|Apophysis images (2.08, 2.08 3D Hack, and 7X)|
|Apophysis images (2.08, 2.08 3D Hack, and 7X)|
|I have been very lucky with the people I have met on dA. Some amazing artists, fractalists in particular, and some of them have kindly sent me gifts. I appreciate it very much. |
I received really wonderful birthday gifts this year (Dec 2013) from some of my very talented dA friends. I wish to thank them very much for their thoughtfulness and the beauty of the work they have shared with me.
From a beautiful flower photo:
Then, from the wonderful this fabulous fractal:
And, from my most constant watcher, or this wonderful 3D:
Thank you all so much for making my birthday very special indeed!
Here are some 2010 birthday gifts from some very dear people.
First, this gorgeous sunset shot from
Then, the wonderful made this spectacular Apo Rose for me:
Thank you both so much for the lovely birthday gifts. I truly appreciate it!
Here is a wonderful Mandelbulb made for me by ! That is so sweet of you, Mario! My very own Mandelbulb. They are so cool looking!
This is a wonderful whimsical fractal by my dear friend and wonderful artist, . Thank you so much, Gypsy! It's a beautiful piece.
Here is the lovely fractal that sent me as a gift. Isn't she wonderful?
Here is another great gift. This one is from my good buddy, . I was so touched to get this! She's been a great dA friend and she does some kick butt Bryce work.
Oh, boy! I got another wonderful gift from my good friend, RozRR, who is such an amazing fractalist. This was one of the exquisite sculpted fractals she does in FE. Thank you, Roz, for the lovely present.
Unfortunately, Roz has left dA and taken her wonderful art with her. You can catch her over at RedBubble.com.
And this is a 60th Birthday present from the ever so talented , who does some amazing fractal manipulations, that turn into lovely animals and flowers!!
Thank you,rockgem for your lovely and thoughtful gift. I'm touched.
This is another 60th birthday present from my wonderful friend, Lea (). She helped me keep my sanity during the time I was unemployed and fractaling at all hours of the night. She was often on dA at the same time and we would note each other back and forth. She is a wonderful person and I thank her profusely for this thoughtful and beautiful gift!
A birthday gift for my 60th birthday in Dec 2009 done by the wonderfully talented .
Thank you, Brigitte, for this lovely fractal gift.
Another gift done by . She did this for me after my scope ordeal. Thank you so much, Mary!!
2015 Was to be a Year of Recovery and Healing. I did not have the time to answer all of you individually, though I really wish I could have. You people are so special and kind to someone you have never met before and I can't tell you how much it meant to me.
I was hoping that 2015 was going to be a year of healing and recovery for my husband, Chris, who has Stage 3 lung cancer. He has been through 6 rounds of chemotherapy and 37 radiation treatments. He got a break in the month of December when he had no chemo or radiation treatments scheduled, just get his port flushed one day and get some bloodwork at the end of Dec. So, he had a month off, but he felt like left-over, reheated airline food dipped in shit, pretty nasty. He had bad headaches, nausea, constant unending hiccups, some kept him from breathing or swallowing, and that kind of scared him. When we went back to see the oncologist in the first week of January, the plan was to get CT and PET scans to see if the lung tumor had shrunk enough to send him to surgery to have it removed. That's what the plan was, anyway.
Well, it turns out the 2015 will be another year of...challenges. When Chris said he was having headaches, Dr. Rodriquez ordered an MRI of his brain. On
I was hoping that 2015 was going to be a year of healing and recovery for my husband, Chris, who has Stage 3 lung cancer. He has been through 6 rounds of chemotherapy and 37 radiation treatments. He got a break in the month of December when he had no chemo or radiation treatments scheduled, just get his port flushed one day and get some blood work at the end of Dec. So, he had a month off, but he felt like left-over, reheated airline food dipped in shit, pretty nasty. He had bad headaches, nausea, constant unending hiccups, some kept him from breathing or swallowing, and that kind of scared him. When we went back to see the oncologist in the first week of January, the plan was to get CT and PET scans to see if the lung tumor had shrunk enough to send him to surgery to have it removed. That's what the plan was, anyway.
Well, it turns out the 2015 will be another year of...challenges. When Chris said he was having headaches, Dr. Rodriquez ordered an MRI of his brain. On Jan 14, we got a phone call from Dr. Rodriquez's office to come in as soon as possible. The doctor wanted to discuss the MRI with Chris. When we got there, he pulled no punches as said, "the cancer has spread to your brain". Well, the bottom pretty much dropped out of our world about then. He did not say how many there were (multiple), how big they were or where in the brain they are located. Chemo therapy is not an option because chemo drugs do not penetrate the blood-brain-barrier, and since there are multiple tumors in different locations, it is probably not operable. He is getting radiation on his brain for a couple of weeks here in Natchez at Dr. Givens, but two of the tumors are close to his mid-brain and pressing on the area and they can't be reached with the radiation treatment they do here, Thus, we have to go to Jackson Tuesday and Thursday of next week to see a neurosurgeon and a gamma knife doctor about doing 1 gamma knife treatment on the two tumors in the mid-brain region. I guess we'll find out more next week. It's been pretty much, go here, see this doctor, get this scan, pick-up this prescription, go to Jackson and see what they want to do with your brain. Sounds like fun, huh? Not a whole hell of a lot. Chris feels terrible. I don't know if it's the tumor or the drugs, but It's like he's been replaced with a 4 year old Attila the Hun I just hope he can get himself up to go to the radiation treatments. We had to cancel two last week because he didn't feel well enough to get up and moving. It's been very difficult and I'm doing my best to keep it together. A few appropriate drugs may help me a bit, Xanax, Atavan, Valium...Hemlock.
