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Wow, I haven't been on DA in a while (umm 7 months...), and when I come back they moved everything around >_<  Oh well, I missed you all.  I have a lot of art to submit, because summer is always my busiest season for commissions, shows, and whatnot.  I'll probably submit everything in small chunks so I don't go crazy.
  • Listening to: Starbomb
  • Reading: Lord of the Rings
  • Playing: Child of Light
I've needed to add this on here for a while, so here goes.  I am now open for art commissions!  :w00t:

Artwork makes a great wedding gift for a loved one...just get me an engagement photo of the happy couple, and I will draw or paint them for you.  It is also a great way to immortalize a fond memory, such as a pet, children, loved ones, or a favorite childhood location.  I love fantasy commissions such as dragons or strange creatures.  I will also draw your characters, avatars, fanart, etc.  I am capable of designing websites, logos, business cards, and more.  We can negotiate price once we discuss the scope of the project.

$15 sketches (digital illustration, pencil on paper, marker renderings, etc)

$20 tattoo designs

$50 watercolor paintings (9" x 12" is standard, but I can surely do other sizes upon discussion)

+$5 for each character after two

+$5 for detailed background elements

+$5 for shipping of paintings

+$15 for framing and matting a finished piece

+$5 to $20 for various print sizes

To commission me for a piece, message me here or email me at or  I look forward to hearing from you! :floating:

Also, I would like to show samples here for you, but I'm not sure how.  If anyone could help me, that would be great!  For now, please go to my website's commission page at
  • Listening to: Macklemore
  • Reading: Harry Potter
  • Watching: Adventure Time
  • Drinking: mint tea
I felt like I should say a few words, so here goes.

Watercolor is the best thing ever.  And my new friend.
I am almost done with a master's degree in Instructional Technology.
I have two wonderful pets, a gecko named Yoshi and a fish named Kelsier.
My favorite color is green.

Basically, anything else you need to know you can find out from my artwork.
  • Listening to: CAKE
  • Reading: R.A.Salvatore
  • Watching: Eureka
  • Drinking: rose and chamomile tea
I decided to "rejoin" DA for a while, and maybe even showcase some of my work.  I'm also going to try to get my website back up, but I'm not holding my breath.  I decided that I should at least have SOME of my newer artwork online somewhere for now...

In related news, I started making a webcomic...again, nobody hold your breath yet, but it's been my pet project for a while so we'll see if I actually stick with it, lol :)
  • Listening to: Eminem
  • Reading: The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
  • Playing: DragonAgeII
  • Drinking: Rose and chamomile tea
I am so excited...I've finally started making my website.  It's still a work in progress, but if you would like to look at it just go to  I'm very excited about it and would love any feedback if you would like to comment on it!  I'm making it from scratch, so any design things would be appreciated.

Graduation gets closer and closer...I'm so excited and nervous at the same time.  It's going to be strange being out of school for the first time since I was 4...
  • Listening to: Weezer
  • Reading: Blue Moon Rising by Simon R. Green
  • Watching: The Fountain
  • Drinking: Chai tea with honey and soymilk
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!  Lots of good news today!!!!!!!!

Firstly...I graduate this quarter.  I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!  xD And scared.  But mostly excited at the moment. :la:

Second....I just submitted my 100th deviation.  YAY!!!  Of course, that doesn't count all my scraps, deleted deviations, etc, but.....we're not going there, lol.  I have so much art I haven't posted, too.....some better, some worse than what's on here.  I'm going to try to post stuff more often, as you can see I've been doing.  Over 400 comments, over 3000 pageviews....yeah.  I'm happy. :floating:

Third...go to the deviantart search panel.  Type in "fedora." That's it.  Fedora.  There are 12760 popular results.  Hit next....hit next.....THERE IT IS!!!!!  TOP OF THE THIRD PAGE IN!!!!!… MY FEDORA!!!!!!!!!!  Wow, I submitted it as one of the first things ever on here, back when I started AIP.  I love it though, and it was such a whim, done in sharpie entirely @_@ Not my most viewed, favorited, or commented upon piece, but out of its category it's pretty popular I guess.  :dummy:

