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Wednesday, August 29

WOYWW 169 - Drawing...??


I've missed a few weeks...there's been A LOT going on, but not on this desk, not even on my lapdesk...

The drawing a day has gone by the wayside... as I've been back and forth to hospital...

First for a scheduled mammogram at my local hospital - the joys of being 48...

Then a for a second mammogram at Boston hospital...

Then, last Friday, a biopsy to remove calcifications in my right breast... boy, that was one of the longest, most torturous hours in my life...  only the kindness of the doctor and nurse making it bearable - just...

I should have gone back today for the results, but they rang yesterday to say the results weren't back yet, so it's another week of waiting and wondering...

Of course, I'm nervous - my mother's mother died from breast cancer aged 32... my mother had breast cancer in her 50s, though she died of a stroke aged 55...

So I wait... like thousands of other women around the world...

But I figured I needed to do some fun things, so I'm joining in WOYWW again over at Julia's Stamping Ground...

And here's some sketches I did do earlier in August before all this kicked off...


My first ever bird - it's supposed to be a wren...


A bowl... they're tricky...


And of course, the obligatory bowl of fruit...

And for those who are curious, this is the book on my desk - I haven't even opened it yet....

But, it's going to be fun visiting desks around the world... being pleasantly distracted by all you talented, creative people - thank you for your distracting loveliness :)

With love xxx








27 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

good luck with the drawing! have a great week trace x 48

Helen said...

Good luck with the drawing while you wait - it is always the waiting that is hard! Helen 40

EELS said...

Love the wren and the fruit bowl.
I hate waiting for test results but positive thoughts going your way.
Cheers, Elaine #10
Thanks for visiting earlier.

Julia Dunnit said...

Argh Claire, the waiting is the worst thing...so yep, distraction therapy a must..and I think craft is perfect. It does look like a wren, and all left handed too - amazing gal, keep on!

okienurse said...

great drawings. My grandmother and mother both had breast cancer so I can relate to the fear aspect but I try to keep it out of my mind and just stay vigilant. Have a great week. Thanks for sharing! Vickie #67

Minxy said...

Sorry to hear of your health woes, I hope all is well now and you can get back to your drawing, love the ickle birdy, very cute.
Thanks for your visit, Happy WOYWW
Hugz Minxy #5

Francesca said...

Its easy to say don't worry, positive thoughts from me to you, all will be well. Lovely drawings. Hugs Francesca #77

Rita said...

Sending good vibes for good results. I love your sketches, all 3 are beautiful. Hugs Rita 88. xx

famfa said...

Good luck with tests, very stressful. Hope the drawing gets back on track. Lov the wren
Famfa #22

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love your wren. I can just see her twitching about like little birds do. Your drawing is coming along nicely. Bowls are tricky! I laughed at the 'obligatory bowl of fruit.' Boy, isn't that the truth! I hope after all the waiting and worrying you get good news!

Unknown said...

I am sending positive thoughts to you in hopes that the test results are "good" news.

Hugs,
Debra
#182

pat said...

Love the little bird drawing.

505whimsygirl said...

I hope the news you get is positive. I'll keep you in my heart and prayers.

The bird is very cute - of course, I'm partial to all things bird. I haven't tried drawing real things - only doodling and whimsy. Keep it up and perhaps it'll be a great distraction.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay #17

S said...

I hope you are back to more drawing and less worrying very soon. Bless you.

Deb said...

that is a worrying time, hope you get your results very soon and that it is good news!
fabulous drawings, good to have a distraction just now!
Debxx

Bridget Larsen said...

I hate waiting for results, I get restless and anxious, hope we can hear good news from you next week.
Bridget #3

Bernice said...

I hope you get good results soon - the waiting is just awful. Keep crafting - its a great distraction.
Bernice #9

Tertia said...

I find dabbling with all sorts of things make me forget I am stressed. I will be sending lots of hugs and prayers that the news will be good.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #49

Terry said...

I'll keep you in my prayers, hoping all is well and you're healthy. :-) Thanks for sharing your drawings.

Hugs,

Terry #60

sandra de said...

I hope health wise things improve. Your drawings are lovely especially the little wren.
Sandra @20

Joynana said...

Waiting is hard. HOpe you know soon. Sorry, I am so late getting here, no time for blogging last night after work, had to make 2 cards, 1 for a birthday and the other for my boss who is home sick all week. #27

Sue Brown said...

Beautiful sketches Claire. Sending all good vibes across the airwaves for your results xx

Lisa Richards said...

Praying for good news from the doctor!
Hey, I could tell right away that that's a wren! Cute little wren tail!
Good to see you're enjoying your art. Have fun visiting desks!
Lisa
#30

Neesie said...

I think you're doing the right thing Claire...art is a wonderful relaxing way to distract from the awful waiting game.
I'm about to start to draw a little Australian blue wren. Great minds think alike eh? ;D
I hope you hear good news soon.
I'm happy that you chose to come back to WOYWW because we'll all be here waiting to hear and to support you.
Take care ♥
Happy WOYWW Neesie #29



Zorana said...

Waiting is difficult!!! I'll be thinking about you and waiting to hear good news from the doctor. Big hugs!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Claire - ah glad above for the good news with results! :D have lots of calcification in mine but not history; have had biopsies fine needle and core needle - yep that one really hurt was bruised for six weeks...ah love what you did with bird - sorry am so late..Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing, and for your kind thoughts ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #28

Kate said...

I am hoping that good news is on its way. Hugs my friend.

Kate