there it goes....well, i've been here and poking around in the backlogs of things...my inspirations run high, but my energy low. I don't manage to get much done these days, aside from work. I wish i could say i was doing fabulous and turning it all around, but... that's not the way it goes.So...with this, i will sadly be saying goodbye to my premium membership for a while. I went on a binge of donating points and memberships and didn't even realize i had my own membership expiring.Maybe i'll learn how much i loved it while i don't have it, and i'll be more grateful for having it once i can again.anyway....i'll be poking around a lot more... silently watching from the dark corners. Keep it gruesome out there!
Can You Spare Some Points?Hey guys..i've recently taken over at the :iconda-morgue: and have just discovered that we lost our super group status.I had no idea we were that close to losing it.AND..of course, it comes at a time when i have barely any points to put towards the 4000+ points needed to get our membership back.If you have a few points...doesn't matter how small....would you consider donating it?? i will have a large journal feature done showcasing all of the donors that put forth points.Thank you so much, even for just reading and considering donating.
AND THE WINNERS ARE.....First Winner: :iconjcdow3: more work by this talented artist Second Winner: :iconnitchwarmer: check out his gallery...here are a few samples!!! quite the artist Third Winner: :iconalan1828: a few samples from his gallery as well:VAMPIRE DIARIES by alan1828ANONYMOUS LUST by alan1828and honorable mentions to the other 3 entries, which were all very well done as well!!!by the lovely :iconinnsmouthfishwife:by :iconnania-d-vann:by :iconthechimeradoll:
LAST DAY.Today is July 1. which means ALL entries for my little contest ( http://jaded-ink.deviantart.com/journal/EXTENDED-I-m-giving-away-900-POINTS-373339827 )are due in today by midnight.thank you to everyone who entered. I appreciate the time you took to create something for me. later this week, i'm going to feature all the entries, and next week i will announce the winners. All of you did a wonderful job, and i couldn't have asked for anything more than this. You really helped raise my spirits.
EXTENDED!!!!! I'm giving away 900 POINTS!I've got some new stock up...well, newish.i want to see something awesome. i'm depressed and tired of the world, so i want to make a happy spot for someone.there are 900 points up for grab.tell you what you have to do? sure. take my stock. do something with it. send me a link in my notes.sound easy enough?there will be 3 winners.... i hate that whole 1st, 2nd, and 3rd thing...so instead of one getting better than the other, here's the deal...points will be separated out equally between top 3 entries... the judging will be done by more than just myself, i'll update that as i go along. unless i get like 2 entries...and then, why bother at all? I'm leaving the contest open for an entire month, so entries are due in JUNE 23rd. that gives some of you procrastinators and perfectionists time to get stuff in to me. I will have all winners announced by july 1st. If I dont get volunteers to help judge, I might run a poll for popular vote.EVERY ENTRY GETS A FEATURE, AND A LLAMA!TOP 3 ENTR
wanna lend a hand?I've been invited to be a feature artist during our towns "art walk"....how can you help? Go to my gallery and tell me which of my works you like best. I'm having a hard time deciding what to get prints of for my booth. I am thinking i'm going to have to play it low key, as my town is a little....reserved. help me narrow it down a little, and i will reward you for your efforts!Also...did you guys catch the great deals from devArt gear? awesome camera bags for $25....and that cubist messenger bag is sooooo sweet.Hope you all are well! Thanks in advance for any help you might give!
OMG!!!!!!!!!I HAVE AN IMAC!!!!!yes, boys and girls, i haven't been able to create anything thanks to a lack of video card cable which died on me a few weeks ago.but now...now i have an iMac.and soon, photoshop.and soon....CREATIONS!!!!fucking hell, i'm so excited!
My Sincerest Apologies.Happy fucking friday the 13th.I just realized, i hadn't done a promised feature. not to mention, i've been seriously slack here as it is lately even though i'm trying like fucking crazy to keep up.You all know i love you, right?anyway... for the winners of the :icondarkart-challenges: contest, here is your long awaited feature. I am happy I got the prizes delivered, at least i didn't get all slack on that.KINGPINS!!! by :icondigitalessandra: by :iconmrnoxx: by :iconmontvalent:CONSIGLIER!!!(bear with me, i refuse to feature myself, so here is 1st and 2nd place) by :iconErinM31: by :iconAnarielhime:andSOLDIER!!!! by :iconfaryewing: by :iconniksha992:it was an awesome contest, with alot of great entries and prizes to be had. looking forward to the next big contest!!!!and my apologies to all of you that sent me birthday wishes and that i didn't get to respond to,
Time To Kick It In The Ass.obviously i'm not getting any better at keeping a journal.obviously, my updating here SUCKS.however. Its time to change that.its time to do something worthwhile.I was looking on my harddrive and realized i had about 5 pieces i've not uploaded yet. i worked on them, and then left them by the side of the world just waiting for the day i would maybe do something with them.so. i guess i'll upload them.Also. i think i'll be spending more time at the :icondarkart-challenges: side trying to help max out. even though i feel almost entirely left shoe in a right foot world most days, i think i might be able to try to focus there. i need a moment of organization and someone to help keep me in line. the life i have leaves me in complete chaos almost always, and lately the only schedules i know is wake up, go to work, go home, go to bed...and repeat.its time for a change.so. there you have it. I'll be doing a feature next week, maybe tuesday.and i'm doing a mini give away. get i
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. . .I wanted to take time to thank a couple of deviants that made the SuperGroup Status for :iconda-morgue: possible.:icon3dstage: :iconbracey100::iconreddawgi: :iconcazcastalla: A3-P1 Moonlight by cazcastallaThe Punk Queen of Pentacles by cazcastalla