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Okay, so I've made my project to update my site and my deviant art gallery, and I can't get my version of Photoshop to work.  Actually, I can't get my old iBook to work.  The updating may be on hiatus until I can afford a version for my MacBook.  However, I am still diligently toiling away on my latest script to turn into a graphic novel.  Hopefully by the end of the year!
Just a heads up to anyone following my lack of new work.  I'll be revamping my web identity soon and posting some newer stuff.  I've even got my sights set on trying some graphic novels and such.  Please don't give up on me yet.  I've still got a few tricks left.
In my last journal entry, I wrote that I developed rheumatoid arthritis, but the lab results are finally in, and it turns out that I do not have rheumatoid arthritis.  That's the good news, the bad news is that the pain I'm experiencing is gout spreading through me.  I already knew I had gout, but until now, it had only struck my toes.

After living with gout for several years now, I'm aware that I can manage it with my diet.  I've singled out most of the foods that cause flare-ups, and I've got some good guesses as to the culprits behind these latest pains.  Although gout is known to suddenly flare-up for no reason.

In a couple months, I'm hoping to be back to a fairly healthy state, mobile and able to hold a pen or pencil for more than a few minutes without trembling.

I want to thank those of you who offered your support through this time.  May you be blessed with the same kindness throughout your life.

Now, back to figuring out how to pay all these doctor bills.
This will be my first journal entry here on DA.  Don't know if anyone out there is watching my journal or not, but I've some rather important changes to alert my fellow artists about.

I have developed rheumatoid arthritis in my feet, knees, and hands.  I haven't posted anything of late and haven't worked on anything for a while now due to the pain in my joints.  I've lost pay at work, and may have to completely change careers.  It is extremely frustrating.

Most of the savings I've struggled to make are dwindling away.  I am trying to step up events leading to selling prints here and at ImageKind to avoid going completely broke.  I'd also like to have a show this year to get some local sales going.  I'm thinking about redesigning my site with a "Johnathan Coulton" style business model.  Progress, however, on these projects is slow.

I'm writing this in the hopes that anyone who likes my art will buy a print from me through DA or ImageKind (when I get my artwork posted).  I am also willing to sell the original "Consciousness" and "Devoured Dragon".  If anyone is interested, please contact me.  (Devoured Dragon comes professionally framed!)

I thank anyone who supports me through this difficult time.  You are truly wonderful.