On an unrelated note, I think I've decided, after much debate, that I might, as a graduation gift to myself, get a hamster.  I'm allergic to them, but they're so tiny I think I would be okay.  I just desperately want something fuzzy to talk to and play with and spoil. :cuddle:  

I'm so happy with my arts this quarter.  It's like all my fear and insecurity just melted away, and I'm left with nothing but a calm, contented certainty.
  • Listening to: Anna Nalick
  • Reading: Exile's Honor by Mercedes Lackey
  • Watching: The Cat Returns
  • Playing: Ratchet and Clank.......the original one
  • Drinking: decaf tea and honey
I'm finally home for break, and I'm so excited to be virtually pressure-free for a few weeks.  This does not, however, mean that I'm not going to be doing any work.  There are a few things I could do for my Portfolio, and I may or may not get around to them, but first and foremost I've been DYING to go ahead and color some of my old sketches.  Hopefully you'll be seeing lots of them soon!!! :la:

On a side note, I finally looked around at all the settings on Deviantart....and realized...I haven't changed anything since I MADE the account, almost.  So much has changed!!!!  I LOVE IT!!!  If you go to browse my work now, you'll see that I organized everything into a few folders for your (and my!) convenience.  SO COOL!!!!! :dance:

So, happy holidays to everyone, and best of luck with all your artistic endeavors. :floating:
  • Listening to: Run, by Snow Patrol
  • Reading: Watership Down
  • Watching: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
  • Playing: Fable II
  • Eating: gingerbread cookies!
  • Drinking: water
So things are starting to look up for me...or at least in my opinion, which is what matters most I suppose.  These last few quarters I've been going through a sort of artistic crisis, where I haven't much seen the point in doing anything.  I haven't really sketched or done anything for myself or put much into my schoolwork in at least two quarters.  A lot was going on, and a part of me just sort of...gave up, on everything.

This quarter, however, I think I've finally rebalanced and come back to my artwork.  First I had to worry about myself, and that was fine, I was fine quite some time ago.  But now, I am in Pre-Portfolio, and the absolute terror at graduating that I felt last quarter up until now has finally subsided, and I feel inspired and excited enough to do the work that needs to be done and work on my demo reel.  I have begun a few projects this quarter that I'm so psyched about finishing, and I hope everything turns out for the best.  I'm going to try not to worry so much about the future, and just focus on doing the best I can in the present!

Mostly I think I'm just excited that I finally know what I want to focus on.  A huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders, that scary factor of the unknown, and now that I have a focus I can just buckle down and do the work instead of trying to do EVERYTHING, like I normally do.
  • Listening to: Indie rock
  • Reading: The Black Dagger Brotherhood series
  • Watching: Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Eating: pumpkin seeds
  • Drinking: water's break.  I'm excited.  And all I really want is to go home and relax and be with my loved ones.  Apparently, however, life had a different idea for me.

Originally I usually go home on Saturday after finals.  But Emily wanted to ride the bus with me, which I thought was an AMAZING idea...sitting next to my friend for four hours instead of a creepy weirdo that's hitting on me? Yes, please!!!  xD  But I was pretty sick Saturday night, and as I was getting ready Sunday morning, I was sort of I was running a little bit late.  Because I had been sick, I decided not to eat anything, either.  So I'm kind of hungry and a little late, running to the bus station.  My bags are packed, and as I carry them I realize that they're heavier than they should be and I should have used my luggage with wheels.  But I'm late, so I keep going.  Part of the way to the bridge, my arms about to fall off, huffing and puffing, my sandal's strap breaks off and I start limping.  Grrrr.....really?  

I make it to the station about a half an hour early.  Not too many people in line...okay, I'll be fine, I think.  Nope.  The line does not move...AT ALL....for a good twenty minutes.  There are a ton of people behind me, grumbling.  People are leaving to see the train schedule instead.  Finally, the lady makes an announcement....who is taking the bus to New York?  Most people in the line raise their hands, including myself.  Well, she says, the bus to New York is full.  What?!  Half the people in line are about to riot or something.  Grrrr........

