BarbBarcikKeith

BarbBarcikKeith

Maple Heights, United States

Simply put; born in Cleveland Ohio; began drawing at the ripe old age of 4 because of my mother’s wonderful little Betty Boop drawings!!
Graduated from high school on a Sunday and started at Cooper School of Art, a commerical art school, on Monday – the shortest summer vacation of my life. A year and a half later I left – 6 months before graduation.
Worked at various jobs, moved to New York for an opportunity with Pan Am at JFK International Airport because one must eat. That’s where I met my first husband and after 12 years and 2 kids, got divorced and moved back to Ohio and family… which is where I met my second husband.. it’s been 28 years together (27 married in July) and still counting!
Through all of the moves, relationships, kids and jobs – the art, like a lover, has always been there for me. I believe that realism is where I am and where I belong. There is nothing in the world like the feeling you get when something comes to life under your hands. I love what I do, and I’m hoping that you love it too. No grand imposing words.. no ethereal meaning to what I do.. it is a gift that only becomes viable through the eyes of the viewer… you.
In December of 2008 I was diagnosed with colon cancer. I have gone through everything I need to except I have found that healing is a lot harder than the treatments ever could be. The good news – I’m cancer free for 7 years now!
In 2011, with circumstances beyond my control, my youngest son, his dog and 2 kids moved into my little house. Early in 2012, they all went to Chicago to visit his soon-to-be-ex wife. He didn’t come back but the kids did. I learned a great deal about my son, most of which I’m NOT proud of. On October 10, 2013, full legal custody was granted to my husband and I. The kids are so happy now..
Also, please do check out the items available at Zazzle
Purchasing anything to do with Noah’s – either photos or art – will become a donation to the care and feeding of the creatures at Noah’s Lost Ark Sanctuary.

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  • Age: 69
  • Joined: October 2007

Journal

More Surgeries to come

Last year I had to renew my driver’s license. Went down and everything was fine tile they checked my eyes. I could barely see out of my left eye. Eye doctor appointment and then I discover I have a rather large cataract in the left eye and a smaller one in the right. Well, I was in no hurry and the doctor didn’t seem concerned. / But then, the headaches started. So to the eye doctor a…
Posted 6 months – 13 comments

My Recent Absence

July 17 I ended up at the ER due to a LOT of pain. Ended up being admitted to the hospital.. went through a number of tests and it all pointed to my gall bladder… which was enlarged and infected. Surgery date was set and off I went. / After all was said and done I was told that because of all the work that had been done in that area (colon cancer, etc), my intestines had begun to adhere to…
Posted about 1 year – 15 comments

My Recent Absence

June 1 I was admitted to the hospital for surgery. / Let me preface that. During May they discovered a slow bleed.. couldn’t tell from where (and I immediately thought of cancer) so I had an upper and lower GI done which showed nothing. Next test was to swallow this capsule that has a camera in it. It takes pictures of your small intestine as it travels through all 20 feet of it.. all phot…
Posted over 1 year – 1 comments

Did any one notice my absence??

Yesterday.. I went to the hospital and had all my remaining teeth pulled (all of 15) and dentures put in. Nobody told me that I would have to wait for what felt like forever. They were doing a very complicated “jaw replacement” before me so I didn’t get into OR (scheduled for 11AM) until after 2PM. / It’s okay with me seeing as the other person is probably in a lot more pa…
Posted over 2 years – 8 comments
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