[new work now on eBay]
There are times when I fully understand the term "starving artist": it's not a term that I like but I fully appreciate that it happens. It's a test, I think. It's when you continue making art even though you have to count your pennies and do without, and do everything you can to keep body and soul together so you can continue creating. This is when you know, without a doubt, that you are doing what you're meant to be doing.
And so I continue to create.
It helps, of course, to have people who pull you up, like my friend Lisa who gave me a much-needed pep talk (thanks, Coach). And my close friend Marina, who is such a good and honest friend that she truly moves me. And then, those who are in other countries, like my sister (my staunch ally), and Sandra, who in her lilting Welsh voice lifts my spirits.