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Journal Entry: Sat Feb 20, 2016, 2:33 AM




Hello again, ya filthy animals!

Been a while since I posted any updates - work has been full-on so far this year! Since my last journal I've been on an awesome holiday to Rome for Danology 's birthday, and I'll be posting some of the awesome photos from that very soon. But in case you haven't been keeping up with our webcomic in the meanwhile, this is just to let you know there's plenty to catch up on! ;)

Click the banner below to start reading!!


*Disclaimer: neither Danology or myself are responsible for any mental scarring, allergic reactions, holes in the space/time continuum or inexplicable tooth and hair loss that may or may not result from viewing this comic.

We post a new page every Friday, so follow or bookmark us on Tumblr (or watch Danology 's gallery) for all the latest in time-thrusting shenanigans. Things are about to get pretty interesting..

Hope you're all fabbity and having a great 2016 so far!
I'm still steadily getting through all your messages~
:eager: 

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Xmas Announcement: Webcomic!!

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 25, 2015, 3:56 PM




Hello again, ya filthy animals!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!
:xmas: Eager xmassanta :xmas:

Hope you've all had/are having a top-notch day, however you celebrate this time of year and even if you don't!

Now onto the promised big announcement: over the past year, Pinmice and myself have been planning, writing and creating a webcomic!! Its conception is rooted in our messed-up facebook conversations and love of hedonism, ~sci-fi~ and general silliness. The main characters are basically parodies of ourselves (or are they?? mwahah) and we're so excited to share this story with you. We promise* it won't scar you for life.
The synopsis: An unlikely duo team up to hunt down a mysterious time-traveller.

Click below to go to our Tumblr:


There are currently 9 pages for you to get yer gnashers into, with a new page every Friday!!
And you can also follow our updates right here on dA through Pinmice's gallery!

*Disclaimer: neither Pinmice or myself are responsible for any mental scarring, allergic reactions, holes in the space/time continuum or inexplicable tooth and hair loss that may or may not result from viewing this comic.

In other news I've had a ton of watercolour-related gifts for chrimbo, so look forward to some new traditional art in my gallery soon!!
:la:

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT :huggle: 

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dACompliments!

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 23, 2015, 5:38 PM




Hello again, ya filthy animals!

This is a public service announcement!!
:la:

A group I run, but which sadly fell into inactivity while I was away, was thankfully picked back up off its butt last month by another lovely admin and is now fully up and running again!
This group means so much to me, I always utterly loved reading all the wonderful messages people shared through us and it's great to be involved once more in such an awesome project.

:iconawwloveplz: :icondacompliments: :iconawwloveplz:

The aim of dACompliments is to provide a platform through which anyone can share messages of love and appreciation towards other users of this site, either anonymously or not. Compliments are sent in using this form, and we publish them in round-up journals twice a week so everyone can read the wonderful things that have been said!! So many are really touching and thoughtful, but you don't have to write an essay - even just a few words to make someone smile is worthwhile.

So please check it out and feel your heart get all cosy and warm!!  And if there's anyone you admire for their art or personality, or someone you're grateful to for giving you helpful feedback or being a fab friend, go ahead and share it!

 ♥

Eek it's Xmas Eve here already!! Big announcement coming tomorrow on Xmas Day.. ready thine loins ;)
:xmas:

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i'm baaack.. take two!!

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 20, 2015, 11:37 AM




Hello again, ya filthy animals!

Once again I must bow at your feet and lick them and apologise like a mad badger for disappearing again!!
:ohmygod: revamp 
My motivation lasted a grand total of 2 days before I got overwhelmed lmao. Y'know when you haven't been able to tend to a responsibility in a while, and the guilt gets so much you can hardly look at it? Yeeaah. But knowing there are still so many people on here who follow and enjoy my work means I can't stay away, and I feel obligated to both you guys and myself to continue making art (especially cause I've missed being creative so much)!!
:la:

I've just managed to get my message/notification count under 1,000 (it was over 11,000 earlier today :woohoo: not including watched stuff/notes..) but there's still a ton to go, which I'll work through little by little. Fanks as always for your impeccable patience!! I'm pleasantly surprised I haven't come back to anyone telling me I'm a total asshat for abandoning you, but then you are lovely understanding babes so.
THANK YOU
:love:

PSA: THANKS SO MUCH TO MY BAE Pinmice FOR GIFTING ME PREMIUM TO HELP ME GET BACK INTO IT 
(I only just realised it's now called 'core' and the symbols are different wtf y does everything change)

Also I've been dismayed to discover dA automatically deletes notifications once it passes 10,000, so any notification of watches or llamas I received prior to September are lost!! By tradition I give llamas to everyone who watches me as a little thank-you, so I'm truly bummed that I won't be able to live up to it. However if you really care about getting your llama (I would, I mean come on that bunch of pixels is basically the highest expression of friendship) just gimme one/comment here and I will dash over to your page!!

So what the dink have I been up to these last few months?!

  • Lots of PhD work, for one - it's basically a full-time job, and I didn't take any time off over the summer thanks to labwork priorities. Everyone else was holidaying while I was getting bits of rock in my eyes. Lovely
  • In September/October I went to the USA to do more labwork in Oregon - which was freaking awesome!! I loved it!! But again I was either working or sleeping 80% of the time (the other 20% was playing with my roommates' new kitten, and scoffing Cinnamon Toast Crunch obviously)
  • Since then I've been making sense of my new data which has taken over my brain-space a bit, but I'm coming out the other side of that now and have never been more keen to get creative again! It sucks when some aspects of your life lose out to others, for someone who thrives on balance it's been weird for me. But I've already got new stuff in the pipelines!!
While I won't be able to be as active as I was back in my undergrad days (hoo boy do I wish I knew how easy I had it back then lmao) I'm gonna work through some stamp ideas and suggestions, get new traditional art uploaded as well as some of the photos I've taken in beautiful Cornwall, and there's another big treat coming your way on Xmas Day!!
:santa:: 'OoOoOoOoh bloody hell'

Keep watching this space me bewdies, and thanks as always for having faith in me.
I LOVE THE SHITE OUT OF YOU ♥ ♥ 

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i'm baaack!!

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 28, 2015, 1:11 PM




Hello again, my sexy ponies!

I can't believe I've been away for so long! Before I say anything else I want to apologise to everyone who's been left hanging without a reply from me for the last several months of inactivity, it must have seemed like I dropped off the face of the Earth! Massive love to everyone still here, I promise now I'm back I'll get around to answering as many messages as I can!
:love:

In all honesty I've been completely caught up in my PhD since it started last October, I've really thrown myself into my studies and new life on the Cornish coast! But arty stuff and the great dA community have been much-missed  elements of my life and I'm really keen to continue and keep building on them despite my other big focusses.

As of now I'll be posting photos and perhaps making stamps again, because they are so much fun!!
Plus, look out for something very exciting coming soon.. watch this space!
:la:

I'll try to answer as many messages as possible, as well as get my group Vintagenic back up and running; and to save me thanking every new watcher I've had in the last 6 months individually, here's a
massive welcome and thanks
to you all (I'll still try to gradually give you all llamas though)!
:huggle:

New art very soon!


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updates and my dA story!

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 19, 2014, 6:33 AM




Hello again, my sexy ponies!

WELLA-WELLA-WELLA HUH -thrust-
I've just found my leather leggings and feel like I'm in the cast of Grease.

