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So summer is here and I don't have a job lined up because I wanted to spend more time on my art-making. That's cool and all but I still need to make money so guess what?

Commission time! And I have plenty of items in my gallery to sell. What am I selling exactly?

I do spiffy graphite portraits as seen here:
fav.me/d1m05ep
and
fav.me/d1m061i
I would need a photo reference. Price would depend on the size but between $10-$40.

I have a lot of photo prints to sell. Generally 8x10" glossy or matte for $6-$8.
fav.me/d2paken
fav.me/d2pak3u
fav.me/d2nucqv
fav.me/d2nucea
fav.me/d2nubuf
fav.me/d2kog5q
fav.me/d2j9a4r

If there's anything else that you see in my gallery that you like just message me!

Want your character drawn? I do that too!

Please support your starving college artists!
  • Listening to: random music
  • Reading: Sense and Sensibility
  • Watching: Hey Arnold
Just so everyone is in the know, I'm taking a photography class this semester. Which means a lot of what is uploaded here will be digital photographs. I'm gonna try to do other mediums but we'll see how that goes.

And I just checked my stats for most favorited and all that and do you know which deviantion of mine has the most views? Alice's Encounter With Time! Over 1,000 views! Who is reading this? Why is it so popular? I'm in shock really.
  • Listening to: random music
  • Reading: Proust and Nabakov
  • Watching: Romeo x Juliet
  • Eating: chips
I hope everyone has a great Christmas and New Years and everything else! I hope everybody gets what they wanted on their christmas wish list. I'll be in Georgia for the holidays and will have very little internet. See you after the break!
  • Listening to: country
  • Reading: sense and sensability
  • Watching: for my dad
  • Drinking: milk
I've opened an ebay account and I'm selling some of my mangas. If you're interested here's my page so go check it out! Bid on it! I need the money!

Instant Teen Vol 1-4: cgi.ebay.com/Instant-Teen-Mang…

Hana-Kimi Vol 1: cgi.ebay.com/Hana-Kimi-manga-V…

Eerie Queerie Vol 2:cgi.ebay.com/Eerie-Queerie-man…
(This one's Yaoi. Rated 16+)
  • Listening to: the radio
  • Reading: History of the Reformation
  • Drinking: milk
So I'm not going to California over break. Too expensive. But I do need a job over break because the one I have closes for winter break. So I'm still offering to do COMMISSIONS!!!

What was I offering in the last post?

PORTRAITS!! I love doing portraits and I'm pretty good at it too.

I'll draw your character!!

I have prints in my gallery I'll sell if you like them.

I also have these cat tails that I made out of yarn that I'm trying to get rid of. They're pretty cool. I'll have to take a picture of them. PRICE: $5-$10 depending on the type of yarn I used.
  • Listening to: Fall Out Boy
  • Reading: History of the Reformation
  • Drinking: milk
In December I plan on taking a trip with my friend to California and we're probably going to stay there for a week. Well, I need to make some money for the trip because I don't want to use up all of my financial aid money. And I don't make enough at work.

So, I'll do commissions for a reasonable price. I do portraits really well!
innocentthought.deviantart.com… <- example

If there's something in my gallery that you'd like to purchase just note me. I have plenty of photos and prints. I also have some paintings.

I'll draw your character!

I can also knit and crochet you a scarf for those colder months coming up.
  • Listening to: Dueling Violins
  • Reading: History of the Reformation
  • Drinking: milk
So, I don't know who hit the 3,000 page view and I guess they didn't care. I hit the 3,001. So does that mean that I get to give myself a free picture?

Well, now I free crappy.
  • Reading: History of the Reformation
  • Watching: Patch Adams
  • Drinking: milk
My 3k pageview that is. So close! I know SOMEONE out there wants some free art from me.

If you hit the 3k pageview just note me and if you can screencap it I'd like to see that too. So, just let me know what you would like- be it something new or something from my gallery and I'll be happy to oblige.

More about other things later.
  • Listening to: Black Eyed Peas
  • Reading: History of the Reformation
  • Watching: movies
  • Eating: bagels
  • Drinking: milk
So I'm getting really close to my 3K mark and I'm kinda excited. I know that 3k isn't that big a deal (especially since I've been on here for two years) but hey. I'm excited. So I don't know if anyone else cares but if you do and you catch my 3k page view you can request something from me. :)


Some other stuff:

I feel like doing a couple of commissions before school starts. Yes, I'll do fan art. I'm not going to set prices or anything now. If you want me to draw you something send me a note and I'll tell you how much it'll cost and how long it'll take.

