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My whole life my family and I have owned house bunnies. Today I'm sad to say that the very last of our three mascot bunnies, Sheba, has passed away after 14 years of a long and happy life. After losing Tribble earlier this year, I thought I couldn't take another loss... In the end, I know they're happier and healthier, and now they're all together again. It's just so hard to know I'll be coming home this year at Christmas to a bunnyless home, for the first time in more than half of my life. 
In honor of my bunnies, here's some of their best moments... 
Meet Princess Sheba by ThirdPotato Sheba Chillin In My Lap by ThirdPotato BunnieswithHats- PrincessSheba by ThirdPotato Sheba the White Witch by ThirdPotato
Mr Tribble Says by ThirdPotato TRIBBLE TEH FUZZ by ThirdPotato Sir Tribbington Eats Banana by ThirdPotato Tribble Collage by ThirdPotato Sparkle Bunny by ThirdPotato Baby Tribble by ThirdPotato
Bunnies with Hats- RockoCowboy by ThirdPotato Rocko-coco by ThirdPotato Claw Piddies by ThirdPotato El Rocko Loco by ThirdPotato
Bunny Elven Christmas by ThirdPotato Tribble Clause by ThirdPotato Happy New Years 2012 by ThirdPotato Bunny Blanket by ThirdPotato Notepad- Bunnies by ThirdPotato Bunny Post by ThirdPotato Bunny Butts by ThirdPotato Bunny Ornaments by ThirdPotato Valentine- Bunnies by ThirdPotato

Fly on, my little buns
Corny Bunny Superheros by ThirdPotato
  • Listening to: Baguette Quartette
  • Reading: too much into it.
  • Watching: Too many crime documentaries
  • Playing: pretend
  • Eating: stuff I probably shouldn't
  • Drinking: coffee
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I turn 30 on the 21st
I'm not at all where I thought I'd be coming out of college.
I can't draw for long hours anymore so I work part time repairing accordions to supplement my income. I feel like I'm slipping into obscurity in the art world. I don't have any project or comic to be working on. I feel very much like a failure .-. I think I'm at the lowest point in my life socially, emotionally, physically, and as far as accomplishments go.
I used to be all go-getter, out to conquer the world, and now I consider it a good day if I can get up and get a cup of coffee. I don't like blaming problems on anxiety/depression because I feel like it's a lame excuse because everyone has it to some degree and I'm constantly told I'm 'fine' by people so I guess I'm fine :-/  I just wish my life would reflect that prognosis.
Sorry I wish I had something more positive to say XD

But thank you guys for your support. It means a lot to me. I feel closer with you folks online than I do with anyone I know in person .-.
  • Listening to: Baguette Quartette
  • Reading: too much into it.
  • Watching: Too many crime documentaries
  • Playing: pretend
  • Eating: stuff I probably shouldn't
  • Drinking: coffee
Anyone having CSRF errors when trying to upload something to DA?
  • Listening to: Klezmer accordion
  • Reading: too much into it.
  • Watching: Too many crime documentaries
  • Playing: pretend
  • Eating: stuff I probably shouldn't
  • Drinking: smoothies
I made a suggestion on the forum in regards to the Storage system in hopes of making it easier to store old deviations.

Please check it out and vote it up here: support.deviantart.com/hc/en-u…
  • Listening to: Klezmer accordion
  • Reading: too much into it.
  • Watching: Too many crime documentaries
  • Playing: pretend
  • Eating: stuff I probably shouldn't
  • Drinking: smoothies
Today is Holocaust Remembrance day. It's a time to honor and remember the people in our family, in our country, and around the world who fell victim to one of the world's most devastating chapters in history. It's a time to not only reflect on the past like it's a page in a history book, but also to reflect upon how we can prevent this from happening in our current day.

And while we should take a moment of silence to reflect, I'd like to also bring up some music by a sort of punk klezmer band- Daniel Kahn and the Painted Birds. His music, as described on the band's website, is "a mixture of Klezmer, radical Yiddish song, political cabaret and punk folk." He's got some edgy punk vibes in some of his songs, particularly on the album Partisans and Parasites as well as some beautiful folk on Bad Old Songs. He's got some songs in Yiddish, German and I think some Russian.  He's a bit radical when it comes to his political views, but his music is worth checking out and gets you to think.

