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My hands are my craft, ok it’s a little more complicated than that - but you get the gist of what I’m saying. This phase of treatment. Allergic reactions happen, and therapy can stop. Nurses are very vigilant in making sure patients are not having an initial response to the TAXOL. It could be as simple as a sore throat which could be an indication of infection or chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). And may affect a person's quality of life of hands and feet. (SCARY)
When my nurse asked came by to check-, is your throat sore,? I was so scared, that my answer was well no, But since you are mentioning it…. Maybe…. My treatment nurse got me through and talked me down - a good woman!
Head, Shoulders, Hands And Toes—Hand and toes.
Have that song in your head? It’s been in my head a couple of days now. Looking back with a friend, we had a good laugh on the phone. It was FUNNY to talk about the heartfelt thoughts that can drive you to distraction.
There are still two treatments to go - SCARY
Discovered in 1961 and approved for clinical trials in 1993, Taxol belongs to a class of chemotherapy drugs called plant alkaloids. The Yew Tree from Canada and the Pacific Northwest is just one of the plants used in this treatment. There are several other plant alkaloids used. In the 90’s it took 60 pounds of bark to produce a single 3-week continuous treatment. The FDA, EPA, United States Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management all agreed to cultivate YEW Trees within the Pacific Northwest to make TAXOL a cancer-fighting treatment.
Ms. Chemotherapy Paper Doll in her Art Studio Film.
30 DAYS left to make the Pirate Crew Paper Doll Collection a reality!
See How happy Ms. Chemotherapy is in her Spring Strawberry Sundress in her Sunny Spring Studio. Painting in the studio gives Ms. Chemotherapy Joy while undergoing chemo.
Erin McGee Ferrell, In collaboration with Joanne Christman, from Tint Micropigmentation, explore creating realistic tattoos for Breast Reconstruction. Photographer, Victor Salvo, captures the images in the studio last week.
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Collaborations, Color and lots of experimenting with pigments
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Erin McGee Ferrell. Bio Art Maker
I am a Social Entrepreneur, A Citizen Scientist, and a Change Maker; A Fearless and Passionate Explorer of Materials working to Alter Environments and Evoke Transformation.
One studio is a Makerspace for Microbiology inspired Interactive Art, the other a light flooded room for large figurative oil paintings.
I merge science, technology, and art, incorporating Maine surroundings into the layers of my work. Evolving over four years of mixed media exploration, Petri Dish Series considers micro-biotic elements of land, sea, flora, and human cells. The Bio luminescent Ocean series interacts with florescent compounds altering textures and compositions of the surface with shifting light.
Summer 2018 Erin was immersed in South America’s Amazon, learning about natural pigments from local artists in Ecuador.
Nationally recognized, McGee Ferrell’s paintings are collected by Private and Commercial institutions, including TD Ameritrade, AtlantiCare New Jersey, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, INC. Philadelphia, The Episcopal Diocese of Boston, the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, professional hockey player Kimmo Timonen, and America’s Cup Winner- Robert James Gale. Erin McGee Ferrell serves on the National Board of The Episcopal Church and the Visual Arts. Her work has been highlighted at the Arnot Museum, NY and The Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, WI.
She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and University of the Arts Philadelphia. McGee Ferrell has also studied at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, University of Louisville in Italy, School for International Training in Nigeria, and Maine College of Art.
A 2017 recipient of a Maine Arts Commission Grant, her project, “Art and Chemotherapy,” collaborated with New England Cancer Specialists Kennebunk.
Original works are available through Venn and Maker Gallery, Portland, Maine.
Prints available through YourArtGallerY,, NYC
Support Erin’s projecT On Kickstarter. The Pirate Crew Paper Doll Collection is an educational series for woman diagnosed with breast cancer.