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Icon Empress
An Oasis of Icons
I'm back with a new icon community! 
7th-May-2011 03:07 am
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*resurrected* Yes, that's right - I'm back! It's been almost 2 years since I made that hiatus post. I had never intended for it to be so long but it just happened and it was very unfortunate. Firstly, my laptop's hardware broke shortly after my exams and I lost over half of my files, including the Photoshop program and other related stuff like textures and what not. It was a real bummer, I was so frustrated! I tried to retrieve everything with the help of my dad but failed..
I didn't feel like starting all over again from scratch so I gave up this hobby of mine.. =/

Secondly, my life was changing. I moved back to my homeland, Estonia, and left a relationship. Then I returned to uni and continued my studies, while dealing with personal issues and a surgery.
Basically, life got a little crazy in the end, and I had no time to think about making a comeback. At the same time, though, I missed doing something creative and I did check this place from time to time. Some of you left me very kind and thoughtful comment, so I just wanna thank you guys for all the support and I'm glad that you liked my graphcis so much! You're the reason why I'm back. :)

Just so you know - my style/taste in icons has changed a little, but not drastically. I'm just not so much into the whole pagan-gothic-fairy-fantasy thing anymore. I hope that isn't a disappointment. Now I'm a lot more appreciatve of stock and nature art. I'm also a huge movie buff so expect lots of movie icons in the near future! Oh and as for my spiritual views (if anybody's wondering), I've found myself leaning towards Tibetan Buddhism for the past 2 years or so.

Here's my new graphics journal/icon community if you're still interested:

So yeah, you can find my new stuff over there. I've already made my first icon post! PLEASE, FEEL FREE TO JOIN/WATCH! :)-
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7th-May-2011 08:21 am (UTC)
Hey, thanks! Things are definitely going better for me.

And yeah, I kind of expected less replies, actually. I wasn't sure if everyone would still remember me and be around. But it's ok. Even just having one loyal member makes me smile and gives me some inspiration. :)

Ironcally, icon makers are even more fickle than members/watchers.. (I'm a good example now, lol).
15th-May-2011 10:45 am (UTC)
Welcome back :)) - I join your new community asap. :))
15th-May-2011 12:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
22nd-May-2011 08:27 pm (UTC)
I remember you! It's been a while since I've been back on LJ as a regular member (going under different names, for right now I have a name that suits, I think, but I've definitely appreciated your icons in the past). I had to comment because when you mentioned Tibetan Buddhism, my jaw dropped. That's pretty much what I've been thinking of, too! I was really interested in Buddhism at university, and I just really resonate with that sort of thing. Anyway, I'll pop on over to your other journal because I'd LOVE to include more Buddhist stuff with my journal (and credit you, obviously!). Anyway, just wanted to wave and say there are others who appreciate you. :-)
22nd-May-2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
Hiya! :) *waves back* Thanks for the nice comment!
Yeah, I've always felt drawn to Tibetan Buddhism ever since I was a child, actually. I grew up watching movies such as Kundun and 7 Years in Tibet. I attend a dharma center every once in a while and have become friends with all kinds of Tibetan people, but mostly lamas and monks. They're truly kind and friendly. So they're kinda one of the main reasons why I feel at home with this.
22nd-May-2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
*nods* I get that. My senior year in high school, I was in an art class, and our substitute for the second semester (our other one took a sabbatical, but the one replacing her was so cool) actually took us as a class to go watch the Buddhist monks in the Fine Arts Center (Salem College in the US, all women college), create a sand mandala on their peace/Free Tibet tour of the States. I went there twice, and just being around that really helped me out of a depression that I'd hit at that time in my life. Have you watched "Blindsighted"? I've just heard of it, and watched the trailer. It's about Tibetan (I think!) children, all blind, with blind leaders, climbing the mountain that's in the shadow of Mt. Everest. Not specifically about Buddhism, but thought it might perhaps interest you.
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