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I am exceedingly proud of my collection. There are some absolutely amazing artist on this site.

The only issue that I have is with the slide show's order. It's set up from newest to oldest. I wish it were more random as there are days that I'll get on some wild kind of kick and there are suddenly 12 Star Wars pics in a row (yeesh).

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Leslie Mertz aka Lord of Cakes
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Social Worker by day and writer by night.

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Pretty Bleak Week

Sat Nov 15, 2014, 12:58 PM

So.  I now have over 12,000 deviations in my stacks to review.  I haven't been on here much recently.  Last Friday, dear friends of ours lost their six month old son to SIDs.  It was pretty terrible.  My friends come from a large family--all of whom are suffering. All of whom are bargaining, cursing and pleading with god. 

As a front line supporter, I've been to both the family and general viewing and the funeral.  Too many nights of cigarettes in the funeral home's parking lot combined with the tears and pain of watching loved ones suffering has led to the hack from hell.  I haven't had the urge to do much creating or critiquing this week, but then there hasn't been time to do much of anything outside of work and grieve.

This week has been surreal.  As a parent, my heart goes out to anyone who has experienced this kind of pain. It is the worst (peroid).  I'm posting a link to my friends gofundme thingy.  It's to help the cover the inflated/exorbitant/outrageous cost of the typical American funeral. Though I generally disdain such macabre traditions as funerary rites and actually think it makes the family's suffering much worse, this is what they felt they needed to do.  So here it is:

Though it's been pretty miserable, I have had one bright light shine though the bleakness.  Gaspode5 has offered to step in as my artist for the The-Bards-College Collaboration Contest.  I am privileged to work with such a talented artist.

Texture by Seykloren
Skin by Riemea

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by heiwako

What a fantastic romp! Oh, Joldi, you have a thing for priests and so do I. It's that whole forbidden thing. Heiwako, as always, you ne...

Aela Redone by GabbyFe
by GabbyFe

I really like this. I enjoyed the textures in this composition and the overall softness of her features and war paint. The colors used ...

The Blackwall challenge by TheLonelySeeker

Wow, this is a dramatic turn in your work. Whatever this palette nr 43 is, I think it's definitely brought out the best in your ideas a...




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Kirinoru Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Artist
thanks for faving! : ) :heart:
crazyruthie Featured By Owner 1 day ago   General Artist
MikaLero Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
*hugs* Have a piece of cake for being so awesome and listening to my babbling and giving sage advice in return.
Lesliewifeofbath Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No problem, sweet pea.
Sessentesis Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You very much for fav and comment :)
MTibbs-89 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the favorite and the watch! :D
Lesliewifeofbath Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No problem! I love your work!
cylevie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Leslie for the favs !
Lesliewifeofbath Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No problem:)
soluti0ni9e Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Thank you very much for the llama :)
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