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Yes, I've been gone

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 20, 2012, 10:05 AM

To be fair... I'm raising a 1 1/2 year old in addition to my older two and am 6 months pregnant with my fourth child.

I'm keeping my creative juices flowing, just haven't had the time or energy to do anything big lately apart from photography.

Reddit find

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 30, 2011, 3:50 PM

Her Sacrifice by LyricaCostello

Mature Content

Golden by LyricaCostello
We Sisters Three by LyricaCostello

You like MY stuff, you will love LyricaCostello's work.

old skool

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 11, 2011, 7:08 AM

Yeah I've been MIA pretty bad. My old computer died and I had to go back to using my desktop pc for a while. But I am back and am currently accepting requests for emotes and/or icons!

A lot has happened this past year! My husband (animedevildog) and I got married (obviously!), moved 1100 miles and had a daughter!

Now, he is deployed halfway around the world and I am left at home to raise 3 kids all by myself. VERY stressful! But he is so worth it :heart:

If you want to request an icon or emote please send me a note with your request.

Baby story

Mon Oct 11, 2010, 9:42 AM

So, last journal when I said she would be here in 3 1/2 weeks max... I did not think she would actually come 3 1/2 weeks after that post. But she did.

September 27th, one day shy of 42 weeks pregnant... Mae finally entered our lives. 7lbs 6oz, 20 inches long.... and born in our bedroom (yes, a planned homebirth. Was no accident she was born there...)

That was two weeks ago! Babies really take up your time!


Sat Sep 4, 2010, 6:50 AM

Woke up this morning another year older but just as pregnant as when I went to bed.

That is an odd feeling.

Mae will be here any day! 3 1/2 weeks max.


Wed Jul 7, 2010, 8:22 PM…

Our beautiful little girl.

We get to meet her within the next 12 weeks (due in 10. I think she will be here in 8)

Sgt. and Mrs. animedevildog

Wed Jun 30, 2010, 1:33 PM

Mrs animedevildog

Sun Jun 13, 2010, 6:14 PM

Im now married to my gorgeous hubby... whom I met through dAmn several years ago.

So thank you, dA, for introducing me to the love of my life and making our wonderful wedding possible!

Tweet Tweet!

Mon May 31, 2010, 10:08 AM

If you have me on twitter and I do not regularly talk to you, please let me know who you ARE so I know!

If you don't have me on twitter and for some insane reason WANT to put up with my drugged-up (prescription meds) rants at 1am, go ahead and add me! (psivamp on there too sillies!)

Saying CHANGE IT BACK... will do nothing. Its never done anything and never will. If they didn't like the changes and didn't think they benefited more people than they pissed off, they wouldn't do it. (And just because you and your little friends are pissed off doesn't mean its more pissed than happy.)

This is an ART WEBSITE.

ART will always change, hopefully for the better. 50 years ago graffiti was not looked at as an art form as much as it is today (you know, if done legally) and the majority of art done 50 years ago is not anywhere near as amazing as it is now. Yes, some is... and those pieces are GREAT... but 50 years from now art will be even BETTER and the stuff we post here now will, for the most part, be forgotten pieces of crap. No matter how awesome they are at this exact moment.

WEBSITES are technology. Technology must change. If nothing changed in the past 20 years, your computer probably would not connect to the internet (depending on what part of 1990 we are talking).

If nothing changed in the past 15 years, you would be using America Online (if you ARE, please join this century.)

If nothing changed in the past 10 years, iPods would not exist. (I remember where I was when I first learned of mp3 technology. Scary isn't it?)

If nothing changed in the past 5 years, photoshop cs2 is the limit of your digital imaging programs. (If it is, I'm sorry! Its a great program, but cmon, we have moved up a LOT since then!)

If nothing changed in the past year... you would still be whining about deviantARTs LAST changes. You know, the ones you want them to change it back to?


And we know...

Thu May 6, 2010, 3:28 PM

baby is indeed a girl!

Maeryn Jean

  • Playing: bejewelled blitz and treasure mania
  • Drinking: rockstar

Where does the time go?

Thu Apr 8, 2010, 7:29 AM

I still have some morning sickness sticking around, not much but some. My belly is starting to pop out...

In about a month we should know whether baby is a boy or a girl...

  • Playing: bejewelled blitz and treasure mania
  • Drinking: rockstar

Just a little update...

Sat Mar 27, 2010, 8:13 AM

Everything is going well... but I am not finding much time for the computer lately.

Baby is growing as they should... we should find out if baby is a little boy or girl within the next 2 months if they cooperate.

