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Journal Entry: Fri May 20, 2011, 6:36 AM


Hi everyone,
I'm so sorry I haven't been around lately. Life's been... well... not so good.

It's been almost 2 years since I lost my job, and finding one is not an easy task. I've had quite a few interviews, but none of them have resulted in me getting work.

Meanwhile, my dad's gotten a new job, which means we have to move over to the other side of the country, leaving behind everyone we know. It seriously sucks...but at least mum & dad know some people over there. I've been looking for a place to stay here so I don't have to move... I mean, I'm 25, I don't have to live with my parents, right? WRONG! Because I have no job, I haven't got money to rent anywhere... plus I can't stay with family here - I've asked, and I was so close to staying with my grandparents, but it unfortunately changed. So I have no choice but to go with my parents. So...I'm more depressed than normal, as you may already sense.

I haven't had a chance to sit down and do some OC stuff... I miss my OCs... and I miss my dA friends. I'm hoping once life settles down a bit, I can come back and continue where I left off... I'm going to do my best to tell everything in my life to leave me alone long enough for me to come up with a new piece. We'll see...

Anyway, enough of my rambling.... how are you all? :)

Talk soon.
--Liv--

  • Listening to: a cricket outside my window

Wow...Wow...WOW!!!

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 23, 2010, 7:06 PM


Just a word of warning: This may be a bit soppy... :)

About 10 minutes ago, my mum came in, saying there was a package for me from dA. I hadn't ordered anything, nor had I won any competition off the site, so I was a tad confused.

On opening the styrofoam packaging, I find this --> fav.me/d2d882y  ie. a Trenchmaker Tumble mug!!! It was on my wishlist...and someone bought it for me!!!

They stayed anonymous, so I don't know who bought it for me... but I just want to say a big THANK YOU to whoever you are out there in dA. You are so generous!! Wow...honestly..I don't know what to say, other than a huge thanks to this awesome person!! :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

Expect a 'thank you' image of some sort to be in my gallery soon! :) [And I'll put it in this journal too...]

Wow!! :)

Before I go...
Merry Christmas to everyone! :) I hope you all have a happy and safe festive season!
:xmas: :rudolph: :xmas: :rudolph: :xmas: :rudolph: :xmas: :rudolph: :xmas: :rudolph: :xmas: :rudolph: :xmas:

  • Listening to: (dad turned the radio off, so...nothing)

Secret Santa wishlist :)

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 10, 2010, 1:19 AM


So, I signed up for The-Ninja-Moose's Secret Santa the-ninja-moose.deviantart.com… :)

And as part of the 'rules' (not really rules, but we'll stick with that word, shall we?), I have been asked to post a wishlist of what I'd like to see created for me! :)

So...let's see...in no particular order:

1. My OC Mia celebrating Christmas with her two childhood friends, Sam & Dean Winchester (yes, from Supernatural - long story, which I will expand on eventually).
2. OCs Ea & Kiandra (the twins) walking the halls at school.
3. A more realistic version of my OC Lissy
4. One of my OCs interacting with one of your OCs
5. Honestly, anything with one of my OCs in it would be awesome and much appreciated! Doesn't have to be any of the above - they're just the first things that came to mind :)

Anyway, that's all I can think of - but the first four, as I mentioned, are only the first things I thought of! They're not necessarily the only things you could do! :P

Thanks!

  • Listening to: Rebel Yell - Billy Idol

Christmas Wishlist - year 2

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 2, 2010, 4:49 AM


It's the second year I've participated in :iconnayruasukei:'s Holiday Wish List. Last year, I met some awesome people, a few of which I now consider friends! :)

So, onto the lowdown on this project, which I've just copied & pasted from --> nayruasukei.deviantart.com/jou…

THE BASICS: write a Christmas/Holiday wish list. It can be any 10 wishes you'd like to have granted, no matter what they are. Possible or seemingly impossible. People look and grant the wishes if they can. It's not about "OMFG PRESENTS", it's about making someone else's holiday a little brighter by giving. Personally, I get more out of giving than receiving sometimes. It's just a good feeling to give.

STEP ONE

** Make a post in your journal. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fun ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

** If you wish for real possible things, make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you. In this case, you can always just note someone on dA.

** Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your journal, so that others can join in and participate to spread the holiday joy!


STEP TWO

** Surf around your friend list to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

** If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

** You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.


So...what do I want this Christmas? Hmmm...good question...

1. A job!!! Seriously, this is my number one wish this year - I just want 2 or 3 days of work! Depending on what happens in the next few weeks, I may or may not start part-time study from home, in which case, 2 days would be fine. But I'm hoping eventually I can just not have to do the whole job-hunting thing anymore, and just work for myself! :)

2. Fan art of one (or more, but I don't wanna be greedy :P ) of my OCS, all of which can be found --> livwell2.deviantart.com/galler…

3. Something from my dA wishlist livwell2.deviantart.com/wishli… , my Etsy wishlist www.etsy.com/people/livwell2/f… or any kind of cute plushie with personality! :)

4. Necklaces - silver and/or music-related would be cool, but I'm not fussy - I love wearing crosses, stars, music notes, smiley faces, gemstones, cute stuff...if you think I'd like it, you're probably right! :)

5. I would love to go to a Supernatural convention. There's one happening here in Sydney in 2012, but it's so ridiculously expensive! Being able to have fun with fellow SPN-fans, and maybe getting to meet Jared, Jensen, Misha, Kripke... If I could pick any SPN con, it'd be the Creative Ent's Salute to Supernatural that happens in October. That one looks pretty awesome! (And if I could do a duet with Jensen, it'd be the icing on the cake!) :P

6. I would love to go overseas...the US, UK, Europe are all beckoning me!!! :) I have so many people I'd love to either meet in person for the first time, or see again (most of my college friends)... but especially, I'd love to finally meet my closest friend in person, after being internet friends for ever!

7. I'd love to meet new people, both in the real world and here on dA! Last year, I met some great people...I said this above, didn't I? Well, I'll say it again - some awesome friends were made last year simply by going through wishlists and messaging people! :)

8. To figure out what I really want to do with my life! :P Seems simple enough, right? (NOT!)

9. Failing wish #8, becoming a rock star or an awesome actor! :D I could totally star in the next Joss Whedon show that'd get cancelled after the first season coz people wouldn't understand the brilliance of the Whedon-verse!

10. Same final wish as last year - For the kids in the Widhya Asih Orphanages in Bali to have a blessed Christmas...man, I hope they get spoilt, get great clothes, school supplies, toys & food! (For more info, go to --> webpastor.com/orphans.htm )

For more info on any of my 'wishes' or to grant one of 'em...please send me a note here on dA.

I think that's about it for now. Other than...if you want to read other dA folks' wishlists, go to --> nayruasukei.deviantart.com/jou…

  • Listening to: Lightning Crashes - Live

Features and a tag...

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 2, 2010, 4:32 AM


Hello everybody!

A couple of things to share with everyone today (well, it's tonight here in Oz...)...

Recently, :iconerikakochanski: held The Gift IV competition. Unfortunately, I didn't have a chance to enter...BUT there were some emeraldsugar.deviantart.com/fa… (pretty awesome entries), and there were 4 winners, who each get a feature from me!!

First place goes to :iconjoediamondd:, with :thumb177889671:  Such a great piece - I wish I could do stuff like that!!
Some other awesome work from JoeDiamondD's gallery...
Help Life find the way by JoeDiamondD :thumb172934463:   Halloween Story by JoeDiamondD

Second place goes to :iconaehireiel: with warrior princess 2 by Aehireiel  This is very emotive. I love the now-glowing body paint.
Some other awesome work from Aehireiel's gallery...
Schloss Belvedere in Vienna by Aehireiel   searching for the Stars by Aehireiel   little ballerinas by Aehireiel

There was a tie for third place - there's :iconvioletris: with   Fantastic digital painting...I'm jealous of people that can do this!! :P
Some other awesome work from Violetris's gallery...
     N i g h t i n g a l e by Violetris

And the other third place winner is :icondianar87: with Nobody But Me by dianar87  Look at those eyes!! Wow...and when you look at the before and after comparison...double wow!
Some other awesome work from dianar87's gallery...
Sleeping Beauty by dianar87   Aurora Borealis by dianar87   Castle Of My Dreams by dianar87

