By Karen Garner

February 6th, 2020

I am a four-year survivor of ovarian cancer. I was married on January 1, 2016 and was diagnosed with stage 3c ovarian cancer. Since then, I have had four recurrences. Art was not a part of my life until I was diagnosed with cancer. Bruno Cancer Center in Birmingham, Alabama had an art therapy group and I decided to see what it was all about. Our art instructor started teaching me art techniques and I practiced until I began seeing a gift that God had given me. Art saved me from all the emotions associated from cancer. I love animals, and I love doing pet portraits. Luther was one of my models.

In the picture, I'm holding my painting and my sister-in-law, Lisa Allen, is holding Luther, her cat.