Thursday, February 17, 2011


When ever I haven't blogged for awhile I get anxious, thinking I have to blog, enduring a massive writer's block and forgetting all of the things I wanted to say in the first place.


I've taken a few weeks month off to attend to personal issues, i.e., the rearranging of my life. I've made some progress. I am short one life-partner at the moment, which saddens me. To stuff the pain I've also been purchasing an unfortunate amount of socks from this store.

Our project has been funded and we're delving deep into the world of comic book production, from learning spacial layouts, to composing an epic story with a slight (hopefully not too cliché) nod to the hero's journey. As we come up with new ideas, the story keeps getting richer, more coherent, more inherently awesome. I really can't wait to see it in its final form.

In addition, I'm designing a small capsule collection of metal free dresses & separates to go with the printed scarves that we offered our backers. These pieces are meant to be an alternative to the lowly hospital gown, but beautiful enough for a night out. We plan to launch the collection and comic together. Ok, enough gushing!

Here are a few photos of my sketchbook and our project board:

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Health-wise, I've been having the same problems-- scar tissue/nerve pain, GI issues such as vomiting, cramps, weird BMs, depression, and many side effects from the methadone, which consequently makes everything else worse, I suspect. Side effect I hate most from methadone: sweaty palms!

I'm still on the hunt for a pain regimen that works.

Had a lung scan last week and I'll see an oncologist about it on Wednesday.

That's about it for now. très intéressant, I know.


Jackie said...

the designs look awesome, kaylin! i can't wait to see the comic book in full. it seems like you're doing a great job so far!

i have sweaty palms as well, a result of being kept hyperthyroid after thyca. definitely an annoying side effect! i'm so self-conscious about shaking people's hands now, and i feel like my laptop keyboard is wearing down as a type.

keep us updated! i always enjoy your blog posts and your honesty. i'll keep you in my thoughts re: the lung scan. fingers crossed!

Laura said...

The designs look fab! I always feel the same way when I haven't blogged for awhile...and there is always a good reason. Thanks for being awesome girl, you don't know me, I don't know you, but you have been SOLID reading through my treatment. Here's hoping that your onc gets your pain situation worked out, they tend to suck at that kind of thing, no? You're scans will be clean because, well, you rock.

Anonymous said...

So excited about your hospital gown alternative idea! I hated those things, not to mention they were always way huge on me (I'm 5'3" and about 100 lbs). My mom always joked that I had the evening gown version since it nearly dragged on the floor. P.S. - Great sketches!

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Knock knock - it's cancer! said...

Found your blog by accident. I am not as young as you, but still 'too young for cancer' at 35. (Why do people always say that?)

I have spent the past hour reading your blog instead of watching the Amazing Race. Far more fascinating.

I have to say that I'm glad you posted about Devon a while back, it made me cry.

Thank you.


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