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Happy 'Ollydays! Black Friday

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:18 PM




Quick Update/reminder!
Black Friday is here!

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Ello all you lovelies! I am running an 'Ollyday print sale over at my store: SpiraMirabilis: Storefront. The sale will be going until December 10th which should leave plenty of time to ensure everyone gets their packages in time for Christmas!

Some of the specials I have going now are:
     
  • All 12x18" Lustre Prints discounted nearly 50% Off.
  • All 8x12" discounted 35% off. The price will be going up to 12$ after the sale as prints cost me more to run!
  • Special Black Friday Sales unveiled on Fri NOV 23rd. All Black Friday items are 1$!

    • BRAND New Mini Print packs on sale for 10$. Designs vary but I will be happy to include at least 2 of your preferred print designs in either the feline or canine category. Just specify when you place your order!

    • Art Grab Bags will be posted periodically throughout the sale period!

    • bookmarks with charms!

    • Brand new Magnetic Bookmark designs in time for the holidays!

    • FREE Gift Wrapping on any items purchased by special request.

Please Note:ALL Prints are professionally printed on Fujifilm Crystal Archive LUSTRE finish paper and profiled to ensure color accuracy. Each print comes hand signed with archival gold or silver pen and bagged to protect the print.

Also ALL orders always come with extra goodies just to show you all how much I appreciate your support! If there are prints you would like but don't see in the store. Drop me a line, I would be happy to add requested items! I am shifting production of larger prints away from Deviantart. I like having the ability to color profile and proof larger prints to ensure they meet with my quality and are represented as I intended them to be. Some older works and smaller prints will still be available through DA.

Come check out all the deals and please don't forget to check out other artists holiday deals! What better gift than the gift of art while simultaneously supporting all these amazing talented folks so they can keep making gorgeous art!

SpiraMirabilis: Happy 'Ollydays Sale

PS: Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I hope you feel humbled by the many blessings you may be thankful for this holiday season


MatMath: Matting Calculator App for Android

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 13, 2012, 3:34 PM


Ello Lovelies!

Sometime back while I was preparing for a show, I discovered my favorite online mat calculator was not working for some reason. I also discovered how cumbersome it was to have to have to tote my laptop out to wherever I was matting or have to calculate the numbers all by hand. I brought up this annoyance with Artlan ,a dear friend of mine, and he had the brilliant idea of coding an Android app to use for matting. I did the graphics and beta testing and he did all the legwork and listened to my obnoxious nitpicking until MatMath was born.

This small app works with all android devices. It's very simple: plug in your mat/frame size and your picture size and it will calculate the borders for your mat and even generate a handy little visual reference (so if like me you have cut the wrong size on the wrong side ;P). That's all there is to it and best of all...IT'S FREE!

Please download it and give us your feedback! We would love to improve on it where we can.

FREE MatMath Matting calculator App for Android

Thanks all for having a look!

Store Envy! And Print Sale!

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 3, 2012, 1:40 PM


Hiya folks! I got wrapped up in work and just general busyness that I forgot to announce it here. A few very very lovely folks stumbled across my online store before I even announced it publicly and made my day in a big way. Thank you again to those wonderful people for supporting what I love!

I always disliked not having quality control over my prints and the lack of a personal touch that comes with ordering prints through a third party. I know when I buy art it makes it more special knowing the artist themselves handled the prints before sending them my way <:. Plus I always felt bad for not being able to offer signed prints! I finally found a printer that offers custom printer profiles so I can proof the prints myself and guarantee that the art looks as I intended it to originally!

So without further hubbub and forgetfulness, you may find my online store at

SpiraMirabilis: The Art of Balaa store

I am also currently running a print sale on 12"x18" open edition signed Lustre prints. They are all printed on Fujifilm Crystal Archive paper, come hand signed and are shipped in a sturdy poster tube mailer to ensure they reach you safe and sound. I usually sell these prints at 45$ at conventions but am currently offering them for 35$. Also buy one print and all prints of that size or smaller ship free C:. Originally the sale ran to the 10th but I will extend it to the 15th since I forgot to share a heads up with all of you!

Thank you again to all of you that have already supported this venture and my art <3! I was happy to hear from a few folks that they were happy with the print quality <:.

Also I am trying to include little extra goodies with each order C: and am planning to use the store to sell art packs and other new products so stay tuned! I am also more than happy to hear what all you would love to see from me and/or if there are prints that are unlisted that you'd like to see added! Thanks in advance, all ideas are welcome and appreciated!

