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Final results for Nanowrimo 2012

I won. I finished The Dark Ones and have a good rough draft to work from. I'll be finishing Trouble in the City slowly at leisure, without stressing over it. It's a good book but I've just been dealing with too many other stresses lately.

Happy news today - I just got my rollator! It's great. I had no idea it would make walking that much easier. I hoped, but wasn't sure it'd help much more than the cane. It does. It rolls easy and gives me better support, my arm doesn't get as tired using both arms. I can tell just going down the hall to the bathroom.



It's also a lot sturdier than I thought it would be! Heavy duty frame, big heavy duty wheels, no strain when I sit on it and the handles make good arms for when I get exhausted and slump to one side. The cargo bag under the seat is good sized and can contain a pastels set and a 9 x12" pastel pad - or several - or pretty much any medium I care to throw in, which will help a lot for doing Street Artist Program with Setup Lite. That is, limiting my gear to the light plein air stuff that I could carry on the bus when I don't have a ride from fellow artist Karl who wanted to work with me on it once he gets back from his trip.

He's got a car so when he's available, I can load up the big Testrite display wall, the big table, all the goodies and have the big grand setup. Figured out how to deal with the display wall being 4 inches too wide - turn it at a slight angle and it won't go over the boundaries of my allotted space if there's a bunch of us in a row.

But for setup lite, I'm using a small prints rack I got from Jerry's Artarama. That'll be very lightweight, still hold the art in a way it won't blow over easily and customers can look at what's in it easily. The logistics are working out. I can do this - as soon as I get a good day again. I've been fighting an enormous flare for over a week and so haven't been out to try, but that rollator is going to make it a lot easier to use the regular bus. And that means not needing to schedule a return trip without knowing the pickup address for Paratransit.

I'll use Paratransit when needed, but not when the streetcar drops me right at the lottery spot if I ride it all the way to the end of the line. This is going to work. I just need to accept that sometimes even with the best prep, I need to put in the hours on my Day Job of Being A Cripple. They schedule themselves.
Explore-Oil-Pastels-With-Robert-Sloan.com Articles at eHow.com, ETSY shop, My Bonanzle Booth, deviantART gallery, SFFmuse and look for art by robertsloan2art on eBay. Listed on Art Blogs 4 U
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Interesting art blog: Patrick's Art Blog focused on realism!
New Topical Blog: www.robs-art-supply-reviews.blogspot.com for all the cool art stuff that isn't oil pastels!

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(Anonymous)
Dec. 10th, 2011 07:03 pm (UTC)
Career ideas
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robertsloan2
Dec. 10th, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Career ideas
Seriously, making "disability" a career choice is a last resort. I wouldn't recommend it if you can do anything else.
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