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Hi everyone, I have a favour to ask!!

My sister is in serious financial difficulty at the moment and it would be great if you could check out her Facebook art page and DeviantArt account. She does fantastic animal/pet portraits and would be very grateful for some more commissions!

Her fb page: www.facebook.com/RozThompsonAr…
Her DA page: rozthompsonart.deviantart.com/…

She is currently selling of all of her belongings in the effort to afford a deposit on a rented room, as she has no where to live and is currently job hunting. She will be staying with me for a little while (I am currently flat hunting). We are both in a situation where we have had to move out of our family house quickly, she has just 30 days (less than that now) to get sorted.

Any help would be very much appreciated!
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Hi Everyone!

I have been adding new art to my Society6 and Redbubble shops! Here are just a few examples! I'll be adding lots more content soon, so watch this space! :) x

Moonlit-stag-4gj-pillows by mayan-artGhdgh by mayan-art
Ink-fairy-nb4-bags by mayan-artWater-maid-wall-clocks by mayan-art
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Happy Christmas everyone! Few days late, I know!

I hope you are all enjoying much feasting and relaxing. I'm trying to kick out some more artwork, though I think several food comas are slowing me down. Christmas is also quite a stressful time in our house. You wouldn't believe the bickering! Not good for an arty atmosphere, but I'm trying to do yoga every evening to relax - this is difficult on a full stomach. After existing on caffeine and vitamin tablets for the last few weeks (work has been so hectic) my stomach can't believe it's luck.


I'm trying to get together some content for my online stores, but whenever I'm super excited about something I get a kind of artist's block - too many ideas at once and I can't concentrate. That and I've got some health issues which are getting me down. Trying to keep my spirits up and just put all my feelings into my paintings, because I think that is where they belong.
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Hi everyone!

I have finally set up a Society 6 account so you can buy my art as various products like iphone cases, laptop cases and fine art prints! I am going to be filling my gallery with beautiful fantasy paintings, hand drawn typography and pretty patterns.

If you need any arty products please check out my gallery (below), there isn't much there yet, but there will be more content added regularly!

society6.com/mayan_art
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www.facebook.com/mayan.art

Whoo!
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Hi everyone! The Creative Safari competition ends today and I need as many likes/tweets as possible to get my work trending! Below are the links to my entries. All you have to do is click the link to go to the page, then click the facebook/twitter buttons to like/tweet me! Simple! Any help would be greatly appreciated!

creativesafari.com/competition…

creativesafari.com/competition…

creativesafari.com/competition…

creativesafari.com/competition…


Thanks!
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Hello to all my watchers!

I just entered the Creative Safari competition and I need some help blogging my work!
The idea of the competition is that the artwork with the most activity 'trends' and gets pushed to the top of the blog! The most popular artwork is then reviewed as potential material to be used on products in major stores such as Topshop, Paperchase, ASOS...

If any of you could help me out I would be very grateful. All you have to do is follow the link below, to the webpage my work is on, and then click the Facebook/Twitter button on the right-hand panel to like/tweet my work. Simple!

creativesafari.com/competition…

I would be so grateful if anyone can help out! I am sure I can return a similar favour one day!

Thank you!


(sorry if you see this message several times...I am determined to give this my best shot. :D )
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I have a Game of Thrones fan-art, a Last Unicorn and an Atlantis fan-art all on the go...and no time to paint!
I don't know why I am super into fan-arts at the moment. I guess I like interpreting characters how I think they would be in a more realistic (or stylised realistic) way. I also have some originals in the works, but I'm just not finding enough time to paint. *sad*

On another note, anyone know any good recipes for gluten and dairy free breakfasts??

There is a possibility I have a mild gluten and dairy intolerance and when I eat the two together it messes me up. I can do salad for lunch and veggies for dinner, but I need energy in the morning. I am used to a bowl of cereal (I'll probably go look for some rice/oat ones) but I was wondering if anyone had an healthy bread/muffin/pancake recipes so I can get my carbs in the morning.

Already got my box of soy milk!

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So, I'm really enjoying my job despite the fact it has the most stressful deadlines ever. Designing books is awesome. The only thing I dislike is the hour drive to work in the morning, along a motorway of crazed idiots, and the fact I don't have enough time to paint my own stuff. Super tired when I come in in the evenings....BUT...

I do have another cool fan-art coming soon. Possibility it is GOT inspired...watch this space...

That's about all, I'm a pretty boring person. I'm not eating carbs (for medical reasons) at the moment, so I am very hungry and I just dribble longingly when I see a slice of bread. Have been silly enough to decide to to an RAD ballet major exam, so hopefully I'll be a bit more streamline without the carbs. :)

In other news, I find myself craving spring rolls.

Most boring journal entry ever.
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Finding the time to paint, both digitally and traditionally is difficult these days, HOWEVER, I have a cool digital fan art coming soon! (And some other stuff I gotta finish.)

:)

The cold weather is making me super tired. Anyone else feel the need to nap in their car whenever they have the chance? Before work, at lunch, after work...while driving...
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I completely agree with Dumbledore on the matter of sherbet lemons. They are delicious.


I have eaten far too many though.
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Whoo! 
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So I am super busy! What with work and commissions I am finding no time to finish my paintings. I promise I'll have some stuff up soon! Just as soon as I have a spare minute...
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I can't believe how busy I am.

Full time work, commissions and trying to plant veg are taking up all my time!

I had planned to start a free stock library on DevaintART and to set up an Etsy shop selling paintings, but alas, time is in short supply!



At least I have a another mermaid painting currently in progress. I can't wait to finish painting it. :)
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So I am starting a folder of stock for all you lovely deviants out there! I only have one brush pack in there at the moment, but I am planning on filling it up mainly with free photoshop brushes and some photographs!
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Want to win £100 and get your name, your pet's name and a photo of your cat or dog published in a book?

Summersdale Publishers (UK) need photos of cat or dog selfies for two of their new books soon to be published! They need as many photos of cute pets taking snaps of themselves as they can! The best photo from each book will win £100 and all the people featured in the book get some other cool stuff!

Entry and prize info:
www.summersdale.com/blog/dog-s…


Good luck!!!


I can't enter because I don't have a cat or dog...and I work at Summersdale! Haha!
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I just got interviewed/featured on this website:

blog.yourcavern.com/marianne-t…

Whoo!!!
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I have worked two weeks as a graphic designer at Summersdale Publishers and I love it! YAY!
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I have just accepted my job offer! I'm now part of a graphic design team! Whoooo! I am so excited and nervous! I have all the usual jitters...what if I am a complete muddle and do everything badly in my first few weeks! Haha! :)

Wish me luck!!!
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So I have a job interview coming up! Whoo!

I'm swamped with work because they've sent me a project to do to bring to interview and I just agreed to a commission designing/coding someone's website. There are not enough hours in the day for everything!

I still plan to set up an online shop. I had wanted to get it running by January, but I think it will have to wait.

Now to buy a dress for my interview...
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