Thank you everyone for all of your wonderfully supportive comments. I wish I could respond individually with them, but time and energy doesn't allow me to. I thoroughly appreciate the pm's you sent and the prayers that you have brought to God on my behalf, though, and knowing that there are people cheering me on.
I got the high definition digital picture from the local graphics guru, so I am going to post it here for you to see. I still need to get paper prints made locally, but for now, its nice to have a website for people to buy them at on demand.
I had my first bout with the new chemo regimine today- I will get weekly chemo now. Hopefully, I wil do well. I am very tired, though, and slept through the entire 4 hours that it infused.
I am working on another pic... soon will be able to share it with you, too.
Oh, I almost forgot, if you havent watched the start to finish WIP on youtube, please check it. There are a few slides in the beginning that explains the inspiration behind this piece, and then some lovely, soothing music plays in the background as you watch the transformation take place. I hope you enjoy it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_FcJscHoRk