Part of what I wanted and needed to get down on paper was the idea of toughening up and fighting BACK, instead of being such a wimp. So, having painted a simple background and border, I found this face among my collage stuff and fancied her up a little bit, adding the words to her head. She began to look more like a woman who could and would stand up for herself.
Himself has finished chemo and now has a month in which to recuperate before the surgery. He's so much better already, its lovely seeing him get his energy back. Sorry I didn't post over Christmas, I kept meaning to, but I was having such a nice time with my family around me that I just never got around to it.
PS Thank you SO much for all the responses to my last post - it did me no end of good to realise how many of you are out there and enjoying my work.