Archive for the ‘Art Work’ Category

Many of you have been following my struggle with this brain tumor.  I wanted to post something positive…. so here is a painting I created after battling with partial paralysis on my right side (my dominant side) very recently.  I worked on getting back into painting quickly as it really is one of the only things that makes me feel human anymore with all of the meds and seizures related to this baseball sized intruded in my brain.  Please read my timeline if interested :)  I am very positive and inspired daily by the love and support coming in from around the world.

This piece was from a picture sent to me by a client in Wales.  Here is the image of it.  Clicking it will lead to the video of the creation (painting, not the stenciling which took 40+ hours) which is pretty dang cool.   Enjoy!

Ferrer - Melody

Of course, EVERYTHING is still 50% off in my Etsy shop using coupon code ART50 at checkout (This will cut the price you see in half) to aid with our ever increasing expenses, appts., treatment, medication, etc…

**Store Link –>  https://www.etsy.com/shop/UrbanWallArt

Also, any contribution to our GoFundMe is appreciated.  –> http://www.gofundme.com/rayferrer

With love and devotion,

Ray

Medical Update:

So, I am on 14 pills a day to quiet the seizures and aid with other symptoms of this brain tumor.  Not bad :)  Ha.  Could always be worse.  I am going for an appt. on the 5th with hematology / oncology to present my case to the tumor board and move forward with a plan.  Either surgeries, chemo, radiation and/or all three.  I’m ready for anything with all of your support and love!  I can’t thank you enough!

New Artwork!

Even after a few days of partial paralysis, I worked through it with strength training, I was able to get out some commissioned pieces and the clients were nice enough to let me make and offer prints!  I am honored when this happens.  As always, EVERYTHING is 50% off of list price in my shop with coupon code ART50.

Shop Link:   https://www.etsy.com/shop/UrbanWallArt

Pink Floyd” – Spray Paint on Canvas                                    “Love” – Spray Paint on Canvas

Ferrer - Floyd Butts         Ferrer - Love PRINT

Love and Devotion…. YOUR Artist,

Ray Ferrer & Family
http://www.gofundme.com/rayferrer

Family, bloggers, friends, fans, and supporters,

Another Seizure:
On Friday the 13th (I know,.. right) I had a seizure that lasted for 2 hours, caused by this brain tumor, as many of you are now aware of.  It landed me in the ER for quite some time and most of it I do not remember.  Which is probably best.

One funny thing I do remember though; as the seizure started I was alert and when the EMT / Ambulance staff arrived they said to me “Sir, can you please hold still so I can get an IV in?”   This actually made me laugh out loud and still does :)

So, up until today, and still a tad bit so, I am dealing with partial paralysis on my right side which is temporary I am told and called Todd’s Paralysis.  I have been doing strength training, working on writing and typing, etc… to build up my tolerance and abilities to get back to painting.  This blog post, to this point, has taken me over an hour as I get dizzy staring at the screen.

More Artwork:
As my strength increases and as I persevere and push through this partial paralysis I will continue to make new paintings and take on commissioned paintings once again.  This is what I love to do and what keeps me going as I am blessed to say I am a full time artist!

I also wanted to tell you all about 4 old Black & White ORIGINAL paintings I have that were very sentimental to me and I was never going to get rid of them but I must make them available to assist with our fight and fundraising for medical and living expenses.   I have included them in my Etsy shop under the Section “Original Artwork.”  They are 50% off list price with coupon code ART50 if used at checkout (take price you see and cut in half) so the saving are substantial and a great chance to own something of mine that is truly rare!!  Here is each piece.  You can click on each and read a little about it in the description.  I know these are not the vibrant colorful pieces you are used to seeing but these are near and dear to me and the ONLY originals I have left that are mine.  Many people have told me in the past to not open up about my paintings, to leave interpretation to the viewer but these are different.  These I need to share with you so you can see why they mean so much to me so you understand how important it is that they go to a good home, in order to aid us in our financial fight.

Ferrer - Blues Ferrer - Baltimore    Ferrer - New WorldFerrer - Guitar

As always, EVERYTHING in my Etsy Shop is now 50% off with code ART50 to aid our fight.  Prints, originals, you name it!

