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I am having fun right now...:)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 2:50 PM
As I'm sure you have all noticed, I have been adding sections to my Gallery that are not my usual Illustrations. They are examples of the freelance and hired work I have done over the last 10+ years. I have a lot more than what I uploaded of course but I wanted to show some of my favorites...:) Don't worry, I'm working on some more Illustrations too for sure! I share with you a sketch of my next MLP Human Series as an example...:D



I want her cloths to be super feminine but somewhat modest as she is a shy little lady so her peasant blouse will have some delicate lace trim and the bodice will be made of embroidered floral eyelet style materials. I may change the sleeves to be more fluttery cap sleeves rather than just ruched gathers as I am feeling the lack of 'flutter'...;) Her hair clip is, of course, her cutie mark while the butterflies hovering over her hand will be much more realistic than the sketch implies. I've tried to capture her gentleness with her expression.

I'm really excited about her and I hope you are too...:D

Stay tuned for more of my professional artwork and a few pencil drawings that I never uploaded!

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What's in a name?

Sun Nov 15, 2015, 3:55 PM
Hi everyone!

I finally made the leap to changing my old username to better reflect my portfolio/professional name. My friends and family have been calling my art sha-art for years and it's been my domain forever so it makes sense to join everything together under one banner.

I have a LOT of changes and improvements to make here. Nothing of my professional life has ever really been uploaded here beyond my commissions and I figured maybe you guys might just like to see those.

As I've also mentioned, my jewelry will be moved to its own DA site to make it easier to be seen for it's category.

I am looking for information on how to properly create skins for the gallery and categories and so I can expand this journal skin to include thumbnails for my work as well as information such as when I'm open for commissions and the like. It's a rather bare-bones journal at present...lol! 

If you guys could help me find that info, I would be most appreciative!

I've been on DA for 11 years and many of you have actually stuck around for that time. I can't tell you how much I appreciate that! I hope I continue to wow you with my work...:)

Ta-ta for now!

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She's ALIVVVVVEEEE!

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 4:34 PM
Yup. I am indeed.

It's amazing how time flies and things change.

Speaking of changes, this skin is a simple change that I hope to improve on. A more complex change is that all my jewelry will be removed from this profile. I'm going to make a separate profile for those. Why? Because my jewelry and my art are like chalk and cheese. Completely different customers for both. So instead of making my gallery clunky, I'll just make another home for my jewelry...:) I have a TON of new jewelry too and what I make has undergone one heck of a metamorphose...:)

So, this little piece of DA will be dedicated to my artworks in whatever form they take. I'm hoping to check out this Portfolio site thing DA mentioned when you go to get your sub. If it's like the Pro-site on Behance, then I may just create my branded site using DA instead. Costs less!

I have a lot to say, but I don't quite know where to begin. It's just been too long and too much has gone on. I guess we'll take this as a beginning then and move forward...:)

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Rarityyyy

Wed May 15, 2013, 4:10 PM
Ok...so the artwork thing didn't happen...but the Cosplay DID!

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The bow is in major need of adjusting, but everything else worked just as I wanted it...:) I want to take some really nice pics of the full costume though I need to find a friend who knows how to shoot for that!

I'm actually considering opening up a tumblr account for artwork and jewelry so I can show works in progress. I'm testing out new drawing and coloring techniques with my new tablet and I'm hoping the result will be a faster turnaround time. I'm fed up of taking a month or more to do a simple bust! No wonder I've lost interest in drawing!

I FINALLY got myself all premiumed up...god the ads were a turn off...:D Now to see about a new journal skin...except I have NO CLUE how to make my own...are there tutorials out there?

Here's that Rarity sketch I started...:)

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This is the initial sketch...I've already changed her expression into a more fashionista ooh-la-la one...:) She'll have a hand on her shoulder as well. I also think her neck/shoulders needs some adjusting. Once I'm satisfied with her sketch, I'll be using this AMAZING tutorial to see how well I can paint without lines...and not take a year...O_o

Here's the link to it: sandara.deviantart.com/art/Lit…
Seriously...it really does rock and it opened my eyes a lot on just how much I was focusing on things that really aren't important in the grand scheme of things.

Tell me what you think!

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I drew a horse head. How sad that it took ten years...

I'll be scanning the little drawings I did during a hospital stay this week. Just two but they made me feel good while drawing them. The second drawing I think I'll be doing digitally...:)

I have plans to go to an artist's alley for a small con in March near Philly, but I don't really have anything that can be sold as posters or prints. So I basically have to start drawing like a made woman!

I know I want to do some Pony work and some Sailormoon and I have a couple of ideas for a portrait of Midna and one for Zelda from Twilight Princess. I'm thinking of perhaps doing some drawings of Cloud and Sephi and maybe Zack...:) Perhaps one of Lulu...she's just too gorgeous to ignore...:) Or one of Fran who I think is also stunning...:) Other considerations are something with Sakura and Li from Card Captures or maybe some of the cards like Windy, who's still one of my all time fav cards. FMA fanart is in thinking stages. Also thinking of some Airbender and Kora artwork and some originals like fairies and exotic looking goddesses and the like.

