“5 years today I found out I lost my friend, Flutterby727. I haven’t really spoken outwardly about this during my time here on DA, but I want to honor her and the beautiful legacy she left behind.
10 years ago I met her here, and we became very close soon after because we shared similar interests and other weird coincidental things like our names. We drew together and for each other, inspired one another, worshipped the same artists… I considered her one of my best friends (and she introduced me to some of hers!), especially back in middle school when I was struggling socially to fit in. As I got older, we fell out of touch a bit, but I never once thought she wouldn’t be there when I returned.
My heart is heavy. I owe her so much, and I haven’t done much in these last 5 years to repay her. I’m not saying I didn’t try; however, I quit art AND deviantART and fell out of touch with her friends after a while. I can’t say I understand why I cope with loss the way I do/have, but today I will honor her the right way. I think she would be proud of me and the art I’ve been doing, so this cookie dove is a tribute to her: a flutterby-cake cookie dove with sprinkles and candy butterflies! I know for a fact, if things were different, I would have made her one anyway.
Shelley, I love you and miss you forever.
P.S. That little white star you gave me still sits on my table.
Pearl thinks its an egg and sits on it sometimes, I hope you don’t mind.”
See here—-> Flutterby tribute