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 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...
No Requests by SweetDukeNo Commissions by SweetDukeTrades - Friends Only by SweetDukeCollaborations - Friends Only by SweetDuke

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...
:bulletwhite:"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
C.S. Lewis
:bulletwhite:"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."
C.S. Lewis
:bulletwhite:"The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us."
C.S. Lewis
:bulletwhite: "If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world."
C.S. Lewis
"We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be."
C.S. Lewis
:bulletwhite: "What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it."
C.S. Lewis

Commissions & 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).

:bulletblue: Two character full body lineart from :iconhoneyroastedferrets: - My end of the trade is complete as of September 14, 2009
:bulletblue: Five Chibis from :iconmalisjuju: - Paid on December 29,2012 | 1/5 received |

Latest ParaChiMar Artwork:
Maeth and Lir by Exclaimed

Legacy of Para group on DA!
:iconbluekillerdonkey: 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. :3

My buddies & Artistic Icons:
:iconbluekillerdonkey: :iconbladegunsniper: :icondaffupanda: :iconsaimain: :iconiduck: :iconaroca: :iconwinterfalcon: :iconmissgizmo: :iconexclaimed: :iconmarkmybirds:


Religion & Politics:
Love is by ThalionKoi Yaoi Yuri Free Gallery Stamp by ThalionKoi Day of Dialogue Stamp by ThalionKoi Creation Science Evangelism stamp by ThalionKoi Genesis Series Stamp by ThalionKoi Project 180 Stamp by ThalionKoi Young Earth Creationist Stamp by ThalionKoi One Man, One Woman Stamp by ThalionKoi No Matter How Small Stamp by Mistress-Blood Rush Limbaugh Stamp by JoyWillCome Sexual Morality Stamp by kolidescope George Stamp by Mistress-Blood Vegans eating forests Stamp by MichaelDebevec Glenn Beck Stamp by JoyWillCome Constitution fan by Ramen27 :creationism stamp: by latino-stock TEA Party stamp by Conservatoons Can't Find God... by levite Beck Homework stamp by Conservatoons Only God Defines Marriage Stamp by PsalmSeven Anti-Exhibitionism Stamp by cjade Live like a Narnian by Mike-the-cat Non-religion Love -- 100th stamp by RebiValeska Fruits of the Triforce - STAMP by TheGreenDragonGirl Let's Collect Evidence by RebiValeska God-doesn't-degrade-women by RebiValeska Logical Belief by RebiValeska I support this bible verse +1 by RebiValeska
Yeah. There is a difference. by RebiValeska Please Everybody Stamp by Mirz123 America Stamp by l8

Legolas stamp by purgatori Oregon State Stamp by nascarstones Skillet Stamp by Skillet-Panheads Toby Mac stamp by Gezusfreek Final Fantasy IX by darkdisciple-stamps Suikoden V FAN v.1 by KuRumi-FlameSamurai Suikoden Tierkreis Stamp by Masanohashi ::Suikoden III Stampage:: by xloki-arisux Soul Silver Stamp by Riiarei Avatar stamp by Jeff2psyco unhappy zuko stamp by LunaticStar Zuko by Spazzly .:Smile Toothless:. by OxAmy .:Narnia stamp 12:. by dannyphantom300 Suikoden :: Nanami Shake by vikifanatic Suikoden :: Riou Oil Wipe by vikifanatic Merlin Stamp by britt1913 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion by AquaFugit Soul Eater - Kid Stamp by CometTheMicroraptor Voyage Of The Dawn Treader by azianwolfdoll Disney Simba Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Simba, Timon + Pumba Stamp by TwilightProwler Digimon Animated Stamp 005 by hanakt Digimon Animated Stamp 002 by hanakt Tangled - Alone at Last by Vilyanea Zelda Royal Crest Stamp PLZ by Master-Ziggy The Legend of Zelda stamp by Strange-little-cat Kid Icarus Uprising Stamp by laprasking LinkxZelda Stamp by HystericDesigns ZidanexGarnet Stamp by Shadoomy Lord of the rings stamp by vero-g6-stamps Fool of a Took stamp by purgatori Middle Earth stamp by purgatori pokemon X stamp by ingart15

Role Playing
Character Stamp by Arpie OC Theme Songs Stamp by Inami-Tanjou RP Stamp by vidramidra

OH DON PIANO STAMP by SuperSpongeNova deviantART not deviantPORN by Zeiphex Clean Art FTW by sugarpoultry kStamp Req : Ouuuuuh by wLadyB91

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Thank you so much for the watch! :dance:
Reenama Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist… The sketch of your Vilhelm, hope you'll like it :)
PapayaPirate Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fave!
Thanks for the fave! X3
Tigryph Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob! There's not enough Alucard love out there. :3 It looks fantastic.
Oh, Thanks You! XD
Thanks for the fave! :D
jolwelcome Jan 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thanks for d watch! :) :earth:
Tigryph Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! Fantastic artwork. :3
lilowlaroo Jan 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey, thanks so much for the watch! XD
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