This is a colored pencil drawing, that I created as an entry for the 2006 Eli Lilly international art competition, for patients with cancer and their caregivers. I did not win the competition, but my artwork was chosen to be included in their book “Lilly Oncology on Canvas”.
The title is “All That Matters” and the caption reads “My husband struggled against a brain tumor for two years and two months before he lost. Somewhere in that second year, I learned that I had a little breast cancer. Our worlds narrowed; his to the nightstand he could see from his bed, and mine to caring for him and going for radiation. And yet, we would still speak to each other about our hopes and dreams for our daughter, about our loving and supportive families and friends, and about the joyful memories of our past. This is what kept us going, and is really all that matters.” collection Eli Lilly.