Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Starts and stops

Things have been difficult at home these days.
My mom who is 78 has a brain tumor, and the treatment is progressing very slowly.
The family has decided to go ahead and do a biopsy so the doctor can treat it better.
However even a biopsy is very risky.

Meanwhile she is losing a lot of mobility...
It seems like every day she moves less and sleeps more.

Most of the time I don't feel like even writing in my journal.
I just feel anxious and turn things over in my mind.

Throughout the week I tried sketching flowers, which is my starting point when I don't have ideas.
I always have flowers on my desk at work.

I started with this one in the middle of last week, but it never got anywhere.



On Friday, I got caught up with my paperwork and it looked like I would have plenty of time to draw.
I started this one and got a little farther along:

 
 

Suddenly a mentally ill woman showed up and demanded a place to stay.
She was very rude and brought all her suitcases into the office.
It was very stressful.
However, we did find some one who was willing to put her up in a hotel for 3 days.
I had to go with them to make sure everyone behaved.
The lady was so happy with the help we gave her. I gave her the information for some women's shelters, but I heard she came back

I think I drew this on Saturday.


I was hoping to draw something today, but there wasn't time again.

3 comments:

  1. Hang in there Julie, and draw or write when you can as I think it might be a pressure reliever? You and your Mom are in my prayers. ♥

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  2. Thanks so much Jackie! Its hard to just settle down and draw or do creative stuff right now, but I know from previous experience I will come out at the end a better person

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  3. Thanks so much Jackie! Its hard to just settle down and draw or do creative stuff right now, but I know from previous experience I will come out at the end a better person

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