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So I realize that it's been a while...like 5 years since I've been active on DA.  It's been a busy 5 years.  I'm working full time outside of the house...the same job that my last journal entry was about.  My oldest is a junior and involved in soccer, choir, and show choir.  And she works.  My 15 year old is a freshman.  She's involved in choir, band, cross country and track.  My 12 year old is a wonderful writer and an artist.  I'm making an account for her on here.  Friend her!!  

But I've been drawing on and off over the past year.  I've started about 50 pieces and finished a half a dozen.  I'll upload them as soon as I get my new scanner on Monday.  I'm getting back into an old project.  I would like to stay active on here!  I've been stalking stock photos for over a year.  

I'm starting over notification-wise.  I simply couldn't wade through over 2,000 notifications.  lol

Anyway.  Hope to see y'all around and I'll try my best to stay active!

*HUGS AND LOVE*
Dawn
  • Listening to: My girls
  • Reading: The Body Thief by Anne Rice
  • Watching: The Princess Diaries 2 (well the girls are)
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: peach tea crystal light
So I'm even more scarce online than I was before.  

I got a job.  Outside the house and everything.  I'm in the Accounting department at a local manufacturer.  Actually he's a BIG manufacturer...He just donated $10,000,000  to help build a new hospital.

The thing is...is that he's crazy.  Seriously.  He's cheaper than shit.  He won't let the accounting department use the shredders because we might wear them out.  Um....  He washes the rolling hand towel things HIMSELF to save money.  He watches the supply closet like a HAWK.  And we have to stay busy.  NEVER idle.  No texting.  No internet.  

Now I'm okay with the no phone/internet/idleness thing.  I AM there to work.

BUT...he hired TWO of us for ONE open position.  I just found that out this week.  We've been there for 4 weeks now.  And there's not enough work.  Heck, I don't think there's enough work right now for the department...even if BOTH of us weren't there.  I don't get it.

They just came off the busy season...it's connected to farming.  But I spend some of my days doing absolutely NO accounting and I try to find stuff to do like helping the sales guys or making new files and labels.  

And if we get super slow?  There's always shredding copies of old checks...BY HAND.  And one day I did it for SIX HOURS.  

Hard to look busy when there's nothing to do, and since I'm new, there aren't any other responsibilities that are permanently assigned to me...like the file vault or what not.  And the other ladies say it's only going to GET WORSE as we get closer to winter!  NOT something I'm looking forward to.

But the pay is good.  As good as what Greg was making in Des Moines without the commute.

The sad thing is, is that I've already applied for another job...at a place where one of my clients works.  But if they don't pay enough?  I can't take the job.  It's an all around accounting thing: Payables, Receivables, Payroll.  I have much experience in Payables.  I have some experience in Receivables and very little experience in Payroll.  But I'm a quick learner...  *fingers crossed*

I hate to job hop like this, but I need something more substantial.  And the threat of forced days off and using up all my PTO for them in the winter is NOT something I like.  

And I'm still doing the daycare part time.  And I'm going to soccer and volleyball games for Jen.  And just busy being the mother of 4.  

Art is on the back burner...go figure. :P  BUT I plan to do something this month...just an OSWOA, but it's something...

Anyway...just thought I'd let y'all know what's going on....

*HUGS*  Hopefully I can check in some time soon?
  • Listening to: 2 TVs at once
  • Reading: Blood and Gold by Anne Rice
  • Watching: nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: diet mixed berry green tea
So yeah.  It's been another 6 months since I last visited.  I check DA out every day for a while, but then life just overwhelms me and I forget about it.  Until I have new art.   Not great of me, but eh, it's the life of a child care provider who works 10-12 hours a day, has 4 kids of her own (one who is an EXTREMELY busy 13 month old!), and has been trying to entertain both her own kids and the daycare more.  

Anyway, I actually managed to finish a painting.  Crazy, I know.  A full size one (for me, I know it's still small compared to what some of you do...) at that.  AND I have another 9x12 painting in the works!  o.O

I want to art more often, but it's so hard to find the time and energy!!  

Anyway, I'm trying to go through my backlogged deviations on here.  Only 1300 deviations/journals to go through!  Of course I can't comment on them all, but I'm trying to pick a few out from each person I watch.  LOL  Still a bunch, but maybe more manageable?

