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Been a while since I uploaded anything on here. I have one ready to upload, and three that are in various stages of completion, but as to whether I do finish them is a different matter.

One of the reasons I haven't done much work is because I got a kitten a couple of weeks ago. My brother's cat had a litter and I'd been waiting for the recommended eight weeks with parent to pass before I brought him home. I named him Goya after the Spanish painter Francisco Goya. He's delightfully batshit crazy, with less than delightful sharp teeth and claws, so I'm not expecting to be able to wear panty hose during his lifetime. At present he's developed a habit of completely freaking out at seven in the morning, which coincidentally, is also when I'm going to bed lately. When he finally calms down, he'll come and snuggle up next to my head. It's probably only because I'm warm, but it's cute and adorable all the same. When he purrs he sounds like a two stroke engine, lol.

My packets of rolling papers are no longer safe, and I've resigned to just taking one out and throwing them down for him to maul. There are about three packets scattered around the room at the moment. He also likes playing with my lighter, so I usually have to locate that every time I want a cigarette. For a while, my computer wasn't safe either, as he'd managed to reboot or shut it down by standing on the keyboard. I wasn't sure it was him doing it though, due to it happening either when I was asleep or had been out of the house for a long time. But recently I discovered a free program called Kid Key Lock. I'm using the portable version, but I have it set to lock all my keyboard keys and mouse buttons. I also read that cats don't like sticky tape, so various parts of my computer desk have strips of double-sided tape -normally used for holding down carpet- on them. It was only when I took these measures and the computer issues stopped that I could conclude it was my furry little friend causing them.

Still, he's proving most effective in cheering me up (mostly, lol) and making me look after my home a little better. Which was part of the reason for me getting him in the first place. I may not care much about such things if it's just me here -and it invariably was- but I won't allow something or someone else living with me to suffer the apathetic nature that accompanies my mental health issues.

He scared me half to death the other day, as he kept staring at the light bulb in my room. At the time he was resting on my lap, and I did try to stop him from doing it. But discouraging a kitten from anything is easier said than done. What scared me was when he tried to stand up, he kept falling over. I immediately thought he'd damaged his eyes in some way, and proceeded to have a panic attack. I needn't have done, as he was perfectly okay about five minutes later, and happily chewing on one of my packets of rolling papers. It did, however, illustrate to me that while he may be batshit crazy, with more than a few habits I'm not enthused about, I've become very attached to the furry little maniac in a short space of time. It also made me order a nice uplighter light shade off Amazon.

I'm sure that as time passes, he'll calm down and be slightly less freaky deaky than he is now. In fact, he'll probably become calmer next Spring... when I have his furry little plums removed.

And for the curious, this is what my Goya looks like - Kitteh!
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  • Listening to: Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (Scratch)

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Helen
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: My bedroom. Though there's an adjoining room that has damp, and there's a kitchen, too...
Favourite genre of music: Classical, EBM, Industrial and Alternative
Favourite style of art: Photorealism, Surrealism, Vanitas
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Wallpaper of choice: One of my own images
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HJ-Valdi Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure :)
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Six-Kings Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Helen, Thanks for the fav on 'Lunch at the Lake'! :) (Smile)
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HJ-Valdi Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome, Pete. Thank you very much for the info :)

I think your work really should be getting more exposure on here, so feel free to look through the groups I'm part of and see if any of them are a good fit for you.
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Six-Kings Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Helen - Thanks for your kind comments on "Cracking Jenny's Tea Cup" :) (Smile)
The houses are from the Dexsoft - Medieval Village pack and the docks are from the Meshbox - Orc Village pack.
Thanks again!!
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DaveAgain Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I shall! I have always belived in you reap what you sow, so what you give you will receive.
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