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Major Clean OUt!

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 12, 2013, 8:37 PM
So I basically tore through my gallery and deleted everything...well, just about everything. I realized very easily that I hated everything in there and wanted it out of my site and away from the public xD I left up all of my writing and a few select pieces that I didn't totally hate (even though they still look bad in my eyes).

If you want art pieces that I made for you that are no longer up here just send me a message and I can send you the file or a link to the image. I believe they're still all on my computer.

In other news...college started back up for me again. I'm super busy with that.

In fun news....I'm always looking for art to buy! Of all of my characters (any kind of art as well), BUT the big thing I'm looking for is a human artist to possibly work on a comic with. If you are interested or know someone who is great at humans, has decent prices, and is open for commissions...let me know!


Turning 20 on the 8th!

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 2, 2013, 6:21 PM
Yup! I won't be considered a teenager anymore! I can't wait! Hopefully this coming week of classes goes by quickly so I can celebrate with my parents and then my friends later at night!

I think I might treat myself and buy a bunch of art! If you're open for commissions, hit me up! I just might buy something as a present for myself ;)

Going Back To College!

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 25, 2013, 8:01 AM
Yup! Spring semester starts back up again on Monday so I'm heading back to school this weekend. This break went by way too quickly, but that always seems to happen. A lot of that probably had to do with the fact that I took an online class over this break. A good amount of my time went to that. I have a feeling this will be a really long spring semester though. I didn't realize so many of my classes would be focused on reading books (like stories, novels) including a text book. I had to buy 12 books for this semester. I will be reading a lot xD

I am going to make more of an effort to be around for my friends on here and other sites. It seems like forever since I've really talked to some people on here!

In Need of a Ref Artist for Three Lion Refs!

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 1, 2013, 9:16 AM
I initially had someone lined up to do these, but I haven't heard back from them. So I figured I would make it open to anyone that was interested!

There are three lions that need refs done. They are:

Black Dahlia: tayscharacters.weebly.com/uplo…

Lei: tayscharacters.weebly.com/uplo…

Amarus: tayscharacters.weebly.com/uplo…

The refs don't have to be anything complicated. I'm not looking to pay a whole lot for these since I just payed off a really large commission not that long ago.

I can pay in USD or dAPoints. It's your choice.

Please comment here or note me if you are interested. If I'm not very familiar with your ref examples please provide an example :)

Coming Back to da for real and new journal skin!

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 20, 2012, 8:54 AM
Yeah I'm serious about it this time. I never realized how much I missed writing and even drawing. So I'll be coming back slowly over this long break that I have. I have writings to post and I think I'll be drawing more again. I need the practice anyway.

So for those of you who are still watching me (the few dedicated peeps that I may have left xD) you'll be seeing more things from me soon!

Definitely after the holidays though XDD

Oh....check out the new coding! Isn't it awesome?!? LOVE IT! And you can see my complete character site below. It's full of the army of characters that I have created over the years. You can look, but do not touch!

Slowly Reappearing...I'm a Bad Kid (apparently XD)

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 2, 2012, 7:57 AM
I haven't done any of these in a REALLY long time so I figured I would

Told to do it from :iconthe-leeward-voyage:

( ) Smoked A Cigarette
(X) Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex
(X) Been In Love (Still am :D )
(X) Dumped someone
( ) Been In A Fist Fight
(X) Had A Crush On An Older Person (Not that much older than me, but still older)
(X) Skipped Class
(X) Seen Someone / Something Die
( ) Had / Have A Crush On One Of Your deviantart Friends
(X) Been On A Plane
( ) Thrown Up From Drinking
( ) Eaten Sushi
( ) Been In An Abusive Relationship
(X) Taken Pain Killers  
(X) Liked/loved Someone Who You Cant Have </3  
( ) Gone mudding  
( ) Killed A Snake  
( ) Stolen
( ) Been cheated on
(X) Been Misunderstood (Just about all of the time, but no one seems to care)
( ) Been Suspended From School
(X) Had Detention
( ) Been In A Car / Motorcycle Accident
(X) Hated The Way You Look
(X) Witnessed A Crime (Just recently with my roommate xD Some idiot drove into a dumpster and then fled the scene)
( ) Pole Danced
( ) Felt Like You Were Dying
(X) Cried Yourself To Sleep
( ) Paid For A Meal With Only Coins
(X) Done Something You Told Yourself You Wouldn't
(X) Made Prank Phone Calls
( ) Laughed Until Some Kind Of Beverage Came Out Of Your Nose
(X) Got Your Tongue Stuck To A Pole/Freezer/ice Cube (Ice cube...More than once XD)
(X) Kicked A Fish (While swimming in the lake xD)  
(X) Worn The Opposite Sex's Clothes
(X) Sat On A Roof Top
(X) Screamed At The Top Of Your Lungs
( ) Gone Streaking
( ) Visited Jail
(X) Played Chicken
(X) Been Told You're Hot By A Complete Stranger (There are some really creepy people when you work in retail)
( ) Broken A Bone
( ) Made A Porn Video/got asked to make one
(X) Laughed So Hard You Cried  
(X) Cried So Hard You Laughed
( ) Mooned/Flashed Someone
(X) Had Someone Moon/Flash You
(X) Cheated On A Test
( ) Gone Skinny Dipping
( ) Been Kicked Out Of Your House
( ) Black-Mailed Someone
( ) Been Black Mailed
(X) Been Used
(X) Fell Going Up The Stairs
( ) Licked A Cat
( ) Bitten Someone
(X) Licked Someone
( ) Been shot at/or at gunpoint
( ) Flattened someones tires
(X) Rode in a car/truck until the gas light came on
( ) Got five dollars or less worth of gas
( ) stabbed someone
( ) done any drugs
(X) made someone bleed (I have sharp nails apparently xD)
( ) Had sex in public
( ) Robbed someone
(X) Kissed someone

I got 32

If you have 00-9 ... write [I'm a goody-goody]
If you have 10-20 ... write [I'm below average]
If you have 21-30 ... write [I'm average]
If you have 31-40 ... write [I'm a bad kid]
If you have 41-50 ... write [I'm a horrible person]
If you have 51-60 ... write [I should be in jail]
If you have 61-70 ... write [I should be dead]

  • Reading: Last Sacrifice: Vampire Academy
  • Watching: Football!

[*]Life Updates + Tumblr

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 8:00 AM





So I realized my last journal was really old and I feel like I should update it again. Not sure how many people, if any, still read the things I post, but I want to do it anyway XD

As I'm sure you've noticed I haven't updated any art pieces in a really long time. I don't really draw anymore and anything I write I tend to keep to myself. I've been thinking about uploading it to FictionPress.com instead of here. I can post a link to my profile if people are interested in reading some of my pieces. I'll be posting a story I've started writing on there so some people can read it. If you're interested, it'll be up there at some point. Hopefully my writing is good enough for some of you to like it XD

Even though I'm not doing anything with my dA account right now, it will be turned into more of a photo account. Don't worry, I won't be taking pictures of random things and posting them up there. My roommates and I love to do photo shoots and I figured I might post some of the things we do on here. We're currently working on a vintage shoot in the woods at our college. We did a little bit in the spring of this year, but the sun quickly hid on us so we're going to do it again this fall. Now we know to start the shoot earlier in the day so we don't lose light, lol. We're also starting to cosplay. Yup, that's right. Cosplay. I've always loved looking at other photos of people who have done it and I want to give it a try. We'll mainly be doing Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra, but who knows. It'll be an adventure for us.