That was a rather silly title but I couldn't help myself <:.

Thank you all for the Seniority. I am a bit sorry to say I had to look up what it means and I still don't quite know what I did to 'earn it', but as it seems it is something that folks are recommended for, I guess I have you all to thank! Thank you for adding more ` to my step.. I always knew I'd get old someday, just didn't reckon it happening quite so soon.

Cheers to the olden of us and the youngin of us too! Now off you all go to dream and draw som'more C=

Thanks all!
I've received a slew of notes recently asking me eerily similar questions! I was also recently invited to do an interview for the wonderful Anthro Community here on DA and had a chance to expound in detail and my philosophies and approaches to art(maybe tooooo much detail ;) ). For those at all curious, you can have a read at: kovowolf.deviantart.com/journa…

There are several other fantastic past interviews with supremely talented artists that are inspiring reads as well! And the community itself is a wonderful supportive and diverse community that puts anthro themed art in positive light. Give em a look and your support if you like what ya see ^^!
I am OVERWHELMED with the number of wonderful sweet birthday wishes I received yesterday ^_______________^! Thank you all for taking a moment out of your days to leave a cheerful bright sunny spot in my day. I am so very very grateful to be a part of this community and very humbled by your thoughts and wishes <:.

Thank you so very very much! I will just spend all day today with my head floating in the clouds x}!

You guys are awesome! My day was absolutely flawless and spent in the company of my beloved and under piles of cake, ice cream and presents <8. Phew just finished crawling from under them!

<3<3<3!
I held out for as long as I could..but at last the bandwagon train came by with a noose to my neck and off I went to join the masses. That is to say I joined tumblr and twitter.

I find it hard to keep up with the every day social game with my work schedule and general tendency to hide when I'm not busying with being busy! But I have found it refreshing to feel a bit less the bystander and more the active participant (even if it is a terrible way to go about it, tisk tisk I know!).

As far as Tumblr goes. I have always been terrible at posting my sketches or found it cumbersome and tedious to do so on other venues so I will be using tumblr for posting sketches in addition to works in progress, process pictures (and tips) and the occasional dollop of what I am doing commercially these days! I hope you folks can join me for the ride. I am finding I enjoy Tumblr tremendously and love the way it is setup!

Also please feel free to ask me questions..be it art related or personal..I'll answer whatever I feel comfortable with answering ^^. I love sharing knowledge and giving tips and tricks from what I have learned artistically along the way...though I am prone to delivering advice with a cautionary disclaimer of "I really don't know what I'm doing so there is probably a better way to go about this than my mess!". But happy to share all the same!

Twitter is for everyday nonsense and the occasional outburst of pure sentimentality.

My tumblr is: eternalstirrings.tumblr.com/
Twitter: __Elbereth__ (two underscores on either side)


Please do join me if you are at all interested in all my tangles of sillyness! I would be happy to see you all there ^^.

DD ;__;

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 26, 2012, 12:51 PM




You guys just don't know how happy it made me to get a DD on Dive. And here I was being a mopey dopey face about my art for the past week or so! Thank you guys for filling my days with so many smiles. Each comment reminded me how grateful I am to be a part of such a diverse community of creative minds.

*buries self neck deep in comments feelin' cozy* ^_______________^

designed and coded by Noise-Less

We live in a New World

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 9, 2012, 3:17 PM




We live in a world that with each passing day grows to be more connected. International boundaries no longer define friendships or the people and events that shape our days and move us to action. The majority of my friends today live abroad or at the very least some thousands of miles away from where I live. But I am able to partake in their lives, to know them and even love them and to me the world becomes a small and familiar place and all it's myriad of sorrows become mine. Several decades ago Germany or Spain or Uganda were countries on a map and places in my history books, but otherwise they were just a name, a place that had little impact on my life. In today's technological world, the everyman has a voice and where before these voices were scattered and disconnected from like voices, today they may join in unison and make themselves heard.

To become relevant, ideas need to become familiar and to become familiar they need to be spread. How lucky we are to be able to do so today with such ease, a click of the button and a few minutes of our time.

I encourage you to spare a few minutes of your time to watch this video, take a moment to tweet the video or otherwise link it:

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Even if you feel that there are issues that take precedence to this one, to know of this issue costs you nothing and to know it makes it relevant. Awareness itself is a powerful tool for change. Make someone else aware even if you don't think it will make a difference C=.

