Sunday, June 23, 2013

A Week Of Worry and Concern ... and life Going On

Last Thursday I walked downtown and ate lunch outside at the Pure Grain Bakery. I'd been worried all week about my VBFF Patty, who was then in the hospital ICU (read more about this friendship and ordeal in the post before this one). But I had to work and I had to eat and I had to draw so I finished the last page of this 40 page art journal on this day!

For the past week, and every day since Patty got sick (dx with lung cancer), and later hospitalized, I drew on the computer using "Paint" or on my iPad using the "noteshelf" app, and would then write on the lower part of the pages and send them to her so she'd know I was thinking of her morning and night.

These are some of those little drawings without the personal notes.

It's fun to draw with the mouse or a stylus ...

Today we are at least smiling, as Patty is being released from the hospital. The doctors were amazed
at her quick recovery from almost dying to being able to go home to recuperate. I get daily updates from her sweet loving husband, and he was going home last night to build her a special platform stair
to get up and down from their rather high bed. Then he was returning to the hospital today to learn how to give her some needed injections at home. He's got to be worn to a frazzle after his past six days at her bedside there.

Thanks to all of you who have been sending prayers and positive thoughts her way. We do believe they are helping and if you could just keep them coming it would be greatly appreciated.

I'll link up to Sunday Sketchers today! Follow the other artists there from the link on my sidebar!

Have a good week!


  1. Sending Patty, her DH, you and yours daily prayers.....I believe in them too Lynn.


    ♥ Robin ♥

  2. This is a very tough time for your friend. She has a good friend in you and I am sure that your daily paintings and drawings helped her. I hope she recovers quickly.

  3. Sending prayers for your friend. xx

  4. Thanking and praying for you all. So nice of you to keep trying to cheer her up. xx

  5. Those are sweet little cards but I really love the watercolor sketch.

  6. We have two friends in the same situation and it is awful. So difficult beacause you want to help and cannot. I do what I can sending the healing and likewise for Patty....lots of healing on the way.

  7. cute sketches. I think these will brighten anyone's day.

    hope you have a great day.

  8. That's awesome that she's going home. More chemo? Many hugs to you both

  9. I am happy to hear that Patty is improving. Baby steps... Let us all smile...

  10. Wonderful news on Patty. Hoping it keeps up until she is completely well. Cute cards you are sending her. Sweet thoughts.

  11. Who wouldn't feel joy with all these sweet notes being sent your way... I'm happy Patty will be able to enjoy her own bed with a new step up! Hubby will be happy to have her at his side too!! Have a quick recovery Patty!! Prayers are being sent your way!!

    Love the new illustration Lynn with a handsome beardo in there!! Hope you have less worry this week and more joy!!

    Hugs Giggles

  12. That is wonderful news that Patty is getting out of the hospital. Continuing prayers for all. Hope you week will be more joyful.
    Great little notes too. I'm sure they mean the world to Patty.

  13. I especially like the Happy Sunday Patty sketch and the yellow flower sketch. Prayers and good thoughts to your friend Patty. It's so hard and emotional when someone is suffering. Glad you can express yourself with art. Good therapy :) Happy Sunday Sketches! Thanks for sharing your work :)

  14. Love your sketches as always! Hope Patty gets well real soon. She's already proven she's a fighter. :)

  15. I have been MIA for awhile. I pray that your VBFF Patty is doing really well. You are a wonderful friend. Nothing I can say, but I understand your worry and love how you support Patty. Love, Mary


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