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Summer Card Project

Summer Card Project

No matter the reason, any stay in a hospital could use a little sunshine. And what better way to brighten a hospital stay than with art from the heart? After nine successful years of DeviantArt's #HolidayCardProject, we've decided to bring the project to the summer months, for the first ever #SummerCardProject! The idea behind this project is simple: create an inspirational card to brighten the day of someone staying in a hospital. If you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who sends in a card will be given a free one-month Core Membership to DeviantArt. Last December, the project received over 4,500 cards sent in from 2,000


Make Life take the lemons back

Artist // Professional // Varied
  • June 19
  • United States
  • Deviant for 10 years
  • She / Her
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My Bio
I began as a self-taught artist since the age of seven, usually drawing what I saw and reading tons of books and websites; and then I graduated with a B.A. in Studio Art from Hendrix College. I am a gamer, a cartoonist, a fantasizer, a geek, and an explorer. My dream job would be either a concept designer artist for animation or videogame companies or self-employed freelance cartoonist, illustrator, photographer, etc. Dream job would be at Pixar or Valve. Willing to do comissions; however, there are restrictions on subject matter. Contact via e-mail, private message, or leave a comment (^_^)v.

The story behind the Muffia: first of all, get the nasty definition of the word 'muff' out of your head!! My nickname derives from the original definition of the word 'muff': an open-ended cylinder of fur or cloth used for keeping hands warm, one hand going in at each end. My friends gave it to me because I would constantly cross my hands into my sleeves....then, later I heard the slang term for it and decided to add an "ia" at the end to sound more like a name.

Current Residence: U.S.
Favourite genre of music: depends on the song
Favourite style of art: cartoons, manga, and calligraphy (both western and eastern)
Operating System: Windows 7
Favourite cartoon character: Luigi
Personal Quote: "Only love can leave such a mark...Only love can heal such a scar." -- U2

Favourite Visual Artist
Norman Rockwell, Masami Tsuda, Pixar, Li Chen, and Valve
Favourite Movies
The Incredibles, Julie & Julia, Ratatouille, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Blues Brothers, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Bridget Jones' Diary series, Marvel's The Avengers, and UP.
Favourite TV Shows
Grimm, Mythbusters, The Big Bang Theory, Ace of Cakes, Friends, and Firefly
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
U2, P!NK, The Clash, Green Day, Franz Ferdinand, Lady Gaga, The Police, Sting, and Spice Girls (grew up with them as a little kid).
Favourite Books
Harry Potter series, The Great Gatsby, Series of Unforunate Events, Solain, Kare Kano series, Fruits Basket series, and Maus.
Favourite Games
Team Fortress 2, Half Life series, Tomb Raider series, Mass Effect series, Portal, Dead Rising, Resident 0-Code Verconica, Fallout series, anything with Luigi, and much more
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC, Xbox 360
Tools of the Trade
Prismacolor markers, Copic markers, ink stones, ink, felt tip ink pens, pencils, Holga 120mm camera, Canon PowerShot SX100, rice papers, cinnabar paste, calligraphy brushes, Chinese calligraphy tools
Other Interests
videogames, photography, drawing, speaking German, traveling

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Hey, happy birthday! Here's a smiley cake from me!
DannyDiazHobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work. I love boxman, or whatever his name is. Good cartoons as well.
Hi there how's things? Just seeing how you are on your side with the art solo show which I hope has gone as you wanted it to and to give you a message of merry Christmas as well.

Thank you a lot for the fav!!! :D
MuffiaSmithProfessional General Artist
You're Welcome :bow:
...really thank you for the fav =)!