So I know I haven't done many personal posts lately, not because nothing is going on in my life, but because too much is going on. Sometimes I've got so many thoughts in my head, they get all jammed up and don't want to come out (not coherently anyway). I probably should be posting more- writing always helps me deal with things better. Of course one of the main issues in my life is Gramma. She never really fully recovered from her last trip to the hospital this spring. Now she's only able to sit in her chair for a few hours a day, if at all. Other than her usual health issues that she's dealt with for years, there's nothing specifically wrong. Her BP is good, heart, lungs, blood sugar- all are good. She just seems to be sort of fading. She needs a lot more care now. She's most alert late at night, so that's when I talk to her about what's going on in my life. I tell her about my artwork and friends, and what Mother and my brother are up to. I talk about the cats, the garden, something funny I read in the ArtFire forums- anything to make her smile and add a little interest to her life. I wish I could do more for her. No matter what, I always feel like I'm not doing good enough.
On the plus side, there's my artwork. While I haven't sold much this month, I have completed a few projects that's I'm really proud of. There's my Lighted Glow in the Dark Pumpkin House
, which took weeks to complete, but turned out better than I could have hoped. My Embrace of the Vampire sculpture is another one I'm quite proud of. One of those where my muse just guided my hands and made it turn out just right. I've done a few Halloween Costume dolls as well. So far my favorite is probably Wendy the Witch and her Black Cat Spook. I managed to find the perfect fabrics for her dress and cape, as well as for Spook the cat. I think he's even got some Cat Magic in him- he's very soothing to hold. Right now I'm working on another plush World of Warcraft Murloc. And I'm in the planning stages for another lighted house sculpture.
Of course, there's a lot more going on here, but I don't want to make this post too long (can't have my readers getting bored- LOL!). I will try to post more about life in general though. I'm getting more comfortable "talking" online, and it really does help to get some of these things off my chest. Until next post, thanks for reading!
-Michelle of CreativeCritters