Art's been coming out of me at a very slow trickle this summer, but hope you guys like my recent gallery additions! Right now I'm putting together an animated stamp tutorial, as an addition to the regular stamp tutorial I made a while ago :)

My dA Story
I know the time to do this came and went with dA's 14th Birthday celebrations, but I wanna do it anyway!
:la:

It's all Dan's (Pinmice's) fault that I'm here. -points blame finger-
We were big shots (;D) on Neopets when we were 14, which is where we met. Dominating the NeoBoards. Owning the Trading Post. Painting our pets on the daily. We were wild and couldn't be tamed ;)
DanDan's always been awesome at drawing, so was on this site before me and encouraged me to join!! Can't believe that was 7 years ago and that we're IRL friends now, jesus. I'd always enjoyed art and liked making little pixel food decorations for people to use on Neopets, plus loads of coded userlookups, so I figured I could put my creativity to use here too!

At first I just had a couple of drawings to upload, but then worked on improving my pixel art by making avatars. I got Premium and wanted to express myself through stamps on my page (back when they were just a treat for Premium users), but the range of stamps on here was pretty limited back then - and that's what led me to become a stamp-maker myself! I wanted to make unique stamps in a cute, fun style which not only reflected myself but could also be used by others to express who they are - and that's still my vision to this day! :)
I applied my knowledge of CSS here to create some custom Journal Skins too, although it's been a long time since I made those due to the new system. Maybe I'll create and release some more sometime!

My photography also really began to develop thanks to being here - I loved and was inspired by the great photographs on this site and aspired to take unique shots with a dreamy feel. It took a fair bit of practice to fine-tune my post-processing - like a lot of new experimental photographers I went a bit OTT with the editing to start with! But gradually I found my ideal style, especially after saving up and buying a professional camera, and now love creating a particular atmosphere with my photography. :)

I'm still constantly learning and improving in all areas of my art: as you can tell from my Gallery I've dabbled in pretty much everything, with a couple of main focuses, but I hope to get more into the other areas (like Traditional and Literature) in future!
:eager:

So that's mah story, ye wee scallywags -puffs on pipe-
I feel like a dA veteran! You basically all have Pinmice to thank for my presence and stuff on here. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH DANDAN  

Hope you're all well!


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dACompliments Sunshine Challenge!

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 12, 2014, 3:20 PM




Hello again, my sexy ponies!

I can't believe I forgot to tell you guys about this, but there's still a few days to get involved!!
:love:

At dACompliments we're holding a Challenge:
Which artists and/or artworks bring sunshine into your life, and why?
:sun:

If you know or have come across an artist or particular pieces of artwork that make you smile and fill you with warmth and happiness, this is a great chance to let them and everyone else know!


how to participate
To share your sunshiney nominations, read the rules in the Challenge Journal and leave your suggestions in the comments!
dA Compliments: Sunshine Challenge!:sun: Sunshine Challenge! :sun:
Edit: One week left to participate before we post the feature on August 15th!
Every month or so, depending on participation, we're going to be hosting a themed challenge: whereby you get a chance to compliment artists and/or artwork on a specific theme!
This Challenge's theme is sunshine, so we're asking you:
Which artists and/or artworks bring sunshine into your day, and why?
:sun:
If you know or come across an artist or particular pieces of artwork that make you smile and fill you with warmth and happiness, this is a great chance to let them and everyone else know! :love:
Rules
Anyone can participate, even if you're not a member (but you should totally join anyway to get all our updates)!
Comment on THIS JOURNAL with up to 3 artists and/or artworks that you feel fit the theme (use :dev: and :thumb: codes), and give a short reason (up to around 50 words) why each bring


What's more, once you've participated you get to proudly display this stamp on your page:
dACompliments: Sunshine Challenge Stamp by Kezzi-Rose
Copy and paste this code: :thumb468981981:

:love: So what are you waiting for? Get involved!! :love:

Hope you're all having a fab week!


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kiriban winners feature!

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 23, 2014, 3:30 PM




Hello again, my sexy ponies!

Thanks to everyone who participated in my kiriban! The 600,000 milestone is huge and I can't believe my work has attracted that many visits - it'll never fail to amaze me!! Even though I've not made much more new stuff lately I really appreciate everyone who continues to follow me, and every single new watcher! 
:love:

So, without further ado - here are the kiriban prize winners! Give them some love.


