Monday, February 13, 2012








hello! it has been a little while . . . . i thought i'd pop in and share some photos i took with my new iphone {yes, i've joined the 21c!! how good is it?!}

i'm in an ok place this week with the treatment. the first round was extreme: 2 good days then 9 days of hideous followed by 6 days in hospital. a couple of things have been adjusted and it seems {i hope} that it will be pretty rough in the first week then ok for the next 2 so long as i'm super careful to rest a lot and stay away from sick people {tricky with kids}. i'm really missing my work time, especially painting, but am busy making sketches and notes and taking photos for later.

hope you are having a fun week xx

37 comments:

Tania said...

Hang in there Sweetpea (and I can well see you're doing just that, in all good and creative ways). May the hideous be fleeting and the good a veritable bounty.

june at noon said...

So sorry it's been rough, my friend. I wish I lived closer so I could help out. :)

You rest, rest, rest, and wear a mask! While my dad was in the hospital for cancer treatments, they always poo-poo'ed him wearing a mask, but I'll tell you, he did better than most of the other patients there as far as catching illnesses and infections.

Take care of yourself.

lamina @ do a bit said...

((BIG HUGS)) That's just awful that you have been having a rough time :( Hang in there... hope it will be all over very soon and you can get back to the things you love doing! :)

Francesca said...

lovely to see you belinda. and great that you are keeping up with sketching and collecting ideas for when you are well. x

p.s. have you joined instagram? it's another addiction but so much fun.

Erin said...

Great to see you here again Belinda! I just flew back home tonight after several days being with a friend who just had an operation due to breast cancer. I know it is frustrating not to be able to feel as strong or energetic as one wishes... Hang in there and take care...
You got an iPhone at a great timing! x :)

Luna Landing said...

Nice to hear from you and hear you are coping. Wonderful to still be doing a little bit of sketching and photography too. isn't art ad the creative urge such a saviour? Oh and congrats on joining the 21st C. I'm still lagging with that....
Best wishes X.

Belinda said...

Lovely to hear from you again. I've been thinking about you and wondering how you are going with the treatment. You poor thing. Just remember that it's not forever. xx

And remember Words with Friends, now that you have an iPhone! ;)

ElisabethAndrée said...

So good to hear from you again, Belinda! I am sorry you have such a rough time. Good for you that despite everything you can not suppress creativity and treats us to a couple of nice pictures. Love your sketch!
A big virtual hug from me to you!

Frannie said...

So nice to hear from you. Thank you for sharing a few lovely photos.

Hugs to you and your strength. Rest.

Frannie

Genevieve said...

Photos look great! I enjoying seeing your lovely green plants when all is grey/grown here at this time of year.
Sketch away...you'll be painting again soon!

tangled sky studio said...

I send you all the postitive juju in my heart today woman. the tone of your post is strong and grounded (which is how i've always seen you and your work). i wish you strength, calm, clarity and creativity to carry you through this challenging time.

xo-

Swirlyarts said...

Glad to see you back on the blog. Hopefully the new meds will settle down and get you into a rhythm.

ziazia said...

it's always so nice to see a new post here :) sending you all the best wishes of a great recovery, belinda. it's always good to keep the mind busy with things you enjoy and the body well rested.

prettylittlethieves said...

love seeing the little glimpses and a new post. I am sorry to hear it has been rough. hang in there and as always sending you lots of well wishes.

June rhymes with moon said...

so glad to hear from you! thanks for taking the time to update...you're in my thoughts.

taking pics and letting ideas simmer while you rest seems like a great way to use this time and look toward the future when you can put all this behind you. take care!

Sweet Mess said...

I hope the rough patch is fleeting this next round.
Healing & strong wishes your way.
xxx

Christina said...

I've been thinking about you and hoping everything is going well. I'm glad there's more good days than bad. It can be so hard to just forget everything and rest though can't it? Wishing you all the best and even more good days. xx

Susannah said...

Hi Belinda, so lovely to see you here! I have been thinking about you LOTS and sending you every ounce of positive-ness. Sorry to hear about the rough week, but good to hear the next 2 should be better. Sending you lots of sunshine and smiles,
~Susannah xx

Kylie said...

So great to see a post from you Mrs! Hang in there, Belinda. You are doing all the right things. Sending much love :) Kx

Alisa said...

Hiya Belinda, So sorry to hear you've been battling : ( fingers crossed it'll get easier.
Lovely shots. Makes me super excited to see them, I also jumped on the bandwagon and my iphone is due to be delivered any day now. : )
Big hugs, Alisa xx

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

Been thinking of you Belinda and wondering how you're going. Glad to read an update and hope that the hideous stays away next time.

Now that you've got an iPhone you'll have to join Instagram. It's the bees knees.

Vickie said...

lovely photos, hope things go as well as they can :)

flowerpress said...

Hi Belinda,
I've been a bit absent from the blogs so I missed your news somehow and have only just found out from Kylie what you're going through.
I'm really sorry to hear that you are having to deal with this, so bloody unfair.
You sound like you are doing amazingly with it all, emotionally if not physically and I'm just stopping by to say I will be thinking of you and sending lots of good thoughts your way.
Susie x

flowerpress said...

p.s. we need you and your lovely pictures on instagram! come and visit if you decide to join up, its a great distraction :-)

Kellie said...

It's lovely to see you "here" . Stay strong my friend. Been thinking of you.

jen storer said...

you poor darling. be very gentle on yourself. go slowly. jxx

Dana Barbieri said...

you have been on my mind lately. glad to see you are doing things to keep up your spirits and i hope the yucky parts stay away. take it easy and congrats on the iphone! I have heard it is addictive! xo

Anastasia Egórova said...

I'm happy to hear from you, Belinda!!!

Take care!
xoxo

gretchenmist . . . {belinda} said...

thanks to all!
slowly popping in to see what you are up to xx

nathalie et cetera said...

I'm happy to hear from you. But so sorry that it got so difficult. Rest and good simple food. Will be thinking of you!

Tracey said...

Hello there! It's so lovely to see you drop by and say hello. Yay for iphones and pretty photos! :)

Take care of yourself, rest up plenty and keep looking for that inspiration. xx

13threads said...

I'm also addicted to my iphone apps! Thinking of you x

annamaria said...

So good to hear form you Belinda- and that you are making plans and drawings- hugs-hugs-hugs-

amy said...

Oh Belinda, I just found out thru your creative courage interview that you'd been diagnosed...I'm not always here, I click thru on "our creative spaces" days but don't always visit regularly, and I was so sad to read of your diagnosis this morning. I'm wishing you all the best and sending strength and good thoughts to you and your family.

Kiele Gregoire said...

i love all of these little inspiration bits you're putting out there. keep on doing it, it inspires me, and it's definitely progress that will show through in the end.

Maria Bowling MSTOM, L.Ac. said...

Your pictures are beautiful, sending my best wishes,
Maria Bowling

annie said...

sounds familiar. Two days feeling quite cocky for me as i thought I was one of the lucky ones it doesn't knock about. Then whammo for a good 8 or 9 days. today the hair started to go. How have you found that? I don't know where there will be time to make or paint anything. I have tomorrow free!

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