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Letterwork by Faerlyte
Letterwork
Just something I did for Barnes and Noble, where I work. My last day is Monday and I was asked to do a sign for them. The photo is crappy and doesn't look remotely professional, but that's pretty normal for my gallery sooo >_>...there it is. I enjoy doing letter work. I used a variety of pens for this. The glare on the right side of the page within the lettering is caused by the glitter gel pen I used for highlighting - it doesn't show up so aggressively in person. 
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Wary Watchers by Faerlyte
Wary Watchers
This is a gift for by boyfriend's dad. That's his super cub and the setting is his cabin in the Alaska Range. It's a beautiful place, but I haven't done it much justice. I am pretty tired of drawing it honestly. As always, the camera really washes it out and makes it look kinda lame. But I put like 40 hours into it, so it means something to me anyway. 

Thanks for checking it out. 
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For those of you interested in knowing, I'm doing quite splendid. I can't complain with the winter though there have been some down points. Here's a summing up of what's been happening in my uneventful life:

I finally got my truck back after it was T-boned in an intersection by a jeep sliding through a red light (icy conditions) back in November, so that's nice. Wheels again and it looks just as it did before, if not better! My dad's own truck imploded in that same month (a week after my accident) due to a series of unfortunate events involving a broken oil pressure gauge (by the shop installing his air pump), a failed attempt to check the oil the morning after my dad got back from the hospital for a minor heart attack, and the consequent blowing up of the engine due to lack of oil. Dad blames himself, and understandably he should have checked it, but it had been a stressful weekend. For someone who has spent his entire life eating healthy by most standards, and can do 150 push ups and 50 chin ups 4 times a week at the age of 66, nobody was really expecting what happened. On the brighter side, it was largely suspected to be genetic and was extremely mild, almost to the point of not really being considered a true heart attack, but there was a blockage and they put a stint in.

Then I went to Maui! Well, December happened first. Kind of in a blur actually. We (my boyfriend, Justin, and I) were originally talking about going to Thailand, but then they erupted into civil war and we decided on Maui instead, because I'd never been to Hawaii and he did it last year and loved it. It rained the first 3 days we were there. Like, monsoon raining. And we camped out the entire time in a tent. I was not pumped about the rain, having camped in it a lot over the years on hunting expeditions. Neither of us was particularly pumped about it. But, the rain eventually moved on and we saw the sun, until it rained again. Which it did. Not for as long this time though. We eventually got 4 days of nice weather and the snorkeling was tremendous. 

I haven't snorkeled much. I took a crack at it many years ago on a sailing ship cruise in the Caribbean, but I didn't have fins then, which I discovered is the ticket to enjoying your snorkeling experience. It was awesome. I couldn't get enough of it. We swam for hours, literally. Sadly there were no sharks or manta rays, what I most wanted to see, but there were turtles. And giant snails. Two different varieties of giant snail actually. We free dived a bunch, as much as 40 feet and perhaps more than that. I'd love to get better at it - I can't hold my breath for ****. It was a great time and I can't wait to go snorkeling again. 

Now I'm waiting for a new computer (and to find out what my work schedule is this summer)! Maybe I can start writing consistently again. Eh heh, maybe. But my lap top has been dying for some time. There's not much life left in it and I wanted to get something better than anything I've had in the past. Hopefully that's what it is, but I won't know for another couple of weeks at least since it's on slight back order. 
 
Also, I now own land after my parents bought the rest of the surrounding acres that our lot was original purchased from, for a total of 72 acres. A portion of it is mine as inheritance from my grandparents enabled us to buy the land in the first place, and that belongs to everyone in the family. I'm looking into buying a yurt. That's right, a yurt! Could be fun. One of my neighbors lived in a yurt. Grant it the winters might get chilly, but it's still in the investigation phase right now so that could all change. Yurts aren't cheap. 

I guess I should talk about art since that's what this site is for. I haven't done much lately. I took a bunch of pictures on Maui, some of which I thought were awesome, but not having a professional grade camera I don't think anybody cares much for pictures that aren't professional. Understandable. It's not like I've sold artwork either so I suppose I might as well be a wannabe artist when it comes to my drawings too. A little sad though given the amount of time and energy has gone into some of those drawings. Such is life and devianart. 

Have a fine day. 

  • Listening to: Forza 4 in the background
  • Reading: Reading:
  • Watching: The contented emoticon
  • Playing: Spider Solitaire
  • Eating: Red cabbage (but it's really purple)
  • Drinking: Water with lemon

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Faerlyte
Kaasan
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I am a self-imposed hermit living in the frigid wasteland of ice, commonly known as Alaska. About half of that is true - come here in the summer and you'll see it quite green and happy, if a bit cooler than most places.

My parent's house is 27 miles from the nearest town and someday soon I might have a yurt of my own nearby (I'm quite fond of this place). There are mountains out every window and our nearest neighbor is a quarter of a mile down the road. We have 72 acres here.

