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Journal Entry: Fri Mar 21, 2014, 12:21 PM


I wanted to post a little update, there are some photos of sketches on the way.  Overall, I am a little better on the dopamine therapy.  My focus is better and I'm getting a little more done.  I am able to stomach some vitamins and that helps my overall chances of getting better.  I've been able to workout a bit each day, 15 mins of walking or so is making a huge impact on my pain levels.  It's happy news.

I'm severely pining for some wood canvases.  I need to get through the spare wood I've got, practice some painting studies as well.  I'd had an itch for white paper for a while, but I think it's passed for now.  Going to dig up my brown paper.

Oooh, that reminds me, lavonia.net is now mine.  So I can drop my last name on my main website soon.  

Is anyone else watching Cosmos?  It's so good!  It's in my spring lineup with Grimm, Justified, and Inkmaster.  What's everyone else watching?

[Counting Constellations.]




[Cosmic Gardens.]





[Stamp Collection]




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lavonia
Lavonia
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I grew up in rural Mississippi in indiscriminate poverty. I have always been one part dreamer, one part do-er. So I spent my childhood chasing the sun through the trees and drawing unicorns and bugs and birds with colored jewels in their foreheads. I managed to work through a Bachelor's degree in art but by my graduation my health was failing. I took a detour from grad school and managed with teaching and making art in the field until I finally got the news.

The spinal cord injury I have as an adult likely came from the bad decision of an anesthesiologist when I had surgery at age 20. I went 10 years before a neurologist discovered the mass in my spine. It is inoperable, but life threatening if it continues to grow. I went through radiation to chance stopping the growth. Afterwards, I've lost most of my ability to walk and constantly deal with severe chronic nerve pain. Every day is a struggle to stay on my feet.

In many ways I'm tremendously reclusive. I don't think I made a conscious decision to start making art that was extremely personal but it somehow became my means of communication and conversation. Making a beautiful piece is part of my perfectionist personality, making a piece that says something personal is my way of connecting. I do that through a formula of one part reality, one part fantasy.
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:iconbrianmphotography:
BrianMPhotography Apr 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the FAVE!
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skylite-compass Mar 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the watch and favs!
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:iconyassnuts:
wow, beautiful work!
thank you for the favourite (:
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:iconlavonia:
lavonia Mar 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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:iconshelbinikol:
ShelbiNikol Mar 2, 2014   Photographer
Lovely work!
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:iconlavonia:
lavonia Mar 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconbeas6666:
Me encanta tu trabajo, no dejes de soñar para crear más imágenes hermosas.Deviation love 
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:iconlavonia:
lavonia Feb 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Gracias! :huggle:
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esotericfool Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your style is amazing, count me as a watcher and a fan from now on....
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:iconlavonia:
lavonia Sep 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:huggle:
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:iconmarluxia24:
Beautiful Drawing! You are amazing! :)
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:iconlavonia:
lavonia Sep 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.  :hug:
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Dallony Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your art style and profile! Thats awesome! :'3
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:iconlavonia:
lavonia Sep 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.  :hug:
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:iconitsdapitts:
I was very touched by your story and how your art inspires you to fight on. Your artwork is beautiful and emotional. You are an inspiration to others. Keep up the good work.^_^
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