I got a fantastic surprise yesterday from my dear friend, blackwings. We've known each other since way back in the MyOtaku days. Here it is!
Isn't it beautiful? I just love it ^_^ This is Aerin, a character I made up a long time ago. This was my 2004 picture of her.
Rather embarrassing, but we all have to start somewhere, right? ^_^; I have drawn her in more recent days. These sketches were from sometime in the last year -
She's changed a bit over the years, including her outfit, though after seeing blackwing's version I think I'm going to change it back to something closer to the original. It looks better that way!
Thank you again, blackwings! It was a wonderful birthday surprise!
Hello, friends! After a long spell of no updates I figured I should say something for a change ^^ There’s a lot to talk about! My husband and I moved into an apartment about a month and a half ago so we could be closer to his job, and we’ve had a fun time settling in here and exploring the area. We kinda live right in the middle of a shopping center, so there are lots of places to go, but it gets pretty crowded on weekends. It’s also been a little tough suddenly being over an hour away from family, but we’re close enough to visit fairly often anyway. And while I love the apartment complex, the “no pets” rule is a serious downside. My Dad is taking care of my bird for me, but I would love to have him here and get a cat or two. Someday, someday.
Oh yes, and I’m an aunt! I forgot I hadn’t said anything about that yet either! My little nephew Landon was born about 5 months ago now. He is such a cutie! But you don’t have to take my word for it -
I feel really bad for not posting any artwork in such a long time! Especially since I now have a tablet and Photoshop CS5 at my disposal ^_^ I’m pretty much devoting all of my drawing time to an illustration project right now for a guy who’s in the process of writing a book. No way to tell yet if it will get published or not, but I sure hope so! Anyway, since the pictures are for his book, I wouldn’t feel right posting them online, so they must be kept hidden for now. One of these days I’ll have to find some time to draw some good ol’ anime fanart ^_^
Guess I’ll keep this shorter rather than longer. Thanks so much for stopping by! I will try to post more artwork soon!
[ ] the dark
[ ] staying single forever
[x] being a parent
[x] giving birth
[x] being myself in front of others
[ ] open spaces
[ ] closed spaces
[ ] dogs
[ ] birds
[ ] fish
[ ] spiders
[ ] flowers or other plants
[ ] being touched
[ ] fire
[ ] deep water
[ ] snakes
[ ] silk
[ ] the ocean
[ ] success
[ ] thunder/lightning
[ ] frogs/toads
[ ] my boyfriend's/girlfriend's dad
[ ] my boyfriend's/girlfriend's mom
[ ] rats
[x] jumping from high places
[ ] snow
[ ] rain
[ ] wind
[x] crossing hanging bridges
[ ] death
[ ] heaven
[x] being robbed
[ ] falling
[ ] dolls
[x] large crowds of people
[ ] men
[ ] women
[x] having great responsibilities
[ ] doctors, including dentists
[ ] tornadoes
[ ] hurricanes
[x] incurable diseases
[ ] sharks
[ ] Friday the 13th
[ ] ghosts
[ ] poverty
[ ] Halloween
[ ] school
[ ] trains
[ ] odd numbers
[ ] even numbers
[ ] being alone
[x] becoming blind
[x] becoming deaf
[ ] growing up
[x] creepy noises in the night
[x] bee stings
[ ] not accomplishing my dreams/goals
[ ] needles
[ ] blood
[ ] dinosaurs
[ ] the welcome mat
[ ] high speed
[x] throwing up
[ ] falling in love
[ ] super secrets
If you wish to post this in your journal, it's been requested that you title it "I'm Afraid of _ Out of 72 Common Fears".
If you get more than 30, I strongly recommend some counseling
If you get more than 20, you’re paranoid.
If you get 10-20, you are normal.
If you get 10 or less, you’re fearless.
People who don’t have any are liars.
Looks like I'm normal (but just barely )
Thanks for the tag, jenuchiha! This was fun ^_^
-You must fill out EVERY question! No skipping!