Congratulations to all the winners, and well done to all the entrants - fantastic work, everyone!!
And thanks to erikakochanski for hosting this awesome contest - I promise I'll participate in the next one!! :)

Ok, onto a tag/meme/whatever... :)

Tagged by :iconbrushfiredaisies: & :icondreaminglagoon:

Comment and I will try to:

1. Tell you something I'll learn about you by looking at your dA page.
2. Tell you which color you remind me of.
3. Tell you my first memory of you.
4. Tell you what cartoon character you remind me of.
5. Ask you something I've always wondered about you, and your answer has to be as vague as possible to keep the suspense.
6. Tell you my favorite thing about your OC.
7. Give you a weird nickname.
8. Tell you what's on my shirt right now.
9. Challenge you to post this on your journal.

Now it's time for me to go to bed...and wake up bright & early to do some writing followed by a trip to the shops for some window shopping...well, not really, I have an appointment...but I'm sure I'll do a little bit of window shopping at some stage :)

I've got heaps of messages & stuff to go through...I'm sorry if I haven't replied to you - I'll do it as soon as I can!! :)

  • Listening to: my head pounding...it's really loud...

Been MIA...sorry :(

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 24, 2010, 9:23 PM


Hi everyone,
Sorry for not being around lately. Life has gotten in the way of the fun & games here at dA! I've been busy job-hunting, and also have had quite a lot of days where I've been so depressed, I haven't wanted to do anything except sleep.

Also, this weekend was pretty huge for me. I was stage manager at a conference we hosted at our church... and man, am I tired! :P It was a good experience - but will I do it again next year? Not sure... I think I might stick to singing (I was in the band last year...so maybe I'll go back to that for the next conference.)

Anyway, that's about it for now.

I'll (hopefully) be back soon, full of energy, and ready for more shenanigans here on deviantArt! :)

Talk to you all very soon! :)

--Liv--

Kiriban Caught!! And Two Features...

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 5, 2010, 9:13 PM


Congrats to :iconawkwardly-social: for catching my kiriban!! :)

While I'm waiting to hear back from her about her prize, she gets a feature. So without any further ado, some of my favourite artworks of Awkwardly-Social's...

:thumb171108738: 20- snap my fingers by Awkwardly-Social :thumb172927920: Hatter Rewondered by Awkwardly-Social supernatural - disney by Awkwardly-Social

The second feature goes to :icondreaminglagoon: for winning ThePurpleMagician's Art In Music contest. The winning artwork was Bring me to life finished by dreaminglagoon which is fantastic!!

So, a couple of my favourites from dreaminglagoon's gallery ...

Rococo challenge finished by dreaminglagoon Evey's introduction   The rain was falling down. I could hear it, even with my eyes closed. He was coming toward me…only he didn’t know. I was hidden in the darkest corner of the alley. No one could see me, because I didn’t want them to. My hand holding the gun was shaking with impatience. That always killed me…get the irony? This time at night was so quiet, so calm and peaceful. Perfect to kill.
   I opened my eyes and checked that the street was empty…only him and me. Poor guy.
   Suddenly I felt angry and without thinking I went out of my hiding place with the gun in my hand. He looked at me horrified. I could feel my eyes burning and my mouth dry. I pointed at him with my gun. Even if I was far away I never failed a shot…not one, never. He started running away then he tripped…how cliché. I shot the gun, the bullet hit him right in the nape of the neck. Dead. Score.
   I felt someone staring at me from
Green eyes by dreaminglagoon Glee meme by dreaminglagoon (I had to throw this one in there....love the fertilizer being dropped on the cheer-io's head!)

DA Stamp - Art Trades 001 by tppgraphics

What I'm working on:
:iconpaintedmaru: - scarf & hat [scarf done - hat halfway]

  • Listening to: Money - Pink Floyd

New Kiriban... some tags...art trades open!

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 21, 2010, 2:25 AM


{updated}

Unfortunately, nobody got my kiriban...so the NEW magic number is 2,323 - if you catch it, you'll receive both a journal feature AND either a 3D rendering of an OC/yourself OR a photomanipulation of your subject of choice (provided it's not gorey, racist, sexist, pornographic, violent and all that bad stuff).

