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There's a reason I don't have fish

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 4, 2014, 10:36 PM
…since fish, much like this page, can't really remind you it's there…Yeah, I'd forget about it eventually… 

Well, I have good news and bad news my dear followers who still check this page even though I've severely neglected it. 

Good News - I'll finally be returning to the pottery studio at the end of this month. 

Bad News - I have no idea how productive I will manage to be and my work will likely never make it to a con this year. Why? Well, that involves a bit of story. 

Ever since January of 2013 I've been pursuing an Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology. I finally got past all the general education classes and got to my tech classes last July. I am currently still in the throes of the program and it has pretty much taken over my life and devoured the majority of my free time. What free time I do have I tend to spend in a mindless haze of stress reducing activities because I'm so exhausted from my class. It's one class a month. Three times a week for four hours. Not to mention I have to work the kennels once a day at least four times a month. Imagine cramming a semester's worth of work into one month. Oh yeah, also imagine you have a mid-term and a final EVERY month. It's exhausting, but I love it. However, as any of you reading this have likely guessed, this sort of class leaves me with little free time and even less energy for creating. It doesn't help that I'm also allergic to dogs and cats, so I'm in a constant state of fighting against developing a sinus infection (though I'm getting allergy shots now, so hopefully that issue will lessen over time…I really hope they work because I really really really really REALLY want a kitty someday). 

So yeah, I'm basically in a perpetual state of studying, testing, learning practical skills, and…well, stress…and fatigue. Unfortunately, it has managed to drain me of most of my creative energy. I haven't done any art in months and likely won't ever be ready for a convention at any time this year. 

Which brings me to Natsucon. I'm sorry, but I'm breaking my tradition and I will NOT be having a table this year. I'm not even sure I'll be able to attend as a regular attendee because I'm due to start my three month externship in July and I'm required to work 30 hours every week (I think I have a class meeting once a week, too). Sooooooo, yeah….Artist Alley Table? Not feasible. As much as I love to try to live by Tim Gunn's phrase: "Make it work." I can't make this work. If everything goes according to my vague plans…I'll be a Registered Vet Tech by the end of the year and finally have something I can pursue as a career rather than just a job. I do at least hope to attend Natsucon 2014 as a regular attendee so I can still see people. 

I know I made a lot of promises to a lot of people last year and if circumstances were different, I'd be able to keep them. However, this is my first step to what can potentially be a lifelong career for me and I'm not going to let myself screw it up by trying to please everyone. Hopefully, I'll be able to have a table in 2015 and, if things work out, it'll have plenty of items that will make up for the missed year. 

If I manage to get some time where my mood and mind are so inclined, I'll post pictures of stuff I made for the last Natsucon and other projects I managed to get done before school completely took over my life. Also, I may have a couple of new things popping up that are related to my current vocation-related pursuit. Like dog and cat bowls or sommat like that. We'll see. Time will tell. 

Also, my mom is getting back surgery in April, so my help will be needed around the house more often.

Anyway, thanks for hearing me out. With that, I must be off to the land of slumber.  

Catch ya' on the flipside, mates!
~Vixen/Marty~


Treeline: by resurgere
  • Listening to: Somebody That I Used To Know - Goyte
  • Reading: The Skies of Pern - Anne McCaffrey
  • Watching: My eyelids as my brain tries to make me nod off
  • Playing: with sleep
  • Eating: Saltines
  • Drinking: Water

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Artistic-Vixen
Marty
United States
I'm a crazy, ambitious artist/writer. So many things I wanna do and I'm useless with time management. I drool and fangirl over the strangest things and I pretty much want to learn how to work with as many art mediums as possible. Wood, stone, metal, resin, glass, etc.
To sum it up: I'm insane. =D
Have a marvelous day! ^^ <3

Current Residence: It changes depending on the month
Favourite genre of music: I like pretty much all music 'cept for most rap and country.
Favourite style of art: Hard to pick, but I have become quite fond of Chinese brush painting.
Operating System: My preferred system is Apple/Mac.
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Wallpaper of choice: No favorites, but it's usually either House, something from a webcomic, Kurama, or Sephiroth
Skin of choice: My own?
Favourite cartoon character: Batman, Kurama of Yu Yu Hakusho, and Puck of Gargoyles. I have more, but those are my top three.
Personal Quote: I can make anything a weapon and I mean ANYTHING.
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Proper-Introduction Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am sorry for the inconvenience of this note on your comment page, but the send a note is not working , however : Foxfire Art Studios, we would like to inform you that you have be accepted for a full table at Natsucon, email me with any and all information about payment. Alexebrewer@aol.com

We are excited to see you there <3
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gastonnerie Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
thanks !!
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gastonnerie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Hi fellow deviant ! some time ago you've faved my "Aguas Calientes" [link] ; thanks again for that , but now I've uploaded "Aguas Calientes revisited" [link] , which happens to be even more successful :D
May I suggest you fave this new one if you like it (as I will delete the old one soon)
Cheers !
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DivineROAR Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for adding me to your watchlist!
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luna-ishtarcosplay Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the watch ^^
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Phil-Sanchez Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! :wave: Thanks for the fave on the Ocarina of Time painting; very much appreciated! :D
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Aleccha Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for watching! :hug:
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Theos-Kengen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
As always I am quite flattered by the :+fav:s, thank you kindly :aww: Please feel most welcome to visit anytime ;) Thank you again, and I hope to see you around :D
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jotamyg Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :w00t:

Thank you for the :+fav: on [link]

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katu01 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Many thanks for the :+fav: :iconroseplz:
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