Gratitude- in My Drawers

Day #10, November 27, 2013 from What’s in My Drawers.
15″ x 22″
Colored pencil, archival print on Rives

                                                               In the midst of all the preparations for Thanksgiving tomorrow which we are hosting this year, it’s time to stop and remember what is really important.

For me it is the fact that I am here, feeling great and loving life-  family, friends, art, travel, learning, connecting, surfing, reading… it’s all good. Even the tough stuff.

This piece is part of my breast cancer series. Always wanted to come up with a catchier title but it is what it is. A friend took many shots of my body before and after my bilateral mastectomy in 2002 and those images became the basis for works on paper that were shown at the first Herspace Art of Survival created by Dr. Beth Deutch in Long Branch, NJ.

To those who have come before me….

Because of you, I am here to your courage

your life

I am Grateful.


now time to walk my pooches, clean the bathrooms and start the food prep!

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  1. Dora Ficher
    November 27, 2013

    This one is very powerful, Nanci. I have been there and I totally relate with your feelings.

    I have so much gratitude for what is important…mainly…that I am here…to enjoy my family, friends, travel, life….

    Thank you for this post!

  2. sharon
    November 27, 2013

    Totally agree! This is powerful and you are an inspiration! Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Chanukah dear friend!

  3. Nanci Hersh
    November 27, 2013

    Thank you Dora and Sharon, I know you can relate Dora, and Sharon, having had other challenges that life has offered up and always come out smiling. I am inspired by you both. Thank you again.

  4. Liza Myers
    November 29, 2013

    Nancy what a powerful sharing! And a beautiful work. Talk soon

  5. Nanci Hersh
    November 29, 2013

    Thank you Liza…. looking forward to talking to you- I am grateful for you!


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