The artworks of Emily Pannell, budding artist (specifically illustrator) and recent graduate of the University of the Arts. She's bad about uploading her art, so remind her to do so in the ask box. Or just bother her with questions, that too.
This is something I meant to write a post about before this point (and I did write two posts, one I deleted, alluding to this), but now is as good as a time as any to write about it.
Last September I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which is cancer. Specifically of the white blood cells. Not many people know of it, but its commonly known as the young person’s cancer (most victims are between the ages of 16 and 30, though you can get it at any age). It wasn’t hereditary and they didn’t know what the cause was, but luckily I was told right off the bat that I was pretty much guaranteed to live. It doesn’t change that for 8 months I spent it going through chemotherapy and constantly sick in between. I simply had the comfort of knowing that I had nothing to fear otherwise. I had a lot of support from friends and family, and it made the experience less stressful than it needed to be. And, as of now, I’ve been cancer free for 3 months!
I probably should have written something before this point, but the last couple of months have kind of been a whirlwind for me that I just simply forgot. It wasn’t anything along the lines of not wishing to talk about it. In fact, I should talk more, and if anyone has any more questions they want to ask I’m more than happy to answer them.
Awww thank you! I really appreciate hearing you say that, Anon! :D
Let’s see… I was always involved in the arts in one way or another throughout my childhood (I was lucky to have parents who were supportive of my artistic endeavors and didn’t flip out when I decided to become an artist), but I seriously pursued the visual arts when I went into high school. It was a choice between that or acting, but I couldn’t imagine myself as a professional actor. Plus acting was more of a fun hobby for me, whereas art was something I was very passionate about.