Someday I'll learn how to balance all my online venues and my life.  Maybe. :P


*HUGS AND LOVE*
Dawn

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  • Listening to: the semi quiet daycare
  • Reading: Ann Rice
  • Watching: some cartoon stuff
  • Playing: nothing...trying to be good and art in spare time
  • Eating: brekky soon
  • Drinking: cafe au lait

Back in the saddle?

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 26, 2010, 10:23 AM
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Well, I've met my goal for the month of January of 2 paintings completed a month!  And I still had time to spare!!  :shock:  I want to do at least 2 a month even if they're small OSWOA size (which these first 2 are).  I did an abysmal 2 paintings for the whole of 2009.  NOT good.  True I had a baby and my daycare was hopping and ultra stressful, but I need to discipline myself more too.

I got rid of 4 kids who were total energy suckers this month.  Not necessarily by choice, but the end is the same.  Less stress!!  And 2 more naughty kids are not coming back in February because the mom's moving to MIAMI.  So even less stress!!

I've been checking in as much as I remember to.  Sometimes daily and sometimes biweekly.  I'm getting better. :lol:

Life is interesting to say the least and lots of drama IRL.  Some I could totally do without!

Anyway...I still need to play around with my subscription features.  I like it, I just feel lost.  I'm not used to it. :P

*HUGS FOR ALL*
Dawn

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  • Listening to: radio disney (kids' choice)
  • Reading: Violin by Anne Rice
  • Watching: nothing for once
  • Playing: bejeweled blitz
  • Eating: salad (oh the joys of dieting)
  • Drinking: water

A warm Thank You!

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 14, 2009, 8:53 AM


to :iconsophia-christina:!!  She gifted me with a 3 month subscription!!  Thanks so much!!!  :aww:  :heart:  

Now to find time to play around with stuff.  I've never been a premium member before. :P

*HUGS AND LOVE*
Dawn

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:iconrealm-of-fantasy: :icontheknotters: :iconfairiescommunity: :iconfairydustclub: :iconfaerycircle: :iconthe-fairy: :iconthe-fantasy-club: :iconunrealfiends: :iconmagicalartists: :iconavaloncommunity:
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  • Listening to: wild kids
  • Reading: Servant of the Bones by Anne Rice
  • Watching: nick jr.
  • Playing: stuff?
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: cafe au lait
Another long hiatus from here.  I just can't seem to keep up!  In my defense, it's the busy season for some of my daycare clients so I'm working 11-12+ hour days in the daycare.  And Ari is a very VERY busy baby, so I'm chasing her around all the time.  Six months old and she's pulling herself up to standing on EVERYTHING, crawling all over and eating anything left on the floor. :dies:  Along with various school functions for each of the other 3 girls, I don't have much time for arting.

I'm trying to rectify that.  I'm MAKING myself find time to do a Christmas piece.  I actually have her drawn and inked and inked another full size (9x12) piece too!  I also have a few OSWOAs to finish painting and I hope to finish at least one piece this week.  No small feat. :P

I did actually kind of get a chance to catch up on replies and some deviations.  I didn't get a chance to comment on everything, but you know.  I didn't get to all the journal entries, but I'll try to be better....yeah, yeah, I know you've heard it all before :lol:

I'd love to keep my muse going.  2009 has been the least productive year art-wise since I started painting in 2004.  I only had 2 months that year in which I painted, but I still did WAY more paintings. :shakehead:  I want to make 2010 the year of Dawn! :P

So um, "hi" again to everyone in DA-land!  If I'm not here you can always find me on Facebook under jenelycamari or just my name: Dawn Obrecht.  ^^


*HUGS AND LOVE*
Dawn

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:icontheknotters: :iconfairiescommunity: :iconfairydustclub: :iconfaerycircle: :iconthe-fairy: :iconthe-fantasy-club: :iconunrealfiends: :iconmagicalartists: :iconavaloncommunity:
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Check out my photo account: :iconflowerchildphotos:
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  • Listening to: my loud kids. :P
  • Reading: Vittoria by Anne Rice
  • Watching: iCarly
  • Playing: I don't play
  • Eating: will be eating spaghetti
  • Drinking: raspberry white tea.
Just letting you all know that 2 of my Breast Cancer Awareness pieces are up for auction on ebay.  

A Light in the Dark can be found HERE!!

and A Moment of Solace can be found HERE!!

