To my creative friends

Dear creative friends, Last week I came to a bump in the road that really rocked my world. I found out I had a brain tumor. I had surgery last Wednesday and the neurologist tells me he was able to remove 99% of the tumor located on the back right side of my brain . In about 3 weeks I will start either chemo, radiation or both. I find out the pathology next Wednesday and the exact treatment. I’ve been home now for a week in recovery and I’m doing amazingly well. I’m using a walker to help me get around. Yesterday I made a little drawing for the first time which made quite happy. My spirits are good, I’m surrounded by family and friends helping and cheering me on. I’m feeling optimistic.

I’m hoping very soon I can start posting again  and join in with all of the creative fun. I always appreciate all of the wonderful comments and inspiration.

Best to you all and I’ll be back soon and keep you posted on my progress.



56 thoughts on “To my creative friends

  1. Barbara Lindsey says:

    Thinking of you and hoping your recover is quick and successful. Look forward to seeing more of your artworks when you are ready, meanwhile take care of yourself.


  2. Dave Whatt says:

    Oh, my dear Sharon!
    You poor lamb! What awful things life can suddenly throw at us!
    You do sound remarkably positive though – my best wishes to you, and if it doesn’t sound too trite – get well soon! – I’m sure you will!

    Warm thoughts flying across the ocean to you from Dulltown!…


  3. claudia says:

    Dear Sharon, I hope this is a very small bump in the road and that you’re back to making the art that gives me so much fun when it arrives in my email. Thank you for this. You are in my prayers,

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  4. Ellen says:

    While not very creative, we’d like to be known as non-blogging friends. Sending positive thoughts and the “bestest” wishes for a complete recovery from Benjamin and his Gem. “The greatest healing therapy is Friendship and Love.” – Hubert H. Humphrey. There is no doubt that you are abundantly blessed with both. Hoping to see new posts of your art soon. Thank-you for sharing this journey with us.


  5. beverlydyer says:

    I was wondering about you as I’ve missed your posts. “Life can be so startling.” Emily Dickinson
    You sound strong and brave Sharon! I will hold you in a bright healing light!


  6. JanBeek says:

    Oh Sharon, I am so glad you shared with us your situation, the current status, and your next steps. I have you in my prayers. Our friend, Gloria Wilson in southern CA is undergoing treatment now for a brain tumor … but it had metastasized and it was also in her lungs, esophagus, lymph nodes, etc. Surgery was not an option. She keeps her family and friends posted of her progress on a site called “Caring Bridge.” Are you familiar with it? You should go to Gloria’s FB page and ask to “friend” her. Her treatment is in pill form and the last report showed 80% shrinkage! The “Big C” no longer has to be a death sentence. Isn’t the progress of medical science Marvelous? God bless you and keep you and May your years be long and continued creatively! 🙏🏽❤️


  7. -N- says:

    Such lovely words, Sharon, so in keeping with your personality. Letting us know how you are is much appreciated. Of course we miss your pictures and thoughts, and while you are off the grid, as it were, we miss you, think about you, and send you our thoughts and love. We all look forward to your return!


  8. louiseaprimeau says:

    Oh Sharon…so sorry to hear this news. I can only imagine how this must have turned your world topsy turvy. Wishing you a quick and full recovery and many new ideas for creativity. You will be in my thoughts.


  9. TextileRanger says:

    I am sorry to hear this, but so glad the tumor was found, and so much could be removed! Earlier this year I was in a rotation to drive one of my friends for her radiation each week, after she had a brain tumor that was impacting her speech and memory. She is doing fine now and I hope all will go well for you too!

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  10. Gilles Labruyère says:

    Dearest Sharon, I wish you a complete, fast and painless recovery. And indeed, make art … magics happens ! Take care of yourself. Indeed, it is always nice to see a post of yours. But yourself is the highest priority at the time. Sending you love and energy, Gilles.

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  11. Jill Kuhn says:

    Hi Sharon, I somehow missed this post… I apologize! I seem to be having some WordPress issues…
    I’m so glad your surgery went well and you are now on the mend!! Sending love and hugs!! 😘 xoxo

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  12. Ms. Liz says:

    I didn’t see this one Sharon but I’ve seen your latest post where you were doing well. In NZ its already Wed night as I type this. My prayers and thoughts are with you as you find out more today. Love from Liz xx

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  13. Jet Eliot says:

    I was just thinking the other day, Gee, I haven’t seen anything of Sharon lately. So today I come along and find your news. I saw the more recent post, too, good recuperating news. Dear Sharon, I send my deepest wishes for your full recovery. I am sorry for the turmoil and uncertainty you have endured in these past weeks, and am humbled by your courage. Sending love, my brave friend.

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  14. YesterdayAfter says:

    Oh my my goodness Sharon, I am so sorry I just find out today reading your Blog! I also find out that wordpress made my blog unfollow you! So annoying! I know this is a older post and I see you ton my Instagram! I wish you all the best for a great recovery sending you love and healing light! Keep creating ❤


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