Beyond this, as a personal addendum, I believe we owe it to the world to better humanity. To hold ourselves to a continuing higher standard. To stop even one such atrocity may not stop them all but it does better us as a whole to say "we will not allow this". It will take many such steps to change the world, but with each small step we prove to ourselves we are better than we were before and that we are capable of change. Today we live in a world that listens and hears voices and cries of people we did not once understand, it is a changed and changing world and we are it's voices.

I have always wondered personally how we are to make people listen and care about the plights of animals and the natural places in the world when so much misery, apathy and hatred exist in our own human world. If we cannot care for a fellow of our own species, how can we truly do so for a species beyond our own? I think the answer is right there. We must do both because the plight and it's consequences are the same. In either case, we will lose, be it our dignity, beauty, or diversity. We must do both, because they are intricately interconnected and one cannot be separated from the other. We,  as the custodians of this world (whether we chose this responsibility or not, whether it is fair to demand ourselves to be held to a higher standard or not) simply must meet the challenge at the risk of losing our humanity.

(PS: As a caveat emptor, do research your causes. It is easy to be stirred emotionally by a well made video or well written article. Even if the cause is legitimate, if you desire to be more proactive on whatever the issue, know what you support and read up on the causes/groups you give your time and money to. Some may mean well but do more damage than good, and some may do with the pretense of doing good. As easy as it is to spread word about good causes in today's e-world, it is just as easy to mistake opinions for facts and take them at face value. I am not saying this to detract from the necessity for awareness on the above issue. I only wish people to be more critical about whatever they read, wherever they read it and do further reading to gather all the facts before moving to action.  )

designed and coded by Noise-Less

When did DA...

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 10, 2012, 1:11 PM




When did DA get so complicated??? I obviously don't come here enough...as everytime I do I find it harder to navigate...theres at least 30 more do-hickeys and gizmo-gadgets everytime I log in ;D! User pages have so many things now..it's almost hard to find the gallery button just to see the art all in one place.

I think I must just be getting old...you youngin whippersnappers with all your shiny fandagled apples and gadget thingies.... Excuse me while I try to program my vcr.  DA is so busy now...why back in myyyy day.....

But really I just wanted to pop in and say hello to everyone and say I'm still kicking ;}! Thank you for all the continuing support and all the beautiful comments. You guys are amazing and keep me going more than you know!

designed and coded by Noise-Less

Still Alive! Quick Peek In!

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 10, 2011, 3:50 PM




Why I will be darned, I have done a horrible job staying up to date with my deviantart account! Yikes, I am sorry folks. This journal is mostly to apologize to all those lovely people who have sent me notes, recently and not so recently, to whom I never replied. I have been receiving more and more spammy notes on Deviantart so have developed a bad habit to not check them!

So for all those that never received a reply to a note, I apologize sincerely! I tried to catch up with the bulk of them today but gosh there are so darn many! A better way to reach me is to contact me via my e-mail, which I check several times a day in most cases. My email is: xxbalaaxx@yahoo.com. Please feel free to drop me a line there {:.

Again I am sorry folks! And I am sorry for not updating my gallery much. I still lurk but I am afraid I have become terribly cloistered and just busied by life in general. Most of my time these days is spent working on commercial artwork. I am still debating whether to post it here on my DA, it is very unlike the bulk of my body of work and I'm not sure you folks would even be interested in seeing it!

Thank you all for staying with me, I will try to make a better effort to stay up to date with my Deviantart!

designed and coded by Noise-Less

Werewolf Calendar 2010: 3 days left for pre-order

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 17, 2009, 3:30 PM




Wow the last time I updated this was for last year's calendar!! Sorry about that folks, I update my Livejournal with new art and other stuff a lot more frequently, so visit it here: My Livejournal

But the time has come again for the Werewolf Calendar sales! Sales will be closing in just under 3 days! So if you held off on buying one until now, NOW is the time to grab one. There will be a very limited number of calendars for sale after pre-orders close, but in the past, those have sold within a matter of days and so if you would like one, now is the time to reserve a copy for yourself or as a holiday gift for someone special.

On to more info!:
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Calendars are 21$ within the continental United States and 27$ everywhere else. This price includes shipping and handling!

