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Welcome, my name is Sylvia Smiser. I am a self taught artist. I enjoy creating one of a kind art dolls and sculpted figures. Vintage Halloween styled artwork and Dia de los Muertos art dolls is what comes naturally to me and what I am most passionate about creating. I am a proud member of the wonderful art groups EHAG (Eclectic Halloween Artists Guild) and PFATT (Primitive Folk Art Talk & Tea). I am a participating artist at Ghoultide Gathering. I am honored to have been published in Art Doll Quarterly, Dolls magazine, Somerset Studio Gallery and Celebrate 365 Magazine. I am also a Physical Therapist and Mama to 15 year old Boy/Girl Twins. My husband is a wonderful man who is very supportive of my art and together with our two doggy fur kids we make one happy, busy family.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Sometimes life makes you step back and take a breath...

I'm not sure if anyone checks this blog anymore. I have not posted in over a year. So I understand if Anaboo Creations' blog has not been on anyone's radar for a while.

I just thought I would write those that still follow me and explain my absence.  You see, life has been... well not as charmed as I would like it to be.

Many devastations have happened in the last 19 months and I'm not sure what to make of it. The first thing that happened was that we lost my Dad, very suddenly of a heart attack. He was only 62.

Not more than 4 months later, my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had a mastectomy and is doing Ok considering how bad this could have been.

Soon after this my father in law became very ill and the situation was looking very serious. He seems to be doing Ok now.

Then a couple of months ago my husband was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. After a lot of testing we found out that he is stage III. This week he has started treatment and will need radiation, chemo and surgeries to beat this. We've been told that the whole process could take 10-11 months.

There is so much worry in me right now that I can barely do my day to day things. This has zapped all my creativity away.

I feel, that I need to simplify and focus on my family right now.  So I will be stepping back from my art, for now.  I don't know when I will be back to it.

I ask all of you, friends, family and friends that are like family please send all your positive thoughts, healing energy, and prayer his way.
 I need him to get healthy.  I need him.