I also am considering making things like bookmarks and I thought Sailormoon and Fruits Baskets might be good for those because I can make them chibi and cute and funny...:)

I'm up for suggestions seeing as I'm a bit out of the anime loop lately. Only think I can say for sure is that I'm excited by the rumor going round that they may be doing another Sailormoon. Just wish I knew if they're continuing or redoing and if Naoko-sama is in on it...:) I heard they may go closer to the manga...so exciting!

Off to sleep some...:) Tired still.
Rules!

1. You must post these rules.

2. Each person must post 5 things about themselves in their journal

3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create eleven new questions for the people you tag to answer.

4. You have to choose 11 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.

5. Go to their page and tell them you have tagged them.

6. No tag backs

7. No stuff in the tagging section about "you're tagged if you're reading this". You legitimately have to tag 11 people.

Five Things About Me:

i. I'm bilingual (French & English)
ii. I have a serious aversion to olives...almost phobic! Won't touch them, smell them or look at them, let alone have them anywhere near my mouth.
iii. I adore tats and piercings but I don't have a single one (not counting ears here).
iv. I'm a fraternal twin and my sister and I don't even look related
v. I absolutely LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE strawberries and horses...:D Yes, I know they're completely unrelated...XD

Questions:
1. What is your most fond childhood memory?
Getting on a horse for the first time. It was like all my wished came true...:D I was all of 5 years old.

2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you want to live?
Hmmm...somewhere in Europe where the ceilings are impossibly high with elaborate moldings everywhere which I can then counterpoint with my sparce, colorful and contemporary tastes...:D

3. What do you think of the town/city you're living in now?
Montreal is quaint...:) It's small, friendly and I do love living here. It amazes me how much I still have to discover about it and I've lived here all my life. Don't ask me about summer though...*blows down shirt to cool off poor boobies*

4. You're given a million dollars, what do you spend it on?
Ok, here's my plan...:P
Split the amount I receive. One amount gets invested. The other gets divided and then distributed to those I want to give pressies to. Needless to say, I would keep a good livable amount for myself. It gets put in a separate savings and or checking account and I take out weekly amounts just as if I was paid a salary. I don't NEED to have a huge house and 20 million dollar gadgets. I would want something easy enough to maintain that I can decorate to my tastes without going overboard and where I can have a bright sunny studio to work in (and if I can't find that I'd rent the space). Only things I can honestly say I would definitely splurge ridiculously on would be a maid who comes in to clean every week, a driver somehow and vacationing once a year anywhere I can think of...:D One thing I wouldn't tolerate, people popping out of the woodwork asking for money. I refuse to feel like a bank!

5. Name one regret that you have.
I honestly don't have any regrets. I fervently feel everything happens for a reason. Do I often wish I could do things? Sure, but instead of seeing them as things I'll never do and lament over them, I just see them as goals to work towards. How can one regret that seeing as even one goal accomplished is a victory...:)

6. Do you have any hidden talents?
My talents are quite visual so I wouldn't say so...lol

7. What's your favourite thing to do on a Saturday night?
I'm so easy, I don't have a favorite. I'm totally mercurial and so one night I'll want to myself and another I'll want to go do things out.

8. If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it too?
Silken...gee, such a surprise...:D

9. What do you usually think about right before you go to sleep?
Work...sad but true...:D

10. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
I would want to manipulate metal. You'd be amazed at all the things that have metal in them...*wicked grin*

11. What would be your superhero name and what color would your cape be?
Metallica...ok, done laughing...:P Seriously, it would probably be something like Goldika or Miss Metal.
Cape...pft, hasn't anyone seen The Incredibles???? :D

New Questions:
1. What was your favorite game to play when you were young, real or imagined?
2. If you could choose a career in a different sphere than what you're studying/have studied/are currently working in what would it be?
3. What is your favorite number and why?
4. Do you believe in magic/spiritual energy?
5. Is there anything that you absolutely love to eat/do/study that no one else knows about?
6. What type of personality would you say you have in a nutshell?
7. What book did you most like from School and why?
8. What is your favorite animal, if you like animals?
9. If you could solve one issue in the world, what would it be?
10. If you were a breakfast cereal, what would you be?
11. Do you have a bucket list? If so, what are the top three items on it.

Tagging!
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I need to get me a new subscription going....it'll have to wait til next month though.

So what's going on with me?

A few things. First, I'm moving in July! Yay! Not far form where I am currently, but in a lovely duplex with an amazing Landlord...:) MUCH better than the huge, nasty complex I live in and I KNOW I won't have noisy neighbors who don't give a crap about me!

Artwise, I'm working on a few pieces...exciting, no?

