Embracing Ostomates: My Passion for Drawing

Jan 31, 2019 7:28 pm

As long as I can remember, I've always loved to draw. A few years ago, I decided to add an ostomy bag to one of my figure drawings, and before I knew it, I was drawing ostomates on a regular basis. It's become a labor of love. Here's one of them.

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Jan 31, 2019 10:57 pm

Nice job

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Lt. Dan
Jan 31, 2019 11:43 pm

Very nice! How many have you done?

Morning glory
Feb 01, 2019 12:37 am

Very nice job.

Feb 01, 2019 11:39 am

PJT... nice

Living with Your Ostomy | Hollister
Feb 01, 2019 2:57 pm

Thank you!

Feb 02, 2019 12:26 am

That is awesome! So talented! My daughter is very artistic but has no idea where she got it from! Lol I cannot draw a straight line.


Feb 02, 2019 9:32 am

Nice lines....

Past Member
Feb 02, 2019 4:21 pm

Really nice, I have tons of empty sketchbooks. One day I will start filling them out and maybe have something to post. Well done.

Feb 04, 2019 3:19 am

Another wonderful drawing. Thank you for sharing it with us, PJT.

Feb 04, 2019 6:52 pm

Very good drawing, well done.


Feb 04, 2019 7:50 pm

Thank you!

Little Red
Feb 06, 2019 8:56 pm

Sure looks familiar, almost like mine except my scar is much longer and runs around my tummy button from my waist to the pelvis. Can't wear bikinis lol. Nice drawing.

Feb 06, 2019 10:25 pm


Feb 07, 2019 1:12 am

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Feb 07, 2019 3:31 pm

More to come!

Feb 07, 2019 6:53 pm



Feb 18, 2019 6:10 am

Oh my goodness! I first saw this photo just after diagnosis and just before pre-op chemo radiation. The facilitator was trying to help me get an idea of how life would and could be 'normal' in spite of this drastic surgery they were preparing me for. I'd never seen/known/heard of anyone who had an ostomy and I just could not envision me going through this at all. (See username) Well, that was in 2014, and life is relatively normal, if your normal includes handling crap several times a day!!

Great drawings!

Feb 19, 2019 5:45 pm

Thank you!

Feb 25, 2019 6:25 pm

That lovely young lady with the two bags is Bethany Townsend from the UK. She has had them from a young age and her bravery in handling this ailment has won her many admirers around the world.

Jul 19, 2019 3:19 pm

Sorry, but I just saw your comment. This site is confusing! I haven't kept count, but perhaps 50.