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Mon Jul 9, 2012, 7:45 AM
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So on July 2nd Lily was discharged for the hospital finally.  We did have to spend a week at the IWK hospital in Nova Scotia getting all kinds of tests done, but thankfully we're now back in our own bed, not sleeping!  Oh the fun of a newborn.  She had to come home with a nasal tube for feeding, so we sometimes have to feed her through a tube that goes directly into her stomach, at least for now, but I'm just glad we can get back to being a normal family.  Thank you to everyone who gave their best wishes, support from my friends on here means a lot to me, so big hugs to you all.

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a sweet little tiger lily

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 8:18 PM
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On June 1st I gave birth to a sweet little baby girl.  Her name is Lilith Vivian Helena a.k.a Lily.  She was 20.5 inches long and weighed 10 pounds 8 ounces.  Unfortunately it's not all happy baby joy, since she's still in the hospital :(  Now I'm busy going back and forth to the hospital to visit her and trying to squeeze in time with my son as well since he's feeling a little abandoned right now too.  Steve ended up having to go back to work without his little girl coming home, so he's sad about that, and I'm just getting more upset each day that she's not home, and I don't know when she's going to come home.

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hmmm names

Sun May 20, 2012, 11:27 AM
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Hmm wondering if I should change my username. It doesn't really have special meaning to me, just something I picked, but I'm thinking maybe using my name or something, ie catmARTin or something silly like that.  I haven't even picked names for my unborn baby who's due in a week so I think I'll have to debate this one for awhile.  Great new feature though

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Halfway to craziness

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 3:19 PM
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So I'm now just over the halfway mark, at 23 weeks.  It won't be long now before my life becomes even more insane.  As excited as I am I'm also a little anxious as to what I got myself into, raising a newborn and a toddler!  We're also planning a big move to a new house sometime in April or May, depending on when the repair work is done, because I can't just have one thing going on at a time, I've got to shove as many big events at once as I can.  I'm starting to get back into the swing of doing some actual art now thankfully, but I'm still trying to find my voice so to speak.  I guess that's it for now.  I'll be haunting around here more often from now on hopefully!

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Okay so here's the wrap up of why I haven't been around and how everything is going

First, I decided to do my first Christmas Craft Fair.  It took place on Dec 2nd-3rd and I was selling different Christmas wall hangings/papercrafting items etc.  It didn't go very well, but it didn't go very well for any of the vendors there.  A lack of customers and a skewed age demographic led to some disappointing sales, not just for me, but for many.  This was why I wasn't around for the last 2 months.  All of my free time was spent working on products.  I haven't even drawn anything since October.
Since I have some items left over I'll put up a few pics so people can see what exactly it was I was working on.

Now with that out of the way all of my energy is pretty much going to go towards work and Christmas. Once I've had a chance to clear my brain in the New Year I'll be able to get back to making art that I love.

And lastly, as of Wednesday it's official.  We had to take a trip out to the Hospital for verification where we saw tiny feet, and tiny hands.  The doctor nicknamed our baby Skeletor and they're 15 weeks old as of yesterday.  It was such a relief to know that I was past the 3 month mark and the chance for another miscarriage was decreased.  Looks like I'm due May 25-26.  And unfortunately we can't find out the sex where I live (the hospital doesn't allow it) but I'm not too bad at reading ultrasound pics so hopefully I'll be able to make an educated guess.

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srsly?

Wed Sep 7, 2011, 6:11 PM
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what awesome person gave me a sub?  if you want to remain annon that's cool, or if you just want to note me and let me know that's cool too, I would love to return the favor in some way.  Thank you whoever you are, you are the best evar!!! Love you lots :hug:

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Looks like my premium membership has expired, hot damn.  I am no longer equal to flashparade.  Oh well, maybe once I have some extra cash I'll upgrade again, or I'll enter a contest and hope to win a sub, in the meantime I'll just stick with it the way it is.
I've taken up a new hobby of making crafts, I'm currently doing some Halloween decorations, and then I'm going to move on to Christmas etc.  I'll post some photos once they're done.  I'm hoping to start selling them at craft fairs next year and online.
  • Mood: Unhappy

A little milestone

Mon Aug 8, 2011, 10:53 AM
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My husband :iconpalorwolf: and I just had our 7 year wedding anniversary this past Saturday.  Sometimes I'm amazed at the time that we've been together.  It doesn't feel like all that long, especially when you're married to your best friend.  Love you :iconpalorwolf:

In other news, I'm participating in an Artist Trading Card event on Thursday and I have to get all the pics I want to hand out organized and printed.  I'm a little nervous, since I've never done anything like this before and I'm also worried that I don't have enough decent art to show, but I'll make due with what I have completed.
Hope everyone else is doing okay.

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The Big News Is Not Always Good

Sat Jun 18, 2011, 8:40 PM
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I would like to thank you all so much for your congratulations, but it seems I went and jumped the gun, so to speak,  I was pregnant, but no longer am.  On Thursday I went into the hospital to discover that I was having a miscarriage. I appreciate all the nice words you've given me, and hopefully I'll be able to make a good announcement again soon.



