I felt it was time to give everyone a heads up in what’s going on with me and an obvious life change that seems to have occurred recently.
You all know I’ve been struggling with the “amplification” of my depression from Anosmia due to nasal polyps that has been dogging me for the past decade, and the secondary struggle with doctors over my use of Prednisone (on again/off again) to keep them at bay.
I’m not sure exactly how long I’ve been using it uninterrupted, but I’m thinking maybe 6 months (?). While the “honeymoon” phase had long passed, there was a more fundamental change for the better that seems to have occurred over the last month. I’m thinking my body has finally become adjusted to it.
I’m becoming diligent in keeping my little room clean, showering most days, keeping up with errands, etc., but most of all, I’m painting regularly.
So, now that I’ve brought that up, I really wish to make apologies for the time it’s taken to finish artwork for some of you.
If anyone were to ask me why it’s taken so long to get past the depression, I suppose I could point to the health problems (as well as the time I almost suffocated because a dud Advair disc wasn’t working). However, if anyone were to ask me what is different now, my answer would be “I DON’T KNOW!”
Either way, something’s working, and I’m not gonna screw around with it.
Right now, the problems are still the same…100 bucks rent due today, no food, no more drinking water, need to mail artwork, etc., but somehow I’m still painting and not retreating to my bed.
I’m close to finishing your stuff. I’ve been having to weave some new orders in with older stuff to earn money to keep going, but I’m still catching up quickly.
I’ve also started a thread similar to @Wanderfound 's over at the other place, to show people what I’m doing, though I still need to go clean up and revive some of my social media accounts during October.
(The primary glaring one being my Instagram, but I have one client who is obviously pissed until I can send her the most PITA painting I’ve ever had to make for someone…)
The most surprising development of the past month has been an order from our fave villain, Jeff, which got me through September.
Still, @MarkDow, I needed to make some revisions now I have a clear head. I am working on it first, and should be finished by the weekend so long as I can pull together my urgent needs. I dearly hope it will be worth the wait.
@kxkvi next. This should not take long, perhaps Monday if not sooner.
@RatMan, I had started something when we first talked, but this definitely needed revision, and now I’m not even sure if you were wanting something bigger. I’ll PM you at the beginning of the week.
This will also be a priority, so it can get to you quickly.
@CleverEmi, we had spoken about something, but never decided on an image. We can talk soon.