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Hey guys.I'm still here.
Just kinda going through a rough patch.
I'm okay right now but it's hard to keep up with all the websites and life and everything.
I guess I keep putting off updating you guys.
I'm not sure why, but I do.
I just wanted to let you guys know that I'm okay and still here, just absent.
I don't know what to fucking do anymore.I seriously don't know what to do.
Right now my life consists of:
me having major breakdowns
me panicing about my psychiatrist appointment tomorrow
me feeling or wanting to feel numb
important people in my life wanting to die
I'm trying to get over this, I really really am. I'm just so worried about everything. My friends, my family. I'm worried I'm depressed, I'm worried that I'll need meds. I'm worried I'm suicidal, I'm extremely worried about the people in my life who are suicidal. I'm so worried. I just want to stop worrying about everything. I just want to stop.
I love you all.I swear I'm the only teenager I know with unmarked, clean & scarless wrists.
And that absolutely kills me.
I'M SO HOMESICK FOR THIS WEBSITE. AND EVERY MOTHERTRUCKER ON HERE.
I just wrote a journal and now I'm writing another one but I was looking at my past journal entries and I realized why I love this website. When I need support you guys are there, which is lovely. I love the community on here! I love having people who I know will be there. I'm really sorry I disappeared. Please still love me! Do I still have friends on here?!
Anywaffle. The point of this journal entry was to update you guys on things that happened in my life since I've been gone.
1. Concert. I told you guys about it happening but never went into detail. I loved it. But then again I love concerts. They put me at ease and make me feel calm. Which sounds weird.
2.I turned 18... Yeah let's skip that one...
3. I'm going to the doctor's because my anxiety is getting worse. I'm terrified of doctors.
4. My insomnia is getting worse (she writes at 8am , having not slept yet)
5. I've had countless break downs.
6. I've become
I didn't die!!!So, I'm still alive.
I didn't die.
I feel so bad for neglecting you all.
Sorry I'm never on here anymore...
I'm sure I'll start coming back regularly soon.
I'm just on one of my kicks where I stop using dA for a while.
I have Tumblr & Twitter if you want to keep up with me...
Not that any of you will...
Anyways you can follow me on Tumblr. missmusicmartina.tumblr.com
And on Twitta Martina_Chaos...
I miss my friends on here!
Come be my tumblr friends!
I don't have many!
I'm constantly on there!
I'm also constantly on Polyvore so if you have an account come chat with me!!!
THIS IS THE CUTEST EFFING PENCILasdfghjkl;
I am so pumped!
I'm gonna go see Faber Drive & Fighting for Ithaca
and Victoria Duffield and Kreesha Turner and Courage My Love.
But I'm most pumped for FFI & Faber Drive!
What does everybody want for Christmas?!
If you don't celebrate Christmas, what are you doing for the holidays?!
SO MANY HAPPYS!
I'm jamming to Christmas songs!
MERRY CHRISTMAS KISS MY ASSSS!
Only 19 days till my concert!
Then 23 days till XMas!
MERRY CHRISTMAS, I COULD CARE LESS.
Have a happy holiday season, if I'm not back before then!
Wisdom Teeth :/I got all four of my wisdom teeth out today.
I was disappointed because after all the hilarious videos I've seen of the way people act when they get their wisdom teeth out.
For the first hour or so I was giggley and smilely and wouldn't stop talking but I felt pretty much sober just a bit woozy, wobbly and hyper, oddly enough...
Anywhoodle I just wanted to let you all know I survived!!!
I'm anxious to see how swollen I get and if I get bruising.
Overall, totally not worth me freaking out!
Although I really miss food! I'm on a soup, noodles, jello and pudding diet as of now. :/
Not exactly gourmet but can't complain.
Tips For Commission ArtistsHello! I thought of making this small guide, based from my personal experience, to give tips to artists, mostly beginners, to be more successful at selling commissions, since seeing from my previous journal many had difficulty with it. So here are some tips to help boosting your sales.
Have your commission info somewhere visible
Possibly, people won't even know you are taking commissions or if they are open if you don't put your commission info somewhere they can see. You can do this in a journal, that I mostly recommend, since it will be showing into your watcher's inboxes and most of your watchers probably rarely visit your profile page. You could still also use the commission widget, or donation poll to write your info. You can also link to your commission info in your signature or the artist's comment of new drawings you upload.
Keep it simple
Don't add too many unnecessary rules or in
500 POINTS GIVEAWAY!Hello my friends!
So Finally i collected some points and now I've decided to hold a giveaway!
A 500 Points Giveaway for everyone who wants to participate!!
Rules - Just favroite and Comment Done!
on the Journal
some of my art works
August 6th (1 week)
Good luck to Ever
Do's and don'ts for flawless interactionNot much to say about this.
Just some basic tips and tricks for flawless interaction on DeviantArt
Watch people when you honestly find them interesting.
Watch your friends, even if they don't have amazing art. It helps you stay updated with their progress.
Watch groups. They'll offer you a fine selection of art you're interested in, and will help you discover new (interesting) artists.
Check the faves of people you watch. As you like their work, you might have similar tastes in art. Checking their faves might help you find cool art.
Recommend art from people that you watch for a Daily Deviation (if good art, of course).
Uncheck all boxes when watching. There's nothing more disappointing than an empty watch.
White Knights and Why They're HarmfulThis is quite a huge/concerning topic, and I know that not all deviants share the same point of view, and I respect that. I'm sure that there are many other journals touching upon this subject, but because I personally have had very bad experiences with it, I want to inform my watchers about it myself! Hope it helps some.