To read more about the calendar visit:
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To purchase the calendar using paypal:
Purchase Now!

More sneak peaks of what the calendar will look like:
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Werewolf Calendar 2009

Thu Nov 20, 2008, 10:43 AM
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ONE day left to order the Werewolf Calendar!
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Werewolf Calendar Website

Order one before your chance slips away. There maaaay be a small reserve of calendars left for sale after tomorrow, but I wouldn't wait to find out. Would make a great xmas gift to any werewolf or anthropomorphic art enthusiast!

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:bulletred: sketches to be donated to wolf auction for wailingwolf : prelim stage
:bulletred: patches prelim stage

Winning bids of Furbid Dutch Auction thus far
:bulletred: Sevlow: Payment received for 3 icons. Prelims to be revamped..sorry for delay

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:bulletblue: JC:iconj-c: 2 con badges

Arts to sells

Thu Apr 12, 2007, 1:36 PM
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I don't know why I didn't think to post this here as well.

(Crossposted from Livejournal. You may comment here if you do not have a livejournal account and want to buy something :) )

Alrighty, well indeed I do live, though I have been taking some time to wander the lay of the land, soak up some of this strange stuff they call 'sun' in some areas, and listen to the coyote banter in the mid of the night. The concourse between the coyotes and their domesticated counterparts has been quite rousing and many landmark speeches have been given..or so I am told by the denizen canines (5 in the house, another 7 outside).

Hmm....as the title would suggest, I have some art to sells, to those interested. As it would seem much like the coyotes in the mid of night, as afore mentioned, my wallet has been giving a rather painful sounding yowl and looks like it has a bit of mange(could be moss though, haven't quite figured it exarctly). In other words, I need to make some money and so as much as I had hoped to have a little bit of a stockpile of originals to sell at this year's cons, for now I shall give you all a first crack at buying these. Most if not all of this money will go straight into bills and into my future conventions...and food on the odd occassion.

What doesn't sell shall go to cons, or I shall horde indefinetly. Some of these WILL go on to become paintings, which as yet I am unsure of...I have graciously accepted help in pricing since I am atrocious with pricing my art, but in almost each case I went lower than the suggested prices.

Shipping will be a flat 4$ anywhere within the continental US. This covers as many sketches as you choose to purchase :)..and I will consider dropping prices on combined orders! Right now I prefer paypal, but I will be willing to accept money orders and Cashier's checks for those with a wary eye of the internets.

So the rules of (mis)conduct. Comment and let me know which sketch(s) you would like, first come first serve, and as soon as I confirm your comment, payment can be sent and all that jazz. I will mail all the sold sketches at the end of one week of this posting, so please include your shipping address with your payment as well as which sketches you got(#'s are fine) !! I charge 5 jellybeans extra for each paypal transaction..Im deadly serious!..or well maybe not..I just want some jellybeans.

For those that want to make an offer in private, please e-mail me at xxbalaaxx @ yahoo .com (minus spaces/also my paypal account)

On a sidenote, but not really, I wanted to thank anyone that buys anything. I appreciate every last bit, especially given the trials of the past month or so. I have recently made a big move, which involved a lot of emotions I hoped and prayed (naively) I would never have to experience. But such is life, time to pick up the assorted pieces, fit them together in at least a sort of likeness to my past self, and face the road ahead..hopefully a bit wiser..and a tad bit stronger. To everyone that has given their support in one fashion or other..it won't soon be forgotten...


**I surmise a link would help:
xxbalaaxx.livejournal.com/6568…

Also random...I have a fan club XD
:iconbalaafanclub:

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:bulletred: sketches to be donated to wolf auction for wailingwolf : prelim stage
:bulletred: patches prelim stage

Winning bids of Furbid Dutch Auction thus far
:bulletred: Sevlow: Payment received for 3 icons. Prelims to be revamped..sorry for delay

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:bulletblue: JC:iconj-c: 2 con badges

I hath been bribed..with a pony

Wed Feb 28, 2007, 12:48 PM
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Yes folks, thats right, I hath been bribed with a pony. hibbary insisted I update my journal since apparantly it hasn't been updated in nearly a year(for shame). And so I requested a pony in exchange for an update, and here I wake up this morning to find a snarky pony in my inbox! www.deviantart.com/deviation/4… , doesn't he just look like he is full of happy?! Alright well maybe not, he looks more like the sort rather unpleased with the demasculating term 'pony'. I think I shall name him Prince Purple of Pumpernikel Hill (because I agree, he rather does remind me of the Singer Prince XD!)