Now...I was unofficially tagged a couple of times - meaning I wasn't actually tagged by anyone in particular. I got a couple of 'anyone who reads this' tags :P And someone said they "unofficially" tag me, so I can do it.

So...

Firstly, :iconmuse09: unofficially tagged me to do this...
Basic Rules:
-list all of your fav dA artists in ur next journal with links to their profiles
-give a short reason (could even be one word) to why you love them
-tag each of the people you list!

:iconqueen-uriel: - I love Carolina's art! She's so versatile - animals, people (both realistic and in cartoon form), and her fairies are so cute!!!

:iconawkwardly-social: - Whether it's Doctor Who, Supernatural, Twilight, Harry Potter or her original stuff, Rachel's art is made of awesome sauce!! And I had the privilege of having lunch with her at Supanova, and she is really cool! :)

:iconmuse09: - Yes, I'm aware she was the one who tagged me...but Ashley's art is cute! I love her style...and her OC Devrie is awesome. I really enjoyed making her 3D! :) She's changed a little though...shall I do an updated version? :P

:iconbrushfiredaisies: - I fell in love with her OC Milo on her old account Jinnello-Beans ...but all her art is fantastic! Definitely worth checking out! :)

:iconpaintedmaru: - sorta dark at times, but very cool! She draws, paints, crochets, and some really unique stuff like painting human canvases ... and the coolest AAAHH Real Monsters cake and David Bowie Jareth chocolate artwork!!!

:iconspastic-fantastic: - A fellow Zeppelin fan (actually, she's a much bigger fan than I am - especially of Jimmy Page!) She makes some awesome plushies and paints some pretty rockin' guitar picks! And her other art's great as well!!

:iconthezombievirus: - cute chibis!!!! Oh...her non-chibi art is awesome as well! Check out her fav.me/d2r7e1p (Charlie Chaplin without makeup)...yes, I realise it's upside-down!

I could keep going...maybe I'll do a part two sometime...but I've got one more tag to do...

:iconbrushfiredaisies: & :iconmuse09: both had this in one of their journals:

Rules
1. Post 9 facts about your character.
2. Tag 6 other characters.
3. Post their names with the creators avatars.

Ok, so I'm choosing my beloved OC Mia Mia - 'Ground Crew' poster by livwell2

1. She has a photographic memory
2. She's the lead singer of a band called "Ground Crew"
3. Mia hadn't heard any rock music until she was 13 years old - her father sheltered her from 'all things evil', as he said.
4. Had her first beer & first kiss on her 16th birthday.
5. Was home-schooled by her step-mother until she died, then was self-taught.
6. Absolutely HATES mac & cheese. With a passion!
7. Mia can't swim.
8. Only ever had 2 childhood friends - and she only saw them twice for an extended period of time (once when she was 13 for 1 month, the other when she was 16 for 6 weeks).
9. Is hoping her band will record a demo soon...when they have money, of course.

I'm not going to tag anyone for either of these taggy things... if you want to do them, go ahead. If not, doesn't bother me! :P

DA Stamp - Art Trades 001 by tppgraphics

What I'm working on:
:iconpaintedmaru: - scarf & hat [sorry it's taking so long!]
:iconthepurplemagician: - October in 3D

  • Listening to: Funhouse - Pink

Kiriban, contest placing and special feature!! :)

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 2, 2010, 8:09 PM


KIRIBAN!!!! Yep...catch my Kiriban at 2,222, and you'll receive both a journal feature AND either a 3D rendering of an OC/yourself OR a photomanipulation of your subject of choice (provided it's not gorey, racist, sexist, pornographic, violent and all that bad stuff.

Recently, :iconqueen-uriel: held a fanart contest, where people had to use one of her artworks as inspiration for a new piece of your own. It was a lot of fun, and there were a lot of great entries! I was honoured to be given 2nd place for my piece livwell2.deviantart.com/art/Ro… (Rockin' Fairy)!

I'd like to congratulate :iconhurricane-jeanne: for winning 1st place, and :iconalohalanilove: on 3rd place. And to everyone else who entered the contest, you all did such a great job at interpreting one of Carolina's artworks! :) You can see all the entries at the queen-uriel.deviantart.com/fav… (fanart folder).

