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Holiday Card Project 2015!

Holiday Card Project 2015!

The DeviantArt #HolidayCardProject is back for its 9th year!  With the goal of bringing a bit of holiday cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the Holiday Card Project connects artists from around the world, applying their tremendous artistic abilities to designing and creating uplifting holiday cards. In the past few years, this project has received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 2,000 deviants from 60 different countries/political regions. Cards are then divvied up and distributed by DeviantArt members to local Los Angeles hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad
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Last chance to buy my art book! Only 10 hours left

Last chance to buy my art book! Only 10 hours left

So i prolonged the deadline because it's weekend :D But tomorrow when i wake up, i need an accurate count of how many people buy my art book so i know how many to print :D So this is a super last minute update and i'm sorry for not mentioning this earlyer. But there will be a second chance to get an art book with soft covers out of the ones that got left over from Aniventure. They are printed with another printing company but i'll explain everything later. The point is, the soft cover is $10 cheaper than the hard cover. I will make the announcement when i get some time :D *********************************************************************
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1 hour painting practicing / Open Commissions

1 hour painting practicing / Open Commissions

 Painting Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ode5qLnua8I Finished work > http://aurora-stylus.deviantart.com/art/1-hour-painting-Cobalt-Forest-261499127 Also learning new painting program : Clip Paint Lap Practice makes better! ^^ - - - - - - - As for requests, I open commission slots now ^^ --> http://aurora-stylus.deviantart.com/art/Commission-259346073

2nd in a Photo Contest and Honorable Mentions!

2nd in a Photo Contest and Honorable Mentions!

The Akron Zoo had their 2011 Shutterbug contest again this year and I submitted some photos.  This morning my phone rang and I got the happy news that I got second place!! The winning photo was: :thumb263629004: I had also submitted four others, ones that I thought for sure would be shoe-ins while the snake one I put in last minute since I was proud of the details I got even shooting ISO 2500.  =)  The others I submitted were: :thumb263629018:     :thumb263629031:     :thumb204291335:     :thumb204287832: However, I think that a very well-deserved honorable mention should go to another deviant who had submitted four of her own photos to

I Have Hope

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I Have Hope

 I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I have to remember to breathe every time those words come, I don’t want to believe it. I still can’t believe it. I remember the first time my counselor looked at me and told me that my depression and anxiety might be something more. Great, I thought, What could possibly be worse than this? Firstly, PTSD is not a disorder that only affects our war heroes, though that is what it’s commonly associated with. My own first thoughts were: “isn’t that a disorder for war veterans or someone who witnessed war first-hand?“ The truth is there are many causes for Post Traumatic Stress

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Artist // Hobbyist // Photography
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:star: for stock: please send me a link of the final work, and give me credit please in the description. thank you! (only images marked as "stock" are allowed to be used!)

I am a self-taught photographer utilizing the skills and fundamental elements from several photography classes I have attended. I also continue to study books and online sources, and gain knowledge from the ever-so-fun experimentation of my lovely little camera.

I'm a photographer for NE Ohio and enjoy taking photos of individuals, couples, families, and events. Taking pictures of kids being just kids, within their own imagination - I always find fascinating.

:boogie: If you are in NE Ohio and need a photographer anywhere from your pet – to a wedding – please message me!

You can also find me photographing animals, insects, and landscapes for fun.

The lenses I own are my 42mm, 58mm, and my newest lens being my 60mm macro lens for my Olympus PEN E-PL1 camera.

I have significant experience with various Adobe programs including Photoshop, LightRoom, and InDesign.

Before photography, I used to draw a lot and also loved graphic design on my computer; I used to work with photoshop a lot making layouts for my now, deceased website (miechelle.com) - back when domains where really big, as well as other random computer graphics. (you can see some of my drawings and graphics in my galleries as well!)

Extra Info:
My name is Miechelle (me-shell). My Dad, has always been a Beatles fan. So my name was adjusted to sound like Paul singing 'Michelle' - Miechelle..my belle.

"mishkuu" has been my nickname ever since i was in 7th grade (1997) by my friends. To this day, how they came up with it remains a mystery. I'm still called it to this day by different groups of friends. (see if you can find it in my "Miechelle Photography" logo!)

I have a BA in Cultural Anthropology and a certificate (an in-between a BA and a MA) in Asian Studies. I love learning about different cultures and meeting new people. Anything artsy is a loved hobby of mine (music, photography, drawing, digital art), and I love trying new things.

I studied abroad in 2006 in Japan through Temple University Japan - was there for 4 months. I traveled a lot while attending school for Cultural Anthropology, Asian Studies, and Japanese. I also went on vacation there in 2009 - 8 days in Tokyo, and 8 days in Okinawa. I traveled to Mexico in 2013, and was there for a week with my husband. You can find photos from my trips within the various galleries on this site.

I have always liked taking photos, but never truly thought of it as a full-time hobby. While in Japan in 2006, I first started to experiment with different angles and lighting for the first time. Even though I had a regular hand-held digital camera (Panasonic DMC-LZ7) at the time - I stretched what I could do with it, and became very pleased with the outcome. Some of the older photos on here were taken with my hand-held camera! (ex: The New River Bridge photo) I started to enjoy taking photos as a hobby, but I still had a long way to go... A few years later I received my Olympus PEN E-PL1 for Christmas as a surprise gift, and began studying.


Other hobbies of mine: movies, tattoos, videogames, history, comparative studies, swimming, traveling, and being random. Dinosaurs (and pre-dinosaur creatures) I find to be neato as well. DUNKLEOSTEUS FTW.

I'm also obsessed with grasshoppers, mantids, frogs, birds, and other random critters. METROID!! :iconsamusplz:

Favourite Visual Artist
takashi murakami is one of my favs
Favourite Movies
naked gun movies, nightmare before christmas, casshern, pre-code movies, marvel movies, etc.
Favourite TV Shows
scrubs, the colbert report, documentaries, family guy, new girl, brooklyn 9 9, etc.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
plastic tree, pink floyd, the beatles, schwarz stein, A.I., ne-yo, x-japan, david bowie, bruno mars, etc.
Favourite Books
timbuktu, spiral, hip-hop japan, train man, "the body project: an intimate history of american girls", "factory girls: from village to city in a changing china"
Favourite Writers
paul auster, koji suzuki
Favourite Games
super metroid, EVO search for eden, metroid prime 1-2, resident evil 4, super mario galaxy
Favourite Gaming Platform
playstation versions, and nintendo versions
Tools of the Trade
photography

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AlizeizeHobbyist General Artist

Thank you for the Llama Badge ! chasing llama

mishkuuHobbyist Photographer
:hug:
Thank you =)
gpscHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy birthday!
mishkuuHobbyist Photographer
hey! thank you so much! <3
ingeline-art Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the Llama - Llama...an important part of life 
that means so much for me!!!
Ingeline-art cologne ;-) (Wink)))

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time to go by ingeline-art
mishkuuHobbyist Photographer
my pleasure!