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I very seldom get tagged for these memememe things, so I thought I'd catalogue a few of my wierdnesses for everyone.  

First things first!  
Rules: The 1st player of this "game" starts with the topic "6 Weird Habits/Things About Yourself" and people who get tagged need to write a journal about their 6 Weird Habits/Things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next 6 people to be tagged and list their names.

1.  Locking doors.  I'm obsessive.  If I'm halfway across the parking lot, and I can't remember if I locked my car door, I'll walk back to check.  I can't fall asleep if I don't know for certain if the front door is locked or not.

2.  Textures!  I'm very sensitive to textures, especially food.  Jello is pretty unbearable.  Tapioca is right out.  My experience with bubble tea was...mixed.  Sometimes touching cardboard gives me the crazy shivers.  But I sure love petting cats!  Cats are good texture.  

3.  Speaking of cats.  If a cat settles on or near me, I find it extremely difficult to displace them, even if I am losing feeling in my limbs.  My cats are extremely spoiled as a result.  

4.  I'm married!  And I didn't change my name.  I do not find this so very strange, but some people seem to.  My husband was actually against me changing my name.  "But you've always been [name]!  It would be wierd for you to be anything else."  It's a little wierd to be married, but I'm very happy!

5.  Internet silence.  I'm awfully quiet here on the Deviantart, and part of it is that it takes me FOREVER to compose comments and posts.  If I give you a two sentence comment to the effect of, 'Them's some nice colors,' it definitely took me five minutes to write.  I have the same trouble with email, which is part of why I am so tardy with correspondence (you know who you are).  

6.  I before E, except after C.  I have a serious mental block on the spelling of words with IE-EI combinations in them.  'Receive'?  Forget about it.  I used to have a hard time distinguishing left and right, and clockwise v. counterclockwise, too.  I know which way is which, but I have to think about it for a moment.  I also stick an extra E on the end of 'seldom' every time I type it.  Brains are funny.  

Now I get to tag other people!  
:icontojisuzuhara: ?
:iconshilane: ?
:iconemoxic: ?
Anyone else who cares to!  Consider yourself tagged!
  • Listening to: Violent Femmes- Good Feeling
  • Reading: Kurt Vonnegut- Cat's Cradle
My husband and I are moving into a new apartment this weekend.  Exciting business.  I'll be happy to have the move over and done with, so I can stop worrying about it!  We'll be internetless for a few days at least, so, while I am not usually super communicative on the ol' Devart, I will be even less so until we are plugged back in to the world.  Have good weekends, friends, and think of me, schlepping boxes all day.  
  • Listening to: The New Pornographers- Mass Romantic
  • Eating: Indian foods!
  • Drinking: yes
So, I signed up to get a sketch from tojisuzuhara, so now I am putting up the free skatching notice in my journal, too!  The first ten people (if we get that far!) to respond will get sketches from me.

The Rules, Totally Copied From Toji:

• Only one character and sketch per person.
• You must repost this meme in your journal if you get accepted for a request.
• Please include references for original characters in your post!
• Fanart allowed, as long as I know what you're talking about! (To be safe, post a reference picture!)

Yay, sketches!  

The list!

1.  tojisuzuhara…
2.  jusdog…
3.  AkhMorn…
4.  albyon…
5.  emoxic…
6.  shilane…
7.  azeto…
8.  mopinks…
9.  kendre…
10. KimberBee…

Holy moly, I'm all finished.  Submitting them all at once was exhausting.  This meme was good fun, and I'm glad I participated!  I'll probably move the sketches to scraps sometime soon, since they really aren't finished works.  I don't know how some artists sketch so cleanly.  Mine usually look like I threw my sketchbook and pencils into the clothes dryer together and set it for a vigorous tumble.  
  • Listening to: Gogol Bordello- 60 Revolutions
  • Reading: Sandman vol. 6 (again)
I've been meaning to make a post about this for ages.  

I was recently invited to join Cactus, an awesome group of folks working in collaboration on comic projects.  SO EXCITING.  emoxic made these fantastic icons for all the members:  
I feel so fancy now.   

I got an asterisk for my birthday!  My husband (hee) gave me a Devart subscription for my birthday, so now I can make a fancy journal and polls and things.  Not that I have yet, but there is the potential!

In other news, I've decided to open up shop for commissions.  I'm putting out my shingle!  I'm throwing my hat in the ring!  The doctor is IN!  
Rates will be as follows:

Pencil Sketchings:
$5 for a character floating in space [por ejemplo]
$10 for a single character with a simple background [expect a touch more than this]
+$5 for additional characters.  
More complex backgrounds may mean an additional charge, tell me what you'd like, and I'll give you an estimate!

Inks: Add $7 to any of the above! [inky!]

Digitally colored work:
$25 for one character without background. [for example]
$35 for one character with a 'portal' type background. [like so]  
$50 for one character with a full background. [clickity]  
+$10 each for additional characters.  

Contact me via Deviantart noting, or send an e-mail to nasharts AT gmail DOT com.

  • Listening to: Okkervil River- Black
Over 2000 views now!  My thanks to all passerby.  I should have done a kiriban, but I've been pretty busy and preoccupied of late.  I still have some fanarts on deck that I've been making slow progress on (I'ma lookin' at you, Christabel.)  

I shouldn't make public vows for artistic self-improvement the summer before my wedding.  In a few more weeks, life will be sane again...perhaps!
My schedule has been monumentally busy lately.  But things keep dropping off it, which is nice.  I'm done with my certificate in museum studies, now I just need to seek employment.  Ah, the lucrative field of not-for-profit work.  

I have recently stumbled into a bit of spare cash, and since I would never be so silly as to save it, I was wondering what frivolous things I could spend it on.  I considered a fancy new tablet (shh, you never heard me say that, my little Graphire 1).  I've decided instead to invest in some natural media.  I think it'll be better for my artistic development.  I have a silkscreening set-up now, and I want to get some paints, as well.  Acrylic, I think.  

So, I'm vowing to spend this summer exploring natural media, doing studies, and making myself a better artist.  
My system is perilously low on VITAMIN OC.  I'm itching for some networking!
1500 approaches, and I like to draw presents, so keep an eye out, my faithful companions.  
Many moons ago I vowed to comment more often around here, and then I got a full time job and started going to school.   All my good intentions gone astray.  Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for the comments and Deviantwatches, you're all wonderful.  

Maybe in the future I will be more resolute about my resolutions!
I have a snazzy new icon, courtesy of my pal :iconburgertime: .  What a swell fellow!  He also divined the secret behind 997, so he gets two gold stars.

Once again, an artly gift goes to visitor 997 to my humble abode.
I'll be making an effort to be more active around here.  I've been pretty bad about commenting on people's lovely works, but I'm turning over a new leaf and under that leaf I hope to find the will to comment.   If you haven't heard from me lately, oh watchees of mine, just imagine me in the background nodding approvingly and saying 'right on.'  

It's getting nearish to that time again, so I'll be pleased to draw something for the person to land lucky number 997 on my pageview counter.  Also, a drawing for the first person who can guess what is significant about the number 997!  (geekgeekgeek)
In honor of my approaching five-oh-oh, I will offer a drawing to the person who lands on the lucky number.   Subject matter of your choice!
Well, there's stuff in here now.  I'm not very prolific, so updates will be sporadic.  It'll mostly be oekaki odds'n'ends, and the occasional non-oekaki THING.  
I signed up mostly so's I can comment.  I'll probably stick some stuff up here eventually.