Every adversity carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.
Artwork helps us transcend the superficial. It helps us connect with ourselves, others, and oftentimes something well beyond ourselves.
Shaken & Stirred by Cancer is a place where I’ll share my own and others’ artistic creations that arise from experiences with cancer (though they don’t have to address or reference cancer specifically).
It’s my intent to capture a variety of voices and expressions here–stories and images from people who’ve experienced cancer themselves or who’ve been touched by someone with cancer. Whatever your experience, my guess is that the words and images will transcend our differences and speak to what connects us in a deeper, more profound way.
About Roselle: As a writer and the daughter of an artist, I know the value of expressing feelings and experiences through words and images. I was shaken and stirred by cancer when both my father and then mother were diagnosed with colon cancer and again when my mother was diagnosed with and died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Not long after my mother’s death, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Since then, I’ve facilitated cancer support groups as part of ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association and Cancer Lifeline, a wonderful center that nurtures people through a variety of arts, exercise, educational, support, and community-building programs for anyone impacted by cancer.