:star: First Place :star:
Won :points:50 & a llama

Caught 600,001 
<da:thumb id="467116529"/>  Precious thing by aliasvassily
Dew spiderweb by aliasvassily  Nobody loves me.. by aliasvassily
  Pleasant Inspiration by aliasvassily

♥ Second Place ♥
Won :points:25 & a llama

:iconcaptain-apoof:
Captain-aPoof
Caught 600,029
<da:thumb id="468889620"/> <da:thumb id="467963305"/> <da:thumb id="453474438"/>
<da:thumb id="457641472"/> 

♥ Third Place ♥
Won :points:12 & a llama

:iconmoonllghts:
MOONLlGHTS
Caught 600,048
<da:thumb id="468385482"/>
<da:thumb id="461482898"/>

Congratulations again!



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#SprinkleOfSmiles, and please help a friend!

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 23, 2014, 5:13 PM




Hello again, my sexy ponies!

First of all, I want to promote and urge you to join the wonderful ChloeClik's lovely new group, SprinkleOfSmiles! The group aims to showcase inspiring work that makes you smile - so if you need your day lifted, love to smile all the time or have happiness-inducing pieces you want to share, please join!
:love:

♥ click here to check it out and join! 

help out Kathy!
The lovely rainylake would really appreciate any way you could help her towards paying for her medical bills. It's dreadful that treatment for unpreventable illnesses isn't covered by tax in the US - but if there's any amount you can give, or maybe even art you could sell on her behalf (since you are such a creative bunch here), no matter how small, I'm sure it would mean and help a great deal! Please check out her journal for more information:

<da:thumb id="445497824"/>

And click here for her Gofundme page!

Thanks bunches everyone.
:huggle:

Lots of love, have a fab week!


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kiriban winners feature!

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 13, 2014, 3:58 AM




Hello again, my sexy ponies!

Thanks so much to everyone who took part in my kiriban! Can't believe I've reached 575,000 - it whizzed by so quickly. I'm already looking forward to holding an even bigger contest (with more prizes) for the 600,000 milestone!
It's a shame that holding this contest is all I've had time for recently, due to my incredibly hectic life (which is all paying off, I'm super happy despite having no free time haha) - but I figured I should at least give something back to the people who continue to watch me and support my work!
You're all awesome and I love you~
:love:

So, without further ado - here are the kiriban prize winners! Give them some love.


:star: First Place :star:
Won :points:25 & a llama

Caught 575,001 
Soldier of Thigh justice! by starltrubymoon
Sailor Titan - Contest Entry by starltrubymoon  Commish for OnyxAradia by starltrubymoon 
Sailor Io -comp entry by starltrubymoon  Sailor Raichu 8D by starltrubymoon  Fate Tsukino by starltrubymoon


♥ Second Place ♥
Won :points:12 & a llama

Caught 575,003
 (chose to feature work by AnnaArmona!)

♥ Third Place ♥
Won :points:6 & a llama

Caught 575,008
Happy Valentine's Day~ by enyse22
[OC] Pira! by enyse22  

♥ Close Runners-Up ♥
Won :points:3 & a llama


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Congrats again to you all!


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kiriban (caught): 575,000!

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 2, 2014, 3:32 AM




Hello again, my sexy ponies!

Update: Wow, the kiriban was caught so quickly!! Logging back on tonight to find so many took part was great, thanks so much to all of you! The winners have been notified and the feature journal will be up as soon as I have everyone's chosen works.
If you missed out this time, don't worry - there will be another (and bigger) contest for the 600,000 pageview landmark!
:la:

kiriban
If you catch my 575,000th pageview, or get very close (±1), you will win prizes and have select works from your gallery featured in my journal - a great way to get your art noticed!
All you have to do is take a screenshot of my main page if you catch it, upload it to your Scraps/Photobucket/etc. and send me the link in a Note!

