August 1st, 2017

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Back report...

"You're not eighteen anymore," the doctor told me.

Then he apparently heard his words and desperately back-pedaled. "I mean, you're still quite young, of course..." and turned red.

Not-eighteen-me should not be attempting to level railroad ties by herself apparently.

Nor should such days be followed by abnormally active days spent working on the woodshed and blowing glass ornaments.

Friday morning, it all caught up with me a vengeance on step #8 of 11 with hot mugs of coffee in each hand.

Adjectives like blinding and blazing and brutal are appropriate.

As there was no real choice but to take those last few steps, that's what I finally did, after standing there a stunned moment and a few false starts. Then I staggered into the bedroom, safely deposited the coffee and fell into bed.

The husband earned his wifecare merit badge by getting me fed and carefully put in the car for an emergency visit to the chiropractor. X-rays later, it was determined that it was "just" muscular. It was still pegging the pain meter.

The next three days were spent in a stupor of agonizing pain, reclined in a chair, lifting nothing heavier than my phone. I couldn't get out of my chair without assistance. We watched a lot of TV and husband earned that badge several times over. Monday, desperate for relief, I went to first care, and they gave me a shot in the ass and some prescriptions.

So, it's been un-fun. I am feeling much, much better, but that's relative. Today is the first day since injury that I've felt up to opening the laptop; I haven't even done any art. I am going to take it super, super easy for the rest of the week at least - they told me it could be several weeks before I was back to normal, and I am not going to push it. See above about not being eighteen.

But hey, I've got a bandaid with a dinosaur riding a skateboard on my butt, so it's not all bad.

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In other news, it's Skycat Month at Torn World! We've got several skycat-themed pieces we'll be releasing this month, including this amazing felted skycat from my talented friend Carina:



Next week is our muse fusion! You can leave prompts on any topic, but I'll be focusing on skycat-themed work.

Originally posted at Dreamwidth: http://ellenmillion.dreamwidth.org/1611418.html
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June 2017 Roundup

Have you missed some of my creative updates over the last month? I'm doing monthly roundups to try to keep some sense in the chaos!

Artwork

June was #junicorn. SO MUCH #JUNICORN. Here's the landing page, showing all 30 unicorn pieces that I did. http://ellenmillion.dreamwidth.org/1604777.html

I did 6 of the #junicorn ACEOs for the June Sketch Fest. https://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com/sketchfest/sketchfestartist.php?id=9&date=88

I also did some Portrait Adoptions: https://portraitadoption.com/portrait.php?id=2941 and https://portraitadoption.com/portrait.php?id=2947 and http://portraitadoption.com/portrait.php?id=2949

I released this piece at Torn World:

(This was the first five exclusive pieces I did for the July issue of Color On! Magazine.)

And this also went up at Torn World: http://www.tornworld.net/artpageview.php?id=543


Writing

I wrote just shy of 15k words on my next not-a-book. *panting*


Other

Summer camp was AWESOME.

Two movies in the theatre: Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and Wonder Woman, both wonderful.

There was a vole in my couch: http://ellenmillion.dreamwidth.org/1607798.html

Originally posted at Dreamwidth: http://ellenmillion.dreamwidth.org/1611747.html
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July 2017 Roundup!

Have you missed some of my creative updates over the last month? I'm doing monthly roundups to try to keep some sense in the chaos!


Artwork:

I released the remaining four pieces I did exclusively for Color On! Magazine:


I'm super happy with these.

I also released the tattoo I did for my nephew:


I was at the Tarot Expo for Sketch Fest weekend, and I used the combination to jump start my long-dormant Sketch Tarot project. I did five pieces for Sketch Fest, all tarot-themed, and 4 of them will become cards in my deck. (One is even inked and finished!) http://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com/sketchfest/sketchfestartist.php?id=9&date=89


Writing:

I finished the not-a-book! I wrote about 13k, which wasn't quite my 15k goal. But, BOOK! I also laid out the cover and wrote the blurb.



Other:

We finished the woodshed! (It may have been a little much for me.)

Guppy and I got new beds!

I did a watercolor class at the Hot Springs. http://hotlink.ellenmilliongraphics.com/ellen/photos/ellencamping.jpg
(Only Patreon patrons get to see the paintings I did!)

Originally posted at Dreamwidth: http://ellenmillion.dreamwidth.org/1611784.html