Wednesday, October 14, 2009
A Stroll Down Mammary Lane
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Starting on 13th of this month, my breast cancer drawing journal titled "A Stroll Down Mammary Lane" will be featured in the web news site, Like The Dew.
The Like The Dew folks will be posting a drawing a day through the remainder of the month. This illustrated journal chronicles eighteen months of me and my husband, family and friends experiences with breast cancer's diagnosis, treatment and cure. Each of the drawings were done during the long convalescence spent mostly horizontal, healing from multiple surgeries, chemotherapy and other treatments. I was unable to work in my pottery studio and my career as a full time ceramic sculptor was put on hold while I focused on getting through one procedure at a time. I wasn't able to do much but I did draw and it resulted in about 90 illustrations of the process of my fight with breast cancer.
I am sharing these very intimate drawings in hopes that they will bring further awareness to this insidious disease.
Link to the website: LikeTheDew