Thursday, February 3, 2011

Illustration Friday - Surrender

After a lot of deep thought I decided to participate in Illustration Friday with this illustration of "Surrender". Two years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer and luckily I am cancer free today. This illustration came from trying to make sense of the diagnosis and deal with it in a way I wouldn't see myself as a victim. Until recently it's not been easy to talk about. Being a sensitive person, I easily could perceive people feeling very awkward and uncomfortable when they found out. The reality of the "Big C" was that I have experienced these "good things" from such a bad thing. I wanted to focus on what is good and what has come about as goodness. My faith has been strengthened to such a degree it wasn't before. Even though I thought I was healthy, after my diagnosis I've ramped up my healthy eating habits, stress management and exercise. I know that I am lucky to be a survivor and I am ever so grateful for these blessings.

4 comments:

RC Reese said...

love this, very loose and free flowing.

Bobbie Dacus said...

Thanks so much.. it's pretty different from my usual style. Thanks for stopping by.

Amberbop said...

This is such a great representation of a difficult time that made you grow. I use my blog as a sounding board all the time ;) I love having a place to share who I am and how I got this way! It's so cool that you shared this.

Bobbie Dacus said...

Thanks, Amber for your comments.