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Well, it looked like it was going to go viral, then the moron who uploaded the stock model informed me that she did not have permission to upload the photo. I had to delete the piece. :( Beware of using photos from this account: Apparently she just steals photos.

How incredibly stupid do you have to be upload photos you don't have permission to use? I just spent hours making this piece. I'M LIVID. Um, stockers, you're not allowed to STEAL PHOTOS FROM PEOPLE. And now you've cost me time, sweat and toil FOR NOTHING.
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A friend of mine needs a graphic made for his business. He wants a series of different sorts of buildings, with a description of his business written on one of the buildings as if its an old painted sign. This is the perfect job for the great manippers here at dA.

My friend is an awesome, non-creepy person and pays generously. If any of you reading this are interested in getting in touch with him and making a bit of money, please let me know. Feel free to respond here or note me.

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I awoke to find many lovely birthday wishes in my inbox today. THANK YOU SO MUCH, everyone. Now, how about some pressies for YOU?

winter is coming by AnjaMillen leah by payleyjean . : A b a n d o N : . by J-u-d-a-s Je reve by BurakUlker tongue rider by JasonJacenko Dr.Bulbus and his Amazing Flying Fish by imaginism In our love is our home by LilifIlane Imminent Plunge by Pi-Unresolved Wind Symphony by BigBad-Red :thumb205766480: A dream within a nightmare by LuneBleu Mr. Toad by ravenscar45 leah by payleyjean Is It Real? by Ideasplayer A Special Place by EnchantedWhispersArt Finger Puppet by ChrissieCool Kate 2 by zemotion ~WELCOM3 SPRING~ by 3some I of the mourning by AlexandraVBach R e d  Q u e e n by J-u-d-a-s the late late show by JenaDellaGrottaglia The Guardian II by MirellaSantana Dramatic by Aeternum-designs Lain With the Kraken by ErikShoemaker :thumb201771656: Sail by ettone Swamp mermaid by inSOLense :thumb317328087: Sycamore Gap by newcastlemale Ride the wave by ZakHarrar Ghost of a rose by ZakHarrar Well by Alshain4 Back to the Light by KarinClaessonArt :thumb137556578: :thumb316562323: Undersea Moon by anabagayan your songs to ashes by AF-studios Little Ariel by flashparade But I Wanted To Touch by MartinStranka the Lunar Moth by Alicechan D i s a p p e a R by J-u-d-a-s little red riding hood by AF-studios God's Protection by Flobelebelebobele
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Unfroze by vacuumslayer

I forgot to thank Miss Aeirmid for featuring my DD. Thank you, my dear. You made my day and my week!

For whatever reason, May was a blessed month for print sales! I sold one or more of the following:

Unfroze by vacuumslayerKeeper of the Mushrooms by vacuumslayerBeautiful Nightmare Nights by vacuumslayerWednesday's Very Bad Day by vacuumslayerLittle Bird by vacuumslayerWhichever Way the Wind Blows by vacuumslayer The Patina of Perpetual Sorrow by vacuumslayer

I can haz fame and fortune nao? ;)

A friend asked me to explain my process a bit more re:

Fight Club by vacuumslayer

Well, I got the idea from a couple of sources. 1.) The model. I think her messy/bruised appearance suggested a tussle. But instead of going dark, I thought it would be more fun and original to go humorous/whimsical.  2.) An incredible manipulation I saw awhile ago that featured a woman balancing on a telephone wire. I wanted to take that idea and do my own spin on it. So, there you have it: A very silly woman who picks fights with birds. And apparently loses. Hope this gives everybody a little more insight into how my manipulations come together. Although I have a pretty manic, throw things to the wall and see what sticks approach, so each piece is different. :D

Gah! Need help finding a piece of stock!

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 24, 2012, 2:17 PM
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I Demand that You Pay for the Surgery to Reattach

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 9, 2012, 1:08 PM
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Remember Me?