WELLP Onto more important matters, or so I shall try to gussy them up as important matters. I have actually been rather scarce at Deviant and so..I am extremely behind on notes. Due to the fact that I have started taking up conventions to pay the bills and go on with the whole eating food and staying alive shtick, I just haven't really had time for commissions. I feel atrocious that I haven't replied to so many notes, but I will try to sit down and go through all of them this week. If you wrote me sometime ago with a request for commission information, please do forgive me. I have been scatterbrained and I owe you all an apology.

As far as commissions go, I will most reluctantly be closing commissions until further notice. They have just not been altogether profiteable for me in past times..and I feel constantly stressed when I owe work..which in turn does reflect in the work I give to people. Since I do rather want to protect my honor as an artist, I do not wish to give out mediochre work I cannot myself be proud of. So for all of those having wanted a commission from me, I am sorry!

I may be accepting smaller commissions (such as pencil sketches, livejournal icons, and convention badges), but until further notice I just cannot honestly accept more realism/hyperrealism commissions. As a result of my old waiting list being so awfully dated, I will be clearing the que for the time being. If I do offer bigger commissions in the near future, I will try to give those patient folks dibs.

Again to all those that are left dissapointed, my sincerest apologies. I feel, however, it is my duty to be honest with my customers and potential customers.

All that aside, for the congoers out there, I will be attending Califur 2007 in May, Anthrocon 2007 in July and Perhaps Midwest Furfest in November 2007. I hope to see you all there. For all those that will be attending, I will have a dealers table and work in the art show so stop on by and say hello :)!

All that aside, I have a few new pieces sitting on my hard drive patiently awaiting to be finished. So hopefully there will be new work from me posted on DA soon.

Thank you all for stoppin by and reading. And Hibbary, thank you for the lovely pony.

Also random...I have a fan club XD
:iconbalaafanclub:

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:bulletred: sketches to be donated to wolf auction for wailingwolf : prelim stage
:bulletred: patches prelim stage

Winning bids of Furbid Dutch Auction thus far
:bulletred: Sevlow: Payment received for 3 icons. Prelims to be revamped..sorry for delay

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:bulletblue: JC:iconj-c: 2 con badges

Impersonator on Furcadia

Fri May 19, 2006, 5:54 PM
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First off I am sooo sorry about my delay on the Lottery..a winner WAS randomly chosen after I realized I missed my own deadline. For all those that entered after the deadline my apologies to you, been having a hard time keeping up with deviant.

The winner was :iconblaezfolf: congrats to ya! Stay tuned for future lottos :).

Secondly I am annoyed to find out that apparantly there is someone impersonating me on Furcadia and claiming to be the creator of my artwork. They are, apparantly using 'Balaa' as their username and otherwise treating others rudely. Usually I let such things slide by if its all innocent fun by some kid but this is getting to be annoying. I am receiving pm's via deviant telling me about this person and also having others post insults geared at me in their deviant journal, thinking I am the very same person from Furcadia.

I have NEVER been a member of Furcadia, and in fact, until all this nonsense I only heard the name in passing and never gave it a second thought.

If said impersonator reads this journal. I will ask you politely to respect yourself and me and stop toying with other people. I have never done anything rude to you so put yourself in my shoes, how would you feel if someone was pretending to be you and causing trouble for you when you did nothing to earn it?? Secondly identity theft is a felony. It may seem innocent and fun but it's very much a serious matter that can quickly turn into a legal case. So again, please just save yourself and myself the trouble.

**edit** Meant to add this but I have already written the Furcadia admins about this, hopefully if all else fails that will take care of the problem.


Also random...I have a fan club XD
:iconbalaafanclub:

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:bulletblue: Wickedsairah: full body commission: preliminary stage
:bulletred: sketches to be donated to wolf auction for wailingwolf : prelim stage
:bulletred: patches prelim stage
:bulletblue: Kenu fullbody realism commission. Still roughing out details.
:bulletblue: jessnumbuh20 private commission.
Waiting List:

:bulletred: wailingwolf
:bulletred: leopatra-lionfur realism and icon

**Those on my waiting list will be contacted AS soon as I have an open space. I truly dont like to keep folks waiting so I will do my best to get you off the waiting list ASAP. Please bear with me folks and thank you kindly for your patience and interest in my work :heart:!!!

