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libra-illustrations

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United States
Current Residence: Florida
Favourite genre of music: I fluctuate between industrial, techno, jazz, blues... and more...
Favourite style of art: I admire anyone who can make *any* style of art something special.
Operating System: OSX
MP3 player of choice: 2G nano ipod.
Personal Quote: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
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Sorry if this appears to ramble at points or if I forget to explain something. Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have. I'll be the first to admit, I'm not a writer and it's hard for me to get the details in order sometimes.

As some of you already know, I've been dealing with arthritis for a few years now. I was told by my orthopedic doctor that the kind I have, psoriatic arthritis, attacks all the joints at once. But the rate that the joints erode depend on where the joints are and their size. So basically, small joints go first, starting at the tips of the toes and fingers. In my case, my (dominant) right hand appears to be the most affected. Though, this year, my left hand started showing symptoms as well. A couple years ago I had to get my first joint fusion in my right hand. This year, my doctor injected steroids into another joint of my right hand, in the hopes of stopping a flare up in it. But since the steroids didn't seem to work, it's probably too late to do anything except fuse it as well at this point. I'm seeing my doctor again later this week to discuss it some more. (Note: Joint fusions are only done on the end joints of digits. Other joints are replaced with artificial ones.)

There are usually medications people suffering from this form of arthritis can take. These meds, in one form or another, suppress the immune system to prevent it from attacking the body - causing the joint/organ deterioration. Due to other complications, I can't take these prescriptions. Unfortunately, this leaves me with few options. I'm currently testing out a remedy that scientists have been studying more lately - frankincense. Apparently it's been showing promising results as an anti-inflammatory, with none of the side effects that common medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen have with long term use.

Understand, as much as I may seem to share online, I'm a relatively private person. I'm only sharing this because I have a few people who've expressed an interest in me doing some artwork for them. They've been so very patient with me on this, and I'm so very grateful for that. At this point, it's safe to say, I'm not sure when/if I'll be able to get any of it done. It's just become too difficult to hold anything in my hands for extended periods. I have been planning out future projects. I'm an artist dammit. I will find a way to express that. During the short periods when I can work, I pick and choose projects that make me the happiest to work on.

Anyway, I'm going to wrap up this entry here. As I said above, if there are questions, feel free to ask and I'll answer the best I can. Thank you to those who've been so supportive. (Especially my family, and above all my partner. You are quite possibly the biggest reason I've been able to stay so optimistic. Thank you for helping when you can, not letting me feel guilty for needing it, and for giving me the space when I needed that as well. You are the best.)

ETA: If anyone can offer me suggestions on equipment, preferably digital (such as types of cameras), classes or any advice on how I might begin experimenting with photography, it would be greatly appreciated! This is beginning to look like one of the few artistic outlets I may be able to do for a while.

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PepstarsWorld Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you for the fave of Iplehouse Carina! :hug:
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SSJ4Theo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I was hoping you can come follow me on my world cosplay account and Favorite all my pictures id really appreciate that. It would really help out my world ranking and theres so many other amazing cosplayers from around the world on there too. Heres my account[link] it would mean a lot to me if you did. ;)
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SSJ4Theo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Not sure if you have seen my new YouTube account but here's a [link] , i have a few videos on there, i hope you like them and will Subscribe to my YouTube account, that will mean so much to me. =)
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SSJ4Theo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
[link] hope u like my page plz =D
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DaeStock Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
:halfliquid::iconfaveplz:
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libra-illustrations Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Most welcome! Sorry it took so long to respond. =)
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redhot101 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
i like your white tiger
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libra-illustrations Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Thank you =)
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TzeIsAlive Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav! :aww:
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libra-illustrations Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
You're very welcome! =)
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OctoberRainne Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010   General Artist
You're welcome :)
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AcheronHades Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave ^^
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libra-illustrations Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
You're very welcome. Love the design!
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AcheronHades Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! It's very old now X3
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AcheronHades Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, and Merry Christmas! ^^
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