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Catching Up: New Art!

I have been working pretty consistently on art the last two weeks. Everything has been digital art – three CS adopts, two pieces for myself, and one prize for Selvarr on deviantART. I am really proud of how the Pakkeli CS (Grashia) piece came out as well as how the prize piece (Aurora – a Cosmic Remnant) came out. I stretched my boundaries and challenged myself with both pieces. Now the Belinda (Pakaasu CS) work is likewise new to me – I don’t normally draw beards. But I LOVE my bearded lady! I hope you all enjoy too!

A Mini Vacation

The past few days have been part fun and part *anything but fun* LOL

Tuesday… Emma started vomiting. She had been complaining of a stomachache for a couple days, but since nothing every happened with it, I didn’t think much of it. But she proved me wrong on Tuesday and went to work with me (couldn’t stay at the daycare throwing up). I was then ejected from work on a 3-day weekend to take care of Emma. My boss is really amazing that way, and she covered my shift until she could find someone else to do so.

Emma’s doctor appointment happened a little after 10am. Viral stomach bug. The poor thing was desperate for relief. We got our meds, she got her relief, and Emma was out cold most of the rest of the day. She was able to eat again at dinner – kept it down too – so we went to bed happy knowing we would be with family on Wednesday…

Emma woke up find Wednesday – a little tired still but nothing major. We packed up our stuff and headed out to the lake with family. Emma and her cousin, Maia, played together well – they were so cute to watch and listen to! We stayed at the beach (pictured in the gallery below) for 2-ish hours before heading out to grandma and grandpa’s house for lunch and pool time.

I largely stayed indoors with my brother’s wife, Ira, as the temperatures outside were in the 90s (and that is gross lol). She is an amazing cook! Grandma visited us often and the girls watch a little Frozen in-between pool time and house time (it really was stinking hot!!!).

By the end of the day, we had more friends come visit us, played with the pups, and we grilled fish and veggies for dinner. Emma and I were both exhausted and parted ways with everyone around 7:30pm that evening.

Thursday we were sick again… Emma just kept saying, “I don’t feel well.” So we rested and napped all day. Well Emma did. I had to reinstall an operating system and install all her games on Emma’s laptop – the last storm we had fried the old hard drive. So I didn’t get much rest done. I did sketch a little but nothing major artwise was accomplished since I was cleaning, mowing, and being a computer technician haha!

A busy but fun few days with only moderate illness. I call this a win! Enjoy the photos!

Photos in this gallery are © Lantiis aka Elizabeth Whittaker | All Rights Reserved. They are not free for personal or commercial use. Do not edit, repost, etc.

I AM BACK! UPDATES DONE!

Was on Hiatus for a bit.

Some may have noticed, but I did a little rebranding, got sucked in to several new projects, and I went on a depression hiatus. I am doing much better now, thank you, and the website has seen a fairly major facelift to address speed issues in the galleries and redundancy (everywhere). I may be updating how you pay as well when hiring me. Not sure how I feel about the PayPal.me thing yet haha

Art Output

My art output has been slower, but I do have new art to upload and that will happen over the next few days. I seem to be on a mostly traditional art kick while photography has hit the backburner. I am hugely invested in my own original species, the Ambrivans, when I do art for myself, and then I also do art for the Pakkeli-Cluster, another original species I do art for and love.

Leaving Fandoms / Rebranding

SMAU (Sailor Moon Artists United) also got rebranded into Artists Aware. I have stepped away from fandoms in general to pursue a loftier goal of helping all artists. Myself and my two friends who work this difficult path together thought it was for the best that we branch out to help everyone we could instead of just those in the Sailor Moon fandom. I have artistically pulled away as well from my fandoms, so don’t expect any fandom arts from me as a rule.

Health Issues

My health issues (mental and physical) continue to be a struggle. I am currently on meds (for both) that seem to be working in ways meds have never worked before. I feel stable; I feel almost like what I imagine normal people feel. It ha been a huge blessing tho I find myself today on day 3 of steroids for this pesky rash that has reappeared for it’s third consecutive summer… It is so embarrassing to have on my arms (both) and have it be all red and bubbly and simply gross. I am very self-conscious about it. On day 3 of steroids tho… it does look much better, and I hope it will be completely gone in the next few days.

The Light of my Life

My daughter continues to be the light of my life. She demand more and more attention the older she gets. It is amazing to see my little baby grow into her own person with wants, desires, and goals. I want to be there with her – every step – in her amazing life journey and find that I am less and less caring about the time lost with other things that I love (art and photography to be more specific). She really says and does the funniest things – of course the dumbest too haha!

Conclusion

The past few months have been a wild ride! I won’t lie, it hasn’t been all that great all the time, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. My life feels like it is being rewritten for the 4th or 5th time in under a year, but the end goal is the same: Love, Be Loved, Have Fun! I hope you all achieve the same!

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