Sunday, June 24, 2012

New Challenges Coming Soon!

I love hosting this site and all of the wonderful artists that contribute and make it what it is. I also like to stay in the background - after all this blog is about all of us, not just me. So I don't like talking about my life unless it pertains to art and illustration - but sometimes I have to. There will be new challenges posted this Monday! I'm sorry I wasn't around - there are several reasons. Some of you know I've been fighting cancer off and on for several years and on occasion have been out at hospital. Recently, a thing was found on my lung and will need to be removed. After being healthy for over a year, this was depressing news. But it could be nothing so I'm over it, at least until it is removed and confirmed that it is nothing. I see the surgeon tomorrow to get the surgery info - I'll let you all know what happens. And I'll set this blog up to post new challenges while I'm out. This shouldn't take long - I've been through worse.

Also, I was in the Sierras for a week with my daughter for our annual Father's Day backpacking trip. So, it's not all bad news, eh? And hopefully, after the surgery, it will be all GOOD news!

Keep drawing, artists. Life is full of challenges.

Mike

10 comments:

goodmoments said...

I am so, so sorry to hear that! Hope you get on the road to recovery quickly! Take care!
Agnieszka

Pascal said...

All the best for you, Mike!

laura kay said...
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laura kay said...

feel better, lots of luck !

Sharon Wagner said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope good news and good health are around the corner.

mike r. baker said...

Thanks everyone. I feel confident about it. I just met the surgeon and the surgery will be small - one hour operation and 2 days in hospital. Whether it's cancer or not, it will be removed - if it is cancer then a couple months of chemo. No worries. Let's draw.

Cindy D. said...

So kind of you to post an update and let us know how things are going. I did not know about it but now that I do, let me offer a boatload of best wishes. Sounds like a great backpacking trip!

Rafa Mir said...

Hope you'll be better soon... Best for you and all my positive thoughts to you

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Daughters are truly a great blessing, Mike. I know, because i have two. Glad you enjoyed your backpacking trip with yours to the Sierras. May you continue to have the strenght, courage and wisdom to overcome all challenges that come your way. Thanks for the invitation yo join your blog group. I am honored to be in the company of so many talented artists. Blessings!

annatelman said...

Dear Mike!
I hope that this nothing, but even if it is cancer, you will win the battle. You are very strong and talented person!
My thoughts are with you!
Anna