A lot of time has passed, and I apologize for that.  The stress of the pandemic truly got to me.  And I mean truly.  Last Sunday, I spent the afternoon in a hospital bed while hooked up to an IV, all thanks to a 2 month OCD relapse that led to extreme food restriction and, with that, a nearly 20 pound weight loss.  Thankfully, after getting a bunch of lab tests, I know my body is okay despite the stress I put it through, but psychologically I am a bit taken aback.

Pandemics are no joke.

Around the end of July, I realized I had a problem and sought some help, which resulted in my beginning to eat the many foods I had restricted and become afraid of.  With each pound I’ve gained back, so have I gained back another layer of mental clarity.  And with that, a desire to make art again.  Aka, I’m finally back to updating this blog!

So here is some recent work I’ve done…

These are a few older graphite drawings that I went back into and digitally colored.  They are going to be a part of a solo show I am having this September.


And this is a progress shot of an aqua oil painting I started this week, just for fun.

I hope anyone who reads this is doing okay.  I am shocked at the level of stress this pandemic has created for each and every person in this country, in this world even.  And my heart goes out to everyone as they navigate the multitudes of change and loss they are facing.

Published by Steph Kunze


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