heavy watercolour paper
acrylics, waxcrayon, india ink, collage
postcard sized

03
Feb
21

… so then i realized something …

i noticed that as of late.. my art started feeling.. “stiff” .. not as spontaneous as it used to be… i thought too much about what i was doing. it felt like …. mh .. imagine a hand.. instead of being open and relaxed it was curled into a tight fist.. it happened several times that when i had finished .. or almost finished a painting.. i just overpainted the whole thing again .. using either gesso, black or white paint because i did not like it… it felt wrong, not me, so i wanted a fresh start. however, i don’t like that !!! ok.. my one excuse might be that i am going through chemotherapy.. that makes me feel incredibly tired amongst other things.. on the other hand, art is what keeps me awake, so to say… so i decided i needed to learn to let go again. instead of a tight fist.. i should open that hand and shake it lose… so… i brought my sketch book to the living room. placed it on the table and as i was watching tv the other night, i took that sketch book and a ballpoint pen … and just started drawing.. not really paying attention to what i was doing.. i just let go.. let lose.. i just went with the flow.. and it felt right.. and in the end.. THIS had happened… as i was watching TV

24
Jan
21

…. and now for something totally different again …

ABSTRACT 106

acrylics on stretched canvas
30 x 40 centimeters – 15 x 12 inches
original for sale – please contact me for info

so.. the muse has taken me in a completely different direction again.. at least the colour scheme is sort of the same .. i need to keep busy.. it keeps me awake. my chemotherapy makes me extremely tired.. the moment i sit comfortably, i doze off and soon glide into a deep and sound sleep… not really my idea of spending the day.. and mind you.. i sleep like a log at night too… so.. instead of sitting comfortably in a chair or on my red sofa… i paint.. i let the muse guide me to new realms… art and my journey being a constant adventure !!

much love and light to you all !!!

30
Jun
17

They told me my Hair would be Different !

downsized

… when chemo started, that’s what i was told. indeed, first all the hair dropped, from waist length hair to zero.. in one go cause once i noticed that it started to drop i shaved my head and was boldly bald..
but then, after all the treatments were over, my hair started to grow back. will it be different, as they said?? first there was just a fuzz, like a baby elephant’s .. oh yuck i thought.. but slowly, it got thicker, and more.. and.. oh dear….. curly ?? now my hair is short and wild, standing off in all directions, curly, wavy, stubborn, unruly, rebellious .. like wild flowers, individual and soooooooooo … ME … the new me !

original for sale on ARTFINDERΒ 

26
Sep
16

… on a more personal note

dear followers, dear friends πŸ™‚

i realize that it’s been quite a while that i have posted anything here on my blog. and what i posted, was kind of sporadic. i would like to apologize for this. for very specific reasons, i was a lot less creative over the last months.

i don’t like to talk about private matters on the net, however in this instance i will make an exception… a small one. but i feel, you all have the right to know what’s been going on, what IS going on… and how things are.

i came to switzerland in june of this year to visit my children, and to have a medical checkup. it was then that i was diagnosed with breast cancer. in july i started on a very heavy course of chemo, 4 hourly, weekly cycles. after 6 weeks i had to have a break cause due to my immune system being practically non-existant, i was close to a blood poisoning in my left arm. i had to take antibiotics and chemo was stopped for two weeks. then, it continued and two weeks ago i had the last cycle. i was lucky.. all in all. the side effects were bearable, the worst being the extreme tiredness and exhaustion – i still have that ! – the complete loss of taste – yuck to all foods and drinks – the sensory disturbances in my hands and footsoles.

in the beginning i was still capable to create art, but as the chemo sessions continued, i had less and less energy to be creative. so i really changed into a complete couch potato. i read a lot – make this past and present tense! – mostly thrillers.. but many books on art too, watch/ed TV and slept/sleep.

OK.. so far so good. i am better now… slowly getting some energy back and slowly being more creative again. today.. i have to go to hospital for more bloodtests, a CT and meeting with my oncologist. in two weeks, on October 11th, i will have surgery.

anyway. i am good. i am.. lucky to be here in switzerland. i have fabulous doctors… am being treated in a top rate oncology center… and i wasn’t even aware there being one here, in the city where my eldest son lives. i live with my son.. he is wonderful.. looking after me, cooking for me, going shopping….. my other children live close by and visit me often. my wonderful husband is at home, taking care of the house and our dogs… if he weren’t so supportive and kind, i could never manage this all !

i count myself lucky. i am here, in a fantastic place, surrounded by the alps. there is so much good and healing energy here.. can you believe it? yes i count myself lucky.. yes, i have cancer, and yes, i have accepted it. my hair is gone.. i am bald.. but … i wont wear a wig nor a scarf nor whatever… i am boldly bald.. nothing to hide ! it is another lesson i am learning, another stepping stone in my life.

i wish you all a great new week… and sending you all lots of love and light.

mimulux aka pat

 




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