Part of my prize for coming 2nd was a 6 month premium membership to dA from :iconsweetheart1:! But because of various reasons - mainly because dA doesn't do 6 month subs anymore - she generously gave me a 12 month sub instead! A full year!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Raqual. Because of her generosity, I would love to give my fellow Australian a special feature! :) Here are some of my favourites from her gallery:

:thumb159742723:   Gumnut Flowers by SweetHeart1   Jacaranda in Bloom by SweetHeart1   :thumb149877335:

So, again - thank you so much, Raqual! I really appreciate your generosity! :)

Umm...what else? Oh yeah... art trades... anyone interested? I can do my 3D stuff - mainly girls...check out my gallery to see what I've done so far for the kind of thing that I do (did that even make sense?)... I'm up for trading art! That'd be awesome...

So...yeah, I can do your OC in 3D, and you can draw/sketch/paint one of my OCs...sound ok to you? :)

DA Stamp - Art Trades 001 by tppgraphics

What I'm working on:
:iconpaintedmaru: - scarf & hat [sorry it's taking so long!]

  • Listening to: Can't Stand Losing You - The Police
  • Watching: my cat sleeping on the chair next to me

This year's going so fast....

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 25, 2010, 7:30 PM


My goodness!! 2010 is moving quickly, isn't it? We're over halfway through...scary!

If you haven't seen the photo in my gallery, I got a new kitten! Her name is Bella -- and NO, she is NOT named after the character in the series of books/movies whose name I will not say...

She has grown soooo much since we got her. When she first arrived, she was a tiny, 8 week old baby...now, she's more than doubled in size, and is eating like a pig!!! :D Bella has a few favourite toys, including a ping pong ball (currently MIA), a couple of clothes pegs, a plush McD's pig, a cardboard box, 2 mice toys (one with a bell, one that squeaks) and a pink bouncy ball with a bell in it. But her real favourites are the pegs & ping pong balls :P

What else? ... It's been almost 8 years since my brain tumour was taken out... that's gone quick! Gee...

I've got a lot of stuff happening at the moment - a new blog for my perfume stuff, called www.noseattheready.com (Nose At The Ready). Plus my digiscrapping stuff at livluvsscraps.blogspot.com (Liv Luvs Scraps), which I seriously need to work on! :P

Umm...what else? Oh yeah... art trades... anyone interested? I can do my 3D stuff - mainly girls...check out my gallery to see what I've done so far for the kind of thing that I do (did that even make sense?)... I'm up for trading art! That'd be awesome...

So...yeah, I can do your OC in 3D, and you can draw/sketch/paint one of my OCs...sound ok to you? :)

DA Stamp - Art Trades 001 by tppgraphics

What I'm working on:
:iconpaintedmaru: - scarf & hat [sorry it's taking so long!]

  • Listening to: What You Need - INXS (live)
  • Watching: my cat hiding from my dad

Journal skin test...

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 25, 2010, 6:59 PM


...

Well, I guess it works! :)



  • Listening to: the radio
  • Watching: my computer screen
Hello all...
I just got a reminder from dA that one year ago today, I joined up & started pretending to be some sort of artist by submitting photomanips! :P

Since then I have dabbled in random photography, started doing 3D stuff in Daz Studio and entered a couple of OCTs...who'd have thought I'd still be here a year later, actually enjoying myself amongst all these REAL artists out there?!?!?

A HUGE thank you to the friends I've made here at deviantArt, and to the people I've stalked...I mean... watched! Yeah...that's it! :) :)

ANYWAY...thank you thank you thank you to you all! :)

Here's to another year here at dA! :)

(Any presents? Just kidding...unless there's someone that actually wants to give/make me a gift, I wouldn't say no! :P)
  • Listening to: Thunderstruck - AC/DC
  • Watching: my computer screen
Having had both :iconpaintedmaru: & :iconcrystal-rex: do this, and with me leaving a comment and them commenting back with the essential stuff, I thought I should probably do this...so...

