In spite of bilateral Kienbock's Disease (stages 3 & 4), bilateral fibromatosis (hands & feet), chronic migraines (7 to 20 a month), Young Onset Parkinson's Disease, and all the surgeries and symptoms that accompany these issues, I have a simple, one word motto that carries me through my days:
That's it. I just keep moving forward, some days slogging and some days skipping but always striving forward even if it is just in increments. I have plenty of days where I lose my footing and slip-slide backwards but as soon as possible, I plant my feet and start climbing again. Art is the most important tool I use to dig into the mountain of hard living that looms before me. One art project after another forms a rope that I will follow to triumph. Whether it's around, over, under, or through, always I strive onward. That's the underlying message I hope you glean from this humble space: keep making and moving no matter what. So let's get to it.