So, for the past year or so I've noticed that some people saying that they specifically dislike a lot of "popular" dA artists due to the overprotective behavior of their watchers.
I personally find it very sad that people are turned off by my artwork simply because they associate my username with "[my] white knights".
There's no way I can possibly control what my fanbase does or says, and this can lead to some very awkward situations and conflicts on my end.
Don't get me wrong...I love each and every one of my watchers, in fact without you guys my artistic life would be incredibly more lackluster. I'm sure ma
July Art Raffle [OPEN]Hello lovely people ♥
My name is Jenn and I've been a deviant for 4 days.
I just wanted to thank everyone for the amazing support you have given me.
Thank you for all the warm welcomes and sweet comments.
I am blown away by your overwhelming responses to my artworks.
Thank you so much to my 200+ watchers :iconasdfghbeeplz:
To thank you guys, I've decided to hold monthly Art Raffles. So here is July's Raffle!
If you're interested in winning art from me, continue reading. <3
How to enter:
+Fav this Journal entry.
Comments are optional but will be very much adored.
This is for Watchers only. You can be a new watcher and still be put into the raffle.
Those who advertise this Raffle in a Journal entry and/or poll with receive an extra entry number. Make sure you mention me so I know you've made one.
I will be using a random number generator to generate the random winner. Each person has a chance of getting a total of 3
5 ways to get into the creative zoneDear, deviantart fellow artists
Sometimes we tend to feel unmotivated and uninspired to do anything... but there are also those blissful moments of creativity, when inspiration strikes and time goes by unnoticed. Not getting distracted, going with the flow, so merged in the process, that there is no need to do anything else until the work gets done. But how to get in that mood more often..? Here are some ways/tips that helped me over the time.
1. Prepare your work space
Make the place you work as comfortable and useful as possible. Clean the desk from all the clutter, gather your tools in a most accessible way, organize in order to avoid mess. Set the according light, have some inspiring quotes, goals written around.
2. Avoid distractions
Turn off the internet. Or close all the tabs, you don’t need. Especially, social media sites. Don’t check the news/e-mail/mobile phone all the time. Get in the place where
FREE adoptables here! :D (CLOSED)THESE ARE CLOSED, PLEASE STOP COMMENTING. xD
These are free, NOT FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, please read everything before commenting. Everyone has a chance, don't be afraid to join!
I feel like I could give you guys a new chance with the requesting-stuff because it's loads of fun, a lot more people deserved something from the last journal + this is just a way to thank you awesome people for all the support! This time I made some adoptables/character designs for everyone, and they are FREE. I really love how ALL these turned out. ;A; <3 Seriously, there are so many different designs, I'm really in love with all of them! My wish is these to get good homes and be well taken care of, and I'll be looking for new owners here. c:
PLEASE CLICK THE PICTURE AND READ THE DESCRIPTION TO SEE WHO ARE OPEN OR TAKEN. ;D
If you want one, do the following:
1. Be a watcher (If y
[UPDATE]1,000 watchers giveaway-win points and artIMPORTANT UPDATE 26th July
So, there are two more things I want to say! First of all a little reminder that, if you share this journal, please link back to it here so I can assign a number to you for option 2. I saw some of them in my mention and reminded a few people there, but in case you don't use a thumb, my :icon: or the :dev:, I can't see if you shared it and can't remind you to do so. It would be a pity if you did it and don't have a chance because you forgot to link back - thus, a little reminder to do it if you haven't done it yet! ^^
On another note, please, everyone give a huge huge hug and thanks to BAMART19! He is terribly kind and donated a lot of points for this giveaway, so you should definitely check him out! He has a 60k kiriban as well, if you're interested So go and take a look at this stuff! If you look at the prizes again you will also see that I raised the point prizes and added more of them, and that is
Triggers, Triggers Everywhere"Trigger warning."
If you browse art on dA or Tumblr, you've probably seen these words before.
What exactly is a trigger?
Triggers come in multiple flavors.
Trauma triggersA person who has experienced a severe traumatic event—which isn't just limited to war veterans—may find that a particular sensory experience sends them back to that trauma. Although as camelopardalisinblue rightfully points out, it may not always be a full-scale flashback. Plenty of grey areas.
I knew someone who had been abused in a room with fish-themed wallpaper. (Details changed to protect privacy.) So while something like the Jesus fish was tolerable because it was so abstract, they found real fish uncomfortable, and sudden exposure to a similar type of fish drawing would send them into a severe anxiety attack and then flashbac
The Reckless and The Brave<3:iconeeeeeplz:
Long live the reckless and the brave
I don't think I wanna be saved
My song has not been sung
So long live us
Looking out at a town called Suburbia
Everybody's just fighting to fit in
Little rats running mazes, having babies
It's a vicious little world that we live in
Looking back at life on the other side
I realize that I didn't fit in
Didn't hate it
But I didn't quite relate it
To my precious little world
So long live the reckless and the brave
I don't think I want to be saved
My song has not been sung
And long live the fast times
So come what may
I don't think I'll ever be saved
Our song has not been sung
Long live us
Breaking out of a town called Suburbia
I remember everyone always saying
"Little brat must be crazy
Never make it in our vicious little world"
Still I'm leaving
Got a van, got a chance, got my dignity
Got a dream, got a spark, got somewhere to be
I'll take a breath, say goodbye
To their precious little world
(Say goodbye to me!)
So long live the reckless
Keep in Touch!