Leave me a comment and when you comment:

1. I'll respond with something random about you.

2. I'll tell you which color you remind me of.

3. I'll tell you my first memory of you.

4. I'll tell you what animal you remind me of.

5. I'll ask you something I've always wondered about you.

6. I'll tell you my favorite thing about you.

7. I'll tell you my least favorite thing about you.

8. I'll challenge you to post this on your journal! (You don't have to...it just says you do!)

For now...it's over to you! :)
  • Listening to: Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 (Live)
  • Watching: my computer screen
My 17 year old cat, Carina (livwell2.deviantart.com/art/Me…) had to be put down this morning.

Poor girl was having some problems - we're not sure exactly what, but the vets said there were a few things that she was struggling with...possible kidney failure, her legs were partially paralysed, she had lost heaps of weight (not that we could tell too much, coz of her fur!)...but, yeah she wasn't doing too well. Even this morning, before she went to the vet, she wanted to play with me so badly, but she just couldn't get up and walk...I think she knew something wasn't right.

I will miss her heaps...I've had her since she was about 3 months old. She was such a good girl...most of the time! Carina always made me laugh...whether it be by talking to me, or dancing with me to Billy Idol...

Man...I need some cheering up bad...

Anyway...that's about it from me.
  • Listening to: Science Fiction - The Divinyls
  • Watching: my computer screen
Ok...so... I was tagged by :iconnicky011sc: & :icondizqard: - so, let's get on with business, shall we? :)

The all-important rules:
1. Post these rules.
2. Each tagged person must post 10 things about themselves on their journal.
3. At the end, you have to choose and tag 10 people and post their icons on the same journal.
4. Go to their pages and send a message saying you tagged them.
5. No tag-backs.

ok...my ten:

1) When people look at me, they assume that I'm a nerdy person who loves classical music... well, I USED to be a nerd...but I am not a big fan of classical music. I can take bits at a time, and there are some pieces that are absolutely amazing. But...I'm a ROCK CHICK! I just don't look like one! :P

2) I love teddy bears and other stuffed toys & plushies -- but only ones with personality! :P

3) I am a Christian - and I'm not ashamed to say so!

4) I reeaaaaalllly want to go to the US! There are so many places I wanna visit in America - yes, the obvious ones are there...NYC, LA, Vegas... but I wanna visit friends in Texas, Pennsylvania, other parts of California & New York State...and possibly go to Nashville - not for country music stuff, and Ohio for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame museum!

5) I'm part Italian...but I can't stand olives, eggplants, broccoli, anchovies & seafood, truffles...I know, how un-Italian am I?!?

6) I'm really into 60s, 70s & 80s music...at the moment, I have 101 60s & 70s songs and 129 80s songs on my iPod (not including full albums from Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Beatles, Small Faces, Eagles, INXS, Duran Duran, Bon Jovi, Cold Chisel...I could go on, but you get the idea)...as opposed to 70 in the 90s & New Stuff category (again, not including full albums from Michael Buble, Powderfinger, The Script, The Living End..and others)...

7) I'm not a super crafty person, but I've just started making jewellery (aka putting store-bought beads and charms onto chains & stuff, and making the occasional jump-ring out of wire)...but hey, it's a start, right?

8) I am the co-editor and one of the writers for an online fragrance magazine called Perfume Critic, which can be found --> www.perfumecritic.com/

9) I'm a very shy person...unless you put a microphone in my hand and have a band behind me...or give me a script, and I'll perform it :)  I love singing & drama...I've been performing since I was little, so I rarely get stage fright! LOL

10) Making friends is NOT my forte... I try my best to talk to people, but a lot of them look at me like I'm a weirdo! :( Oh well, I do the best I can...I can't FORCE anyone to be my friend....well, I could try but I doubt it'd work! LOL

Ok...now I have to tag 10 people, don't I? Hmmm...well, I think most of my dA friends have already been tagged, so I'll tag anyone who's reading this who hasn't done it yet!! </i></u>

Thanks everyone! :) Hope you're all having a good week so far :)

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I was fortunate enough to be given a gift by :iconqueen-uriel: - a customised fairy created by her...wow! I love it!! Thanks so much, Carol! If you wanna see it, the link is --> queen-uriel.deviantart.com/art…

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Are you a 'Supernatural' fan? -- CWSupernatural is the place for you!!  I just joined, it looks like a fun group! You can check it out ---> cwsupernatural.deviantart.com/

Also, check out this new group, Supernatural Fanbase --> supernaturalfanbase.deviantart…
  • Listening to: Here Comes The Rain Again - Eurythmics (the radio)
  • Watching: my computer screen
EDIT: Congrats to :icon164-exist: for catching the 1,111st pageview!! :) </i>

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Well...I passed the 1,000 pageviews mark, and I didn't even realise it!!! Oops...