Posted on Facebook on February 4, 2015
I am posting this update on Chris' situation. Currently, he is in the hospital with pneumonia, since Friday. He is not improving and as of this morning, his doctor told us there is nothing more they can do for him and he will not recover or leave the hospital. They are keeping him comfortable, but there's not much else they can do. It breaks my heart to post this news, but I know a lot of you out there love Chris and would want to know.
Thank you all so much for your prayers and healing thoughts. Now, we just wish for the most peaceful outcome. Bless you all! I will always love you, Chris Wolfe. Godspeed.
Posted on Facebook on February 6, 2015
It is with deep sadness and a broken heart that I have to tell you that Chris passed away at 5:00am Friday, February 6, 2015. His brother, Wise, was with him at the time. Although we are devastated on the loss of our dear Chris, we know he is at peace and is no longer suffering. There are many, many people who will mourn his loss, but I think Chris will now be with us where ever we go. The plan right now is to have a service in Natchez and bury him here as well. As I know the details, I will post the information. I would like to thank all of you who have been so supportive and kind, a lot of you are people I have never actually met but know through my fractal art or here on Facebook. And many of those who posted such wonderful comments have never had any contact with Chris at all. I truly appreciate what you all have done for us at this very difficult time. Words can not express how much it did help. God Bless you all and especially, Chris Wolfe. The world has lost an amazing individual, but he will never be forgotten by those who knew and loved him. Rest in Peace, Chris! I will love you forever. I hope I see you again in another time and another place. We can have some more fun and share our love again.
That cracking noise you hear is my heart.
Posted on Facebook on February 7, 2015
I wanted to give an update on the funeral arrangements for Chris. It isn't totally set in stone, but it's pretty close. Chris will have a full funeral mass service at St. Mary's Basilica Church in downtown Natchez at 10:00am on Saturday, February 14, 2015. Visitation will be at St. Mary's starting at 9:00am. We are hoping to bury him in the Natchez Cemetery, but that part is still to be arranged. The way things have gone, we couldn't be happier at how they have fallen into place. We chose the day and date without knowing if they were available at the church. So, we were extremely lucky that the funeral home and the church were both available. I cannot express the words to say how grateful and amazed at the kindness, caring, and generosity of the Natchez community!! You people are absolutely top-notch! I find myself running out of adjectives for "wonderful, super, superb, terrific, outstanding, incredible, magical, etc" which is what you all have been to Chris and I and continue to be in helping Chris start on the next leg of his adventure. I can never express my thanks to you in the way you all so richly deserve. I owe you all a great deal and may God Bless You All! Everyone!
Posted on Facebook on February 7, 2015 (later in the day)
This has been the most amazing day. For making the arrangements for Chris' funeral yesterday with his brother Wise, his sister Ginger and her husband, Ray Brown, Jr. They basically took things in hand and dealt with the matters that I know nothing about and would have been lost at sea had they not been there. Then, Wise, and Chris' and my best friends from New Orleans, Billy and Tammy Lannes, came and stayed at my house with me last night. We got home about 5:30pm and we sat up and talked and cried some and laughed a lot reminiscing about Chris and some of the outrageous things he has done, a lot of them with Billy L. We were up to 2:00am until we all ran out of gas. When they got up this morning, after coffee and Sonic breakfast toasters, they started cleaning my house!!! Vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, moving boxes and I can't begin to tell you all they have done. They are still at it and I haven't seen this much of the floor in my house for almost 6 years. Again, the sweet friends that Chris and I have jumped in with all their feet and did so much above and beyond anything I expected or even imagined!!! Thank you so much, Wise, Billy and Tammy!!! What more can I say?? As I said previously, I am running out of words to express my gratitude and love for these people.
Well, those are the main Facebook posts. There are some others and some pictures of Chris and I (some from about 27 years ago) and of his family and I more recently. Here's one from a loooooong time ago: fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net…
So, I will be fractaling again, but I'm not sure how much or when. It's taking me a little bit of time to wrap my head around the this whole things. But, I know I have some wonderful friends and family who will be there to help if I need it. It means more than I can ever say.
Current Residence: Natchez, MS/New Orleans. LA|
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Big enough
Favourite genre of music: Pop, Rock, Classical, anything that sounds like real music
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams
Favourite style of art: Fractals, Oil Paintings, Watercolors, Digital Art
Operating System: XP
MP3 player of choice: WinAmp
Skin of choice: My dog's fur
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote, Stimpy, I.R. Baboon
Personal Quote: Two heads are better than one, even if one of them is mine.
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Gift Stamps and Banners
Banner Stamp made for me by for getting 1st place in the Fractal Category in her Halloween Contest! Isn't it wonderful!
Stamp made for me by for winning 's Halloween Contest in the Fractal Category:
Image made for me by for winning the Halloween Contest in the Fractal Category:
Stamp made for me by for winning Rainbow Contest!
Halloween Contest Stamp by
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A stamp made by for the club: