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Hey guys, just thought I'd give a quick update since it's been a while.

I've been a bit inactive lately and it's mostly due to health issues that I don't want to go into. The end result is for the past few months it has gotten bad enough that it's really painful for me to draw, which is an unbelievably frustrating and depressing experience. I finally decided to start on new medication, so I've got my fingers crossed that it will help and I can get back to drawing more. Right now all of my limited drawing time has to go towards the necessary stuff, like my shop and Gamercat, so I haven't had much time to play. I hope that can turn around soon, though!

:twitter: That being said, I'm actually a bit more active on my Twitter account. I sometimes post sketches and WIPs and stuff that I don't post here, so if you don't mind getting all of my blabber along with it then please check it out :3

The last thing I wanted to mention is that I'll be attending Anthrocon this year! I'll be vending in the dealer room with all of my shop goodies, so if you're attending then please stop by and see us! It's my first furry convention and I'm excited to see how it goes!
Ahhhh I was having a hard time keeping up with all the comments, so I just wanted to drop a big thank you to everybody for the birthday wishes yesterday! :party:

And an extra big thank you for the adorable gift art!! ;^;;; I love it!! :heart: :heart:

Happy Birfday by Machati  Lineless chibi Haylie by griffsnuff   Risa of the Night by MagerBlutooth
My birthday is this Saturday :party:

I'm throwing shame out the window again~ If anyone feels like doing some gift art for me I would love it :heart:

:star: Risa, my baby girl, my little witch
1702cc by celesse
Toyhouse: toyhou.se/530393.risa

:star: Luden the Lavendeer
Luden by celesse
Toyhouse: toyhou.se/1030244.luden-the-la…

:star: Minkin - Colette
[Minkin] Celesse Custom by SA1B0T
Toyhouse: toyhou.se/980319.colette

:star: Bagbeans
1703hydrangea by celesseHaylie - toyhou.se/961421.haylie
Bagbean - Molly by sparkletrashMolly - toyhou.se/675812.molly

:star: Mantibab - Rom
1609golden by celesse
Toyhouse: toyhou.se/292944.rom


If none of these strike your fancy I have a ton of characters in my Toyhouse and would be so happy for art of any of them: toyhou.se/Celesse

Thank you~!! :heart: :heart:
I've mentioned doing this before, but I'm officially making the transition now. I'm switching all of my closed species and ARPG stuff over to my alt account!

:star: sparkletrash

:iconsparkletrash: :iconsparkletrash: :iconsparkletrash:

I've already moved most of my adopt art over there and I'm going to try to be more active on that account. I might still put some of the art in this account, but I'm going to try to keep most of it over there for the sake of separation.

If you like my nerdy hobby art feel free to keep following it over there <3
Hey peeps, just wanted to give a heads up that I'm heading to Anime Boston this weekend! If you're going, please be sure to swing by the dealer's room and visit us at Booth 329 (full exhibitor map here) We'll have all of my goodies from Sugar Bunny Shop, plus a few new items making their debut ;)

I've been in con prep hell for the past week or two and we're about to hit the road, so sorry if I have been (and continue to be) slow to respond or miss any messages/comments. It's been really hard for me to keep up with everything, but hopefully things calm down after the convention.

Thanks for understanding!

14 Years to the Day

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 4, 2016, 12:49 PM
I usually miss my DeviantArt anniversary, but I managed to catch it this year!

I really can't believe I've been on this site for 14 years today. I remember back when I joined, it was the newest trend in a long line of collective artist galleries that were springing up. I was already on Side7 (and several other galleries) and was quite happy there, but this seemed like a promising new platform, so I decided to give it a try. Fast forward to today and it's basically the only site I still use that isn't a social media stream.

There have been ups and downs along the way, and my time spent on here dips occasionally due to life obligations, but I always seem to drift back eventually.

Thanks for keeping this place fun :heart:


Birthday Wishes

Journal Entry: Thu May 19, 2016, 1:48 PM
So my birthday is in roughly 2 weeks (June 3) and I'm throwing shame out the window. If anybody is feeling generous, I'd love some art of my characters!

:pointr: My babies - toyhou.se/Celesse

I'd be so happy for art of pretty much anybody in there. I love them all! And I'd be grateful for sketches, illos, pixels, whatever!

If you don't like making decisions, these are my top 3 faves right now:
toyhou.se/6030.dazzle
toyhou.se/74884.cain
toyhou.se/53076.bailey

And if ferals/anthros aren't your thing, I do have my Neapolitan triplets (you don't have to draw all three) - toyhou.se/18053.nea-poli-and-t…
Or any of my unlisted characters (Celesse, Frog, Abigail, etc) would be great too.

No pressure, just throwing it out there. Thank you! Party 


Update 7/15 - Only a few prints left! I'd really like to find homes for these.




So I have a ton of leftover My Little Pony prints from when I did the MLP Fair convention and Bronycon a few years ago. I haven't been able to make it back to either and these have just been sitting in storage, so I'm going to sell them off at a discounted price to try to get rid of them. My only option after this is to just recycle them which would be sad :( So I hope I can sell them instead. And it's relatively safe to say that these will NOT be printed again, so this probably your only chance to get them.

