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  • Mood: Nervous
  • Playing: Pokemon X
  • Drinking: Earl Grey
Sitting here thinking furiously on how to get funds for my next trip to STL in a few weeks. I have only $21 to my name in cash, and another $30 on the way. Going to start searching the house for coins, but that wont amount to much. Can't ask the parents since they are too busy giving their money to my brother who already has a high-paying job. Spoke to someone about getting disability, they said it would take about a year for me to start getting benefits from when I qualify. I still need to put in my paperwork.

My hometown isn't very busker friendly, so I can't set up an art stand as easily as I could in STL. I may have to make money while on the trip.

I would like to have $100 in my pocket by the time I get there as a safty net since I will be there for two weeks. That's about seven bucks a day for food. Give or take what my boyfriend will pay for. (I keep telling him that I will pay for myself, but he will literally swipe the check from my hands to keep me from paying.) That gives me a few extra dollars for train fair in the morning so I can get to my usual haunts and possibly make a buck doing my drawings when he is at work. (on a good day, I make over $50, Bad day around $15) But it all helps. I offer my drawings at a dollar for about fifteen minutes of work, more time if you dont mind. And People tend to tip well. Particularly people with kids.

However, having more money before I go would help a lot so I am not stuck. As always, commissions are open, and I am very open on what I will draw. Anything helps.
  • Mood: Pain
  • Listening to: Nuclear - Mike Oldfield
  • Playing: Pokemon X
  • Drinking: Red moscato
So, I haven't gotten into my sketchbooks for some time. I was taken aback by a dream I had recently. First of all, I started a new medication recently, and apparently, one of its side-effects is that it can give you some crazy-ass vivid dreams. The dream that affected me most was one where I am trying to show my drawings to someone, and they shrug it off (most likely one of my parents). I dont remember what happened, but it ended with me yelling something along the lines of "I have given up on my passions because I don't get the acknowledgement that I desire." And breaking down, crying, and throwing my sketchbook into the trash. The dream struck a chord with me because what I said was mostly true. I love to draw. But, I don't really draw for myself. I draw to share with others. I feel good doing so. I try to draw in public any chance I get just so I can have the interaction of having a stranger walk by, catching my drawing in their eye The stop what they are doing to sy, "Hey, that's pretty good!" Or on the higher end, "Hey! Can you draw me my kid/dog/me/etc..?" It just feels good. I draw at home, and nothing happens. My parents might ask for the drawing so they can frame it, but then it gets dusty and bent in a pile of junk to be forgotten. And it hurts when my parents, of all people, say that I should give it up and find another interest that can help me in the long run. They never encourage me.

It is spring now, so that means I need to go to the park any chance I get and start drawing. Maybe I should get a portable easel and start walking about town? If only I had the money. I want to get back to drawing so badly.
  • Mood: Pain
  • Watching: House
  • Playing: Pokemon X
  • Eating: soup
Alright, tomorrow I head out on the bus again to St. Louis to the Kawa Kon convention! Just writing this journal to give my back a little more time to heal before I get back to work on cleaning some stuff for my dad. Going through a dozen 30 pound boxes and sorting them out. Then I need to do laundry, take a shower, get my day bag ready, somewhere I need to make dinner for my niece, and then go to sleep. Hopefully i can get most of the chores done in the next four hours. I have to wake up at 7am tomorrow and leave by 8am to catch the 9am bus downtown.

This convention will be fun, particularally if my dad holds up his end of our deal to pay for my food. Otherwise I will be doing art out in the cold to get some cash. Street art is great for the summer, but not in this harsh winter.

Well, I think I wasted enough time. Off to work.
  • Mood: Pain
  • Playing: LoZ: The Wind Waker
  • Drinking: Coconut and Lemongrass Chai
So, this last month has been crazy. Mom was in the hospital, and I have been going to the doctor a lot for my back.

On my mom's side, she had a bad infection in her leg and had to stay in the hospital for about two weeks. She is better now and is currently just watching some TV. I hope to get her out today.

As for myself, the fracture in my spine has not improved yet, nor have my kidneys. I just had my files transferred from one doc to another, so I am waiting for another appointment to see what needs to be done. Thinking about getting a crutch to help me walk when the pain increases. Give me something to lean on.

Right now I am working on a new costume for Kawa Kon in march. Just need to get a few more fabrics and find my clay.

So yeah, not much improvement on my part. Just pain, pain, and pain. Dad told me to stop looking for a new job for the time being so I can help out at the house. Keep an eye on mom and do some construction on the house.
Deep in the Bloom - Colored by Masked-Meow
Deep in the Bloom - Colored
Alright, I know I could have done a better job at coloring it, but I have a bunch of other paintings I am working on, so I kinda rushed it. I got stuck trying to add in depth while still going with a grisaille method. (worked better for me in highschool. O_o) But overall, I still like how the girl came out, so that is what matters most.
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  • Mood: Nervous
  • Playing: Pokemon X
  • Drinking: Earl Grey
Sitting here thinking furiously on how to get funds for my next trip to STL in a few weeks. I have only $21 to my name in cash, and another $30 on the way. Going to start searching the house for coins, but that wont amount to much. Can't ask the parents since they are too busy giving their money to my brother who already has a high-paying job. Spoke to someone about getting disability, they said it would take about a year for me to start getting benefits from when I qualify. I still need to put in my paperwork.

My hometown isn't very busker friendly, so I can't set up an art stand as easily as I could in STL. I may have to make money while on the trip.

I would like to have $100 in my pocket by the time I get there as a safty net since I will be there for two weeks. That's about seven bucks a day for food. Give or take what my boyfriend will pay for. (I keep telling him that I will pay for myself, but he will literally swipe the check from my hands to keep me from paying.) That gives me a few extra dollars for train fair in the morning so I can get to my usual haunts and possibly make a buck doing my drawings when he is at work. (on a good day, I make over $50, Bad day around $15) But it all helps. I offer my drawings at a dollar for about fifteen minutes of work, more time if you dont mind. And People tend to tip well. Particularly people with kids.

However, having more money before I go would help a lot so I am not stuck. As always, commissions are open, and I am very open on what I will draw. Anything helps.

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Clancy O.
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Clancy is a young lady wish to turn her mere hobby into a professional status. She calls herself a Jack of all Trades, taking an interest in not just drawing, but also painting, sculpting, jewelery making, sewing, etc...
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LillianEvill Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Thanks for the +fav :) (Smile)
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Masked-Meow Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D You're welcome!
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jgilronan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for the fave
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Masked-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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AlmightyRamtha Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch :D
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Masked-Meow Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course! You are an awesome artist.
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