Lemon Pool Party

Thank you everyone for all you lovely messages. It means a lot. ❤ I am not a person to publicly put my feelings out there but it happened rather spontaneously.

My sister was very open during the last 2 years (since we found out), about the damage our mother – a covert narcissists – has caused, and I am very grateful to my sister that she never held back. She would tell people about it whether it was appropriate or not. She didn´t care, and she is right. Just creating a bit of awareness that this personality disorder exists is a first step and might help others.

Covert narcissists can be way more damaging and dangerous than open ones, as it is more difficult to spot them. It took me 10 years to figure it out and certainly didn´t come easy. But once you see through their game, you cannot believe how they could have fooled you for so long, as their acting skills can be described as horrendous at best.

I know I am not alone with this. And there are a lot of capybaras part of the lemon pool party.

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To My Sister

When life gives you lemons….

This whole thing started as a sarcastic joke. Now I can find out what you do when life covers you in lemons.

Last week I lost my sister. She hated it when I called her little sister. She always made a point that she was 2 cm taller than I. She was the strongest person I knew and always managed to pick herself up no matter how terrible life was to her. She always told me she is the stronger one and I agreed. She always ended up comforting me despite she being the one that was the one that needed help and comfort. Life gave her a lot of lemons.

She did not deserve any of the things she had to suffer through from epilepsy to a Narcissistic mother which is the source of all evil in our lives. Persons with covert narcissistic personality disorder are pure evil and take lives as my best friend had to experience last year as well. Her brother was encouraged to drink himself to death by his narcissistic wife over the course of 6 months. All we can do now is spread awareness about the evils of covert narcissists.

I guess life is not fair and we can only learn how to cope with it. This is for you taller sister, I love you and I will miss you terribly.

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When Life Gives You Lemons… Eat them!

When I was a kid I used to love to eat lemon slices dipped in sugar. Thinking about it, even nowadays, lemons are an essential part in my kitchen. Sometime instead of tea I just drink hot lemon, and lemon is part of many dishes I cook. Pasta with salmon – lemon – cream sauce is one of my favourites.

The capybara went for a more direct approach.

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Come And Play With Me

This is Kobbi. A lively pug who likes to play fetch. Let´s have some fun together and be active.

Hope the new year is treating you well so far.

When Life Gives You Lemons… Drink Margarita!

Yep. So there is an option for everyone.

Which one are you?

Lemonade, Tequila or Margarita? Or do you prefer to just eat the lemon?

When Life Gives You Lemons

I did like the idea of the first capybara I had drawn in October surrounded by lemons and thought I revisit it.

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Which one do you like better? Number 1 or number 2?

Mr Fox and the Giant

Today we had a truly beautiful sunrise at noon. Icelandic winter skies can be beautiful if the weather doesn´t try to kill you. Shortest day of the year is almost upon us.

The Mr Fox story continues. But I am still not sure where it leads to….

Have a lovely Sunday!

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Crawl up a Mountain

The last of the Inktober prompts – Crawl. I guess better late than never.

Yes, I am on a Capybara trip. I enjoy their facial expressions and joyfulness. *sarcasm off

Just One of Those Days

Where you don´t really know what to do, but would like to do something, but you also cannot be bothered to move…

I find that an appropriate title for this image. Unless you have a better idea?

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Foxy Pelican Season

Still looking for a special present, either to treat yourself or someone else? Then look no further!

I finally managed to put up a shop with a couple of illustrations at Society 6 and Red Bubble. They have a great variety of products that you can get these lovely illustrations printed on.

Let me know what you think. Is there anything else you would like to see in it?

How about a little pelican to brighten up your day?

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