With that, I created a Tumblr account so you can watch our progress on there. I won't always be creating journals here to update our progress on our costumes and photo shoots, so I figured a Tumblr would be a WHOLE lot easier. It'll mainly be filled with us working on our costumes, behind the scenes images of our photo shoots, as well as some of our favorite images from those photo shoots. My roommates, three other lovely ladies, and myself will each have our own pages set up on there so you can get to know each one of us a little better as well as ask us any questions you have. It's all in the beginning stages of creation, but hopefully in the next few weeks it'll really get going when we're all moved in to our apartment!
You can find and follow our Tumblr here: atkaadventures.tumblr.com/

The only other big thing I guess I can share is that there is SOME wedding planning going on! Sadly the actual wedding won't happen until after graduation since both are very expensive, but that won't stop us from planning and doing a lot of DIY things for it. We want to save as much money as possible and if we can do a lot of the decorations ourselves, it'll help a lot. My roommates and I will be doing most of it since Tyler isn't exactly crafty xD

If there's anything else I need to share with everyone I'll update this. Buuuut, I believe that's all for now!
I hope everyone has had a great summer so far! <3



  • Reading: Last Sacrifice: Vampire Academy
  • Watching: Football!







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  • Reading: Last Sacrifice: Vampire Academy
  • Watching: Football!

[*]Anniversary!

Tue May 1, 2012, 7:37 AM





Three year anniversary today! I'm really excited...mainly because that means I've been with an amazing guy for three years now. I really don't have much to say about what's going on today because I really don't know. I guess we're going out to dinner, but I don't know where xD He's picking. I'm just happy that today is here. I always enjoy celebrating our anniversary. It's a nice day to look back on all the good that's happened in my life since I met him. Now to plan for the wedding :D



  • Reading: Last Sacrifice: Vampire Academy
  • Watching: Football!

[*]Birthday!

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 6:25 AM





It's almost my birthday! (The 8th) xD It's not a special number like it was last year, but 19 is still cool. One of my favorite numbers. And the best part? I don't have any classes on my birthday! College won't ruin my birthday this year! Anyway, just thought I would say that since I really had nothing else to say...Thanks for reading if you did xD

OH! Any Vampire Diaries fans out there?! My roommate has got me hooked on it! Still on the first season so don't give out any spoilers! I love that show. It's so good, but I still laugh at all of the Twilight parallels that are in that show. Lemme know what you think about it!!



  • Reading: Last Sacrifice: Vampire Academy
  • Watching: Football!

[*]Plushie Artists

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 10:10 PM





Sadly, I think I have to do this again. Right now it looks like my plushie commission that started over a year ago has fallen through. I don't want to give up on it, but my dream of having Amara and Aelic in plushie form is still unfinished. I need your help again guys! Do you know of any good plushie artists on here that have fairly reasonable prices? I know a lot of people are outrageous on here and I'm not going to pay over $100 per plushie. I just can't do that xD

So if you guys know of ANYONE that has plushie sales right now, that would be fantastic!



  • Reading: Last Sacrifice: Vampire Academy
  • Watching: Football!

[*]New Species?

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:52 PM





Since my recent poll got less than desirable responses (I know I'm not as active on here as I used to be, but 2 responses?! Really guys?), I was thinking about maybe creating a new species/custom species to bring more interest to my account. I have a few ideas in mind, but what I'd really like to do is team up with someone and create something as a team. Obviously there would be credit given and if I do sell these, profits (if there are any) will be split.

I want to get more involved with dA in various ways. This would be one of them.

I do have sketches that will probably be finished tomorrow. Since my schedule this semester works well with me drawing, you'll see more things from me. Plus, I think I've found a style that works well for me. I've only tested it on two images, one for catz1313 and one for Toucat, but I like it. We'll see where it goes though.

If you are interested in working with me on this, please comment below and I will note you from there.



  • Reading: Last Sacrifice: Vampire Academy
  • Watching: Football!