Payment through PayPal only, no points or cash/money orders. If you want to buy, please just shoot me a note with what you want and your shipping information.

If you can't/don't want to note me you can email me at celesse(at)bottledtalent.com instead! Be sure to include your shipping address.

USA shipping prices:
For up to 8x10 prints - First class $3.00 | Priority $6
For any purchase that includes an 11x14 - $3-6 depending on location
*Shipping prices may be subject to change depending on how many prints you order and your location

:new: Discount shipping option - $1*
*I can ship anything 8x10 and under for $1, but I cannot include cardboard with it. If you choose this option the print will be sent in a manila envelope without a backing and is at risk of being folded or bent despite the "Do not bend" warnings I stamp on it. I am not responsible for damaged prints with this method.

Bullet; Yellow International peeps please contact me with your location for shipping quotes

:star: ALL PRICES ARE USD! :star:


:bulletgreen: AVAILABLE PRINTS

1307djpon3 Poster by celesse
DJ Pon-3
3 of 12x17 - $10

More Chibi Ponies by celesse
Mane Six Chibis
5 of 11x14 - $8 each
9 of 8x10 - $4 each
3 of 4x5 - $2 each

Our Maned Monarch by celesse
Celestia
1 of 11x14 - $10 each
5 of 8x10 - $5 each
5 of 4x5 - $2 each

Applejack's Orchard by celesse
Orchard Applejack
0 of 8x10 - $5 each

G1 Blossom by celesse
G1 Blossom
4 of 8x10 - $5 each
1 of 4x5 - $2 each

Posey by celesse
G1 Posey
3 of 11x14 - $10 each
3 of 8x10 - $5 each

DeviantArtist Questionnaire

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 7, 2015, 1:14 AM
1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
Thirteen years! Since August 04, 2002

2. What does your username mean?
Celesse was the name my mother wanted to give me, but my parents settled on Samantha instead. I thought it would be an appropriate alias when I got online.

3. Describe yourself in three words.
Cheerful, playful, dorky

4. Are you left or right handed?
Left handed.

5. What was your first deviation?
Oh, lordy...
Hangin Around by celesse

6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
Anything cute.

7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Realism, because it would totally help me in my more stylized endeavors.

8. What was your first favourite?
Seems to be this:
Emiel Sketch by fallout161

9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
At the moment it seems to be a mix of cute things and rendered landscapes.

10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
There's too many amazing artists I can't pick one I'm sorry gosh

11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
I've already checked off a lot of must-meets thanks to conventions, but there are a few I haven't met yet. I'd have to choose AshleyCope because she's been an inspiration to me and seems like a pretty cool person.

12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Well, most of my BFFs I met off of DA. aristlotl started off as just a fellow artist that I first found through DA and we knew each other casually for a long time, but we've become super good friends over the past year. I'm happy to have her in my life <3

13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
Definitely digital, almost any Wacom tablet + Paint Tool SAI. But I have a secret love for watercolors as well.

14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Around other artists, because they never fail to inspire me in some way.

15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
It's dorky, but I remember back in 2005 DA asked the community to create pixel ornaments of themselves to put together on a giant image of Christmas trees. It was amazing to see all the different ornaments artists made and then when the project was finished I found mine on the top of one of the trees. I can't deny that I squeed and giggled over it, haha
IT'S DONE- Fella's Tree by britgorlicki


Give Core a Chance

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 4, 2015, 8:22 PM
Well, like usual, DA has made a change and everybody is furious about it.

I'm pretty open to change, though I admit I was slightly put off by this at first. My main complaint is that this came with no warning, though I expect people would have reacted the same either way and this seemed like an attempt to, figuratively speaking, rip off the band-aid and get it over with.

I can't say I like the obnoxious orange color because it clashes in an otherwise harmonious design, nor do I like the term "core" because I feel it (unintentionally) conveys the wrong message. But really, think about it, was "premium" any better? It's still a label that elevates paying members.

But the title and the colors seem to take a back seat to a larger complaint - the price increase, which has been exaggerated to have doubled or even tripled. I was irritated by this at first as well, but the fact is that the prices haven't gone up that much. The original price of a yearly membership was $29.95 WITH a 50% discount applied. That means the real price was $59.99, $10 above what the "new" 12 month membership costs.

You could argue that since the discount was always applied that it never really cost $59.99, but look at it this way as well - I've been a paying member for over 10 years now and it has always cost $29.95. That's ten years without adjusting for inflation. Look at the difference 10 years made on these common items.

DeviantART is a business. They have a headquarters, massive servers, countless staff members and all the costs of running that business. If they don't make money, we don't have a website to utilize. Artists, above most, should know that a service has monetary value.

DeviantART accounts are free. There's no invite code or other required method for entry. You have unlimited image uploads and unlimited bandwidth. You get 2GB of Sta.sh, where you can store or hide things. You get free access to a prints service where you can earn money and it costs you nothing. You can even customize your page to an extent, which a lot of sites don't allow at all for free accounts. Not to mention the accessibility and large community that comes with just being on DA.