I also want to sell some of the art that has been lying around my room. I'll have to make another post about that later but it's just some stuff from my gallery. Mostly photos and maybe some other things. If you're curious let me know!


So I found a hord of cat tails that I made of yarn some time ago. They're just sitting around and I meant to sell them at a con but never got around to it. If anyone wants a cat tail made of really soft yarn you should let me now!!
  • Listening to: Return of the King
  • Watching: Whisper of the Heart
  • Drinking: water
Dear DA.

Please stop sending me notices about getting a subscription or a premium account. If I wanted one I'd get one.

Sincerly, your dearest deviant.
  • Listening to: Return of the King
  • Reading: my writing
  • Watching: Return of the Ring
  • Drinking: water
Taken from :icondreamingwhileawake:'s journal because I totally agree with her! I think everyone should live like this.

"When is the last time you've found beauty? In yourself or in the world? When is the last time you played outside? Took a bubble bath? Used just candles as light? Meditated? Drew or wrote something just for you? When is the last time that you breathed? Have you looked at the sky lately and imagined beyond the clouds? When is the last time you let yourself dream beyond the constrains of reality? Believed you could do absolutely anything without a shadow of doubt? When is the last time that you danced? When is the last time that you played pretend or had an adventure? Visited a playground? Listened to your favorite song and sung along just as loud as you could? Truly loved yourself?

These are things you have to fight to hold onto. Don't let darkness and fear take them away. Don't worry over stupid trivial bullshit, negative emotions, the problems in your life. Laugh them all off. All bad things must pass, but now you must keep your spirit. Sometimes hopes and dreams are the only thing left, but it is the most precious thing to have. If you perceive and look for happiness in every day, then you will bear your sadness and come out with a smile. If you reach for the moon, even if you do fall short, you WILL find yourself among the stars.


This is not the prettiest essay I have ever written (it's pretty stream of consciousness and damned sloppy, if you ask me), but I hope that you all take something from it. A lot of you have been terribly stressed and going through bad things lately. So have I. I'd almost forgotten the little stupid things I'd loved about life, the little things that gave me strength. So this is to remind all of us not to forget the beauty of it and not waste time over the obstacles in it that we cannot change. Remember that I truly love every one of you, even if we don't always agree over everything."
  • Listening to: my heater
  • Reading: my writing
  • Eating: pretzels
  • Drinking: water
So, you see that very creepy picture that I just submited? I brought it into class for a little critique and there's one guy that was like, "I want to buy that". And I just thought he was kidding. No one's ever bought my stuff (that I can remember). But then I saw him talking to the teacher and he was asking when he would be able to have the picture.

So . . . YAY!!! Someone's gonna buy my art!! I'm excited!
  • Listening to: Pink
  • Reading: mangas
  • Watching: Ergo Proxy
  • Eating: pretzels
  • Drinking: water
Rules:
Go to urbandictionary.com and type in your answers to the following questions.
Post the first definition it gives you.
Tag 3 people.

1.) Your name?
Amy
1.to take, hold, or steal your heart. a person who is a soulmate. a good lover.
2.American/European traditional name derived from the Latin word amâta, meaning "Beloved."

2.) Your age?
20
1. Bag of Weed, costs $20.00 dollars and is enough to make 4 fat joints.
2. location or current status/activity

3.) One of your friends?
Lindsay
1. a girl who is hotter than the flames of hell.
2. the marvelous and mysterious temptress from the land of eternal joy.
3. The original and correct spelling of the popular name meaning 'From the Linden Tree Isle.' Can be a name for both genders, but generally Lindsay is the female form, and Lindsey is the male form.

4.) What should you be doing?
Eating
1. To take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption.
2. Vulgar slang. To perform oral sex on.
3. Informal. To bother or annoy.

5.) Favorite color?
Maroon
1. A term of derision often uttered by Bugs Bunny when referring to an interaction with a dopey adversary. It is a mispronunciation of the word "Moron".  
2. A color between red and brown.

