Ellen Cotton

Ellen Cotton

Fremont, CA, United States

Feeling Ungrateful :(

It’s been bothering me for a long time that I can’t seem to get around to responding to the constant flow of encouragement on my work. I read every comment and appreciate tremendously the time and effort taken to leave them. I wish I could reciprocate in kind and will try harder to do so in the future.

The past year was one of the most difficult I’ve had in a long time, but I am beginning to feel a slow return to normalcy. Some may be aware, some not. My father became very ill a year ago and passed away in February 2011. I had to travel back and forth from California to Ohio 5 times, sometimes staying for several weeks to give my niece and sister a break from taking care of my father and his affairs. This and some health issues of my own have taken their toll on me.

One of the side effects of my health challenges has been severe headaches which affect my vision. For this reason I find it very difficult to look at the computer screen for more than a few minutes at a time. When I do manage to get some work done, it is usually at the expense of other computer-related activities. I don’t want to give up digital art, but it has become a great challenge. I was about to give it up completely, when I recently sold a large print on another website. Now I am trying to do a little at a time and hope my friends here on RB will understand my silences.

Thank you very much for your encouragement and understanding.

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