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I Am A Mutant, No Really...

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 21, 2015, 11:08 AM


I feel like I'm some strange record stuck in one groove.  I hope this is last time you'll hear me posting some strange medical report crap.  Clot in the lung, blood transfusions, now mutations.  I apparently have a MTHFR: C677T mutation.  I have it from both parents making it quite an issue.  It comes from a folic acid problem. Taking more folic acid and I'm beginning to feel like a human being again...for the first time in a long time.   That is the "cure" by the way. Making sure the body has enough folic.

I'm a human mutant, but a human! :blowkiss:

I've felt lost for a while.  Like Gretel with a path of ill-fated bread crumbs that'd turned to dust or birdseed and been lost in the shiny moonlight.  I'm not sure why.  I feel like being sick stole a part of myself away, maybe I feel the need to steal it back.  A need to express myself outwardly and inwardly.  The outward part is difficult for introverts.  

Enough rambles.  I'll fly out with the wind as quickly as I've flown in.  I hope each and every one of you are doing well.  I am...better.  Still needing time to deal with self issues, still a lot of doctor crap.  Not as much art as I want, but hopefully some...soon.



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  • Playing: FFX
  • Eating: Oranges
  • Drinking: Green Tea

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lavonia
Lavonia
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I grew up in rural Mississippi in 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. (My training was in Printmaking, lithography and linocut primarily.) I took a detour from grad school and managed with teaching and making art in the field until I finally got the news.

I went 10 years before a neurologist discovered a large mass in my spine. It is inoperable, but life threatening if it continues to grow. I went through radiation to chance stopping the growth; the damage to my spine and body from radiation has been difficult. Afterwards, I've lost most of my ability to walk and constantly deal with severe chronic nerve pain.

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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I Am A Mutant, No Really...

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 21, 2015, 11:08 AM


I feel like I'm some strange record stuck in one groove.  I hope this is last time you'll hear me posting some strange medical report crap.  Clot in the lung, blood transfusions, now mutations.  I apparently have a MTHFR: C677T mutation.  I have it from both parents making it quite an issue.  It comes from a folic acid problem. Taking more folic acid and I'm beginning to feel like a human being again...for the first time in a long time.   That is the "cure" by the way. Making sure the body has enough folic.

I'm a human mutant, but a human! :blowkiss:

I've felt lost for a while.  Like Gretel with a path of ill-fated bread crumbs that'd turned to dust or birdseed and been lost in the shiny moonlight.  I'm not sure why.  I feel like being sick stole a part of myself away, maybe I feel the need to steal it back.  A need to express myself outwardly and inwardly.  The outward part is difficult for introverts.  

Enough rambles.  I'll fly out with the wind as quickly as I've flown in.  I hope each and every one of you are doing well.  I am...better.  Still needing time to deal with self issues, still a lot of doctor crap.  Not as much art as I want, but hopefully some...soon.



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  • Mood: Affection
  • Playing: FFX
  • Eating: Oranges
  • Drinking: Green Tea

A Quick Update

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 4, 2015, 4:54 PM


Sorry I've been MIA for a bit. Been in the hospital for a blood transfusion because my blood counts were critically low. I've been supplementing iron since the transfusion and feeling much better now (better than I've felt in a while now).

Been working on pinterest files, seems like I'm doing nothing I know, but building some ideas and color palettes: www.pinterest.com/lavoniamorri…

Still behind working on things around the house, hopefully back to drawing and paintings soon. :heart:



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  • Mood: Affection
  • Playing: FFX
  • Eating: Oranges
  • Drinking: Green Tea

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:iconqueen-kitty:
Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015   Photographer
Thank you for the favorites!  I'm really glad you enjoyed my photography!

Your drawings are absolutely lovely :heart:
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Aenea-Jones Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful DAy by KmyGraphic Heart-and-rosa by KmyGraphic
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lavonia Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, you too.  :nod:
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Celem Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav: on my stone fort pic :)
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TheGhostSiren Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for favoring my work :blackrose:
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fave on my Terra costume! <3
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AileenLuib Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015   Photographer
Hiiii Lavonia! I just wanted to drop by and thank you for faving my photo!! :hug:

By the way, you have a gorgeous gallery! I'll be starting my weekly feature journal soon so please be sure to look out for your deviations!!! :)
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lavonia Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much.  :)  Best wishes!
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ordilloart Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work is awesome!  Reminds me of Audrey Kawasaki...you kind of have a similar style to  hers. Great stuff! :) (Smile) 
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lavonia Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.  :hug:
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LEVIATAN-666 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Lovely work,bonito trabajo.Hug 
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lavonia Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Muchas gracias, mi amigo.  :hug:
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LEVIATAN-666 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Sherlock Holmes Hug 
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justcallmemike Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Absolutely amazing workks ... :D
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lavonia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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