Seven Years today

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day, especially to anyone who needs light and joy right now.

More personally: today, I am seven years sober.

I don’t talk about my alcoholism much on here – and usually, I try to be more vague when I do, but with all this physical isolation I think it helps to be as open and honest with each other as we can. So – very long story short, my life is very different from where I was in my active drinking. It may not always feel awesome, but I have come so far, and I hope anyone reading this – especially anybody who’s struggling with similar issues, today of all days – tries their best to hang on. It gets different. It gets better. And the pain doesn’t last forever, even when it comes back to visit.

Be safe and careful out there, okay?

And to everyone who’s loved me and supported me on my recovery path: Go raibh maith agat. I gcónaí.

(Thank you. Always.)

(P.S. This picture featuring Queen Arella from my comic “Tock the Gnome,” and a Unicorn for healing, with faerie butterflies for hope. You can read more about Arella in the bonus material on my Patreon anytime.)

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Sunday Gnomedays 2-23-29

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Needed some color this week (also wanted to see what I could do with the materials at hand, which included a ballpoint pen, highlighters and Tombo mono correction tape).

Given to a friend of mine who was having a challenging day. We all need extra magic sometimes, even if we’re inherently magic ourselves 🌈

More Sunday Gnomedays here 💚

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Sunday Gnomedays 8-4-19

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Happy belated Sunday Gnomedays everyone (Wednesday Gnomedays?). Here’s two from my trip this weekend, for my brother’s fiancee’s bridal shower.
Everything at the event was lovely (hence the second, more general Gnome), and after rest I managed another based on something that’s happening for “Tock the Gnome” World Building Wednesday later today (hence the first, obviously Tock-related Gnome – the creative brain never stops working 😅).
Please enjoy, thanks for your patience, and see you for some more on those fruits this afternoon! ….Pooka not included.

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Pen drawing – Leanan Sidhe

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Something I forgot to post a while ago ^^;

So now, for Throwback Thursday – an Elf/Leanan Sidhe I drew a while back (based on a photo of my own body that I wasn’t very fond of, actually. I ended up drawing this to try and help myself feel better about it. And it worked!). I was reminded about it recently due to this amazing post on Tumblr.

I imagine she’s listening for her next creative to devour inspire ❤

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