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Blurmandala by blurhead
Blurmandala
Based on my "Blurman" logo / motif, I decided to see what I could do with Pixelmator, and came up with this (kaleidoscopic) Mandala based around the original head drawing.

Hope you like it, and many thanks for looking, comments welcome so let's hear them !!
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Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia is a rare type of slow-growing, non-hodgkin lymphoma.
(a cancer that begins in the cells of the immune system)
It causes overproduction of a protein called monoclonal immunoglobulin M (IgM or “macroglobulin”) antibody.
Symptoms include weakness, swollen lymph nodes, severe fatigue, nose bleeds, weight loss, and visual and neurological problems;
• Waldenström macroglobulinemia is diagnosed using bone marrow biopsy and blood tests.
• Treatments for Waldenström macroglobulinemia in patients with symptoms may include plasmapheresis, chemotherapy, and/or biological therapy.
www.rarecancers.org.au/directo…

This is what I was disgnosed with back in November of last year.
For the last 6 months I have been living with a rare cancer of the blood, riding the emotional roller-coaster between:
denial, acceptance, anger and sadness, plus many trips to the Hospital for many blood tests and various treatments (including chemotherapy).
I have now been through 6 cycles of chemotherapy with only a limited success in treating the disorder.
Due to the limited success - I am now due to undertake a "more aggresive" round of Chemotherapy starting on 5th June.
This will consist of 2 consecutive days of chemotherapy every 28 days, for 6 cycles - using a more advanced chemical:
Bendamustine hydrochloride (a cytotoxic anticancer drug).
I had to wait for approval as this drug is not commonly available for treatment in Australia under the standard Medicare/PBS regime.
Unfotunately at present, Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia (WM) is not curable, only treatable.
No one knows what causes it - however it has been known to run in familes.
Blue eyes in a black jumper by blurhead
Blue eyes in a black jumper
Here's a colour pencil drawing I finished recently having started it a long time ago.
I used Derwent artists pencils and also Faber Castell polychromos on thick cartridge paper.

Many thanks for looking hope you like it !
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Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia is a rare type of slow-growing, non-hodgkin lymphoma.
(a cancer that begins in the cells of the immune system)
It causes overproduction of a protein called monoclonal immunoglobulin M (IgM or “macroglobulin”) antibody.
Symptoms include weakness, swollen lymph nodes, severe fatigue, nose bleeds, weight loss, and visual and neurological problems;
• Waldenström macroglobulinemia is diagnosed using bone marrow biopsy and blood tests.
• Treatments for Waldenström macroglobulinemia in patients with symptoms may include plasmapheresis, chemotherapy, and/or biological therapy.
www.rarecancers.org.au/directo…

This is what I was disgnosed with back in November of last year.
For the last 6 months I have been living with a rare cancer of the blood, riding the emotional roller-coaster between:
denial, acceptance, anger and sadness, plus many trips to the Hospital for many blood tests and various treatments (including chemotherapy).
I have now been through 6 cycles of chemotherapy with only a limited success in treating the disorder.
Due to the limited success - I am now due to undertake a "more aggresive" round of Chemotherapy starting on 5th June.
This will consist of 2 consecutive days of chemotherapy every 28 days, for 6 cycles - using a more advanced chemical:
Bendamustine hydrochloride (a cytotoxic anticancer drug).
I had to wait for approval as this drug is not commonly available for treatment in Australia under the standard Medicare/PBS regime.
Unfotunately at present, Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia (WM) is not curable, only treatable.
No one knows what causes it - however it has been known to run in familes.

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philip gray
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Current Residence: sydney australia
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Favourite genre of music: Nu Jazz Lo-fi, electronica, prog rock, jazz rock
Favourite style of art: surrealism, pop art, Pin up, realism
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BigMac1212 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday!  :cake:
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ulltraz Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
happy birthday!!!!Huggle! Airborne 
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shadowyzman Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
How's it going man? Long time!
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blurhead Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi good to hear from you how are things with you too ?

i am still struggling to find the time to devote to drawing which has been the same story for a number of years now - and it does not get any easier the older I get !!
i am looking through a lot of my recent holiday pics and hoping to draw some things based on them. Venice is just the best place imaginable for artists !
plus I have a stack load of half finished pin ups that I will get round to finishing off...... One day !
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DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
thanks for the fav Philip ! :)
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blurhead Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem I really love your work !
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MarkBlanton Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Phil, thanks for the favorite--it means a lot!
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tatehemlock Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much for the faves!
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blurhead Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
no worries - love your work
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MacabreWeb Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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