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Edit:: 11.12.12 --Requests currently closed-- Sorry! I've got some big projects lined up for now!

Original Message:: Yo! I am open for requests! Here's the deal-- I've been doing small drawings every morning, and I'd love to draw someone else's requests for a change, lest I just keep drawing the same stuff over and over.

This is a limited time offer! I can't promise that I'll draw everything requested of me, but I should be able to get through at least a couple... How about.... I'll accept three requests for now! But you can request anything, and I may get to it later. :) Soon, I'll be opening up for commissions instead of requests!

The drawings will be no bigger than 3.5 x 5 inches, so I can't do anything too crazy detailed. ^_^ What have you got for me?
I have a question.... Do you show art that you make, that you know could be better?

I'm trying to do this daily drawing challenge... but I'm kind of torn about showing the results because I know they're not the best I can do. Where do you draw the line? At a certain number of hours having worked on it? A minimum amount of time spent, perhaps? There are so many factors.

I'm thinking of putting them all in my scraps. They should be safe there (away from too many eyes). Hah! What a weird way of putting it. I guess I just need to decide if I want people seeing them or not.

I think the point of this challenge, anyway, is to just DO it.  I know my friends won't judge me for hiding it.Or for sharing it. :rose:

This concludes my little meditation. If you have any thoughts, I'd love to hear 'em!

<Note: I'll be at Anime Fusion's artist alley this coming weekend! Yeah!>

Upcoming Stuff!

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 18, 2012, 12:16 AM
Hey! Just a heads up!

I will be appearing in artist alley in Anime Fusion next month, in Bloomington, Minnesota. ^_^

Also, I'll be at Fallcon-- the Twin Cities comic book convention. I'll have a new comic for sale there! Work work workin' on that now!

Aaaaand~~ After all that is done, I'm going to start accepting commissions! Woot woot! If you want a piece of art that's cute, sweet, and romance-y-- or dark and evil (the choice is yours)--- you'll have to hit me up!

:iconluvluvplz: :iconaerithskippingplz:'Til next time! Peace and luuuuv!

  • Listening to: Mario Galaxy soundtrack


Journal Entry: Wed Sep 5, 2012, 3:05 PM
Yaaay! Last weekend I shared a table in Metacon's artist alley with my friend, Dennis Lo! I sold some new bookmarks and prints and met other cool artists, including my alley neighbors, Jen Riehm and Leandra Cota. To everyone who stopped by, thank you so much! The very best part of artist alley was talking with everyone! Thank you also to all of my friends who have done this before-- you gave me very good advice on how to be prepared and how to not be nervous. I know to never be without snacks, plenty of change, and yummy coffee to keep me chipper!

First Time in Artist Alley!

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 2, 2012, 9:18 AM
I was so nervous, but I did it! I was at Animinneapolis yesterday, selling bookmarks of these pieces::
Princess Tutu by Moonie-Dreamer Sailor Moon by Moonie-Dreamer Big Flirt by Moonie-Dreamer
and 8.5x11 prints of these ones::
A Moment With You by Moonie-Dreamer Midnight Escape by Moonie-Dreamer Snow Angels by Moonie-Dreamer

I actually only sold one bookmark... but that's fine. Because I learned A LOT. Also, I was only there for a few hours. I can't wait for the next convention, Anime Fusion, at which I'll hopefully have my own table with lots of stuff! :la:

THANKS SO MUCH to my friends :iconcoldpressdesign: and :iconap0a: for letting me sit in at their table! :iconluvluvplz:

Art Time

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 7, 2012, 5:59 PM
Art time is a special time.

My favorite way of working is to sit down in the early evening and go through the night. Sometimes, until sunrise. Ahhh... Also, though, I have this funny habit... >< While creative problem-solving, it's as if my mouth needs to be chewing!! Most of the time that means my fingernails disappear, followed by a family-size bag of candy. But hey! I'm happy all the while! :)

What do you like most about your art time? Do you have any certain habits that arise while being creative?

  • Listening to: Video Game tunes
  • Eating: blueberries, angel food cake, big bag of Twizzlers
  • Drinking: Sweet tea

A Meditation on My Relationship to Competition

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 28, 2012, 1:36 PM
I love a good competition. As much as I love to make art and tell stories, I love competition in it's own right! Striving for a prize really brings out the best in me. And it's fun!

