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A Long Overdue Update!

Hello,

Sorry I have been gone for so long.

I wish I could say I have been busy with all sorts of creative projects, but that is not the case.

I have wanted to do an update and what has been going on in my life and here it is:

The past couple of years has been very chaotic for me.  My father has two forms of cancer: Multiple Myeloma and Myelodysplasitc Syndrome (MDS) with Lukemia. They stopped treatment of the Multiple Myeloma to treat the MDS as it can go down hill very fast for him if not treated.

The MDS has really taken a toll on his mental state, The chemotherapy has destroyed his short term memory. It can be like dealing with someone with a traumatic brain injury. He constantly asks the same questions over and over again. He needs to get blood thinners every night and needs to reminded to take his medications.

My Mom is being strong and being a loving wife to the best of her abilities. It is hard for me as a daughter to see my father in declining health, so I can only imagine what is like of her to seeing the man she loves waste away. My sister lives away from home but close enough to visit. She has her career with DoJ agency and wishes the situation were different so she could spend more time with the family and sharing the responsibility of caring for our Dad. She helps when she can and visits as often as she can. He is still going at the age of 82 and we blessed to have him our lives still.

I have mainly been doing photography projects as it is easy for me to pick up the camera and capture images. I am starting to paint again, slowly. It can be challenging to carve out the time.

I will be posting updates of my photo work and any illustrations and paintings I work on. I may start doing my 3D art and mix media.

Thank you so much for reading. Please keep your faith in my and my work.

Thank you so much for following and reading this blog. I really appreciate it.

Where did February go?

Hello!

I don’t know about you, but this year has just been flying by. I don’t even know where February went. All of sudden it is March. 

February was a rough month on a creative and on a personal level. It is actually hard to separate the two with me. What I create is so connected to what is or isn’t going on in my personal life. I’ve suffered from a lack of motivation that stems from not knowing what it is I want to do next. I have also been overwhelmed with many ideas that I struggle to start. I don’t know where to start. Then there is feeling as though nothing I do will be good enough or note worthy enough. It can be very hard to create things when battling inner demons. 

What goals, if any, do I set for myself for March?  What is it that I want to achieve?  

I’ll need to sleep on that for now.

Creative Block

This past week, I’ve been in bit of a rut. It may be that I have too many potential projects to focus on. I have this book on Art and fear; and I think I have a lot of fear right now.   When you create something, it is so personal and it is born of you  life and experiences.  I piece of your soul goes into it. I can be maddening, but the results are beautiful. Paintings, illustrations, photos…whatever it is you do to express yourself does not have to be complex. It just has to be real, authentic, genuine. I believe people enjoy that about  works of art they view and/or experience.