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I have an announcement to make:

Effective at the beginning of the year, I have stopped using Tumblr for more than posting artwork.  From now on, I'll be writing journals a bit more frequently... this is effectively my blog, now.  ^^;  Probably once every couple of weeks, is all.


My life is... really, really good right now.  I feel better about things than I have in a very long time.  I've been very blessed, lately.

At the end of last semester, I was pretty miserable.  I had just applied to one of my school's art programs: Illustration.  It was a bit of a gamble - you only get so many shots to get in, and I am late enough in my college career that things are getting dicey.  However, I felt really good about my application - I'd talked to a faculty member about it, and he'd encouraged me to try.

A few weeks after I submitted the application, I got am email, announcing that the Illustration department had come to a decision, and that all of the applicants could come pick up the letters of acceptance (or not,) and their sketchbooks.  

I hadn't turned in a sketchbook - the website hadn't told me that I needed to.

I was in a panic - I thought that my application was a decent one, but suddenly it was missing a large piece.  It was mortifying.  I went to pick up my letter the next day, completely miserable.  The lady at the front desk told me that the sketchbook requirement was new, and they'd only mentioned it in a lecture class that I wasn't enrolled in.  She told me that if I didn't get, she could look up some advisers for me to talks to.

So I was 100% sure that I was out of the program, and... that was pretty rough.  I put off opening my letter for a while, because I was not ready to deal with rejection.

But, somehow, I got in.  I was shocked, and really, really happy.  I may have almost cried, actually.

I had to go to work right afterwards, and my coworkers all asked me about it - but it turns out they ALL KNEW BEFORE I DID.  The punks.  ;P  You see, I work for my school's online course department.  I'd pinned up some of my art in my cubicle, and my manager thought it was really neat, so she went and grabbed the lady in charge of the Illustrations for the online classes.  She was ALSO on the committee that looked over the applications for the Illustration program... and she recognized some of my work.

AND THEN... a few days later, she came in to talk to me... to offer me a job, working as an Illustrator.  Something that, I've come to find out, is unheard of for someone who just barely got into the program.  (She actually had to explain to me what "thumbnails" and "comps" were - I've just been calling them "roughs" before.  ^^;)

Anyway... as I said, things are really good for me, right now.  I'm a little bit intimidated by my job, and the art classes I'm in aren't easy... but I'm feeling a lot happier than I was about a year ago.
  • Mood: Awestruck
  • Listening to: "Care of Cell 44" by The Zombies
  • Reading: Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth
  • Watching: Gotham
  • Playing: Arkham City
  • Eating: Miso.
  • Drinking: Postum.



Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Hullo. I am ThisBirdTooHasFlown. I like to draw a great deal, though I admittedly have no great talent at it. *sheepish grin.* Regardless, I persist! Who knows? Maybe someday, if I work long enough, I'll get a wee bit better!

My Tumblr is here:

I am very fond of many, many things. Old movies, rock music, science fiction books, warm socks, and hot chocolate.

Current Residence: The Democratic Republic of Mesoatlanticashire
Favourite genre of music: Progressive Rock, Classic Rock, Folk
Favourite photographer: Me! (Just kidding)
Favourite style of art: Impressionism
Operating System: Linux
MP3 player of choice: Sansa
Wallpaper of choice: Blue.
Skin of choice: GASP! Racist!
Favourite cartoon character: Calvin 'n' Hobbes. Oh, and Opus, the Penguin!
Personal Quote: I don't believe in jinxes... only inevidable, cruel irony.

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multificionado Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
Happy Birthday! :D
ThisBirdTooHasFlown Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thank you!
multificionado Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
You're welcome! And I look forward to any new Wordgirl art you come up with! :D
figooza990 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
To tag a quality deviant: And you’re it! 

Quality doesn’t mean that you have a lot of followers, or a lot of messages. It means that you’re nice to other people, and you deserve to be happy. If you get this message, someone is telling you that they love you as you are, and they don’t care how many followers you have. Send this to 10 deviants who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing will happen. But it’s just good to let someone know that you love them!
ThisBirdTooHasFlown Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
figooza990 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
multificionado Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
I like your avatar! I enjoy Calvin and Hobbes, too! :)
ThisBirdTooHasFlown Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Calvin and Hobbes is the best!  :D
RoochArffer Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fave!
Beatles24 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVE your art work!
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