Well, okay, I think.  I'll just take the later bus.  So I go to buy my ticket.  Which kind of ticket do you want?  Asks the lady.  What?  I think.  I've only ever bought one kind...the kind that gets me home.  Refundable or non-refundable?  Refundable is cheaper.  she says.  Hmm, I think.  I'm sure to go home next time, right?

So I buy my ticket and call my dad, about to settle in line.  Unfortunately, my dad says that no one can pick me up that night!!!  Oh no!!!!!  Will my ticket work tomorrow?  Freaking out, I pick up my gazillion pounds of luggage (that is mostly electronics, not even really many clothes) and my broken sandal, and I limp back across Pittsburgh.

The next day, I get up to go to the station.  Okay, this will be better, I think.  I have on my converse shoes, so at least I can walk now.  My arms are still dead from yesterday, they can't die any more, can they?  So I trudge over to the station again...but at least I'm going home.

Getting to the station, there's almost no one in line.  YAY!!!  I think.  I'm about 45 minutes early, too.  I'm sure to get on.  Nope.  When I ask to exchange my ticket, the lady tells me that there's a $15 fee to transfer it.  Okay.  I hand her my card.  She only takes cash.  Okay.  I go to the atm.  It won't accept my card?  Insufficient funds?!  I know I have the money in my account.  Panicking, I run out to find another atm.  Not at the food place.  Okay.  Trudging, luggage in hand, I find another one.  Same thing.  WTF?!?!

I look at my phone at this point.  It's time for the bus to be there by now.  Oh no.  Dejected, I sit down on the stairs of the Fish Market.  A bus goes by.  It can't get any worse.

I swear to God I'm not lie.....just at that moment, it started to rain.

I wanted to cry. any Dad went to the bank for me back home, and they fixed the error in my account.  I took out the money.  I switched to a rolly bag.  I got a ride to the station (by a preacher who stopped and picked me's always interesting for me.)  I bought my transfered ticket and I got on the bus and made it home late last night.

But....really, was that necessary? *slaps forhead*
  • Listening to: Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Reading: The Black Dagger Brotherhood series
  • Watching: Dead Like Me
  • Playing: World of Warcraft
  • Eating: munchies
  • Drinking: Mountain Dew Voltage
I'm bored at work, and feel like writing something, lol.  xD

This quarter's going a lot better than I'd expected so far.  I think that whatever happened last quarter that made me snap...whatever demons whispered into my ears...whatever plate misaligned in my head...I snapped back this week.  I'm glad I didn't take PrePort yet, and that I pushed off my Dad's going to want to kill me, but I really needed this "break" for myself.  I'm excited about everything, and I've been doing a lot of traditional art.  Maybe I'll upload something...I don't know...

So, I saw someone write a thing entitled "Things I'm Into This Month" (or something like that, lol!!!)  So here we go....

Things I'm Into This Month:

*Magic: The Gathering
*Sketchy Abstract Ink Drawings
*Timing lights so that I hit all green ones walking to school
*People watching and inventing stories about interesting ones
*IMing people through Facebook (because it's so nifty, and I never did that before....)
*Finding new music (I :heart: Indie rock and Indie rap....)
*Sitting by the river
*Researching random things online (Traumatic Insemination and mole crabs and humboldt squid and unicorn deer and WHAT?)
*Junk food (what, I'm allowed...)
*Tarot Cards
*Disney Channel and Nickelodeon shows
  • Listening to: dan le sac vs scroobius pip
  • Watching: Donnie Darko
  • Playing: Magic: The Gathering xD
  • Drinking: Soda, for once
This was interesting to me, and if it isn't to you, then why are you reading my journals anyway?

So I'm home for break, right, and I've been cleaning my Dad's house for him, and trying to watch out for my little brother and stuff like I usually do.  And I went outside to take a break from everything, and I go to the front porch (because my Dad's house is up on a hill on the side of a mountain in the middle of nowhere and there's the most beautiful view in the world from that spot.)  And I see this bird ramming into the wall.  At first I thought that it was crazy or something, so I carefully go over near it to see what's going on.  And I see two things....a nest of adorable, chirping baby birds up on the light fixture near the front door (which we never use because it's broken and out of the way, we always use the garage door or the one on the side of the house.  So the nest is pretty secluded and safe.)  And I see this snake, clinging somehow to the wall in the crack between the paneling.  And the tiny, brave mama bird was trying to attack the snake and keep it away from the nest!