I've always been really competitive. Come to think of it, wanting all the A's and all the awards and recognition is the whole reason I excelled in high school, in all those subjects I didn't care about at all. High school was one big contest to me! Art school was different. I had to evaluate why I was doing what I was doing- and the reason was certainly not to be better than everyone. That endeavor would be laughable! I was surrounded by incredibly gifted people. They were also incredibly kind, and they made me see that I didn't need to strive to be the best at art. All I really need to strive for is to be the best at being me!

Competitions are the closest thing I can find to fill the void once occupied by school assignments. I'm proud that I'm detaching from the school frame of mind, though. It's a very tough thing to do; you've got to stay motivated solely by what's within you! Again, I return to the thought: I've got to strive to be the best ME that I can be! Does that mean I should compete against myself? Wait... how would that work?(Mind pretzel!) I'm sure I could figure it out!!

Thanks for tuning in!
As Serena Tsukino says, "I'm outie!"

  • Drinking: Coca-Cola

Lonely? Too quiet? Going nuts?

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 19, 2011, 9:20 PM
Say, what do you guys do when you're drawing and you get lonely? I used to be perfectly fine, alone in my head for hours on end as I drew from my inner whimsies. But now, you know, things get awfully quiet and.... DO YOU EVER TALK TO YOURSELF?? :D I don't. >>;;; No really. :giggle: I've thought about it, but who wants to have a one-sided conversation? That's not cool. Anyway, where I'm going with this is--- how do you deal with it?

Here are my approaches:

Music. The obvious one, right? Depending on my mood, I put together a playlist to keep the energy fresh, or I listen a select few songs on repeat, to keep a steady beat and steady stream of energy. The latter really gets me in the zone!

Livestream! I love to join in on a friend's stream! :)

Chat. I use facebook chat, mostly.

Podcasts! I like This American Life the best. I can only listen to something that captivating while doing a semi-mindless task, however-- like inking. Ah... now here's a sweet thought: to have the other parts of the process be more automatic also. :iconchuuplz:Now that's mastery!! But I'm sure there will always be steps that take more concentration than others. That's the process!

Derrrr.... Make cookies? No, that's distraction. I think I've run out of ideas. >.o

What about you?

  • Listening to: Frank Sinatra
  • Drinking: McDonald's Sweet Tea

It's Journal Time

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 15, 2011, 4:53 PM
Do you ever feel like purging everything you own?? Ok, not everything... But recently, when I get really frustrated with my artwork, my impulse it to sift through all my clothing and books and random stuff and pull out as much as I can currently bear to part with. Later, I bring it to goodwill in a bunch of bags. It actually helps me feel better. I do believe that in order to make room for vibrant new energies in your life, you must move out the old things.  It's just incredible sometimes, this urge! I just want to get rid of as much as I can!! More and more! It was about a year ago that the seeds of these ideas were planted in me. I met someone who moved to the US with nothing more than a few suitcases, after having got rid of everything else he owned... to start a new life. Isn't that romantic? It was also around that time that feng shui caught my attention-- and more interestingly, "space clearing". It's exactly what I was talking about earlier-- expelling old energies to make room for the new.

It's this dreary, cold weather that I just can't stand-- it's making me go nuts, just like last winter. But this time I'm going to do more than just sit back and take it. (Or rather, stare at the walls and cry about it. Seriously- Winter makes me feel like a plant stuffed in the closet.) I'm not sure WHAT I'm going to do. But getting rid of things is part of the plan. Oh, how I'd love to live somewhere warm all year-- where you could go for a walk or just sit outside any old time-- and where you could wake up to sunshine and green leafy plants every day. Now I'm just getting carried away in daydreams.

The goal for now is to "live in day tight compartments". Day by day, do all that I possibly can. Not being a hermit is part of the plan, too. And while writing a public journal entry is not an equivalent to spending quality time with friends, it's a step in the right direction, rather than just swallowing up all of my feelings!!

.....Now I feel like a great big complainer. No, not really. I actually just feel like making cookies and inviting everyone over to draw. :)

And yeah! Space clearing. You should try it. ^_~

Hi Everyone ^^

I've just organized my gallery into folders! Woo! These folders are subject to revisions, of course. I just hope they serve their purpose to make things easier to navigate, not more confusing! Organization is good. aah...

