Most of my followers probably already know the
'story behind' my Creeper characters.
But...I'll relate it...very briefly again.
In 2006...I lost my husband and best friend in the whole world....
our lives (after almost 35 years together) were so very intertwined
that I had a very difficult time getting through the stages of grief...
mostly I just wanted to stay in bed and not be bothered by anyone.
I did make myself get out of bed...and tried to continue to work on the art
I had been creating and selling on eBay...mostly abstract stuff.
But...it wasn't exactly my best work.
I came up with these 'androgynous' little characters
who were portrayals of my emotions...
and revelations of whatever stage of grief I was in at the time.
This painting was titled...
'Say A Little Prayer'
and it came into being during the
Now I need to decide if my Creepers are 'history' or
if I will continue to paint them.
I think if I don't paint them, that might make me a bit sad...
and if I do continue to paint them...they will be fewer
and further between.
They did what I needed them to do, and helped me through the
hardest time in my life...
and I'm not sure where to take them from here.
More 'tough' decisions...