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December 4, 2013


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I've been sitting here, staring at this journal page for ten minutes, and I still can't think of a single interesting thing to say.  How prosaic is my life at this particular moment!  Eat, sleep, hassle the mainframes, make art, read books; lather, rinse, repeat.  We'll just call this a place-holder statement until something I have something more interesting to say.  ;p


:bulletgreen:Here is the ART TO COLOR folder.  

:bulletgreen:I have Commissioned Project and Print information posted here.


"Planning" means that I'm thinking about your project, but don't have anything on paper yet.  

"In Progress" means that I am actively working on your project.  I am drawing it, or inking it, or coloring it.  


Commissions:  Closed while I catch up.  Posted commission information.
Trades:  Closed while I catch up.   Waiting list open.
Requests:  Closed permanently.
Kiribans:  Next one at 200,000 pageviews.


The Dastardly Project List

:star: Kiribans/Contest Prizes
[None at this time.]

:star:  Commissions and Trades

:bulletred:  Commission: A Stone Dragon "rainbow" diptych, with dragons based on the Chinese zodiac, for Mom.  BIG.    Part 1 done; part 2 in progress.
:bulletred:  Cover art for the next Hive, Queen and Country book featuring the societies of Mars.  Planning.
:bulletred:  :iconsungryphon:  Commission:  A triptych featuring the Chinese Zodiac animals which match the members of her family.  Planning.
:bulletred:  Dragon tattoo design for Jesi P.  In progress.
:bulletred:  Cover and interior art for an educational game, "Tiger Territory" for Sean B.  Planning.

:iconlakandiwa:  Trade: Four-seasons dragons.  In progress, albeit slowly.

:star:Waiting List:


:slow:  :crazy:  Ye gods.  Rachael is crazy.  :crazy:  :slow:
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Movie soundtracks
  • Reading: Dark Tower series by Stephen King
  • Watching: Pacific Rim
  • Playing: With watercolors and colored pencils
  • Eating: Ham and bean soup with goldfish crackers
  • Drinking: Hot chai latte
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150'007 D'oh missed it by seven.
I wonder who got it :)
rachaelm5 Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SunGryphon got it this time.  :-)
ZeitgeistDragon Dec 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
rachaelm5 Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL - Cool icon.
ZeitgeistDragon Dec 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Tnx, it was made by :icongoldentigerdragon:  my OC--->
22 years and I'm still alive.

Must be doing something right.
rachaelm5 Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nearly 38 years for me, and they can't stop me!  :D
Droakir Dec 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
MVS - are you talking Multiple Virtual Storage, like the old IBM mainframe systems?

Quick side question - would it be possible to get on your art trade waiting list? I know it would end up being sometime in the indefinite future, but I'd love to do another art trade with you sometime. Especially now that I've got some formal education under my belt. :D
rachaelm5 Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Yes indeed, that would be the MVS we've been using for sixty years, though it has outgrown its short pants and is now... venerable.  And goes by the name of z/OS.  :D 


And also yes, I will add you to my trade list.  I'd love to do another one with you; I just need to make sure I allocate some time for this kind of work this year.

Droakir Dec 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The z/OS. That's the IBM 64-bit architecture mainframe, right? I've never worked with one personally. Most of the work I do is dealing with Linux clusters and supercomputers. But they're definitely a blast to work on. :D

Thanks for adding me to the trade list! Whenever you have time I think it'll be a blast! :D
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