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Wylie Blais
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Current Residence: beantown
Personal Quote: Nothing weird, nothing gay.


Journal Entry: Sun Jul 21, 2013, 5:13 PM

I've never had a DD before, and as someone who's been on DA on and off for getting close to a decade now I have loved to see what has come and gone for years in that filter. Whenever I've wanted some inspiration, DDs have been what I've looked at. As most of us do, we unassumingly open up our account to check our messages and expect a routine of checking for new art and a few comments here and there. I'm sitting here with over 1000 messages, various group invites, and hundreds of deviations to go through since I haven't been on in quite a few days. There's no way I can get through them all tonight, so, here's my message to all.

Thanks for all of the watches, favorites, and most importantly, the comments. I've read through some of them already and it is really heartfelt what everyone has said. I look back on Empowerment as one of my best pieces myself because I really put myself into the work. I've struggled with bipolar since I hit puberty and to help someone else through a rough patch really set in stone how much I actually care about the effect jewelry has on people, not the design itself. It is the main reason I have gone out of college and into the medical field, and why I made work about being an animal person. While I love jewelry that makes us beautiful, I care about making work that helps us see the beauty in ourselves and the gift of being alive. I feel very lucky now that I've been able to share this with so many people. I know the commissioner is going to see these comments and hopefully all these messages will brighten her day (even though she's doing well!) and continue to share the gift.

To everyone who shared a bit of their life story in the comments: thank you, it means a lot to me, and while I am going to try to think of a response for everyone I'm actually rather speechless. I never thought this would mean that much to someone other than myself and the commissioner, and you have proved me wrong. You've given me a lot to think about and I appreciate your honesty and openness.

Thanks to everyone :) You've made me rather bashful.

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Canis-Angst Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Deviantart says your birthday is approaching. happy Birthday!
woodcarve Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fav.
PsychoCandyKane Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave :)
QuintessentialArts Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Thank you for the fave.  It's kinda been a while.  I am slow :D

Dancer40320 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Late birthday :DD

i'm just a random deviant passing through, you have an interesting gallery! :)
Congrats on your daily deviation. 
zeiart Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthdaayy! (Sorry I couldn't make it to your art show. /cries)
wylieblais Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's okay, I just hate you forever :3
zeiart Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
/cries moar. 
Canis-Angst Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DA Tells me it's your Birthday so if it's not lying to me...Happy Birthday!
(And if it is lying to me, I apologize for the spam. xD)
wylieblais Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D not lying!
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