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This week was unfortunately less productive due to how hectic it was in other regards, but I still did my best! Four warm-ups and one personal icon were completed.
Happy Sunday, everyone! More and more, you can feel spring in the air. Of course, with it also approaches hurricane season, and since it’s Florida, unbearable heat. Still, I try to find enjoyment in the changes.
This was a very busy week. Less art got done, but it was productive in other ways. I felt pretty unwell and cranky on the weekend due to my period and the hecticness that surrounded it, but I’m trying to do my best.
🌈 Monday 🌈
Monday I worked on art, on chores, played a little more of my Code: Realize fandisc, and I went out for a long walk. The weather was lovely, I felt pretty happy.
I had a pretty colorful outfit on this day, which included one of the designs I created myself for ODU:
During my walk, a tree I often come across was in full bloom, the floor completely covered in its flowers. It was a pretty sight.
At the store I got a new drying mat since our current one doesn’t really match the kitchen:
And, as it often happens when the spring items come out, I got my hands on two snail items! A decorative towel…
…and my favorite, a little welcome stone! I placed it next to all the other snail things:
I walked for like three hours, and came home starving. So I had a snack of crackers with pate and cheese, strawberries, and a little wine:
I also acquired these hilarious little alien things to have fun with later during the week:
Here’s a little random something from last week which I forgot to share. Diesel arrived! The box he came in is really, really nice:
The face design is wonderful, it’s very encouraging to see how much they’ve listened to customer feedback on the new line.
Next week the others should be arriving, I’m very excited about that.
🌈 Tuesday 🌈
On Tuesday I placed an order for some items I want to bring during the (sometimes quite long) car rides that happen every weekend. My husband and our partner always sit in the front, so I’m a bit bored in the back seat. I do love the seating arrangement, as it makes me feel very small and happy. It definitely appeals to my inner child. But I want to make it more fun and cozy to be there, and to that end, I ordered these things:
I also got a pink trash container (not pictured). The other things, as you can see, are a seatbelt cover (because it really digs into my shoulder sometimes) a lap desk for my iPad/coloring books/sketchbooks, etc, and an organizer with a little tray. You’ll see a bit further down how I used it.
On this day the little aliens or “soots” as Christopher calls them began popping up all over the house:
They are still being discovered 😁
Also, two games arrived. The one I am most excited about is the collector’s edition of Rune Factory 5! And the other one is Grow: Song Of The Evertree.
🌈 Wednesday 🌈
I can tell in retrospective that Wednesday is the day I started to get REALLY cranky from PMS. I think we were all cranky this week, and I feel that it is my own crankiness kinda being passed around like a cold, so I feel responsible. 😞 But good things happened anyway.
First, I have a very cute photo of Kotoko being harassed:
We went to a very flat and blah park on this day. It did have an interesting rock formation, so at least I took a photo of that:
The park was otherwise boring and not one I want to return to. But this was the first time our partner made an attempt at running since hurting his ankle so badly, and the fact that he could do it without issues was a major highlight of the day as it had been a lingering worry all this time.
In the evening, I felt too crappy to make dinner, so I whined my way into having another Happy Meal while the Mario Kart toys are still available, and this was provided, in spite of me being such a pain in the ass this week. It cheered me up a lot.
For the toy, I got Peach!
🌈 Thursday 🌈
Thursday I went on my longest walk of the week. I walked for about three and a half hours. Here’s a squirrel I saw on the way to Walmart:
On the way back, it had started to sprinkle. These crows were eager to drink the drops, and stood with their beaks open and heads upturned:
I got a few things at Walmart. A black dress, a Yu Yu Hakusho shirt for me and a Cowboy Bebop one for Christopher (Walmart is getting to be really good for anime shirts) some bows, a new blanket and a Turning Red blind box:
I was hoping to get Mei’s panda form but I got this… oh well lol.
After I got home we went out to dinner and then to a huge liquor store to get wine for tomorrow.
🌈 Friday 🌈
Friday evening was really nice! It was the long awaited Kirby release day. As soon as Christopher got home, I had a spread of snacks and wine and his coffee all set up.
It was just him and our partner playing co-opt while I watched and drank my entire bottle of wine, but that suited me fine!
Rosie joined us:
The game was my mom’s birthday present for Christopher. He really liked it.