So, to celebrate, I'm going to join the kiriban bandwagon...

Catch my 1,111st page view, take a screen shot, post it on dA (you can put it in your scraps, I guess) and send me a link... and if nobody gets the exact number, the person who gets a screenshot of the next number closest to 1,111...so it can be 1,112, 1,113 etc...

You will get either a 3D rendering of your/one of your OCs (female human please), or (if you don't have an OC) I can dedicate a photomanipulation to you -- and you can pick the theme for the manip...as long as it's not gruesome, gory, racist, sexist, crude, rude, disgusting, anti-Christian....then you're all good!! LOL

Thanks, everyone!!! :)

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  • Listening to: Don't Let Me Down - Eskimo Joe
  • Watching: my computer screen
Found this on one of :iconspastic-fantastic:'s journals...thought it'd be cool to try...

The Rules:
Step 1: Put your music player on shuffle.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 30 songs that play. {Skip instrumental songs, and songs that reveal their title in the first line}
Step 3: Strike through the songs when someone guesses the name correctly or pull them off your list.
Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING! (Also it's not fun at all)
Step 5: If you like the game, post your own.

If you know one, leave a comment and if you get it right, you get your icon next to the answer!! HOORAY!!! (Sorry, no real prizes up for grabs...)

Ok...here goes:

1. Oh, I'm like a beggar with no luck

2. Colour me your colour baby/ Colour me your car

3. I can't believe the news today

4. You've gone too far this time/But I'm dancing on the Valentine

5. Come Here baby /You know you drive me up a wall the way you make good on all the nasty tricks you pull

6. I'm still alive but I'm barely breathing ... Breakeven - The Script :iconspastic-fantastic:

7. Hey hey mama said the way you move ... Black Dog - Led Zeppelin :iconspastic-fantastic:

8. In the dark of night, those small hours

9. Look around me/ I can see my life before me

10. Live baby live/ Now that the day is over

11. I know a girl/ She puts the color inside of my world

12. On the floors of Tokyo/ A-down in London town's a go go

13. She's freaky and she knows it/ She's freaky but I like it

14. This thing called love/ I just can't handle it

15. Why are you in so much hurry/ Is it really worth the worry?

16. Bet you think that I don't love you baby

17. I don't want my freedom/ There's no reason for living

18. Left me here on a rainy day/ Somehow I knew this would come

19. Hey hey honey when I'm without you/ I get a chill up & down my spine

20. Don't you know what you're doin'?/ You got a death wish

21. In the beginning/ Back in 1955

22. If I could make a wish/ I think I'd pass

23. Campbell Lane/ Through the window, curtain rain

24. 25 years and my life is still/ Trying to get up that great big hill of hope

25. I never thought I'd miss you half as much as I do

25. Once upon a time....not so long ago...

26. I wanna run, I want to hide

27. Over bridge of sighs/ To rest my eyes in shades of green

28. I never thought I'd change my opinion again

29. There's nothing you can do that can't be done ... All You Need Is Love - The Beatles :iconspastic-fantastic:

30. Light globes wash up/ All along the beach


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  • Listening to: Down Down - Status Quo (it's on the radio...)
  • Watching: my computer screen
I saw this in :iconawkwardly-social:'s latest journal entry, and I thought I'd give it a go! :)

[This is originally from --> news.deviantart.com/article/10… <-- the brainchild of :iconnayruasukei:]...

THE BASICS: write a Christmas/Holiday wish list. It can be any 10 wishes you'd like to have granted, no matter what they are. Possible or seemingly impossible. People look and grant the wishes if they can. It's not about "OMFG PRESENTS", it's about making someone else's holiday a little brighter by giving. Personally, I get more out of giving than receiving sometimes. It's just a good feeling to give.

STEP ONE

** Make a post in your journal. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fun ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

** If you wish for real possible things, make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you. In this case, you can always just note someone on dA for the sake of privacy.

