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It's been a wild month. After almost a year beating myself up for having an unsuccessful job search, living with my parents, having no social life to speak of, and doing the crappiest manual labor minimum wage job imaginable, I finally got a big girl job...almost. It's a paid internship, but it's the type where I'm working my butt off and getting tons of skills that I can use in the future. And there's a lot of room for advancement, so I'm super excited and hopeful for the future. I'm doing editorial work for an online magazine, which is pretty fun and which it turns out I'm pretty good at due to spending the vast majority of my free time blogging and browsing the internet.

It's made me totally reevaluate what I wanted out of life...I wanted to be an advertising creative, move thousands of miles away and live in a huge city. Now I'm like...on second thought, I've got a pretty decent life doing what I'm doing. I'ma keep at it and maybe one day I can afford a dog. (The true millennial dream.) 

I also moved out of my parents' house and started living in my own place again, so I'm dealing with all the insanity which comes from living alone and paying your own bills...I'm pretty busy. I'm trying really really hard to have all my ducks in a row at all times...not an easy thing. I deleted Tumblr and Facebook and basically all social media except Instagram, so even though I can't really connect to people socially as easily, I don't have those distractions (though look at me here on Deviantart, haha.) I'm trying to keep my car clean, purse clean, room clean, bathroom clean, laundry and dishes done, and work organized...whew. Plus I want to start a healthy meal plan and better budget, but first I want to get a handle on everything else before I even attempt those. I'm really really hoping that all my cleaning and organizing will become a habit and it won't be as much of a struggle. 

I went to Animazement and had a really fun time, but there came a point when I was in the Dealer's Room it dawned on me that I've seen so much of the merchandise before, and so many of the booths before, and so much of the art before and so many of the artists before...I even recognized cosplayers that I saw or met 5 or even 9 (!!) years ago. I realized that I'm kind of worn out on the cutesie faced on all the stuff you can buy, all the wee smiling foxes and kittens and cakes and bows and everything. It's like, that "awwhhh" response generated by all the imagery...I'm just tired of it. Obviously, I love stuff like that, and I'm not renouncing adorable kittens in my life or anything. I just don't feel the need to go to a highly concentrated mecca of it every year. 

This was my 9th year in a row going to AZ and I realized that it will be my last time going, at least as a spectator. Next year, I will either sell my art (WHICH I HAVE SAID I WOULD DO FOR NINE!! YEARS!!) Or not go at all. I'm leaning towards the former, though, so don't worry. And, there's always Dragoncon in Atlanta which I could save up for too. I love cosplaying, but I don't feel like AZ is gonna be the place it's going to happen anymore. 

I am looking for a table buddy for next year, by the way :) Although I have a friend who has said he wants to do it with me, it's not certain that that will happen because he has plans to move far away from Raleigh (which I totes understand.) And of course, I'm going to (sigh) really start working on my art again. I know, I've said it before so many times. But I've got a good feeling this time. 
  • Listening to: My heart
  • Reading: Between the lines
  • Watching: My back
  • Playing: With life
  • Eating: -
  • Drinking: -
What I've been doing for the past 6 months: applying for jobs, browsing tumblr, lying facedown on my floor crying, if anyone's wondering
  • Listening to: My heart
  • Reading: Between the lines
  • Watching: My back
  • Playing: With life
  • Eating: -
  • Drinking: -

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Spiderweaver
Avery :3
United States
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Current Residence: Cupboard under the stairs
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Why? Gonna buy me something? :P
Print preference: Beautiful, traditional, sketchy
Favourite genre of music: Depends on the song, not the genre
Favourite photographer: none in particular
Favourite style of art: Traditional!!
Operating System: Mac :( don't get one.
MP3 player of choice: tiny green ipod shuffle
Shell of choice: sandollars
Wallpaper of choice: National Geographic photos
Skin of choice: Snake
Favourite cartoon character: (OLD) spongebob, the powerpuff girls
Personal Quote: Only the shallow know themselves.
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It's been a wild month. After almost a year beating myself up for having an unsuccessful job search, living with my parents, having no social life to speak of, and doing the crappiest manual labor minimum wage job imaginable, I finally got a big girl job...almost. It's a paid internship, but it's the type where I'm working my butt off and getting tons of skills that I can use in the future. And there's a lot of room for advancement, so I'm super excited and hopeful for the future. I'm doing editorial work for an online magazine, which is pretty fun and which it turns out I'm pretty good at due to spending the vast majority of my free time blogging and browsing the internet.

