Ever notice how many most photographs start to look the same after a while I mean, how many photos of flowers have you seen? How many butterflies? How many interchangeable landscapes? How many near-identical “street photos? With so many photographers out there, and with great cameras and editing software becoming more and more popular, the whole field of photography sometimes feels as if it’s becoming repetitive in the extreme. At worst, so much out there just feels … trivial or Continue reading Digital Art – Photoshop Artistry
It’s been a while since I posted, the reason is that my world fell apart. On the 1st March, my beautiful husband of 25 years passed away. We had been told in Oct that he had Leukemia and would have 2-5 years. So when he only had 5 months we were very unprepared. Fortunatly for him it was a blood clot to the lung that took him out and it was very quick, he was joking with the nurses and Continue reading My World Fell Apart
Often when things are going well it is easy to find joy in life, but what about in the tough times. There is a Buddhist saying that there are 10,000 sorrows and 10,000 joys in life, unfortunately they are often intermingled. So how can we find joy in tough times? This will be different for everyone, but the universal thing will be “being in the moment” This means seeing what is right here, right now. Right now the only moment Continue reading Finding Joy
I think that describes how I feel, it is like my life has been ripped out from under me and I have been transported to a new house and a new life. A life that revolves around cancer. My husband has a rare form of Leukemia which there is no cure for, but, they give you chemo in the hope that it will prolong your life….but at what cost…. every 28 days we start anew chemo round of two injections Continue reading Missing in Action
I went to post Christmas cards and get scripts and the Chemist lady asked if I was okay as I was so befuddled, I said, “no, not really” …I told her what was happening in our lives, about the house burning down and my husband being diagnosed with terminal cancer, she was so good, she just came and gave me a hug and said oh, you poor thing, she had tears in her eyes, she was with me in that Continue reading Where can I find Joy?
The enormity of what is happening in our lives is beginning to sink in. 2 years ago we decided to start preparing our house to be comfortable and functional as we got older and with my health issues, so we had our kitchen remodeled with drawers that were easy to access to minimize bending. For those who don’t know, I have sever osteoarthritis in my spine and fibromyalgia, so Colin has been caring for me for quite a while now. Continue reading Beginning to rebuild