Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My Muse the Brain Surgery

In which our Heroine practices the ancient and venerated art of Creative Therapy.

Here are my first two finished paintings in what I hope will be a long series of work.  It is true that I have little time and energy.  However, I now have the useful excuse that I need creative therapy to deal with my issues, as if I weren’t writing enough already.  My weakness in art classes was often my lack of originality—I’m an excellent and natural copyist.  I suddenly find that I have a plethora of original material from which to choose.  See, brain surgery is slowly becoming more and more worthwhile… Anyway, I hope you enjoy the fruits of my time-consuming and expensive past-time. 



  1. Creative Therapy (aka expensive past-time) is MUCH cheaper than a therapist! At least that's what I tell myself when spending money on supplies! Those are such beautiful pieces Tara!

  2. Tara, these look AWESOME! And very original. And I would just like to add that you've always been an amazing artist. It would take much courage to entice me to pick up the paint brush again...not because I don't still love it, but because I'm not sure I could still do it like I once did. Bravo for you. I love the first one especially. The colors are perfect, the composition is great, and there is so much meaning in it. I don't comment overly much, but I love your blog and I love feeling close to you again. You may be the girl with brain cancer, but to me you're also one of the best friends I've ever had and I'm grateful for you.
    It's weird how close I feel to you in the last few months...like when I read your blog I'm really just sitting here having a converstaion with you. Anyway, I love ya and I'm praying for you every day!