2015 MSAA Four Seasons Art Showcase Entrants
Patricia Pisel – Hudson, FL
I am 65 years old, a wife, and mother of 2 boys and 2 girls. I was first diagnose with ms in 2007. At the time my husband and I owned and operated our flower shop. Since february 1978 I have owned a flower shop and green houses.. 30 years of growing bedding plants of flowers and vegetables, hanging flowers baskets, 1000’s of weddings, corsages for high school proms. Created memorial pots. And sympathy tributes. I loved helping customer with decorating there gardens or homes . And always considered I was blessed to be able to have my hobby and express my love of flowers and nature, as a career. It was never a job. In 2008 I couldnt take the stress of emotions I was feeling when someone came in for flowers they needed for there loved ones. Deadlines for a moments notice of funeral arg.. I would get foggy, and the room seem to spin. I thought I was having a stroke.
It has taken me 5 years to be thankful I have ms to live with, not cancer, stroke, or worse. Ms has slowed me down and give me time to enjoy my family, and friends and appreciate my good days. I can fish on cool days. Take my time and cook. Read a book. And my new hobby of painting. I just enter first snow. My first attemp to paint. Very relaxing.