Published 2020-09-08Carol E. Leever
I started creating this during chemotherapy. Sitting in a hospital ward, hooked up to machines that are pumping poison into your body gets surprisingly boring after several hours. I try to take something with me to keep my mind off what is actually happening. I took a sketchbook one day and started writing out some notes. This is some of my work.
The idea behind this is that it's not my art work, it's Shalonie's. She's not actually an artist. Mostly, she writes down notes on the things she's currently studying. Sometimes they're just random thoughts. Sometimes they're notes for someone else to read. She also doodles -- typically in the margins of the notebook.
The doodles and the topics listed out are rather random -- whatever crosses her mind, or whatever she might see while writing.
The notebook sparked a lot of funny conversations with my father who's always very interested in my artwork. He'd look over my shoulder and just frown at the pictures.
"You don't draw like that," he commented one day.
I answered, "They're not my drawings, they're Shalonie's." There were times I think he thought I'd lost my mind.
Here are a couple of pages to start with. I hope you enjoy them. They're just meant to be something fun.