When I was first diagnosed with MS, two years ago, my biggest fear was that my perspective on art would change. I was worried that I would be unable to devout much of my limited time and energy to developing myself as an artist. I soon realized that the nature and treatment of this disease are completely unpredictable. Some days I was on top of the world and felt I could conquer anything. While most days, I felt I couldn’t even muster enough strength to hold a pencil. After a change in treatment, I started to feel more myself and art began to be a constant again. I began to put more emotion into my work and found that enjoyment in art that I had lost. This disease has taught me that it is unpredictable and controlling, but something it will never control will be my art.
In October I applied to show my work alongside the work of other people and artists living with MS. The online MSAA Art Showcase is up and I was selected to be one of those artists to share my story and work. Please check it out when you get a chance and for more information on MS or to donate to the MS 150 that I will be participating in please click this link. Thanks