Now here is something you probably don’t hear often – I’m a sculptor with dust allergies. I obviously wear a mask when I’m working but that isn’t always enough. Working on a cement block for me is the worst, and that’s exactly what I’m working on right now for my first solo exhibition.
In the beginning, when my mom realized I started to love the sculpting classes in art school, she was concerned due to my allergies. I always knew I wanted to pursue a career in arts but I always thought it would be a digital designer or a painter. Sculpturing had never crossed my mind, mostly because of my dust allergies, and yet here we are.
In the first couple of years, I struggled a bit to the point I sometimes let go of certain ideas or projects because working with the materials would be too stressful. But then, as my work evolved and my need to create something different grew, I had to make choices. Giving up my career was not an option so I began my quest for the all-natural supplement that would prepare my body for what was to come. The ordinary allergy medication made me drowsy so I had to bet all my money on prevention.
I learned about Chaga Earth’s organic Chaga tea from a friend and I honestly thought it wouldn’t be powerful enough for me. This wild Chaga mushroom tea was supposed to give me some kind of superpower that allowed me to have a super strong immune system? I didn’t have anything to lose, so I gave it a shot.
I’m glad I did. I felt the first changes on week one and I felt the real improvement on my immune system on week two. I still have my dust allergies but I feel I’m able to cope with them better now.