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About Deviant Artist Premium Member Arden Ellen NixonFemale/United States Group :iconliving-earth: Living-Earth
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My official Commissions page, complete with a rough (emphasis on *rough*--we can always talk or trade) price list for larger paintings:…

Please note that at least a down payment on the total is required to cover the cost of materials before I will begin work, and no piece leaves my hands until paid for in full. If one lump sum isn't possible, payments are welcome. PayPal is preferred, but I also accept money orders in USD. Personal checks are only accepted from clients with whom I have previously done business.


Arden Ellen Nixon
United States
I hear in my mind all of these voices;
I hear in my mind all of these words;
I hear in my mind all of this music;
And it breaks my heart.
--Regina Spektor, "Fidelity"
Hello all,

There's been so much going on, I'm frankly too tired to be nervous about the fact that this weekend at WillyCon… marks my first appearance as Artist Guest of Honor!  We have both been looking forward to this dose of normalcy all week, and it will be wonderful to see our con family in person for the first time since last season (not that they've been short on e-support!).

My beloved Nicholas is doing splendidly, so much so that no one is going to believe us if ever we say he had a stroke.  His coordination is all but back, as is his speech.  Indeed, speech therapy was the only therapy recommended by the doctors, and we have our first appointment next week, which is also when Nicholas expects to go back to work (part time to start with).  Frankly, he looks more well-rested than I do! :P

Despite the myriad of tests and appointments--so much for staying at home and convalescing!--there still isn't an official answer aside from a one and a million combination of his smoking (which is officially banned) and hereditary high blood pressure (for which he was already on medication).  Indeed, the Mystery of Nicholas seems to be every local specialist's favorite lunchtime topic.  Everyone we've seen (several physicians, the neurologist) apparently started gabbing about him with each other while we were still in the hospital, before he was officially assigned to anyone.  Three cheers for productive/professional curiosity!

I still need to bring rolls to the nurses in the stroke ward, which I'll do when we attend speech therapy next week (same facility).  They were absolutely wonderful, and I cannot emphasize how important politeness is even when you're stressed out about a loved one in the hospital.  That, and I just don't see the point in being a harpy to those in charge of sticking my husband with needles!  The bathroom works just fine for screaming and crying--there's no need to subject the people who are trying to help to that.

To those of you who wrote me with thoughts of encouragement and affection:  Thank you so very, very much.  *HUGS* to all of you.

Now, on to WillyCon and "normal," such as it is and ever was!

Arden Ellen Nixon

My website and online portfolio:

The Nitty-Gritty

All images and artwork are property of the artist and are not to be used in any media (including wallpapers) without express written permission. My art is NOT stock and is NOT public domain. Purchasing either a print or an original does not give the purchaser any rights to the image, all of which remain with the artist.

I do no work without a written, signed contract, and I absolutely will not work with parties who do not specify their intentions for a finished piece.

I do not do "concept work," nor will I accept commissions that I have reason to believe are concept requests in disguise (yes, this has been attempted).

Long-story short: If you enjoy my art, respect it, support it, and permit me to spend more time creating it instead of wasting time having to prove that something I physically painted is mine.

Pimpin' ain't easy: Arden/MerenSheritra on the Web

My Etsy Shop, featuring signed prints and some originals:…

Find other art swag (shirts, mugs, unsigned/framed prints, etc.) at Arden's Miscellany, my online store:…

My website and online gallery:

Look for me and my fan page on Facebook:…


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Ellygator Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for all your recent faves!
Sparia Mar 8, 2014  Student General Artist
hey! I hope you are doing well...I read your poll, though was not able to access it. 
I do not know about others...but I have simply been busy in general and having not been visiting DA much...but will get back to appreciating your work as soon as possibly can! :D
No worries!  I posted the poll mostly out of curiosity, not out of a "Woe is me, I'm not popular, waaah!" moment :)  Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and view my work! :)
Sparia Mar 11, 2014  Student General Artist
oh no worries. I didn't think of it that way anyways. just figured maybe something else was going on. 
and its a pleasure to appreciate your work dear! ;)
JARM13 Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Say Arden, there is something up with your page because the link to your poll doesn't work . There maybe some other problems you need looked at too.
Thank you for the heads up re: the poll link.  What other problems do think I need to look into?  I've had deviants on my watch list complain that their deviations aren't showing up for people, so I know that's a possibility for my gallery (which I do have set to "DA access only", so it won't work for anyone not logged in).  Thank you for your help!
Glowe94 Mar 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Your work is amazing and breathtaking! Thank you so much for sharing- I am truly inspired!
Thank you for the many favorites, comments, and for adding me to your deviant watch! :)
theperian Feb 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for adding 'Wilde' to your collection! :heart:
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