Tuesday, January 20, 2015

It's Time to Paint

"Red Onions and Green Pepper"
8 x 10 Colored Pencil

My life took a huge diversion from painting back in February 2014. My sweet husband was diagnosed with Stage IV Lung Cancer. He was strong and optimistic into the fall, but he grew tired from the fight after Christmas. He passed away on January 6th. He did everything he could to support my dreams of painting and living the life of an artist. I hope to do him proud.

I met with my ex-studio mate, JunieB, yesterday for lunch and a long coffee chat after. We've both had a rough go the last couple of years. We've decided painting is the best therapy, and I promise to have paintings to show in the upcoming days as I adjust to a "new normal."

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the love and support of family and friends during the last year. You have given me hope that I can build a new life...which includes my art, of course.  I love you all.


Susan McManamen said...

So very, very sorry to hear about your dear husband, Cynthia. Painting was great therapy for me when my mom passed away a couple of years ago. I hope your beautiful art work helps you as well.
With deepest sympathy,

Debbie said...

Cynthia, I have been thinking of you over the past months, and I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope the support of friends and family and your continued desire to create art will help comfort you during this difficult time. My deepest condolences to you,

Beth S Macre said...

You have been in, and will continue to be, in my prayers Cindy. I hope that you find strength and comfort in your art and time with friends and family. Happy to see that you will be active in CPSA again too! Hugs to you!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

True sympathy and understanding is coming your way. The loss is huge and I admire your desire to make him proud.
May painting bring your peaceful moments.