Happy Monday ya'll!
Years before my diagnosis, I caught the visual art bug. When I watched The Little Mermaid for the first time back in 1989, I got goose bumps during the scene where Ariel sings “Part of Your World,” Ever since then I dreamed of working at “The Walt Disney Animation” as an animator. Fast forward to 2001, I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration as well an Associate in Multimedia and Computer Animation. I didn’t get the job working for Disney (or any other company) but in my opinion I have the dream job now. I work from home where I am my own boss. I am writing and illustrating the first of what I hope to become a series of young adult books.
As anyone who suffers from chronic pain will tell you, every day is different. For instance, there are days where I can get out of my bed, sit at my desk and work. Then there are days where I must bring everything I need into the bed and work from there. When I was getting my Illustration degree, my passion became character development (character creating). I love creating characters because I put a little piece of me in each one of them. This is my preferred way of coping with my situation. Very much like my situation, my main character in my book will have Fibromyalgia. When I am writing or drawing, it is therapeutic. I’m almost hypnotized.
The only negative to being an illustrator and a writer is that I keep making changes to my book! So far, I’ve worked on it for seven years. I’m halfway done editing and the development of the characters are coming along nicely. This year I revised my art page, Rachel Lynn Creations, on Facebook. It has a collection of sketches as well as some of my characters.
What do you as a form of self-therapy? Please leave your comments down below as I’d love to know your answers! Thank you for taking the time to read my blog today! If you’re enjoying my blogs, why not subscribe to my website? My blogs will go straight to your email. It’s free to sign up! Tell your friends! Tell your friends to tell their friends!
Till next time! Be well!
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About the author:
Rachel Barclift, has been suffering from Fibromyalgia for many years. She went to the doctor, never finding any answers for years. She went to one doctor who told her the pain was all in her head. In 2011, she finally found a doctor that believed her! She was officially diagnosed by her rheumatologist and she was so relieved! She writes blogs in hopes to help others find positivity.