I've had the fortune of nurturing fairly close relationships with artists in the virtual world since 2002.
Because I've been at it for so long, I have witnessed too many artists deal with illness – temporary, chronic, and fatal.
I feel hopelessly inept to provide any guidance for artists in these situations. Can you help?
Is it important to keep up your art when you are ill? I'm particularly interested in hearing from those who have dealt with chronic illness and worse.
How do you think beyond the current suffering?
Where do you find support?
What else do artists in these situations need to know about and understand?
Thank you, in advance, for your help.
UPDATE: As a result of this post, Janice Tanton has created this support group on Facebook:Artists With Illness. If you seek support, please send a request to join. If you know of someone who could benefit from it, please share the link.