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Kiriban status:

40,501 was caught by JustAStrangeGal!  - JustAStrangeGal having coffee at a cafe with Kimblee
     And this Campaign Calls it Good for the Night by sweet-suzume



see you next time at 45,000 hits~


arcobaleno by sweet-suzume

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Suzume on Etsy (paintings, anime paper ephemera) | Suzume on Tumblr (art + fanart & vintage photo reblogs)
  • Listening to: "The Mistress Witch From McClure" - Sufjan Stevens
  • Reading: "Copse 125" - Ernst Jünger
  • Watching: "Onna Joshu Naotora"
All right, let's do this!

The next kiriban will be at 40,500 (or failing that, watch for 40,501), but if neither number is caught, I'll go back to my usual wider interval.
  • Listening to: "June Hymn" - The Decemberists
  • Reading: "Undertones of War" - Edmund Blunden
  • Watching: "Onna Joshu Naotora"

arcobaleno by sweet-suzume
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Suzume on Etsy (paintings, anime paper ephemera, kokeshi) | Suzume on Tumblr (art + fanart & vintage photo reblogs)
  • Listening to: Secret - Ayumi Hamasaki
  • Reading: "Undertones of War" - Edmund Blunden
  • Watching: "Onna Joshu Naotora"
  • Playing: Final Fantasy IX
arcobaleno by sweet-suzume

kiriban status:
40,000!  Keep an eye out for it!

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Suzume on Etsy (paintings, anime paper ephemera, kokeshi) | Suzume on Tumblr (art + fanart & vintage photo reblogs)
  • Listening to: Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect - Decemberists
  • Reading: Siegfried Sassoon, biography - 2 by Jean M. Wilson
  • Watching: "Onna Joshu Naotora"
  • Playing: Final Fantasy IX
kiriban status:

36,000 - caught by 47ness - 'something with Nina and Persy' New Project by sweet-suzume

next up will be 40,000!  Yes, let's make it a big one!!  Keep an eye out for it!

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Suzume on Etsy (paintings, anime paper ephemera, kokeshi) | Suzume on Tumblr (art + fanart & vintage photo reblogs)
  • Listening to: "A View To A Kill" - Duran Duran
  • Reading: "Dr. Mütter's Marvels" - Cristin O'Keefe Apto
  • Watching: "Onna Joshu Naotora"
  • Playing: Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice

36,000 - caught by 47ness - 'something with Nina and Persy'
then, next up will be 40,000!  Yes, let's make it a big one!!  Keep an eye out for it!


Hope you're enjoying my Valentine's/February series - I've posted the b/w drawings to my scraps folder in bunches, but for February I'm uploading a new colored character combo (or trio) picture to my gallery each day. ^^
Darling...my heart! by sweet-suzume

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Suzume on Etsy (paintings, anime paper ephemera, kokeshi) | Suzume on Tumblr (art + fanart & vintage photo reblogs)
  • Listening to: Colin Meloy singing new material...!
  • Reading: "The Nieuport Gathering" - Ivan Petrus
  • Watching: "Sanada Maru"
  • Playing: Fire Emblem Fates - Birthright
kiriban status:

no one caught 35,000?
then, next up will be 36,000!  Keep an eye out for it!

how about I keep my card up like this a while, huh?  Wishing all of you a wonderful new year in 2017!!
care package, shared with friends by sweet-suzume
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Suzume on Etsy (paintings, anime paper ephemera, kokeshi) | Suzume on Tumblr (art + fanart & vintage photo reblogs)
  • Listening to: "January Hymn" - The Decemberists
  • Reading: "Serious Pleasures" - Philip Hoare
  • Watching: "Sanada Maru"
  • Playing: Final Fantasy IX
I did have a great time at Gaslight Gathering, I thought I should mentionLook at the adorable drawing 47ness did of us in our steampunk get-up!! (yes, I'm still thinking 'who else can I show this to?!' ha ha, I like it a lot)

              Gaslight Gathering '16 is a wrap! by 47ness

Kiriban status --
+ 30,001 - harvestcheddar - Connie from Steambot Chronicles - Wistful Guitar by sweet-suzume
+ 33,000 - General-Kel - Krayton & Ingvar - ...coming up...! edit 12/24 - feelings blossoming by sweet-suzume



    Next up will be 35,000!  Look for it!

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Suzume on Etsy (paintings, anime paper ephemera, kokeshi) | Suzume on Tumblr (art + fanart & vintage photo reblogs)
  • Listening to: "After The Bombs" - The Decemberists
  • Reading: "Poilu: The World War I [...]" - Louis Barthas
  • Watching: "Sanada Maru"
  • Playing: Stella Glow
See you at Gaslight Gathering?!
I'll be in San Diego at Gaslight Gathering Oct. 7-9 with 47ness and his fancy art!  Drop by and say hello!
I'll have some of my postcards and copies of my 2017 calendar for sale as well:
2017 calendar by sweet-suzume

Kiriban status --

+ 30,001 - harvestcheddar - ......pardon my delay...

