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Sleeping Gems: Lapis
She curls around him, can't help clinging a little, remembering during the waves of her dreams how long she spent with no one. He's here with her, swaying in the unsteady bed, but she's the sturdiest she's been in millennia, here with the boy who saved her. Sleep, she now knows, can actually be restful, and if they were to tumble from this precarious place, she would take the fall a thousand times before she'd see him bruised.
Sleeping Gems: Peridot
Everything was calculated, and it manifested with perfection: this is the optimal sleeping hour, and he has eaten two cookies with milk and gotten drowsy, and they are dressed correctly, and it happened right on schedule. He beat her to dreamland, likely owing to practice, but she successfully followed him there. Now they're tucked in tidily, joyfully, and she's having another experience that's new to her. Because of him. It is as designed.
Sleeping Gems: Sapphire
She knows she can be cold, so she offers warmth that is not of herself. She loves that he can trust her, can see her care for him beneath the façade of emotionlessness that she wears to defend herself from when feelings are too much. She thinks, she thinks and sees so much about this boy, and here he is for this sliver of time, real in her lap, needing her knowledge and wisdom. Maybe he doesn't know how much she needs his oblivious cheer and his optimism. . . .
Sleeping Gems: Ruby
It wasn't planned, the nap, but that's the beauty of it--the feeling, giving in, slamming down, tuckering out. Side by side, they're impulsive creatures . . . she so old but still sometimes a bit childlike, he so young and yearning for more time to be a boy. They both need moments like these, where they take a BREAK from that intensity. She'll be there to go full steam again when he wakes.


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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Tampa, Florida
Personal Quote: Humans assume that God is as judgmental as they are.


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CetaSoul Featured By Owner Edited Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh I found you here! I've been watching your videos on youtube and they were all so wonderfully done! Thank you in particular for doing the overview on asexuality video. A friend I know who's on here (RogueRanger, check him out if you'd like) sent me the link to it to help me come out to my boyfriend (or ex..... take your pick). I've known I was asexual for a few months to two years but I've been questioning my romantic orientation lately. But based on past experiences I've settled on gray-heteroromantic

I have an alternate account made for asexuality awareness :iconaceawareness: if you'd like to take a look. It's nice to meet you!
swankivy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for this enthusiastic comment and I'm so glad you liked my work! :) I wish you all the best with your ace adventures.
CetaSoul Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks you too. What are your plans for celebrating asexuality awareness week? Also, do you have Instagram?
swankivy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't really do much besides participating in a video hangout and writing a few blogs. No, I don't have Instagram, sorry!
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SkeyeStorm Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
cosartmic Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student General Artist
I am so happy you're on deviantart! I found out about you from the (A) sexual documentary. I've been watching your youtube videos ever since!
I just wanted to say thanks for making your asexual awareness youtube videos. Oh, also I think you're a great artist. I have yet to check out your stuff! 
swankivy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for checking me out. :D :D
cosartmic Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome. I hope to see you upload more stuff on here soon! :D
Espeonature Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Found you via the (A)sexual documentary! I love your channel and dA. =D
swankivy Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Neat, thanks for checking me out. :)
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