April was a month of leather journal making and realizing that I actually lack the stamina required to do leatherwork on any sort of consistent basis. It's a little disheartening, but I take a lot of pride in the fact that when I am able to sit down and create a journal, they come out … Continue reading April Art Dump 2019
I completed a new painting today. I used a combination of watercolor, acrylics, and oil markers on a 24x48" wrapped canvas. It will be on display at the Whitewater Valley Arts Association's regional show this May. I have not decided yet whether or not I will be selling it. This is a commentary on what … Continue reading New painting, “Chronic”, playfully showcases life with chronic illness
Up until now, there were no sponsored posts or advertisements that made them any money off of my stories. Now it looks like that is changing, and I feel betrayed.
Adrenal Insufficiency United has named April as Adrenal Insufficiency Awareness month. In honor of that, I’ll share some facts about my condition, Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency (SAI): 🔹My SAI was caused by my congenital panhypopituitarism. Basically, my pituitary gland does not function sufficiently enough for survival without assistance. This means my Adrenal glands do not receive … Continue reading Adrenal Insufficiency Awareness Month
That leather journal I started at the end of last month turned out great, so I decided to go all in and dedicate the majority of my artistic energy to learning leathercrafting. The pyrography was fun as well, but I have to be honest, I'm not really enjoying the pyrography tool I got. It's uncomfortable … Continue reading March Art Dump 2019
“I felt guilty because I myself have been exposed to the (incorrect, mind you) preconceived notion that if I can not work, I should not be able to do anything physical, ever.”
"Buddy, I’m not trying to be better than you at your job. I was just trying not to die."
My trusty ol’ laptop is turning into a dusty ol’ craptop, so I’m afraid I won’t be able to do digital art streams for a while. It just does not want to run Photoshop and Streamlabs OBS together anymore. The good news is I just bought some extra equipment for my stream so that I … Continue reading Streaming Announcement
February was a month full of new projects and lots of practice leading to improved drawing techniques! Here is everything I created this month, including idle sketches and doodles: I bought a new toy; a pyrography tool so that I can attempt leather burning. I was inspired by a very talented artist whose Twitch … Continue reading February Art Dump 2019
Today is Rare Disease Day! The theme for this year is #ShowYourStripes, which I love because of its reference to the term “zebra”, which many of us with rare disorders call ourselves. This comes from the old phrase physicians turn to when dealing with patients; “when you hear hoofprints, think ‘horse’, not ‘zebra’.” This mindset (while reasonable) … Continue reading Rare Disease Day 2019