    Next up will be 33,000!  Look for it!

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Suzume on Etsy (paintings; anime paper ephemera) | Suzume on Tumblr (art mirrored + fanart & vintage photo reblogs)
  • Listening to: "The Soldiering Life" - The Decemberists
  • Reading: "Poilu: The World War I [...]" - Louis Barthas
  • Watching: The Knick, season 2
  • Playing: Stella Glow
Kiriban status --

+ 30,001 - harvestcheddar - ......slowly getting to it...

No one caught 32,000?  Well...

    Next up will be 33,000!  Look for it!



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Suzume on Etsy (paintings; anime paper ephemera) | Suzume on Tumblr (same art as here + fanart & vintage photo reblogs)
  • Listening to: "Why Would I Now?" - The Decemberists
  • Reading: "Storm of Steel" - Ernst Jünger
  • Watching: The Knick, season 2
  • Playing: Stella Glow
Anime Expo 2016 --

I'll be there in person on July 1st and July 2nd (and my art will remain after me on the 3rd and 4th), at table D-27 with the amazing Rocky-O and 47ness

I'll have a variety of postcards and stickers for sale, as well as some of my paintings, a last copy of my 2016 cute steampunk calendar, and a handful of the copies of some of my books (Let's Dance, from the front, and a new book of the Kokeshi series art that comes with a set of 8 postcards)  (you can preview some of this material here, but basically all of it has appeared on my dA page at some point)

Why not drop by and say hello? :D


Kiriban status --

30,001 - harvestcheddar - ......slowly getting to it...

Next up will be 32,000!  Look for it!

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Suzume on Etsy (paintings; anime paper ephemera) | Suzume on Tumblr (basically the same art as here + mainly fanart & vintage photo reblogs
  • Listening to: "The Trees Were Mistaken" - Andrew Bird
  • Reading: "The Magic Mountain" - Thomas Mann
  • Watching: Fargo, season 1
  • Playing: Final Fantasy Explorers
Kiriban status --
Did anyone catch 30,000?  Let me know - in either case, the alternate/honorable mention of 30,001 will go to harvestcheddar

Next up will be 32,000!  Look for it!

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Suzume on Etsy (paintings; anime paper ephemera) | Suzume on Tumblr (basically the same art as here + mainly fanart & vintage photo reblogs
  • Listening to: "Wasteland" - Woodkid
  • Reading: "The Melancholy of Resistance" - László
  • Playing: Tales of Zestiria (at the last dungeon!)
Kiriban status --
27,000 - 47ness -
 Nothing Succeeds Like Success by sweet-suzume

Next up will be 30,000!  Look for it!

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Suzume on Etsy (paintings; anime paper ephemera) | Suzume on Tumblr (basically the same art as here + mainly fanart & vintage photo reblogs)
  • Listening to: "Everyone Was A Bird" - Grasscut
  • Reading: "The Ghost Road" - Pat Barker
  • Playing: Tales of Zestiria
Kiriban status --
still making progress here!  I apologize for any inconvenience...!

26,000 - General-Kel - Akoya hugging Yumoto (etc) - Love Under the Wisteria by sweet-suzume

27,000 - 47ness - Charlie and Meyer passing each other secret notes in the middle of a club

Next up will be 30,000!  Look for it!

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Suzume on Etsy (paintings; anime paper ephemera) | Suzume on Tumblr (basically the same art as here + mainly fanart & vintage photo reblogs)
  • Listening to: "Sleepless" - The Decemberists
  • Reading: Charley's War vol. 1
  • Watching: The Simpsons reruns
  • Playing: Tales of Zestiria
Kiriban status --
after a long hold up on some of these, I'm back at it...!  I apologize for any inconvenience.

25,000 - 47ness - group of my characters as the main 999 cast - 9 doors x 9 players by sweet-suzume

26,000 - General-Kel - Akoya hugging Yumoto (etc) - [...now working...]

27,000 - 47ness - Charlie and Meyer passing each other secret notes in the middle of a club

Next up will be 30,000!  Look for it!


