The Oregon Arts Commission has awarded me a Career Opportunity grant for my artist residency in Hawaii this coming spring 2010. I'm honored to have received this award and very much looking forward to my residency!
It's been a long 'winter' in Portland and the solstice isn't here yet. I've been home with a fractured knee-cap - a nasty injury that involved immobilization, bed rest, pain medication, surgery and now rehabilitation. I'm on a four month leave of absence from the psychiatric clinic where I treat patients. Although this is a 'gift' in terms of writing time, pain and rehab are inevitable distractions.
The word from the NY Times - as on update to an older post - is that my essay will be published within a month or two. They've suffered cutbacks in freelance budgets - as all newspapers have suffered - and my essay took its place in a queue that has moved slowly forward.
My husband was in Rwanda during the first month of my injury. I hate feeling dependent but learned several important things about myself in his absence: one - that I am comfortable alone with myself, two - that I have wonderful faithful friends who made themselves available during my emergency, and three - that I have numerous food cravings when unable to get around town.
For everyone who has been there, a warm hearfelt thanks. And to the Oregon Arts Commission as well. The residency will provide much-needed intensive time with my writing in a gorgeous setting.
Causes Evelyn Sharenov Supports
Oregon Humane Society, ASPCA, PETA, HSUS