Both auctions start at $9.99 and 50% of the proceeds go to the American Breast Cancer Foundation!!  Both auctions end on Saturday (10/10/09)

Thanks for looking and happy bidding!!  =D

*HUGS AND LOVE*
Dawn

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Communities I'm in:
:icontheknotters:  :iconfairiescommunity:  :iconfairydustclub:  :iconfaerycircle:  :iconthe-fairy:  :iconthe-fantasy-club:  :iconunrealfiends:  :iconmagicalartists:  :iconavaloncommunity:
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Check out my photo account: :iconflowerchildphotos:
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  • Listening to: quiet
  • Reading: Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice
  • Watching: something on nickelodeon
  • Playing: stuff?
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: cafe au lait
Just a quick note to let y'all know that 2 of my ACEO geishas have been featured in this journal by :iconatcfanatics:  ^^

And also letting you guys know that an easy way to keep up with me and my art is through my FACEBOOK  (Un)Fortunately, my online time is pretty much sucked up by FB.  More than any other site I'm on right now.  :lmao:  Feel free to add me!!

*HUGS AND LOVE*
Dawn

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Communities I'm in:
:icontheknotters:  :iconfairiescommunity:  :iconfairydustclub:  :iconfaerycircle:  :iconthe-fairy:  :iconthe-fantasy-club:  :iconunrealfiends:  :iconmagicalartists:  :iconavaloncommunity:
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Check out my photo account: :iconflowerchildphotos:
And my stock account: :iconflowerchildstock:
  • Listening to: tv
  • Reading: Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice
  • Watching: something on nickelodeon
  • Playing: stuff?
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: cafe au lait
Yeah, it's been that long since I've really been on here. (Except for scouting ref photos).

I haven't completed any art in almost 10 months, but life's been busy.  I am pleased to say that I completed a painting yesterday!!  And she's already in my gallery.

I had a baby girl in May: Arianna Hayden.  She's now 4 and a half months and army crawling all over the place.  She sits for a few seconds and is a very active child. She sleeps through the night most of the time, but mommy's still not getting a ton of sleep. :giggle: Her 3 older sisters are big help with her and we all love her to pieces!!

I've also been busy with the daycare.  So I don't get much art time.  If I have time I've been uninspired, but I hope that's changed, as I've sketched out 5 OSWOA size pieces.  One of them A Light in the Dark!!  

Just thought I'd check in.

And there's no way I'm going to be able to catch up on almost 2000 deviations and 1000 various messages/comments.  I'll try to keep up from now on. :heart: =D  But no promises. ;P
  • Listening to: tv
  • Reading: Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice
  • Watching: something on nickelodeon
  • Playing: stuff?
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: black and blue berry life water
Yeah, I've been neglecting DA again. :blushes:  I've been busy with the daycare.  And I've painted a bit.  

I've also been waiting to tell y'all the news...though some of you through LiveJournal will already know this.

I'm pregnant.  I'm expecting my FOURTH child in May.  o.O  Timing isn't great, I'm due a couple of weeks after DemiCon, and I'm not sure that I can take the chance of attending, even though I have already registered.  And I SO much wanted to be there for my friend and Artist Guest of Honor: :iconthedreamflier:.  I'm so excited that she finally gets to be AGOH for DemiCon!!!  I'm so proud of her!!  Eh, it happens.  What do you do?

And since I already have 3 girls (ages 10, 9 and almost 6) I'm kind of hoping for a boy.  Though a girl's fine as long as they're healthy!!  And heck, I'm used to them. ;P

I get to find out what I'm having on Christmas Eve.  ^______^  I'm hoping my girls can be with me to see their little brother or sister.  Unfortunately, my husband has to work that day. =(  He started a new job Dec. 2nd.  Finally after 6 months of unemployment...

Well, I best be off, I have tons to do.  Just thought I'd pop in and see how everyone's doing.

I'll do my best to catch up on things.  I'm only 400+ devs behind and 150 journals. :P  I did get a chance to catch up on my comments at least!!  :aww:

Loves to you all and Happy Holidays!!! :holly: :rudolph:

*HUGS AND LOVE*
Dawn

Communities I'm in:
:icontheknotters:  :iconfairiescommunity:  :iconfairydustclub:  :iconfaerycircle:  :iconthe-fairy:  :iconthe-fantasy-club:  :iconunrealfiends:  :iconmagicalartists:  :iconavaloncommunity:
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Check out my photo account: flowerchildphotos
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  • Listening to: tv
  • Reading: whatever I can get my hands on
  • Watching: diego...yeah...daycare stuff
  • Playing: I don't play. ;P
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: water
Just letting y'all know that I put <a href=jenely.deviantart.com/art/A-Mo…">A Moment of Solace up for auction on ebay today!! cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?… a special auction in that half of her proceeds will be donated to the American Breast Cancer Foundation!!

