Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above,
Would drain the ocean dry.
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.


'Tis the Season

Hey guys –

The Halloween store I worked at last year has started up again for the season, so I just wanted to give you a heads-up that I won’t be as active for a bit. I’ll still be around, but I’ll have a lot less drawing time so artwork will be less frequent from me. Just through October – then I’ll be back to normal!

Right now we’re working on getting the store set up, which means lots of moving heavy things and unpacking boxes. I’m exhausted already O_o

Take care! ~ ♥

Survey Time

Stolen by request from silvershriek XD

Name: Shannen
Birthdate: December 4th
Birthplace: Upstate NY
Current Location: Elsewhere in Upstate NY (a little over an hour from where I was born)
Eye Color: Dark blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Righty or Lefty: Righty
Male or Female: Female

The shoes you wore today: Sandals
Your fears: Losing loved ones, making mistakes

-----------------WHAT IS------------------
Your most overused phrase: Don’t think I really have one.
Your thoughts first waking up: Already? XD
The first feature you notice in the opposite sex: Hm…I guess I’ve never really payed attention ^^; Their overall stature/build maybe?
Your best physical feature: I have no idea XD
Your bedtime: Around 11
Your most missed memory: Family vacations :)

-----------------YOU PREFER------------------
Pepsi or Coke: Pepsi
McDonald's or Burger King: Burger King
Single or group dates: Single
Adidas or Nike: Neither really
Chocolate or vanilla: Both XD But I usually prefer chocolate…depends what it is.
Cappuccino or coffee: Neither XP

-------------DO YOU------------------
Smoke: Nope
Cuss: Nope
Take a shower everyday: Yep
Have a crush: Even better - I have a husband X) Lol!
Do you think you've been in love?: Yep!
Want to go to college: Checked that box already
Like(ed) high school: Yep, for the most part
Want to get married: Already am!
Type with your fingers on the right keys: Sometimes…maybe…I just kind of let me fingers do what they want so they probably aren’t technically in the right place very often ^^;
Believe in yourself: Not particularly, but as I was discussing with Silver I really don’t think of that as a bad thing. I believe in God, and to me that makes a whole lot more sense than believing in little me. Apart from Him, I can do nothing.
Get motion sickness: Sometimes on long car rides or on winding roads
Think you're attractive: Eh, to an extent. Sometimes I’m more positive than others ^^;
Think you're a health freak: No. Somewhat health-conscious, but not a health freak.
Get along with your parents: Yes, I get along with my dad very well, and I wish I could’ve had more time with my mom in my post-high school life so we could have developed a better relationship too :(
Like thunderstorms: I LOVE them!
Play an instrument: Guitar

------------IN THE PAST MONTH DID:/:HAVE YOU-------------
Gone to the mall: Yep
Eaten sushi: Nope. I have no intention of trying it either >.<
Been on stage: No
Been dumped: No
Gone skating: No, not in a few years. I miss ice skating!
Made homemade cookies: Hm, nope. Not in the last month.
Been in love: Yeesss
Dyed your hair: No
Stolen anything: No

-------------HAVE YOU EVER------------------
Flown on a plane: Yep, a bunch of times.
Missed school because it was raining?: Nope.
Told a guy/girl that you liked them?: Not before knowing it was mutual. I’m shyyyy.
Cried during a Movie?: Ahah, yes. Lots of times ^^;
Ever thought an animated character was hot?: If we’re being honest…yes XD
Had an imaginary friend: I think so, when I was younger.
Cut your own hair: No
Had crush on a teacher: No
Been trashed or extremely intoxicated: No – no alcohol for me!
Gotten beaten up: No, thank goodness O_o
Been in a fight: Only if you count fighting with my sister when we were growing up, haha.
Shoplifted: No

----------------THE FUTURE------------------
Age you hope to be married: Already am! I was married at 21.
Numbers and Names of Children: Oh boy. I never thought I would ever want to have children but…something very strange has been happening lately XD I guess marriage and getting older do some funny things to you, lol! I wouldn’t want more than 1 or 2 kids. Names…Elysia (Ellie) and Alexander? Maybe?
How do you want to die?: Well ideally the Rapture would happen before then :D But if not, I would just hope it isn’t painful.
What do you want to be when you grow up?: Pretty sure 25 qualifies as grown-up XD But I still can’t say I have a lot of aspirations…maybe an illustrator.
What country would you most like to visit?: Probably the UK. Sweden, Italy, or Ireland would be cool too. I’ve already been to Japan, but I wouldn’t mind going back again :D Although I’m not really the traveling sort so probably none of those will happen ^^;

