Back in Action

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By fishcapades
Sorry I haven't been posting for the last few... five... months.  I've been having some problems mostly relating to hormones and depression and the end result was that I was feeling very nervous about posting any new images, and didn't want to put myself out there very much.  I think I'm coming out the other side (mostly), so I'm gonna start putting up some of the commissions I've been doing in the meantime (and thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to everyone who commissioned me during this time and was patient--I know I was being very, very slow about them) and seeing if I can get a bit of my groove back.

I love you guys!  And I'm really wanting to get back to enjoying illustration--it hasn't been easy lately, but I do love it, and I want it to be something that's relaxing again.
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anotherartgeek's avatar
:encouragement knuckles: You do good work. I look forward to seeing more of it!
Koshindou's avatar
Glad to see you (digitally speaking) back again - your presence and artwork was missed. :)
shiftingpath's avatar
I hope you'll be feeling much better soon! If you ever need to chat or just feel like hanging out I've got skype (under this same name) and would love to talk with you! You're really great and I'm happy to get to see your work!
fishcapades's avatar
Awww... thank you!  That's super sweet, and I may do so... although Skype is still kind of a mystery to me.  It may take me a bit to figure out how to make it work.
Kittysan101's avatar
Sorry to hear about your troubles, but i'm glad that you're feeling better now.
I hope you continue smoothly on the road to recovery.
Love the new artwork btw ^___~
fishcapades's avatar
Me too!  And I'm sorry I hadn't posted a lot of this before... but I think I've mostly gotten over the anxiety that came up every time I thought about posting them.
Kittysan101's avatar
No need to apologise. You should only ever post things up when you feel good and ready too. People love your artwork, so they'll just be happy whenever you upload something, regardless of the time difference between uploads. Look after you own wellbeing first and foremost.

I have to say I kinda like you uploading them alltogether. It was nice to suddenly get to enjoy so much of your art pop up in my inbox. But I digress.

Always take care of yourself first and foremost. I'm glad you're feeling mostly better.
kailan's avatar
Aww hon, I'm sorry you've been feeling bad. :c If you ever want to talk or anything, drop me a note. <3
fishcapades's avatar
Thank you for the offer, I'm doing better now, but I'll definitely do so if I start backsliding a bit..  ^_^ 
Rungok's avatar
If you ever need to vent about stuff or just  chat I'm also available for conversation. I appreciate you being honest with me about what happened to the commission, and understand life can sometimes hijack you.
fishcapades's avatar
Thank you for being so understanding with the commission, I super appreciate it.  <3  I will totally take you up on that if I start going downhill again.
Rungok's avatar
Good. You have people around you who are going through all manner of things and have been where you were too.

My dad says there's nothing new under the sun. I personally have been massively depressed though admittedly not from an iud, since I lack the organs to make that happen. ;) But still, the feelings are very intense, and very, very real. You have people who can listen to you and even if the distance of the digital sea would prevent me from physically giving you a shoulder to cry on, I have been there and know the value of a friend in those times.
fishcapades's avatar
Awww, thank you, that really means a lot.  I'm very lucky to have a super understanding bunch of friends here, but it's amazingly touching to know that there are others out there who would help me with this stuff. <3
Rungok's avatar
You're absolutely welcome. You have my personal email, so you can message me anytime you want. Or if you want I can note you my fb page and you can actually chat with me should ever our schedules align and we're both online at the same time. Unless, you know, you don't FB. Then we can do something else.
SketchingDragon's avatar
If you ever need an unbiased stranger to talk/vent to just let me know, sorry to hear about your troubles and looking forward to your upcoming artwork :)
fishcapades's avatar
Oh, thank you!  I've got another three or four that I'll probably post over the next week.  It's really kind of you to offer to listen, but I'm doing pretty okay.  I got an IUD last year that realllllly messed with my mental state and I'm 99% sure it's the cause of all the problems I've been running into--and I'm getting it out in a few weeks, so yay!  Until then, I'm just trying to get myself back on track a little better.
SketchingDragon's avatar
IUD's are crazy, I never hear good things about them :( but I can understand that those medications both oral and um... non-oral? mess with you. I have a billion zits to prove it :/ 

Well I'm here if you need me or what have you :) 
fishcapades's avatar
Yeah... I'm not quite sure what I'm going to use as an alternative yet, but I've been doing some research into it and hopefully will have something figured out by then!
SketchingDragon's avatar
I use Ortho Micronor, it doesn't mess with my mood but I'm breaking out like crazy (however no lady time is worth the trade off though) the only thing about it is you have to remember to take it at the same time everyday. 
fishcapades's avatar
Ooh, I will look into that.  No lady time on the IUD was awesome... but that is really the only part I'll miss.
SketchingDragon's avatar
I finished your Contessa Sketch, hopefully you like it. 
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