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I haven't been very active  here for the last year or so. My health has progressively gotten really sucky in a lot of ways and also so much better cause now I know whats wrong. At the end of 2012 I had a severe allergic reaction to cedar trees, took months to recover and dealt with the horrific effects of immune suppressants. I started getting better and developed an allergy to walnuts, then pecans, gluten allergy worsened, latex allergy worsened, then lost peanuts, lactose intolerance became lactose allergy. Turns out I have this screwed up inflammatory response which causes a cascade effect. I have an allergic reaction and if I eat or come into contact with something similar to allergies I already have my immune system will just decide the similar thing is also attacking me and freak out. Food allergies are also so much worse than just hives. Obviously the anaphylaxis is pretty frightening but there are other symptoms like headaches, confusion, and muscle spasms. Whenever I hang out with new people I have to explain how to use my epi pen and that I can become so confused I wont be able to do it myself. Then I get to spend days in terrible pain as my muscles spasm uncontrollably. Needless to say, that slowed my work down considerably. Did you know you can buy benadryl in 600 pill bottles? I do now!

Things are a lot better now. Sometimes it's still a learning process and I pay for my mistakes in that regard but now that I understand how I have to approach my life and how I have to eat things are so much better. So many patterns are really coming now even my first knit patterns.

I've uploaded a bit of the work I did last year and very soon you'll be seeing new Tim Burton themed items, Harry Potter, steampunk, and fascinating uses for buttons.

P.S. you may be asking what latex has to do with food but fig trees produce latex. Losing figs was a sad day.
  • Mood: Compassion
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: Clariel
  • Watching: The Daily Show
  • Playing: StarCraft II
Antlers! by CreativeExcess
Antlers!
I had a crafting day last summer with my sister and friend and we made antlers! Admittedly I made the antlers. I used florist wire to make an armature then sculpted on air-dry crafters clay or so that what its called, its pretty much foam. I haven't used anything like it since childhood but it worked out well. Then I sealed it with mod podge and gave it two coats of black nail polish and attached them to a headband. We pretty much just use whatever on crafting days.

The set my sister is wearing in the photo was meant for me but I gave them to her when they came out so perfect with her mohawk.
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Optimus Prime by CreativeExcess
Optimus Prime
My son's Halloween costume! My mom works in an OR so she has access to all the cardboard one could ever want. I'm not sure how long it took, a week maybe? I measured and cut all the pieces from three very large boxes and went nuts with hot glue. Sealed the whole thing, painted/spray painted, then varnished it ( I was expecting rain). Despite his cool exterior he was so damn happy with it. He's a big fan of the original cartoon which I had to keep explaining to the kids who thought he looked all wrong.

He asked me to dress up to so I went as Jack Skellington however I forgot to take proper pictures of myself.
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Monkey by CreativeExcess
Monkey
Sketch commission for a friend whose yorkie had recently passed away. She requested a quick wash of color. Probably took an hour or so.

140lb hot press
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I haven't been very active  here for the last year or so. My health has progressively gotten really sucky in a lot of ways and also so much better cause now I know whats wrong. At the end of 2012 I had a severe allergic reaction to cedar trees, took months to recover and dealt with the horrific effects of immune suppressants. I started getting better and developed an allergy to walnuts, then pecans, gluten allergy worsened, latex allergy worsened, then lost peanuts, lactose intolerance became lactose allergy. Turns out I have this screwed up inflammatory response which causes a cascade effect. I have an allergic reaction and if I eat or come into contact with something similar to allergies I already have my immune system will just decide the similar thing is also attacking me and freak out. Food allergies are also so much worse than just hives. Obviously the anaphylaxis is pretty frightening but there are other symptoms like headaches, confusion, and muscle spasms. Whenever I hang out with new people I have to explain how to use my epi pen and that I can become so confused I wont be able to do it myself. Then I get to spend days in terrible pain as my muscles spasm uncontrollably. Needless to say, that slowed my work down considerably. Did you know you can buy benadryl in 600 pill bottles? I do now!

Things are a lot better now. Sometimes it's still a learning process and I pay for my mistakes in that regard but now that I understand how I have to approach my life and how I have to eat things are so much better. So many patterns are really coming now even my first knit patterns.

I've uploaded a bit of the work I did last year and very soon you'll be seeing new Tim Burton themed items, Harry Potter, steampunk, and fascinating uses for buttons.

P.S. you may be asking what latex has to do with food but fig trees produce latex. Losing figs was a sad day.
  • Mood: Compassion
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: Clariel
  • Watching: The Daily Show
  • Playing: StarCraft II

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Jenessa Rogers
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I'm a Certified Massage Therapist from Northern California. I love designing crochet and knit patterns and drawing portraits.

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mightythedj23 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Happy Birthday!
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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mightythedj23 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! How was your day, if I may ask?
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
It was good! I don't tend to do much for my birthday but cake and delicious food was involved.
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AlexKadin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Happy birthday :)
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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AlexKadin Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
Pleased :)
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Shadamylovers9 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Thanks many for the llama
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!
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makoheero Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
thank you for the Llama =) cake birthday cake Cake for Shifteh 
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