-----------------Opp. Sex------------------
Best eye color: Any color can be really nice, but maybe green?
Best hair color: Black or dark brown.
Short or long hair: Shortish
Best height: Tall XD
Best weight: Average
Best first date location: Hm…I like the zoo :3

-----------------NUMBER OF-----------------
Number of people you could trust with your life: *shrugs*
Number of CDs that I own: I guess I’ve collected quite a few over the years.
Number of piercings: One in each ear
Number of tattoos: None
Number of times my name has appeared in the newspaper: Just a few I think.
Number of scars on my body: I don’t know, not a lot XD The only sizable one is on my knee (bike accident ^^;)
Number of things in my past that I regret: Yeah, I’d rather not start counting through those, or I’ll end up depressed ^^;

Shampoo: Pantene I guess?
Fav Color(s): Teal I think. Also really like blues, purples, and greens.
Day/Night: Hm, too many good things about both.
Summer/Winter: Summer, though Fall and Spring are my first choices.
Fave Cartoon Character: I’m never quite sure what qualifies as a cartoon…
Fave Food: Chicken parmesan
Fave Movies: Lord of the Rings trilogy, Harry Potter series
Fave sport: Hockey

----------------RIGHT NOW------------------
Wearing: A black shirt with a vampire smiley-face on it that my husband bought me (lol XD) and capris.
Drinking: Nothing
Thinking about: This question ^^;
Listening to: I unfortunately have a hard time thinking/typing while listening to music ^^;

---------------IN THE LAST 24 HRS------------------
Cried: Nope
Worn jeans: Um…do denim capris count?
Met someone new online: No
Done laundry: No
Drove a car: Nope
Talked on the phone: No

---------------DO YOU BELIEVE IN--------------
Yourself: I think we’ve covered that one XD
Your friends: Yeah
Santa Claus: No, but I did when I was little.
Tooth Fairy: Same
Destiny/Fate: Kinda
Angels: Yes
Ghosts: Sort of…spirits and demons and such, yes, but not really what people typically mean by “ghosts”. I do enjoy watching Ghost Hunters though XD
UFO's: I suppose not, but it’s fun to think about XD
God: Yes!

--------FRIENDS AND LIFE------------------
Do you ever wish you had another name?: I did when I was younger. I guess I’ve accepted it now ^^;
Do you have a girlfriend/boyfriend?: Like I said - husband XD
Do you like anyone?: See above :3
Which one of your friends acts the most like you?: Hm, not really sure.
Are you close to any family member?: I’m pretty close to my dad and sister.
Who do you hang around the most?: My husband
What's the best feeling in the world?: Ohh, I don’t know. I’m running out of answers, lol XD
Worst Feeling?: Guilt or regret
What time is it now?: 6:54 pm

[Update: Back Home!] Offline for a little bit

Hey guys –

Just wanted to let you know I’ll be out of town for a few days (heading to Virginia for a wedding), so I probably won’t be back online until Tuesday. Apologies for any late responses ~

Hope you all have a great weekend! See you again soon ^-^



I'm back! Thanks for all the well-wishes, guys ~ We had a good time!

New Laptop!


I’m writing this from my new laptop! :D My husband and I decided to get a new one even though our old one is still functioning, since it was having some rather irritating problems. It would sometimes act like it was overheating or working really hard on something when very little was actually running, and it got really slow whenever I used Photoshop, which was pretty much every day. So it’ll be really nice not to have to deal with that now, and to have an extra laptop around if we need it or both want to use one at the same time.

I’m really liking the new machine, but the color display is a bit different, so looking back at my recent artwork was kind of frustrating. Some of them look rather washed out, especially the skin areas. That’s the biggest problem with digital art – everyone’s computer display is a little different, so you never know how your artwork is going to look to other people >.< What can you do. But seriously, please let me know if anything looks off about the colors in my artwork, especially anything new that I post since I’ll be working on this new laptop.

Speaking of artwork, I am still drawing! Haha. I doubt anyone noticed since it hasn’t been that long, but I went through a week where I just didn’t feel like drawing anything at all, which is pretty strange for me. I am working on a piece now, but it has quite a ways to go (FE7 fanart! :D). Also I’m working on my second play-thru of Awakening, so that can’t be helping me any in the productivity department, eheh ^^; Hard mode this time! It’s so fun! :D

The weather is finally warming up here. 50’s feel amazing after you’ve been stuck in the 20’s for so long, haha. Thanks for reading and I hope you all have a great week! ^-^

It's Here!!!

I know what I'm doing for the rest of the day :D