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So I don't really feel like updating EVERYTHING that has happened since I last updated.  It would be too much.

Instead, here's what's happening now:

I finished AmeriCorps, Friday was my last day.  Today was my first weekday not going in to the office or out to a work site, so it was kinda weird.  However, I don't have time to mope around because I am moving at the end of July, and I am trying to pack up everything before I go home to visit my parents for a week.  I am heading out on Friday, and it's going to be great!

Now, for the random incident that inspired this journal: DA is just plain weird sometimes.  I have been on here for 7 years, which is kind of crazy.  My art has improved by leaps and bounds in those years, though of course I haven't been terribly good at keeping this updated.  However, for some reason there is one piece of my artwork that will occasionally show up in my message center because someone has +faved it.  It's one of my oldest deviations, with really poor scan quality, and get this: it was just a doodle.  I was in New Mexico when I was in 11th grade, and because there were so many jackalope-themed things around, I drew one.  Now, it's cute, has soulful eyes, and one of its hind legs is sticking up in a charming manner.  But every time it shows up because a new person likes it, I just get kind of discouraged.   Really?  After more than six years, this is still the piece of art that people respond to?  What the hell is wrong with people?  Or for that matter, what is wrong with me?

So thanks, all 14 of you who saw my crappy jackalope sketch and clicked the "add to favorites" button.  Don't bother commenting.  Don't bother looking at any of the other art in my gallery, the work I've spent hours or weeks on.  Just click that button, you've clearly hit upon the gem of my portfolio.
  • Listening to: Lots of fans attempting to combat the heat
  • Reading: The Birth Order Book, by Dr. Kevin Leman
  • Eating: mango fruit juice bar
  • Drinking: copious amounts of water

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Kira
Artist | Traditional Art
United States
My best art appears to be accidental.

I want to spend my life making things. I want to draw, write, dream, paint, sew and embroider as though these are the only things worth doing. (Unfortunately, I also have to pay off my student loans). I would love to illustrate something and perhaps have it published. Maybe someday.
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QuinneCL Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Hey! Would you want to do a trade sometime? I think your dinosaurs are the cutest; painting for dinosaur exchange? (Or money. What do you charge?)
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bluecatqueen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wow, sure, I'd love to do a trade! I have slacked off in the dinosaur-making department recently (the unfortunate result of having too many art forms that I enjoy and not enough time to do all of them) so it would be fun to make one for you. Painting for dinosaur seems fair to me. (A trade is more fun than money in this instance, but in case you're curious I was charging $10-$15 when I was making a lot of dinosaurs, depending on if I had to ship it somewhere or if it was for a friend. Time-wise I was probably underselling myself, but wanted to strike a balance between how much time it took and how much I thought people would be willing to pay)
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QuinneCL Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Ahh, yay! It'd be a wee painting, though-- probably about 4x6? Is that still fair? Also, what would you like it to be of?
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bluecatqueen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
Sounds fair to me...a wee painting for a wee dinosaur. :) As far as painting subject...gee, I don't know. I like things that are whimsical? I like birds and animals and nature-y things. I was going to say 'you can look at my gallery for inspiration' but then I realized I have been pretty terrible at uploading stuff here. (You could look at my Flickr [link] instead if you're so inclined.)
Oh, and also you can pick two colors for a dinosaur (one for the main body and one for the stomach) from these options: [link] and let me know if you want it to have any particular markings...spots, stripes, stars, etc.
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NataliaVulpes Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you for the fav
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bluecatqueen Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you for making that great tutorial! I have only ever made one pattern and it was all by guesswork and trying things until it worked, so your method seems like a much better way to approach it.
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NataliaVulpes Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D
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ladyalikolecir Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Hey Hey!!! I KNOW YOU!!! : D

(totally not creepy at all)
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bluecatqueen Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
Oh, hello! It's a good thing you have the same icon, or I might have been a little creeped out...
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ladyalikolecir Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So you know who this is?
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