Winning bids of Furbid Dutch Auction thus far
:bulletred: Sevlow: Payment received for 3 icons. Prelims to be revamped..sorry for delay

(these will be done in order of payment.)

**I try to take only a reasonable work load at a time so I can give each commission the individual time it deserves so as to assure each piece is both up to paar to my standards and the buyer's expectations.***

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:bulletblue: JC:iconj-c:

Im sure there are others but as long as its been I have forgotten and to all those wonderfully patient folks..my apologies and do update me yet again! I try my very VERY best to keep my word..

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Subscription Lotto Take 2

Sun Mar 12, 2006, 9:17 PM
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Well it's been a while since I had a chance to do a lotto again and what with the drama in my personal life the past few months, it was far from my mind. BUT I might as well just do it now while it is on my mind.

Rules:

:bulletred:You can enter yourself or a friend.
:bulletred:Do not enter if you have had a dev subscription before, let those who haven't tried it yet have a chance at it!
:bulletred: You may enter if you entered last time and did not win
:bulletred: If you wish to enter simply reply to this journal with your user name or the username of the person you entered (preferrably nothing more, just makes things easier for me)
:bulletred: the winner will be chosen a week from today.

The winner will receives:
:bulletblue: a 3 month subscription to deviant

I may also randomly choose someone I feel is deserving of a subscription.

SO...ready..set..LOTTOO TIME!



Also random...I have a fan club XD
:iconbalaafanclub:

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:bulletblue: Wickedsairah: full body commission: preliminary stage
:bulletred: sketches to be donated to wolf auction for wailingwolf : prelim stage
:bulletred: patches prelim stage
:bulletblue: Kenu fullbody realism commission. Still roughing out details.
:bulletblue: jessnumbuh20 private commission.
Waiting List:

:bulletred: wailingwolf
:bulletred: leopatra-lionfur realism and icon

**Those on my waiting list will be contacted AS soon as I have an open space. I truly dont like to keep folks waiting so I will do my best to get you off the waiting list ASAP. Please bear with me folks and thank you kindly for your patience and interest in my work :heart:!!!

Winning bids of Furbid Dutch Auction thus far
:bulletred: Sevlow: Payment received for 3 icons. Prelims to be revamped..sorry for delay

(these will be done in order of payment.)

**I try to take only a reasonable work load at a time so I can give each commission the individual time it deserves so as to assure each piece is both up to paar to my standards and the buyer's expectations.***

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:bulletblue: JC:iconj-c:

Im sure there are others but as long as its been I have forgotten and to all those wonderfully patient folks..my apologies and do update me yet again! I try my very VERY best to keep my word..

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Well this year some friends here on deviant roped me into going to Conifur, the local northwest furry convention. I was very reluctant for several reasons, chiefly the worry that my work would just be overlooked. I know that may be silly in some people's eyes and I totally royally got ragged on for saying that XD XD *grin*...but you just don't know what to expect of something you have never ever been to. BUT I am extatic that I went. I had an absolute blast all three days, though I almost ended up going home early several times >_>...because I was running on 0 sleep and just felt awful. But I am so glad I let my nerves settle and after getting some sleep and plenty of 7 up, I felt much better.

Special thanks to WickedSairah, XianJaguar, and nadiaromanova for making me feel SOOOOO welcome and helping me with every little dumb question and not making me feel like a blundering boob. I want to do something freggin amazing for you guys.. You just wow..you guys blew me away with your kindness in every shape and form and I thank you for even just letting me hang with you. I look forward to seeing you all again way before the next con *swipes Xian* you aren't going home ..I've decided :P.

I am so freggin surprised how good all my stuff sold, the only thing that didn't sell was the snow leopard Vixen..and thats fine because...well I didn't like the picture x.x...so I may place it on furbid or something. ALSO...what was amazing was one of the head people of Califur, a con in southern california..from what I am told, came to me and was telling me about the possibility of being a guest of honor in a year or so O__O. I totally couldn't believe it..I mean commmeeee on..I was sitting next to Xian! I've seen her stuff a LOOOT and just like everyone adore her style..so why me? O_o

Also a big random hello to all the people here from deviant that stopped and talked to me...and even bought stuff O_O..you guys were all so nice! I just felt..blessed. HELLOOO to you alllllll!!!

