As of last week, I have a second job. Mom and I walked into a little local feed store called Copper Creek to get a hummingbird feeder for my apartment. It's a place I shop often. I get Mudkip's food there and it's a neat little store that sells random things, pet foods, livestock feed, and equine gear. Jokingly, my mom told the owner to hire me. He asked me to hand in a resume. Two weeks after that I was hired. Dennis is a great guy and ironically he's neighbors with my other boss, Scott. I'm working 6 days a week now, most days I open Big Town and close up Copper Creek. It's a lot of work and I'm hoping to cut back on Big Town here soon, but it's a good move on my part. I'm making a little more and the new job will open up more opportunities for me. I am being trained to replace another lady who is due to graduate soon. After she leaves, I will get more hours there and hopefully move into a full time position. If I do, I can make Copper Creek my sole job while I continue schooling. It's easier on my hands and it's something that can move me in the right direction.
It came at a good time. Today I went into the neurologist to get my nerve conductivity test. The good news is that it's not Carpal Tunnel, the bad news is that it's Tendinitis. Essentially, I'm stuck with pain and discomfort for the rest of my life. I have to wear restrictive braces, take anti-inflammatory medication daily, and try to ice my arm three times a day. (With two jobs I have NO clue how I'm going to accomplish that!) I also have to limit or discontinue activities that aggravate my wrists. Essentially- I can't scrub or bake. Rolling my wrist hurts. I have to limit how much time I spend doing artwork, and I have to mind myself around every day tasks. Gardening, brushing, etc. all kind of bother me. It's a huge blow because I am a hard worker. I take pride in doing a good job. I look to impress my employer every time I work. I want to do a good job, I want to blow people away. It's how I got in this mess in the first place. I'd always push to get my work done faster so I could pick up extra tasks. I worked harder, I went faster, I tried out-doing myself every day- and I'm paying for it. I suppose the good to come of it is that I don't rush through my art anymore. I have to limit how much I do in a day and often times I come back to a project with fresh eyes, catch a problem, and go in and fix it. I've been working on one piece since February and while it's taking forever, I've caught little things and fixed them along the way. Maybe in a way, God's answering a few prayers.
I got a job that will eventually pay better and aggravate the injury less, I'll do better art because I take my time, and I won't waste my precious reserves doing meaningless artwork.Whatever I do with my hands will be done with purpose. Maybe in time, God will see fit to strengthen my wrists again, but I can't expect it.Doing art...Adoptables?
You can purchase adoptables done by me on this alternate account. My rules and guidelines still apply and the content is very random. Just because...
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C.S. LewisCommissions & Trades I'm waiting on:
Some of these are pretty recent but there are a few that are slowly gathering dust. I'm leaving them up as a reminder to myself (and hopefully the other artists involved).
Two character full body lineart from
- My end of the trade is complete as of September 14, 2009
Five Chibis from
- Paid on December 29,2012 | 1/5 received |Latest ParaChiMar Artwork: Legacy of Para group on DA!
and myself decided it's about time we start up a group for ParaChiMar: The Legacy of Para. For those interested this group is pretty much just a good place to dump all of our LoP artwork, trades, commissions, and fanart into. I've also made a small stamp collection to celebrate. Check us out. :3My buddies & Artistic Icons: ClubsReligion & Politics: "Fandoms"
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