[*]Looking for Anthro Artists

Wed Jan 18, 2012, 10:27 AM





I'm not the greatest with the human anatomy right now (I'm working on it) and I'm looking for someone to help me create anthro versions of some of my characters. I know what I want, I just don't know how to create it myself. So...I'm calling out to the anthro artists out there. I can pay obviously, but I don't have a lot to spend right now. Maybe a bulk order??? I'm not looking for full ref sheets. I can do that part. I'm basically looking for a basic image of my character, in anthro form, that I can use on a ref sheet until I get better with humans myself. All credit would go to you obviously if you are willing to help.

This will be a bit of a project because I do have SEVERAL characters that I would like done in anthro form. There is no time frame however so if you are busy it's okay. There's no rush. This is just for me so I can expand my characters and really do more with them.

If you are interested, please let me know! I'm looking for someone that can do digital pieces mainly because it'll be easier for me to work with them when it comes to the ref sheets. Most of my characters that I'm looking for have simple designs. There may be one or two that have more detail to them so please consider that as well.

Please comment below if you are interested and what your price would be. Ideally I'm looking for anthros of around 12 characters. If you can give me a price range for that, it would be great. Again, I'm really looking for someone that would consider doing a bulk order for me. I know what I want will be expensive :/

AND...If you know someone that does anthros and has reasonable prices, also comment below!

Thanks for your help everyone!!



  • Reading: Last Sacrifice: Vampire Academy
  • Watching: Football!

[*] Knock Knock World! Doing Art!

Mon Dec 26, 2011, 11:00 AM





-blows off cobwebs-

Hey guys! Or hello to those few of you that are still watching me! It has been forever since I've posted a journal on here and even longer since I've drawn something. I really want to get back into again because I found so much peace in it. I have a month off from school now and this is really when I'll be able to draw. I want to draw more of my characters and build up their personalities more than where they're at right now. But I also want to draw more for other people. I love doing gift art and I think that if I just sit down and work through art for people that I'll be able to improve. That's my main goal anyway! So, with that being said, if you're still watching me and have read through this...POST YOUR CHARACTERS!! I want to do gift art and trades so PLEASE post and we can discuss either a gift piece or trade!!

Also, if anyone wants to help me improve my art, I am looking for basically a tutor. I need someone to help me redline my pieces to help me with my anatomy and I desperately want someone to help me work on my shading. Basically if anyone wants to do this and has the time and patience to help me, I'll smother you with gift art and would be eternally grateful!

Art I'm Doing:
All Contest Prizes!
:icontoucat: - Whatever she wants! <3
:iconsimkaye: - Whatever she wants! <3



  • Reading: Last Sacrifice: Vampire Academy
  • Watching: Football!

[*]New Icon Too?? Plus MAKEOVER!

Sat Oct 1, 2011, 8:48 AM





Now that I have the new journal layout and some awesome art to decorate it, I think it's time to get a new icon too. Anyone out there that is willing to do a new icon for me or know of someone that is open for icons....you know the story xD It would be of Amara again, obviously.

And, as for the makeover part....I got my hair cut and dyed. It is really short compared to where it normally is! It's really cute and I love it curled! Here it is:





  • Reading: Last Sacrifice: Vampire Academy
  • Watching: Football!

[*]New Layout + Looking for Art

Sun Sep 25, 2011, 11:34 AM





I needed something different on my layout. The other one I had for so long and it was time for a change. Of course I couldn't stray real far from my love of brown/blue layouts! I just love this one! The accent flowers gives it a classy look, but of course I needed to add Amara and Aelic to it. I'm going to add more art to it when I can. Right now I actually need to look for people to make more badges that will work with the layout.

That's when all of you come in!! Are you open for making badges or know someone that is? I don't have a ton of money to spend being a college student so maybe if you're open for trades we can do something? I will probably only seek one or two actual commissions and that will be my absolute limit. Hopefully I can get a few trades for them as well. Basically I'd like to fill my header and footer with different images of Amara and Aelic and possibly bring their new cub Amos into some of them as well!

