Welcome I Am The Artist in Wonderland
This is a personal (but not private) blog of a troubled, eccentric artist just trying to get through life as best I can. To find out more of what this blog is about, please see the new Mission Statement by clicking that link or continuing to scroll down. The newest twenty posts are queried on this page with the newest of those closest to the top. To see every post, and in a more themed setting, check out the pages via the menu at the top of this site. Some of the top pages are the Journal, Status Updates, and Galleries with more coming up very soon as I continue to reinvent this blog. If you’re still not sure where to go, just keep on scrolling down!
To see my official digital art gallery website, please visit: Dream 9 Art
If you are a fan of the PC game The Sims 4, please visit my mods & more resource site: Simularity
Goodbye My Beloved
Goodbye to my beloved Aayla. I’ll miss you forever. My heart is broken.
Status Update 007
Aayla crossed the rainbow bridge today and 9am. I’ll forever miss her.
Status Update 006
Aayla isn’t feeling well today. She’s acting strange and not eating. She just doesn’t look right either. I’m so worried for my baby. I’ll be taking her to the vet in the morning. For now, I’ll try to lose myself in my art and video games before I can start crying.
Status Update 005
At the moment I am working on some new artworks (fan art, mostly) while Jojo plays on his play gym with some new foot toys and Aayla is snoozing by my feet. All in all, a good day so far.
What to Do Now
I am feeling mostly okay but I can’t figure out what to do today. Work on art? Sims? Play a video game? I don’t know!
How I’ve Been and How I Am
This post is an update on life as I know it with some other things scattered here and there.
Status Update 004
Currently working on some mods for The Sims 4, listening to my classic rock playlist, and feeling the wind come in through my window on the first 80-degree day of 2023. There will most likely be some strong storms later.
Off to a Good Start
Well, I think it’s safe to say that this year is off to a mostly good start. Jojo is settling into his new home quite well. He trusts me enough to go to sleep on my lap or shoulder, whichever is handy when he’s sleepy. He’ll even cuddle up to my neck and face for […]
My Best Art of 2022
In this gallery post I am showing the artworks that I think were the best of what I created in 2022.
Another Year Over
The customary and expected “end of the year review and hopes for the new year” post.
Status Update 003
I’m currently trying to prepare for “Blizzard ’22” while keeping Aayla and Jojo warm and with full bellies. It’s getting nasty out there, I just have to hope the power doesn’t go out or we’ll be really in trouble!
Fluffy Little Jojo
This gallery post is for my newest addition, a baby Goffin’s Cockatoo whom I have named Jojo.
The New Addition
All about our road trip to Louisiana to pick up the new addition to my world, a baby Goffin’s Cockatoo.
Status Update 002
Thanks to my mom, I have just become the happiest person in the world!! I’ll post more details this Saturday about this exciting development. Stay tuned!!!
Pop-Free, Well, Almost
Yes, it’s true. I am selling all of my Funko Pops so I can have the money to achieve my dream.
In a Dark Place
I’m in a dark place right now but I’m getting help and I have a dream that might alleviate the darkness completely.
Status Update 001
I restarted my blog again. I have my reasons. Right now, I’m in a very dark place. I don’t know how much longer I can keep going while feeling this way.
My Best Art of 2021
Here I have collected what I think are my best artworks of what I created in the year 2021.
My Best Art of 2020
Here are what I think are my best artworks that I created during the year 2020 when I made a record 54 different artworks.
My Best Art of 2019
Of the artworks I created in 2019, here are the pieces I consider to be my best of the year including one that may be my best ever.
Mission Statement What is AIW All About?
The point of every personal blog I’ve ever had on the internet has always been to document my progress as I attempt once again to get my life on track with some fun diversions along the way. I talk about my health and my work along with all of my hobbies in a way that’s (hopefully) entertaining for both you and me. Regardless of whether it is entertaining for me, or you, I have always found writing these blog entries to be very therapeutic. Even if few ever read these words, it still benefits me to write and continue to create this blog. So, I shall continue to publish this blog for as long as I feel like it, whenever I feel like it and sometimes even when I don’t feel like it.
So, who am I? I am a 37-year-old digital artist from a little town in Southern Illinois who has a penchant for blogging. In addition to being an artist who works in the niche 3D digital art industry I am also bipolar, a hobbyist photographer with two cute chihuahuas, a collector of Funko Pops, and an obsessive gamer who also mods the crap out of said games. I blog about all that and a little more here @ aiw.dream9.art I have literally been blogging since 1998 when I got my first at-home internet connection. I quickly taught myself to code html websites and later on learned WordPress. And now here we are. Below are some of the topics, features, and more that you can find or will find on this blog:
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Since December 2022