I'm also offering Special Edition, hand embellished, 5x7 prints of her on my <a href="www.flowerchildfantasyart.comwebsite for the month of October only!!  Half the proceeds of the SE prints will also be donated to the ABCF!!

Of course you can still get regular mini prints of her through my website as well.  Again, for the month of October, half the proceeds go to the ABCF.  

No 8.5x11 prints will be available because of the small size of the original.

And I will email a copy of the donation receipt to the winner, so you know that I'm honest.  ;P

I did this last year and was able to raise a fair amount of money for the ABCF!! :yay: I hope to be able to do it again this year too!!

And Up Your Art, my tubing licensor will be donating 100% of the sales from this tube from October 1-October 3rd!!!  Another way to help the cause!!


Thanks for looking and happy bidding!!!  Let's bid her up to help out a worthy cause!!!

*EDIT*  I had to relist "A Moment of Solace.  Links above now link to the correct auction!!
*HUGS AND LOVE*
Dawn

Communities I'm in:
:icontheknotters:  :iconfairiescommunity:  :iconfairydustclub:  :iconfaerycircle:  :iconthe-fairy:  :iconthe-fantasy-club:  :iconunrealfiends:  :iconmagicalartists:  :iconavaloncommunity:
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Check out my photo account: flowerchildphotos
And my stock account: flowerchildstock
  • Listening to: tv
  • Reading: Jewels
  • Watching: fairly odd parents...well it's on...
  • Playing: stuff?
  • Eating: grapes
  • Drinking: oj
I'm catching up BIG time on DA.  Most of the stuff I see, I'm not commenting on.  I simply don't have the time to comment on 1000+ deviations. :P  I am commenting sporadically and on some OLD stuff, so if you see comments on way old stuff, don't be surprised.  yes, I AM that far behind. :P

Same thing with journals and stuff.  Anything older than a few weeks is getting trashed.  By then it's probably old news anyway. :P  

Replies to comments/faves will be done last.  So that may take a few days.  We'll see.

Anyway, just so y'all don't think I'm nuts.

I have some more art in the works...I hope to get to some more sketching today...

*HUGS AND LOVE*
Dawn

Communities I'm in:
:icontheknotters:  :iconfairiescommunity:  :iconfairydustclub:  :iconfaerycircle:  :iconthe-fairy:  :iconthe-fantasy-club:  :iconunrealfiends:  :iconmagicalartists:  :iconavaloncommunity:
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Check out my photo account: flowerchildphotos
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  • Listening to: the chaos in my house
  • Reading: books I've read 1000 times already
  • Watching: I don't watch tv
  • Playing: I don't play
  • Eating: dieting....BLAH!!
  • Drinking: water
FINALLY.  She's only taken a 3 month hiatus.  

I have 2 OSWOAs finished and have 2 9x12's in the works.  I have a new goal of painting for an hour or so every day and completing at least one OSWOA a week to sell on ebay.  Just to build up a following.  

Speaking of which Shy Geisha is currently up for auction on ebay: cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?… .  She ends tomorrow night at 5:45pm CDT.

So far...so good.

But of course, I'm woefully behind here.  What's new?  Too many friends who are productive.  But I wouldn't have it any other way. :P

Daycare has slowed down now that school's back in session.  My baby is in KINDERGARTEN!!  :faint:  I can't believe she's that old!!  My oldest started middle school.  My middle child is in 3rd grade and is in TAG.  I'm proud of all of them!!

Hubby's still jobless, but he's starting up his own computer repair deal.  I hope it takes off for him!!  *fingerscrossed*

I hope to be able to be around here more often...but I've said that before. :P

*HUGS ALL TIGHT*
Dawn

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Communities I'm in:
:icontheknotters:  :iconfairiescommunity:  :iconfairydustclub:  :iconfaerycircle:  :iconthe-fairy:  :iconthe-fantasy-club:  :iconunrealfiends:  :iconmagicalartists:  :iconavaloncommunity:
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Check out my photo account: flowerchildphotos
And my stock account: flowerchildstock
  • Listening to: silence...or tv...or something.
  • Reading: The Witching Hour - Anne Rice
  • Watching: Little Bill...for daycare
  • Playing: I don't play
  • Eating: dieting....BLAH!!
  • Drinking: water
I'm such a slacker.