Let's start with a beautifully dark one titled "Birkenau," which I think needs no explanation. But this seems appropriate for today. But please check out all of his other songs on youtube as well! There's a wide variety there from super edgy punk to soft folk to jumpin' Klezmer.


Here's a thing to consider this weekend: Talk to your parents or grandparents about the holocaust and how it affected them and reflect on what similarities you can parallel from the past to today.
  • Listening to: Klezmer accordion
  • Reading: too much into it.
  • Watching: Too many crime documentaries
  • Playing: pretend
  • Eating: stuff I probably shouldn't
  • Drinking: smoothies
Going to upload all the things I've been working on since November! Incoming flood warning XD
  • Listening to: Klezmer accordion
  • Reading: too much into it.
  • Watching: Too many crime documentaries
  • Playing: pretend
  • Eating: stuff I probably shouldn't
  • Drinking: smoothies
I had hoped that when DA got bought out, there'd be positive changes to improve it, but sadly it's only gotten worse. I guess they're not doing the thing where you send cards to kids in hospitals for a free month membership? It was such a great charity, and fun for artists to participate in. If they -are- going to do it, it's awfully late to start.
  • Listening to: Klezmer accordion
  • Reading: too much into it.
  • Watching: Too many crime documentaries
  • Playing: pretend
  • Eating: stuff I probably shouldn't
  • Drinking: smoothies
A big thanks to the few people who actually read my comic. It really meant a lot to me to have your support, and for the kind feedback.
It was really important to me to do this comic, as I had been waffling about starting anything with my Blood and Err cast for years now. I have had a bad experience with comics in the past, and it really took everything in me to build up the courage to even try again, and something serious for a change. I think this is the first time since Pompfiction that I took on anything of that level......
But honestly, in the end, I'm left feeling the same way I did about Pompfiction. Dissatisfied and depressed about the whole comic making process.
It was just too much work for very little impact. I didn't like how my story turned out, and I wanted to quit so many times during the month, but the few people who commented were what really kept me going. So thank you guys for that encouragement. I don't know that it was worth it in the end, sadly, and I don't know that I can build up that kind of courage again to continue. I guess after a life time of thinking I was a comic artist really just leads me to conclude that maybe comics aren't for me.

At least not doing them alone.

I hate making a story by myself, drawing the whole comic page by myself, and having very few people to even share it with when it's all said and done. I'm happiest when I'm able to OC with someone, and create content that I can really turn into something. I've always wanted someone as committed as I was to produce a something together- consistently and with equal passion. I feel like that's the missing piece to my enjoyment in the whole comic field. Until that comes along, I really don't see myself happily making comics x.x sorry for such a depressing journal. It's just been on my mind for weeks .-.
  • Listening to: Klezmer accordion
  • Reading: too much into it.
  • Watching: Too many crime documentaries
  • Playing: pretend
  • Eating: stuff I probably shouldn't
  • Drinking: smoothies
Come hang out and watch! picarto.tv/thirdpotato
Follow me there on Picarto and never miss a stream!
  • Listening to: Klezmer accordion
  • Reading: too much into it.
  • Watching: Too many crime documentaries
  • Playing: pretend
  • Eating: stuff I probably shouldn't
  • Drinking: smoothies
Really pushing myself to do a page-a-day Inktober comic like I did some 4 years ago. Not to sound dramatic, but it's a big deal for me. I've had a lot of reservations about doing comics again, especially with my WWII ocs. I feel like I've had them for so long and built up so many of them that it's too much for just one story. I'm overwhelmed with how to tackle any expression of their story in any format, so this Inktober is really just a playing field to get my feet wet.

I'll be honest, I get discouraged by other artists' greatness. Everyone seems to have a webcomic these days that they can just poop out like breathing air. It kills me that I used to be like that once upon a time, and now I'm one of those derps that has 10,000 excuses NOT to do a comic, and whines about not having a comic. I get discouraged by how insanely good these young artists are, and how insanely jilted I am by my college experience. I always feel 10 steps behind everyone else when it comes to comic trends, and even style trends. and subjects. and everything @_@ I've just become something I never thought I'd be: a wad of insecurity and everything I used to scoff at.

