a better now

* inhales so long they inhale a whole burrito *

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA———-!!!!!!!

I HAD FORGOTTEN I HEARD SOMETHING DROP FROM THE MAIL SLOT EARLIER AND THEN I WENT TO GET MY FOOD DELIVERY AND 

THE THING I COMMISSIONED FROM @ofpaintedflowers ARRIVED SAFE AND SOUND BUT –!!

OH THIS IS A BIG AND RATHER THICK ENVELOPE

OHHHHH

excuse the blurry pics i’m still shaking over this!!

COMPLEMENTARY STICKERS???? WOAHHHHH

THIS!! THIS PRINT!! THE FIRST PIECE OF XENIA’S I SAW AND INSTANTLY WAS TAKEN WITH i’m still crying over how beautiful the flowers are, i’m such a sucker for this sorta ethereally/otherworldly elegant stylization and aaaaa the kids are so smol it’s adorable

MAIN DISH!! THERE’S TWO?? I NEED TO FIND THREE FRAMES!!

it’s still so beautiful and melancholic HNNNGH MINE KOKORO !! and the metallic inks look amazing, gold in reigen’s hair, silver in the roses and the smoke, ahhhh also on the rest of the flowers too, it looks fucking EPIC irl

“oh a cute wintery serirei! how nice, looks like it would work for the cold/warm prompt…” *squints* “why is seri holding that coat over his head…. and what’s with how big reigen’s coat is… and a shopping bag…?” 

“w a i t - !”

!!!! IT’S FROM SHIT-ALL MY FRIENDS I’M DEAD IT’S FROM CH 11 AND I DIE IT’S SO CUTE AND AAAAAAA I DID NOT EXPECT THIS AT ALL!!!

got a touching letter too! HONESTLY i didn’t mean to get hanahaki/art relating to my fic originally but i got carried away after xenia talked about liking it ahaha~!! ZERO REGRET about it tho, it was a great decision, thank you for dragging me into it!! 

in general, a massive T H A N K  Y O U  for the gorgeous piece, and all the extras!! you shouldn’t have ahhhh i gotta sit my ass down and whip some more fic out, i can’t thank you enough!!

anonymous asked:

Do you have some advices to get better at art ?

Hello there!!  I think the best way would be to fix yourself a reachable goal. Like for example “I want to get better at faces” or “I want to be better at colors” or “I wanna paint clothes like Sargent”. Once you get a goal in mind, it’s easy to just go for it. Analyze and try to understand how to achieve it. Look at tutorials, look at your fave artists, look around you, take notes, and practice. A drawing a day is really good. Be it a silly doodle, it’s okay, just draw everyday.

And the most important thing I can tell you is, Be Kind to your art. Be patient with your art. When you don’t like a drawing, don’t throw it away, take a moment to stop and think about why you don’t like it, how next time you can make it better, how  you can improve it and what you actually like in this drawing. Strive to improve with a good mindset, don’t be too hard on yourself. We all make mistakes and we all learn from them.

Good luck to you! Also, show your work to others, constructive criticism is the best to train our eyes. And take breaks! Gotta stay healthy~~

what did i miss?

daddy’s back.

Blood drips from your lips
The ghost of a grin
From a silver chalice you sip
Looking to the devil to abate you of your sin
But tell me when did love
Become the thing to tip
Your throne from heaven
And when did death become akin
To another nip left on your lover’s hips?

He built you a grave of blood and bone
and still you called him king
Until his muscles turned to stone
And his mouth forgot how to sing
Some say that any despair sown
Belongs to family and family alone
As if because there were no wedding rings
Your grief will not make itself known
But here’s the truth– you were not just some simple play thing
instead you were everything