Here's a quick list!
- best-friend's commission that's proceeding nicely.
- started sketching out adult ponies. I may do them as watercolors or a mix of acrylic, ink and watercolor...:) Not sure yet!
- working on the last 3 of my Sailormoon pixel art series: Sailorneptune & Uranus, Sailorsaturn and my Sailorsolaris.
- working on a commissioned jewelry piece, a necklace and earring due. I also have 3 repairs/adjustments to do for the same client.
- I have a wack-load of jewelry that I am remaking! Some of my earlier pieces reflect my lack of experience and are just not as sound as I make them now and so I am basically repairing their structures. For the most part, they will still look the same, they'll just be MUCH stronger and more durable!
- I'm learning how to make cabochons! My first one's almost done...:D

So that's the good news.

The bad news is that the little jewelry store I was working at was caught in a HUGE fire. We suffered the least damage because we were able to recover much of our inventory (including the artisan pieces made by me and other local artists), but the building is currently completely unusable...:(

The cordonnerie next door was completely destroyed as were the 4 apartments upstairs. What's sad is the cordonnerie has been there for 40 years! The community is being awesome and helping them out with donations.

The fire started in the restaurant next to us. The cook was cooking as usual, but something sparked off into the cooking flute and it just skyrocketed up and spread like wildfire...:( A neighbor saw the flames shooting out the top and she was the one who called 911. The poor cook was trying to extinguish it and couldn't. The owner of the cordonnerie noticed the smoke and I swear he's a hero because had he not done what he did, I think the whole building would have burnt to the ground. As someone who works with leather and shoe repair and the like, his shop was full of solvents and glues and things that go boom. They had about 10 minutes to get out and he took that time to toss out all the explosives and burnables. He wasn't able to save any of his customers' stuff though and all his leather and cloth went up in flames. I heard that they were at least able to salvage most of his machinery...pieces that are about 150 years old! I saw the pictures of the front of his shop and I burst into tears.

We basically can't do anything until they rebuild the interior of the building. My poor bosses are stuck having to honor the lease even though the space is unusable so they can't even just pick up and set up elsewhere...they can't afford to hold up two locations...:(

Thankfully, no one was hurt and they even found a cat safe under a dresser. She needed to go to the vet for shock and smoke inhalations, but she's alive after being in a burning building for 4 hours+!

I've told my bosses that I'll be there for them if they need me. They are wonderful people and so deserve to succeed with their business!

This changes some things for me too seeing as I was going to be registering for some fundamental metalsmithing courses that start end of April. I will have to wait until the fall now so it sets back my schedule for reopening Gifted Designs by about half a year...:( Patience is a virtue so they say and I'll get to it eventually!
This is THE BEST April Fools shenanigan EVER!

*laughing so HARD*

Jewelry overload!

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 3, 2012, 2:33 PM



I just wanted to warn you guys that I have a WACK load of Jewelry Photos to upload...like literally 2 years worth...*lol*

Much has been sold, but there are some pieces still available for purchase if something strikes your fancy. I can also make pieces similar, though not identical...:)

Hopefully you'll all enjoy these!

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THE EXTRA LOVELIES

Commission status: 50$ B&W TRADITIONAL OPEN
Slots
1- Kris :star-empty::star-empty::star-empty:
2-
3-
4-
5-

Interested in commissioning me?
My Commission Price List: silken.deviantart.com/journal/…

Interested in my OOAK jewelry?
gifteddesigns.etsy.com

I can also be found in these places:
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/gifteddesigns
BLOG: gifteddesigns.blogspot.com
FLICKR: www.flickr.com/photos/gifted_d…
TWITTER: twitter.com/gifted_designs

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COMMISSIONS OPEN! 50$ ONLY!

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 25, 2011, 8:44 AM



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I am offering 5 slots of B&W Traditional Drawings in the same style and detail level as the drawing above...:)

Here's what you get!
- 1 B&W pencil drawing from the top of the chest up done on 11" x 14" smooth Strathmore Bristol Board.

Not only will you receive a high quality scan, you have the option of getting the ACTUAL drawing! I would just need your mailing address so I can determine shipping costs for you...:) The drawing will be mailed flat and well protected!

How it works.
- The cost of each commission is 50$ US. (Introductory pricing!)
- Post a comment to reserve your spot!
- Send me a note with a detailed description of your character and whatever photo-references you have for him/her. Anthro is welcome. One character per drawing.
- Commissions are first come first serve though I will try to get initial sketches done as soon as possible for approval.
- Each commission will take up to 2 weeks to complete.
- Payment through Paypal only. Please tell me in advance if you'll be wanting the actual drawing so I can add on shipping costs. I will only start your commission once payment is sent. Paypal address: shannon@gifteddesigns.com

And that's it! Please note me if you have any questions! I'll be happy to answer...:)

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THE EXTRA LOVELIES

Commission status: 50$ B&W TRADITIONAL OPEN
Slots
1- Kris :star-empty::star-empty::star-empty:
2-
3-
4-
5-

Interested in commissioning me?
My Commission Price List: silken.deviantart.com/journal/…

Interested in my OOAK jewelry?
gifteddesigns.etsy.com

I can also be found in these places:
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/gifteddesigns
BLOG: gifteddesigns.blogspot.com
FLICKR: www.flickr.com/photos/gifted_d…
TWITTER: twitter.com/gifted_designs

WATCH THEM

Want to find some amazing artists?