New View on Life:
I have always been an optimistic guy!  Lately things have really shuffled around for me.  I see things differently, more clearly.  I see people bicker or argue about things that don’t REALLY matter.  This frustrates me more than it used to.  My wife and I are really stressed, stretched, and tested with the situation(s) we are in but we manage to communicate in a loving manner, regardless of the medication reactions (or overreactions) I may have.  We can do it.  When I see other people argue over something as simple as the type of bread to buy, or the fact that a dish was put away in the wrong spot…. it really stands out.  Is this what is important to some?  Is this worth disappointment?

Other than sharing, reblogging, tweeting, facebooking, or whatever you can do with my story…… please remember this…  You are here today!  Smile and enjoy this day as if it is your last!  Please never take anything for granted!

Your artist and friend!

Ray Ferrer
GoFundMe:  http://www.gofundme.com/rayferrer
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ray_Artist
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/urbanwallart
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Friends and Family! (You are all both)

Today is my MRI w/ Spectroscopy to determine brain tumor cell type, growth rate, etc..
A way forward should be determined based on the outcome.  My family and I are optimistic and will face this knowing we are loved and embraced by you all, a caring community.  We will keep you posted through social media updates and other communications.

For those who don’t know the whole story or are just getting to my blog for the first time, here is the initial post of my diagnosis.  Brain Scan..  Not as pretty as my artwork… http://wp.me/p2pdfM-nD 

**NEW ARTWORK PRINTS AVAILABLE**

There are new prints available in my Etsy store from commissioned original pieces I have been finishing.  The clients and collectors of my originals are happy to allow me to make prints to raise funds for medical expenses as we rough these tough times.  Please have a look and also, for your help, EVERYTHING in the store is 50% off with coupon code ART50 at checkout.  Ray’s Etsy –> https://www.etsy.com/shop/UrbanWallArt

There are two of my oldest Originals, in Black and White that are on Canvas.  I made them years ago and they are also 50% off with code.  If you would like more info on these pieces please let me know and I am willing to go lower than 50% on those pieces, even though they are near and dear to me in an effort to raise funds to someone who really connects with them.

With love, … your artist,
Ray Ferrer

 

“Bob Marley” – Spray Paint on Canvas by Me.
36″ x 30″ Sold / Commissioned

Prints are available!
Ferrer - Bob Marley

I was given permission by my client (thank you) to make prints to assist with my brain tumor situation as many of you know. and as usual, 50% off ANY artwork with coupon code ART50 in my shop.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/221562551/art-print-limited-signed-numbered-bob

****Please check out my post  “Brain Scan.. Not as pretty as my artwork…”  

Ray Ferrer

“Swinging” – Spray Paint on Canvas by Me

Ferrer - Swingset Small

In spite of my situation, as many of you have been reading, I am painting to keep my spirits up and stay motivated.
This original piece has sold but I have been given the OK to make prints.

Prints of this are limited and available if you would like to purchase in our continued effort to raise funds for upcoming treatments and surgeries regarding my brain tumor.

Everything in my Etsy shop is available at 50% off with coupon code ART50 in order to assist my family and I.

Here is the link for the shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/UrbanWallArt

Dearest friends, fans, FAMILY!
Please reblog, share, tweet, FB, you name it!

Over the years it has been my freehand spray paint artwork that many of you are accustomed to seeing.  There will be more but for now, there is this.  My wife and I are working hard on keeping you up to date.  We are blown away by the more than 60K followers who show there support to us daily on the blog and other social media platforms!

So, here is a scan of my brain and the Tumor is circled. Its bigger than first thought.  On the 9th I have one more MRI w/ spectroscopy to determine the rate of growth and cell types.  Then it gets really hairy.

Ray Brain

I am doing the best I can to be in good spirits and will continue to strive! It really helps knowing I have touched so many people with my artwork and commitment to all of you as friends and fans, now FAMILY!  As always, my wife and I will keep you updated on things as they move forward…. because they will move forward!

 **HERE IS WHERE WE NEED YOUR HELP**

A huge assortment of my art prints and original artwork will be 50% off in my Etsy store throughout this to assist us with raising the necessary funds to overcome any obstacle while I am undergoing treatment, surgeries, chemo and radiation.

Use coupon code ART50 at checkout and get 50% off of ANYTHING. Now is a good chance to get the print or the old original you had your eye on.  Here is the link.  https://www.etsy.com/shop/UrbanWallArt

Please also go to http://www.gofundme.com/rayferrer and share or contribute if at all possible.  Anything counts and there are some great rewards.

Love, Ray and Rhian