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WhiskyOmega
Artist | Professional | Varied
Canada
WhiskyOmega is a spirited varied artist from Northern British Columbia Canada who dabbled in a little of everything from graphic design to handcrafts and animation; she enjoys the challenge of trying her hand at new and exiting media.

Having had a passion for the arts from a young age, she's met relative success with her work early on when it was featured in her city's local art gallery when she was only eight years old, then a second time when she was sixteen. Since then she's received numerous awards for her artwork and literature, along with regular commissions from local and foreign clients for everything from business to charity. While freelanceing was never her #1 choice in career, she enjoys it as a hobby while she chisels away at her ultimate life goals of becoming a tattoo artist professionally and publishing her own series of books (comics, light novels and childrens' books)

When asked what her favorite themes to work on were, she replied " Anything to do with robots, mechs or armor, probably because I grew up loving to watch cartoons like Gundam Wing and Transformers."
Despite being an accomplished artist in her local community, Whisky's not shy to admit that she has no desire to reach any level of online or global fame for her work, seeming content with what she's achieved already.
When not creating artwork or writing up a storm she enjoys her full-time job cooking and bar tending by day, while by night indulging her passion for video games, horror movies, listening to music, looking after her beloved parents and volunteering where she can.
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First of all...HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I hope 2016's been good to all of you so far and continues to be as winter rolls into spring, spring rolls into summer and so on and on.

I know it's been a bloody long time since I was last active on dA and already some people around here are like "You're alive!", "Frankenstein's monster lives!" and generally wondering what rock I crawled out from under back into the light of day.
I missed being here a lot more then I thought I would now that I'm back and kick myself for drifting away in the first place, even though it really couldn't have been helped. It's still good to be back. ^-^

2015 was a pretty rough year for me and my family.
I make it a point not to mention my off-line life very much online just because, really, it's not necessary and I like to keep what's private, private. In the last six months I've had to learn how to be more open with my true feelings, however, because things have progressed to the point that it's just too big for me to handle alone and I've needed the help. I'm glad I did.

Little known to those who know me online, I'm actually a full-time caregiver for my disabled and aged parents as well as work full-time and pursue my passions on the side. Mostly art, video games and general geek culture. For the past few years I've successfully balanced everything pretty well until now. Everything hit the fan, however, when around summer 2015 my mother's health took a steep dive and in October of the same year she was diagnosed with a stage of cancer that was beyond treatment, told she'd not likely survive the next 12 months and placed into palliative care. 
Since then I've been laid off from my job and have been looking after her full-time along with my father and some help from the family.

I won't lie; things have been hellish. 
My mother and I have always been close and able to get along; I've always liked to joke that one minuet we might be yelling at one another for something, then the next we'll be laughing. My mother never coddled me or hid things from me as a child into adulthood, laying things out straight for me since the beginning and teaching me how to stand on my own two feet as a strong independent woman. She'd never had an easy life, being brought up in poverty and marrying young. She'd talk for hours about her life, the mistakes she'd made, the good times and everything she'd learned in the process. As a child, to me she seemed invincible, able to do anything. As a teenager she became human, capable of flaws and mistakes as the rest of us. And finally, as an adult and the one caring for her instead, she seems so frail and sad.
I don't even pretend to understand what it must be like to be told you only have a year to live, never mind both the emotional and physical pain involved in what she's going through. All I can do, besides meet her physical needs, is be there to listen for as long as she's home because by the time she'll be in the hospice is when she'll have to be sedated from the pain until the inevitable end.

It's hard to watch your mother die.
Which, I guess, is the long and short of it.

Naturally, all of this has effected my creativity and for the most part a fair amount of my art materials have been set aside and collected an impressive layer of dust by now. I've often tried time and again to pick them up and start something, but more often then not whatever glimmer of inspiration that spurred me on fades and I'm left catching myself looking off into space or daydreaming. Either that or whatever monstrosity I try and force myself to create end up in a pile of half-finished projects that will likely never be finished or thrown out altogether. 

The biggest mistake I made after mum's diagnosis was withdrawing from most social media online, as well as family and friends off-line, isolating myself and trying to take everything head on on my own.
It's only recently that I've seen that error and since started to get back into the online communities that use to lend me support and open up to those close to me, admitting this is way to big for me to handle solo. 
As a result some of the stress has been lifted from my shoulders and some of that old creativity I thrived on is returning; I've got a few projects already underway, have plans to revamp some of my existing artwork and reboot this gallery. It won't happen over night and I'll be taking my sweet time, but eventually it'll turn out one step at a time.

