Life's Little Lessons

I was dutifully, patiently serving my time – the third year in a life sentence of ovarian cancer. I had been a good sport, keeping up appearances, helping out with the other inmates. My ever-faithful chauffer husband and I had become accustomed to living life on the edge, keeping my hospital bag ready for the frequent trips which are customary in a crisis lifestyle. The warden (a.k.a. my extraordinary Gyn-Onc) had originally advised us that with good behavior, I had a 70% chance of survival. In retrospect, I now realize what she forgot to mention: If I did survive, there would only be 70% of me left. Indeed, I had won a revolving ticket to the operating room where I excelled in donating b

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Fran Di Giacomo

Striving to establish her career in oil painting, Fran Di Giacomo found herself most excited by the methods and concepts of the Dutch masters.  “I focused on seeking out living masters to study with.  Perfecting the drama of light, shadow, and mystery has been a constant theme.  Fad and fashion will ebb and flow, but classical realism is endless and enduring.”  Her paintings are represented by galleries in several states, and are in demand for their lush colors and dramatic lighting.


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