:star: the prizes :star:
1st Place
:points:25
A llama
6-piece feature

2nd Place
:points:12
A llama
4-piece feature

3rd Place
:points:6
A llama
2-piece feature

Close Runners-Up
:points:3
A llama
1-piece feature

♥ PC users: To take a screenshot, hit the Print Screen button - located somewhere to the right of F12 on most keyboards, and often labelled "PrtSc" or something similar. Then open up your usual image program, hit "Paste", and save.
 Mac users: To take a screenshot, hit Command, Shift & 3 (at the same time) and save the image.

Good luck everyone!



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tagged quiz!

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 9, 2014, 3:56 PM




Hello again, my sexy ponies!

Cheers Malco735!
:shakefist: rvmp 

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4.
Oh crikey..
"'Give it to me now and give it to me hard!', she begged. 'Alright,' I said, 'but I still think a Vienetta's better when it's defrosted.'" (50 Sheds Damper, hilarious parody of 50 Shades)

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What can you reach?
Everything on my bedside table - bottle of water, cup of tea, snack seeds, lamp, iPod dock, the 50 Sheds book and my phone!

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
An episode of Never Mind The Buzzcocks

4. Without looking guess what time it is?
About 11:20 pm

5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
11:35 pm!

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
My cat snoring in the corner of the room, she loves lying on the floor above the hot pipes

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
Saturday, going to a house party! It's been way too moist out to do anything since then but I'm braving town tomorrow

8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
My notes for an essay on 'How to Build a Habitable Planet'!

9. What are you wearing?
Panda-print pyjamas, aw yiss

10. Did you dream last night?
I don't think so, I usually wake up laughing because my dreams are ridiculous (which both annoys and amuses anyone who's in bed with me)

11. When did you last laugh?
Today at all sorts of stuff, including this. I can't stop watching it

12. What are on the walls you are in?
A big geology research poster I made in second year because I'm proud of it. NERD

13. Seen anything weird lately?
Videos of people having to get in and out of nearby villages by boat because of the flooding!

14. What do you think of this quiz?
It's giving me a break from my essay, so cheers quiz

15. What was the last film you saw?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, good ol' New Year telly

16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
Typical few nice things for myself and fam/friends, but to be honest I'd give the rest to worthwhile causes or fund projects in impoverished areas. I'm the kind of person who prefers to work for what they have, but a few treats would be brill!

17. Tell me something about you that I don't know?
I rarely wear matching earrings: got a silver stud and ring in one and a dangly spike in the other right now! I need a few more piercings so I can mix and match like crazy

18. If you could change one thing about the world..
Equality for all regardless of race, sex, gender, sexuality, skin colour, etc. please

19. What do you want to learn in the future?
Just loads. I never want to stop learning things

20. George Bush
Famed for the words, "Don't make me do stuff!"
Inspiring.

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
Crikey I haven't thought about this in yonks. Evie maybe?

22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
Finn

23. Would you ever consider living abroad?
Yess, somewhere warm and Mediterranean!

24. What do you want God to say when you reach the pearly gates?
"I'm sorry, there seems to have been a terrible mistake"

25. Tag six people who must also do this in THEIR journal:


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dACompliments contest feature!

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 8, 2014, 12:23 PM




Hello again, ya filthy animals!

