Hello friends. I am delighted to share with you my new painting entitled "Hope". Hope is the first in my new series about cancer. Most of you have either had cancer or have loved someone who has had cancer. It's a devastating illness. I wanted to create a bit of beauty to counteract the stark reality that is the disease of cancer... and Hope is my initial canvas to lead the way.
My little sister fought lymphoma twice...and won. My friend fought lung cancer twice...and is winning. I know dozens of people who have beat this horrific illness, many who are entrenched mid-battle, and so many more who didn't survive the fight. This series is dedicated to them - all of them.
Each aspect of this little 4x4 canvas is packed with detail. The sides are elegantly crafted with blacken and white designs. The front is a mixture of collage, micro bead art, a jewel & tulle embellishment, and the inspirational message complete with a little glitter.
My new series is entitled Beyond Cancer. For people who have survived, there is life beyond cancer that when cured or in remission, may still not be simple or easy. Cancer forever changes you and I hope my art helps inspire your journey as you prepare to keep living. For those who are going through treatment, I hope this series is an uplifting message of hope that there is more to you than the fight against cancer, and beyond your illness is a life filled with spots of beauty. To my dear readers who have lost a loved one to cancer, let this evoke a special memory that makes you smile as you move forward.
As a special note, 50% of all sale proceeds from my Beyond Cancer Series will be donated to our local Cancer Center for research.