Sunday, January 16, 2005

New Art Series

Having just received word that I have Breast Cancer, I have been going through many emotions and changes in my life! A big change....I haven't had coffee in 3 days! I have been enjoying the most wonderful tea from Prince Edward Island Preserve Company - my favorite flavor at the moment is Rasberry Lemon. A cup of this delicious tea has been a real treat and I can't begin to tell you how much pleasure I have received from it! I am trying to find the positives in all this, and as my sister pointed out to me....I am going to be entering a new journey in my life soon. One that I am not looking forward to, and one that I am very scared about, but one that is necessary to survive! So, in going through all of this, I was wondering how or what I could do with my artwork to help me through this.
#1. I have been writing and illustrating like mad in my creative journal from my wonderful friend in Vancouver, Violette. Although I must say that some of my latest entries and creations are rather dark and sad...but I guess necessary.
#2. I would love to paint another bra.....why, who knows....but would love to have this for some reason.
#3. I am thinking of creating a "Women Series" of paintings and haven't totally figured this one out yet....but thought I would call it my "Hope & Faith Series"...and some how paint women...and attach words to them...words of meaning, hope, faith, strength.......not sure if this is the right thing to do or not....but it seems right.

I haven't really been able to work in my studio lately, but hope to get back in there and create this series. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions around this "Hope & Faith" series, or who can offer some words to attach to each woman, please leave a post!

Here is a a body form and bras I had created. The bras were used for a silent auction a couple of years ago to help raise funds for breast cancer. I still have the body form and want to put it towards something useful.


Cin said...

Hi Shelly,

I don't know you, but I saw your comment on Illustration Friday and just wanted to say I'm sorry about your news and to send good wishes your way.

Shelly said...

thanks so much for your comment! I appreciate you taking the time to send your wishes! thanks