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I love getting art :o

Is there interest in me posting various stages of my artwork (WIP type shots)? 

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Lacey Ewald
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Taks Patreon || TaksArt on Facebook

I am Tak (Lacey Ewald)

I am a 'hobby' artist, with a degree in Zoo Keeping technology, and a passion for Animals. I currently work as an Animal Care Specialist: Behavior, at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.

I love to paint on canvas with both acrylic and water color paints (mostly acrylic). I paint both natural, and nerdy things.

My artwork can be enjoyed on Facebook (along with updates on what I will be working on next, what I'm currently working on, and where I will make appearances next).

I am also on Patreon, where you will find tutorials, works in progress, and (soon) videos and clips of painting and techniques i use.

Taks Patreon || TaksArt on Facebook

Friends/Family you should certainly check out.


My first full painting tutorial is Posted! :) I am looking for feedback on what was useful/what wasn't. I'd like to make sure the tutorials I'm providing are actually Useful!

The tutorial is for the Gizmo painting below, and can be found in my Patreon feed, and is available to any Patron of mine, at any level ($1 and up)

Ittybittygremlins by TaksArt

Tonkshealthy by TaksArt

My best friend has this AMAZING cat. Her name is Tonks. (Nymphadora actually, but we never use that name).

Tonks is very social and befriends people quickly. she loves to go on walks (on leash) at the university where my friend lives and works. She finds feral kittens and points them out to be found, while on her walks, and she complains at the soccer players when they are using "her" field.

She is talkative, and well complain loudly, or just start up a conversation with you. (i love chatting with her on the phone actually. Once my sphynx started meowing back, and we let the two of them have a conversation over the phone for quite a while o__o)

then there is her's the softest. i mean...chinchilla has nothing on her.

My friend came home to find Tonks in a strange neurological state. She was silent (so weird) and seemed very out of it. she quickly became basically completely unresponsive as she was rushed to the emergency vet.

she stayed over night there, and has since been moved to a specialist. 

The good news is, she's becoming responsive again (we just went and visited her and she screamed complaints at us! Never been so relieved to hear a cat SCREAM).

tonksVet by TaksArt
(alexis holding tonks today. so much perkier and actually aware of her surroundings again!!)
Tonksvet2 by TaksArt
(me holding Tonks today. she was not fond of the pictures)

The emergency vet cost over $700, and she's already put down $1300 at the specialist, but they are keeping her overnight again. There is a possible foreign body that may need to be removed tomorrow. either way she's already spent over $2k (not that there is any price limit on the life of a best friend and family member), and the surgery is going add a lot. (as well as the overnight fees, and liver and kidney tests being done)

Basically, Tonks needs all your prayers or good vibes you can sent (as does her human mommy), but also, if you have a dollar or two to spare, there is a gofundme set up to help with her vet bills, especially if the surgery happens. Alexis has already exhausted all of her savings (both her 1k she had set aside for any vet needs for her cat, and her own savings for emergencies).

and if you don't have a dollar to spare, that is ok. you'r prayers/vibes are appreciated, and maybe you can pass on the word? The more positive energy we can get towards this the better! <3

thank you everyone.!/Ta…

Dont forget to enter to enter to win the free 4x6 print!

Raffle will be run at 6pm colorado time, TONIGHT. So get your name entered before then!

Also, don't forget, if TaksArt can get 70more followers on facebook by the 28th, I will be doing a second print give away, this time of my toothless painting!…

Go here to win a free print! All it takes is a quick like of the post to enter! 

Remember if I hit 300 follows by the 28th I'll be doing a Second giveaway!


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lait-ah Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank for the Llama :D
Haramihat Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the llama! I read the post about your friend's cat... Is she alright now? 
TaksArt Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I should probably post an update. . But tonks pulled through and is back to herself.  She has only one kidney that works now. .and its only partially functional now :c But they think its actually unrelated to what happened to her! She has a special kidney maintenance diet now at least
Haramihat Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
I'm so glad to hear! I have two cats myself and once the eldest fell from the sixth floor. It was a mess and cost really a lot to put her back together, but she's perfectly fine now!
TaksArt Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! I'm glad she's ok! :O that is such a long fall!
I get nervous with my own cats walking along the ledge of my Loft bedroom even. Only 2 of my 3 cats do it, if my sphynx did it, I think i'd just die of fright. she has no balance. none.
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ShiroHolo Featured By Owner Edited Feb 5, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the fave ^^
And thank you for the llama!(:
PotterFreakk08 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave!!!
Astra-Phantom5654 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks for the llama! :D 
kurosaki03 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
Thanks for the Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] 
LazyRayFinkle Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
Thanks for the llama. Have one. 
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