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I apologize to everyone for all the long long years of my absence.  There has been a lot happening in my life that kept me from being in an artistic mood, being inspired, and overall lacking the will to share anything about myself, my art and my life due to these changes.  

Over the years I lost friends to new states, colleges, and even partners.  I went through social anxiety and depression, lost my best friend through it to another state and then she stopped communicating with me as she herself fell into a depression.  My art and drawing and exploring my artistic expression disappeared.  Depression is a killer and it kills your passion.  Art and design, sewing, being creative completely withered from my life while i suffered some of the hardest days of my life.

Though there have been bad things, there are good things that come from this.  I found myself again in ball joint dolls and my drawing and art blossomed again with inspiration.  Rather than being a victim of depression and anxiety I fought to get better.  I went through a rough long year of therapy with an amazing therapist and got on meds to help balance the chemical issues I had.  I got an amazing job where I easily was promoted within to supervisor of graphic design and production of a small starter company which is doing really well.  I met a wonderful man through my subtle roleplay adventures into Second Life.  This turned out to be the man that came to Colorado from North Carolina and started a new life with me.  He promised to marry me... and on my birthday Oct. 17 he went down on one knee and presented a ring in front of my family and people at Jared to fulfill this promise to marry me.  We are still struggling in life despite both living with family, but we are happy and very much in love.  

This comes to the next part...  I am officially coming back to DA.  I have long since missed sharing my art, and my expressions with anyone and everyone whoever be the person who loves what I do or just being a fan of me in general.  This place... Deviant Art... proved to be a huge part of my life.  I realized how much I missed it.  Depression took my expression away from me, and I am going to do my very best to bring it back to life.  

First and foremost, I apologize to all the people who have come and gone in this group, have been left confused and had no idea what was going on.  I promise to properly control this group as it should be and make sure everyone is happy how things go etc.ect....

Enough of my rambling!  I hope to see more action in here now that I am back.  I will think of new ways to getting people active again, but for now I am just going to throw out love and hugs!

Sincerely,
Co Founder -  Jamiesama <3
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drfink09 Featured By Owner May 7, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I decided to design enamel pins with my art on them and they are live!

This is something really exciting that I have wanted for a long, long time and they are now available for you to purchase. I will post the link below for the "Alien Blood" enamel pins that I had made through WizardPins. They turned out really well, so don't fret about the quality of them. They are 1" hard enamel pins with a rubber clasp backing. Pins are iron/zinc alloy and are the perfect accessory for jackets, bags, hats, lanyards, or whatever else you might want. 
Shipping is included in the price, so you don't have to worry about all of that either. The first 20 orders get a free sticker! Every order comes with a handwritten note as well as 10% of every sale being donated to The Trevor Project. Enjoy! 

Check out the link here!

www.ebay.com/itm/Alien-Blood-A…
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Yesterdays-Paper Featured By Owner Edited Sep 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :wave:
I have a large collection of photos of vintage postcards in my gallery dating from 1910s - 1970s and many of Colorado, a place that I love very much!

Have a looksie - everything is keyworded so search for #Colorado #deltiology and you'll get it all :) All are free to use stock or reference, too, no credit req.

Colorado Columbine by Yesterdays-Paper   

Vintage Colorado - Cog Train at Pikes Peak Summit by Yesterdays-Paper  
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FabulaPhoto Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Deviations expired, is this group still active?
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tacodoqqu Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Meep, Colorado Springs kiddo here! So I have to apply myself? Lol I have an iPhone and it's hard to apply
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VikingTalon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful photography.
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inkednativedesigns Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Colorado native here :) thanks for accepting me!
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kyGemm Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Just moved to the Loveland area from Kentucky. It really is beautiful here! 
I'd love to make new friends and meet new people!
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Artylier Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014   Digital Artist
moved here from florida to go to school and now living here in broomfield for about a year, and found this group. :)
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Katy-L-Wood Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
If anyone happens by, I'm having a sale on commissions to help me move out of the Denver area because I'm in a not very good situation at the moment. All info can be found here: katara-alchemist.deviantart.co…
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ATOME5280 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
new to deviantART, trying to expand beyond just a pencil and paper..... Nice to see there are a lot of people from my home state here
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