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Hey, guys!

It's... been a while. I'm just kind of going to get right to it, and a lot of you are probably going to hate me in a second. :/

For the time being, I'm going to have to quit DA. I no longer have access to a computer that I can do art on, and I also no longer have the time. When I was doing art regularly, I was in a place where I was incredibly depressed, out of school, and unemployed. So I had all the time and all the passion I needed to bust out a ton of art on a regular basis. Now, however, I've got a full time job, I'm living in an environment where things are constantly moving and changing, and I find it hard to keep up. The only reason I could finally make time to write this out today is because I'm sick and had to take a day off. :( I know this is lame, and I really hate this, because I love you guys and I love doing art and I love posting it here, but I just can't do it right now.

So I know I owe you all a lot of art. Here's what I'm going to do: If you would like a refund, message me and I will give you a refund ASAP. I have a few things with my bank to work out, but I should be able to start doing refunds either this weekend or by November 15th at the latest. If you would like to wait, I will get your commissions done as soon as I have access to a computer again. Realistically, this could be several months from now... Potentially as late as April of next year. So I understand if you'd rather not wait. I will give you guys a while to respond to this yourselves, but commissioners I haven't heard from in about a week, I will message you personally to see where you stand. Just so no one gets left behind. I know not all of ya read these.

So, to summarize everything up, I am taking a break from DA. I just don't have the time or motivation. I will give refunds to those expecting art from me if they would like one. I am very sorry, and I hope you guys can forgive me.

I really do love you guys and I miss you a lot...

-LanieJ
Yikes, I guess my entire life decided to happen this month. 

A quick summary of what's been going on for the past month:

-The store I work at offered me my own department. It's been REALLY stressful and a TON of work, but at the same time, to have gotten a promotion this early in to the job, and it being my first job, I'm really proud of myself! Gives me hope!

-I finally made a definite plan to move out. I am packing on and off as I type and will be in my own space (with room mates :XD:) by next week. I've never lived on my own, so I am super nervous.

-I have hardly been able to get any art done, but I've been trying SO HARD to make time. I really hope things settle, because I'm going crazy.

-I can't speak about this one yet, but something that has been a HUGE part of my life is about to end, and I just found out about it earlier this week. I can post about it once the dust has settled, but it's really rattled me like a death in the family.

Life has been chaotic, and the fact that I found time to finally get on DA (I can't remember the last time I logged on) is saying something. I miss you guys so much, and I just want to DRAW. I won't lie, this next week I doubt I'll be on at all, but I might be able to post a piece on Saturday, or Sunday. Thank you so much for being patient with me. I know I've been the worst, and a huge flake. I really have been trying and I really am doing my best to find the time, but right now it just isn't available, and I am really sorry for that. 

I might have a bit of time at the end of the day to get back on and reply to some of you, but I can't make any promises.

Wish me luck, and I will be on as often as possible, but it will be pretty sporadic!


I love you guys.

-LanieJ
So, I really would like to talk this out... Keep in mind that I'm not trying to make excuses, I'm just explaining my thought process.

So, like the title says, I hit a cat while driving, yesterday. I was on my way to work, and it jumped out of nowhere before I had time to stop. I swerved, but I definitely felt the tires go over it. It was on a busy street, and I panicked. I stopped and checked in my mirror to see if it was moving, but someone had pulled up behind me and stopped their car to check on the cat. Here's where I messed up. I know I SHOULD have gotten out of the car, checked for tags, called a vet, SOMETHING, but I got really scared. I've dealt with a lot of abuse (mostly verbal), and I am absolutely terrified of conflict. If that person hadn't stopped, I would have gotten out, but the fact that someone else was there made me really nervous... So I kept driving. And I feel like the WORST person in the world. I mean, I know that's an exaggeration, but it's how I feel. I can't believe myself! I've stopped traffic to move a dumb bird out of the road for goodness sake, but I can't stop for a cat that I hit?! Of course, there was also the fact that I was late for work, which I won't lie about. They just lost a few employees and I KNOW my boss is on a short fuse, and like I said, I was really scared. I came back by after my shift to see if the cat had been moved, or if any of the houses still had their lights on so I could try and find the owner, but the cat was gone and all the houses were dark. I have no idea what to do. 

I know I can't blame myself for hitting the cat. There was literally nothing I could have done to change that. I'm more upset with the fact that I didn't get out of my car. I'm the jerk everyone talks about who can't even stop after hitting an animal. I'm that person

I'm hoping that the poor thing died on impact, and that it was a stray... I know that might sound terrible, but I just can't imagine losing one of my own cats that way. Of course, I'd probably be blaming myself for letting them roam around by a busy street, but a hit and run, regardless of what you've hit, is unacceptable and I don't know how to fix this. 

This isn't one of those situations where I can hold on to the fact that I did everything I could, because I didn't. 

Has this happened to any of you guys? I mean, have you ever had a similar experience? 

Ugh. I just wish I could go back in time and do this whole thing differently. 

-LanieJ
A Little Closer, Now by LanieJ
A Little Closer, Now

THIS IS NOT FREE ART. IS IS A COMMISSION FOR Swallowz AND MAY ONLY BE USED BY THE COMMISSIONER. NO EXCEPTIONS.