Do you ever feel overwhelmed?

Damn, I see the 1500 deviations in my in box and am like...yeah...right...  I don't even know where to start.  And I also have 636 messages.  Um..some of them are from March.  I'm sorry it's taken me so long.  I log on and think, I'll do so many a day and I'll catch up in no time.  Then I stay away for a month and I'm even farther behind.  

You're all too prolific!!  :lmao:

So I'm getting ready for a local art show thing.  It's a sidewalk/downtown gig and I can sell what I want, which means product!!!  I just ordered $200 worth of stuff from Fire Mountain Gems and On-line Jewelry Findings to make cameos...and to have extra stock for future paintings.  Of course, that assumes that I will paint more. :P  

My muse has been hiding for 2 months. =(  I keep stalking the stock photos here hoping to find that lightning bolt of inspiration...not happening yet.

The week before the art show is also an art show at our local county fair.  I'm not putting too many paintings this year, I don't think.  But I plan to enter a bunch of photos.  Haven't decided which ones yet, but you know.

What the hell is up with all the porn spam messages on my userpage?!?!?!?!  I've reported like hundreds of them!!!  o_O  And most of them don't look like English speaking people.  And half of the accounts are deleted already.  And they all say the same damned thing: "Nice gallery.  Thank you so much (for what?!?!?)  Porn Sex (or something in foreign characters)."  GAH!!  Leave me the flip alone!!  :P

Um...Greg's done working.  Has been for a month.  He's looking for a new job, but it seems to be hard to do right now.   Thank goodness for unemployment...

Daycare is busy with summer and all.  I hate summer...  I'm ready for school to start.  

It's finally dried up around here.  We were flooded (my town, not my house).  Some houses by the river were surrounded by water.  Our basement flooded once from sewer overloads (not sewage though...thank goodness!!)  The ball diamond that my girls play softball on was under 3' of water!!  It was nutty.

I won a free print from Katerina-Art's newsletter!!!  ^___^  I'm the lucky owner of a 4x6 print of Queen of the Sea!!!   I'm a lucky duck!!  Thanks Katerina!!!  :hug:

Um...not much else to say.  I hope y'all are well and I'll try to check in more often.  

I do love you guys!!  :hug: :love: :blowkiss:

*HUGS ALL TIGHT*
Dawn

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Communities I'm in:
:icontheknotters:  :iconfairiescommunity:  :iconfairydustclub:  :iconfaerycircle:  :iconthe-fairy:  :iconthe-fantasy-club:  :iconunrealfiends:  :iconmagicalartists:  :iconavaloncommunity:
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Check out my photo account: flowerchildphotos
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  • Listening to: kids...
  • Reading: The Wastelands
  • Watching: Monsters, Inc (well the kids are)
  • Playing: ?
  • Eating: dieting....BLAH!!
  • Drinking: lipton diet mixed citrus green tea
So DemiCon is done and over.  It was so much fun!!

I spent 2 weeks getting stock printed and all my gifty products made.  I had keychains, cameos, sticker, magnets, bookmarks, prints and mini prints at my dealer table.  Along with the candles that I've licensed with Candles Enchanted.  My first look at the candles was at the con, and they smell HEAVENLY!!!  

I also had framed/matted originals and matted/hand-embellished prints in the Art Show.  I got to hang out with fellow fantasy artist, and friend, thedreamflier!!  Sara is the sweetest person I know!!  And she's the Artist Guest of Honor for next year!!!!  YAY Sara!!!

I also got an award at the con.  I got the "Best Amateur Group" award...for the stuff I had in the art show!!  o.O  :faint: :jawdrop:  I wasn't expecting anything like that, as I had no pieces go to auction this year.  =(  But I did sell a few pieces in the art show anyway.  And I sold enough to cover my registration, table fee, and registration for next year at my table.  So it's all good.

Things are slowing down a bit, so I hope to be able to stay current for a while.  Of course I say this once every month or 2.  I've only got 1100 deviations, and 592 messages in my inbox.  Yeah...never catching up.  :P

I hope to be able to keep up from now on.  I know...promises...promises.  I'd like to art again soon too.  It's been far too long...


Oh, and what's up with all the porn spam on our front pages?!?!?  I get more comments from spambots than I do from real people...  One was for V-day...in APRIL!!!  >:(  Like I'm believing that...

