Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Doodle doo boo!

It's Halloween all over the world today! I think? LOL .... my plans are to watch some Young Frankenstein and play with brains...

Here are some doodles. =D

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wowza! Birthday Wish Report

Omigosh! This Sparkle Rainbow Pony is filled to the brim with love and gratitude for her 22 backers, the sum of 1000 blog views, 107 video views, and the result of eternal thanks from one very lucky girl.

Please click the image to the left to see all the thank you doodles I made in thanks for the donations and commissions!

I raised enough money that I can sit back a little til the end of the year and not push myself too hard.  I hope and pray this is the beginning of a new cycle for me in my health, but no matter what I will never EVER forget the kindness, compassion, and attention that my friends, family, and even strangers have shown me over the last two weeks.

If anyone struggles with ME/CFS, or knows someone who does and wishes to talk about it, I am MORE than happy to share my experience, advice, and commiserate.

More to come in the short future, these sketches have taken a lot out of me but they have been worth every electron of energy.  Tomorrow I am headed to the Essen Toy Fair and may take a while to recover from that but will be back with an update as soon as I can, hopefully more Halloween Art!!!

SO MUCH LOVE, wishes, kisses, hugs, rainbows, sparkles, and oodles of joy to all of you.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Jenny's Birthday Wish

Update: Wow the response has been phenomenal! This blog post has had 724 views since posted on Oct 4, and I've received 16 gorgeous donations.  What a treat! I've also received so many kind words and support from friends, family, and strangers in the ME/CFS community.  What a brilliant birthday this has been, thank you everybody!!!! More sketches to come!!

Thursday, October 11 is my 28th Birthday. This year I have a special wish that I hope you will help me grant.  I explain in this video =D

My birthday wish is simple... I just want to share my story with the people in my life so that a little bit more understanding about my journey and ME/CFS in general gets out there.  My wish would be that if any person has to explain to a friend or family that they have ME/CFS the response in return will be that of at least a little glimmer of knowing and understanding, instead of perhaps jokes about yuppie flu or prescriptions being written for weight lifting exercises to help with energy (yes, both of these happened to me!) A lot of my friends have expressed a real desire to help me out but don't know how, so I've set up a pay pal button below for small donations in lieu of gifts and cards this year for anyone who wishes to contribute in this way.

You will be helping me pay off medical and living expenses I've been slowly paying off as I can over the last two years, accrued as I have been doing my very best to get healthy and work despite extremely debilitating ME/CFS.  Everyone who donates to help me kickstart my life will get a thank you doodle.

If you choose to order a piece of custom artwork (through my website) please note that return times will be variable. I have been extremely blessed with my freelance career and often times have more work than I am able to complete in a timely manner due to my health limitations.  My lack of income has enormously more to do with the time I am able to spend working than it is about the work I am able to get.  Having said that, I absolutely love doing small commission pieces and really look forward to working on yours. All work will be submitted to you digitally, and of course you may print in any way you choose. See a sample of some different options here or email me for a custom price.

Birthday Gift

More Information:

What is CFIDS/ ME?  CFIDS Association of America looks to answer that question...
See Research1st for more on the current medical research on ME/CFS.

Here is a concise and extremely vivid picture of what life is like with ME/CFS.

Where I'm getting help, The Optimum Health Clinic 

More on my Journey through this Blog:

June 2010 4 Years with ME/CFS (Includes the Origin story)

April 2010 Down for the Count

Aug 2010 The Noble Truth of Suffering 

June 2011 A Little PSA

Aug 2011 5 Years on...

Aug 2012 The Daily Weeks of a Sick Girl

Thank you to my gift givers!!! <3  Click each for a larger look at their thank you doodles!

Please use the comments below for any questions, advice, comments, worries, wishes, conversations, debates, birthday prayers hugs and kisses, or sparkle rainbow unicorn droppings.  I am more than happy to engage in conversation or discussion or answer any nagging ponderings you may have.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I Love October!

I love October... the 11th is my Birthday and then of course the 31st is Halloween! The air gets crispy and chilly, the smell of pumpkin lattes fills the air, the leaves crunch under your feet... boots are back in! Woo hoo!

Hoping this year to make lots more Halloweeny art, but here are some blasts from the past =D

Monday, October 1, 2012

Max and Winston

How adorable are Max and Winston? I recently completed this commission for my beautiful friend Auburie. (See the cute pups photo below!)

Also I launched my Art of Jenny Sherman Facebook Page, so make sure to *Like* it when you stop by!