Over 360 people have honoured me by placing me on their watchlist – a fact that touches my heart and gives me reason to put nothing but my best energy and intent into anything I upload or share here on RB. To all you wonderful people, I thank you, and I thank you for the friendship and support I have known over the past three years or more on redbubble. I apologize that I have not been on the site much lately, and have not been able to view or comment on your own wonderful creations as I would like to. I have had a mystery illness that took away the use of both my hands/arms and feet, initally leaving me with no feeling at all, but then becoming the most painful thing I have ever endured……and it sure has changed the way I do things, and view things! I am much better now, my hands are still semi numb, but I can walk properly again, and I am still trying to just get things back to normal… and just be very grateful the worst of it is behind me (fingers crossed!!)
I am now trying to focus on my own wellbeing and that of my family, as I stll have my four children and both my parents to care for.
Please know that my heart is with you all on redbubble, I have not forgotten the kindness and encouragement and truly magnificent support for my work, that has been shown to me here, nor the beautiful friends I have connected with. I will be back as time permits and hopefully be able to share some good energy with you all, and soak up your amazing and inspiring creations!
For now, I just want to wish everyone a very very happy new year. But what of the old year? Has anyone else had a 2009 full of the most difficult but hard won lessons? A good dose of heartache that might possibly be the catalyst for your growth? Have you also been shown the potential for great change and a glimpse of the happiness that awaits you? I hope that the positives far outweighed the negatives for each of you… but I know that a lot, like me, have suffered a lot in the past twelve months. To you all go my heartfelt compassion and prayers for healing. 2009 – I thank you, but I also am glad to see you slip quietly away and 2010 take your place. Bring it on!!
May this new year be a fresh start for you all, may it hold all the good things, the joy, the love, the success and wellbeing, that seemed to elude you in the past…. may it truly be the year that put the smiles back on your face and the creative joy in your hearts!
Happy new year!!!