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Cooper, my catgator............. by cddmanful Cooper, my catgator............. :iconcddmanful:cddmanful 12 43 Pink!  Contest entry for BudgieBoo by cddmanful Pink! Contest entry for BudgieBoo :iconcddmanful:cddmanful 11 37
          I walk, and sameness 
weighs on me--the same gray sameness....
Then I turn a new corner-

          And in a spark of newness,
All becomes full of color, and light, and fresh air again!
The weight is lifted.....
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Colored 'Faraway Song' Lineart by MizuuHime by cddmanful Colored 'Faraway Song' Lineart by MizuuHime :iconcddmanful:cddmanful 16 19 Finn and Jake! Art Trade for TheOliveThief14 by cddmanful Finn and Jake! Art Trade for TheOliveThief14 :iconcddmanful:cddmanful 10 15 Like a Jurassic Sir!.... by cddmanful Like a Jurassic Sir!.... :iconcddmanful:cddmanful 7 18 Totoro Waits by cddmanful Totoro Waits :iconcddmanful:cddmanful 3 14 Guu Dance by cddmanful Guu Dance :iconcddmanful:cddmanful 4 5 Sweet Guu sketch by cddmanful Sweet Guu sketch :iconcddmanful:cddmanful 0 0 Don't laugh--my first deviaton! Real Guu by cddmanful Don't laugh--my first deviaton! Real Guu :iconcddmanful:cddmanful 2 14


Sage by griffsnuff Sage :icongriffsnuff:griffsnuff 1,089 33 RUz-Bday-8 by phation RUz-Bday-8 :iconphation:phation 380 21 Winter Escape Post by yuumei Winter Escape Post :iconyuumei:yuumei 3,668 61 Doux Sentiments Floraux - Roses et Violettes by Yesterdays-Paper Doux Sentiments Floraux - Roses et Violettes :iconyesterdays-paper:Yesterdays-Paper 18 3
Grief Isn't Easy
I remembering crying in the auditorium of my school when I was in junior high. My grandmother had just died.
I remember the shock when my mom told me that my great-grandmother had died. She was 103... I had half-believed that she would live forever. I was at work when I found out; can't cry in front of customers. Don't cry in front of customers. Can't. Don't. I can't stop.
I remember trying to cry shortly after I graduated high school when my grandmother's sister died. I struggled, because I didn't feel I had the right to mourn her, no matter how much I loved her.
I remember struggling to hold back tears, and yet the struggle to allow myself to cry was just as real, at the funeral of her husband a few years later. His health failed after his wife died. She was everything to him.
I remember the disbelief when I heard my uncle, my mom's younger brother, had died. He had suffered a heart attack, but had come back stronger than ever. Years had past. And yet... it was another, out-of-nowher
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Morning commute by snatti89 Morning commute :iconsnatti89:snatti89 862 18 Procreate sketch by PascalCampion Procreate sketch :iconpascalcampion:PascalCampion 401 11 Good night kiss by PascalCampion Good night kiss :iconpascalcampion:PascalCampion 343 23 couch by PascalCampion couch :iconpascalcampion:PascalCampion 342 13 Just a like a walk in the park. by PascalCampion Just a like a walk in the park. :iconpascalcampion:PascalCampion 589 12 Winter night walk. by PascalCampion Winter night walk. :iconpascalcampion:PascalCampion 957 38 Allright. Let's get this going. by PascalCampion Allright. Let's get this going. :iconpascalcampion:PascalCampion 686 15 Anne the Archer by IngvardtheTerrible Anne the Archer :iconingvardtheterrible:IngvardtheTerrible 9 2 I Want To Be Fluffy Post by yuumei I Want To Be Fluffy Post :iconyuumei:yuumei 4,272 58
8D 2018 has now gone WOOOSH its time for the best number 9 to take over! Hope you all had a great year and will have an awesome new year!
2018 for me was a huge year! I reconnected with 90% of my family, hung out with so many of them and met some new members of the family as well! I also spent more time with my siblings and parents this year than I've done in 10 years combined.  My 2006 Tablet finally decided to cave so I bought a new tablet! Wacom Intuos  8D its a great tablet!
2018 was the summer from hell! IT WAS SO HOT, but I survived once again! It was also the year I started bullet journaling! thanks to StyxLady  Which I am still doing 8D It is so much fun to track everything, and for the first time in my life track my sleep pattern and see that it's not even caffeine or sugar that affects it. For the first time in over 10 years I am Energy drink addition free! I quit them in November, and I even was able to quit Caffeine altogether! Now I can start over with a mu
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Time loot December + January - Silvy by Toasty-BBs Time loot December + January - Silvy :icontoasty-bbs:Toasty-BBs 4 0


One of the beautiful parts of this work is actually below it! *Siripikan always thoughtfully researches and tells us about her work--mu...

How supremely appropriate to the current Christmas season! A perfect Chinese approach to the feelings of Christmas, with the red color ...

This is a very nice icon design! It has a very clean visual appearance, and perfect eye-animation! This character position is unique an...


cddmanful has started a donation pool!
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I would like to try to obtain a premium membership for a while, and the amazing uchuubranko suggested this way, so I am going for it!

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  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?     

  2. What does your username mean?   Nothing mysterious~~it's an ancient password from a job I had years ago, turned into a username with '-ful' added on, as suggested for username from YouTube....

  3. Describe yourself in three words. Old, Stubborn, Romantic

  4. Are you left or right handed?   Right

  5. What was your first deviation?  Don't laugh--my first deviaton! Real Guu by cddmanful done on a scrap of newsprint with a lining by a ballpoint pen.... :iconembarrassingplz:

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?  Traditional drawing--done rather badly  :iconblushingplz:

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?  Animation

  8. What was your first favourite?   Ponyo : Ship Shape by staticwind   I'm a huge :iconponyoplz: fan--did not know anyone on dA yet then.... :)

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most? Traditional drawing

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?  uchuubranko  !!

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?    uchuubranko  !!

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life? The entire community has encouraged me to come out of my shell more, and make new, very close friends, and learn to be daring with my art and my life.  I would straight-up not have become married as I am now, without DeviantArt....

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art? Pencil, art eraser, good colored pencils

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?  My living room table...

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?  The first artist that made a piece of art just for me!  

  • Playing: on my lappy
  • Eating: KitKat minis
  • Drinking: Flavored water~~~


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traveling-Bard Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the :+fav: on Grief Isn't Easy.
Scuterr Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Professional General Artist
~(ouo)~ long time, no talk :D how have you been??
cddmanful Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm doing pretty darn good! I married a wonderful woman almost 5 years ago and I am loving her more each dayIn love ! Not much artz coming from me ATM, but then, there never was lol ld cowboy leo 
Scuterr Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
Awww that is so lovely to hear!!! <3 I'm so happy for you!!! :D :D

haha yeah XD I was on art hiatus for a while there too, been getting back into the swing of it the last year or so! ^0^
cddmanful Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen that! Lots of good stuff 😊
wren2002 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou by wren2002  so much for Watching me!!Heart Heart 
cddmanful Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!😁
benitezdk Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Hi! cddmanful :wave:   ..... ThanX! .....  :hug:  ...
cddmanful Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wiggly text - You're Welcome 
FaerieWarrior Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the llama =3
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