Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Digital Art / Hobbyist LanieFemale/United States Groups :iconthelkfansonly: TheLKFANSONLY
 
Recent Activity
Deviant for 3 Years
Needs Premium Membership
Statistics 538 Deviations 10,527 Comments 99,809 Pageviews

Activity


Hey, guys, this will be quick.

I'm only on here to quickly apologize because I will not be able to read or respond to messages for quite some time. I am officially going on hiatus starting now and will come back when I feel ready or even have time. I am so sorry to cut things off so quickly like this, but this hopefully isn't the last time you'll see me.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A REFUND, please send me an email at laniej.deviantart@gmail.com. I will be checking about once a week, there. I will not have time to look at notes on deviantart, so please don't use DA to contact me! (Only putting that in bold so people aren't trying to get a hold of me where I won't be!) If you want to wait, which many of you have said you do, I WILL get your piece done eventually, but it will certainly take some time. 

I love you guys SO MUCH and can't tell you how much this has meant to me. I will be doing art when I can and some day in the (hopefully near) future I'll be back here and posting again.

Until then, again, I love you, and I will see you soon. 

-LanieJ
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!

Image Use © :iconswallowz: ONLY
Art © :iconlaniej:

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!
Loading...

deviantID

LanieJ
Lanie
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States

Commissions: Closed | Requests: Closed | Trades: Closed
commission prr by sauri elanor d6nbh9k

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

Interests
Hey, guys, this will be quick.

I'm only on here to quickly apologize because I will not be able to read or respond to messages for quite some time. I am officially going on hiatus starting now and will come back when I feel ready or even have time. I am so sorry to cut things off so quickly like this, but this hopefully isn't the last time you'll see me.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A REFUND, please send me an email at laniej.deviantart@gmail.com. I will be checking about once a week, there. I will not have time to look at notes on deviantart, so please don't use DA to contact me! (Only putting that in bold so people aren't trying to get a hold of me where I won't be!) If you want to wait, which many of you have said you do, I WILL get your piece done eventually, but it will certainly take some time. 

I love you guys SO MUCH and can't tell you how much this has meant to me. I will be doing art when I can and some day in the (hopefully near) future I'll be back here and posting again.

Until then, again, I love you, and I will see you soon. 

-LanieJ

AdCast - Ads from the Community

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconclaire-cooper:
Claire-Cooper Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
www.facebook.com/profile.php?i… stole your character LanieJ, refuses to remove it and is being a total ass about it.
Reply
:iconkarmadash:
KarmaDash Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sending a :huggle: for when you come back
Reply
:iconclaire-cooper:
Claire-Cooper Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
www.facebook.com/pages/Kiara/1… not sure how you feel about people using your art work without permission but here.
Reply
:iconclaire-cooper:
Claire-Cooper Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
I am saddened to say that some of your art work has been stolen

claire-cooper.deviantart.com/j…
Reply
:iconwolfmemories210:
WolfMemories210 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
To tag a quality deviant: And you’re it! Quality doesn’t mean that you have a lot of followers, or a lot of messages. It means that you’re nice to other people, and you deserve to be happy. If you get this message, someone is telling you that they love you as you are, and they don’t care how many followers you have. Send this to 10 deviants who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing will happen. But it’s just good to let someone know that you love them!


Miss you sweetie ~
Reply
:iconblood-vine:
Blood-vine Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy New year! :hug:
Reply
:iconkarmadash:
KarmaDash Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I miss you :glomp:
Reply
:iconpio-scully:
Pio-Scully Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
Lanie. </3....
Reply
:iconlalala-likesakiii:
Lalala-Likesakiii Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! XD
Reply
:icondonttouchsilverlark:
DontTouchSilverLark Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!Have your cake and eat it too 
Reply
Add a Comment: