Oh lordy! It's been a while since I typed a journal, yeesh. x.x
But I'm slowly trying to get back in the groove of things, but it's hard to do so with me working, going to school and taking care of my dad (A story I will make short for you all in a moment). Also getting things taken care from Sept 2016 when I was in a hit-n-run car accident and lost my beautiful green 2014 Chevy Sonic (a drunk driver hit me hard enough to throw me on the sidewalk. Put his pickup truck in reverse, then took off and almost hit a pole in the process.). I have a Blue Velvet 2016 Chevy Sonic now, though I still miss my Lil Green from time to time since she was my first car.
I miss posting stuff on here, to be honest, but yeesh, I notice a lot of the people I know aren't very active on here (which is sad, but very understandable). I miss when we all used to get together in a chatroom and just bs and do random rps. Oi. x.x
But I can't really say anything because I haven't been very active either. I lost a lot of my motivation for art ever since my dad was hospitalized on Nov 22, two days before Thanksgiving. At first, my dad was put in the hospital for chest pains and shortness of breath and just feeling icky altogether. They found that he was having a heart attack (This is his 4th one, mind you.), and after they did emergency angioplasty (where they go up an artery either from your arm or your groin and put stents in.) on an artery doctors call the "Widowmaker" and got him in recovery, 20 minutes later, they find he's having "neurological changes". I knew what this was...and I was right. Somehow, with all the blood thinner that was pumped into him (plus the blood thinners he has to take on a regular basis), a blood clot formed and went to the right side of his brain and caused an ischemic stroke. Because of this, he is now permanently blind in his left eye, he's restless from time to time (he'll stay up for one or two days without sleeping sometimes), his appetite is almost gone (I'm always trying to get him to eat), and a good bit of the time, his speech is literally that of a toddler (although he has days where he talks almost perfectly normal). However, they did say as far as his motor skills and eating/drinking, he's a lot stronger and has recovered faster than they initially thought (in the hospital, they were talking about giving a feeding tube because he couldn't eat or drink anything). And, of course, because of all this, he's never allowed to work again. :/
So yeah, that takes up a lot of my time, just making sure my dad's okay, and trust me, I'm definitely appreciating each day that he's here with us. Especially now, not only because of his health problems, but also because my fiance lost a grandparent literally the day before New Years. So it's been a very sucky 2016 for us.
But, to more positive, happier news!
My birthday is next Friday, but my fiance is trying to wait until his income tax comes so he can pay for me and him to get new tattoos for a late birthday!!! In the meantime, I'm not sure what I want. I know I want it either on the front of my thigh or the side of my calf. So here's what I want you lovely artists to do!
I'm gonna hold a little contest to see who make a nice, detailed (but not too awful detailed and I'll say why in a minute.) tattoo for me.
Here are the rules for this little contest:
Must be fitting for a thigh or calf tattoo.
Please keep it appropriate (no nudity or anything sexual.)
I know this will probably be easier said than done, but I'm trying to stay in like the $200 to $300 range, though $300 will probably be pushing it.
If you need help on ideas, here are some things I really like:
Legend of Zelda
Bayonetta 1 and 2
Anything with cats/kittens
Dynasty/Samurai Warriors/Warriors Orochi
Pretty things (like flowers, vines, etc)
Anything Celtic (Celtic Knots, etc)
Watercolor is good, yes.
To make it easier to keep track, PLEASE comment on this journal and post a link to your piece once you submit it to DA! I will update this journal each time a new entry comes in.
Entry MUST be in by Tuesday, January 31, 2017!!!
How will I determine the winner?
Well, not only will I be judging, but I will enlist the help of my fiance (who, unfortunately, is not on DA) as well.
The winner, of course, will have their art tattooed on me, I will feature the end result and the original pic in a separate journal, AND I will include a request for bust pic without bg (you will the choice of either traditional or digital).