A commission for the lovely :iconswallowz: of her lionized self! I took a lot of cues from :iconmysteriousharu:'a version of her, and only changed a few minor things to fit the scene, since it was already perfect! :)

I'm not sure why this piece took me as long as it did, since it was supposed to be pretty simple. I guess I've just been having a hard time with art, lately. Regardless, I'm happy with how it turned out! I hope you like it, too, Swallowz! It was meant to be on the playful side, but kind of ended up being more... seductive. :XD: 

ENJOY!

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You may NOT use this art in ANY way shape or form. You may not post it on any outside websites, you may not re-post it on deviantart, you may not recolor, manipulate, copy or trace this art. Please respect the artist!

Please refrain from critiquing this character or this art work! I prefer to improve at my own pace! If I ever want a critique, I will request it. Thank you!
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Update 2: He's been admitted to the Wildlife Rehab Center and should make a full recovery!

Update: We found a wildlife rehabilitation center in town, and will be taking it there later in the afternoon!

Sorry for the double journal, but sometimes you guys really have some great advice, so...

My dad found an injured hummingbird today. It's an adult, maybe young adult, with what looks like a broken wing. It can flap both wings, but can't fly and usually holds its wing out after trying. 

Other than its inability to fly, it seems pretty healthy! We've been feeding it sugar water for carbs, but I know that can't last for more than 24 hours... 

Here's what I know:
*Hummingbirds need to eat about every half hour. They require protein in their diet and sugar water alone is not enough for a healthy diet.
*Hummingbirds have a low survival rate once injured.
*Hummingbirds go in to a type of hibernation at night and may take up to an hour to wake up in the morning. At this time they may appear to be dead.
*A vet should be contacted as soon as possible. 
*They should be kept in a box with a cloth their feet won't catch on, should be kept warm and dry. 
*It is against the law in many states to keep a hummingbird captive.

Is there anything I need to know that I haven't mentioned? Have you ever had a similar situation? Any tips? 

Anything helps! 

Thank you!!

-LanieJ

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Lanie
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Welcome To My Page!

My name's Lanie! I've been on DA for about 21/2 years, now, and have met some of the most incredible artists and people on here! I have never met such a kind and supportive community, and I love each and every one of you.

My art style is mainly cartoony and feline focussed, but I am trying my best to branch out! My personal style outside of DA is a different story! I'll share it eventually, but I'm not there, yet. ;)

If you'd like to get to know me, don't be shy! I'm always happy to be there if you need to talk something out, whether we've talked before or not! Or if you just want to chat, feel free to send me a note or comment! :)

Thank you again for stopping by! Have a wonderful rest of your day!

Johnny by KarmaDashPixel Lanie by KarmaDash

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Hey, guys!

It's... been a while. I'm just kind of going to get right to it, and a lot of you are probably going to hate me in a second. :/

For the time being, I'm going to have to quit DA. I no longer have access to a computer that I can do art on, and I also no longer have the time. When I was doing art regularly, I was in a place where I was incredibly depressed, out of school, and unemployed. So I had all the time and all the passion I needed to bust out a ton of art on a regular basis. Now, however, I've got a full time job, I'm living in an environment where things are constantly moving and changing, and I find it hard to keep up. The only reason I could finally make time to write this out today is because I'm sick and had to take a day off. :( I know this is lame, and I really hate this, because I love you guys and I love doing art and I love posting it here, but I just can't do it right now.

So I know I owe you all a lot of art. Here's what I'm going to do: If you would like a refund, message me and I will give you a refund ASAP. I have a few things with my bank to work out, but I should be able to start doing refunds either this weekend or by November 15th at the latest. If you would like to wait, I will get your commissions done as soon as I have access to a computer again. Realistically, this could be several months from now... Potentially as late as April of next year. So I understand if you'd rather not wait. I will give you guys a while to respond to this yourselves, but commissioners I haven't heard from in about a week, I will message you personally to see where you stand. Just so no one gets left behind. I know not all of ya read these.

So, to summarize everything up, I am taking a break from DA. I just don't have the time or motivation. I will give refunds to those expecting art from me if they would like one. I am very sorry, and I hope you guys can forgive me.

I really do love you guys and I miss you a lot...

-LanieJ

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Happy birthday! XD
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Happy Birthday!Have your cake and eat it too 
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Happy birthday
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Happy birthday
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Happy Birthday :) 
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Happy Birthday! :D 
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AsianNomNom Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lanie!!
You have been such an inspiration to me and someone I have had plenty of interesting/uplifting conversations with through out the time I've been here and first talked to you. 
I miss seeing you around, but completely understand your situation and hope life continues getting better for you.
I hope today is celebrated with cheer and with love!!
Happy Birthday <333 Misc Emoji-04 (Happy Birthday) [V1] 

(p.s- I don't know if you remember this, sta.sh/01cmljj7wglo , but last year on your b-day I drew it for you.  I have improved so much from then and my apologies for not being able to draw something for you thats better this year, but I've been in quite an art block myself. I hope it still brings a nostalgic smile to your face uvu) 
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YllannaStafford Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Happy birthday! c:
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Fellefan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday~! :iconcakeiconplz: <3
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
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