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Journal Entry: Thu Oct 16, 2014, 5:25 PM


I had originally posted a bunch to Instagram and then set them to post to Deviantart, not very good photos.  I went back and edited the following images to be clearer. Didn't want to delete and re-upload, so I just went into edit and added the updated image.  So they will not show up in your feeds.

Stargazer by lavonia Origin of the Species by lavonia Transparency by lavonia
Spector Final Varnish. by lavonia Tin Man Final Varnish by lavonia Hollow: Work in Progress by lavonia
Jem ::Digital:: by lavonia Stargazer Lily Drawing by lavonia Transparency First Paint Layers by lavonia

P.S.  I'm feeling better.  I am still moving slowly, but you should see more stuff toward the end of the year.  

[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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:iconleviatan-666:
LEVIATAN-666 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Lovely work,bonito trabajo.Hug 
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:iconlavonia:
lavonia Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Muchas gracias, mi amigo.  :hug:
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:iconleviatan-666:
LEVIATAN-666 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Sherlock Holmes Hug 
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:iconjustcallmemike:
justcallmemike Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Absolutely amazing workks ... :D
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:iconlavonia:
lavonia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconimaginata:
Imaginata Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Your work is really lovely :)
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:iconlavonia:
lavonia Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for stopping by to say such kind words.  :hug:
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Imaginata Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
No problem :)
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ImRandall Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Photographer

Thank you so much for the fav.. If you can coment I aprecciate even more. Anyway, thank you again :dummy: 

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Lore-Studio Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just so you know, your art is beautiful. :)
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:iconlavonia:
lavonia Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :huggle:
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BrianMPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the FAVE!
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skylite-compass Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the watch and favs!
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Yassnuts Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
wow, beautiful work!
thank you for the favourite (:
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:iconlavonia:
lavonia Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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