Well, I won't be going to the doctors office for 2 weeks since she's not in, but I feel fairly confident in letting people know that :iconpalorwolf: and I are expecting our second child!  We're not due till Feb/Mar so I still have plenty of art months left, but I'm too excited to keep it to myself.

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Waiting for my life to start

Mon May 2, 2011, 9:17 PM
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Sometimes that's how I feel.  I'm just waiting to break into the design/art world, but with little to no success.  A lot of it is my fault though, and some of it is just my situation.  I live somewhere where there is very little demand for design work, so I've been neglecting my portfolio in a major way and not really making any effort to get a job in that field.  My other issue is that while I'm a big fan of my own work I'm never really out there trying to promote myself or get my stuff seen.  I also never do anything about the tons of ideas that are in my head.  Motivation thy name is . . .   Ack I've just got to do something about this.   To those who are also struggling with getting out there, what do you do to get through it or stay motivated.

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DD while I'm gone!

Thu Apr 14, 2011, 5:33 PM
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Holy crap a DD!!!! I don't go online for over a week and I get a DD LOL!!  If people are wondering why I haven't mentioned this Daily Deviation it's because I have been away from my computer for well over a week, doing some spring cleaning and building a storage unit for my scrapbooking supplies.  
I've been reworking some of my "Stockings" pictures just colors or backgrounds and I've been just kind of slacking on my art (as usual).  Hopefully I'll be back in the swing of things soon and thank you to all who favored my piece and to
:iconchewedkandi: for featuring it!

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Let me know

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 22, 2011, 9:23 PM
Before Christmas I had a few commission requests that I said I would do, but not until the new year since I was super busy, if you are one of those people and you are still interested please let me know and I'll get to work on them :)

Also, I promise promise PROMISE that there is art coming, when I don't know, but it's COMING!!

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I can haz interview?!?!

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 24, 2010, 3:34 PM
I got myself interviewed for vectortutsplus recently and it's up now so check it out!  Thank you to :iconblissart: for interviewing me.  I'm srsly on cloud nine right now vector.tutsplus.com/articles/i…


P.S  Happy Holidays/Merry Christmas to everyone.  Sorry, no festive picture this year, but I did three last year so I can skip a year!  Hopefully I'll have a winter themed one up for the new year :)

  • Mood: Christmas Spirited

to myself

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 11, 2010, 10:09 PM
Question:
When will you ever be awesome again?

Answer:
Never

  • Mood: Tired

100,000 OMG

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 25, 2010, 7:17 PM
Holy crap on a cracker, I just reached 100,000 pageviews.  Actually 100,002, I missed catching my 100,000.  Srsly, I thought it would take at least 5-10 years on here to get to that, so wow, I'm so super happy.  Major love to all those who are sticking with me, and love to all the new watchers and visitors.

  • Mood: Hungry
  • Watching: House on Haunted Hill

To all those on Facebook

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 23, 2010, 7:08 PM
To all my fellow artists . . . before you make a facebook fanpage about your art, please read the terms and services, Facebook is not DA, and if I am interpreting the wording correctly any picture you put on Facebook is sort of owned by them as long as it remains up there and can be used for their promotion, advertising etc, without needing your consent.  They may have changed the terms, but the last time I read them that's pretty much what they said, which is why I don't post my art.  If it's changed feel free to leave a comment, I would actually like to know, cause if it's different now I may be okay with putting my stuff up there.

Just thought you should know.

  • Mood: Hungry
  • Playing: Sims 2

This is the end . . . UPDATE

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 6, 2010, 12:42 PM

Well, since I made this post I have had alot of feedback and comments made, and I appreciate everything you all said. I also had a weekend vacation back in Halifax, where I used to live.  I always feel motivated and inspired there.  Though I am still going to be gone from making art for awhile, I will still be lurking around here, seeing what you all are making and making comments/helping out with the groups I'm in.  Also I to those who I am doing commissions for, my leave in no way will effect your commissions, I am still working on them.

Well, maybe.  Everytime I come on Deviantart I get sad.  As much as I love seeing what my friends are creating, and hearing from all the wonderful people here, I still end up sad.  I don't like my art.  Like, at all.  It depresses me to think about it.  I feel like all I've created is fluff, and not even good fluff.  I've been mulling this around in my mind for some time, and I think I may just stop for awhile.  I need to figure out what I want to do and where I want to go with my work.  I don't know if I'll come back, I may come back as early as next week, who knows, or I may never post anything new up.  I guess I just have to decide what I want to do.  I hope you'll understand and stick with me, cause hopefully I'll come back with something fun and new, thank you for the support so far, without it I wouldn't create :)


Sharlulz Stamp by artemisa-69
ssstamp by artemisa-69
DomiStamp by artemisa-69
brgttStamp by artemisa-69
Artemisa-69 Support Stamp by DomiSM
VashTastic Support Stamp by DomiSM
pixelledanddead Support Stamp by DomiSM
girlycorn stamp by OhAnneli
The Vacuumslayer Stamp by EatMyDreams



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  • Watching: Drawn Together

I act like a 25 year old

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 27, 2010, 7:39 PM

I always knew I acted younger than my age lol :) I was tagged by :iconayantidira: so here we go!
[] You know how to make a pot of coffee.
[X] You keep track of dates using a calendar.
[X] You own a credit card.
[] You know how to change the oil in a car.
[X] You've done your own laundry
[X] You can vote in an election.
[X] You can cook for yourself.
[] You think politics are interesting.