** Make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your journal, so that others can join in and participate to spread the holiday joy!


STEP TWO

** Surf this forum ( nayruasukei.deviantart.com/jou… ) and browse the lists. Here's the important part:

** If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

** You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.


Ok...so, here goes...

Starting with the easier stuff :P </i>

1. For more people to visit the online fragrance magazine that I am co-editor of, PerfumeCritic.com  --> www.perfumecritic.com/

2. (Something I'm seeing on a lot of wishlists...) Art of my main OC - her name is Mia, she's only new, so I haven't really introduced too much of her to dA...but I will give info about her out to people who'd like to know the particulars. EDIT: Here is the reference sheet for Mia --> livwell2.deviantart.com/art/OC… :)

3. More friends...both in real life & on dA. Real life-wise, I've had a hard year, and I've felt a little (ok, a LOT) insecure about myself...don't really wanna go into detail, but, I'm doin' my best to keep my head above water.

dA-wise, I would LOVE to have more watchers/friends/people adding my work to their favourites. I know I haven't got a lot of stuff in my gallery, but I'm slowly learning what I can & can't do, art-wise.

Ok, getting a bit harder now...</i>

4. Something from my dA wishlist (livwell2.deviantart.com/wishli…) OR something from Mizzdraconia (www.etsy.com/shop/Mizzdraconia) OR a fella plushie (deviantwear.deviantart.com/art…) OR a Pirate Bunny plushie (queenofdorks.deviantart.com/ar…) OR a Precious Miseries' StiTcheS plushie (preciousmiseries.com/store/sti…) OR any kind of cute plushie/stuffed animal (I collect 'em! But only the ones with personality! LOL)

5. Necklaces - particularly silver and/or music-related, and especially if they're rock music-related...to give you an idea of some styles I like:  www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?… , www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?… , www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?… , www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?… , www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?… , www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?… they're just a couple of ideas of styles :P

Harder than the last couple...</i>

6. A 3-4 day per week job! Heck...I'll even take a 1 or 2 day a week job! I just need a part-time job!!!!! :P

Now for the extremely hard and/or practically impossible ones</i>:

7. To eventually get to the US to finally meet my best friend for the first time in person...or, if he doesn't wanna meet in the US, somewhere we both wanna go, like Rome, Milan, Tokyo...

8. A date with Jared Padalecki...a girl can dream, right?!? Ok, I'll settle for getting to meet him & Jensen...but that's it! LOL

9. To sing up front of Queen or INXS...even if it's just for one song!! :)

And now for something that is possible, but only with help from very generous people...</i>

10. For the kids in the Widhya Asih Orphanages in Bali to have a blessed Christmas...man, I hope they get spoilt, get great clothes, school supplies, toys & food! (For more info, go to --> webpastor.com/orphans.htm)

For more info on any of my 'wishes' or to grant one of 'em...please send me a note here on dA or at gloomy_liv AT yahoo DOT com DOT au

I think that's about it :)

Til next time...

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  • Listening to: Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel
  • Reading: nothing at the moment
  • Watching: my computer screen
I've been a member for 3 months, and have been entering contests to get my creativity moving...and I can't believe that I won a prize in the latest contest I entered - held by :iconqueen-uriel: & :iconmixandmatch-stock:

Thank you so much, Carol & Flavia! I'm glad you like the piece, and I hope Luiza likes it as well! :)

If you wanna see my photo-manip... the link is --> livwell2.deviantart.com/art/Fi…

Well, that's about it from me...I'm still looking for a job...fingers crossed I get one soon! :)

Til next time...



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  • Listening to: Foreign Land - Eskimo Joe
  • Reading: nothing at the moment
  • Watching: my computer screen
I am not having the best day today - I've come down with a cold...feeling horrible...

And then I find out that I have lost my job...and my boss wasn't even going to tell me!! My friend, who is one of the managers of the store I work ('worked') in thought she was telling me what I already knew...except I didn't know! And she couldn't believe the boss didn't tell me... I would've ended up going to work, and finding someone else there already!!

Anyway...I'm not happy, as you can probably sense.

Well...I think that's about it from me for now.

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  • Listening to: It's A Hard Life - Queen
  • Reading: Twilight...only read a couple of chapters :)
  • Watching: my computer screen