So I run over, barefoot, and start shoo-ing the snake away from the nest.  And it's gorgeous, so I took some pictures with my phone and stuff as he crawls down the wall.  I thought it was awesome because I had just had a conversation with....a friend....of mine, about how there have been less snakes around than there used to be.  We both love snakes, and thought it was the saddest thing ever.  And here, the first thing I see upon going home was this epic scene!

Now, I wasn't really sure what kind of snake it was that I touched, and scared, and herded away from this nest.  So later on I told my Dad, and showed him the picture I set as the background on my phone.  And he said it was a young copperhead.
  • Listening to: All These Things That I've Done by the Killers
  • Watching: Southland Tales
  • Playing: DDR
  • Drinking: water
...although I probably shouldn't write it here, lol.  

God, this quarter has been the longest, strangest, most ridiculous quarter I've been through since I've gone off to college.  Something bad or tragic seems to happen to me every quarter, but this was by far the hardest on me.  All this stuff was happening at home, and with my boyfriend, and my classes....but none of that was really just all hit me so hard all of a sudden, and I just sunk into this severe depression.  I felt so worthless and hopeless and I started wavering between contemplating suicide (in all seriousness, for the first in a very, very long time), almost quitting school, almost drinking myself into a stupor......I couldn't bring myself to eat, because I didn't feel like it was worth it.  I couldn't sleep, I would sleep for like a half an hour at a time, sporadically throughout the night.

Strangely enough, I finally snapped out of it because of Mr. Z....I flipped out and was going to drop out of Intro to Games (which I miraculously ended up getting an A- in, lol, but I put a lot of work into my level)...and he sat and talked to me, and told me all these nice things, like that I'm a good student and I always work hard and he had faith in me getting it done.....and somehow it all just hit home, and I thought that maybe people don't see me quite the way that I see myself, you know?

So suddenly I was feeling more like myself, and I was determined to pass everything, and I sat down and tried to really evaluate everything.  And I decided to effect the only thing that had been depressing me that I really had any control over...and I broke up with my boyfriend.  And much as I hate to say it, I felt much, much, much better.

And then I realized that I really have a lot of people who really care about me, who I push away so often when I'm feeling insecure.  And one person in particular that I care much....was really there for me this quarter.  And when Mr. Z snapped me back to myself, this guy was there to pick up the pieces and put me back together.  He makes me so happy, and I'm crushing on him so badly now, and I feel like a little schoolgirl...I just want to tell everyone that this guy is amazing....and I'm so worried that he doesn't feel the same way about me that I do for him......and now I have this whole break to worry about what it's going to be like between us when I come back.

Grr, all I wanted for a while was to be away from school, and now it's my summer break and all I want is to go back and see one person, who I can't even call right now because he's in North Carolina and it would cost him too much. *exasperated sigh*  I can't even worry about getting my stuff together for next quarter and PrePort....I don't even care about my reel or anything right now.....I just want the comfort of being with this guy...I'm so afraid that he's never going to talk to me again...

I'm going to have to use this break to try to feel strong again, and not be so fucking weak and vulnerable like I'd sunk to these last few weeks.
  • Listening to: All These Things That I've Done by the Killers
  • Watching: Southland Tales
  • Playing: DDR
  • Drinking: water
Mentally Ill Test:

[X] You have screamed at an inanimate object for 'hurting you.'
[X] You have run into a glass/screen door.(for fun)
[X] You have jumped out of a moving vehicle.
[X] You have thought of something funny and laughed, and then people gave you weird looks.
[X] You have run into a tree/bush.(again, for fun XD)
[X] You have been called a blonde.

Total: 6

[X] You know that it IS possible to lick your elbow.
[]You just tried to lick your elbow.
[] You never knew that the Alphabet and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star had the same melody.
[X] You just sang them to make sure.
[X] You have tripped on your own feet and fallen.
[] You have choked on your own spit.

