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A very long tunnel

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 8, 2014, 11:10 PM

So in my last journal I mentioned how we were hoping our life would resume after the all clear for my darlings leukaemia right? Well the universe obviously decided it hadn't finished heaping a bit more misfortune on us. Bugger!!!

Several really nasty fungal infections later courtesy of a chemotherapy depleted immune system has my love back in the ICU after several operations to clear up the last one. She now has only one lung left and the knowledge that a recurrence is a death sentence. (I did say they were nasty). Still she has come through well and is telling everyone that she's still here.

So the lessons learnt, as recorded in my last journal still hold true, even more so. I'm keeping my optomism high cos thats all I can do. I just want to get her home now and nurse her back to health.

The end result is that I have posted almost nothing on dA and for that I appologise. I still visit here daily after the hospital and the inspiring works keep me keen to become creative again. I guess there is no hurry, the creative urge doesn't just go away.

journal skin by sempiternia
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Tull
  • Reading: Inferno
  • Watching: Grand Designs


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Your boxes are extremely elegant, I enjoy your attention to detail.
Dryad-8 Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your comment. Hoping to start making some more in a few months.
Noxiiouss Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your work.:)
Dryad-8 Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, Haven't done much recently but the creative drive is still there.
BlastedFen Aug 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Do you not have a website where you sell your amazing woodwork?
Dryad-8 Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't make enough of these to sell online. I sell through a gallery but since I only make a couple a month cos of my wife's illness I haven't got enough for anything else.
BlastedFen Aug 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
If you're not too busy you could make to order through a website perhaps? People do that on eBay..…
I hope your wife feels better soon. :(
Dryad-8 Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the suggestion, I've tried eBay and found that the people that appreciate serious artisan crafts are thin on the ground. Everyone wants it cheap and wants it now. I have a few problems with online anyway in that I prefer people to pick up and hold my pieces and fall in love with them that way. I also never make the same thing twice which makes it hard to offer "something like this but different". And since the gallery I supply can sell far more than I can make there's not all that much incentive to look at other sales avenues. I have my eye on supplying the premier woodworks gallery in Australia if only I can ever make a bit of a surplus but thats for the future. :)
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thanks a lot for the :+fav:'s Peter :)
Dryad-8 Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problems, it's a truly beautiful image.
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