I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be,
but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.
— Douglas Pagels

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Housing update, a little bit of artwork, and a lot of family

I'm back in my apartment full-time again, but I'm still having problems. I've put myself on a waiting list for smoke-free housing not very far from my nieces. Moving will be a logistical nightmare, considering my major medical needs and lack of medical care in Louisiana, but I don't know what choice I have at this point. I haven't been able to find housing where I really need to be, which is Mississippi. If I could figure out how to move back there, my doctors in Jackson would be my primary physicians, and life would possibly be a little less difficult. Unfortunately, Mississippi doesn't want more poor people moving there, so they make relocation from out-of-state almost impossible. I was on a waiting list on the Mississippi coast for years, and they continued to push me down the list until the chances of ever getting into housing there were nearly zero. In-state residents needing housing take priority, and there's no arguing with that. It may be a year or longer before there is an opening in Louisiana, so I'm stuck in my current apartment for a pretty long while. In the meantime, I hope something significantly changes for the better. It's the only hope I have.

I've continued my non-credit drawing course, and worked on a few independent projects as well. Here are a couple of them:

Full contrast ink design of Satine from Moulin Rouge
It was about a nine hour project.

30 minute gestural study of a Francisco de Goya
etching from his bullfighting series

More art will be shared soon on the other blog.

My older brother got married, and the wedding was perfect. This is the only photo I have of myself with my sibling tribe and their spouses and kids. Just missing my nephew Asher, and of course our deceased brother Max. Look how big the girls (Sadie, Zoey, and Jo) have gotten! Valerie too, who is graduating from U of Alabama soon. Funny that my cane is photobombing at the bottom of the pic.

I'm still waiting for a copy of the wedding pictures, so here's some stupid selfie nonsense. :P

I could barely move by the end of the night, but I survived.
I've spent a lot of time in bed since then.

MDA clinic in Jackson is Tuesday, so I'll blog again soon.