S.L.C. Artistry

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Website changes and Etsy store

Hello All,

I just wanted to post that I’ve corrected some social network link issues. Aside from the drop down menu you can also access links by clicking directly on social media. It will now lead you to a page with links. I have also opened an Etsy shop. The link for the shop is in the Merchandise drop down menu. You can also click directly on Merchandise. That page will also have a link to the Etsy shop.

It’s been a while.

Sorry for the long hiatus. I moved in October. Everything leading up to it and since has been a hell of a roller coaster ride. Now that the holidays have passed I can focus my attention back on my artwork. I’m fighting a cold right now..But cold be damned. I want to draw.  2014 has been a difficult year. A lot of loss and heartbreak. Hopefully next year will be a bit kinder. I hope all of you have had a wonderful holiday season. Regardless of what you celebrate. I wish you all A healthy and happy 2015.

Robin Williams

Robin Williams is gone from the world. Everyone is shocked..and I know hurt. I don’t know the details. Truthfully I don’t want to. It doesn’t lessen the pain. It also isn’t the point of this. I felt compelled to write this post because I wanted to say what this wonderful person meant to me, a little fan. I remember feeling like I could relate to him and his wackiness when I was a teenager. (I’m his kind of wacky in very close company.) One day I saw an interview with him. The interviewer asked how his sense of humor developed. He said from being an only child and left to his own devices for amusement. I immediately  went “Me too!!!” It was this immediate, wonderful knowing that there is someone else like that. It was so great to feel a little less alone. It felt like being a member of a secret club. Years later my mothers health took some dark turns. She has had several procedures involving her heart. When I heard “Weapons of Self Destruction” once again Robin filled a personal void. By talking about his own heart surgery with humor he gave us a great coping device. My mother and I listened and laughed until we cried. We needed that laughter. I’m a little fan in New Jersey. That’s all. Things like this hit fans hard because we’re shaped by the people we love. Even people we don’t personally know. I’m old enough that I watched Robin as Mork when I was little. So over time watching someone it sort of feels like an old family friend, in an odd way. When you lose someone who influenced you the loss is huge. No matter who you are, or what your connection. Robin Williams was light and joy, laughter, wonder… I feel we’re all a little better having known his humor than had we not. With a deep breath, a sigh, and many tears I will try to dwell on the joy. It will take time though. All in time. Now I’m going to get really personal and really honest. I’m going to be open because it needs to be done. I have been battling depression on and off since I was eleven. Anxiety too. I don’t take medication. I learned a long time ago to reach out. I still do. I still have bad days but I ask for help. Also I make myself available if someone else looks like they need help. All I’m saying is keep an eye on people. Reach out. If you feel depressed talk until you find someone that will listen. Talk to me even. We should all open ourselves up more to listening. Reach out and listen to someone who needs it.

Rescanned Artwork is up!

Helloo SZI-natics!

I’m am elated to finally be able to say the rescanned artwork is up. I took a little more time scanning each piece to make sure it looked as close as possible to it’s appearance in real life. Please take a look and feel free to leave a comment. 🙂

New Scans

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Scanning is underway but it is more time consuming than I expected. Because this scanner works a bit differently than I’m used to, some of my artwork required certain prepping before scanning. I hope to have the bulk of things ready to go by tonight. If all goes according to plan tomorrow will be a more substantial update. I know this is a short post but I wanted to give at least a brief update over saying nothing at all.

New Scanner!

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Saturday afternoon I picked up my scanner. Yesterday I opened it up. I discovered I was given a refurbished upgrade! WOOHOO! I set it up and tested it by scanning old photos and sharing them on my personal Facebook page with family and old friends. Embarrassing, fun times for all. A slight learning curve for using the new model. No big deal though. I am incredibly happy with the quality upgrade. I hope to begin scanning artwork later today. I am aware that certain images on this site could probably do with being rescanned and uploaded. That was my plan a while ago..but my scanner had other ideas. Now all is right and I can make necessary changes. Please, feel free to leave comments and feedback. I promise I’m little bark and almost no bite.

Life

Helloo SZI-natics,

I’m not sure how many or if anyone will read these things that I post. I’m just going to post on the presumption that people do. Good news! My scanner has been repaired. I’ll pick it up today. Finally I can scan artwork again. I’m still plugging away with photography too. I have a lot to upload actually. With photographs I am a stickler for accurately labeling what is in the image. Since it’s nature research is often needed and can take some time. Please, bear with me. I’m also still searching for a job. (Got to keep those bills paid.) My time is being pulled in different directions. Please, be patient and keep faith in me. I also haven’t been happy with some areas of my social media presence so I’m making changes in that as well. Lots to keep me busy. As always thank you for your support. 🙂