6.) Birthplace?
Oakland, CA
1.  City east of SF Bay, aka "tha town". Separated into 3 parts (North, West, and East Oakland). There is no south. North Oakland is the hills. West Oakland has downtown, lake merritt, chinatown, and jack london square. East Oakland has the airport, coliseum, and the zoo. Deep East Oakland is where you can find the sideshows, people actin' a fool and gettin' hyphy, goin stupid doo doo dumb retarded, smokin perk and chewy, sippin' on some heem or yak, and slappin' hard in they box chevs.
2. A city in northern California. Though it isn't my personal home soil, I have been there and am officially declaring it the 3rd most dangerous ghetto in America. Do not enter Oakland, California unless you have the intentions of getting shot or making a drop.

7.) Month of your birth?
December
1. The month in which the hottest women are born.
2. The best month out of the entire year. That's why they left it last.
3. A time of extreme depression and anxiety.

8.) Last person you talked to?
Tiffany
1. "Tifinie" is used in Old French to mean "Epiphany." Tiffany is a name given to mostly American girls, it became popular during the early 1980s. The stereotype that comes with the name is a sexy cheerleader type, or sexy girl.
2. Tiffany is greek meaning the appearance of God.

9.) One of your nicknames?
Amara
1. A naive small person who's best friends are animals and librarians.

Not to be confused with Samara, a scary dead girl who will indeed kill you after 7 days.
  • Listening to: Pink
  • Reading: mangas
  • Watching: Ergo Proxy
  • Eating: pretzels
  • Drinking: water
Happy Holidays everyone!

The semester's finally over and I scrapped through my painting class with a C. I think she did it out of pity though since I'm not a painting major and I need the credit for art ed. Next semester it's 2D which I'm still not sure what that means. But I'll let you know when I find out.

I went through some stuff that was sitting around on my computer and posted it if you couldn't tell. I hope you like it!

So, yeah, I'm alive and enjoying my break. Hope you are too!
  • Listening to: Christmas tunes
  • Reading: The Vampire Lestat
  • Watching: Ergo Proxy
  • Eating: pretzels
  • Drinking: water
I am the girl kicked out of her home because I confided in my mother that I am a lesbian.

I am the prostitute working the streets because nobody will hire a transsexual woman.

I am the sister who holds her gay brother tight through the painful, tear-filled nights.

We are the parents who buried our daughter long before her time.

I am the man who died alone in the hospital because they would not let my partner of twenty-seven years into the room.

I am the foster child who wakes up with nightmares of being taken away from the two fathers who are the only loving family I have ever had. I wish they could adopt me.

I am one of the lucky ones, I guess. I survived the attack that left me in a coma for three weeks, and in another year I will probably be able to walk again.

I am not one of the lucky ones. I killed myself just weeks before graduating high school. It was simply too much to bear.

We are the couple who had the realtor hang up on us when she found out we wanted to rent a one-bedroom for two men.

I am the person who never knows which bathroom I should use if I want to avoid getting the management called on me.

I am the mother who is not allowed to even visit the children I bore, nursed, and raised. The court says I am an unfit mother because I now live with another woman.

I am the domestic-violence survivor who found the support system grow suddenly cold and distant when they found out my abusive partner is also a woman.

I am the domestic-violence survivor who has no support system to turn to because I am male.

I am the father who has never hugged his son because I grew up afraid to show affection to other men.

I am the home-economics teacher who always wanted to teach gym until someone told me that only lesbians do that.

I am the man who died when the paramedics stopped treating me as soon as they realized I was transsexual.

I am the person who feels guilty because I think I could be a much better person if I didn’t have to always deal with society hating me.

I am the man who stopped attending church, not because I don't believe, but because they closed their doors to my kind.

I am the person who has to hide what this world needs most: love.

Repost this if you think homophobia is wrong.
  • Listening to: Christmas tunes
  • Reading: One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
  • Watching: Musicals
  • Drinking: water
stolen from :iconfallenseraphs:
HALLOWEEN QUIZ

--Dracula--
[x] Blood intrigues you.
[ ] You prefer night over day.
[ ] Bats and wolves are your friends.
[x] You wish you could fly.
[ ] You despise mirrors.
[ ] Coffins don't bother you in the least.
[ ] Living forever sounds like a great idea.
[ ] You can hang upside down for long periods of time.
[ ] Garlic is your kryptonite.
[ ] You sleep all day.

