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9 hats xii by lily-fox
9 hats xii
I've knitted more (and more skillfully) this year than any other. Many of you might know that my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in January (this would be her fourth bout with cancer). It seemed so bleak in the beginning, but she's doing extremely well -- after some radiation and chemotherapy, her numbers look good and she feels healthy and happy. It hasn't been a walk in the park, obviously, but it's been so much better than we expected. Further proof that for the women in my family, cancer is not a death sentence, it's merely an inconvenience.

I share this because it explains my lack of art and abundance of knitting. I went through this feeling of total hopelessness and helplessness, and the idea of drawing seemed so stupid and worthless. The best thing I could ever draw would only be a drawing. But knitting hats -- people need hats. Hats keep heads warm, they serve a purpose. Knitting beautiful hats made me feel useful at a time when I could only stand by and hope.

Drawing is important for me, and it does matter. It keeps me healthy and happy. But there's something especially therapeutic about knitting, too, about having a pattern, having math to refer to, to make a perfect object, and for it to be functional.

1 | 2 | 3
4 | 5 | 6
7 | 8 | 9

1. blackbird hat
2. chagrin falls hat
3. rocky river hat
4. berea hat
5. kristoff hat
6. seneca hat
7. kirtland hat
8. euclid hat
9. rubber city hat

Several of these are still available on Etsy, if you'd like one.
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9 hats xi by lily-fox
9 hats xi
I've knitted more (and more skillfully) this year than any other. Many of you might know that my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in January (this would be her fourth bout with cancer). It seemed so bleak in the beginning, but she's doing extremely well -- after some radiation and chemotherapy, her numbers look good and she feels healthy and happy. It hasn't been a walk in the park, obviously, but it's been so much better than we expected. Further proof that for the women in my family, cancer is not a death sentence, it's merely an inconvenience.

I share this because it explains my lack of art and abundance of knitting. I went through this feeling of total hopelessness and helplessness, and the idea of drawing seemed so stupid and worthless. The best thing I could ever draw would only be a drawing. But knitting hats -- people need hats. Hats keep heads warm, they serve a purpose. Knitting beautiful hats made me feel useful at a time when I could only stand by and hope.

Drawing is important for me, and it does matter. It keeps me healthy and happy. But there's something especially therapeutic about knitting, too, about having a pattern, having math to refer to, to make a perfect object, and for it to be functional.

1 | 2 | 3
4 | 5 | 6
7 | 8 | 9

1. seismic hat
2. heisley hat
3. beachwood hat
4. seabird hat
5. rolled oats hat
6. chillicothe hat
7. bedford hat
8. willoughby hat
9. bike trail hat

Several of these are still available on Etsy, if you'd like one.
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The Collector by lily-fox
The Collector

After Kit saw Guardians of the Galaxy, this super weird left-field crush came on her over the Collector, who is a difficult character to like. But I totally understand about those left-field crushes. I been there.

Having a thing for a minor (and primarily off-putting) character is frustrating because there’s very little in the way of fanwork, so I thought I’d show my sis some solidarity. She was telling me about the Collector’s backstory today, and it’s actually hella interesting. If they were to make a movie about him (they won’t), I’d watch the shit out of it.

And just in case anybody else out there has a thing for the Collector, you should check out Kit’s awesome fanfic and accompanying fanart!



[ reblog on Tumblr ]
The Collector © Marvel
materials: PS8 + tablet
Please do not reproduce without my explicit permission.

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Be my honeypie by lily-fox
Be my honeypie
Kristoff and Anna sweep each other off their feet. Literally and figuratively.

I did the linework for this months ago, but I've been in an art slump and never got to coloring it. I offered it to an incredibly talented artist friend of mine, and she started to color it (and it looked gorgeous), but she also hit an art slump, which I 100% understand. It's incredible how quickly you get drained and just don't want to do anything art-wise for a while. But I thought I'd throw some lazy tones on here and a couple of ubiquitous halos, so you guys have something to look at in the interim.


[ reblog on Tumblr ]
characters © Disney
materials: tablet + PS8
music: The Weepies, "Be My Honeypie"
Please do not reproduce without my explicit permission.
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lily-fox
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haole | cleveland original | hawaiian transplant |
german hybrid | illustrator | knitter | monster maker
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Aw, jeez, thanks for all the nice birthday greetings, you guys! :) I have to say, even though I haven't been as artistically active this year, you've been incredibly supportive, enthusiastic and encouraging. People talk a lot of smack about the DeviantArt crowd, but I've been extremely lucky to have such a great group of viewers. You make it fun. Extra fun!

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:iconpinkstar2004:
pinkstar2004 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
Can u draw Jelsa? Pretty please?Please 
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BiePuuuu Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey, your art is great!! :)
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lifaachan Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  New Deviant
Hello! I don't think you still make Alice and Reginald fanarts, do you? I really love your art but those with Reginald and Alice are amazing. I feel that I jumped into the fandom a bit to late since it is kind of dead right now.. But yeah. I'm sorry, I know you don't do request, but you're one of a very few who makes fan arts it that couple so I just had to ask! Really loving you art as I mentioned! Sincerely, Liv.
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plocarts Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi, i loved this lily-fox.deviantart.com/art/Ch… can i use it to tattoo myself??? 

waiting for an answer 
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KairaMcLilian Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Would You be so kind and tell me how You do Your lineart?
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Lou-Mi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
l♥ve your style! ;3
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JuneBubbles Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi! I wanted to tell you how AMAZING I think your artwork is! I especially love your Labyrinth artwork along with the adorable Disney work you do as well! la in love 
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TB-talia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hhnn-
I love you art! I'm glad I found you.
Peopleresayinghappybirthdaysooo...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!~ xD
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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
...happy birthday to you...=3
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lovecharmmaster Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Happy Birthday!!!!!
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