Total: 9

[] You have seen the Matrix and still don't get it.
[] You type with three fingers or less.
[X] You have accidentally caught something on fire.
[] You tried to drink out of a straw, but it went into your nose.
[X] You have caught yourself drooling

Total: 11

[X] You have fallen asleep in class.
[X] Sometimes you just stop thinking.
[X] Sometimes when you are telling a story you forget what you are talking about.
[X] People often shake their heads and walk away from you
[] You are often told to use your 'inside voice'
Total: 15

[X] You use your fingers to do simple math.
[X] You have eaten a bug accidentally.(accidentally on purpose)
[X] You are taking this test when you should be doing something more important.
[X] You have put your clothes on backwards or inside out, and didn't realize it. )
[X] You've looked all over for something and realized it was in your hand/pocket the whole time.

Total: 20

[] You have posted bulletins because you are scared that what they say will happen if you don't.
[X] You break a lot of things.
[X] You tilt your head when you're confused.
[X] You have fallen out of your chair before.
[X] When you're lying in bed, you try to find pictures in the texture on the ceiling. [or the walls ]
[X] The word "um" is used frequently.
[X] You don't know what "um" means.
[X] You say "what" and "huh" a lot.
[] You plan to use a calculator to multiply your score for this bulletin.

Total: 27

NOW, take your total, and multiply it by 4.
and re-post as: I am --% Mentally ill.
  • Listening to: Modest Mouse
  • Watching: Scrubs
  • Playing: Okami
  • Drinking: tea

It's been ages since I've really done anything on DA...the new format actually really confused me for a good min today, lol.  >_<  But I finally figured out which format to render my movie files so that I can upload them....YAY!!  Now I can show off my animations from the last two quarters, lol!!!  xD  

There's a lot more I've done lately, but I figured I'd upload the major things that I'm most proud of/tired of looking at...

For more info on me, visit
  • Listening to: Time to Pretend by MGMT
  • Watching: Scrubs
  • Playing: Okami
  • Drinking: juice
Okay, so my last post was pretty emo and boring, but it was something I had to get off my chest, so that I could stop fretting and just move on.  And it actually DID make me feel better...which I wasn't expecting.

In any case, everyone should check out my Youtube account, just because there are some videos that I can upload there that for some reason I have trouble uploading on DeviantArt, even though I'd rather have them posted here.  This is my account:…

So please go check it has some of my 3D animations, and a couple of storyboards that wouldn't post here for some reason.  Give me some feedback, please, and I'll try to incorporate that into my future projects.  Thanks for checking it out!

(Oh, and...there's really no such thing as cosmic pizza, but if there was, I'm sure it would be the closest thing to Divinity and I would worship it without question.)
  • Listening to: Badly Drawn Boy
  • Reading: Deathstalker Return by Simon R. Green
  • Watching: Avatar
  • Eating: Farina and bananas
  • Drinking: tea!
This is sort of a self-evaluating speculation on where I am right now as far as my art, so if you're not interested, this is a warning that you probably don't want to keep reading.  


Sometimes....especially right now, looking at my artwork....I feel like I don't have very much to show for where I am right now in my schooling.  I get decent grades, I mean last quarter I was given permission to start tutoring 3D this quarter, you know?  And I draw every free moment I have, ideating character designs and things.  And I've been playing around with photoshop a little on my own, and looking into learning Flash, or how to use a Wacom tablet.  But there are just so many things I have to learn...I feel so lost.  It's like...if I just found one thing I was really GOOD at, and stuck with it, and worked on it every free minute I had, I could come up with something really nice.  But I haven't found that thing....I focus my energies on learning so many things at once that I end up just getting the grades in my classes and moving on.  

I adore 2D, but I'm better at 3D.  My 2D teacher said that I could probably get some 2D on my demo reel, but I guess I just feel like there's so much left I want to learn and try and play around with, and this may be the last quarter I have a 2D class if I don't get into Advanced Principles or do a 2D project for Portfolio.  I see so many really talented people around me that I feel like I'm not up to par a lot of the time.  If I only focused my energies on 2D, I know I could improve and come up with something really good, but of course I have all of my other classes as well...and then I catch onto them so quickly and easily that I feel like instead of drawing, I should be practicing modeling and stuff.  But I just don't have the heart to do 3D work outside of class projects.  Maybe I'm just too busy....or maybe it just wouldn't be something that would make me happy the rest of my life.  I don't know.