*HUGS ALL TIGHT*
Dawn

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Communities I'm in:
:icontheknotters:  :iconfairiescommunity:  :iconfairydustclub:  :iconfaerycircle:  :iconthe-fairy:  :iconthe-fantasy-club:  :iconunrealfiends:  :iconmagicalartists:  :iconavaloncommunity:
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Check out my photo account: flowerchildphotos
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  • Listening to: kids' tv...what else?
  • Reading: Gerald's Game
  • Watching: kids
  • Playing: ?
  • Eating: ?
  • Drinking: lipton diet mixed berry green tea
I'm around.  Somewhere.  Not here, apparently.  I'm woefully behind again.  I'll never catch up.  Not this month.

I will have a vendor table at DemiCon in Des Moines, IA May 2-4!!!!  I'm so excited!!!  So now I'm pushing myself to complete some new art and make a bunch of product in a month.  o.O  I'm insane...  So if you're going to be in Des Moines that weekend...come see me!!  ^___^

Daycare is busy as all hell and hectic too.  I watch a bunch of crazies...

I can't update my website until I figure out how to use FTP with FrontPage.  My provider no longer uses FPE.  :P  So it may be a while...

I have another painting started...who knows when I'll finish it.  

Bathroom is still in remodel mode.  We now have half painted walls and floor and a tub...  Hell, it's only been 2 months.

So no catching up here for me... I'm sorry.  


*HUGS ALL TIGHT*
Dawn

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  • Listening to: kids' tv...what else?
  • Reading: something by Danielle Steel, I'm sure
  • Watching: my computer screen/paint dry
  • Playing: ?
  • Eating: ?
  • Drinking: lipton cherry diet green tea
So I'm way behind again.  What can I say?  You're all so productive!!  Yeah, that's it...

And we've had so much going on here...We're still remodeling the upstairs bath.  We had 3 leaks in one weekend in 3 different parts of the house (that are fixed now...finally).  I had to shut the daycare down for 2 days because I had no running water. =(  

I've also been working until 6pm every night.  Busy season for one of my clients...at least until Easter.  

I'm also planning my vacation in April.  Where you ask?  Las Vegas, of course!!  With kids.  Driving.  We're truly insane...of course doing daycare will do that to ya. :P

I'm also slowly getting ready for DemiCon.  Slowly.

But I've at least gotten some painting done.  And I have auctions!!  search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQf…, still using ebay...just much more exposure there, ya know?

I'd better go...I have more paintings to finish...full sized (9x12) paintings.  :aww:

*HUGS ALL TIGHT*
Dawn

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  • Listening to: kids' tv...what else?
  • Reading: whatever's available
  • Watching: Nick Jr.
  • Playing: ?
  • Eating: ?
  • Drinking: coffee
I've been so bad about keeping up here...AGAIN!!  o.O  I've just been in an art slump, and that always makes me more reclusive.

I have no idea if I can catch up all the way, but I'll try (AGAIN...no promises) to keep up. ;P

Just busy with the daycare and depression and my kids, remodeling the bathroom and a daycare class.  Fun stuff...NOT.

I hope you are all doing well and I hope that winter goes away for us in the northern hemisphere soon.  I'm SICK of shoveling!!

I love you all!!


*HUGS ALL TIGHT*
Dawn

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  • Listening to: kids' tv...what else?
  • Reading: Dragon Queen by Jayel Gibson
  • Watching: Pokemon video
  • Playing: ?
  • Eating: ?
  • Drinking: coffee
Just letting you know that Ashlie :iconashlienelson: has featured The Ornament Hanger II in her journal this week!!  :aww:  

You can see all her features <a href=devildoll.deviantart.com/journ…">HERE!!  There's some amazing art and some of my other DA friends are featured too!!

Thanks for looking!!


*HUGS ALL TIGHT*
Dawn

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  • Listening to: the sounds of typing
  • Reading: The Gift by Daniele Steel
  • Watching: Go Diego Go (daycare)
  • Playing: ?
  • Eating: ?
  • Drinking: Cappuccino
That if you requested a card from me, it got mailed out last night.  Sorry it took me so long.  I'm a procrastinator at heart. :P

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*HUGS ALL TIGHT*
Dawn

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  • Listening to: semi-quiet
  • Reading: The Klone and I by Daniele Steel
  • Watching: Blue's Clues (daycare)
  • Playing: ?
  • Eating: ?
  • Drinking: Cappuccino