A short while ago at dACompliments we held a contest called 'Give A Stamp', for which members created supportive stamps as a kind gesture to other users.
Three category winners were voted for, and five other participants were chosen to win prizes too!
Everyone gets a llama and journal feature from me - so without further ado, please congratulate these lovely people and check out their art!
:love:

 Akiocha 
'Most Creative'
Rainy Days by Akiocha  Drifting by Akiocha

happy-gurl 
'Most Adorable'
FREE Mudkip CAEK by happy-gurl  FREE Pikachu CAEK by happy-gurl

 ShonemZone 
'Most Heartwarming'
Pagina Teste by ShonemZone  Marilyn - MLP by ShonemZone

#Pokeddexy - Day 19 - Fav. Eeveelution by a-neverending  #Pokeddexy - Day 18 - Fav. Water by a-neverending

 

llamamote support green by emocx  Loaaaaading = Rest time by emocx

Christmas Drawing of: Dieliala by HitsuForLife  Older Ani-Me? I Dunno x3 by HitsuForLife

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Winnie the Heterochromic Kitty V by MarthaTuma  Snow Kisses by MarthaTuma

Congrats again to all of you!



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some new year inspiration!

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 1, 2014, 8:28 AM




Hello again, my sexy ponies!

Wishing a very happy and fulfilling New Year to you all - can't believe it's 2014 already!
I had a top-notch night out and am now snuggled up curing my hangover with Adventure Time.
Dance til ya can't no moe 

inspiration for the new year
Every year many of us make Resolutions or say 'New year, new me!': then get to the end and realise we didn't stick to them for long, or at all, and nothing's really changed. Often this is because the goals are too big to complete in a year, they're too specific, we don't consciously work on them, or other things get in the way!

I want to promote a different way of thinking. Don't aim to change loads of things about yourself: a new year isn't a call to become a different person, it's an opportunity to resolve to become an even better version of you. One that is more self-confident, more focussed on what you want to achieve, and more fulfilled by what you love doing! The ultimate goal is to end the year feeling like you made the most of it and have grown as a person - not just ticked off a specific list.

this year..
1. Pursue things that add to your wholeness.
Happiness is one aspect of your wholeness - when it comes to your choices this year, be sure to go down paths you feel will make you happy and be worthwhile. Don't do things just for the sake of it, or because you feel you 'should': if you're making decisions that'll affect the rest of your life, they are for you! If it's an academic or career choice, try to strike a balance between what you enjoy and what you're good at: don't settle for doing something you find utterly boring or struggle to do well at if you don't have to, because that'll drain your satisfaction.
Wholeness isn't just about doing what makes you happy - we need a variety of experiences to help us grow. If you have struggles this year, face obstacles or failure or heartbreak, they will be hard but you can get through them knowing they'll add to your resilience and wholeness as a person. We need bad and tough times to appreciate the good, and discover what we're capable of: being challenged is how you grow, because very little growth actually happens within your comfort zone!

2. Surround yourself with the right people.
If someone is always deliberately bringing you down, draining your happiness, taking advantage of you.. learn to cut them out. Sometimes this can be very hard, especially if it's someone who was once (or still wants to be) close to you - but you have to let them know how they make you feel, and if they can't change you need to distance yourself from them. This also applies if there's someone you need to finally let go of, like an ex you're hung-up on. Don't feel bad about this, even if you are compassionate - sometimes you need to show more compassion to yourself!
Also, let go of grudges. There is never any point letting someone live rent-free inside your head. If you can forgive them and make it up, do it! But if they did something you can't forgive, and you don't want them in your life at all, don't spare them your thoughts. Rather than feeling negative, just be indifferent: it won't be a drain on your happiness any more!
On the flipside, keep positive influences close - people who inspire you, who you connect with, who show you appreciation and friendship, who add to your happiness, comfort and confidence. Be sure to keep in touch with them, show you pay attention to their lives, feed those relationships and let them know how much they mean to you!

3. Push aside others' judgement.
This can be a gradual process that comes with the others, but always remember this: People will judge you no matter what you do, so you might as well do what you want. We've all heard every cliché like "Your life is only yours to live" a million times, but only when you let that sink in and feel it becoming a part of your genuine outlook do you realise how true it is! Your choices in life - be they the subjects you study, the career you pursue, the clothes you wear, the things you're into - are all for you and your own enjoyment, and sometimes to share with friends. We all go through our own individual journeys of discovery, trying out various hobbies and styles and whatnot to figure out what fits us, and different things might feel right at different times in our lives. Worrying about what others think only puts a dampener on that self-discovery and development, so brush that off and feel free to be who you are! If you are happy with what you're doing, it's nobody's business to bring that down - and if they try to, they obviously just care too much about being a certain way.

