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Update: July 12, 2018

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 1:36 PM
FAQ + TOS - Work Queue - Commissions - Note Me

Hello Everyone. 
First off I would like to apologize, once again, for how quiet I've been. 
The past 12 months have been some of the hardest in my life. I still do not have a diagnosis, or any medicine to deal with my symptoms- although I've been to countless specialists (some of whom are quite far for me to travel to). I still cannot go to work.
I know many artists deal with chronic illness and still manage to produce incredible pieces on a routine basis. 
I wish I could be one of those, but the symptoms of my illness keep me from that. 
For about 12 months now, I've been dealing with peripheral neuropathy. For those of you who don't know what that is- by defenition it's "Weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in the hands and feet."
An example of what I feel is what's going on right now:
I'm sitting on the couch, and can't feel my feet. My laptop is on my lap and aside from an ache where it sits, I can't really feel it that well. As I type this, my hands get more and more numb. If I keep pushing myself, that strange "my hand fell asleep" tingling numbness, will become an intense pain. I have to take a lot of breaks and shake my hands, or just push through and finish quickly so I can rest.
It's made using my tablet or sewing machine very difficult. 
On a psychological level, it's pretty scarring. I've worked for 20 years, doing illustrations, sewing, and striving to become a nurse. And now I can barely do any of those things. Both my hobbies and my work life have suffered greatly.
I'm still hoping and praying to get answers, but for the time being- I take each day as it comes. 

I still want to do artwork- I know my Trello has all my projects and owed work clearly shown. I want to clear that whole board, and feel successful... I just know that it's going to be much slower of a process because of my physical limitations. 

If anyone has any questions for me, feel free to send them- I check dA everyday. I'm just very quiet. 
Commissions ARE still OPEN- I need them to be, since I can't work a regular job right now. 
I just ask that commissioners who do hire me, are patient with me and are open to messages like "I was on bedrest today, work on your piece will resume tomorrow". I hate having to be that person- but some days are so bad I barely do ADLs. 

I thank all of you who have followed and supported my work for all this time. It means the world to me.
Sincerely,   Kenna

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July 12