As my creative mojo has returned, I thought I’d just slip in at the end of WOYWW and let you know what I’ve been doing recently.
I haven’t got a photo of my desk as such, but over the past week I have made 2 cards for my hubby – one for his birthday which was yesterday, and the other for our 29th wedding anniversary which is on Sunday. I have had to take all my get well cards down in order to make room for this new batch!
Here is the birthday card – a mixed media effort using friendly plastic, gilding wax, alcohol inks, distress inks, dye cuts, faux porcelain, glass bead gel medium and dry embossing.
Nice and manly?
This is the anniversary card, which I made this evening.
This is a piece from my backgrounds folder, created with Dylusions spray when I was colouring some cut flower pieces, spraying them against a background of watercolour paper to create a background at the same time. Matted and layered onto two layers of coloured cardstock and mounted onto a white base card coloured with distress inks. Ribbon with charm embellishment attached with coloured wire wrapped around the card over the ribbon. Hand-written sentiment.
I have also been doing some more ATC-sized Zentangle samples for my Zentangle pattern library album, but I haven’t photographed these yet.
For those who haven’t been following my progress recently, after my cancer diagnosis in mid-January, I had major bowel surgery at the end of March, to remove the whole large bowel and rectum and the creation of an ileostomy. The cancer proved to be highly aggressive and had spread through the entire bowel wall and into one lymph node, so I am about to embark on six months’ intensive chemotherapy starting this Friday. Full details on my Cancer Diary page.
After numerous teething problems and various changes in bags, I am now managing my stoma well, and at my next stoma clinic appointment on Friday week, expect my prescription to be set up, so that I can obtain the necessary supplies direct from a home delivery service.
This past week I have been feeling a lot better since the operation as things are finally healing up and my body shape seems to be settling down with the reduction in post-operative swelling. I have my follow-up appointment with the surgeon on Friday week as well.
Very many thanks to those of you who have been following my progress and giving me such wonderful support and encouragement – you know who you are!! – and special thanks to those of you who continue to pray for me. Very much appreciated!