My interests are like my moods - they swing from one thing to the next, sometimes in dramatic fashion. One week I'll be drawing pictures every day (or reading 7 books), and the next I'll be writing 40,000 words for a story. I have huge highs and huge lows.

Physical fitness is a driving force in my life full of obsessions that require hours of sitting down - I live a somewhat conflicted existence. Competition gets my blood going like nothing else though and losing is not something I always do gracefully (shame on me).

I love dragons. When exactly this adoration started is unknown to me - I'm convinced I was born with the lesser known "Dragon gene" (God gene anyone?) for they have inspired me for as long as I can remember.

I'm looking out for magic because I think there should be some in life.

I am a hunter and have been since I was old enough to handle a .22. I hunt for food and because I enjoy living in the outdoors. I love and respect nature. I also understand what it means to be a part of it. As a meat hunter, the conservation of wildlife and habitat is one of the other biggest driving forces in my life.

I mean to treat everything around me with respect and care, even when I act like a moron, which I'd like to apologize for in the event that you are on the receiving end of it. Do right by everything around you, not just the people.

Someday I'm going to travel around the world - the Universe too. I'm holding out that some alien will come cruising by and pick me up for a grand adventure.

Current Residence: Alaska
Favourite genre of music: Probably New Age, but I don't like to limit myself.
Favourite style of art: Graphite
MP3 player of choice: ipod.
Wallpaper of choice: Mass Effect
Favourite cartoon character: Marvin from Looney Tunes
Personal Quote: Suck it up, Kaasan.
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DonkeyKongJesus Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, i know I'm annoying, but holy hype-balls, Dynasty Warriors 8! Of course, i still haven't gotten to play it...but soon...sorry, i know i bother you
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Faerlyte Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're not annoying at all, and my brother and I started playing it last night! It's AWESOME! At least, I'm enjoying it so far. I think you're going to enjoy it too! I hope you get to try it out soon. 

Feel free to bother me about Dynasty Warriors anytime :). I don't mind a bit. 
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DonkeyKongJesus Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Trust me, by now I've played my fair share of it. played the hypothetical routes for all but Wei (cause dang, my favorite Kingdom is hard to beat well) and beaten historical routes for Jin and Wei. Oh, god, Zhang He, Xu Huang, Cao Ren...i'm just so happy they get to DO SOMETHING in this game <3 also, one such as myself must love Lu Meng and Ma Dai...also, Xiahou Ba...cause he's just likable, but my favorite new character HAS to be Jia Chong, he's just great...also, Li Dian and Yue Jin are fun...ok, now I'm getting annoying. What are you enjoying in the game? also, i don't believe i know your favorite characters. Please, share all of the details, i talk enough, haha...sorry, but please, i'm all ears...well, now i am...damn i ramble
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Faerlyte Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wei is a good kingdom. I've got quite a few favorites in Wei, including my ultimate fav, Zhang Liao. Yup, he gets my number 1 spot. Xu Huang is freakin' awesome in this game too though. This is my favorite of his designs I'd say, and I'm also really fond of Zhang He's new design. And I like Yue Jin as well. But number 2 spot would have to go to Zhou Tai. He's definitely my second fav. A nod to Lu Meng though who is one of my favorite Wu characters. We've only played through the Wei side of story mode. We just started Shu and Wu will be last so most of the characters I haven't gotten to play yet. I guess for Shu Zhao Yun has always been my old standby, as well as Ma Chao. And here I'm forgetting all about Jin. Well before Sima Yi was a Wei guy, but since he's now technically Jin I have to put him as my favorite Jin character, because he's just so sneaky. I also liked Sima Shi. Having only played Yue Jin of all the new characters I haven't been able to form an opinion on any of the others. There are just so many characters!

I think they've added a bunch of cool elements to the fighting with the rage bar, or whatever you call it, that turns your musou into something uber. Then there's the weapon affinity bonus, which makes things more interesting and adds another element, although I'm not sure how positive I feel about it when I'm surrounded by 3 generals and no matter how I switch my weapons there's ALWAYS somebody that has the stronger weapon. It certainly makes it more challenging though. I'm really happy that everyone gets a unique move set and it's just been plain fun to play. 

Rambling is fine :D. I ramble too.
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DonkeyKongJesus Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
not to bother you, but have you seen this? [link] It's Beautiful!
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Faerlyte Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are not at all a bother. I have and it is! Zhang Liao gets some screen time too! I'm pretty excited. I think this game will be one of their better ones. At least I'm hoping :).
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DonkeyKongJesus Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As long as it has Zhang He in it, I'm happy, also, I'm sad cause DW7 empires is PS3 only
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Faerlyte Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yeah, I heard about that :/. Makes me sad too. We have a PS3, but we never really play it. More of an xbox person now days.
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DonkeyKongJesus Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dang you for being so awesome!
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Faerlyte Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Erm, well I do my best :D.
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