One thing I do know is that I'll never be able to stop drawing entirely...I've been drawing my whole life, and it IS my life.  Because art is my life, and my life is art.  *sighs*

~Blessed be.~
  • Listening to: crickets outside my window
  • Reading: Deathstalker Return by Simon R. Green
  • Watching: news on the elections
  • Eating: veggie patties and spinach
  • Drinking: pomegranate oolong tea
Hey guys!  I've finally gotten my two favorite animations up on YouTube...if you want to give me some feedback, I've put the links up in with my deviations.  One of them is here… the other one is here… check them out and let me know what you think.


~Blessed Be~
  • Listening to: Nightwish
  • Reading: The High King's Tomb, by Kristen Britain
  • Watching: Equilibrium
  • Playing: Ratchet and Clank II-Going Commando
  • Eating: mac and cheese
  • Drinking: chocolate milk
FINALS ARE OVER!!!!!!!!  YAY!  Sorry I haven't submitted anything in a while, but now that finals are over I'm going to look through my stuff and see if there's anything I'd like to submit.  I'm very happy right now, which I wanted everyone to know especially after my last rant.  In any case, I'm so psyched for break, and to see what next quarter brings!

Maybe break will give me time to work on all of the artwork for myself I've been putting off.

So I've realized something:
Everything in life can be comparable to creating a piece of artwork.

Somehow, this sort of explains it all to me.

Makes you think, doesn't it?

  • Listening to: One Republic
  • Reading: Small Gods by Terry Pratchett
  • Eating: free stuff! ^_^
  • Drinking: tea
I'M SO TIRED OF THESE STUPID MOTHERFUCKERS that say that they want to be art majors.  If you want to be an art major you have to be willing to put in the fucking TIME and EFFORT it clearly takes to create a piece of artwork.  Why would you go into the field if you aren't passionate enough about what you do to put in a little bit of fucking WORK.  It doesn't matter what you do in life, it's going to take work, so why would an art field be ANY DIFFERENT?  Sitting in the tutoring center and in my classes day in and day out I hear people whining and complaining and being so fucking STUPID…and I'm so sick and tired of it.  If you can't do the work, if you don't care enough and all you want to do is party and hang out and be a failure at life, go home to mommy and daddy and stop wasting my time and yours.  Don't complain about the teachers, the classes, the workload, the people…just go the fuck home.  I don't want to hear it anymore.  I'm just…done.  I'm here because this is where I want to be.  I'm fine with the workload because it's rewarding to me.  If you don't feel the same, then just leave already.  

(Mike, please don't take this as being directed at you, because clearly it isn't and I care about you very much and I want you to stay.  This is just a general statement, to be directed at the billion and three people I encounter on a daily basis that want to be fucking RETARDED.)

Go die in the hole you dug yourselves, emo kids.
  • Listening to: Limp Bizkit
  • Reading: Guards Guards by Terri Pratchet
  • Watching: Rome
  • Eating: NOTHING!
  • Drinking: NOTHING!
This quarter's been off to a great start.  Something happened over Christmas break, and I suddenly feel really artistic again.  It's like my well of creativity finally broke free again...and trust me, it really has been a while.  Maybe I just had to trust myself a little more.  Or maybe I'd just forgotten how much fun all of this can really be!  

This quarter I'm really getting into all of the animation stuff...finally!  I like my 3d classes so far, and I've obviously been posting a lot of 3D things, but what I'm really excited about is the 2D stuff I'm doing with Mr. Schwab this quarter.  I'll post my model sheet for Draak soon...I'm really proud of him, I think he's adorable.  I'm going to be animating him this quarter...I'm so excited!  If I can figure out how, I'll post my animations.

I hope the new year is off to as good of a start for everyone else as it is for all deserve lots of good things.  Take care, okay?

Peace out,
  • Listening to: Dirty Dancing soundtrack
  • Reading: Cartoon Animation by Preston Blair
  • Watching: Tom and Jerry
  • Eating: Chips and Salsa
  • Drinking: Water