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Hi everyone,

I can't believe it's been over a year since I updated this. That blows my mind. I'm still alive, in case anyone was wondering. I'm still battling tendinitis unfortunately, so I haven't been able to work on any digital art in a long time. I don't know when that will change. What I've been doing in the meantime is writing. Lots of writing. I've also started a blog about coping with mental illness. Since my bipolar-related art is by-far the most popular of all the stuff in my gallery, I thought my followers might find the blog interesting. I tackle mental illness in general (not just bipolar disorder) from a christian perspective, which is something I haven't seen much of anywhere else. If you're struggling with mental illness, or you know someone who is, I encourage you to check it out. There might be something of use to you there. My goal is to offer hope, reassurance and coping strategies, not vent and complain, so it should be an uplifting read rather than I depressing one. That's my hope, anyway. ^^;

The link is here if you're curious: findinghopecatholic.wordpress.…

Eventually, when my arms are working again, I'll be able to post some art relating to the original novel I've been working on. Until then, you probably won't be hearing much from me. But I still check this account semi-regularly, so if you need a question answered, leave me a comment or a note and I'll get back to you eventually. If you want more immediate feedback, leave a comment on my blog. I'll get an email notification that way so I'll be able to respond right away. ;)

Take care!

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"The greater joy is everywhere preceded by the greater pain." ~St. Augustine
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  • Listening to: Keep Me Breathing - Ashes Remain
  • Reading: Dreamlander - K.M. Weiland

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Catherine
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Canada
Don't mind the two creatures lying on either side of me. I promise they wont bite. Not you anyway...

Soooo. About me. Guess the fact that I like writing and drawing is a given. What else... I like blue and green, and chocolate and pizza. I have two cats and a horse, I used to compete in horse shows, and I've been playing piano since I was four years old. I'm a Catholic and my faith means a lot to me. You'll likely stumble across that in some of my art and my writing.

I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 2011. You've probably noticed if you've looked through my gallery at all. That's why I have those two rather creepy companions in my ID. It's played a pretty big role in shaping both my art and my writing. Not to mention my life in general. I love dA in part because of it's mental illness community. Not very many people have much of an understanding of my disorder, but I've met people on this site that do, which is encouraging. Mental illness is sadly misunderstood in many ways. If you have any questions about that or anything else I'd be happy to answer them if I can. :)

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PropagandaStamps Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
Hello,
Could I ask you something about your Bipolar? I'd like to known which pharmaceuticals you are taking.
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okbrightstar Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi,
Sorry for the delayed response. I'm currently taking Bupropion (an antidepressant, also known as Wellbutrin), and Lamictal (a mood stabilizer). I used to be on Lithium (a different mood stabilizer), but it didn't work very well for me and started giving me some dramatic muscle weakness as a side effect so I switched to Lamictal. Now that I'm on a high enough dose it's worked wonders. I've finally stopped rapid-cycling and when I do have episodes the depressive ones are milder and shorter. It doesn't control mania as well though, so I also have Zyprexa (an anti-psychotic medication) on hand, to keep hypomanic episodes from escalating to full-blown mania, since that's a large risk with type 1 Bipolar. I'm highly sensitive to Zyprexa thankfully so I don't have to take much of it to cut off my manic episodes.  
Hope that helps. If you have any other questions just let me know. :)
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PropagandaStamps Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
I'm very thankful for the answer. Thanks!
Have a nice day.
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snowstar4567 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Hello are you still active?
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okbrightstar Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, I am. I've been battling tendonitis for a few months now though so I haven't been able to write or draw much unfortunately. Thanks for the fav and the watch btw. ;)
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snowstar4567 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
oh Np will you still be doing your work with Fullmetal alchemist?
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okbrightstar Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep. At the moment I'm just finishing off the epilogue for my latest fma fanfic By Affliction of Emotion. After that I have an Envy centric fic in the works that I hope to finish and start posting pretty soon. And, with any luck, I'll get the sequel to Uninvited Company written at some point. It's already about 1/4 - 1/3 of the way done. It just isn't my highest priority. And of course the tendonitis slows down the whole process. I post all my stories to Fanfiction.net long before I get around to posting them anywhere else, so if you're curious you could check them out there. :) The links are in my journal.

As for art, I can't see myself doing much in the way of fanart anytime soon. Except book covers and such for my fanfics. I'm leaning more towards working on original art from now on. I've started selling prints recently and you can't really sell fanart to the general public. Anime fans are few and far between where I live anyway.^^;
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LordPendragonOfCaria Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the fave :D
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I-am-Evil-Tree Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Thanks for adding Aizen IPhone to your apptly named collection :D
Heh, get it "app"-tly named ... nevermind
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okbrightstar Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :giggle:
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