--Frankenstein--
[x] You owe a lot to your creator.
[ ] Fire is scary!
[x] You are unpredictable.
[x] You are very tall.
[ ] Little kids are more fond of you than adults.
[ ] Most people don't understand you.
[ ] Your speech leaves a lot to be desired.
[ ] You often look a little green.
[x] Fashion means nothing to you; it's like you wear the same thing everyday.
[ ] You wish you had more friends.

--Werewolf--
[x] You're quite furry.
[x] The full moon drives you wild.
[x] You often wake up in strange places with no memory of the night before.
[ ] Silver repulses you.
[ ] Dogs hate you.
[ ] You love raw meat.
[x] You are pretty strong.
[x] Pentagrams fascinate you.
[ ] You feel kind of cursed.
[ ] Some of your clothes are shredded and bloodstained and you have no idea how they got that way.

--Zombie--
[ ] Your skin looks gray.
[ ] You rarely speak, but you do groan a lot.
[ ]Brains should be one of the food groups.
[ ] Your clothes are ratty and tattered.
[ ] You're alive, but you feel dead.
[ ] Being near fire makes you uncomfortable.
[x] Guns scare you.
[ ] You're not very smart.
[x] You have an insatiable desire to feed.
[ ] You lost your personality a long time ago.

--Ghost--
[x] You have some unfinished business to attend to.
[ ] You hang out in cemeteries.
[ ] You enjoy playing pranks.
[x] Sometimes people act as if you aren't even there.
[ ] You want revenge.
[ ] Death surrounds you.
[ ] You feel lost.
[x] You always have a chill.
[x] You like fog.
[ ] You have strange dreams about dying.

I is a werewolf! Fascinating! They should put witch up here too.
  • Listening to: Christmas tunes
  • Reading: One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
  • Watching: Musicals
  • Drinking: water
Oh, art . . .

Now that the new semester has started there's a good chance that my art style is going to shift. I think I said that last time . . . but I don't know if that happened.

My only art class is Painting and we'll be doing oils so guess what! You'll be seeing oil paintings. My other class where I might be making art is my Technology in Art Ed. I don't know if anything good will come of that class.
  • Reading: Les Mis
  • Watching: Project Runway
I stole this from :iconericidlewild:'s journal. A meme! And I figured it was time to update this thing.

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)
Fuzzy Caliber


2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)
Chocolate Chocolate Chip


3. YOUR "FLY Guy/Girl" NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)
Afed


4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal),
Maroon Horse


5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Allison Oakland


6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)
Fed-Am


7. SUPERHERO NAME: ("The" + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink)
The Cobalt Sprite


8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers),
Charles (don't remember my grandpa's name)

9. STRIPPER NAME: (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy)
Sakura Caramel


10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (father's & mother's middle names ),
William Zajic


12. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower).
Autumn Lily


13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you're wearing right now + "ie" or "y")
Strawberry T-shirty


14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree),
Cereal Willow


15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: ("The" + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + "Tour"),
The Needle Thunder Tour


Well that was fun.
  • Listening to: I am the walrus
  • Reading: The Fuck Up
  • Watching: Easy Rider
If you want to read about my weekend at Anime MidAtlantic I've posted a bunch of stuff on my livejournal.

broadway_bound3.livejournal.co…
  • Listening to: very loud ac
  • Reading: agatha christie
  • Watching: Utena
So, the um charger for my computer is not working. Which means my laptop is dead. Which means all work for selling things at AMA has been suspended. Which is great, really, since it's in less than a week and I only have access to what I have put in my gallery. I'm going to hand my laptop over to a family friend to see if he can help me but I don't know how long that will take. YAY!!! So, I'm kinda stuck and it sucks.

I'm also quite broke. I have to keep taking money out of my savings account to pay for gas to get to and from work. And then I'll have to take money out for laminating the stuff I'm going to sell since it doesn't look like shrinky-dinks is working. And I'm going to have to pay the guy to fix my computer but thankfully my step-dad and cover that for now and I'll just be paying him back later.

The only thing I have to look forward to is hanging out with my friends at AMA and getting my first paycheck that weekend also. Ignoring the fact that I have to spend money on gas to go to and from and the fact that I'm putting half my check in my savings to make up for all the money I've taken out.

I'm gonna stop complaining now . . . Can't wait to see everyone at AMA!
  • Listening to: very loud ac
  • Reading: agatha christie