I want to be those artists that doesn't have to SAY all this shit, and can just shut up and DO their freakin' comic and be awesome at it instead of having to talk it up like it's the damn moon landing. So I guess that's what my challenge is for Inktober this year. XD I managed to finish inktober last year with an injured right hand, finishing it up left handed, so there are no obstacles I shouldn't be able to overcome this year >.> Fingers crossed.
  • Listening to: Klezmer accordion
  • Reading: too much into it.
  • Watching: Too many crime documentaries
  • Playing: pretend
  • Eating: stuff I probably shouldn't
  • Drinking: smoothies
I don't do digital art much these days, so I feel like I have nothing to post here. My whole career is doing digital art so by the end of the day, I only ever feel like being away from the computer, and that's when I do the bulk of my sketches. I upload them to Instagram if you want to see almost daily art from me though!

I fear, however, that I'm losing my touch to make actually 'good art,' as in polished, shaded work. I look back on my gallery and even the things I hated when I drew it look more appealing than my current work because it's at least finished.-. How do?

I want to get my mojo back, but sometimes I feel like. What's the point of spending the extra time to digitally spruce up a sketch and spend hours on it if it gets the exact same responses as a  quick 5 min doodle? We artists thrive on feedback as a major motivator. I draw for myself, yes, but sometimes I feel demotivated if I pour all my heart and soul into a piece and get the same response as sketches, if any. I guess I'm just venting, trying to find some excuse for why I'm not drawing digitally like I used to.

I pump out tons of completed art for my job on a daily basis, and tons of sketchbook sketches, but I can't remember the last time I honestly spent time on making a 'good finished piece of art.'

What do you guys do to beat those symptoms?
  • Listening to: Maurice Chevalier
  • Reading: Phil 2:3
  • Watching: the Zookeeper's Wife
  • Playing: Accordion
  • Eating: so. many. bagels. why.
  • Drinking: Coffee w/ coconut milk
First of all, thank you all for the birthday wishes!!!!!

Tagged by pianobelt0

13 Facts about myself

1. I work as an accordion repairist and commission artist
2. I collect patches, dice, and now apparently accordions (I'm on my 8th apparently)
3. I took 7 years of French but I'm still not fluent
4. I long to own a fresh water, planted aquarium
5. I love tiny floral patterns, like things you'd find on your grandma's bedsheets
6. [link] This video describes my life.
7. One of my many favorite animals is the Sun Fish.
8. I taught myself to be ambidextrous
9. Faith is the largest aspect of my life, but it doesn't have to compromise my interests or lifestyle. (Yes the two CAN coexist!)
10. I have an obscene amount of 'reference books' but extreme bibliophobia
11. I have OCD, but the label doesn't keep me from accomplishing my goals
12. I'm asexual despite drawing a lot of kinky things for a living, and for myself.
13. I hate when people call me pet names

13 Questions posed by pianobelt0

1. Do you know what MPGIS is?,,,
no

2. Favorite flower and why?
Poppies; They remind me of my childhood, and now they remind me of Poland. They also just make me really really happy to see.

3. If you could learn and become skilled in one talent or hobby, what would it be?
Learn how to play the f-cking accordion for Pete's sake

4. Do you remember your dreams?
Yes, they're extremely mundane, but come true.

5. Do you believe in the supernatural?
Yes, and I don't think it has to only be "science OR religion OR myth" I think that more things are connected than we think.

6. Winter or Summer?
F-ck summer.

7. Where's the #1 place you'd like to visit/live?
Belgium

8. Long hair, short hair, or none?
Short

9. SHARKS?
2 lumps, plz.

10. Sour or sweet?
Salty.

11. Do you embrace the gay?
All day, every day.

12. What do you think of when you see the word "pickle?"
My life
My aesthetic
90% of my food intake.

13. Scented soaps or candles?
Candles cuz they last longer.

Tag:
ChaosKomori saxitlurg Relina-ru Mayocat mcmadmissile AmandaDaHamster Tarakanbix Avionscreator
typing out these @ things isn't working on DA and isn't bringing up half of the names I'm trying to type x.x
So anyone who wants to be tagged who follows me, please feel free to!
  • Listening to: Maurice Chevalier
  • Reading: Phil 2:3
  • Watching: the Zookeeper's Wife
  • Playing: Accordion
  • Eating: so. many. bagels. why.
  • Drinking: Coffee w/ coconut milk
In case you guys want to see more of what I have here on DA, I've got an active sketch blog on Instagram & Tumblr.
Only watch me on DA? 
Then check out my Twitter widget on my profile page to catch all those sketches! 
  • Listening to: Artie Shaw
  • Reading: Phil 2:3
  • Watching: films @ the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
  • Playing: Accordion
  • Eating: so. many. bagels. why.
  • Drinking: Bud Light
SOMEONE ACTUALLY BOUGHT OUT DEVIANTART.
I was JUST talking about how this could actually SAVE deviantart and finally turn it into everything it has the potential to be!!!!!!