Then take a look at my Watch List <--GO SEE!

GO CLUBBING BABY!

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So many things going down

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 13, 2011, 5:55 PM



Hey gang...as usual, it's been a few weeks/months since I posted, but I really am trying to interact here more.
So what's been going on? Quite a few things...:D

1- I finished my last commission! HOLY COW! I'm really proud of her too...:D

Lilith - COMMISSION by sha-arts

2- I work part-time in a jewelry store and I'll be also helping a friend who owns a beadshop when she's short-staffed. That's on top of working full-time and working on my jewelry and now art!

3- I went to the Gem Fair last weekend and got some KICK-ASS minerals...:D Alas, there were no beads or cabs that I found nearly as interesting. I did put myself forward to have a booth next year for selling my jewelry...:)

4- I'm giving product photography lessons! It's a basic course and quick designed for people who have regular digital cameras rather than fancy ones. I'll be showing people the important settings on their cameras and what they do, showing them two ways of shooting their products, one using natural light and the other using a light box and I'll be quickly showing them how to edit their photos using Photoscape, a free and very cool program...:D I'm very excited and very nervous!

5- I did a Tupperware party and people actually came over! I guess 3rd time-slot was the charm...;)

6- I HAVE A PINK XMAS TREE! I'm not shitting you! I'll take photos as soon as it's up!

7- I'm contemplating offering very inexpensive pencil drawing commissions. I mean REALLY inexpensive considering what you'd be getting! 50$ per character...that's it! Super special price to get me back in the swing of things! Just to show you a preview, and get you all excited, here's a WIP of an example I'm doing for all of you.

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The commissions are going to be images just like this one. They are traditional pencil busts (chest up) in B&W at 11" x14" on Bristol and you'll have the option to have the original mailed to you if you want it. I'll have to see how much shipping I will be though and you'll have the option to have it mailed flat or rolled. Same kind of detail as above. These are not quick sketches. I've already put 5 hours+ into the WIP above....:) Once I'm done this drawing, I'll be opening 5 slots to begin with...:D

The reason I'm doing these so inexpensively is so I can have extra money to keep paying off my debt. By the end of the year, I will have paid off over 5000$ of my debt, but I still will have about the same left and if I can do these and make enough money to gain financial freedom quicker, it would be wonderful! I'm DYING to move on with my life and actually be able to DO things!

8- RIP Kaleeka: Nov. 3rd, 1994 - Sept. 18th 2011.

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Sadly my baby girl, Kaleeka, breathed her last in my arms on Sept. 18th. She was 16 years old and Nov. 3rd would have been her 17th b-day. Needless to say, the 3rd was an excruciatingly hard day. If you're interested in Kalee's story, you can read it on my blog here: Kalee's Story

I still am grieving for her and I miss her every single day. It took me more than 3 weeks to sit on the couch where we last cuddled while waiting for my friend to bring me to the DMV to put her to sleep. Once I finally was able to sit, with help from a friend, it took me nearly as long again to take off the blanket that was on the couch. Again, I needed my friend's help as I could not do it alone.

Thanks to one of my other friends, I found out about an amazing company that cremated beloved pets in a very special way. Each pet is cremated by themselves and they're respectfully treated. I have Kalee's ashes as well as a beautiful card with her fur in it, the poignant Rainbow Bridge poem and a special cookie. It's a heart and one half was put with her and the other half was given to me. I'm keeping it for now, but I think eventually I will break it up and share it with August and Jessica in tribute.

That's about it for now. Hopefully I'll get my drawing done ASAP so I have time for a drawing or two for Xmas!

I've missed you guys and I hope this wasn't TL'DR!


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THE EXTRA LOVELIES

Commission status: CLOSED

Interested in commissioning me?
My Commission Price List: silken.deviantart.com/journal/…

Interested in my OOAK jewelry?
gifteddesigns.etsy.com

I can also be found in these places:
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/gifteddesigns
BLOG: gifteddesigns.blogspot.com
FLICKR: www.flickr.com/photos/gifted_d…
TWITTER: twitter.com/gifted_designs

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GO CLUBBING BABY!

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April Fools?

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 2, 2011, 5:41 AM
I was sick yesterday and so I completely forgot to visit DA to see what mayham they might have caused this year.

No one is really saying anything in their Journals so did DA just forgo playing around or something? I suppose last year's reaction might have something to do with it....



Commission status: CLOSED

Interested in commissioning me?

My price list is available either through my website at shaart.com or through my Commission Price List journal.

