I am so sorry for your situation. I am also disabled with spinal
problems, and I also lost my home. I can only tell you that you need
to keep the goal before you, don’t let it wither. I would suggest
messing with fimo clay. It is cheap, it is easy to do in small
spaces, and will increase your skills. You can do it, re do it, and
do it again until you have enough to bake. I lived for 7 months in a
bedroom of a friend that had dementia and needed help. I am grateful
for their offer, but living in a corner of a room with my dog and
cat was rough. But… i never gave up on the dream of when I had
a place of my own. Talent is a skill to express yourself. It may not
be silversmithing, maybe it is a quick sketch of a beautiful item.
Maybe it is silver clay instead of silversmithing. I started my
business on the principle that I would reinvest every cent right back
into my business. In the beginning it was $10 back into a bag of
Walmart beads. The trick to living with disabilities is to not put
boundries on your life. If you have nothing, learn to make something
with the plastic bag that the neighbors paper comes into. You are a
storehouse of creativity, just do not let it stop because you can not
do what you once did.
Most of all, realize you are not alone. Join a group, any group be it
church, seniors, craftsman, aa or whatever. When you get in among
those people, share your dilema and listen to theirs, and combine
your assets. You may find a partner who has a huge house with spare
rooms. Or someone that needs a house sitter, no telling what
resources may come up. I love the saying "Misery loves
company… and before you know it you are having a party.
Today I live in an apartment. it was a true answer to prayer, as I
looked at it, the landlady said… oh and we have this
storage room, maybe you can use it? And there before me was my shop.
It took a year to get it cleared up and set up, but today I have
classes there, and it looks more like a shop than a storage room.
Hang in there and remember that this is a journey in life, and be
sure to notice the small things that make it such a wonderful trip.