08 May, 2009
Julianne Richards Returns
Artist Julianne Richards has been notably absent from blogging for the past several months. When a consistent artist blogger like Julianne disappears for a short while, the expectation is that their computer has given up the ghost. Longer absences create other fears, and as it turns out our Julianne (The Colorspeaker) was hospitalized with a critical heart infection.
Her trouble is described at her blog as beginning in late January. I received an e-mail from her about 2 weeks ago with the news about her sickness and recent release from the hospital. While this firecracker of an artist and blogger was happily blogging, she presented like a freight train going 100 miles per hour. The crack-up of serious health problems reminds one of hitting the wall at about that speed. I imagine the emotional challenges of this kind of setback, especially for a young person, are daunting.
Julianne has kept her apartment in New York City, and her fiancé and family are her support structure. In a funny, removed way, the blogging community is another support structure. Well wishes go out to "The Firecracker" who is back at blogging.