On my website, you will also find a little bit of information about me as well as a few pieces of art that are not available on dA...;)

If you are interested in my OOAK jewelry, it can be purchased here: gifteddesigns.etsy.com

You can also visit my new blog for jewelry updates, sales, contests, features, WIPs and more: GiftedDesigns.blogspot.com

I can also be found in these places:
FLICKR: www.flickr.com/photos/gifted_d…
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.dj/gifteddesigns
TWITTER: twitter.com/gifted_designs
BY HAND: gifteddesigns.byhand.me/



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Good Lord I couldn't take it...

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 26, 2011, 5:46 AM
I just COULD NOT take the ads...and so there I have a new Premium...:D

I've been missing DA lately and I've been horribly neglectful of this place.

I suppose it's because I was so focused on Etsy that I kinda just dropped off here. I'm going to do my best to continue giving this account some love as it's been around for quite some time...:)

Not promising new drawings for sure, but I definitely have new jewelry to show you all, some of which have already been purchased, some that have not.

I WOULD like to add more drawing though but that will wait a bit until I finish a few other things.

So here's hoping that I'm back in more than just a post a month...:P

I really need to change this journal look and get something new....



Commission status: CLOSED

Interested in commissioning me?

My price list is available either through my website at shaart.com or through my Commission Price List journal.

On my website, you will also find a little bit of information about me as well as a few pieces of art that are not available on dA...;)

If you are interested in my OOAK jewelry, it can be purchased here: gifteddesigns.etsy.com

You can also visit my new blog for jewelry updates, sales, contests, features, WIPs and more: GiftedDesigns.blogspot.com

I can also be found in these places:
FLICKR: www.flickr.com/photos/gifted_d…
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.dj/gifteddesigns
TWITTER: twitter.com/gifted_designs
BY HAND: gifteddesigns.byhand.me/



Want to find some amazing artists?

Then take a look at my Watch List<--GO SEE!



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I swear I'm addicted to these thigns...-_-

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 6, 2010, 2:45 PM
Stolen from :iconloveinthesnow:

1. Do you snore?
Not as far as I know, though I've been told I mumble

2. Are you a lover or a fighter?
I'm a lover for the most part. I usually only fight for others.

3. What’s your worst fear?
Losing my sight.

4. As a kid, where you a Lego maniac?
Yup...:D

5. What do you think of “reality” TV?
For the most part, lame and repetitive. There are some I actually enjoy, like Amazing Race.

6. Do you chew on your straws?
Nope

7. Were you a cute baby?
I was adorable with eyes so dark you couldn't see the pupils and 4 inches of pitch black hair...:D

8. Is the single life for you?
I don't really think so, but so far Mr. Right has not stepped forward and I'm not much into Mr. Rightnow.

9. What color is your keyboard?
Black

10. Do your sing in the shower?
Nope.

11. Have you ever sky-dived before?
Not yet...:D

12. Any secret talents?
Does cooking count?

13. What’s your ideal vacation spot?
Anywhere but here.

14. Can you swim?
I love swimming though I am not an overly strong swimmer. Not much endurance in me, I'm afraid...:/

16. Have you seen the movie "Donnie Darko”?
Nope.

17. Do you care about the ozone?
I have more important things to worry about, honestly.

18. How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?
The last one I had took 12.

19. Can you sing the alphabet backwards?
No, but I can write it.

20. Have you ever been on an airplane?
Yup. I loved it.

21. Are you a single child?
As a twin, even if my mom would have given birth only once I'd never have been a single...;)

22. Do you prefer electronic or manual pencil sharpeners?
Manual...I always find the mechanical ones take too much off.

23. What’s your stand on hunting?
I could never do it on my own, but as an avid eater of red meat it would be hypocritical for me to say it's wrong to enjoy doing so.

24. Is marriage in your future?
I have no idea but it certainly isn't necessary.

25. Do you like your handwriting?
Before the advent of computers, I love it. Now I write so little that my hand cramps up and the writing follows suit.

