Feel the Music and update

  • Hey all,

    I still pop in to see all the awesome work here on the SVS forums.

    I've been laying low through the holidays/Fall and took a bit of a break after my summer surgery. The surgeon may have to go back in again. I have a lot more testing this month including another lung ct scan and I'm due to see the lung specialist at the end of this month to discuss a biopsy. This is all due to my severe reflux and asthma and poor swallowing function due to systemic scleroderma and lung nodules. If the biopsy comes back with what they are looking for I may need to go on 3 strong antibiotics for 12-15 months. Which is bananas!!

    None of which I'm looking forward to. I'm preparing mentally and my illustration work and classes have taken a bit of a back seat to it all. The stress of all the tests and doctors appts is for the birds.

    I'm very close to finishing this second dummy with my agent and we are both super excited to get it out the door. I do still have one book dummy out on submission and finished up a project for Highlights which will be in their April issue.

    This is a sketch from this am called Feel The Music, plus a bunny sketch where I am testing out a new brush I made.

    I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and New Year!!

    Happy creating all!



  • Oh Charlie, I am so sorry to hear that. As a nurse I have an idea of the gantlet you have been put through. You will be in my prayers. Wow you made a brush, that is awesome. Thank you for posting, as always I love your work!

  • Happy for your progress on your projects in spite of your medical trials. I am so sorry that you have to endure it all. I will pray for you too.

  • @charlie-eve-ryan glad to see you posting again. My thoughts are with you!

  • Really sorry for your ordeal. And grateful that you keep gifting your art nonetheless! Wishing you strength and endurance for the time ahead...and hopefully full health soon!

  • I have a chronic illness as well, so I know what you mean. It's great that you are still getting things done! Good luck with both your health and your work!

    I like the texture on the bunny, so the brush is working nicely! I don't know why, but he made me laugh a little when I first saw him. He looks like he's quite the character. :)

    If you haven't sent one in, you could do a red version of this guy and send it in to SVS for their bunny wall. https://www.svslearn.com/news/2017/10/7/bunny-wall

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