There was a point during my cancer treatment where I was unable to draw, or work as a mechanic, or do much else.
However, I was able to use colored pencils and shade in the lines of a simple coloring book for kids. My hands were shaky, finger joints in pain, and it wasn't perfect, but the activity sure took my mind off the strong chemotherapy.
There's something to this relaxing, rather therapeutic craft. I was hooked! When the medicines were reduced and I recovered enough to draw and create art again, I made my own coloring book. One that could help me help others. Seeking Serenity is now available on Amazon (click here) or through my publisher page (click here). I've already started giving copies away to fellow cancer patients and it's rewarding to be able to do something positive. These books make great additions to donated care packages and patient goody bags. Visit the "Helping Cancer Patients" page to see where copies of Seeking Serenity are going. The list is just getting started...
Last week, during my weekly chemo session, I colored in a fresh, new page to pass the time and keep the mind off how the medicine, and how the whole rotten cancer thing, makes me feel.
My hands are still a little shaky, but this pretty lion is not gonna give up without a fight!