Ok thats it for that, enough boring people with my Conifur High.

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Prints

As some of you may have now noticed, I pulled the prints from being sold. There is a good reason for it, firstly there are going to be some pieces that will be sold as limited edition prints and probably only offered at cons or through me. Next, many people talked to me and I came to agree...why shouldn't I receive most of the profit from MY work??? So I willll be making prints available outside of deviant, mostly 8.5 x 11" or 4x6" of selected works. Those prints will be available through me for a price of 10$(for an 8.5 x 11) or $2 for a 4x6" plus shipping(which will likely never exceed more than a dollar or two for shipping..so still a bargain from deviant). Also in some cases I have actually liked the quality of my prints better than deviants, in that the colors are much closer to what I originally intended. I may offer limited streaks of prints on deviant, just to make some side money for lotto's here on deviant.

SOO if you are interested in a print, just pm me or e-mail me and we can work out the details :) and get a print to you ASAP!

LOOOTTTOOOO update

Speaking of lottos, I will probably do another 3 month subscription lotto within the next week and probably another after that. SOOO keeep your eyes peeled :)...I'm not forgetting bout all the nice people here on deviant!

That's all for now folks...sorry for the excessive length of the journal.

Also random...I have a fan club XD
:iconbalaafanclub:

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:bulletblue: Wickedsairah: full body commission: preliminary stage
:bulletred: sketches to be donated to wolf auction for wailingwolf : prelim stage
:bulletred: patches prelim stage
:bulletblue: Kenu fullbody realism commission. Still roughing out details.
:bulletblue: jessnumbuh20 private commission.
Waiting List:

:bulletred: wailingwolf
:bulletred: leopatra-lionfur realism and icon

**Those on my waiting list will be contacted AS soon as I have an open space. I truly dont like to keep folks waiting so I will do my best to get you off the waiting list ASAP. Please bear with me folks and thank you kindly for your patience and interest in my work :heart:!!!

Winning bids of Furbid Dutch Auction thus far
:bulletred: Sevlow: Payment received for 3 icons. Prelims to be revamped..sorry for delay

(these will be done in order of payment.)

**I try to take only a reasonable work load at a time so I can give each commission the individual time it deserves so as to assure each piece is both up to paar to my standards and the buyer's expectations.***

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:bulletblue: JC:iconj-c:

Im sure there are others but as long as its been I have forgotten and to all those wonderfully patient folks..my apologies and do update me yet again! I try my very VERY best to keep my word..

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Subscription Lottery Winner

Fri Sep 9, 2005, 9:07 PM
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:pointr: Current Lottery News:pointl:
closed.
I am amazed at the amount of people that did enter this weeks lottery! 115 names were placed into the lottery and 1 was drawn at random. To all those who did not win this time around, don't worry there will be ample opportunities to enter in the future! I am also astounded at the generous folks who selflessly entered their friends and fellow deviants into the lottery. This is a truly warm community, depsite what some would argue.

:trophy:Current Subscription Lottery Winner:trophy:
:icontabbykatt:
CONGRATs! Enjoy your 3 month subscription well :).

Thank you to all those that entered, please do not get discouraged if you did not win, as I said there will be ample future opportunities!

:sun:Gift Subscription to:sun:

:iconkumanor:

Ive been watching this deviant growing as an artist for a while now, starting at the now down Sheezy and following her work to the Lion King Fanart archive and finally of course here to deviant. She is an absolutely bright light in the deviant community and most especially among fans of the Lion king. I simply enjoy this person's positive personality and as such good influence on others. This is my tiny gift to you. CHEERS to Kumanor!

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Also random...I have a fan club XD
:iconbalaafanclub:


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:bulletblue: Kaided sketch commission
:bulletblue: Wickedsairah: full body commission: preliminary stage
:bulletred: sketches to be donated to wolf auction for wailingwolf : prelim stage
:bulletred: patches prelim, revamp prelim.
:bulletblue: Kenu fullbody realism commission. Still roughing out details.
:bulletblue: jessnumbuh20 private commission.
Waiting List:

:bulletred: Felix
:bulletred: Kahllynn at TLKFAA
:bulletred: wailingwolf
:bulletred: kkitty23
:bulletred: TUS(I still needa contact ya rough out details and such, sorry for the delay x.x)
:bulletred: leopatra-lionfur realism and icon

**Those on my waiting list will be contacted AS soon as I have an open space. I truly dont like to keep folks waiting so I will do my best to get you off the waiting list ASAP. Please bear with me folks and thank you kindly for your patience and interest in my work :heart:!!!

