I've certainly done plenty of kvetching about my health (or, lack thereof)..sore and painful joints, difficulty walking, and the overall drop dead exhaustion that kept me away from mini making for months (definitely NOT a good thing for my mind either because miniatures make me sooooo gosh darn happy). My very active lifestyle, a vital piece of my former self, evaporated before my very eyes as complications set in and worsened over the last two years, and somewhere along the line...I rediscovered minis and polymer clay.
For more than a decade I've ridden the roller coaster of complications caused by several autoimmune diseases, and lupus is one of them. Over this last year especially it's been kicking my butt!! Then it hit me (an idea, not the lupus ;). May is Lupus Awareness Month! Time to put on the purple. So I had an eensy ounce of energy and I decided, heck yeah! Let's make a couple of awesome purple desserts!
|Purple purple everywhere! Vanilla cupcakes with purple tinted frosting...|
|Purple macaroons, purple checkerboard shortbread, and a yummy vanilla layer cake adorned with purple and white flowers.|
|Here's to more treatment options and research, better and faster diagnostics, and a much better quality of life for lupus sufferers everywhere. :)|