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Hey! It's time to DRAW!
There are two challenges going on right now:

Inktober mrjakeparker.com/inktober

and

Month of Monsters www.thefuzzyslug.com/2014/10/m…

So do one or both!
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Congrats to Lord-Hayati for getting the Kiriban. :clap:
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I got a FitBit (sort of fancy pedometer) that tracks how much I walk, and so, since I got it last week I have been trying to walk 10,000 steps a day and eat less (you can track that too). So far I have gained 3 lbs. What the heck.
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Thank you for the birthday wishes. :)
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Please pray for my dad. He's been undergoing some cancer stuff, and the next test is the 15th.
(Also I've been looking for a new job for awhile, and my mom is feeling rather sick right now, too.)
God is faithful, and these things that I think are "deep waters" are nothing compared to what some of you go through every day!
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I was tagged by GreyOfPTA

1. What is your favorite coffee or coffee flavored thing?  Coffee.  I like pretty dark roasts.

2. What do you take in your coffee (or tea if you prefer)? I do put a little sugar and cream in coffee, but not usually in tea.

3. Do you lean towards the skeptical side when you read about supernatural things or suspend disbelief?
I am a firm Christian, so I believe the Bible, and the supernatural things in the Bible.
But if you tell me you saw a ghost in your house, I'm going to very skeptical.

4. Ever add bacon to anything not typically considered bacon-compatible?
I ate a bacon-chocolate-chip cookie the other day, but it was not as good as I hoped. 
(Also I did not make it myself.)

5. Do you have an emergency plan, go-bag, etc. in case of a disaster?
I probably should, but I do not.

6. Have you ever had to turn down a commission?
Yes, due to time constraints.

7. Have you planned a character's life only to have fan interaction take them in new directions?
Not really.

8. Have you ever had fried Oreos?
Alas, no, though they had them at our fair in August.

9. Do you enjoy hot sauces? If yes, which kind?
I like Tabasco, most versions. I also like "Wizard's Hot Stuff" 
I am biased  by the cool bottle ( www.edwardandsons.com/thewizar… )

10. What's your guilty pleasure? Spindrift

I'm not actually tagging anyone.
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Happy Late August

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 9:08 AM
Last week was "County Fair Week" in which I ate some fried things and a lot of shaved ice (For SCIENCE! Ok maybe not for science.).
I also worked in our church's tent on Monday, giving out free water and literature. It was a great week!

I'm doing some online tutorials in HTML, CSS, PHP and SQL/mySQL. 
And not doing much art at the moment.

What are you up to these days?

IADACE, traveller.
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No one wanted to do the meme. It's ok. :)
Um. Hi! 

What's your favorite board game?
I can't pick one but I will give you a list.

Carcassonne [euro tile-based building game], 
Kingsburg [worker placement],
Dominion [the first deck builder, everyone says Thunderstone or Marvel are better, though],
Pandemic [co-op trying to save the world!],
Sentinels of the Multiverse [card based, co-op vs evil villain!],
Smash Up [card based, every man for himself!], \
Forbidden Island [co-op get the artifacts before the island sinks!] and
Small World [attack each other and get area control using a sequence of different armies]
are all very good.
There are loads of other great ones, but those are the first ones I named off the top of my head.
Ticket To Ride is another classic (with about 20 flavors), but I have never really finished a game of it. Have you played it?
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Oh no! I wasn't paying attention and walked right into a meme.

-The first 10 people's avatar commenting in this journal, 
and the three deviations like most from their gallery, 
will be put on the list below!

-If you comment, you have to do the same in your journal, 
putting the tagger (me) and three of my art on the first place.

-The idea of this is not merely to get a free feature, it is 
to spread art around for everyone!


Thanks :icongreyofpta: !

