Using traditional methods of screen printing, most of my fine art prints are one-time renditions on canvas, wood and/or illustration board. Inspiration behind this body of work has been an eight-year struggle with the diagnoses of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. The story, however, is much more in depth than two simple (and I mean it when I say "simple") diagnoses. Chronic illness took a healthy, independent, funny, personal trainer and performer into a heavily medicated, dependent, morose, barely-human human. The ride has not been fun and the only way to deal has been with art...when sitting, seeing, thinking and working were accessible...because, for a long time, they were not. The silver lining has been getting back to my roots of creativity, protest, passion and something resembling self.