Thursday, 22 August 2013

Yes Mad, But Determined!



Meeting people to sign paintings is not easy. I being me just make it look simple because I don’t mind waiting. When I say waiting, I mean ten hours or more with aching legs and a big smile. My daughter met Jennifer Aniston on the Friday, followed by One Direction on the Tuesday, but we had my mum with me who is in a wheel chair, so the wait was not as long. Would of I gone to One Direction without my mums help… hell no! It was utter madness and would have meant I had to camp out for two days to get wrist bands and there is a line i.e. the safety of my daughter and me.

The following day I went down on my own to the screening of Peaky Blinders starring Cillian Murphy. My mother said I was mad, but I call it plain old determination. I started this project and I’m determined to get it up and running. And to be perfectly honest you don’t just give in at the first bit of doubt. Yes I have and still am having treatment for cancer, but that to me is not a problem. All I am thinking about is the help that could be generated from the monies raised. I now have three paintings signed, one part signed because two signatures’ are missing, and four waiting.

Someone said, but Sarah why not create your own charity with all that hard work. My reply is simple because there are too many. It is better to help a charity that is already established. And Maggie's London facilities are excellent.

      


My Mum meeting Simon Cowell... I said to Simon he could keep my sharpie pen. He said are you sure I said yes.. He was lovely and very charming..

 
Cillian Murphy On seeing his painting... WOW! lol

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Let's Paint C Out!



Yes everything has gone quiet on my blog, but I’ve been busy. The paint brush has taken over my life and I’m finding it to be very therapeutic. To sit by my bay door and paint these pictures is rewarding in itself. What frustrates me is that I did not do it sooner, but we live to learn. 

Paint C Out! Is receiving backing and the reaction has been surprising. I did not realize how many people who know me in person and had remained quiet until now back what I’m doing. These friends understand my stance and why we built up a whole new bunch of memories to sit alongside the cancer treatment. The diversion was not fixed on me, but on both I and my young daughter. Is that a positive, well in their eyes yes it is because we are thriving not surviving a cancer diagnosis.





 check her reaction lol