26. What are you allergic to?
Beer and cigarette smoke...I'm not kidding...:/

27. When was the last time you said 'I love you?'
This morning.

28. Is Tupac still alive?
Who cares???

29. Do you cry at weddings?
Yup. I'm a sap.

30. How do you like your eggs?
Anyway anyone wants to give them to me. I LOVE eggs.

31. Are blondes dumb?
There are dumb people everywhere. <-----I agree completely.

32. Where does the other sock end up?
Usually in the bowels of the dryer pipes...:/

33. What time is it?
5:30

34. Do you have a nickname?
Sha, Sha-sha, Shan, Shanny, Shanny-baby

35. Is McDonald's disgusting?
Yes........until I get a craving for the crap....:(

36. When was the last time you were in a car?
Yesterday evening when my brother brought me home.

37. Do you prefer baths or showers?
I LOVE baths, but not in my crappy, tiny, shallow, good-for-nothing tub...:(

38. Is Santa Claus real?
In my heart...;)

39. Do you like having your neck kissed?
It sends delicious little chivers down my spine...love it!

40. Are you afraid of the dark?
Not at all, it needs to be completely dark for me to sleep/

41. What are you addicted to?
Gemstones

42. Crunchy or creamy peanut butter?
Crunchy, but only on warm toasted bread. I don't like peanut butter any other way.

43. Can you crack your neck?
Nope, but I can crack my chest which seems to disgust people for some reason.

44. Have you ever ridden in an ambulance?
Yes, several times, all for sugar attacks.

45. How many times have you brushed your teeth today?
Once

46. Is drug free the way to be?
For me, yup

47. Are you a heavy sleeper?
Not at all...unless I'm in a car. For some reason I sleep like the dead in a car.

48. What color are your eyes?
Chocolate brown

50. Do you like your life?
Some things could be better but for the most part yes. I doubt anyone is 100% happy in their lives. There would never be any reason to improve or change otherwise and how boring would that be?

51. Who’s better: Stone Cold or The Rock?
BWAHAHAHA! The Rock...:D

52. Are you psychic
Oh yes...*snort*

53. Have you read "Catcher in the Rye"?
Never, thank the good lord. The English classes before and after me did...SUCKAS!

54. Do you play any instruments?
Used to play the recorder...*lol*

55. Have you ever stolen money?
No.

56. Can you snowboard?
I never have so I don't know.

57. Do you like camping?
I love it.

58. Do you snort when you laugh?
Yes if I am laughing hard enough.

59. Do you believe in magic?
Every time I look at extraordinary specimens of rock.

60. Are dogs a man’s best friend?
I really do think they are though I also like to think cats give competition if in a different way.

61. You believe in divorce?
Definitely. There's no point in being miserable just to put up a front.

62. Can you do the moonwalk?
Yup though I haven't in years.

63. Do you make a lot of mistakes?
Of course, we all do.

64. Is it cold outside today?
No, it's a nice pleasant coolness though I could wish for more sun.

65. What was the last thing you ate?
Steak, bacon, eggs and onion fritters.

66. Do you wear nail polish?
Only on my toes. I have a habit of unconsciously scrapping nail polish on my finger nails off with my teeth, ick.

67. Have you ever been kissed?.
Many times in many wonderful ways.

68. What's the most annoying TV commercial?
Hmmm...I can think of the ones I LIKE, but not the ones I don't, alas.

69. Do you shop at American Eagle?
Nope

70. Favorite song at the moment?
Take it Off - Kesha

71. Do you like your job?
Yup...my partner-in-crime and Lady Boss are wonderful, my job is good, my pay is not bad and the atmosphere is casual and fun. I've got good friends in some of my co-workers too...:)

72. Do you like your classes in school?
I did when I was there.

73. How do you like your meat cooked?
Blue...I like my meat still mooing...;)

74. Do you like these surveys.
I ADORE them for some unknown reason!

75. Do you know how to tag three peoples?
Yes I do...I simply choose not to to be rebellious...:D So whoever wants can have a go.



Commission status: CLOSED

Interested in commissioning me?

My price list is available either through my website at shaart.com or through my Commission Price List journal.

On my website, you will also find a little bit of information about me as well as a few pieces of art that are not available on dA...;)

If you are interested in my OOAK jewelry, it can be purchased here: gifteddesigns.etsy.com

You can also visit my new blog for jewelry updates, sales, contests, features, WIPs and more: GiftedDesigns.blogspot.com

I can also be found in these places:
FLICKR: www.flickr.com/photos/gifted_d…
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TWITTER: twitter.com/gifted_designs
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Taggggged

Journal Entry: Sat May 29, 2010, 7:01 AM
I was tagged by lovely :iconburningartist: for this and so I shall do it in her honor.....because I don't like doing these at ALLLLL....;)

Rules:

1) Post the rules
2) Each tagged person tells 8 things about themselves
3) At the end, tag 8 people and put their icon in your journal
4) Then go to their page and leave a comment saying you tagged them
5) No tag back

Let's get started~

One.
I have about 6 different eye conditions that basically leave me with only one functioning eye. My right eye is the strong eye and my left eye shuts down when my right one is open. It's all rather fascinating except for the fact that it leaves me unable to drive.

Two.
I'm an optimist, somewhat naive and nice. I tend to let people get away with a lot because of it. That said, I'm working on it as I feel that I deserve to be at the very least treated politely.

Three.
I have three wonderful kitties that hold the key to my sanity. I swear I'd be a babbling mess without their endless efforts at making me laugh and comforting me when I'm down. People often say pets can't feel and have no attachment to their humans. I'd challenge those people to watch how my girls are around me.

Four.
It's 25 degrees Celsius in my apt. right now. Believe it or not, that's a GOOD thing. A few days ago, it went up to 34...O_o I can live with 25!

Five.
I am looking seriously forward to learning how to set stone pieces...I've amassed a fabulous collection of stones from some of the finest lapidaries who also happen to be wonderful friends...:) I've also got sketches for how I plan to set said stones.