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Suzume on Etsy (paintings; anime paper ephemera) | Suzume on Tumblr (basically the same art as here + mainly fanart & vintage photo reblogs)
  • Listening to: "Lake Song" - The Decemberists
  • Reading: Fairy Tail Blue Mistral vol. 2
  • Playing: Tales of Zestiria
Kiriban status --
25,000 went to 47ness - Charlie and Meyer passing each other secret notes in the middle of a club - [currently brainstorming...!]
26,000 goes to General-Kel - Akoya hugging Yumoto (etc)
And 27,000 went again to 47ness - group of my characters as the main 999 cast

Next up will be 30,000!  Look for it!
Here's hoping that if I space these a little further people will still watch for them now that they seem to be caught more frequently in general/I pick up hits a little faster? ^^

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You can still find some of my original paintings and what-not for sale at Etsy - tell me you watch me or found me through dA when you make a purchase and I'll send you some extra stickers featuring my art :)
  • Listening to: "Young Bride" - Midlake
  • Reading: "Boardwalk Empire" - Nelson Johnson
  • Playing: Tales of Zestiria
Wow, 26,000 came up faster than usual!  Thanks everyone for all the extra hits!

Kiriban status --

25,000 went to 47ness - Charlie and Meyer passing each other secret notes in the middle of a club - [currently brainstorming...!]
And 26,000 goes to General-Kel - [currently awaiting request :) ]

Next up will be 27,000!  Look for it!

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New Years card info will be coming around in December...!!  Look forward to it!  I will send a postcard anywhere in the world to anyone willing to provide their address.  And if anyone's interested in a past card they didn't receive, I'd be happy to send some of them too for a small fee...

As usual, you can still pick up something from me at Etsy or Lulu if you're interested in buying a prior painting or book. :) (Smile)
  • Listening to: Sufjan Stevens with a way too long to fit title!
  • Reading: Rin-ne vol. 19 - Rumiko Takahashi
  • Watching: Fargo, season 2
  • Playing: Tales of Symphonia (PS3 version~)
Kiriban status --
25,000 went to 47ness - ...currently awaiting request...

Next up will be 26,000!  Look for it!

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Just got back from a nice trip to the Tohoku.

As usual, you can still pick up something from me at Etsy or Lulu if you're interested in buying a prior painting or book. :) (Smile)
  • Listening to: "Till The Water's All Long Gone" -The Decemberists
  • Reading: Across the River and Into the Trees by Hemingway
  • Watching: Fargo, season 2
  • Playing: Tales of Symphonia (PS3 version~)
Kiriban status --

No takers on 24,000?
Next up will be (the impressive seeming) 25,000!  Look for it!

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I'm not sure I have anything else to say.  More of same.


As usual, you can still pick up something from me at Etsy or Lulu if you're interested in buying a prior painting or book. :)
  • Listening to: "The Lightning Strike [...]" - Snow Patrol
  • Watching: Ore Monogatari!!
  • Playing: Tales of Symphonia (PS3 version~)

Here's hoping this might be of interest to someone, ha ha

  • How long have you been on DeviantArt?

Coming up on 10 years! (on 8/22)

  • What does your username mean?

"Suzume" is my nickname ('雀' - 'sparrow' (look it up on jisho.org and note the second definition XD; ))
...but I needed a little more username than that, so how about a pleasant adjective?

  • Describe yourself in three words.

a brickbat, a Bowery tough
;)

  • Are you left or right handed?

Right-handed!

  • What was your first deviation?

Chris and Yun by sweet-suzume
Surprising no one, it is Suikoden fanart!  I still like these characters and I still like this idea.  It's okay for very old art. :)

  • What is your favourite type of art to create?

Character-centric art.  Comics or scenes showing my characters/characters I like doing something.

  • If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

Depends on how different would be considered different. XD;

  • What was your first favourite?

Hikusaak Coloured by tentenswift
Surprising no one, it is also Suikoden fanart!! :D  I still like this picture.

  • What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

Um, character-focused art.  Fanart of characters I like and/or just things that appeal to me.

  • Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

Based on how much I like their art?  That's too hard to decide.  47ness because he's my best friend here. XD;

  • If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

Rin-Uzuki!  Maybe someday!

  • How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

Umm, a couple of people who are my friends have......made me happy by being my friends!  Lots of people whose art I have enjoyed have inspired me to make other art of my own!

  • What are your preferred tools to create art?

Pens...(ball point pen or Sakura Micron pen depending, but either needs a small point)...Prismacolor pencils...markers...

  • What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

No clue.  I make most of my art at home, but that's where I am much of the time?  It's the most convenient for making art- all my supplies are here!

  • What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

Hmmm, I don't know.  Ha ha, oh, maybe when Garik doodled Kimblee for my birthday a few years back!  I was so bowled over and surprised!

  • Listening to: "The Royal Scam" - Steely Dan
  • Reading: "The Darkest Midnight in December" - Jana Denardo
  • Watching: True Detective season 1
  • Playing: Atelier Rorona