4. Let your views be challenged.
Sometimes we can hold quite stubborn beliefs or opinions, but part of being wholesome is to stay open-minded. If someone ever lets you know that a view of yours offends them, try to understand why that is. If you find it increasingly difficult to justify an opinion, to the point you're even questioning it yourself, don't hold onto it out of principle. There's usually a good reason for those questions and doubts! Allow your mind to change if it becomes clear that it should.
Everybody at some point has held problematic, prejudiced or unfair views on various things: they themselves don't define a bad person. However, what does reflect on a person's character is how they respond to those views being challenged: whether they are willing to acknowledge and take on board what is said, or just stubbornly defend them. Be the former kind of person more often.

5. Give time to your hobbies and interests.
When you're bogged down in studies or a full-time job, it can be easy to forget to feed your interests and lose inspiration! To maintain your wholeness, all aspects of your life need feeding even if certain ones have priority. Even if you have to practically timetable 'playtime' into your week, make sure you get back into those things you know you love doing - be it art, a sport, blogging, reading, going out with friends, etc. You deserve it for working so hard!
If you ever find yourself becoming too serious about everything, take a step back - we should take our work and passions seriously, but not always ourselves! Work hard, but also play hard. Don't feel daft for loving to dance in the rain or cracking up at innuendoes (in-your-endoes) or playing pranks or leaping onto your partner's back or singing silly songs in public or pulling hideous triple-chin faces at your friend across the table at a restaurant, whether you're sixteen or sixty. You don't have to lose the joy in life just because you grow up: being mature is about having a wholesome outlook and treating things seriously when it matters, not becoming tight-lipped and forgetting how to have fun!

6. Create memories.
Whether this is by stepping outside your comfort zone and trying something new, joining a club or society, volunteering for a cause, going to festivals, travelling, or just hanging out with friends - make sure you do things you can look back on and smile about, be proud of yourself for doing, or that give you the opportunity to grow and meet new people!
Any time something makes you feel really happy this year, any time you feel accomplished or proud, any time something makes you laugh until you cry, any time someone makes you feel loved - try to remember to write it down on a little scrap of paper and put it in a jar or box. Then at the end of the year, or any time you're feeling down or unaccomplished, read through them and let them all fill your heart again.

So best wishes to you all for 2014! Keep being inspired and creating increasingly great art, whatever your medium: and know that you're leading a unique life that you are completely in charge of. Here's to another year of adding to our wholeness as people, being confident in who we are, spending time with people who matter, and making positive choices!



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thank you so much!

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 30, 2013, 8:18 AM




Hello again, my sexy ponies!

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the amazing response to my new Vintage Typewriter Avatar!


It's definitely the avatar I've spent the most time and effort on as it was quite a challenge (especially the animation), so for it to be liked and enjoyed by so many means a lot to me!!
And I couldn't believe it when I logged on earlier to see this:


Eee I feel so proud and full of love for you guys! Seriously, thanks so much for the support. I've gained about 70 new watchers since uploading it, so a big welcome to you all too! Just finished thanking and giving each of you a llama, as per tradition c;
I'll continue to improve my technique and style, so there should be plenty more avvies from me soon - as well as other forms of art hopefully!
:la:

Hope you're all having a fab end to 2013 (even if you're just chilling in your jimjams like me), and I'll be back in 2 days with a special New Year journal!


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thank-you feature

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 15, 2013, 5:23 AM




Hello again, my sexy ponies!

I want to take this opportunity to say a huge thanks to the very generous and kind GYRHS for gifting me a Premium Membership!!
She has such talent and a wonderful collection of  sweet and colourful artwork in her gallery, which you should all definitely check out - and here's a handful of my personal favourites!

