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A Change Of Pace

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 11:32 AM
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Greetings everyone :wave:

It's been a long time since I've written a journal. I may have the gift of gab and tend to be long winded, but I'm not always up for talking and certainly not very good at public speaking and writing journals. I figure I owe it to all my friends and watchers who have so wonderfully supported me over the years to why I'm submitting more digital art than photos lately. And I promise, I'll do my best not to be long-winded in my explanation. ;)

Basically it's along the same ole lines as I've been posting over the years. It all comes down to health. I had to have an emergency hysterectomy in 2012 after battling with severe repercussions to my well being because the doctors weren't listening to what was wrong. Two years later, I found out I have Hashimoto's and again, this time over a decade, of requesting blood tests every year and the doctors telling me it's all in my head, they finally listened. But not before it had such detrimental, even life-threatening, affects on my health. These things caused challenges with the nerve damage I've got from back and neck problems. It's been a long road but I feel like I'm finally able to gain a little bit more control over my life again. I've had to learn to live in a new way and have had to dive deep into learning about living with an autoimmune disorder. I'm still learning that one.

The way that this has effected my photography is that I can't walk much now. I barely leave the house and have to use a mobile cart to shop. Because of all this, I became depressed and eventually lost my photo mojo, as well as art. It's been hard to stay upbeat. I'm a free spirit and begin to fall apart and whither when caged. My health problems have caged me. Art and photography help me. I need to create things. When those things go caput, I go nuts. Have you ever seen a caged bird go nuts? They start to pull out their feathers and begin to resemble Marty Feldman. :P

Anyhoo ... Something sparked recently and I feel like I've got a little bit of that mojo back. Don't know how long it will last, but I've decided to ride the wave while it's there. I realized that I may not be able to get out and take pictures like I used to, but I can't try to get back into still life and macro right in my own home and I can still do some digital art. I haven't been too inspired lately in the photography department, but sure am in digital art. I'm learning things I've always wanted to do and loving it.

So now, was that too long winded? :laughing:

I hope all is well with you all. Thank you for your kindness and support over the years. It means more than you know. :hug:
:heart: Cindee


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Cindee ~ The FreeSpirit
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Hi :wave:
My name is Cindee. I'm a little shy. :blush:
I am a self-taught photographer and digital artist. It was my mother who began my love of photography at the age of 4 when she got a job working at a photo center. I can still remember all the cameras, the film and those photo sessions. Photography will always be my first love, artistcally speaking. I'm also learning digital art. It was my interest in graphics, love of art, and retouching photos that led me to explore digital artwork/photomanipulation.

I opened my first account here on deviantART in 2006 to share my photos, peruse and be inspired and to meet like-minded people. After only 2 years on that account, I opened this one because at the time we couldn't change our dA names and I was serious about doing so. It was too long after that I also opened a stock account to offer all the photos I wouldn't use. Between that, and editing a client's photos over the years, I became more and more interesting in Photomanipulation.
I'm having a blast learning and being a part of this wonderful and amazing online art community.

Thank you for stopping by my page and showing interest :heart:
Cindee :peace::thanks:


IF IT'S NOT TOO MUCH TROUBLE, I WAS WONDERING IF YOU WOULD PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO LET ME KNOW HOW YOU FOUND ME HERE ON DEVIANTART. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY. I APPRECIATE ALL FEEDBACK, COMMENTS AND TAKING TIME TO LOOK :aww:
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My pleasure :)
Your work is amazing. I find myself getting lost in the worlds you create :thumbsup:
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You're welcome. :)
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:wave: thank you very much for the donation, you will be featured after the we get all the points :hug:

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Thank you very much :blush:
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Thank you for the watch!
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My pleasure :)
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thank you very much for the :+fav:'s :)
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My pleasure :)
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cl2007 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
thanks for the feature Cindee- you must have worked hard on selecting those :D- love it! :hug:
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You're welcome :)
Honestly, I had a hard time choosing. That's why there's so many :D If you'd like me to add/change anything, let me know. :glomp:
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cl2007 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
excellent job- don't change a thing! :dance:
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Smashing :thumbsup::)
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:excited: I'm so happy! Thank you so much for accepting me. I've been watching for quite awhile and hesitated to join because I didn't have enough to show for. I know this will be the best place for me to learn and grow as an artist. I'm over the moon. I will fully read those links and do my best to put them to good use. :nod:

My stock account is separate from this one. May I also join my stock account? I'm still sorting out pictures to add to make my gallery grow, but as it is, there may still be some things of use.
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RReddVar Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the watch! Hug 
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My pleasure :hug:
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PaulineMoss Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks for the :+devwatch:!  :heart:  :-)
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FreeSpiritFotography Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
You're work is top notch ;) :thumbsup:
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How did you find me ? :)
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I was viewing a deviation by someone else, and you know when you're looking at someone's deviation and there are other works by other people? Well, there you were, in all your awesomness  :)
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Thanks :dance:
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Thank you for watching :) x
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