Sunday, 2 October 2016

Myeloma and Art Update

This time last year I was in hospital recovering from a Stem Cell Transplant due to my Multiple Myeloma so I thought it would be a good time to give you an update on any art I've created over the past few months and my health.
Petra, Mixed Media
Gift for my cousin Petra.


I've been doing an online course called Ever After which has a variety of teachers creating artworks related to Fairy Tales.

Here they are in a variety of stages of completion.  I intended to create one piece at a time but got bored waiting for paint to dry so started on another.....  They have been great fun to make and I've learned so much from the talented teachers.


My Multiple Myeloma has been in remission for over a year though treatment has continued this year.  I was taking Thalidomide but my Peripheral Nueropathy has advanced to a stage where it is better to stop the medication so the nerves can get better or I would reach the point of no return which would leave me with pins and needles or it feels like you're walking on glass - for the rest of my life.  At the moment my toes are numb and my feet and legs have a slight numbness - but they can still feel the cold.


I August I went Germany and spent a week in Hamburg with a friend and then hopped on a train 2 hours south-west to visit family for a week.

 I'm looking forward to creating more art in the Ever After online class as well as to the warmer weather and Spring arriving.  Take care, love and hugs,  Shells xxx