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Baby Groot by MommySpike Baby Groot :iconmommyspike:MommySpike 24 5 Inktober 2018: Ariana by MommySpike Inktober 2018: Ariana :iconmommyspike:MommySpike 33 3 Inktober 2018: Tengu Tryst by MommySpike Inktober 2018: Tengu Tryst :iconmommyspike:MommySpike 21 7 Inktober 2018: Asrial by MommySpike Inktober 2018: Asrial :iconmommyspike:MommySpike 13 3 Inktober 2018: Tawnee the Crossing Guard by MommySpike Inktober 2018: Tawnee the Crossing Guard :iconmommyspike:MommySpike 8 1 Inktober 2018: Tawnee the Teacher by MommySpike Inktober 2018: Tawnee the Teacher :iconmommyspike:MommySpike 9 1 Inktober 2018: Spooky by MommySpike Inktober 2018: Spooky :iconmommyspike:MommySpike 14 4 Inktober 2018: My Little Kirin by MommySpike Inktober 2018: My Little Kirin :iconmommyspike:MommySpike 19 6 April Drawing 2018: Gurentai by MommySpike April Drawing 2018: Gurentai :iconmommyspike:MommySpike 25 8 Paul and Amanda by MommySpike Paul and Amanda :iconmommyspike:MommySpike 16 9 Lord Arien, Elfmage 2017 by MommySpike Lord Arien, Elfmage 2017 :iconmommyspike:MommySpike 10 2 April Drawing: Sata Study by MommySpike April Drawing: Sata Study :iconmommyspike:MommySpike 23 10 April Drawing: Inspiration by MommySpike April Drawing: Inspiration :iconmommyspike:MommySpike 41 5 Painting Then and Now by MommySpike Painting Then and Now :iconmommyspike:MommySpike 9 6 Pink Peony by MommySpike Pink Peony :iconmommyspike:MommySpike 21 2 Ryan's Pony Shoes by MommySpike Ryan's Pony Shoes :iconmommyspike:MommySpike 12 6


John Wick 3 by pungang John Wick 3 :iconpungang:pungang 185 13 Where is Sokka? by Biorn-21 Where is Sokka? :iconbiorn-21:Biorn-21 66 13 I Want to Be Free... by BlueMillenium I Want to Be Free... :iconbluemillenium:BlueMillenium 59 6 Gasatsu Sketchpage by weremagnus Gasatsu Sketchpage :iconweremagnus:weremagnus 126 5 leono by N-ossandon-Nezt leono :iconn-ossandon-nezt:N-ossandon-Nezt 891 66 Orc Magician by N-ossandon-Nezt Orc Magician :iconn-ossandon-nezt:N-ossandon-Nezt 658 26 Cowboy Bebop fan art by MitchellMohrhauser Cowboy Bebop fan art :iconmitchellmohrhauser:MitchellMohrhauser 1,683 80 Signore Gatto by Palila Signore Gatto :iconpalila:Palila 11 3 Shape of the water by mistermoster Shape of the water :iconmistermoster:mistermoster 345 8 Epunamun's stressful teaching experiences by valaheri Epunamun's stressful teaching experiences :iconvalaheri:valaheri 77 32 Bakeneko by Sceith-A Bakeneko :iconsceith-a:Sceith-A 405 9 Tengu by Sceith-A Tengu :iconsceith-a:Sceith-A 1,341 26 Fiore Calendar by ritam Fiore Calendar :iconritam:ritam 154 24 Bastet by Goldenwolf Bastet :icongoldenwolf:Goldenwolf 1,114 0 LuckyCats2016 by BlueBirdie LuckyCats2016 :iconbluebirdie:BlueBirdie 27 4 Yama Tengu by cielociel Yama Tengu :iconcielociel:cielociel 48 3


I've been invited to be in an art show! The exhibition is "Pigments of Imagination" and will be held at the Mesquite Arts Center in Mesquite, Texas during the month of March. I'm in a frenzy of last-minute touch-ups, framing and paperwork. Wish me luck and if you're in the area, drop on by!

Baby Groot
It's been a long time since I've done any fanart or painted anything quite this small. This is a 5x7 of Baby Groot. The proportions are a bit chubby so I guess this is before he started dancing in his pot.

Grumbacher acrylic paint on 5x7 canvas

Groot (c) Marvel Entertainment Group
Art (c) CSHayden 2018
Inktober 2018: Tengu Tryst
Inspiration strikes in odd places. I saw an illustration of a geisha and a guy in a tengu mask, it might have been on Facebook or tumblr, I'm don't sure. (It seems the original was for an art contest and was done by Chou à la Clem.) As it turns out, I have a gargoyles character who looks like a long-nosed tengu that I haven't drawn in a while... what the heck. I borrowed the composition but put my characters in and changed a few things.

This is Takakura, one of the Tengu Three, who like many young males away from home, gets into some interesting situations. This one involves Taeko, one of Midori's rookery sisters who is most certainly not the shy geisha type.

Inktober 2018: Asrial
A brief return to my TGS: Dark Ages days -- Asrial, she of the curly horns and bookworm persuasion. She seems to be channeling Vermeer's "Girl with Pearl Earring."
Must be time for my yearly post... *L* ... I'm really slowing down.

Mind, my life has never been busier. I've been at Michael's for 8 years, teaching drawing and painting for six. My oldest son, Paul moved out to share an apartment with a friend of his -- and he's dating. (Still wrapping my head around that...) This year has been kind of exciting  -- my younger brother had his second heart attack in March, my cousin died from a heart attack in April, and so I went back to the doctor after several years of not going. I was promptly sent off to the cardiologist to be poked and put on a treadmill and wind up having an angiogram. The good news? Even though, my cholesterol and blood pressure are a tad high, my heart is in great shape. It was nerve-wracking but at least now I know.

The moral of the story: Don't be afraid of bad news -- it's better to know than not know.

Funny  thing, though... it did put me in the mood to write again. Let's see if I remember how.…

That'll do.
  • Listening to: dryer tumbling
  • Reading: The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronvitch
  • Watching: Face Off season 12
  • Eating: thinking about what to fix for dinner
  • Drinking: iced tea


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Christi Smith Hayden
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Current Residence: D/FW, Texas
Favourite genre of music: Eclectic, really....
Shell of choice: Seashell
Personal Quote: "One must first learn to draw the natural before one can draw the UNnatural."


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jkrolak Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
SailorMeowCat Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018
Hello, sweetheart, If you want, I can give you an idea for a new drawing. How about Ariana and Kirin in the suits of Frankenstein`s Monster and the Bride of Frankenstein? Just to Halloween?
jkrolak Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday by BillyNikoll   Cake by galazy
Whispers-Gargoyle Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday :heart:
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018
A life lived with width, breadth, and above all else, depth is the best kind of life, and you have lived another year of such a life.  Take pride in the undeniable achievement of a worthwhile voyage of discovery through time.  May glory and grandeur not be vicarious experiences, may you plumb the depths and find knowledge, beauty and treasure, may your dreams not elude you and may flashes of inspiration and insight linger to enrich your own days and dreams, and the lives of others.  A very happy birthday to you, and you will not be alone in celebrating the happy miracle of your existence.
Bengtzone Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018
Are you still active?
Letdragon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018
Happy Birthday. : )
connorm1 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  Hobbyist
Happy birthday
STAN4US Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018
Happy birthday! :cake:
KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018
Happy Birthday! Goliath Smile Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D happy DA B-day :3 Autumn Blaze sings 
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