Letting Go

Letting Go, pastel 9 x 9" SOLD

The All about Me Challenge was posted by Carol Marine on Saturday Apr 30, 2011. The details are: This challenge is just for fun - simply paint a self portrait. Nothing to learn here, except perhaps that a self portrait is frickin' hard! So, make it normal, make it silly, but let us see the real you! I was captivated by the "let us see the real you".

The real me has little to do with how I look and everything to do with who I am. I love blue skies, the warmth of the sun on my face and having a connection with nature. I am in awe of God's creation and I am thankful to be alive.

OK, I am well aware of the cliché, pushing up daisies. Soon after the photo was taken that I used for reference of myself, I was diagnosed with cancer. It was one of the scariest passages of my life and one of the most profound. After surgery, I was given a good prognosis and I am just shy of my five year anniversary. A day doesn't go by that I don't think of it. And the good news is, not a day goes by that I don't think about it! Life is short and I don't have time for crap in my life. Whatever crap I find, I turn into fertilizer that feeds my garden!


  1. Nice Painting! Great job on the painting the daisies and the woman!...Daniel

  2. A beautiful painting full of meaning.
    Thanks for the reminder about life and living.

  3. A beautiful portrait, at the beginning, I did'nt realize it was your portrait.I understand what you went through, I had the same experience, 3 years ago, and I always hope!

  4. Thank you all for your comments, I appreciate hearing from you!

  5. I know this post is an old one...but I understand about the cancer...I had it too....I admired your work...so I looked through all fo it!!!.

    1. Thanks, Sharon. It's good to know there are people like you that are willing to share your story. It's a frightening disease, but less so, when we can reach out to one another.


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