So a brief update to any followers who may be missing me and anyone new who just started viewing my art; I have been much less active in sharing my creative process on here because I'm doing lots of educational art projects with my family and a collage diary project for myself that I am specifically not sharing with the world in efforts to teach myself that creating for the sake of creating is enough. I am enough. And even when I'm not pumping out a brilliant masterpiece every week I'm a brilliant artist. I'm working on giving myself permission to believe this about myself as I deal with the current trials and tribulations of life. In the last two years I have also had more chronic pain flare ups than I've had in almost a decade and while I'm not letting it totally run me down, I do have to rest when my body says it's time and that makes it so difficult to put energy into creating things at the level I'd like to, but I do my best and I love my art and honestly that's enough. I am making far less money since leaving most of social media by choice for the protection of myself and loved ones, but I am without a doubt happier and healthier. Health is prosperity. Though my posting has slowed down, my creative process in addition to self care is evolving because it is improving as is evident of my most recent postings (in my opinion). Taking in constructive criticism and properly planning where to make improvements cannot be done in haste and truthfully I am trying to converse my energy for, among other things I'm dealing with, Inktober where hopefully I will not only be posting more but in the following year and holiday season better learn how to sell things and make money via my Etsy. That said I would still appreciate any efforts to support my art and if you cannot make a purchase because of your own limits; please share and spread the word. My prices are very affordable for the kind of unique style I can offer for a wide variety of projects. If you're not sure if it's something I'll work on. Please ask me
. Today I am really feeling my body slow down for me though I'd love to keep going so I think I may take plenty more time to engage with all of you here and make more regular updates. Please look for makeup art looks that I will post here; the occasional sketch when my shoulder doesn't hurt too much to finish one; updates about the art projects I am working on with my family (young people need art, maybe I can share ideas about crafting ideas) and thoughts about my collage diary. I also might post some digital works as it is a new medium for me and a medium I swore up and down I would never cave into but I'm actually very interested in learning about it but please keep in mind I'm still quite amateur at it. I have been journaling and writing far more, as well as reading poetry a great deal so expect that I will be far more inspired to write poetry on its own or with any number of pieces I mentioned above or blog posts like this one. Stay tuned. I will keep you posted. Love and light to you, fanatixx. I am worn and in need of rest, but I am well.