Once they were done playing and my bottle of wine was totally polished off, I went to drunkenly make dinner. I made way too much and destroyed the kitchen in the process, but it was pretty good:
🌈 Saturday 🌈
Saturday was our weekly adventure day, and a LOT of fun! I got to use my new little setup for the first time. Now I can play my Switch without getting car sick:
You can’t see it here, but my little pink trash can hangs from the other seat. I also have a colorful pillow and my blanket in the back seat, and a coloring book in the pocket of the passenger seat. It feels very cozy.
The first stop was lunch. I had a hot dog. Christopher even went to the car to get Mignon for me so I could take this picture. When he does little things like that for me it makes me so happy.
Next stop was a record store, where Christopher bought me this World Of Warcraft soundtrack CD and Free To Be You And Me vinyl record:
We walked around a sorta ritzy but pretty dead mall. It made for some nice liminal pictures:
After that we went to Barnes & Noble. It was a particularly nice B&N, with TONS of toys. I bought this book while we were there:
As a lover of their Seekers bear series, I was very excited to find another Erin Hunter series about bears. But when I began to flip through it, after purchase, I noticed a vibe that was much more Warriors than Seekers. I guess we will see.
When he and my husband came back to find me, our partner had a little flower for me. I later gave the flower to Mignon. Unfortunately for my bunny, the flower had multiple ant residents, which then became residents of Mignon.
After the bookstore we went to a wonderful vintage toy store. I was too tired by this point to get pics, though.
At home I had an early dinner with Mignon and played a bit more of the Code Realize fandisc.
Mignon got into the cookies…
Overall a pleasant and happy Saturday. Today ended up being super stressful though, since our entire house is being repainted. The painters are coming tomorrow, so today was dedicated to moving anything that can be in their way. I also spent hours working on my bookkeeping, for taxes, had cramps all day, and this week I have an appointment with the social security office and I have to pack to visit my mom for her birthday.
It was a cranky and tiring day for the three of us and I guess this coming week may be a bit stressful still. So art may be slower and I may be quieter overall. Please bear with me.
I’ll see you next week with another weekly summary post, or maybe sooner if I can manage to sneak a post in!
Scary title is scary! Well, not really. It’s nowhere as bad as it sounds, so please read on before commenting. 😅
Recently I’ve made kind of a big change across all of my online presences. You probably didn’t notice, and that is why I am making a post about it.
I want to precede this by clarifying that nothing has changed about me as a person, or the activities I enjoy, how I like to dress, or the people I consider my friends, the sort of events I may choose to attend at cons, the art I like to draw (on both of my accounts), my fursona or her age, the dynamic in my relationships, none of that has changed. Nothing has changed in practical terms. I want to make this super clear, this is a personal change in how I describe myself and not one that will affect any of my commissioners or the joy I get from drawing the usual topics, or my comfort with said topics. Everything is okay.
What has changed is that I no longer will be using any community labels other than “furry”. And I do mean none: I no longer call myself a “Little”, the last label I felt comfortable using after hopping between labels over the years.
There’s a lot of reasons, but one of which is that I am seeing so much label-infighting across all of these subcommunities, that I feel like I’m just getting a bit too old for the label thing. I also feel that not having this label will allow me to expand a bit as an artist and have more wide appeal.
Consistently checking if the word I’m currently using to describe my headspace is in someone’s DNI is stressful. Changing labels because the latest label has become toxic, or its meaning twisted into something bad or co-opted by people who added a meaning to it that doesn’t resonate with me, is stressful. Having wild assumptions made about me based on a single word descriptor is tiring, it is reductive, sometimes violating depending on the assumption, and I cannot change what tons of outsiders think or do. I can either choose to not let it bother me, or make a change so it is a non-issue. The former doesn’t work for me, so I am doing the latter.
I suppose another reason is that the amount of drawn borderline CP I am exposed to daily on Twitter has grown, I feel it is becoming more prevalent in the community, and it makes me want to distance myself from any community terms.
Going forward, I’m just a colorful furry and fantasy artist whose inner child is pretty close to the surface all the time. To that end, I’ve reworded a ton of posts on my blog, and now I’m using mainstream words to describe my childlike headspaces and activities. If I find any I missed I will continue to adjust accordingly.
I hesitated as to whether make this journal at all, but I felt I should because I do not want to be described as a Little anymore. This is very literal, meaning, you do not have to change how you treat me otherwise or any playful teasing you may have felt comfortable doing if we are friends. I am still 100% me. I still love my friends. I still engage in the same kiddy activities. I am just putting the label aside. It no longer makes my life happier or easier to describe myself this way online.