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Moonstar in Valkyrie mode by Arachne3003 Moonstar in Valkyrie mode :iconarachne3003:Arachne3003 6 2 A Curious Dragon by Arachne3003 A Curious Dragon :iconarachne3003:Arachne3003 7 0 Mage OC by Arachne3003 Mage OC :iconarachne3003:Arachne3003 1 2 OC Portrait by Arachne3003 OC Portrait :iconarachne3003:Arachne3003 3 2 Black Dragon Hatchling by Arachne3003 Black Dragon Hatchling :iconarachne3003:Arachne3003 5 5 On the Move by Arachne3003 On the Move :iconarachne3003:Arachne3003 0 0 Keltie by Arachne3003 Keltie :iconarachne3003:Arachne3003 0 4 Irises by Arachne3003 Irises :iconarachne3003:Arachne3003 2 0 First Dragon by Arachne3003 First Dragon :iconarachne3003:Arachne3003 12 10 Arya Stark Black and White by Arachne3003 Arya Stark Black and White :iconarachne3003:Arachne3003 1 0 Arya Stark by Arachne3003 Arya Stark :iconarachne3003:Arachne3003 1 0 What if Rachel Summers...? by Arachne3003 What if Rachel Summers...? :iconarachne3003:Arachne3003 11 2 X-23 Meets Star Wars by Arachne3003 X-23 Meets Star Wars :iconarachne3003:Arachne3003 5 2 C'mere  -  Timberwolf by Arachne3003 C'mere - Timberwolf :iconarachne3003:Arachne3003 4 0 Reboot Legion Christmas - part 6 by Arachne3003 Reboot Legion Christmas - part 6 :iconarachne3003:Arachne3003 3 1 Reboot Legion Christmas - Part 5 by Arachne3003 Reboot Legion Christmas - Part 5 :iconarachne3003:Arachne3003 3 1

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Hi.

I’m really sorry for disappearing so suddenly two years ago. I think I was in the middle of at least one conversation. I’m not sure anyone will even remember me, but there’s no excuse for how I just vanished. I should have at least said I was taking some time off from the internet.

I may have  mentioned in the past that I’ve been dealing with mental health issues most of my life. Two years ago things got kind of bad.  I didn’t just stop talking to people  —  I gave up art completely. I seriously didn’t draw a thing for two years. I felt I just wasn’t good enough and decided to focus on more practical things.

The good news is, I found out that most of my mental issues were being compounded by pinched nerves in my neck. They not only caused headaches, but also brain fog and exhaustion. (Things I’ve been told were caused by depression.) Fortunately, I got to a chiropractor before the damage could become permanent and the difference these last four months has been amazing. First I started writing again, then I tentatively started drawing. I still have a lot of learning to do, but I’m able to make connections between things in ways I haven’t done in years. I even started a blog a few weeks ago. (It's at acuriousdragon.com if anyone's curious.)

I also realized I miss this place, and the people I’ve met here.

So, I’m back, with new art, and hopefully I won’t  pull another disappearing act.

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Arachne3003
A. L. Dowdall
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Canada
Hi, I'm a Canadian artist who's just returning to art after giving it up for two years due to a misdiagnosed injury. I've got a lot to learn and relearn, but I'm determined.
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:iconlemgras330:
lemgras330 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 :happy: hug
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Arachne3003 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:tighthug: Having a good day?
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lemgras330 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Sign - 13 NaNo #21  Al!

Well... had way too much coffee and drawing too much! :omg:

How was your day Sweetie?
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Arachne3003 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gah! It's been pretty chaotic around here! Nothing bad, just lots going on.  I can't seem to find the energy to draw, though. I've done the ground work for a new twitter header, but I just can't seem to get it finished.

I'll send you a note tomorrow.  (A quiet day at last. 😊)
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lemgras330 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Al :heart:! :happy: hug
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Arachne3003 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :hug:
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Imagincloud Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thanks for the fave!
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Arachne3003 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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lemgras330 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi emoticon 
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Arachne3003 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, so cute! (^o^)
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