I will pick 3 of his (and not all art of Spin, though his art of Spin is awesome):
So much goofy, goofy win:
 Stereotypes Are FUN! by GreyOfPTA and 
I really like his character Belle. 
I could hardly pick just one, but I had to, so I picked this one because it shows Grey's humor:
Brighteyes Tumblr Response by GreyOfPTA
I have to have ONE of his Spindrift drawings (thank you so much Grey!):
Spindrift is ful of it by GreyOfPTA
But one more just because the man does amazing pumpkin carving:
Celtic Dog Jack O' lantern by GreyOfPTA
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More treatment ahead for my dad. I am not really giving too many details here (nor on Facebook. I just don't like throwing everything out onto the internet).  Times are somewhat frustrating, but God is faithful. I haven't been drawing much lately; I think I am going to try to learn Ruby.
Also, excited that the Naxxramas expansion for Hearthstone comes out today.

How are you all doing?
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Two treatments down, my dad is improving! What a great praise!
And I got to go to Origins Game Fair with :iconbystillwaters: (and her husband) and play a LOT of games, and get on her nerves (sorry JD). Much fun was had, much ice cream was eaten, and many games were bought. I especially bought "What's He Building in There?" a mad-science themed worker-placement game. And "Get Lucky" a pretty standard card game where you try to kill Dr. Lucky. (A successor to the game "Kill Dr. Lucky".)
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Thanks for your prayers. :)
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My family has been hit by some bad health concerns. Please pray for my family.
God is faithful and will never abandon us to go through trials on our own. This is a hope that I can throw myself on in times like this. I don't know what will happen next, but I know that I am not in control and never was. God is infinitely wiser than I am and I pray that I can glorify Him in these frustrating and devastating times. 

Thank you - I do consider dA to be full of friends. :)
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I started the year saying I wanted to get better at drawing, and draw every day, and focus on it. 
I really didn't.
But now I'm thinking maybe I should focus on sculpture.
There are so many instructional DVDs and courses out there that I haven't checked out yet, I think I will work on that for awhile, even though last week I bought a book on botanical illustration thinking I would like to do that.
Did I mention I am scatterbrained?
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I had a good time at OddMall. (A guy dressed as Doctor Fate hugged me for recognizing his costume! Lots of people were in costumes. Why? Because it was just a big celebration of weird cool stuff.)
I didn't sell very much, I didn't even make back the cost of my table. But I had fun.

Since I now have tons of dragons (and jewelry) left over, I will be putting them up on my etsy store - or you can note me!

I am not sure if I will do the next OddMall show, in November. It's possible. :)
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I feel so unprepared.
I will try to take some photos, though.
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Well ok not squeal, exactly. SQL. I'm taking a class in SQL. Back to school when I'm ancient and all that. I need to learn more things to get my career to move forward instead of backward. 

Anyway I am still working on a ton of art for the show in May, though when I say "a ton of art" it is more like "five or six steam dragons" which feels like a ton of art to me, but is really not going to fill my gallery by any stretch. So if you say "That's it? That's not a ton of art." Well, it felt like work to me. ;)

Also I have been watching some anime: "Log Horizon" (which is great) and "Nagi no Asukara" (which is 'why are all these high school students crying and declaring love to each other every five minutes?')
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I'm doing stuff. I will post stuff. 

All of you four people who actually read this, I greet you. :wave:

I should be doing MORE stuff, but I am doing stuff.
Some sculptures are coming, but I haven't done much drawing.
Of course this is precisely because I said this was the year I would focus on drawing.

Also I seem to be playing Hearthstone.  Nycteris#1658 
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Speaking of that show I am going to have in May, are there any pieces in my gallery that you think would make good prints?
I am thinking probably little 4x6 inch or 5x8 inch style prints.
Also if you say "more like  <drawing>" I may try to do more art like whatever <drawing> is.

I have never tried to sell pictures/drawings before and I'm not sure! :excited:
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Happy February!
I have started working on my art skills. The more I look them over, the more I realize I need to work!
I've been very, very inspired by Jerzy Drozd, Chris Oatley, Jake Parker, Ryan Estrada, and Brandon Dayton (they have podcasts and tutorials which have been thoughtful and helpful). 

And I'm finally officially going to be selling stuff at a table at OddMall Ohio. oddmall.info/ohio/

Anyway I will post stuff, but right now I don't have any stuff.


Also, I'm really enjoying Hearthstone (Open Beta), and DCUO - anyone else play? Let's be friends!
Note: Playing a lot of those games is counterproductive to improving my art skills. *facepalm*
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