It's made me totally reevaluate what I wanted out of life...I wanted to be an advertising creative, move thousands of miles away and live in a huge city. Now I'm like...on second thought, I've got a pretty decent life doing what I'm doing. I'ma keep at it and maybe one day I can afford a dog. (The true millennial dream.) 

I also moved out of my parents' house and started living in my own place again, so I'm dealing with all the insanity which comes from living alone and paying your own bills...I'm pretty busy. I'm trying really really hard to have all my ducks in a row at all times...not an easy thing. I deleted Tumblr and Facebook and basically all social media except Instagram, so even though I can't really connect to people socially as easily, I don't have those distractions (though look at me here on Deviantart, haha.) I'm trying to keep my car clean, purse clean, room clean, bathroom clean, laundry and dishes done, and work organized...whew. Plus I want to start a healthy meal plan and better budget, but first I want to get a handle on everything else before I even attempt those. I'm really really hoping that all my cleaning and organizing will become a habit and it won't be as much of a struggle. 

I went to Animazement and had a really fun time, but there came a point when I was in the Dealer's Room it dawned on me that I've seen so much of the merchandise before, and so many of the booths before, and so much of the art before and so many of the artists before...I even recognized cosplayers that I saw or met 5 or even 9 (!!) years ago. I realized that I'm kind of worn out on the cutesie faced on all the stuff you can buy, all the wee smiling foxes and kittens and cakes and bows and everything. It's like, that "awwhhh" response generated by all the imagery...I'm just tired of it. Obviously, I love stuff like that, and I'm not renouncing adorable kittens in my life or anything. I just don't feel the need to go to a highly concentrated mecca of it every year. 

This was my 9th year in a row going to AZ and I realized that it will be my last time going, at least as a spectator. Next year, I will either sell my art (WHICH I HAVE SAID I WOULD DO FOR NINE!! YEARS!!) Or not go at all. I'm leaning towards the former, though, so don't worry. And, there's always Dragoncon in Atlanta which I could save up for too. I love cosplaying, but I don't feel like AZ is gonna be the place it's going to happen anymore. 

I am looking for a table buddy for next year, by the way :) Although I have a friend who has said he wants to do it with me, it's not certain that that will happen because he has plans to move far away from Raleigh (which I totes understand.) And of course, I'm going to (sigh) really start working on my art again. I know, I've said it before so many times. But I've got a good feeling this time. 
  • Listening to: My heart
  • Reading: Between the lines
  • Watching: My back
  • Playing: With life
  • Eating: -
  • Drinking: -

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:iconanonymousaphasia:
AnonymousAphasia Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Hey, old friend. :) How are you?
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Spiderweaver Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
damn, I was just looking at your screenname and wondering how you were doing. I'm alright, so freaking much has happened since I saw you last, but I think I'm the better for it. How are you?
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VioletLeBeaux Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Thanks for watching! <3
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:iconvezarez:
Vezarez Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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Firefly-Raye Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watch~!
I'm so flattered you like my work! >//u//<
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TheFightingBull Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks for the fave!!
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Spiderweaver Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
no prob :)
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Ai-Megumi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the fave. ^.^
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consolecadet Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
thank you!
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kyupol Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
neat gallery you got... ^^
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Spiderweaver Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
thank you. :)
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Ballistyc Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
hey thanks a lot for favouriting my 'Centaur' sculpture.
I apologize for the late reply.
take care...drive safely
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alextso Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
THANKS :ahoy:
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Spiderweaver Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
no prob, your work is amazing :)
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MoonroadProductions Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Hey how do you post poetry to dA? When I try, it says you need a preview image, and that's all it shows when I click on the deviation. It makes you download the file in order to see the poem. I want it to look like your poetry submissions, where you can actually read them.
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Spiderweaver Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
underneath the big ''no files added yet'' box there are two buttons, one says add file, one says add text. Click add text, a box will pop up, copy and paste (or type) the text into it, then click okay. Then scroll down and click Submit. :)
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MoonroadProductions Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Cool, thanks.
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HajraMeeks Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favorite!
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Spiderweaver Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
no problem :)
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