Days Go By πŸƒ

I remember when I was still living in Argentina, when I was a child and even when I was a young teenager: all my heart’s dreams and plans on hold due to circumstances that were out of my control, that feeling of waiting until someday, surely, things would be better. I was very optimistic, and I didn’t doubt this. I also had no expectation as to when. And my situation did improve, beyond my wildest dreams, but the road to that improvement would be slow, arduous, it would not be an immediate improvement, or one without terrible loss and sacrifice.

So, perhaps you’ll forgive me for adding a dose of reality to my outlook these days, even as my optimism remains, if rather dampened by maturity.

Before the virus hit, I was content, but not exactly happy given the events of the last few years. I felt (and feel) restless. A world that seemed big and full of possibility suddenly feels small and with few things left to discover. Obviously untrue, but I have become more jaded than I would like. There was plenty going on to distract me, though, so it was alright.

But now it’s gone back to a little of that old feeling. Someday surely things will be better. Someday, surely, I will feel joy and excitement again. But none of us knows when that will be. The virus could magically end tomorrow and we still wouldn’t have normalcy. If you’re not too young or too naive, you realize that the world has changed forever: the old world is forever gone. A new world in which we can be happy is sure to emerge eventually. Until then, I feel as though I am aestiving, not unlike my snails.

Speaking of them, the babies moved back into the bigger tank yesterday, with my wildies:

Everyone continues to do very well, especially my favorite oversized potato:

I’ve been doing a lot of personal art, not exercising at all, eating too many sweets, hating the heat and trying to get excited about my birthday. Tomorrow I’ll have a Zoom call with my mom. And that’s pretty much all that’s been going on.

I’m tired of drawing today so I think I’m going to do chores for a few hours. Hope everyone is having a nice week~ πŸ‘‹

Zad [Toyhou.se Icon]

I’m not sure what got into me this week. In over 10 years I never did this many pieces of personal art in a row. I apologize, because I have delayed commissions to work on. I just. Never ever do this. I imagine it’ll be years until it happens again. Lol

You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Copyright is Β© 2020 by Marina Neira McKinzie.

🍌 Dippy Dot 🍌 [Icon And Reference Sheet]

A ref sheet and icon I made for my adopted banana dessert piggy, Dippy Dot!

This is Dippy Dot’s original adopt image:

He was designed by JellyBeanPupper on WeasylΒ https://www.weasyl.com/~jellybeanpupper (but all personality details, name, etc are my own creation.)

πŸ„ You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use these artworks in any way or claim it as your own. Copyright is Β© 2020 by Marina Neira McKinzie.

πŸŽ€ Fairy Bread πŸŽ€ [Icon and Reference Sheet]

A ref sheet and icon I made for one of the only two adopts I ever bought! Fairy Bread can be requested as a caretaker if you commission me.

For those who don’t know, she is named after this dessert: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairy_bread

This is Fairy Bread’s original adopt image:

She was designed by Saberpunk on Toyhou.se https://toyhou.se/Saberpunk (but all personality details, name, etc are my own creation.)

πŸ„ You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use these artworks in any way or claim it as your own. Copyright is Β© 2020 by Marina Neira McKinzie.

Be Strong, Stay Safe! πŸŒπŸ―πŸ±πŸ¦‹πŸŒ·πŸŒˆ

Here’s a little piece featuring myself and my husband. Please don’t wear your mask like I’m wearing it here. If you leave your nose uncovered you’re being a dumbo. But I’m indoors with my family… so it’s ok. Lol. My husband’s little Subrosian character has no nose or mouth so I guess he doesn’t need one.

Also as cameos are some of my snails, as well as Ricky Parky and my cat Rosie. She’s my favorite part of this drawing.

πŸ„ You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Only the commissioner & those featured in the artwork may repost with credit and following my Terms of Use.

✨ Just a squelf, squelfin' around. ✨

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