Art Inspired

Hand Lettering Helped During My Cancer Journey

Sharon Frances found this type of painting and drawing to be a positive and creative way to give back to friends and family who helped her. She then started a nonprofit organization to assist those affected by cancer.
December 2022 Vol 8 No 6
Sharon Frances, PhD
Fullerton, California
Co-Founder, Well Beings Studio

During my breast cancer treatment I wrote poetry on a daily basis and did hand lettering and block printing. I gave the hand lettered drawings (as this one created from a line by Emily Dickinson) to friends and family who helped with running errands for me, driving me to chemo, making meals, and doing other acts of kindness. My daughter loved looking at my hand lettering and reading my poems. After my diagnosis, I started a nonprofit organization, Well Beings Studio ( for people who are affected by cancer. On our site you can find resources for healing as a family and request book donations.

Hand lettering of a line from a poem by Emily Dickinson.
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