In Response to Re: Adding pictures:
Thank you gale -- I've never considered myself an artist ... I have no training or education. I've just stumbled along my whole life .... I painted - mostly wildlife - until I discovered wood carving in, I think, 1987 -88, when I saw a woodcarving Santa book. I fell in love and never looked back. A couple years later (before computers) I wrote 14 pages to the author and he phoned me! He phoned me ... laughing because my letter (and the made-up photo of myself ) were funny. We talked every so often on the phone until the Internet happened. We still exchange a constant stream of emails. He continued writing books about wood carving and he asked me to write the foreword in one of them. But, what I started to say .... in 2005 I started having dyslexia and other weird problems .... turns out I had a ~shudder~ brain tumor. That was removed Feb 14, 2006, but I haven't successfully carved since then.
Posted by Nancy G
Hi Nancy ,You are an artist.From what I see here ,you truly are.I'm sorry to hear of your illness.Can you still draw and paint? I've also been grounded,I have PVD,peripheral vascular disease,I lost my left leg below the knee and I'm fighting to keep my other leg.I've always loved to cook and bake.I had retrain myself to cook and bake from my wheelchair,my son helps me with the heavy stuff,so I don't get burned.I started canning a little bit making jelly this year,which I thought I would never be able to do,but with Matt's help I can still do a lot in the kitchen.I still can't do most of the things I used to do.I thank God for each and everyday.I know that you feel the same as I do.We are who we are and we deal with our problems the best that we can and we are grateful for what we still can do.God bless you Nancy.