Hey guys! I'm sorry it's been so long, I have a few things I'll get around to uploading here soon, I've had a rough few months and I apologize. I want to say thank you to all the doll makers who are getting their submissions to me for the secret santa swap, we had another year of outstanding work!
If anyone has not had contact with their partners please let me know, it's March and honestly the excuse I started late is wearing a little thin at this point.
As my loyal followers know I lost my grandpa in November and he was a huge mentor and inspiration for me becoming an artist and it's been pretty tough. I'd love to say the story ends there but sadly a few weeks ago one of my best friends and new sister in law's mom died suddenly from an aeortic anyerism and to the best of my abilities I've tried to help her through that as well as grieving myself, Lana was a heck of a lady and I really enjoyed her visits. My own mom died when I was very young so I'm always trolling to "steal moms" from friends and this woman was AMAZING. She made herself right at home at our house on weekend visits and cooked meals and taught me a ton, I'm really going to miss her.
And now after a month of fighting pneumonia my grandma the wife of the grandpa that passed is entering hospice, she is in third stage alzheimer's and has reached the point where her brain isn't sending hunger messages from her body anymore, they get food in her but it doesn't stay down. Whatever you think you know about this disease, the end is far uglier than all the misplaced hostility and confusion that has transpired over the past decade. I'm totally heartbroken but also sort of glad her long battle and entrapment in her own mind is finally ending soon. Needless to say I can't seem to catch a freaking break this year, I'm exhausted and mopey and my one respite is the fact that I've been working on my garden in the early Florida spring. I have been slowly making art as well and as I mentioned I'll get caught up on posting it soon. I hope everyone has been well! I'd love to hear how your winters were <3