Thank you!I have to give a shout out to the amazing artists that helped make Dusty's graduation gifts possible. You guys are amazing, I really am grateful for your support and the amazing artwork that you offered. Finances are getting tighter and tighter and I was so upset that I might not be able to do something special to celebrate such a big event in my friend's life. You've put a smile on both our faces and I could never repay that. Thank you so much!
This piece is STUNNING. I actually have been attempting to do some sort of romantic image of these two in the sky for some time now. I've failed over and over. I was blown away by how beautifully this work was executed. Lostie captured Zaid and Cae perfectly
right down to their personalities and the playful but tender nature of their relationship. Thank you again!
Lostie's gallery is totally worth a good, long look. She's the author of a webcomic ("The Silver Eye") and has a very unique, beautiful style. Her characters are lovable and the story is refreshingly unique. Best of all- it's just a good, pure read. Please take a look for yourself!orig08.deviantart.net/5054/f/2…
It's all done! ;; Oh man it's so perfect! I love the expressions and the subtle touch between the two. Mai is totally judging Sparrow hard. He likely heard a cat or something off-screen. XD
I was having a horrible day when I got the note and it totally turned it around. I cannot express how generous this is and how much I truly appreciate it. Mandarin's artwork is absolutely stunning. There's so much heart in everything that she's done. Please take a gander at her gallery and leave some loving comments!
Along with these two there were some other offers. Unfortunately my life has taken a turn for the...more difficult and I was unable to take on any more. I'm afraid that things will become chaotic in short time. I'll go into it below. I did want to say thank you for the offers and if time permits (and my life becomes sane again) I may take some more on! You guys were so supportive and generous.
Life... is getting complicated. My sister is still unable to find work. Most leads she gets want her to wait for one reason or another so she feels in a state of suspended animation. She has to wait for an employee number here, a call from there, an approval from this guy, a reference from that guy, etc. It's a mess. She's emotionally drained from all of this and it's hard to come home to find her still sitting in front of the computer looking for work. She was thankfully able to get unemployment to help us with the bills but unfortunately the surgery she had planned to get was canceled. There was an error made (likely on the receptionist's part) and now the surgery is not covered by insurance. To make a very long story short: The surgery was approved, all the pre-surgery procedures were finished and paid for by our parents, and a date was set. The recovery would take a month minimum and the request for that time was part of why she lost her job. She needs the procedure but it seems our wonderful medical system changed their minds on what qualifies as woman's health.
As for me, work has gotten...complicated. This entire month has been exceedingly tense. I have gone home in tears once and had to beg to keep my job the day after. The atmosphere has completely changed and I find myself walking on eggshells. The whole situation has left me stunned, confused, terrified of my future, and uncertain. I honestly don't know why this even happened. The initial incident that led to this downward spiral seemed more like an excuse than the foundation for all this drama. I'm afraid to go into details in the off chance that my employer finds me even discussing it but my free time is now being eaten up by desperately searching for a lifeline. I turn 29 this coming Monday and reality is hitting me hard. I need health insurance. I need a retirement plan. I need a salary that I can support myself on. I can't count on living with anyone for the rest of my life so I need to get into a position where I'll be okay on my own. I don't want to go to work every day feeling like I'm on my way to the Colosseum. I don't want to have to worry about having to move back in with my parents. I'm at the age where I should be on my own, where my parents can sit back and relax without having to have a small cushion in case their kids stumble. I need to be planning on taking care of them, not the other way around.
My grandfather isn't doing well either. His health is slipping and his mind is starting to fade. It's very hard watching him. He doesn't know the Lord, in fact he curses him every day. He wishes for death and harbors nothing but bitterness towards the world. I want my grandfather to know peace, to know love, and to know that when he does pass there's something better waiting for him. Day after day he just curses God and sits with his head in his hands, staring at a blank TV screen. He's losing the ability to tell night from day. He won't tell us how he's feeling physically. I don't dare ask how he's doing unless I want to hear about how much he wants to die. There's family strife aside from that but I shouldn't go into that either.
Things won't be easy, I don't expect them to get better, but it's still a downer. Please keep my family in your prayers! And thank you for all the support this year. Sorry my updates haven't been too perky as of late!
"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
"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."
"The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us."
"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."
"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."
"What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it."
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).
At this point...these sit here as "Buyer Bewares":
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 |
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. :3
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