-Tag five people afterwards.
-Leave a message on their page telling them they're tagged.
1. Perfect?: No
2. Tall?: Yeah, fairly – 5’7 ½”
3. In your pajamas?: Nope
4. Left handed?: No
1. Friend you saw: Does my husband count? He’s my friend ^_^
2. Talked to on the phone: Uh…someone from the doctor’s office.
3. Person to text you: Wow...I guess my friend Justin, like 3 years ago. I don’t do much texting ^^;
4. Was today better than yesterday?: About the same, I suppose.
1. Number: 8
2. Color(s): Midnight Blue
3. Fruit: Strawberries
4. Place: Home
1. Are you missing someone right now? Yes, my Mom.
2. Are you happy? Yep
3. Are you sad? Nope
4. Are you bored? Not really
6. Are you nervous? No
8. Are you tired? Yeah, I had to get up rather early today -.-
1. Eating? Nothing
2. Drinking? Nothing
3. I'm about to: Watch a movie I think
4. Listening to? Nothing. How boring! *goes to find a good song to play*
5. Plans for today? It’s pretty much over at this point.
HAVE YOU EVER:
1. Drank bubbles? Not that I remember
2. Lost glasses/contacts? Hm…I’ve lost contact lenses at home before, but I always had spares.
3. Ran away from home? Nope
4. Broken someone's heart? I don’t think so…
5. Been arrested? No sir
DO YOU BELIEVE IN:
1. Miracles? Yes!
2. Yourself? Hm...I'm not sure.
3. Heaven? Yep
4. Santa Claus? No
4. Love? Yes
5. Do you like someone? Yes. I’m married to him XD
6. Do you believe in God? Yes!!
7. Answered the truth on all questions? I sure did.
Q: What was the first thing you did this morning when you got up?
A: Took a shower.
Q: Do you have anything bothering you?
A: How impossible it is to find a job in the economy *shudders*
Q: What's the last movie you saw?
A: The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. Lol, it’s this really old movie that my Dad felt like watching this afternoon.
Q: Where is the last place you went?
Q: Do you smile a lot?
Q: Do you wish upon stars?
A: No, but I’m pretty sure I did when I was little.
Q: Are you a friendly person?
A: Yes, though I’m pretty shy so I usually need someone else to start a conversation ^//^
Q: Where did you sleep last night?
A: In my bed.
Q: When was the last time you cried?
A: A couple weeks ago I think.
Q: What was your last thought before going to sleep last night?
A: Something about a story I’m writing.
Q: Rate life as of right now one being bad ten being great?
A: 7? 8?
Q: What do you hear right now?
A: The music I decided to play! At the moment, Lily’s Eyes from The Secret Garden.
Q: Does anything hurt right now?
A: My leg a little. I hadn’t noticed till you asked >.<
Q: What's your favorite month?
Q: What did you do last night?
A: Nothing much. Watched TV.
That's it! I'm not going to officially tag anyone, but you can consider yourself tagged if you read it Feel free to fill it out for yourself!
As the title suggests, I'm going on vacation next weekend! This will be the first trip I've taken with the extended family, and I'm really looking forward to it. Twelve of us are going to stay in a big cabin by Lake Anna in Virginia. We'll probably do some other things in the area too, but I'm not sure just what yet.
My Dad is thinking of getting a couple puppies when we get back. Sorry for taking so long to write about it, but my dog, Sammie, died about 2 months ago. She got so depressed after my Mom passed away that she stopped eating and got really weak. It was so hard to see her like that. *sigh* It definitely hasn't felt the same without her, and I think it will be good for us to have a dog in the house again.
My pretty girl -
Oh, my updates have been so depressing -.- Sorry! On a happier note, I went to see "The Sounds of Music" at my old high school last night, which was a lot of fun. They did a really good job! Oh yes, and I beat Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon quite a while ago. A very good game, though the character and story elements weren't as strong as some of the other FE games.
Since I probably won't post again before then, Happy Easter!