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Going to make use of my Tumblr Blog

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 2:17 PM

Going to start using my tumblr blog more:
Oooh, how pretty!

Doing a bit better.  My adrenals have been shot.  I've had my heart racing and a lot of weakness and passing out.  I'm now getting better nutrition (pumping in vitamins) and making sure I get a better balance on foods.  Going to have to wait to heal some, but hopefully it explains why things have been so bad and things will get better.

<3 You All.

[Counting Constellations.]

[Cosmic Gardens.]

[Stamp Collection]


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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ImRandall Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Photographer

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

Lore-Studio Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just so you know, your art is beautiful. :)
lavonia Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :huggle:
BrianMPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the FAVE!
skylite-compass Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the watch and favs!
Yassnuts Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
wow, beautiful work!
thank you for the favourite (:
lavonia Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
ShelbiNikol Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014   Photographer
Lovely work!
lavonia Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
BEAS6666 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Me encanta tu trabajo, no dejes de soñar para crear más imágenes hermosas.Deviation love 
lavonia Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Gracias! :huggle:
esotericfool Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your style is amazing, count me as a watcher and a fan from now on....
lavonia Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
MARLUXIA24 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Beautiful Drawing! You are amazing! :)
lavonia Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.  :hug:
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