Death of a fellow deviant =( and a general update

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The first thing I need to talk about is the death of my tattoo artist and friend, Shawn Titus, also known as Wikked.  WikkedOne was one of us, a deviant. He passed away unexpectedly on July 14th :tears:. He was 45 years old. I'd appreciate it if any of you that are taking the time to read this could spread the word, and ask your watchers to spread the word so that he can be remembered through us. Shawn was a wonderful, kindhearted man that always had a smile. Shawn, you may be gone but will never be forgotten. ((wavin))

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
- Mary Elizabeth Frye

Me, doing what I Love, Betty.. by WikkedOne Dark Clown Acrylic... by WikkedOne Carlzon's Portrait... by WikkedOne Andies fallen Angel... by WikkedOne Medusa, base blackline an Grey by WikkedOne Fallen... by WikkedOne Angel Cover up 2... by WikkedOne

And now for some happier news...

I am now officially an Activity Manager over at :icontheartofmanipulation:! Whoo-hoo! The group has recently been taken over by the lovely and talented TriZiana and we're in the process of revamping everything.michelle--renee and I are putting together several cool ideas for group activities, so if you're into photomanipulation, check us out! We rock :headbang:

I have finally (officially) decided to divorce my husband (who is in prison if you didn't know). Now I've got to go to the court building and find out how exactly one goes about getting divorced and what it's going to cost me. Although this is a good thing, and long overdue, I can't help but feel a little like a piece of shit for doing it while he is in prison. Also, I'm happy to be getting divorced. I feel...relief and a sense of renewal. But at the same time I am sad that I have to get divorced. I still love my husband. I always will. I just am to the point where no matter how much I want him to change and want things to work out, realistically I know it's not very likely to happen. Even if he did stay clean when he gets out of prison, I don't think we can salvage our marriage. We've been through too much. I've been through too much, and while I can forgive, I can't forget. With no trust or belief in him, it won't work. So I'm moving on. =D :tears: :shrug:

I just got back from vacation! *shakes butt* I had sooo much fun! It was so nice to get away from Ohio! My best friend and I went to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. It is BEAUTIFUL down there! I want to live there!!! We went to the amusement park and rode roller coasters sta.sh/01ey3lm22cqo (woo-hoo) LOL I'm an adrenaline junkie. Went to the Hollywood Wax Museum where I grabbed Brad Pitt's crotch sta.sh/02fa2xwrlk5d haha . I went to the Titanic Museum, that was cool sta.sh/012yrl9rbo4e . We went to this place called the Dixie Stampede for a dinner show - sat in a big arena and watched stunt performed on horses. We went up in the Smoky Mountains, hiked, took photos sta.sh/01trcnz2gxkx , and played in the river. We also got some old time photos done , dressed up as floozies sta.sh/0gqjid89o7h and got to feel sexy sta.sh/01syosq0d6o9 LOL. Other than that, just went swimming and relaxed =)

Now I'm back home in Ohio and back to reality. *that just made me think of that song from the 90's*
youtu.be/TB54dZkzZOY

I'm excited about helping plan activities for TheArtOfManipulation but at the same time I'm feeling a bit in an artistic funk. I spent so much time on my last traditional drawing that I'm feeling burnt out on drawing right now. With photomanips, I have so many ideas floating around in my head, but when I try to make them reality it just doesn't go right. It doesn't look the way I want it to, the way I see it in my mind. And that's soooooo frustrating that I just haven't been doing anything. I open a WIP in photoshop and just stare at it. Then I close it because I just don't know what to do to make it match the vision in my head. =(

Ok. Small feature time.

Digital Art:

Depersonalization by JesterDae The Sacrifice by m-AliceM The bird by jorgeremmy Cone Ambition by NaBHaN Destination : Ingenstans by Morphine-Cloud

Traditional:

Waiting by shimoda7 Alive again by KainTheVampireLord Redhead Girl - Ballpoint Pen by VianaArts Metamorphosis by ffnana

Photography:

Dirt Don't Hurt by welcometothegray Regen by Malleni-Stock Sitting, Waiting, Wishing... by KCostaPhotography :thumb296066863:
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campbell69's avatar
Thanks for posting this I just found out yesterday . I'm shocked and sad. Trying to hold back my tears .