Six.
I still have a commission to finish and I'm surprised the poor commissioner hasn't drawn and quartered me by now.

Seven.
I've had dreams of moving to Vancouver, Philly and Australia and to start over fresh....but then I think about how sad my friends and family would be if I left...

Eight.
I want to learn how to show-jump...except I'd have to learn to ride properly first...:) It's still a dream of mine to have a horse one day.

I tag:
No one! I leave it all up to you to do...I'm lazy...:D



Commission status: CLOSED

Interested in commissioning me?

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On my website, you will also find a little bit of information about me as well as a few pieces of art that are not available on dA...;)

If you are interested in my OOAK jewelry, it can be purchased here: gifteddesigns.etsy.com

You can also visit my new blog for jewelry updates, sales, contests, features, WIPs and more: GiftedDesigns.blogspot.com

I can also be found in these places:
FLICKR: www.flickr.com/photos/gifted_d…
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TWITTER: twitter.com/gifted_designs
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BWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA!

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 1, 2010, 5:56 AM
Thank GOD I got Lady Gaga!

:D:D:D:D:D



Commission status: CLOSED

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My price list is available either through my website at shaart.com or through my Commission Price List journal.

On my website, you will also find a little bit of information about me as well as a few pieces of art that are not available on dA...;)

If you are interested in my OOAK jewelry, it can be purchased here: gifteddesigns.etsy.com

You can also visit my new blog for jewelry updates, sales, contests, features, WIPs and more: GiftedDesigns.blogspot.com

I can also be found in these places:
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Sunday Showcase Feature - Ravishing Red

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 7, 2010, 3:13 PM
Each Etsy Sunday Showcase features 6 items from 6 shops on Etsy. Stay tuned for DA's Showcase...:)

This week's showcase theme was anticipating Spring with color focus on pink and yellow and so I requested that sellers present me with items in conjunction to that.

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1.Arianwen
2.handmadebyannepotter
3.senioritis
4.tulusahomegoods
5.MarrenDesigns
6.magnoliasurprise

What I love about doing this is being introduced to new artists and artisans and to be able to connect with them and tell them that their work is awesome!

If you have an Etsy shop, feel free to see if you fit the theme for February 14. You can do that in this forum thread: www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php…

Looking forward to seeing you there and when I start/continue my word-based feature here!




Commission status: CLOSED

Interested in commissioning me?

My price list is available either through my website at shaart.com or through my Commission Price List journal.

On my website, you will also find a little bit of information about me as well as a few pieces of art that are not available on dA...;)

If you are interested in my OOAK jewelry, it can be purchased here: gifteddesigns.etsy.com

You can also visit my new blog for jewelry updates, sales, contests, features, WIPs and more: GiftedDesigns.blogspot.com

I can also be found in these places:
FLICKR: www.flickr.com/photos/gifted_d…
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TWITTER: twitter.com/gifted_designs
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Quilty Pleasure Silly Quizzes

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 5, 2010, 3:53 PM
Jacked from :iconsambees:

[x] smoked
[x] consumed alcohol
[x] slept in the same bed with someone of the opposite sex
[x] slept in the same bed with someone of the same sex
[x] kissed someone of the same sex (not sure what they count as a kiss...)
[x] had sex
[x] had someone in your room other than family
[x] watched porn
[ ] bought porn
[x] tried drugs

TOTAL: 9

[x] taken painkillers
[ ] taken someone else's prescription medicine
[x] lied to your parents
[x] lied to a friend
[ ] snuck out of the house
[x] done something illegal
[x] felt hurt
[x] hurt someone
[x] wished someone to die
[ ] seen someone die

TOTAL: 16

[x] missed curfew
[ ] stayed out all night
[x] eaten a carton of ice cream by yourself
[x] been to a therapist
[ ] received a ticket
[ ] been to rehab
[x] dyed your hair
[x] been in an accident
[ ] been to a club
[x] been to a bar

TOTAL: 22

[ ] been to a wild party
[ ] been to a Mardi Gras parade
[x] drank more than three alcoholic beverages in a night
[ ] had a spring break in Florida
[ ] sniffed anything
[ ] wore black nail polish
[ ] wore arm bands
[ ] wore t-shirts with band names
[x] listened to rap

TOTAL: 24

[ ] dressed gothic
[x] dressed girly
[ ] dressed punk
[x] dressed grunge
[ ] stole something
[ ] been too drunk to remember anything
[x] blacked out
[x] fainted
[x] had a crush on a neighbour

TOTAL: 29

[x] had a crush on a friend
[x] been to a concert
[x] dry-humped someone; been dry humped
[x] been called a slut
[x] called someone a slut.
[ ] installed speakers in a car
[x] broken a mirror
[x] showered at someone of the opposites sex's house
[x] brushed your teeth with someone else's toothbrush

TOTAL: 37

[ ] considered Ludacris your favorite rapper? (... are you serious?)
[x] seen an R-rated movie
[x] cruised the mall
[ ] skipped school
[x] had surgery
[x] had an injury
[x] gone to court
[ ] walked out of a restaurant without paying/tipping
[ ] caught something on fire.
[ ] lied about your age

