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A Belated Thank You (From Limbo)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 8:00 PM
I haven't been on dA in a couple of months. Today I returned and found, while going through my stacks and stacks of messages, that I received a Daily Deviation (a great many thanks to STelari, whom I idolize) on a painting of mine.

That was on August 2nd, which happened to be three days after I found out that my mother has stage IV lung cancer. And so I and the rest of my family dropped off the face of the earth for a while, into that netherworld which was hitherto unknown to us, with which the loved ones of those coping with terminal illness must be all too familiar.

Everything has happened very quickly. She is home now on hospice, and still with us, but barely. As I wrote in my personal journal sometime in the last month, we are all in Limbo, and this particular variety of Limbo feels a lot like Hell.

I am sorry to go on about it. At this point, Real Life is starting to seep back into our peripheral vision, and so it occurred to me to revisit dA, and here I am, stumbling across a DD and a wealth of comments, faves, mentions and so on. My warmest thanks for them all. 

I hope to start painting again soon. My biggest mental roadblock at the moment is knowing that nothing I create with my hands could do justice to what my heart feels.

A Belated Thank You (From Limbo)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 8:00 PM
I haven't been on dA in a couple of months. Today I returned and found, while going through my stacks and stacks of messages, that I received a Daily Deviation (a great many thanks to STelari, whom I idolize) on a painting of mine.

That was on August 2nd, which happened to be three days after I found out that my mother has stage IV lung cancer. And so I and the rest of my family dropped off the face of the earth for a while, into that netherworld which was hitherto unknown to us, with which the loved ones of those coping with terminal illness must be all too familiar.

Everything has happened very quickly. She is home now on hospice, and still with us, but barely. As I wrote in my personal journal sometime in the last month, we are all in Limbo, and this particular variety of Limbo feels a lot like Hell.

I am sorry to go on about it. At this point, Real Life is starting to seep back into our peripheral vision, and so it occurred to me to revisit dA, and here I am, stumbling across a DD and a wealth of comments, faves, mentions and so on. My warmest thanks for them all. 

I hope to start painting again soon. My biggest mental roadblock at the moment is knowing that nothing I create with my hands could do justice to what my heart feels.

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Misti Hope Wudtke
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States

Misti Hope Wudtke is a perennially manic, mildly imbalanced watercolor artist from the brisk Northwoods of Wisconsin. She enjoys long walks in dark forbidding forests, exercising all the rights and responsibilities of a crazy cat lady, and talking about herself in the third person.
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swandog Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Just curious if your Facebook is down? I can't seem to find you page there anywhere. :(
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MadeItMyself101 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
your gallery is great :) your dragons are soo cute!
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LoquaciousLady Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Your gallery is amazing. :)
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Kati-sama Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Yours is some incredibly beautiful art. :wow:
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pinkiepieartist101 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student General Artist
You got hugged!
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!) 


RULES:
1- You can hug the person who hugged you! 
2- You -MUST- hug 6 other people, at least! 
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page! 
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet) 
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away! 


Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1. 
If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved! 
1-3 you're a bad friend! 
4-6 you're an ok friend! 
7-9 you're a good friend
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