Just got home from a trip to NC to visit with my beloved animedevildog... his first time seeing me since we found out about baby.

  • Playing: bejewelled blitz and treasure mania
  • Drinking: rockstar

My RyRy Rocks My World

Wed Feb 10, 2010, 5:42 AM

and so did this…

luckily there was no damage.

though now people in my area know what its like to live in a snowglobe (we were in the middle of a fairly bad snowstorm when it happened lol)

  • Playing: bejewelled blitz and treasure mania
  • Drinking: rockstar

So I havent been around much

Thu Jan 21, 2010, 5:49 PM

You can blame animedevildog for my absence.

First he comes home... then he knocks me up.

Ive been sort of busy creating a little human. Sorry yall.

  • Playing: bejewelled blitz and treasure mania
  • Drinking: rockstar

Contest winner

Thu Dec 24, 2009, 12:13 PM

winning a year sub is

Disjointed Perfection by adriannauk

mostly for the fact that they went through and explained why they did everything and how it all related to me... and partly cuz OMG SHE IS WEARING A FLUFFY PINK DRESS AND BOOTS!!! THAT IS AWESOME!!! lol

anyway, grats.

  • Playing: bejewelled blitz and treasure mania
  • Drinking: rockstar

My Sub is Running OUT!

Mon Dec 14, 2009, 2:25 PM

I have 3 weeks on my subscription...

I could not possibly bear to go back to being *psivamp

So you know what that means right?


Now, when most people post journals like this, they want to get subscriptions from other people. Not me. I want to give myself a years subscription but see, currently if I buy someone ELSE a year sub, I will get one too!!!! Oh that is just perfect isn't it?


A contest!!!

:bulletblue: Rules:
Make art dedicated to me. Whatever it is you do... dedicated to meeeeee. Why? Cuz Im the one shelling over the money to make sure you have a snazzy site and helpful browsing settings.

:bulletblue: Prizes:
A year subscription. Seriously do you NEED anything more than that? Oh greedy greedy greedy!

:bulletblue: Deadline:
December 19th, sometime in the early afternoon my time zone (CST) as I will be too busy to do anything after that.

:bulletblue: Judging:
I pick my favorite. It wont be a popularity contest, if I pick a friend its only because they did something I liked. To get ideas of what I like, you should really look through my gallery AND my favorites. You could get a really good idea of the sorts of things I like.

Piece must be made ESPECIALLY for this contest.

Yes ALL genres are accepted! Drawing, writing, painting, digital, photography, sculpture, etc. etc. etc.

  • Playing: bejewelled blitz and treasure mania
  • Drinking: rockstar

Christmas is coming!

Tue Dec 8, 2009, 12:13 PM

We are set up for a huge winter storm starting... about 5 minutes ago!

We got a couple inches of perfect-for-snowman-building snow overnight and set to get 6 to 12 more. Been hearing sirens all day, there they go again. I swear some people totally forget how to drive in the snow even though we get a ton of it every single year!

1 week and 4 days until Ry comes home! 2 weeks and 2 days until Christmas Eve! 3 weeks and 3 days until 2010!

Oh it is going to get busier and busier and when it is all over (which will be after my sons 7th birthday next month) I just will not know what to do with myself! Oh yeah... start planning that wedding!!!!

I am absolutely loving the new groups feature. Had it been like this when Manipulators opened I doubt we would have ever died out. It is not overwhelming (of course we only have 56 members switched over so far) but even if it were to become so, adding more people in to help us would not be hard. Plus, its no longer a matter of UGH I have to go through 1,000 submissions! And more along the line of yep, thats a manip *accept* nope thats not *reject* More than one person can do it at once, and there is no need to log out of your main account to work on it. How great is that?!

(Oh and if you are a photomanipulator, do not forget to check out Manipulators)

  • Playing: bejewelled blitz and treasure mania
  • Drinking: rockstar


Journal Entry: Sat Dec 5, 2009, 10:33 AM

After a long wait, Manipulators is officially a dA group and is going back to being active! If you are a photomanipulator (no matter what program you use!) feel free to join. Will be looking for people to help out very soon too.

Also, Ry comes home 2 weeks from tonight! I CANNOT WAIT OH MY GOODNESS!

  • Playing: bejewelled blitz and treasure mania
  • Drinking: rockstar

The game

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 26, 2009, 11:40 AM

Thanksgiving my family plays games. I just taught them a new one.

Thanksgiving will never be the same again.

  • Playing: bejewelled blitz and treasure mania
  • Drinking: rockstar