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Hey, I'm Carli. I like to come here and unabashedly scream into the void every once in a while. I'm in my 30's and hail from the great Canadian badlands where I currently spend my days lamenting my woes - or something!

I'm childfree (sterilized), atheist (but LOVE watching old man docs where they try to find biblical crap), and Rush is my favorite band.

I'm not into NSFW/lewd content or bot accounts though, so please don't traumatize me with your unexpected nudity, lol.

A little nervous about not seeing any money for this commission yet. Best case? I get paid and don't have to hold the finished piece hostage. Worst case? Another portfolio piece at least and somebody is getting IRL STABBED.

Selfie, lazy eye contact 

Drug and pain talk 

Woke up (well couldn't sleep really) to extreme nerve pain in my hands and feet. Turns out summer/hot temperatures can exacerbate symptoms. GREAT! At least I'm prepared this time around. My poor little sausage hands.

First real go at the painting part is done for tonight. I'll sleep and then look at it with fresh, criticizing eyes, haha. I showed a sneak preview to the guy who's commissioning me and he was stoked so phew and also yay!

Ok, those wings are REALLY not sitting well with me oh my god.

Fleshed out some decent progress on the book cover tonight. Watched Handmaid's Tale and ate some really gross chicken wings that aren't sitting well with me. Trying to decide if I should go to bed early, listen to a podcast, or watch another episode.

It can be 400 degrees outside and I'm still gonna go to Tim Hortons for steeped tea.

Good Omens spoiler, possibly. 

I feel bad sending preliminary sketches to people because they're DISGUSTING and messy and I usually have to send an accompanying paragraph/diagram of what the hell is going on and why.

I have a borderline embarrassing amount of "A cappella" music on my Spotify.

Wait, I'm NOT embarrassed AT ALL. THAT WAS A LIE. This is lit, yo.

Keanu Reeves has risen from his park bench, like a phoenix from the ashes.

Moral of the story? Watermark everything. Get payment first. Threaten your client with knife and sword emojis throughout the process 🔪 🗡️

The real annoying thing was that he knew how hard it was to make the book cover too. My auto immune hoopla wreaked havoc on my hands and this was before I was put on medication to combat the nerve damage.

I honestly hope his book is successful and everything, but I'm also very bitter and sad that he didn't even think twice about things on my end or comprehend that what he did was actually really shitty. OH WELL WHAT CAN YA DO 🤷

I have a new commission request, so that's exciting but also nerve wracking because it has to be good enough to be a book cover.

I did a book cover for a guy last November that ended up with me getting BURNED. It was such a weird thing. Paid me half up front then 6 hours after I sent the final files, said he forgot someone was paying into his Patreon to draw it instead and cut ties with me. It was a good friend's husband, so I couldn't exactly lose my cool on him either. BLACKLISTED THOUGH!

Adele in her final and ultimate form: a singing pickle. 

The first time I went to Arizona, I lost my shit because I've never seen cotton growing before and I spent an unhealthy amount of time just in the middle of nowhere staring at it all.

Then somebody gave me a uv light and told me about scorpions.

I wonder if that's a thing that people born and raised in Arizona have to deal with. Canadians wandering around in droves holding uv lights and scanning rocks and bushes on their properties.

Ok, that was six hours well spent, lol.

All I did was kill elk, harvest cotton and other herbs, and then run around in my bathing suit. JUST LIKE I DO IN REAL LIFE.

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