Pancreatic Cancer Ribbon

A purple cancer ribbon represents Pancreatic Cancer.

Last year my husband, Simon, was Diagnosed with cancer in his pancreas.  He had major surgery and spent a long time in hospital.  The second half of the year Simon spent on chemotherapy.  For his last chemo session, I made this resin-art version of the purple cancer ribbon.

resin art pancreatic cancer ribbon

We presented the art piece to the staff in the cancer ward on Simon’s last day, hopeful that we wouldn’t need to return. 

Simon’s first couple of check-ups this year were clear.  We thought he had made a full recovery, but his June check-up showed the cancer had returned, so after a few more tests, it was back onto chemotherapy from August. 

Because of the Covid restrictions, I haven’t been able to go with Simon to chemo this time around.  Simon hasn’t seen my art piece on display, but whether it’s hanging somewhere, or in a storeroom, I’m still proud of my resin art cancer ribbon, and gratefull to the staff of the hospital cancer wards.

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Today’s Little Project

So what to do while in Covid-19 lockdown?

I have been working on a bigger project, but I’ve passed that onto a friend to do some work on, so this is the resin art piece I did in just a couple of hours this afternoon.

I’m experimenting with a new technique, where I cut strips from a plastic sandwich bag and use those to swipe the colours either side of a line of resin poured along the middle of the base board. 

I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

 

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Lockdown Resin Art

So we’re stuck at home in Corona Virus lockdown version two.

With a fresh supply of resin colours, and not being allowed to go out, why not create some new art pieces?

I started out coating a square and a round MDF boards with white resin, poured on a few colours and then spread that around with a heat gun. 

I think the finished products turned out pretty nice!  I even had enough left over resin to make a couple of drink coasters.

With five weeks of lockdown to go, I wonder what I’ll do next?

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Video chat leads to resin art

An unplanned video chat with an old mate of Simon’s led to the creation of this piece of resin art.

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At the height of the Corona-Virus lockdown, we got an Instagram alert that an old mate of Simon’s was live-streaming.  We started watching and it turned out Simon’s mate, Stuart, was just experimenting and invited anyone to join the Instagram Live Stream for a video catch-up.

A couple of other people joined in and had a public Instagram chart, then we decided to as well.  We hadn’t see Stuart for years, infact our only recent contact had been a few Facebook comments, so it was great to catch-up.

Stuart was quick to mention how much he liked the resin-art I had put on social media.  As we chatted, and he moved around his house, we spotted some nice art on his walls.  One thing led to another, and it wasn’t long before I offered to create a piece especially for him.

Even though we told Stuart, in the video chat, that I’d make him a resin art piece, I don’t think he believed us.  Simon and I agreed that we should definately make something for Stuart, and that it should be a surprise.

I got everything ready ready for a circular piece of resin art to be poured, and Simon got his camera ready to film a video.  Our daughter, Karla, even helped out by filming a second angle on my iPhone.

Once we were finished, Simon edited the video and posted it to our family YouTube channel.  We sent Stuart a link with a note that simply said “surpise!”

Once the Corona-Virus lockdown restrictions had eased, Staurt came to visit and helped decide witch way was up for the circular piece of resin art.  Simon installed a hanging wire on the back, then him and Stuart reminessed about old times over a few cuppas.

Hope you like the art piece Stuart, we enjoyed making it.

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Mandy, Stuart and Simon

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/tRv7fNb0VB0
By the way, if you think we should make more videos like this, please leave a comment.  Maybe I’ll even start my own channel…

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