BIG LIFE CHANGES!
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Published: June 3, 2013
YES... BIG CHANGES ABOUND!

I'm pregnant!  And this is not just something I've found out recently... I'm actually about 16 weeks along.  This is something I've wanted for a while and I'm quite excited.  The baby is growing fast and seems to be doing quite well!

I've also decided to take a break from the industry.  I've worked as an artist/animator for a small company for 7 years, but have decided to take some much needed time off to relax a bit and prepare for the little one.  I'd like to return to the industry again someday... but for now I want to focus on being a mom.  I may do a bit of freelance/contract work in my spare time though!

While these are huge life changes, I still intend on being the same ol' Katie and drawing the sorts of things I've always enjoyed drawing.  So thanks to all of you for sticking with me and watching my art...  YOU'RE ALL AWESOME. :heart:
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DaneBainbridge's avatar
Congratulations. Glad to hear it. Will this change the tone of your drawings in any way?
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Katie-W|Professional
Thanks!

My tone of drawing? I don't really know what my tone is in the first place considering the spectrum of things I enjoy. But no, I don't see why I would change what I draw? Other than the fact that I won't have a lot of time to draw in the beginning, ha.
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DaneBainbridge's avatar
I guess what I meant was: do you think after you have the baby will your drawings be geared more toward a younger audience? Do you think being a mother will change you as an artist?
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Katie-W's avatar
Katie-W|Professional
I'm not going to give up my identity and everything I enjoy because I'm a mom. That seems ridiculous. I won't share a piece of art with my kid if I feel it's inappropriate for their age... But I don't feel a majority of what I draw is wildly inappropriate for kids in the first place.
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Kurumi-Lover|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh!! Congratulations to you, Katie ; v ; That's awesome news!!
I'm sure they'll be sad to see you go at the studio, but one day you'll be back c:
But seriously, congratulations again! c:
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Katie-W|Professional
Thanks very much!
I've been doing a teeny bit of contract work for my old studio... but it's been nice to take an overall break. It'll be an adventure to have a new job as being a Mom. XD
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Kurumi-Lover|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwh, that's good, at least you're staying in contact ; u ;
The break is probably really nice though~
If you don't mind me asking, how far along are you now (since you were keeping it on the DL before haha)
I'm sure it's so exciting ; v ;
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Katie-W|Professional
I'm currently over 5 months now! Baby will probably come in November.
It's very exciting and also surreal! The baby sure is kickin' around a lot now.
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dootchan's avatar
one last question. May I make and send you a Bebe blanket? :) I'd love the honor.
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Katie-W|Professional
I would be very honored to receive one! <3 Thank you so much for the offer... I just don't want your hands to fall off. XD Ben and I have moved though, so if you'd like to send something, just lemme know!
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dootchan's avatar
Phew... I'm about halfway done with a full crib quilt. haha. I've never quilted before! :D  having to move on short notice has kinda thrown a wrench in the gears of progress, but I'll be back to it soon enough.
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Katie-W|Professional
Whaaat! WOW! That is crazy awesome of you! I'm sure it looks fabulous. You certainly didn't have to go to all that trouble, but I do appreciate it. :) I don't know what I'll be able to do in return!
Btw, found out I'm having a little girl!
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dootchan's avatar
congratulations, my friend XD

... everyone's having babies right now x_x
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Katie-W|Professional
Thank ya. Haha... I didn't know it was a fad at the moment?
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dootchan's avatar
It apparently is for people I know.
Makes my hands tired! ;)
I gotta say, I'm not big on babies, I don't know what to do with them, I'm like omfg wat is this thing I'm going to break it! But I love -things for babies-, they get the cutest stuff. I'm jealous, I want embroidered rocket ships and dinosaurs on my clothes!
I gotta ask all the questions now!
Do you know/will you find out the sex or are you gonna wait? :D
Are you going like, the theme route for decor/goodies?
Got name ideas?!
I MUST KNOW.
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Katie-W|Professional
Actually, newborns are intimidating to me... but I think it will be different since it's my own child. When it's someone else's little one, it can make a person nervous. They're fragile, but also stronger than you think!
I'll know the gender on the 28th of this month! I've not really thought about themes as I'm not big into themed baby rooms. I just think something bright and cheerful is the way to go. :) I prefer to go the gender neutral route even after I learn the sex. Still working on names! I've always had trouble when it comes to naming. x_x
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azngrrl|Student Traditional Artist
Congratulations!!
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Katie-W|Professional
Thank you!
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TalkyMeat's avatar
Yayyyyy! Congratulations! Tiny wee brand new human beings are awesome!
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Katie-W|Professional
Thanks so much! :)
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NightCat97|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations!!! I'm sure you'll make a wonderful mother. :33
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Katie-W's avatar
Katie-W|Professional
Thank you so much! I will do my very best to be the best mother I can be!
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NightCat97's avatar
NightCat97|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just don't stress out yourself. :33
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Katie-W's avatar
Katie-W|Professional
That's certainly what I'm trying to do, haha. XD
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