Winning bids of Furbid Dutch Auction thus far
:bulletred: Sevlow: Payment received for 3 icons. Prelims to be revamped..sorry for delay

(these will be done in order of payment.)

**I try to take only a reasonable work load at a time so I can give each commission the individual time it deserves so as to assure each piece is both up to paar to my standards and the buyer's expectations.***

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:bulletblue: JC:iconj-c:

Im sure there are others but as long as its been I have forgotten and to all those wonderfully patient folks..my apologies and do update me yet again! I try my very VERY best to keep my word..

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Subscription lotteries!

Thu Sep 1, 2005, 6:05 PM
:star:!!!NEWS!!!:star:


A while ago, when I was still getting aquainted with Deviant and feeling like a tiny fish in a gigantic pond, a fellow deviant member went out of her way to make me feel welcome with a subscription to deviant (loish). Now, I feel it is my priveledge to return the favor to other deserving deviants. Since I have had my print account, a few folks have bought prints from me and I have decided to keep the money within the deviant community. SOOO as a gesture of fairness I will be holding a lottery for a 3-month subscription. I will hold these lotteries as funds become available (so obviously when prints sell, lotteries will be held).

:pointr: RULES for Lottery :pointl:

:bulletblue: Must not have a current subscription
:bulletblue: Preferably not have had a subscription in the past
(with the following exceptions: those that got a 1 week freebie from deviant/a subscription when purchasing a print account/a gift subscription from a fellow deviant)
This is not for purposes of discrimination but rather allowing those who haven't had the chance to enjoy the benefits of a subscription to do so!

:bulletblue: Must enter within the one week deadline
:bulletblue: To enter leave a comment in the journal featuring the current Lottery

Wellp that was all rule wise, I may ammend it in the future as I see fit :).

:pointr: Current Lottery Deadline :pointl:

September 8, 2005


ALSO from time to time I intend to randomly give out subscriptions to those artists I have noticed to be extroardinarily wonderful folks. There are maaaannnnyyy many people that have been generous to me with their words of encouragement and wonderfully eloquent and helpful comments. Not only have these people done such for me, but I notice them around the community going out of their way to leave a few nice words for other folks. To me these words are what makes the time spent on my work worthwhile and I owe my gratitude and inspiration to these people.

Thank you to each and every one of you! You have all made my time at deviant not only a positive experience but also an opportunity to make friends and grow as both an artist and person.

Also random...I have a fan club XD
:iconbalaafanclub:


I now have 7 prints available for sale.
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:star:Current Projects:star:


:bulletblue: Private Commission :iconmoonkelpie: : Prelim sketch finished/Payment received
:bulletblue: Wickedsairah: full body commission: preliminary stage
:bulletblue: JennyJen private realism commissions: finished
:bulletblue: :iconsilencio-forever: private commission: prelim finished
:bulletred: sketches to be donated to wolf auction for :iconwailingwolf: : prelim stage
:bulletred: patches prelim, needa write you
Waiting List:

:bulletred: Felix
:bulletred: Kahllynn at TLKFAA
:bulletred: :iconwailingwolf:
:bulletred: :iconkkitty23:
:bulletred: TUS(I still needa contact ya rough out details and such, sorry for the delay x.x)
:bulletred: :iconleopatra-lionfur: realism and icon
:bulletred: :iconcrazyyellowfox: iconnnnsss :D

**Those on my waiting list will be contacted AS soon as I have an open space. I truly dont like to keep folks waiting so I will do my best to get you off the waiting list ASAP. Please bear with me folks and thank you kindly for your patience and interest in my work :heart:!!!

Winning bids of Furbid Dutch Auction thus far
:bulletred: Sevlow: Payment received for 3 icons. Prelims to be revamped..sorry for delay

(these will be done in order of payment.)

**I try to take only a reasonable work load at a time so I can give each commission the individual time it deserves so as to assure each piece is both up to paar to my standards and the buyer's expectations.***

:star:Trades Still Owed:star:


:bulletblue: JC:iconj-c:

Im sure there are others but as long as its been I have forgotten and to all those wonderfully patient folks..my apologies and do update me yet again! I try my very VERY best to keep my word..

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