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A Word on Respecting Your Medication
It is about Respect
It is something that we take for granted, something we do not think about.
But even an over the counter medication can be deadly when abused.
Tylenol says in its commercials:
for a reason. Daily I hear and see people take much more than the recommended dose. They do the same with medications like Advil and wonder why they are nursing a bleeding ulcer.
The recommended dose of Tylenol is two pills. Just two. No more. Less if possible.
Acetaminophen. It is the active ingredient. You can overdose, and this overdose is slow, and sometimes fatal.
What causes it?
It damages your liver, and as much of a beating as your liver can take, when too much assaults it, it will give up, and you sort of need your liver to you know, live. Hell, it is in the name.
How can you prevent overdose?
Read the labels; follow the directions.
This goes for over the counter and Rx's.
Look for interactions. This means talking to your doctor, and looking
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Artist Relations Newsletter - January 22, 2008
:pointr: Director of Artist Relations

The purpose of Artist Relations is to strengthen the community spirit as well as network with fellow artists so that we may bring outside opportunities to you, and help you to hone your skills. The Gallery Directors are the first people you should go to regarding your galleries. They are the people you need to make gallery suggestions to, and ask questions about your specific genre, or seek knowledge from. They also act as your lifeline to the administration. They are here to support and listen, and I can tell you we've got incredibly talented, devoted and passionate people on this team, so get to know them!
:bulletgreen: It's official, KariAnnLax belongs to me... .  Please join us in congratulating her in her new position as Assistant Director of Artist Relations.  You can read all about it here
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Season's Meanings Contest Winners
These are the winners of the Season's Meanings Contest!
Thank you to all that entered and to the judges who helped me decide.
Third Place

Second Place

First Place

Honorable Mentions
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AC Month Interview with: dedredhed!
What is this?
Throughout the month of January, Artisan Crafts Month, I will be posting interviews with artisans who have made a difference on dA either through their own artisan crafts, or the effort they put into the community (and it's usually a combination of the two!)
This is the interview with ohnojaylo, Textiles Queen.
First, a little about ohnojaylo.
Having been sewing since she was 8 years old, this Ded Red Hed certainly knows much about the textiles world.  Jen, or JLo as she is sometimes called, has been costuming professionally for over 3 years and went on to study fashion in school.  She says that she must always be challenged, or she will often lose interest in her projects.

The Interview
Life on dA.
Q: How have you seen Artisan Crafts grow since you
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This weekly article features selected high quality art products that just passed through the print review queue!
See what amazing works our fellow print artists have submitted in the past week!

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I've been gone for way too long...

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 5, 2013, 4:37 PM
Facebook l Myspace l Gallery l dA Portfolio l Watch Me l Note Me

:: Current Stuff ::


Again, it's been ages since I have been on :devart:
A lot has happened since April...and that is a serious understatement.

Brief version:
I am happy - happier than I have been in a very long time - I'm just busy with work, kids and bills.
It's not easy doing it all yourself, but it's getting done - however slowly.

Over the next few weeks, I will be updating my gallery with...gah...6 months worth of images - and then some. I hope to post 3 - 4 a day so that it won't take too long for me to catch up. My blog and other sites/galleries are woefully behind and with work going as it has, I have scarcely had the time to keep up with all of them. I am hoping to get back to square before too long and be able to regularly post on a daily, or at least weekly basis again like I used to.

In other news, this is the 6th time I have submitted this - at least - so apologies if you're receiving this multiple times...but I HATE the new (or should I say current, as it's probably NOT new) journal system and want to kill someone right now...

I hope that all of you are doing well and that the holiday season is being good to you.

Apologies in advance for the forthcoming spamming of the account, lol, and wish me luck!



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V. Nicharico
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
My name is Valarie Nicharico, but most folks call me Vaia as that has been my "name" online and off for over 20 years now.

I am a freelance graphic artist, specializing in character creation for roleplayers, gamers and writers. My passion is being able to bring another person's original characters to life for them be it as a full scene portrait or pinup.

I also create custom wedding invitations & cards, photo retouching and editing, and memorial angel portraits for pets and loved ones.

Commissions are almost always open and everything I do is based on the owners direction. For more information, please visit my blog at

Where to find me

My Other Accounts:
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Just a quick note...

I want to say thank you to anyone and everyone who has added my work to their favorites, or who has added me to their watch lists! I very much appreciate your support, as that's what keeps me coming back here! If I can't return the thanks personally, please let me extend it in advance! :heart:

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NOTE:: All of my Deviations are WATERMARKED and are not to be redistributed or copied without my written permission! Removal of watermarks or signatures is a punishable offense, and I WILL seek legal counsel if needed. Thank you.



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Cr0oow Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
coastbeachartist Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist

Happy Birthday Vaia!

I wish you a wonderful day with your family. May the coming year be filled with joy, health and prosperity. Your artworks are filled with outstanding dynamic lights and shadows. We admire your muse and talent.



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LoveLatex64 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
Happy birthday!! 🎂🍧🍦
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