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 20, 2012, 5:09 AM
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Where the hell have I been?

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Llama badges--for ME?

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 29, 2010, 8:30 AM
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This is an obscene array of gems from my collections, with an emphasis on quality over quantity. Please enjoy!

Nightmare Robin Parrish by mehmeturgut Quintetto by camilladerrico

Mature Content

gates of Anubis and Heket by b-lackdante
revive by b-lackdante Puppet Twins by vismaya Not everything Dies, Elizabeth. by OmriKoresh Banshee by michellemonique :thumb168642496: Nobody loves Alice by b-lackdante Sweet Peacock by camilladerrico Exploded View by camilladerrico Birdnest by camilladerrico

Mature Content

Moment by LudmilaFoblova
Chantal by Seitou Tribute to Burton's Alice by Dferous E'oin by NiAnluain Electric Ride by FrozenStarRo Who are you by CindysArt Through My Viens by Tiffany-Ann

Mature Content

Dragonfly by AnnMei
Musique by minouch CAT2 cover by cellar-fcp blue butterfly by milky78 Intersection by robcherry Provence Rose by MissHayleyBee

Jewel Box Vol. 6 and Invite

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 26, 2010, 7:01 AM
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Got something to say?

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 5, 2010, 8:23 AM
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I finally wrote that Dolls tut!!!!

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 31, 2010, 9:55 AM
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Did you leave a message?

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 23, 2010, 2:59 PM
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I got a DD yesterday

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 11, 2010, 9:13 AM
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You don't want tuts/Jewel Box Vol. 5

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 4, 2010, 12:49 PM
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AP Picture of the Week

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 4, 2010, 11:02 AM
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A feature of (mostly) digital art, with an emphasis on quality over quantity. An obscene array of gems from my collections.

Disturbia II by SAB687 Candy + JP - Soulstealer by FuzzyYak blue disconnect by kaunau rabbit tale by SuzyTheButcher :thumb117686967: :thumb125226496: :thumb102631044: :thumb155274274: 002 by Maurizio-Fantini Auburn by MichaelShapcott Melusine by AlexandraVBach Spirit of the Trees by Nekranea

Mature Content

in 7 corners on 1 floor by bitterev
Alice in Twilightland by bitterev :thumb156074362: The Last Drop of Summer by Behana

Mature Content

Scratch Me by BigBad-Red
Is Winter Over Yet? by hibbary :thumb157691907: The Sister by Laura-Ferreira :thumb154389116: :thumb157744554: - The Princess and the Frog - by SandyLynx Once Upon A Golden Moment by DreamsDeleted Let Them Eat Cake by AbaddonArt

The Jewel Box Vol. 4

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 26, 2010, 7:43 AM

Contest Win...question

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 19, 2010, 5:15 AM

Hey, I won joint third in Magikstock's Fairy Tales contest.

Alas by vacuumslayer

Nice, huh? Yet I'm conflicted. One of the other winners made an entry that reminds me an awful lot of mine, down to some pretty esoteric details. I wouldn't think anything of it, except that this is the not the first time this particular person has...let's just say...done a variation on one of my pieces. I'm not quite sure what to do about this. I like to keep my existence here at dA pretty drama-free, so I'm thinking of doing nothing. I guess I would just request that if someone likes my stuff, please take inspiration, do a riff on it. But don't do almost an exact copy. That makes chubby kittens cry.

herbst.wind III by silent-order :thumb148666794: Lost in the storm by CozyComfyCouch soli.tude III by silent-order Kitty Likes Strawberries by Plognark Head in the Clouds by anabagayan Snow White and Rose Red by meluseena :thumb152224629: - End of Innocence - by SandyLynx White Blood by DanielaUhlig

Cure This Pain by BurakUlker :thumb151813733: Stolen Heart v2 by 05Na :thumb145755941: 60562 by kubicki Tears by laphet :thumb150479595::

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