And for those of you that did participate in my contest, I have not forgotten about your art! When I finally have time to work on them without having to focus on homework they will be done! I promise!!



  • Mood: Tender
  • Reading: Last Sacrifice: Vampire Academy
  • Watching: Football!

[*]Engaged! :)

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 19, 2011, 8:13 PM




I love how all of my journals lately have been really big events xD Anyway...yes, I'm engaged now (:

It actually happened a few weeks ago when Tyler and I were visiting my grandparents in Iowa. We had been talking about really getting engaged for a while now. We did the promise ring late last year and the more we talked about it, the more we wanted to "make it official". It was really cute how he proposed too. As for right now we're keeping it kinda quiet, hence no announcement on Facebook for those of you that I'm friends with on there. We haven't told all of our family members yet and we'd like to do it personally. When they all known, or the really important ones anyway, then it'll become more public on there. For now, I'll just tell everyone here cause I love you all so much :heart:

If you want the cheezy proposal story and all, keep reading xD

We had picked out the ring together because then it made it more personal for both of us. It was something we did together and it was a big thing. I didn't know when he was actually going to propose though so the surprise element was still there. We were at my grandparents house for an extended weekend back at the end of August and the last day we were there he "popped the question". I was pretty mad at him all day because it was our last day there and he spent most of it texting people. Normally it wouldn't have bothered me so much, but we were visiting my grandparents who we rarely get to see and he was off in his own world texting. As we were getting ready for bed that night he asked me what was wrong and we talked about it. Then as we're laying in bed I hear him whip out his phone..texting again. All of a sudden my phone goes off and it was a message from him saying good night. I thought it was cute and then put my phone down. I got another message that said "Look Over" and he was just smiling at me. I rolled back over only to get the same text again. This time when I turned to face him he had the ring in his hand.

I thought it as pretty cute seeing as he used my anger at him texting to propose. He's such a cutie :heart:

I normally don't get all mushy and if I do I don't often make it very public, but I'm just so happy right now and I have been for the past few weeks! It's just...AHH!! It's so awesome and perfect and I'm just so so SOOO happy!

If I have time and I can get through the owed art that I have (I haven't forgotten about you guys!) I'm definitely going to be spamming all of my watchers (if you're all still there) with Amara and Aelic art! I might have to find more commissions or offer up trades to get more art of them too. I just can't get enough of it at this point!


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[*]College!

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 2, 2011, 6:35 AM




Yup! Yesterday was my first day. Move-in day! It was a lot of fun and sad at the same time. Probably the hardest thing to leave behind besides my parents was my dog Norman. I love that little guy so much and it sucked leaving him behind. It'll be tough for a few days, but I think I'll be okay soon. At least I really hope. I'm not far away from home which is nice too. I could go home whenever I wanted just to see them.

As for art from the contest, it will be done. Right now I only have one person's request of what they want, so everyone else....let me know! Basically it will be done whenever I have time. I have a lot going on now and I want to do well in my classes...I need to do well. I'll try and get them done on the weekends or something like that. I'm not quite sure yet.

How's everyone else doing??

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[*]Contest Winners!

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 24, 2011, 9:36 AM




First of all, I wanted to thank everyone that participated in the contest! Everyone created an amazing entry and it was really hard to pick the who fell where in the standings. I won't lie..there is a tie for second. It just became too hard to pick between two of them and no matter how long I sat and stared at them I still couldn't decide. Sorry guys xD So listed below is the order of the winners and a little blurb about why they received the spot that they did. The prize options will also be listed next to the winning spots so you can easily see what you'll be getting.

As for the prizes, please note me as soon as you can about what you would like. I am going back to school next week and I know for a fact that I won't be able to complete many entries after that for at least a few weeks. I have a very full plate ahead of me xD


Here are the winners!