...Strange that Wix bought them out, buttttttt, whatever XD HOPEFULLY THIS'LL MEAN A NEW ERA FOR DEVIANTART. 
  • Listening to: Artie Shaw
  • Reading: All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Watching: Sherlock
  • Playing: Accordion
  • Drinking: Iced tea
I saw a few journals of folks leaving Tumblr to come back to DA. Wow, never thought I'd see the day... But srsly, Tumblr has been such a cesspool of a community (if you can even call it that) and I would be more than glad to see more artists return to a site devoted to art. I miss the friends I've made here, I miss when people used to comment, and people used to actually comment back. We, as artists, thrive on feedback from one another. Sites like Instagram and Tumblr are great dump-sites to store your art, but nothing beats some good ol' fashioned conversation.

We should ALL strive to be more active in commenting on one another's art, so as not to become parasites on the internet, always taking and never giving. We all pine for attention, but we've forgotten that being active in commenting is what gets people to notice us most. My best friends I've met on DA, I met through their comments. It got me to notice them, to get to know them on a deeper level outside of art and have been the longest lasting friendships I've had.

I'd love to see DA make a comeback in 2017. I wish the staff would get their shit together and use this site to it's full potential and actually listen to what people have been asking for for half a decade now....
If you do make a return to DA, would you let me know? And let your social media know too, that there's no place like home- a place to actively communicate with other artists.
  • Listening to: Artie Shaw
  • Reading: All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Watching: Sherlock
  • Playing: Accordion
  • Drinking: Iced tea

DA is dead- follow me here:

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 18, 2015, 3:20 PM
TLDR: Da sucks now, I'm not leaving, but follow me here:
Tumblr: thirdpotato.com *
FurAffinity: www.furaffinity.net/user/fyuvi…
Charahub: charahub.com/user/thirdpotato
Instagram: www.instagram.com/thirdpotato/

*includes exclusive sketchbook art that never makes it to DA


It's been pretty depressing on DA over the past year, and people have been dropping like flies, save a couple people I follow. As much as I hate Tumblr, it's the only place I can find my favorite artists who used to frequent DA, and communicate. Now people resort to conversationless reblogs of memes to express how they feel, with the intermittent posts of their actual art. This had me down for many months, but there's nothing I can do about it, except roll with it. After 11 years of licking DA's boots, I have to finally admit that they've really turned to garbage. I'm not leaving fully, but I certainly can't do much here with the lack of interaction and activity.

Anyone have any other art-site suggestions? The internet is in dire need of another place to post and discuss real art. TnT

DA is dead follow me here:

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 18, 2015, 3:20 PM
TLDR: Da sucks now, follow me here:
Tumblr: thirdpotato.com *
FurAffinity: www.furaffinity.net/user/fyuvi…
Charahub: charahub.com/user/thirdpotato

*includes exclusive sketchbook art that never makes it to DA


It's been pretty depressing on DA over the past year, and people have been dropping like flies, save a couple people I follow. As much as I hate Tumblr, it's the only place I can find my favorite artists who used to frequent DA, and communicate. Now people resort to conversationless reblogs of memes to express how they feel, with the intermittent posts of their actual art. This had me down for many months, but there's nothing I can do about it, except roll with it. After 11 years of licking DA's boots, I have to finally admit that they've really turned to garbage.

Anyone have any other art-site suggestions? The internet is in dire need of another place to post and discuss real art. TnT

Hiatus

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 17, 2015, 9:41 PM
I'll be gone for a little while, so I won't be able to respond to notes, comments, or mentions. If you need to reach me about a commission you owe or money I owe, please email me at thirdpotato@gmail.com

go commission this person

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 10, 2015, 9:31 AM
:iconnanihoo: is open for commissions! Look at this lovely thing I got from her:
Commission for ThirdPotato by Nanihoo
Now go forth! Fly, my pretties!
<----Commission info

=_=

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 30, 2015, 8:05 PM
ಠ_ಠ really wishing DA would let me EDIT my poll.
Really wishing DA would let me view results without having to skew it with my own vote.

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