Spring Sunshine, Watercolor in process, Marcia Carole

I've left China, in my painting world, and I have returned to Seattle in the springtime. It is another gray morning, so I am focusing on my sunny daffodils once again. I am slowly adding more detail while trying to maintain the white areas and sharp contrasts. I don't want it to go "gray" on me, so less is more.

I am excited about today because it is piano lesson day. Music, like art, nurtures my soul and brings healing to my heart. Some would say, music is a part of the healing process when fighting cancer. Of course, listening to Mozart seems to be best for healing according to some sort of "latest cancer report." :-) I haven't graduated to playing Mozart just yet; it may be years for this novice.

My rashes that I have had for a couple of weeks have continued. I am hopeful my organic, totally plant based diet, along with the supplements, are really working to detox and eliminate cancer cells. I've long forgotten cheese, milk, sugar, eggs and meat. (Yes, there is plenty of protein in plants.) I have severely limited how much gluten I eat. My spinach smoothies and carrot apple smoothies continue daily. 

I continue to walk and have added jogging for short spurts. I am in a 5K soon, and I hope to jog some of it. Exercise is supposed to be wonderful in reducing cancer cell initiation, putting oxygen in one's system and reduce estrogen positive levels - all good. 

I am being a wise steward of the body God has given me. My central trust is in the goodness of God, His direction in caring for my body, and His sustaining love and faithfulness. As I care for this body, God has continued to grow my faith in Him, my love for Him and trust in Him.

We should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead. —2 Corinthians 1:9