EVE of CNY EVE
A friend suggested that I share my process leading up to going home for CNY reunion dinner and for CNY in general. Hence this update.
I thought it would be quite fitting to also show you some of the art processes that went into my first commissioned art work.
2 WINS TO CELEBRATE!
- first would be completing round 3 of chemo. I described it as a really really bad hangover from the night before. Although I probably make it sound too easy...it's anything but easy ya.
- Second is my commissioned art piece. Who would have thought someone in hospital can create art and sell it. Wow...pat on own back...yeah! A few people I want to credit. Firstly to my art mentor Barry for always encouraging me to paint more. Secondly to the people around me. My Doctor...he's very concerned that I keep myself "occupied". I wonder if he secretly had a meeting with my Dad because they share the same concern! My nurses ... always helping me fetch things and take things...
*Disclaimer - I do not have a favourite nurse...everyone is my fave! Haha!
I wanted to highlight that I had only taken a few odd art lessons 6 years back but never learnt art formally. Prior to getting sick I was a Culinary Nutrition Coach and I mainly taught people how to eat healthy and also to eat healthy but yummy food. You could say that food creation was a very big part of what I did.
So fast forward to 2022...I'm into my 3rd hospital stay...I am not in the kitchen anymore.
I traded my spatula for a paintbrush...for now...
Crossing fingers and toes...I have met many people on my journey who inspire and encourage me to carry on.
I think God knows me only too well.
He put me in a position where I am "forced" to focus on him instead of focusing on the never ending to do list, meetings and such!
FYI go to https://youtu.be/ggVPmHz39ao to view the video of my art process!