Second Surgery Success so far!by Catherine Jacobs on 10/29/21
I pray you are well.
I retired from teaching elementary art, after 34 years, two years ago, just before covid hit.
Unfortunately I have not been able to sculpt and cast the resin dolls of www.godslittleones.com for several years. I had my first surgery on my left hand September 21, of last year.
This year on October 7, 2021, I had my second osteoarthritis surgery. This time on my right hand. My surgeon removed a bone full of spurs in my thumb, and replaced it with tendons from my hand. It's a long, painful recovery. So far it has been successful. Praise the Lord.
Lord willing, I look forward to eventually returning to sculpting. My therapy will start in about a month. I will be using sequentially soft to hard therapy putty to gain strength to be able to sculpt again. It takes many months.
While healing from surgery, I have not been still.
I am learning all I can about drawing digitally, using single letter shortcuts, and 3-d printing. I hope to learn to 3-d print my www.godslittleones.com sculpts. I am learning at our local maker space at our library, as I do not have a 3d printer.
I am posting my progress on my Instagram page catherinejacobs7999.
Last year I created a channel on Youtube. Catherinejacobsart. I have videos on me painting and creating art activities for adults and children. Watch for new time lapse demos coming soon.
This past summer I have written and am working on a series of illustrated children's books. My critique group and mentors from several Christin writers conferences have help me hone my skills.
The first book is currently called Baby You Grew. I will be posting progress on my facebook godslittleones page and my catherinejacobs7999 instagram page.
I am completing the proposal to send to an agent.
Praise the Lord, I am a published author and illustrator www.catherine-jacobs.com. Two magazines have published my work so far. Focus on the Family Clubhouse Magazine and Time of Singing poetry magazine. More info on my www.catherine-jacobs.com site.
I am starting a Glory Forms Newsletter to help keep track of all the progress in one easy place.
If you are interested in signing up for the newsletter please email me with News Letter Please in the subject line and tell me you give me permission to send it to you. It will come to your inbox once a month. I plan on having some digital downloads to help you. Please email me and let me know what you would like or need. firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can still paint and draw for short times. My hand is healing and I will be able to get back to illustrating soon.
You can send me your email at the address above on the contact page of this site, or my www.catherine-jacobs.com site to be the first to learn the progress on my creations and know when they are ready for you enjoyment.
You can look for me on face book as well, but I am not as active there, yet.
Trying to figure out how to coordinate all the social media.
I am praying for you. Please pray for me. Love to hear from you,
God Bless you!