I'm not okay and I won't pretend I am, but I'm alright.
And I'm glad I'm back.
^-^

Thanks so much for your time.
Take care.
  • Listening to: Ghostbusters theme by The Living Tombstone
  • Reading: ALIENS
  • Watching: catching up on The Walking Dead
  • Playing: Minecraft
  • Eating: popcorn
  • Drinking: water

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First of all...HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I hope 2016's been good to all of you so far and continues to be as winter rolls into spring, spring rolls into summer and so on and on.

I know it's been a bloody long time since I was last active on dA and already some people around here are like "You're alive!", "Frankenstein's monster lives!" and generally wondering what rock I crawled out from under back into the light of day.
I missed being here a lot more then I thought I would now that I'm back and kick myself for drifting away in the first place, even though it really couldn't have been helped. It's still good to be back. ^-^

2015 was a pretty rough year for me and my family.
I make it a point not to mention my off-line life very much online just because, really, it's not necessary and I like to keep what's private, private. In the last six months I've had to learn how to be more open with my true feelings, however, because things have progressed to the point that it's just too big for me to handle alone and I've needed the help. I'm glad I did.

Little known to those who know me online, I'm actually a full-time caregiver for my disabled and aged parents as well as work full-time and pursue my passions on the side. Mostly art, video games and general geek culture. For the past few years I've successfully balanced everything pretty well until now. Everything hit the fan, however, when around summer 2015 my mother's health took a steep dive and in October of the same year she was diagnosed with a stage of cancer that was beyond treatment, told she'd not likely survive the next 12 months and placed into palliative care. 
Since then I've been laid off from my job and have been looking after her full-time along with my father and some help from the family.

I won't lie; things have been hellish. 
My mother and I have always been close and able to get along; I've always liked to joke that one minuet we might be yelling at one another for something, then the next we'll be laughing. My mother never coddled me or hid things from me as a child into adulthood, laying things out straight for me since the beginning and teaching me how to stand on my own two feet as a strong independent woman. She'd never had an easy life, being brought up in poverty and marrying young. She'd talk for hours about her life, the mistakes she'd made, the good times and everything she'd learned in the process. As a child, to me she seemed invincible, able to do anything. As a teenager she became human, capable of flaws and mistakes as the rest of us. And finally, as an adult and the one caring for her instead, she seems so frail and sad.
I don't even pretend to understand what it must be like to be told you only have a year to live, never mind both the emotional and physical pain involved in what she's going through. All I can do, besides meet her physical needs, is be there to listen for as long as she's home because by the time she'll be in the hospice is when she'll have to be sedated from the pain until the inevitable end.

It's hard to watch your mother die.
Which, I guess, is the long and short of it.

Naturally, all of this has effected my creativity and for the most part a fair amount of my art materials have been set aside and collected an impressive layer of dust by now. I've often tried time and again to pick them up and start something, but more often then not whatever glimmer of inspiration that spurred me on fades and I'm left catching myself looking off into space or daydreaming. Either that or whatever monstrosity I try and force myself to create end up in a pile of half-finished projects that will likely never be finished or thrown out altogether. 

The biggest mistake I made after mum's diagnosis was withdrawing from most social media online, as well as family and friends off-line, isolating myself and trying to take everything head on on my own.
It's only recently that I've seen that error and since started to get back into the online communities that use to lend me support and open up to those close to me, admitting this is way to big for me to handle solo. 
As a result some of the stress has been lifted from my shoulders and some of that old creativity I thrived on is returning; I've got a few projects already underway, have plans to revamp some of my existing artwork and reboot this gallery. It won't happen over night and I'll be taking my sweet time, but eventually it'll turn out one step at a time.

I'm not okay and I won't pretend I am, but I'm alright.
And I'm glad I'm back.
^-^

Thanks so much for your time.
Take care.
  • Listening to: Ghostbusters theme by The Living Tombstone
  • Reading: ALIENS
  • Watching: catching up on The Walking Dead
  • Playing: Minecraft
  • Eating: popcorn
  • Drinking: water

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barnowlgurl23 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday:la:
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WhiskyOmega Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanx so much! :D
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barnowlgurl23 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome:la:
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julietstone Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama! :D 
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DecadeX10 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Thanks for the +fav 
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for adding me to your watch list, i am utterly flattered :heart: ~Theresa
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WhiskyOmega Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love cooking and baking, so when I saw what you did I knew I had to watch you to see what you'd come up with next. :)
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QueenBeePlush Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the membership Bday gift ^^
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WhiskyOmega Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Twas my pleasure. :D
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TheLastCybertronian Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:
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