oct093Some of you may have noticed how sporadic my work rate is. I can go weeks without producing anything, and then in a quick flurry I can produce a volume of art. I then go back to non-production.

This is because I don’t keep well. I am chronically exhausted and in pain almost constantly. You wouldn’t think it if you met me, I am quite bouncy and vibrant, but I am in agony.

On Wednesday I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I’m so glad I have an answer to what makes me so ill, but that’s only the start. There is no cure. I need to learn to manage my condition. And I will manage it. My manic depression hasn’t beaten me, and neither will this.