Tuesday, September 17, 2013

What the hell is wishcandy up to & more stories

Where the hell have i been all year? I’ve been pretty quiet, haven’t been taking in many commissions, or painting much at all. Maybe you’ve noticed, maybe not.
This January I came back from visiting my family during the holidays, and I became incredibly sick. Tired, dizzy, couldn’t get out of bed. Stayed in bed for a week worried, making my family (3,000+ miles away) worry, knowing i have no health insurance. I was lucky to find a health clinic able to see me.
I’ve been working with a doctor there for 9 months. Spoiler alert, i’m not pregnant! Ahah, anyway. I’ve been going on frequent visits, fatigued, depressed, and quite uninspired. She broke the news to me last week that it seems as though I have Hashimoto’s disease. I haven’t been responding to any meds, and this is going to be a very very very long battle. I’ll have it for life, but i’m hoping for it to become more manageable.
I’ve tried to keep quiet about it. Appear strong. I’ve always been one to hate to ask for help. But i realized being vulnerable and asking for help isn’t the antithesis of strong. Knowing i need help is strength.
So what’s the hell is this post all about? Get on with it, we wanna keep on scrolling, you say? I need help. My only income is through art. I’ll be putting some originals up and having a sale this weekend. I’d really appreciate if you’d help any way you can. Even spreading the word helps.
Thank you for sharing and enjoying the world i’ve built, and joining me on this ride. Hope to be inspired & bring you more paintings soon.


  1. Oh my god I'm so sorry to hear you are unwell. I'm hoping your health improves!

    1. Thank for for your condolences. <3 I have some hope too!

  2. I hope you start to feel better soon - being ill is really tough and especially accompanied with symptoms of depression sometimes it can feel like the world is painted gray. Definitely don't keep your worries bottled-up, talk to someone you love and trust. I really wish for you all the strength you need to get better!

    1. Thank you Jennifer! I'm just now seeing this. I appreciate your kind words of support <3 I'm happy i have people i can talk to as i still struggle on and off with symptoms. But i am a bit better than i was when i posted this!

      I'm working on some new things now. ;) I hope you are well.

  3. Hi Wishcandy!! I recently discovered your amazing creative universe and I want to thank you for creating the exact kind of art I want/need in my reality. I can't get enough and I find your work to be hugely inspirational to my own creative pursuits. So Thank yeeeeeeew ;) :D

    I don't know much about Hashimoto's but I wanted to share the page of this awesome lady named Molly who had been living with the condition for years. Her posts are mostly about health/fitness/nutrition, but maybe there is some valuable information that can help you with your own adaptations. I hope so!

    Molly's Page: http://mollygalbraith.com/

    Thank you again for your amazing creative contributions and I hope you are feeling well. xox Oatberry

  4. Hi your art is beautiful. Please check out my blog armyofzombies.blogspot.com or art on facebook.com/danrt . What inspires you creatively. ? Do you ever do tattoo designs. ? I think plenty people would pay good money to become walking galleries for your genius. Jah bless love Daniel