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Hello livejournal! Gosh, how I miss posting here on LJ. I still check LJ every day, despite not posting much. I guess I just don't have stuff to write down that I believe is interesting enough!

Well, a lot has been happening in my life lately. I finally have interesting things to blog about!

School has been going great. This is my last semester at my community college then I will be heading to SVA for continuing education classes. I decided on doing continuing education classes instead of enrolling in the college because of the cost and the fact that I can't go to school full time. I pay for school entirely on my own so I couldn't afford 40K a year. Continuing Ed. classes allow me to take the classes that I am interested in and at a fraction of the price because I am not going for a degree. I'll be starting at SVA in the Summer time if everything goes according to plan.

I also very recently made a change at my job, as well. Starting in a couple of weeks, I will be a professional bather in the grooming salon at my job. I start my training this Friday and I couldn't be happier. I'm really excited to change my routine up and to not have to work with as many customers. I will be learning how to properly bathe dogs of all sizes, nail grindings, booking appointments, and brushing. It's going to be a little slow since I may not be able to get in some training next week (due to some scheduling errors with the salon) but I should be fully trained within a month or so. I love learning new things and I love that I can use what I learn in this position for my own dogs as well. c:

It's going to be a really busy year for me but I'm really looking forward to growing and learning. :)

New Years Resolutions

A little late but I wanted to write down some of my New Years resolutions. Feel free to skip this post as it's more like a post I can come back and refer to throughout the year for guidance. I heard writing down your goals makes it more likely that you achieve them. Hopefully this is true and I'll come out of 2013 feeling proud of myself.

-Complete at least 2 (or more) sketchbooks by the end of the year. 
-Start an art blog and have something new added at least 2 times a week. (Keep it active)
-Complete 1 sketchbook of strictly life study and experimentation. Can be animals, people, landscapes, objects, color studies, etc.
-Complete 1 sketchbook of what I want. Drawings, doodles, stuff I think up.
-Become comfortable with using watercolors and get to a point where I am proud of my watercolor work.
-Finish at least 1 painting.


-Finish my associates degree in Graphic Design by the end of 2013 (even if that includes doing one class in the summer)
-Gather enough money so I can put down some money to attend AnimSchool or Animation Mentor.


-Volunteer at an Animal Shelter or Nature Center regularly.

I think that should be a nice list to start off! :) I hope I stick to this list throughout the year and complete most (if not all) of it!

New Year, New Beginnings.

Wow, I haven't updated my livejournal in almost 6 months. I think that's a record!  Although I love my LJ very much (& check my friends list daily!), I usually don't have anything exciting or insightful to type about, unfortunately. LJ has and will always be a lot more private and home-y feeling for me. I feel more comfortable about posting text posts here than I do anywhere else on the internet. Just wish it was a lot more active, like it used to be when I was a teenager. Also, I'm always afraid coming off as whiney or boring to some of you! I don't know, I guess it's all insecurities and all that fun stuff. Definitely no excuse for not being as active as I was so for that, I apologize. 

Anyways, onto my life!
My life has been pretty grand! I really have nothing to complain about. 
I have a wonderful boyfriend of 2 years that I am in total love with. I have a job that sucks but pays the bills. I go to school, which has been quite enjoyable & I hope it keeps going that way! This past semester was so enlightening. I was able to take a digital illustration class and digital imaging class which I enjoyed! I think those two classes helped me improve LOADS in coming up with an idea and executing it in a timely and professional manner. So much knowledge! 

I want to keep this method of work up for the new year! 

I hope everyone had a nice holiday with their loved ones and I wish you the best in the new year! :) 

(I'll post a new years resolution list sometime this week. I always love doing those! ) 

Permanent Sales Post! :)

Hello and welcome to my Sales post! :D This sales post is full of Pokemon, Video Games, and other nerdy crap. 

http://upnetwork.net/fb/sprites/items/pokeball.gifSales Permissions given August 2010
http://upnetwork.net/fb/sprites/items/pokeball.gifI can hold items for 48 hours until it goes to the next interested buyer. If date is specified (i.e. "I don't get paid til the weekend", I will hold onto the item until that date.)
http://upnetwork.net/fb/sprites/items/pokeball.gifI ship from CT, USA
http://upnetwork.net/fb/sprites/items/pokeball.gif I do ship internationally!
http://upnetwork.net/fb/sprites/items/pokeball.gifI only accept Paypal. When sending payment, please include your screen name and item you're paying for. Please do not send payment as a gift!
http://upnetwork.net/fb/sprites/items/pokeball.gifI am not responsible for any mail lost in its transit.

Time for some weeding out sales. xD; I have to start getting rid of all the extra cards I have to make room for more. alskdjf.

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Writer's Block: Happy happy joy joy

What cheers you up the most when life gets you down?

A lot of things cheer me up in different situations. I usually look to art or my dog for my 'therapy'. When I use my art, I draw out anything that's in my head and for however long I need to be able to release that emotion inside me.

When I use my dog, I usually just take his toy and play around with him, back and forth. His wagging tail is more than I need to know that my dog doesn't need anything other than his family to be happy. It surprises me how he can be so happy with just his family being together and spending time with him. I admire it so much.  As weird as this seems, I sometimes explain my problem to him and he just stares blankly at me. Pretending he understands then hopping into my lap in order to be petted or licking my cheek.

As much as both art and my dog have helped me through the most difficult of times, sometimes I like to do other things to help me get through life. Visiting places I've never visited before just gives me hope that even if my life isn't good right now, there is a whole BOOK of places to visit where everything will be better. Knowing these places exist help me not to feel trapped. On other days, I'm happy sipping a cup of hot chocolate and listening to the wind blow through the wind chimes out my window. And on some nights, I just look up at the sky at the lonely place we call our moon or a small, bright star and imagine what it would be like to be able to travel there just to be alone for a couple of minutes.

So in conclusion, many things cheer me up and I'm glad I have all of those things. I'm LUCKY to have those things. The simple things.
SO we sent in our money for getting a table at the New York Anime Festival / New York ComiCon for October!!! I think this means we got a table but I will notify you guys when we know when we have a table for sure. :) Since being in an Artists Alley for the first time can be VERY expensive (especially at a convention THIS size), I need to raise some money to pay for my part of the table/con ticket. Which is 80.00$ to be exact. I decided to open commissions for the Summer and sell some things that I wish I didn't have to part with. I really need money because I really want this convention to kinda awake the business woman for art in me. And I really want to do it for the experience. :D Hopefully, I could AA at other cons too! (Like AC or FF !)

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Poll #1561166 Who Should I Cosplay as?

Who should I Cosplay as?

Other? (If you choose this one please comment! ;o;)

Mar. 23rd, 2010