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November 2, 2011 November 4, 2011

Filed under: Abstract,Daily Post,Drawings,Watercolors — lindahalcombfineart @ 8:10 am
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Ken is home now. The pinching of the nerves in his back will probably not get much better but they have developed a good pain management program and he will be going to physical therapy for a while. They are going to do targeted radiation therapy to reduce the pain in his shoulder and to remove excess tissue in his pelvis so there is not so much pushing on the nerves. This should last for about 6 to 12 months. He is tired and sleeping and I have to keep reminding everyone that he just had chemo last Thursday and is just entering the nadir period when his blood cells are the lowest. I got tremendous support from my friends and family yesterday and made some chances to the house because they don’t want hime climbing stairs for a while.

Anyway, I have one more “hospital” drawing to show. I started this before he entered the hospital. I did an automatic drawing and then started working in watercolor. I wanted to get this completed so on the last day of his hospital stay I took my markers and finished. With this one, I tried to focus more on design and the role that the white and black can play in the composition. I am HAPPY TO BE HOME and amazed at the twists life continues to throw us.

Auto-Drawing 11022011 (9" X 12") Heavy Paper Sketchbook



November 1, 2011 November 1, 2011

Filed under: Abstract,Daily Post,Drawings — lindahalcombfineart @ 6:04 pm
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Ken was admitted to the IU Hospital on Saturday night. His problem is not caused by his cancer but is complicated by his cancer. He has arthritis in the base of his spine and a cyst, neither of which we knew about. The arthritis has thickened his bones and made them twist and has caused slippage. The nerves are now being pushed into the cyst and are being compressed. This led to childbirth level pain. They are making rapid progress with his treatment and he is likely to be released tomorrow. I tried two little paintings in my watermedia sketchbook and they were both disasters with a capital D…totally uninspired and UGLY! Today I did a third (never give up!) and while not perfect it is A-OK for something done between therapy sessions, visits from doctors and nurses interrupting to complete their many duties. I appreciate them all! This harks back to my earlier Music Drawings done in graphite. I always wanted to try color…

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