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Journal Entry: Thu Aug 28, 2014, 2:00 PM


Hey Everybody,

I haven't written a journal entry in such a long time, but recently I've been through quite a bit, so I thought I'd write a new journal and share a little.  I don't normally talk much about my personal life here, but I think many things I've been through may have a big effect on my artistic life as well.

A little over a week ago I had some minor stomach cramps that grew increasingly worse.  I've had no major health issues in years, so I just thought this would pass.  Next thing I knew, it became so painful that I called an ambulance for myself,  was taken to a local hospital emergency room, and admitted to the hospital for a week with a case of acute pancreatitis.

I'm not a big drinker, but I do drink a glass or two of wine a day, and I am also a smoker.  The doctors attributed my condition mainly to drinking.  I was kind of shocked.  Well, I enjoy these things very much while fractalling every night, and now I'm not allowed to do them anymore.  What a bummer!!  I'm trying to take all this as a positive wake up call to start leading a healthier life, which I fully plan to do at this point, but I am truly concerned about how this will affect my artistic side.  I guess I will have to wait and see.

So this is why I haven't posted anything in more than a week (The longest time since I joined DA years ago!), and probably won't post any new pieces until maybe next week at earliest.  Right now I still have some recovery to go through. 

Lastly, I wanted say thanks so much for all of your support and kind comments on my artwork!  It really means a lot to me and I can't express how much I appreciate it!  I'm hoping to  be up and running again soon, and wondering what kind of fractals 'Aureliuscat 2.0' will be creating ... Lol.

All the best!!
Aureliuscat 2.0

  • Mood: Nervous
  • Eating: Low fat food only ...
  • Drinking: Nothing alcoholic, that's for sure!

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Mark Brady
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Current Residence: Long Island, NY
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Favourite genre of music: Old Folk, Classic Rock, New Electronica
Favourite photographer: My Dad - James Brady
Favourite style of art: Fractal Art Of Course!
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Favourite cartoon character: Ren And Stimpy
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jhantares Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I think I've fainted. 4+fav :) (Smile) 
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KEKART11 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student General Artist
I really enjoy dropping in from time to time to see your work. Inspiring and mind bending.
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AureliusCat Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Cool, thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it!! ;-)
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recycledrelatives Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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AureliusCat Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
My pleasure!! ;-)
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21citrouilles Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Thanks for the :+fav: :)
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AureliusCat Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
My pleasure!! ;-)
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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AureliusCat Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
My pleasure! :-)
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tdcooke Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
health issues are always a life changer to some degree...even tho art is like therapy, take your time and get back on track ...all the best.....from td...look forward to seeing your creative energies at full swing again!
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