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Kristina Elyse Butke
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
English professor, fantasy author, habitual geek, sporadic artsy-fart, and armed with an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction.

It's been 4 YEARS since I logged into Deviant Art...and it's probably going to be another long stretch before I come back. What happened?


For 2.5 years I was an adjunct professor at a community college, and now I am in my third year teaching EFL in Japan and I have two more years to go. Plus, I have being doing professional editing and some extremely non-noteworthy small publishing on the side. 

I want to make art but I'm burned out. I also want to hire people on for commissions again but that's kind of a no-go at the moment. 

So....please hold off on notes and other things, because I'm just not going to answer you for what maybe a couple more years (lol but not really). 

Hope you're all well and keep arting along!
  • Listening to: The air con blowing heat
  • Reading: Coin Locker Babies by Ryu Murakami
  • Watching: From the New World
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miwemporium92 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Professional General Artist
Hello. Thank you for adding me to watch list on previous account. I really appreciate it. Unfortunately I lost the password and decided that best is to make a new fresh account on this platform, rather then restoring the previous one. If you still want to follow me on my future posts, please give watch here :D (Big Grin)  :
Bealmeister Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! 
SpeedyAlchemist Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
MERRY CHRISTMAS!  GOD BLESS YOU!!!  Don't forget Jesus loves you!  I love you too Buddy of mine!!  May your day be awesome!! Rockman and Roll (Mega snuggy) [V1] Chizuru and Kaichou Mokyu Cuteness [V1] K-On (Frienship Snuggles) [V2]  Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (My kawaii plushie) [V6] .Frozen- Sister hug:iconmoesnuggleplz: :iconyuiglompplz: :iconsnugplz: :iconahehplz: :iconyuiglompplz:
spartan-locke Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
Yozane Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!!
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