Bookworm .:A tale of love between books and girl:. by GYRHS  SlytherinPride .:Crossover:. by GYRHS


Hope you all have a great weekend!


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dACompliments - spread the love!

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 28, 2013, 4:51 AM




Hello again, my sexy ponies!

This is a big shout-out for one of the amazing groups I'm involved in - dACompliments!
I'm very passionate about spreading positivity and kindness, so I really believe in this group's vision and its potential to knit the dA community even more closely together. The way it works is very simple - you hit the 'Write a Compliment' button on the group homepage and it takes you to an external form (so you have the option to be totally anonymous). The Admins then publish them in journals every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday!

So if there's a person on dA you feel is worthy of a compliment - be it because they're a fantastic artist, have become a great friend or are just someone you admire - share it with everyone through dACompliments! You can also compliment groups you love.



Join the group to get all the updates too, as we sometimes hold Scavenger Hunts and other activities!!

Have a great week everyone!



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kiriban winners feature!

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 29, 2013, 3:30 AM




Hello again, my sexy ponies!

Thanks so much to everyone who took part in my kiriban!! 550,000 is a massive milestone and I'm so chuffed to have reached it - something I could never have done without your amazing support!

So without further ado, here are the kiriban prize winners! Give them some love!


:star: First Place :star:
Won :points:100 & a llama

:iconprinznero:
Caught 550,000
Lili Baby ~ c: by xXAkilaXx 
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-Pactise- Male Human by Chimaruk <da:thumb id="395573688"/>
(work from her friends!)


♥ Second Place 
Won :points:50 & a llama

:iconenmismanima:
Caught 499,999



:iconkridah:
Caught 550,001



♥ Third Place 
Won :points:25 & a llama

:iconkyri0hokage:
Caught 550,002

the harp player and the artist in the garden by kyri0hokage  Axel, inked by kyri0hokage


♥ Close Runners-Up 
Won :points:5 & a llama

:iconhoshicchi:
Caught 550,003

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:iconoo-hana-oo:
Caught 550,005


Congrats again to you all!



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catch my kiriban!

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 24, 2013, 12:09 PM




Hello again, my sexy ponies!

My kiriban at 550,000 is really close!! Keep your beady eyes on my page for a chance to win features and prizes - all the deets can be found below!
:la:

kiriban
If you catch my 550,000th pageview, or get very close (±1), you will win prizes and have select works from your gallery featured in my journal - a great way to get your art noticed!
All you have to do is take a screenshot of my main page if you catch it, upload it to your Scraps/Photobucket/etc. and send me the link in a Note!

:star: the prizes :star:
1st Place
:points:100
A llama
6-piece feature

2nd Place
:points:50
A llama
4-piece feature

3rd Place
:points:25
A llama
2-piece feature

Close Runners-Up
:points:5
A llama
1-piece feature

If you'd like to donate any extra prizes, please let me know - plus if you have any spare Points, feel free to add them to the pot through the Donate module on my main page!

♥ PC users: To take a screenshot, hit the Print Screen button - located somewhere to the right of F12 on most keyboards, and often labelled "PrtSc" or something similar. Then open up your usual image program, hit "Paste", and save.
♥ Mac users: To take a screenshot, hit Command, Shift & 3 (at the same time) and save the image.

Good luck, everyone!


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#dACompliments Scavenger Hunt Features!

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 20, 2013, 1:57 PM




Hello again, ya filthy animals!

dACompliments held a Scavenger Hunt recently (organised by the wonderful Celvas & SimplySilent), and as a prize for the winners I am featuring them! So please check them out, give their work some love and wish them a great big congratulations!
:la:


 
 

:star: myumyu-myuzu :star:

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<da:thumb id="396027403"/> <da:thumb id="400648689"/>
<da:thumb id="401021373"/>


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