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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: lavoniamorris.tumblr.com/
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.]




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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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:iconimrandall:
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: 

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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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:iconbrianmphotography:
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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:iconshelbinikol:
ShelbiNikol Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014   Photographer
Lovely work!
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:iconlavonia:
lavonia Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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BEAS6666 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Me encanta tu trabajo, no dejes de soñar para crear más imágenes hermosas.Deviation love 
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:iconlavonia:
lavonia Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Gracias! :huggle:
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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....
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:iconlavonia:
lavonia Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:huggle:
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:iconmarluxia24:
MARLUXIA24 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Beautiful Drawing! You are amazing! :)
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:iconlavonia:
lavonia Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.  :hug:
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