TOTAL: 42

[x] owned/rented an apartment/house
[ ] broke the law in the police's presence
[x] made out with someone who had a GF/BF
[ ] got in trouble with the police
[x] talked to a stranger
[x] hugged a stranger
[ ] kissed a stranger
[x] rode in the car with a stranger (taxis, they exist...:)
[x] been harassed
[x] been verbally harassed

TOTAL: 49

[x] met face-to-face with someone you met online
[x] stayed online for 5+ hours straight
[x] talked on the phone for more than 4 hours straight
[x] watched TV for 5 hours straight
[x] been to a fair
[ ] been called a bad influence
[ ] drank and drove
[x] prank-called someone
[x] laid on a couch with someone of the opposite sex
[ ] cheated on a test

TOTAL: 56

GRAND TOTAL: 56....yes, that's right...I'm HORRIBLE! I'VE HAD SEX! I'M GOING TO HELL IN A HAND-BASKET!

If you have 00-10 ... write [I'm a goody-goody]
If you have 11-20 ... write [I'm still a goody-goody]
If you have 21-30 ... write [I'm average]
If you have 31-40 ... write [I'm a bad kid]
If you have 41-50 ... write [I'm a very bad influence]
If you have 51-60 ... write [I'm a horrible person]
If you have 61-70 ... write [I should be in jail]
If you have 71-80 ... write [I should be dead]
If you have 81-90 ... write [I got a ticket to Hell]

These are so fun but so freaking silly...XD



Commission status: CLOSED

Interested in commissioning me?

My price list is available either through my website at shaart.com or through my Commission Price List journal.

On my website, you will also find a little bit of information about me as well as a few pieces of art that are not available on dA...;)

If you are interested in my OOAK jewelry, it can be purchased here: gifteddesigns.etsy.com

You can also visit my new blog for jewelry updates, sales, contests, features, WIPs and more: GiftedDesigns.blogspot.com

I can also be found in these places:
FLICKR: www.flickr.com/photos/gifted_d…
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.dj/gifteddesigns
TWITTER: twitter.com/gifted_designs
BY HAND: gifteddesigns.byhand.me/



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Sunday Showcase Feature - Hearts Galore

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 31, 2010, 10:04 AM
Normally, each Etsy Sunday Showcase features 6 items from 6 shops on Etsy. Alas, I just couldn't choose this week between two features and so I chose to display BOTH...:D

This week's showcase theme was HEARTS! Valentine's is right around the corner after all...;)

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Traditional (right)

1.TheMayFlower
2.mykonos
3.darlaanduni
4.summerscreations
5.edyodeco
6.Bowwowpet

Non-Traditional (left)

1.funkydivadesigns
2.McKenneysKeepsakes
3.SweetSallysSoaps
4.Che4uDesigns
5.paleodeux
6.ninarowan

What I love about doing this is being introduced to new artists and artisans and to be able to connect with them and tell them that their work is awesome!

If you have an Etsy shop, feel free to see if you fit the theme for February 7th. You can do that in this forum thread: www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php…

Looking forward to seeing you there!




Commission status: CLOSED

Interested in commissioning me?

My price list is available either through my website at shaart.com or through my Commission Price List journal.

On my website, you will also find a little bit of information about me as well as a few pieces of art that are not available on dA...;)

If you are interested in my OOAK jewelry, it can be purchased here: gifteddesigns.etsy.com

You can also visit my new blog for jewelry updates, sales, contests, features, WIPs and more: GiftedDesigns.blogspot.com

I can also be found in these places:
FLICKR: www.flickr.com/photos/gifted_d…
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.dj/gifteddesigns
TWITTER: twitter.com/gifted_designs
BY HAND: gifteddesigns.byhand.me/



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I will be posting these thematic features as a news article and in my journal.

12 lovely deviations based on a One Word Theme. Feel free to suggest themes and I may just choose yours! If I do, I'll be sure to give you credit when I present your theme in the following week!

Without further ado, I give you 'Feathers'.

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Of course, part of each piece's beauty is seeing them in full and so here are the links to the full images:
1-zxiv.deviantart.com/art/Feathe… 2-karatecroc.deviantart.com/art/… 3-a-rooze.deviantart.com/art/fea…
4-subeleven7.deviantart.com/art/… 5-eskimoscrybe.deviantart.com/ar… 6-nabhan.deviantart.com/art/Come…
7-chaeyahne.deviantart.com/art/W… 8-jackiemunro.deviantart.com/art… 9-sparklyshoes.deviantart.com/ar…
10-pollina.deviantart.com/art/may… 11-bchurch.deviantart.com/art/Cro… 12-nambroth.deviantart.com/art/Ba…

Thank you to the artists who created these beautiful and inspiring pieces!

I hope you enjoyed this feature and look forward to the next!