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Pocket Painting - Standing Stones by zaionczyk Pocket Painting - Standing Stones :iconzaionczyk:zaionczyk 7 2 Pocket Painting - Roots by zaionczyk Pocket Painting - Roots :iconzaionczyk:zaionczyk 7 1 Pocket Painting - Ant by zaionczyk Pocket Painting - Ant :iconzaionczyk:zaionczyk 7 2 cupcake island at twilight by zaionczyk cupcake island at twilight :iconzaionczyk:zaionczyk 11 2 Door to nowhere by zaionczyk Door to nowhere :iconzaionczyk:zaionczyk 9 2 Pocket Painting - leafy road by zaionczyk Pocket Painting - leafy road :iconzaionczyk:zaionczyk 9 0 Pocket Painting - Sunny road by zaionczyk Pocket Painting - Sunny road :iconzaionczyk:zaionczyk 7 0 Pocket Painting - Waterfall by zaionczyk Pocket Painting - Waterfall :iconzaionczyk:zaionczyk 15 6 Pocket Painting - Forest River by zaionczyk Pocket Painting - Forest River :iconzaionczyk:zaionczyk 9 1 Pocket Painting - Winter by zaionczyk Pocket Painting - Winter :iconzaionczyk:zaionczyk 6 1 Oonah by zaionczyk Oonah :iconzaionczyk:zaionczyk 30 11 Count Martin Stuart by zaionczyk Count Martin Stuart :iconzaionczyk:zaionczyk 6 2 Dragon and Bunny by zaionczyk Dragon and Bunny :iconzaionczyk:zaionczyk 10 6 Kiria by zaionczyk Kiria :iconzaionczyk:zaionczyk 12 3 Kitty and Racoonie by zaionczyk Kitty and Racoonie :iconzaionczyk:zaionczyk 6 2 Pippi by zaionczyk Pippi :iconzaionczyk:zaionczyk 16 2

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The thing with depression is that it never really goes away.  It's like a virus - ready to surface when you're already worn down and stressed out. Always in your system, sometimes active, sometimes dormant.  Good days, bad days. 
As artists, depression is a roommate we can never get rid of, but one we do have to learn to live with.
The past year or two have been stressful for me and I've gone through plenty of changes in my life.  That has killed much my inspiration, motivation and creativity.  However, I think that things are starting to bloom again for me.

I've been practicing all forms of positive thought, exercising methods of letting go of negative thoughts and trying to not dwell on the past, and embracing the present and being thankful in it.  Combining those with having gone through a long harsh winter, I think my muse is finally starting to come out of hibernation.  Little by little, I'm sketching again.  Painting pennies and working on other creative projects seem to help breathe fresh new life into my creativity and I feel like I WANT to do more. 

Patience is key, however.  I'm nervous about trying too much too soon and scaring away my shy muse back into hiding and burnout. 

Thankfully there are other alternatives available to me at this point.  I've got a voice studio all set up now for recording relaxation and hypnosis mp3s.  Talking doesn't take too much creative thought - at least not the same type of thinking that visual art uses.
I've also been working in other crafting forms of art lately as well.  Not sure what will come of it all, but it's fun to experiment.

In between projects, I'll be watching things that inspire me.  Agents of SHEILD, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (and reading the comics), and I've gotten the box set of Fraggle Rock.  The theory is - more happiness and inspiration going in, the more happiness and inspiration will come out!

I hope that Spring and new life have come to you all as well. 
  • Listening to: the 80's on 8
  • Reading: My Little Pony comics
  • Watching: Fraggle Rock
  • Eating: PB&J
  • Drinking: milk


Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I like to draw for fun and for some side pocket money. All my art is old-school pen/marker/paper - I'm so not digital-savvy. My favorite subject matter to draw is stuff that is really cute, pretty, colorful or funny... preferably all of those things at once.


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kellydewinter Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2018
Hello Sue-Chan;

Just checking in to see how you are doing ? Hoping you are doing well with your depression. Also hope yu have had an enjoyable summer.

zaionczyk Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice to hear from you!  I've been doing alright and having more good days than bad.  Just got back from DragonCon and had a lot of fun, and will be hopefully starting some new creative projects in the next few weeks.  
Thank you so much for checking in and being so thoughtful! <3  you're so sweet.
How've you been?
SuperSupper111 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
Hello! :D Are you currently taking requests at this time? I had a Star Trek related idea, but I figured it would be best to ask first just to make sure you're ok with them.
zaionczyk Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not taking commissions right now, but I do appreciate you asking!  Just curious, what is your idea?
SuperSupper111 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018
Thank you very much! :D I'm really sorry for replying so late. :( I'm a little worried my idea might be a bit too weird, but here's what I was thinking of! :D I was thinking of a cute/funny picture of Lieutenant Talas from Star Trek: Enterprise… where she accidentally loses her clothes (could be due to a mishap with a transporter, or any other idea's you can think of. I'd totally be happy with any ideas you come up with! :D ) revealing her underwear. I was thinking her underwear could look a bit like this :D but I also thought it would be cute if there were hearts printed on her underwear as well! :D
zaionczyk Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute idea!  I hope you find an artist open to taking commissions for that right now!  Like I said above, I'm not available to take commissions right now, but good luck to you!
RDishon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy, slightly belated, birthday!
zaionczyk Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  and happy almost birthday to you as well!
MexiGojira Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday!
zaionczyk Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!
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