I have an original autism diagnosis. I was diagnosed at the age of 2 1/2, but I recovered with the help of early intervention therapy.
I also have OCD. While I don’t have an official diagnosis, I simply know I have it. I’ve had it since 3rd grade, which is when I clearly remember it. However, it didn’t fully manifest until my high school years. Since then, every two years, I’ll have another flare-up. Due to the stigma surrounding mental illness, I was embarrassed to discuss my OCD in high school. Now, I’ve been more open about it.
In addition, I have five specific phobias. (Again, no official diagnosis.) Two of these phobias are of wasps and roaches. In high school, I was laughed at for my phobia of wasps. This is one reason why I dreaded field day in high school. (Yes, my school still had it!)
I sometimes wonder why God would allow me to have autism, OCD, and these phobias. I was reminded of God’s words to Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:9. “My grace is sufficient in you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” I‘ve since become more outspoken about these things, and I seek to remove the stigma surrounding mental illness.
I enjoy art, reading, watching movies, playing video games, listening to music, riding roller coasters, and playing escape room games. These are where I get inspiration for my art. I also get inspiration from the Bible, Christianity, and my life experiences. I want to continue posting my artworks to this website.
Every artwork has a story, and I want those stories to be known. So, I will often tell the stories in the descriptions.
The process of making art is not always fun, but my successful pieces have turned out good in the end. I hope that you enjoy my art. God bless!
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