Hello Blogger family,
I know it's been a while since I've touched the keyboard. I'm still trying to determine how to elaborate what's been happening with me. It's a long story but i'll make it interesting. First off i've been ill since last October dealing with swollen knees which I thought was an injury from the gym, well my knees got worse to the point of me not being able to go to work. You know how it is in NY, the ups and downs of stairs in the streets with people rushing to get to their destinations. I've been walking like an old person, going to physical therapy which made my knees worse so I had to stop. To make the story short my doctor put me on medical leave, i've been on leave for almost a month now and my mother flew in to take care of me, she's been a tremendous help cooking and cleaning. I found out from the doctor that I have a case of lupus which caused all my joints to swell including my liver which is why it's been too painful to sleep, walk or do any normal movement. I'm now on heavy duty meds to clear all swellings and to bring me back to normal. The meds themselves have side effects but I'm on them for another four weeks. It's been a roller coaster ride but I'm here and miss you all so much.
I haven't been writing much, i've been addicted to painting a lot as you can see. I am loving the 5x7 canvas which I purchased at this cool art store in Manhattan. They are so convenient and easy to paint on.
By the way, get your copy of the Essence Magazine (June issue) on sale now, my poem Confused Being is featured on page 199. Thank you all for your support.
Let me know what you think of the paintings...
Lyrics, poetry and art all meshed together