Thank you so much to my new watchers! :la: And also to albedosreqium for the 3 month premium membership! Now I get to try to figure out the neat new gadget-y things I can do! :la:

I'm trying to figure out how to use livestream, too. I think it's really fun watching other people work, and I think it would also be really sweet to have company while I work! I'll let you know if I ever get it up and running~ I'd love for you to join in! Who knows? You may even learn something. X3 Maybe. Like... well at least what kind of music I listen to!

Yaaay! I recently entered an awesomely fun summer sports contest at :iconwe-luv-final-fantasy:. I'm so happy and honored that my entry was liked well enough to earn first prize! Eeeee! :la: Thank-you-thank-you-thank-yooooou! Thanks to the management, voters, and the other contestants for a great competition! :aww:

I'm super duper giddy to try out the features of the premium membership, which I've never had before! XD Also-also-also- I'm receiving artwork prizes from some great and generous people! ^^ I'll be sure show 'em off on my journal so you can seee!:heart:

Ok.. my head is all floaty-like... like clouds and icecream floats... I'm so happy to be a part of the FF community here on DA. I am full of love. Here's to the future!!

Oh! And here's my entry, by the way-- :D

  • Eating: Chocolate sea salt icecream
Hi, my friends :)

When DA prompted me to choose my status as an artist- being: student, hobbyist, or professional, a piece of me was totally struck. Now I'm sad. I didn't go to art school so that I could have a happy HOBBY. I know many of my art school peers know exactly what I mean. It's just so hard to find a job in the arts... especially when you somehow manage to graduate without learning half of what you had hoped to- which is probably the case with everyone, really. I don't know. Art school teaches you things, but it doesn't teach you everything. I'm just down today... This is the rollercoaster of life.

If you cared to read this, thanks for listening. Sometimes, I'm strangely encouraged when I read someone's journal who is feeling down. It's not schadenfreude, I swear! XD It's just good to realize that we all feel this way sometimes. We're all together. Like the It's a Small World song-- "it's  a world of love and a world of fears, it's a world of laugher, a world of tears, there's so much that we share that it's time we're aware it's a small world after all!" ^^ It's totally appropriate, right? I'll say it proudly- I love that song!

Last but never least, thank you for your support. :heart: It is so special to me. :') I know we'll ALL make it to our dreams, with patience. And commitment. And passion!!

  • Listening to: Utada Hikaru
  • Drinking: A&amp;W Root Beer

So happy! Because I've really been pumping out artwork this week! At least at lot moreso than usual. ^^

I've also learned how to use plzicons, like below. X) And I've been researching other cool DA things like how to make a journal skin (sadly only available to premium members) and how to make animated avatars (SO cool!!!). Yay for fun with DA!

Thanks so much to my new watchers! And for all of the lovely comments! I'm going to try to respond to everyone individually, too, because it's only riiiiight! Right?? :la: Aaaaaaah!

Time to draw!!! (Is this me having too much energy or just not enough focus?) :D Things to expect soon:: some original character art! But don't worry-- I can't go long at all without drifting back into daydreams of fandom, so more Final Fantasy is sure to be on it's way, too!


Hi Guys!

I never write journals... so I'm writing a journal.

I was blown away with how many people favorited "A Moment With You". Just blown away! I didn't even know what to do, or how to go about thanking everyone! I started individually thanking, and my mind melted after maybe 10 of the 70 or so... x.x  I thought about asking-- how does one go about such a task? Is it reasonable to individually thank that many people? I felt bad for not doing so. Then I figured, I suppose I could use my journal to thank people, but most of those people will probably never stop by my profile! ^^; C'est la vie. So, just in case any one of those people IS watching--- thank yoooooou!! I was so so very happy that week!

It's inspiring... the whole idea of fans sharing their love through artwork. Fanart feels good to make. I'll definitely be making more. Someday, not too far away, I hope to have enough to warrant getting a table in an artists' ally. :heart:
Ok, so the cute little birdies haven't quite made it home yet.. But-! It feels like Spring to me, anyway! An extra hour of daylight is just what the doctor ordered for this summer soul! Add to that the 40 degree weather on it's way and my heart is soaring. Ah…. Spring. I can see it now. :heart:
  • Eating: Cashews and Almonds
  • Drinking: Vanilla Almond Milk
I don't care for yo-yos, actually... but I'm in a good mood, so I'll pretend like I do.

Hello world!

  • Listening to: 50's pop
  • Reading: Akira
  • Drinking: Chai tea