Saturday, December 17, 2005

working backwards

Yesterday(Friday) started with a trip to Gilda's Club to take down my "Bad Hair Day" piece that was part of the art exhibit there. The director's eyes filled up when I took it down. What a wonderful place! Established in 2000 by Gene Wilder in memory of Gilda Radner so nobody should have to face cancer alone, it is a beautiful, welcoming, warm, home-like environment for cancer patients, survivors, and families to come and drop in for support. They have an art room, a great kitchen, playroom for the kids; group discussions, activities, and support for everyone. There are knitting groups, yoga, meditation, art therapy, lectures, social events,- or you can just go hang out. I was so taken with the place - I wished I had known about it when I had cancer 5 years ago. The whole place just shouts "healing!!!" I volunteered to go there in March and do a workshop of some sort. I know that my art kept me sane while I was going through chemo, and every artist I know who has had to cope with this stuff, has said the same thing. I wish I had had my camera with me - but I will take it when I go back.

2 comments:

Kathleen Marie said...

What a nice idea for a healing place. I didn't know about this, very special. I hope your future workshop inspires many and touches hearts for those who need a creative experience.

Debra Spincic said...

Bravo! to you as a cancer survivor! You are one strong gal--you do so much~!