For life's little ups and downs.

A rather quirky, funny and sometimes daunting look in to the life of someone who has a lot of health problems but does their best to keep positive. Punctuated by guinea pigs, anime, superheroes, transforming robots and cross stitching.

I started this blog to tell my story, about who I am and what I do. On top of the health problems and raising awareness for those, I also use my blog as a way to help promote other causes, particularly ones which affect the most vulnerable. I live with a number of different and complex health problems but I refuse to let anything get me down. I know how it feels to be discriminated against or thrown aside. This is me. This is my life. I live it and do what I want with it. Nature sets the limitations. We set the boundaries.

About Me:

A blog about life. I live with Bi-Polar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as well as Type 1 Brittle Asthma, Various Allergies, Neutropenia, Chronic IBS, Osteo and Rheumatoid Arthritis, PCOS and Osteoporosis and Heredetary Spastic Paraplegia. I live with these conditions, but I refuse to let them keep me down and out. I still try and make the most of my days despite being so poorly and having to rely on my wheelchair, nebulisers, nearly 50 pills a day and 2l/min of oxygen.

I'll flap my broken wings and erase it all someday... You'll see.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

An Art Project...

As a new way of amusing myself, I decided to give myself a new project. This new project will tie in to my beloved "Another Day In Midgar" project which is ongoing, but its a way of looking at something different to the ever popular human characters. I am looking at the monsters, summons and various other weird and wonderful creatures that populate the world and are often around and interact with other characters. I am particularly interested in the boss battle creatures such as "Lost Number" a kind of creature made of 2 creatures that you have to fight, "Helletic Hojo" a character's 'demi god' form, and of course the majestic yet amazing Sephiroth forms that I sketched recently.

The Sephiroth forms (Bizzaro/Safer) are being painted on canvas ready to display in the bedroom. These canvases are going to be colourful and a brilliant expression of just how much these creatures stayed with me. I started my delving in to the realms of Final Fantasy back when I was 10. Frankly I still love it today and I honestly think that had it not been for that world to escape, there wouldn't be a Wendy standing before you. To be able to dedicate time and energy (as well as art supplies) to a project this big and this impressive is nothing more than wonderful.

Its weird how I combine a love of the games and a longstanding adoration to the arts. I also have several fanfiction projects as well as my other illustration works. I love illustration and how it can really bring a world to life. Right now my biggest influences are Tetsuya Nomura (famous for his work on the Final Fantasy series) Hiromu Arakawa  (who wrote Full Metal Alchemist) and Masashi Kishimoto (the man behind the Naruto manga and TV series). They're all obviously Japanese artists, but I have always had an interest with Japanese art (even as a school girl who adored the Linkin Park artwork created by Mike Shinoda who is half Japanese and Joe Hahn who is Korean) and its nice to revisit that again.

I have also become renewed with my love of music as well as writing and drawing, but I will fill you in later on that one.

Loves
Wendy xx

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