So much has been going on, my head is spinning! So I'll try to break things up.
So much art is happening. The kickstarter funded successfully, printed without a hitch, and I am now cutting the mats to send the art out. The great news is... I overfunded, and so was able to finance a print run of my wisteria dragon! I'll be offering those prints for sale once I am through taking care of my kickstarter friends.
The DD came as a HUGE surprise for me, and a welcome one while I'm sitting here boxing up the kickstarter the DD painting was for. Thank you so much everyone!
I have some new art that I cannot post till after this weekend, due to special 'someone has to see it first' requirements, but it's very different for me and I hope you all like it.
The meditation deck is about a quarter of the way done. I'm hoping to have it all finished by august, so that I can start the kickstarter on it. This deck is a collaboration with my beautiful daughter who is an incredible poet, in the hopes of helping those who suffer from anxiety and stress to find a way to calm themselves and bring themselves to a more stable state of mind. I am not a psychiatrist, nor a psychologist, but I am applying all the meditation and healing techniques my doctors have taught me, to create a deck that is as soothing as possible. I can't wait to share it with you all.
There is more art coming but I am under some NDA's right now, so just know.. big, amazing things coming.
Friend and family art
You might notice I have uploaded the art of my daughter and my stepmom. I'm on a mission to help them see their dreams come true, and so am collaborating with my family members, as well as doing all I can to show off their skills. I am so proud of them, and they have been there for me through so much. I want to share them with you all as well.
Well on a health front, I am getting better. For the first time my doctor has not raised nor changed my medications, so I'm fairly stable now. I do have my down days, but they are few and far between, and generally have to be triggered by something to cause them.. rather than just happening randomly. My artistic drive is back and I am painting every single day.
I have also become a minister. What does this mean? Not a whole hell of a lot seeing as I am an atheist as far as religion goes, but what it DOES mean is that I am licensed and registered to perform marriages. I did this so that my friends and family members who are gay will be able to have a *wedding* and not just a courthouse ceremony. I had the courthouse thing and it's something that I have regretted my whole life. I don't want my loved ones to feel that same regret, so I made it so that they don't have to worry about finding a minister who will accept them. I will. It is legal, and if you are wishing me to perform your wedding ceremony I *will* need at least three weeks notice to register my ordination with your county clerk (as that's part of the legal paperwork to make the wedding legal) and we will need to go over exactly how the county requires your paperwork filed, as I do NOT want to have anyone's wedding ruined with poor management of red tape. I am eclectic and non denominational (being an atheist), but I have no problem with using ceremonies that the couple desires.
All in all, things are going well. I hope they are going well with you all too.