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Art, Writing, Etsy, Life Update!

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 30, 2016, 12:31 PM

Throwing this up even though I feel like my journals don't get read anyway. Just gonna write a big update. :la:

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Art got pushed to the backburner a bit this month, and I didn't really have much to share. I was extremely lucky to have some great illustration commissions, but they're unshareable for a couple reasons. I have a couple new pieces posted on FA; be aware they're NSFW. Haven't really drawn anything new in about a week. Ooops.

I've also been feeling like my art has stagnated, but at the same time I know how much I've improved this year. It's weird. But I got realllly burnt out for a while there, and I'm struggling to relearn the same joy I once had about my art pre-2014. Where I am mentally often impacts my art. I don't usually create my best when I'm feeling down. I tend to get down about the art itself, which sucks, at least lately. I also feel kinda isolated on dA, or lost. When I don't post art, I feel forgotten. :hmm:

If anyone could, I'd LOVE to get a few solid, helpful critiques because I normally know how to improve, but I've gotten to a point where I'm not as sure about what to do besides just draw. So, just lots of things that feel like they're getting in the way of me creating. This includes periodic trouble with disabled pen pressure on my tablet, but that's the least of my issues, lol. :B

But, please hit me up for commissions. I did raise my prices a bit and included PayPal fees in the prices. I've also started using Paint Tool and LOVE IT. :)

W R I T I N G: I had a new short story published! And I've also been working on putting new stuff on I will get "I Would Do Anything" up eventually, probably sometime this year. Or at least that's what I'd like.

E T S Y: I've really been hitting my Etsy shop hard in an effort to bring in more sales. It's frustrating, though, because I don't know where to find the people outside of Etsy to bring them in, and I'm not the best at social media promotion. At all. But what I have been doing to promote on Etsy doesn't seem like it's going in the wrong direction at least. Adding new things to the shop in the next week.……

I also started an instagram account! I will be slow to update it because I have to borrow smartphones, but I'd appreciate some follows. It will be dedicated to my jewelry. I don't have one for my art yet. I'll try to share some stuff on my Shembre facebook page about the shop updates.

I'm also helping :iconashwolf-forever: with her book project "Mask of the Dragon." She's hoping to have it out sometime soon, but there's no set date. I think it's pretty awesome, and that not just because I'm on the editing side of things. She has some stuff for it still on her page, but she will delete it before the release.

L I F E:

I don't post a lot of this kind of stuff anywhere usually, but wanted to post something now because it's become a pervasive issue for me. I've had rough patches that cycle through about every 4 months I've noticed, and I don't know if it's related to my hormones or the seasons, but it sucks. :B It dulls my personality a lot and leaves me feeling dead in the water because everything I want to get done takes so much longer. Early March was very rough, BUUUUT this week is the first week I've felt at least 80% or better pretty much every day all day, so I've been trying to get as much done as I can because I feel better. It does bother me a lot that I push hard with my art and etsy shop but don't really get anywhere it feels like. Maybe in hindsight this will just be a little roadbump.

The next few months could be... interesting... financially, but hopefully not bad.

My boyfriend is also hunting for a place to live where I can also live with him, so that's wonderful. He's a tech in the same school district we attended and we have our fingers crossed that he will go full-time this summer. I know he doesn't like to get his hopes too high, but I think he has a pretty good shot. He's a better people-person than I am, and I love that. I'll update about moving stuff when it is a sure thing.

<3 <3 <3

  • Reading: Dreams of Joy
  • Watching: PBS
  • Drinking: lemon water


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Writer. Artist. I considered going to art school, but the self-improvement route was cheaper. Instead I got a B.A. in English Writing. My favorite part of writing is when a character takes over their story and becomes almost sentient. When I'm drawing, my favorite part of an illustration is doing the lining and shading.

I'm a very introverted person. I am trying to be more social, though! I tend to tire out easily when it comes to people, so I don't get to 100% of my messages. I do read every one of them, though.


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Phantassel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the faves hahdksjdj <3 Shem, you're so sweet!!! :iconlovesplz:
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Thank you for the great new art, we love it!
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:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

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Happy Birthday~~ Hopefully you're taking some time to take care of yourself on today of all days~ :cake::dance:
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Hey, this is Teamvalor here.

Come checkout my Literature/Fanficiton I've posted: HP: Padfoot's Next Adventure: Kanto. A Pokemon and Harry Potter Crossover story, and tell me what you think of it, when you get free time, that is.

Be Blessed and have a great day! :)

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Hey, will you take a look at my writing when you get the chance. I posted it from my other site at It's a crossover between The Lion King/Naruto. Just when you get any free time, and let me know what you think.

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