Following the partial lifting of the restriction linked to the last lockdown, I have been able to resume “my artistic work”…
I first finished the Father Joseph’s statue, which was waiting for me for a long time. I painted it: I am very happy with the result!
With the little time left before “the summer vacations”, I decided to make a owl, as I never tried to make animals before. Here is the result (It is not yet “cooked”).
I had also the chance to finish a stained glass project I called it “the lady with a blue hat”. It took me some time to finish it because of the lockdown, but also because of my lack of experience with the lead stained glass work!
As I am pretty fond of “Tiffany stained glass objects”, I made a blue elephant and a ladybug…
My last project is a dove:
My artistic activities will resume in the fall…
But now, I will go to Toronto soon to meet The Caribous :-)!
Soon it is will be the 5th anniversary of my hematopoietic stem cells transplant. Five years already! Hard to believe!
I would like to warmly thank the fantastic team who saved my life: all the people in the Department of Hematology at Saint Antoine Hospital and in particular my graft doctor (I will never forget her). I would like also to thank “Marie”, the nurse who actually performed “the graft”: it was her first time, and for me too! I wonder where I would be without the gift of stem cells from my young donor: I will never meet her, which is kind of sade, but I know the rules… I had also the chance to have my big family and my friends around me: even while “confined” I had visit every day from Jaja and others…
I really really love you all :-)!
The best way “to celebrate” this anniversary is to put together photos, from “before” to “now”.
“The mask” with a Saint Antoine on it: the best protective device against covid you can think of :-)!
After a long time without travelling, because of the lockdown, we decided to go to the south of France, “la Camargue” and “la Provence”.
We spent a few days near Les saintes Maries de la Mer. We visited several places including the ornithological reserve of la Camargue. Various species of birds to watch: flamingos, herons,…
Camargue is really beautiful…. but there are too many mosquitos :-)!
We then went to , a small village in “les Alpilles”: Maussane les Alpilles. It is located near les Baux de Provence and St Rémy de Provence. Such as wonderful area… and sunny too ;-)!
We visited a lot of churches, abbayes and various monuments. We did also hikes. Most of the time , I was wearing my hat, following the advices from my dermatologist :-)!
We also visited again “la Carrière des Lumières” displaying an exhibit about Cézanne, and Kandinsky…
We are already in June… In a few days, it will be the 5th anniversary of my stem cells graft… Thank you all at St Antoine hospital, in particular my kind graft doctor, thank you my anonymous donor, thank you my family and friends: if I am here to celebrate it is because of you! I love you all !