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What's your best purchase under $100 on in 2020?


While applying for a job this last month I was asked this intriguing question: "What is the best purchase in 2020 that I made for under $100?" Immediately I knew my answer. It was my set of black fineliner art pens: $14.99.


These pens were instrumental in keeping my mind at peace when I was going through chemo. Drawing comforted me while I was sitting in the chemo ward and receiving infusions. For a few hours it gave me a place to go.


But the most exciting outcome of buying these pens is that I was able to create, for the first time, artwork uninhibited, with no strings attached. In other words, I wasn't pleasing a client or making something for a paycheck this time. In fact as I was drawing I would tell myself that's it's for my eyes only. (Although I did end up showing everyone!) Ha ha.


This was the beginning of a new art series where I use unusual lines and forms that represent fragments of my feelings and thoughts during cancer treatment.


QUICK SKETCH: Rose


FINAL ILLUSTRATION: Rose


MY FAVORITE: Poppy





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