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August 05, 2012

feeling overwhelmed...

Last Thursday I finally got four spinal injections to help with the chronic nerve pain in my legs that has been going on for three years. The doctor was awesome and went through everything wrong with my lower back. I also have mid-back and neck issues that will be dealt with later, so that gives me hope on returning to a normal functioning person at some point in the future.

Hope is returning on my health and I thank God every day for my friend Cindy letting my stay with her and for the hospital's Charity Care to allow me to see the specialists and get the treatment I need.

For as much as everything I can say that is such a blessing in my life, there are twice as many unknowns that are realities I have to face.

I have no money coming in and I am out of anything that was left, even though the bills still need to get paid.
My family and friends say to sell my art. I am going to network with every event possible and see what I can do. One of the problems is that I keep drawing the Dragonfly Girls; partially because it is easily done laying in a recliner and it just keeps coming out of my.
The same people who say to sell my art are also the same ones that keep telling me to stop drawing the Dragonfly Girls and get back to painting. Everyone says the Dragonfly Girls will not be something anyone would buy and I am wasting time doing them.

I sketched this one last night watching TV:

I finished this one a couple days ago when I had to stay in bed:
In order to get back to painting, I will have to be creative on my physical limitations and space (after all I am living in someone else's house on the couch)...but hey look what Freida could create from her bed!

I need to finish up this painting in order to move forward:

This will be one overwhelming hurdle to get past and then I can focus on the others.
God says he will never give us more than we can handle and that there will always be blessings from struggles. I pray I can keep that attitude and find where this is leading.

Hope you are having a Super Sunday!


Magic Love Crow said...

My friend, it is so hard to say, what will sell and what won't! It's like me and my crows! Let your art flow! Don't force anything. You say, you dragonfly girls keep coming to you, well, they are coming to you for a reason. I don't know why? Maybe try to put some abstract in them? Or make them more earthy colored. So people won't look at them for little girls. You know what I mean? Do what you think is right! You are in my thoughts! I hope your back is better! And, I hope you can get to some fall fairs! Hugs ;o)

Heather Henry said...

Hello, I love your Dragonfly Girls and think that if they are what inspires you, then keep drawing them. They're beautiful and I don't see anything wrong with doing what you love. I think people can see the passion behind what we do. I'm so excited for the art opportunities that are opening up for you and hope that you will be able to continue down that path. I also hope that other possibilities and opportunities will come your way. I miss you and miss talking to you! Hope you are well. Big hugs to you!
Peace and blessings in every aspect of your life, my friend!

~Rasz~ said...

To Stacy and Heather. I feel like you are both angels in my life right now nudging me forward. Words could never express how blessed I feel for you being in my life and the positive energy you send my way to keep me going! Thank you and Big Hugs!