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... the equation of my health anyways. For years now I've known that I've had IBS, an auto immune problem that screwed up my body BIG TIME till I started eating a diet that my body didn't get hung up over, and during that time, I was recovering from a huge dose of fatigue that I thought was just plain old fatigue cause I could barely function- walking up Queen street, one of the main streets of Auckland CBD took a good hour and I needed countless breaks along the way. Fast forward a year or so, and I can now scale the whole street several times with energy to spare, but I still felt like something was holding me back.

Besides the fact that I'm still finding out things I can't eat 3 years after adopting the low irritation diet, I found that my energy levels would go up and down like crazy- the better I ate, the better my energy levels were, but I thought I was deficient in a vitamin or mineral- I did find out a year ago I was low on protein by a LOT. Anyways, I've been doing a mad hunt to find out what vitamin I was missing, and adrenal fatigue came up for the gazillionth time cause I fit the bill. I finally got a straight answer from my homeopath that it's what she's treating me for and she never told me cause it was a consequence of my IBS, and me not taking care of myself enough. I actually didn't know it was that bad, so I hadn't worried about being strict on things. 

Anyways, I need to adopt a heap of new habits to get my energy levels back. No sugar, no caffeine, eat breakfast, bedtime at latest 11pm... these are all things that are going to be hard for me T.T So... yeah- my back log of comments is huge, and I'm REALLY sorry, but it's cause I keep dropping my energy levels, and it's because my cortisol levels can't handle shit. I'm trying my hardest to be the me that I was before all of this but now I have to change that. 

So yeah- sorry it's all like this, and sorry for tl:dr. I think that's the final part of the equation that is my health, and I hope that adopting some new habits is going to change the person I am for the better. I'm DESPERATE for energy levels, and to pump out new art, and to learn colour so I can amaze you all again, and I have a plan for that! I just can't do the studies I need when I have my sugar crashes. It's... hard, but I know how to fix it now :)
  • Mood: Tired
  • Reading: Sherlock Holmes
  • Watching: Ben 10 Alien Force Season 7

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Susan Rugg
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
New Zealand
Hey guys- I'm a 30 something year old artist which enjoys fine art and making comics. I am a fan of a few fandoms, currently Green Lantern, Phoenix Wright, King's Quest / The Silver Lining, and Doctor Who.

I LOVE OCs- making them, writing about them, finding out other people's OCs, and drawing them.

I also LOVE ART. If you want to talk art, I'm always game to rattle on for hours about art equipment, techniques, books and stuff. If you want to talk about art or get critique, feel free to comment / PM me and I'm more than happy to give text wall responses :love:
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Have you ever had artistic burnout / art funk for a LONG period of time and got over it? 

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12 deviants said YES! (Please tell me about it- specially how you got over it)
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9 deviants said YES! But life got in the way- I didn't struggle to draw once my time became free again
17%
7 deviants said Yeah- I play too many video games though so I don't get as much practice as I should...
17%
7 deviants said Yes, but mine is because I think my art is shit so I'm not actually over it :/
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2 deviants said Yes, but I'm a writer (or some other art form) so my advice probably isn't helpful T.T (Talk about it anyways- I'm interested :) )
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2 deviants said Not really- hopefully I never get it :(
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2 deviants said Sort of.... Does this count? (Lets talk about it :) )

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REIdepenguin Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student General Artist
I read a few of chapters of Turnabout Attorney and Zeth's profile. he's really well written. I have yet to finish the fic but I must say: you're talented :D
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birthdays Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
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:woohoo: :iconcakelickplz: :iconballoonsplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconballoonsplz2: :iconcakelickplz:  :woohoo:

On behalf of the birthdays team, I sincerely apologise that your greeting has arrived late this year.

We hope you had an awesome birthday on May 18th, with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the lovely message TuT I was a little late on my reply too so don't worry about it at all :love:
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starwilliams Featured By Owner May 19, 2014   General Artist
Forgot to wish you happy birthday! I hope you had a great day. :)
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Star TuT Sorry about the late reply- life got a bit busy for me T.T
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Suprime1 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Happy birthday :)
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :love:
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Jasperinity Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Happy birthday! :D
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you TuT :hug:
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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
:hug: You're welcome! :3
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nekocrouton Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Oh wow, it's your birthday!! o:

Happy Birthday Arki!! :heart: :cake:
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Crouton <3 And up- another year older XD
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nekocrouton Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
It happens to the best of us. XD
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Olaf-The-Snowman Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*stumbles over from sparkles and shine*

Thank you, hon! TuT :hug:
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SilverMonki Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, hon :heart:
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vasglorious Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!  Airborne Have your cake and eat it too Airborne 
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^
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