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The art of Thornwolf
Making my first post in a long time because I think necessity has looped back around enough that we need LJ again, so I guess I'll give it a shot? And public, wowww big day for me.

I pretty much live on Twitter these days. I'm @ThornwolfArt if you're not already following and would like to.

So what's new since I last posted? Well, a lot. skorzy and I are going to be celebrating our 1 year anniversary next weekend with a small group of close friends in Joshua Tree. See, we had planned on exchanging vows in Joshua Tree the first time around, but 4 days before our wedding the government shut down, and with it, all of the national parks. It worked out in the end with a backup plan, but we'd still like to have a 1 year reflection in our original location.

Also, I recently got a job! It was originally supposed to be a contract position that ended in October, but they like me so much they offered me a full-time job. That...that is a huge deal. I've been un/underemployed for over 2 years now, and fortunately we had one income so that was ok but wow. That just does a number on your self esteem and psyche. Not a lot of people know this because I find it irrelevant to my online life but I am (surprise) NOT an artist in my RL professional life. I'm a copywriter/marketer. I have been at this for about 7 years now and while freelance has been okay, I've been trying to get a full-time relationship with a company on a contract basis or even become an in-house employee, but it's been hard getting over the hurdles. Long story short, apparently I proved my worth, they love me, and I love them, and I'm happy!

I'm working on finishing all of the outstanding commissions in my queue so I can go back to doing art out of my own head again. That's where my Patreon comes in but I only have so much time to dedicate, so finishing my list of owes, not taking any more, then using Patreon to both encourage me to draw the things I've been meaning to and also give back to the folks who have supported me.

So yeah! Hi, hello. :)

*EDIT* It occurred to me that I never shared my wedding photos here! So here's a link to 2 Tumblr posts I put together outlining everything. I'm pretty proud of this, as it was mostly DIY on a limited budget and we had TONS of fun with it :3


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rebelsheart From: rebelsheart Date: September 28th, 2014 06:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Welcome back.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: September 28th, 2014 06:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! I feel bad I kind of bailed on this place but every time I sit down to write something I get distracted, then it goes so long and..welp. D:
growly From: growly Date: September 28th, 2014 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Welcome back to LJ :D I agree that it's still needed (or needed again?) Social media is just so lacking, and no new site has ever had the features LJ has, for whatever reason. The whole "make your real name and life public" trend is disturbing.

Happy anniversary to ya'll! :D
From: oldhans117 Date: September 28th, 2014 11:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi there

Glad to see your doing well and it look's like the wedding was a blast.
westly_roanoke From: westly_roanoke Date: September 29th, 2014 05:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Welcome back to the land of lots of words at once! :D
chenneoue From: chenneoue Date: September 29th, 2014 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Welcome back, and congrats! :D
kitsumi From: kitsumi Date: October 4th, 2014 04:39 am (UTC) (Link)
The wedding photos are awesome ! I miss Joshua Tree, I used to go every year for the Perseids meteor shower. If you get a chance you should check them out next year. I loved booking a sheep pass campground and inviting good friends. There are great rock formations at some of the sites perfect for climbing on and enjoying the night sky from. But I digress, happy to see you back on lj.
stokerbramwell From: stokerbramwell Date: October 9th, 2014 08:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I would love to see Livejournal start to make a comeback. I've missed there being more activity on this place so, haha...
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