Yes, paid membership comes with better perks in the customizing department, which can help you sell yourself better, but free accounts are still completely usable. And if you use DA as a large source of your income, is it really that bad to pay a little extra to help support a service that helps you? Or rather, is the service they offer worth the money? Look at it objectively and imagine you never knew there was a price increase - would what you get from it still be worth the price tag?

If not, it's your prerogative to change to another website, one that better suits your needs and/or your budget. Or to simply be content with a free account without pretty things all over your front page.

I just feel that DA offers a pretty good service even for free accounts and all of the anger and hate is misplaced.


Birfday Wishes

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 4, 2015, 1:57 PM
Wow oh my gosh I got so many birthday wishes yesterday!! Thank you so much, everybody! I'm sorry I can't reply to each one, so I'm just going to give a big thank you shout here <3 <333 You guys are awesome!!

And my cake badge has grown, yay! :boogie:

Thank you!! :heart:


Minkin for Minkin (TRADED)

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 25, 2015, 2:46 PM
Crackle has been traded, thank you to everybody for your interest <3


It makes me sad to do this, but Crackle is the hardest for me to connect to. I still love her design to pieces, but I think at this point I would rather have another design/character I can have a closer emotional bond with.

I am only looking for other minkin.

I'll look at any kind, there are no restrictions. I will note that Crackle has a rare trait (tail) so I would prefer to get a rare trait in return, but it's not required if I really love the design. Otherwise you might have to sweeten the pot somehow.

She comes with several pieces of artwork and can be returned to her original tail design if desired.

  New Years Minkin [Closed] by SA1B0T
toyhou.se/34137.crackle

I am going to be so picky. If I don't find a design I am absolutely head over heels for I will be keeping her.

Please also give me some time to respond to any offers, I want to carefully consider each before accepting or declining.

You can comment here or note me if you prefer, either is fine.

(PS I really want this minkin so if there's any way you can get him I would trade Crackle for him)



Help the little shrimp!

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 3, 2015, 9:37 PM
My friend aristlotl is auctioning an adopt to help a poor little shrimp. I feel a lot of sympathy for the itty bitty baby so time for a signal boost!



I redesigned one of her older landlotls for the shrimpy, please check it out! ;O;


Toyhouse

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 13, 2014, 6:36 PM
I keep forgetting to mention I have a Toyhouse account now (thanks YuriStorm!!)

toyhou.se/Celesse/

I've tried hard to find any existing Toyhouse accounts for the artists of some of my characters' art, but if you're on there and I don't have you credited just let me know!

PS I have no invite codes at all, sorry. I'm just a lowly peon account.


Stars Upon Thars

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 2, 2013, 7:19 PM
Not gonna lie, I'm pretty stoked about that new little star next to my name.


Just Some Notes

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 10, 2013, 3:21 PM
Um, this is a bit awkward, but I kind of had a little break down last night and deleted all of the notes in my inbox. A lot of them were unanswered.

I've been insanely busy lately and really stressed out, and 15+ pages of unanswered notes continuously building up just kind of overwhelmed me. The only thing I could think to do was make it go away.

I just want to apologize to anyone that was waiting on a response from me. If you would still like an answer, please send the note again, but please keep these things in mind:

- I am not available for commissions. I won't give prices for the future either.

- I do not take requests

- I cannot take on new projects now, such as illustrating your comic or designing logos

- I do not have time to answer interview questions for your school project (I'm sorry!)

- Please don't ask me how I get products made. Use Google. Research. That's what I do.

- Merchandise/store/order questions should be made through the website

- You may cosplay any of my characters (including Strays or GaMERCaT)

- You may draw fan art of them as well (and please link me to them!)

- You may get tattoos of my art (this one still surprises me!)

I think that covers most of the questions I get via notes. If you still need an answer for something go ahead and send me a new note.



Birfday

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 3, 2013, 8:14 PM
Wow, look at all the birthday wishes!! Thank you so much, everybody! ^o^ It was really fun going through all of the posts and seeing the creative ways you guys can convey the message.

There are a few too many for me to go through and personally say thank you to all of them, so I'm doing one big THANK YOU ILU SO MUCH post!! <3 <3 <3

And a big thank you to those of you that sent points or llamas, too!! <3 <3


Animazement 2013

Journal Entry: Wed May 22, 2013, 3:32 PM
I'm going to be at Animazement this weekend! We've got a booth in the dealer's room facing the food court (booth #P12), so be sure to look for us if you're attending :)

Animazement, Raleigh NC - http/www.animazement.com/

I'm going to have all of my Sugar Bunny Shop merchandise, including the GaMERCaT stuff and a few new items, so don't miss out!


GaMERCaT, Strays on Tapastic

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 25, 2013, 2:52 PM
GaMERCaT and Strays are now being published on Tapastic!

We earn monetary bonuses for total page views for the month, so if you want to help us out please consider viewing them there occasionally. It's totally free! Plus there are other awesome comics there.