TOTAL SO FAR: 5

[] You show up for school late a lot.
[X] You always carry a pen/pencil in your bag/
purse/pocket
[X] You've never gotten a detention.
[X] You have forgotten your own birthday.
[X] You like to take walks by yourself.
[X] You know what credibility means, without looking
it up.
[X] You drink caffeine at least once a week.

TOTAL SO FAR: 10

[X] You know how to do the dishes.
[X] You can count to 10 in another language.
[X] When you say you're going to do something you usually do it.
[X] You can mow the lawn.
[] You study even when you don't have to.
[X] You have hand washed a car before.

TOTAL SO FAR: 15

[X] You can spell experience, without looking it up.
[] The people at Starbucks/Donut King know you by name.
[X] Your favorite kind of food is take out.
[X] You can go to the store without getting something you don't need
[X] You understand political jokes the first time they are said.
[X] You can type pretty quick.

TOTAL SO FAR: 20

[] Your only friends are from your place of employment.
[] You have been to a Tupperware party.
[X] You have realized that practically no one will take you seriously unless you are over the age of 25 and have a job.
[X] You have more bills than you can pay.
[X] You have been to the beach.
[X] You use the internet every day.
[X] You have been outside 3 or more times a day.
[] You make your bed in the morning.

TOTAL: 25


Commissions are currently open, more info here flashparade.deviantart.com/jou… .



stuff I'm loving
scorch by markraffyflower... by hallekosea way to my heart by NOUF7Deergirl by shishahKitty in a flowerpot by AliciaBelOrigami Doll 3 by minerciaMushroom spores by orangecircle.: Thousands of Greens :. by turp:thumb165386707:




Sharlulz Stamp by artemisa-69
ssstamp by artemisa-69
DomiStamp by artemisa-69
brgttStamp by artemisa-69
Artemisa-69 Support Stamp by DomiSM
VashTastic Support Stamp by DomiSM
pixelledanddead Support Stamp by DomiSM
girlycorn stamp by OhAnneli
The Vacuumslayer Stamp by EatMyDreams



  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: whatever is playing on Steve's computer

Ouch, that's gotta hurt!!!

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 16, 2010, 11:45 AM
So I broke my big toe today, I just got back from the emergency room and I am in a tremendous amount of pain. I can't believe how much breaking such a tiny bone would hurt!!!  Now I'm stuck on the couch cause it hurts to even move my foot, and I'm so worried about having to chase after a toddler on crutches :


Commissions are currently open, more info here flashparade.deviantart.com/jou… .



stuff I'm loving
scorch by markraffyflower... by hallekosea way to my heart by NOUF7Deergirl by shishahKitty in a flowerpot by AliciaBelOrigami Doll 3 by minerciaMushroom spores by orangecircle.: Thousands of Greens :. by turp:thumb165386707:




Sharlulz Stamp by artemisa-69
ssstamp by artemisa-69
DomiStamp by artemisa-69
brgttStamp by artemisa-69
Artemisa-69 Support Stamp by DomiSM
VashTastic Support Stamp by DomiSM
pixelledanddead Support Stamp by DomiSM
girlycorn stamp by OhAnneli
The Vacuumslayer Stamp by EatMyDreams



  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: whatever is playing on Steve's computer

Help With Art Theft

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 7, 2010, 6:56 PM

Okay so now a new question. I always come across people who have their art stolen.  How exactly does one go about searching the internet to see if their art is stolen.  For instance, what keywords do you type, where do you search.  I would just like to do a check, but I have no idea how to go about it.


Commissions are currently open, more info here flashparade.deviantart.com/jou… .



stuff I'm loving
Bird by zumFly Agaric by turpComic Book Tattoo cover art by stuntkidSagittarius by AshDayArtstalemate by deftbeat12 solutions by Mefitica:thumb161978651:musicnerd by OhAnneli




Sharlulz Stamp by artemisa-69
ssstamp by artemisa-69
DomiStamp by artemisa-69
brgttStamp by artemisa-69
Artemisa-69 Support Stamp by DomiSM
VashTastic Support Stamp by DomiSM
pixelledanddead Support Stamp by DomiSM
girlycorn stamp by OhAnneli
The Vacuumslayer Stamp by EatMyDreams



  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: whatever is playing on Steve's computer