:bulletblue:First Place!:bulletblue:

Amos Contest by drunkdrawings
drunkdrawings with Amos!
I just LOVE how you incorporated both of their designs with the colors and markings. It was a great combination and I think you pulled it off perfectly. His personality is really spot on when you combine both Amara and Aelic's personalities. I also really liked that he did have good qualities, but there were also flaws to him. Amazing job! Thank you for entering.
Your prize is a full body drawing of a character of your choice w/ a background OR a detailed desktop of your choice theme

:bulletblue:Second Places!:bulletblue:

Amara-Aelic Cub Contest Entry by Simkaye
Simkaye with Adisa and Adannaya!
What I really loved about the designs that you created was how you actually combined their colors. It gave them a very realistic feel and I love the blend of blues and browns that you did use. I also really liked that you even explained what their designs will look like when they do grow up, like the cub spots fading away (: Thank you so much for entering!
Your prize is a full body drawing of a character of your choice w/o  background OR a simple desktop of your choice theme

Cubssss by catz1313
catz1313 with Aidyn and Annabell!
This was the reason there was a tie!! I love that you combined Amara and Aelic's designs in so many ways! You were so creative with their markings that it really brought both designs to life. I also really liked how you had a cub that had a base color of each parent. It gave an amazing contrast and I loved the variety! Thanks for entering!
Your prize is a full body drawing of a character of your choice w/o  background OR a simple desktop of your choice theme

:bulletblue:Third Place!:bulletblue:

Hello World by acerpalmatum
acerpalmatum with Aiden!
I really loved his personality and just how adorable he looks. What I really liked was that you took Aelic's normal fur color and lightened it to work with the character you created. I think you pulled it off really well and it made him stand out. I also liked how you combined their designs with the markings! Thank you so much!
Your prize is a  sketch of a character of your choice w/o a background

Once again, thank you SO MUCH to everyone that entered and showed interest in the contest! I think it went over really well. All of the entries were amazing!

  • Mood: Tender

[*]Amara/Aelic Cub Contest!

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 8, 2011, 8:47 AM




The contest is almost over guys! Get your entries in soon if you're still planning to enter!

It's time to start the contest!

This one is very straight forward too. So, as many of you know, Amara and Aelic are the two main characters that I have. I wanted to expand more with them and create a little lion cub character for them to have. I've tried to create a few designs myself, but never came up with something that I liked. Hence this contest. All you guys have to do, is design a cub that would fit well with Amara and Aelic. The rules for this are going to be very simple:

:bulletblue: Design a lion cub to fit well with Amara and Aelic
:bulletblue: Add a name and a little bit about him/her
:bulletblue: You can create up to two different designs
:bulletblue: Please post your designs here or link me to where it is
:bulletblue: You will have until August 22nd to complete your design (if you need more time, please note me)

Amara and Aelic's designs are here:
:thumb149132124:

And the lion cub template that you can use is here:
:thumb251699847:

Prizes

:bulletblue: First Place
First place wins a full body drawing of a character of their choice w/ a background OR a detailed desktop of their choice theme

:bulletblue:Second Place
Second place gets a full body drawing of a character of their choice w/o  background OR a simple desktop of their choice theme

:bulletblue:Third Place
Third place gets a sketch of a character of their choice w/o a background

:bulletblue:Other Runner-Ups
Everyone else will get an adoptable done of a character of their choice.

If there are any other questions, just let me know! I hope you guys have fun with it and I can't wait to see what you come up with!

:bulletblue:Entries!:bulletblue:

:bulletblue::iconacerpalmatum: Aiden-Hello World by acerpalmatum
:bulletblue::icondrunkdrawings: Amos-Amos Contest by drunkdrawings
:bulletblue::iconcatz1313: Aidyn & Annabell -Cubssss by catz1313
:bulletblue::iconsimkaye: Adisa & Adannaya-Amara-Aelic Cub Contest Entry by Simkaye

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