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Zie Darling | illustrator ☕️🍂  Illustrator & storyteller living in #Nashville Still waiting on my Hogwarts letter tbh. Find me on Patreon via > @ziedarling_patreon

Sketchbook doodles ✏️☕️📚 also, really liking this quote right now. Don’t get me wrong, I like my boring life. But I don’t want it to be boring because of fear, but because I like “boring” things. Know what I mean? .
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It’s been difficult for me to get going this month / year. My mental health isn’t great currently & so it’s very slow going. But little by little, I’m working on it.
I don’t really do resolutions, but I got myself a new little bullet journal to try and keep myself a bit more on track and to put little inspiration collages / vision boards. This is my 2019 vision board, with spots for “prayers” and “blessings” under it. Would you like me to share more of my bullet journal on here? And anyone else just totally struggling this month? .
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Custom portraits are open! Including: family, individuals, pets, Harry Potter themed ones, Newt Scamander themed ones and building / house ones! So if you’d like to give your Valentine something really thoughtful and just for them, spots are open! They’re available now through next Thursday or until spots run out, so pop over to the link in profile or ziedarling.com/shop 🥰 swipe for some examples .
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And here’s the #narnia / The Lion, the Witch & The Wardrobe piece finished. I had fun working out how to show one of my favorite scenes but also incorporate the wardrobe itself. I gave this as a gift to my gramma for Christmas, as she and I used to curl up in her bed and she would read the stories to me. They are some of my fondest and earliest memories that I’ll cherish always.
Do you have a book or books that give you the warm fuzzies? .
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Sketch & working out the colors for a piece from #narnia / The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe.
Patrons, the entire process video for this is up on our account, so just go to Patreon.com/ziedarling to watch that 💛
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! .
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Doing the #topnine thing! Thank you all for your support this year! You all are amazing and I’ve loved getting to know you more and more! And I’m also pretty happy by how much I’ve grown as an illustrator this year. I have some pretty big goals for next year, number one being finding an illustration agent (HMU if you have recommendations, experiences to share, etc. on that front please!!) and I’m excited to bring you along that journey as well. Wish me luck! .
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I’ve been seeing the #myfavoritemeds tag quite a bit lately & wanted to participate as I believe it’s vital for us to talk about this stuff openly in order to normalize these types of conversations. I take medication in order to help with my depression, my extreme anxiety, OCD and PTSD. (I’ve also been seeing therapists for even longer but that’s another convo for another day.) I grew up watching my sister being put on medication after medication (some helped, some didn’t, some made her a zombie) and so I harbored a deep and bitter resentment towards medications of any kind. And I refused to try anything out at all.
But last year, I hit the absolute bottom of hell. I could barely speak, I could barely move and I was paralyzed with constant fear, panic and desolation. I remember my mom calling me and I wept with the weight of it all. She finally convinced me to see a doctor and at least try something, anything, just to help.
My parents spent days researching then calling around and trying to get me an appointment. Because I couldn’t do it myself, that’s how low I was. But they found someone. Fast forward a bit, I’ve tried a lot of different medications now and some helped, some didn’t. But what they did do was give me just enough hope to keep trying, to keep fighting.
Now, I see a psychiatrist who is so amazing. She has helped destigmatize medication as a whole for me and keeps helping me find what I need, on my terms. She’s completely involved me in the process of my own healing and that’s been pretty empowering.
Currently, I’m taking Seroquel & Valium.
And while I’ll be the first to tell you that these aren’t 100% perfect, they’re damn near close enough right now. I used to have upwards of six panic attacks a day, now I’ve had like three almost this entire year. The medications have been pretty life changing.
I just want you to know that if you’re suffering, if you’re coasting, if you’re doing really damn well right now, I see you. I see you and I love you.
Thanks for letting me share part of my story today. Feel free to share yours below or on your own post 💛 #invisiblepain #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthmatters

I’ve loved drawing your pets, families and Harry Potter themed portraits the past few weeks! I have been able to get quite a few more done a day than I had thought I would, so I’ve still got some spots left in the shop if you’re looking for a personalized and meaningful holiday gift for either you or someone you love! These illustrations can be used as Christmas or Holiday cards or you can have them printed on journal covers, coffee mugs, sweatshirts or just as a framed print! The options are limitless and I can tell you that making these for you all is such a pleasure. I’m so honored to be drawing such meaningful gifts for you and your loved ones! So thank you for that! If you haven’t grabbed yourself one but want to, there’s a link in my profile! .
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Been in an art funk lately, so I made myself push through and finish this today. I’ve been working on custom pieces nonstop (which I’m so thankful for your orders! Thank youuuu) so it was nice to pause and do something else for a minute.
Tonight we are wrapping Christmas gifts, we already watched the Nutcracker & have plans to watch Sorcerer’s Stone and have peppermint hot chocolate. Though, I’d really like to go to a holiday store and get all the sweet holiday treats. What’s your favorite holiday treat?
I’m pretty partial to peppermint bark and mini sweet pies or tarts myself. 🎄🎁🎅🏻❄️
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I’ve been itching to start decorating my #bujo again, so here’s my monthly spread for December! I used a few vintage Santa elements & the rest was from my printable Christmas illustration kit in the shop. I really do love making those. I just print them all out on sticker paper, cut them out & bam. Easy, peasy bullet journal decorating. 📚✨
Do you journal? .
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I wonder what little miss Olive got for Christmas this year? This cozy little print, along with sticker sheets to match are being sent out in the next couple days for my November Snail Mail Kit Patrons. I’ll also be including a handwritten Christmas card from me! Hope you like your goodies, Patrons!
If you want to test out Patreon, get exclusive access to our private Instagram account, videos, blog posts, sketchbooks, printable, snail mail kits and more, you can pop over to the clickable link in profile > @ziedarling_patreon or go to Patreon.com/ziedarling you can change your pledge at any time. Andddd Last chance for this month’s snail mail kit! 🐌 💛
So come on, tell me what you think she got? I think it’s books 📚😘🎁
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With it getting dark around 4:30, Christmas lights keep a place rather cheery, don’t you think? Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love fall and winter, but it IS pretty easy to lose track of time. It’s only 8:30 and I thought it was almost midnight 🙈 Anyone else having a hard time getting used to the new daylight schedule?
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