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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
Hi, guys!

Like the title says, I'll be posting lots of stuff this Thursday. For real, this time. As per usual, life's been super hectic and busy. I don't know HOW you guys with jobs keep up on your art. It's been a bit nightmare for me! I have a lot of respect for you guys. 

I've got one piece that's basically done. I just have to draw the sky. :XD: Don't know why that's the part that I left until last, but that's the part that's getting me. I have a few others that are 75% there. I have to work today and tomorrow, but I have almost the entire week free after that. And starting next MONDAY... I MOVE TO FULL TIME WITH WEEKENDS OFF.

So far, I've been taking random night shifts wherever they want me. Some weeks are full time, some are HARDLY anything at all, and some are overtime. It's been really stressful and hard to plan around, since I never know when or how long I'm going to be working, but they just offered me a full time position with regular hours! So I'll finally be able to get a rhythm and schedule going! Well, maybe... Because the next update is... I'M MOVING OUT IN A MONTH. Basically life decided I needed to become an adult, yesterday. So I will keep you guys posted on the happenings of that as they develop, and also let you know pretty soon what my plan for next year is as far as DA is concerned. Commissions will PROBABLY be closed for the majority of this coming year. I'd really like to get this set I have right now done, and then focus on my own art for a while. It's not that I don't love taking commissions, I just never have time for personal art when I have a lot of them! I think that might be one of the reasons I take so long to get them done. I just get so stressed over finishing sometimes that I forget the whole reason I started doing art in the first place and it loses its fun! I'm going to try and find that fun and inspiration again, this year. 

So that's what I've got. I'll post another journal Thursday morning... or afternoon, depending on when I decide to wake up. ;)

I love you guys, and I REALLY want to hear how you're doing. Anything new? Anything super crazy you're dying to share? Anything totally boring you want to share? I want to know! 

-LanieJ

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LanieJ
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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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

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RogueLottie Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*sneaks into page*

:glomp:

*slides away again*
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RedLotusPony Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is wonderful! :D Sorry for asking, but could you ever make some kind of tutorial to show us how you make those beautiful effects?
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KarmaDash Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Boop, now you have a stamp!
LanieJ fan stamp by KarmaDash

... Aww your membership ran out :(
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AriTheWeasel Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Here's a little something for you: aritheweasel.deviantart.com/ar…
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BeatlesLoverrawr Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Love your art! :D So cool
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CruzLioness Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Hi! ^^ I found a portuguese blog, the autor use your art!
Link: osgrandesreis.blogspot.com.br/…
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Ajiaa Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Delanie!!! I just realized your birthday is on the exact same day as my pet Zebra Finches'. She's is only 3 years old! :XD: I thought it was cute :heart:
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jalenrobinson11 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Here is a gift from me as well :) jalenrobinson11.deviantart.com…
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blowber Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014   Filmographer
Hello Lanie, I drew something for you:D  blowber.deviantart.com/art/Sle…
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ExpeditionFantasy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Just wanted to say hey :) And tell how awesomely amazing you are at drawing!! ^^
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