Christen Lydia

About

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It all started when…

Like most, when I was little I have always dabbled in creating something artistic, but it wasn't until I got older, when I started experimenting with digital art and photography. Whether it's digital, 3D, oils, acrylics, water color, I love to learn new ways of creating.

The past few years have been challenging trying to balance my artistic life from everything else. Toward the end of 2015, I made the decision to leave my job of 6 years as a Creative at Apple and focus more on my art. Unfortunately, trying to adjust to my new sense of freedom wasn't what I thought it was going to be. Between my mother's battles with mouth cancer, which thankfully she's in remission, and my own personal health issues, I had to turn my attention to getting healthier both physically and mentally. Creating art wasn't something I could concentrate on. Last August, I was finally diagnosed with a ruptured disc in my neck that was pressing directly on my spinal cord. I say finally, because at least I learned why I was slowly feeling like I was becoming paralyzed. I chose to have a spinal fusion to make sure that my symptoms would never get worse, and give my spinal cord the best chance to heal. The surgery went as well as can be expected, and now I am focusing on healing and getting back to creating!

So here I am, and I hope my art can bring some joy to those, much like others artist's work has done for me. 

 
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