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    “Do... do you remember when everyone came to Manhattan and that one night when everything came to a head?”

    Midori blinked. “You mean when the Yakusa and the rogue gargoyle were fighting in the streets or when that awful creature possessed Lucy and Graeme had to do that thing or --”

    “That really, really odd moment--,” Ariana said softly, her brow ridges crinkling with uncharacteristic fear.

    “--when everything sort of blurred,” Midori whispered breathlessly, “and then snapped back into focus?”

    “Yes.”

    Stunned into silence, Midori had hoped to never relive that moment but could not help thinking of it. The closest she could come to describing the debilitating sensation was spinning in a dance and then being spun in the opposite direction and then back again. She had only been the merest observer on that night but she had seen how profoundly it had affected the Timedancer and his family. It was the only time that she had ever seen Ariana in a truly vulnerable state – until now.

    Steeling herself, Midori reached out and took Ariana's hands. “No matter what happens,” she said, “I will do everything I can to help you. I may not be a warrior or a time traveler but I am your friend, Ari-chan.” She tightened her grip. “I will not let you fall from the sky.”

    “What?”

    Midori shrugged and released her hands. “It's an old Ishimura saying. It means I've got your back. How can I help you make things right?”

    Ariana sniffed and gave a half-hearted laugh. “Well... I need to smooth things over with Kirin. I don't even know where to start with him.”

    “Leave it to me.”

  • Listening to: hubs channel surfing
  • Reading: Etiquette & Espionage
  • Watching: Face Off season 7
  • Drinking: Pepsi
April Drawing: Sata Study by MommySpike
April Drawing: Sata Study
I donated platelets today and since I was hooked to a machine with no where to go, I did some prelim sketches for my 'then and now' entry. I'm cursing Microsoft 10 because not only can I not scan, but  now I can't use my Wacom. *sighs* Oh, well.... luckily old school still works for me. This is a study of Sata, Brooklyn's mate from TGS: Time Dancer in one of the stories that I wrote. Can you guess which one?
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April Drawing: Inspiration by MommySpike
April Drawing: Inspiration
April Drawing is going on this month and for my 'Draw in another style' challenge, I thought I'd try drawing my character Spooky in the Margaret Keane 'Big Eyes' style. If you haven't seen the Tim Burton biopic "Big Eyes," I highly recommend it. Margaret Keane was the originator of the 'big-eyed waif' paintings popular in the 50s & 60s but no one knew it for over 10 years because her husband promoted them as *his* paintings. She had to sue in the end to regain her identity as an artist. Great movie, very serious, just a few bits of Burton wackiness.
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April Drawing: Superpowers by MommySpike
April Drawing: Superpowers
Here lately, I've been meeting myself coming and going so for the Superpower challenge, I want the ability to divide myself in two. Unlike Jamie Maddrox the Multiple Man, however, my mass is also divided in two making for two more petite versions of me. Here my writing self can get on with some long-neglected stories and my artsy self can go off to teach painting class.
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Painting Then and Now by MommySpike
Painting Then and Now
At my last open house at the store in January, I thought I'd be very, very brave and show people just how far practicing will take you. The picture on the left used to hang in my grandma's guest bedroom -- I painted it when I was a senior in high school. (Last century -- ouch.) The one on the right is my newest floral painting, the Pink Peony that I posted earlier.  I did a lot of acrylic painting in high school and college but didn't take it back up again until about five years ago when I started teaching the fine arts classes at Michaels.

Amazing what a little practice can do, eh?
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    “Do... do you remember when everyone came to Manhattan and that one night when everything came to a head?”

    Midori blinked. “You mean when the Yakusa and the rogue gargoyle were fighting in the streets or when that awful creature possessed Lucy and Graeme had to do that thing or --”

    “That really, really odd moment--,” Ariana said softly, her brow ridges crinkling with uncharacteristic fear.

    “--when everything sort of blurred,” Midori whispered breathlessly, “and then snapped back into focus?”

    “Yes.”

    Stunned into silence, Midori had hoped to never relive that moment but could not help thinking of it. The closest she could come to describing the debilitating sensation was spinning in a dance and then being spun in the opposite direction and then back again. She had only been the merest observer on that night but she had seen how profoundly it had affected the Timedancer and his family. It was the only time that she had ever seen Ariana in a truly vulnerable state – until now.

    Steeling herself, Midori reached out and took Ariana's hands. “No matter what happens,” she said, “I will do everything I can to help you. I may not be a warrior or a time traveler but I am your friend, Ari-chan.” She tightened her grip. “I will not let you fall from the sky.”

    “What?”

    Midori shrugged and released her hands. “It's an old Ishimura saying. It means I've got your back. How can I help you make things right?”

    Ariana sniffed and gave a half-hearted laugh. “Well... I need to smooth things over with Kirin. I don't even know where to start with him.”

    “Leave it to me.”

  • Listening to: hubs channel surfing
  • Reading: Etiquette & Espionage
  • Watching: Face Off season 7
  • Drinking: Pepsi

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Christi Smith Hayden
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Current Residence: D/FW, Texas
Favourite genre of music: Eclectic, really....
Shell of choice: Seashell
Personal Quote: "One must first learn to draw the natural before one can draw the UNnatural."
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Happy belated birthday :smooch:
May God light your path and I with the best for you :)
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Happy Birthday! :) :cake:
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I hope the whirlwind of existence leaves you laughing and astounded by the beauty and kindness around you, the adventures you've had, the good people you've met, and the loveliness you've encountered.  May inspiration guide you along paths softly lit by insight and creative excitement, with all your senses caressed and tantalized by fascinating hints and promises.  We rejoice at your presence in this and any other environment, we appreciate your priceless gifts of talent and time.  May you
receive thanks, admiration, and precisely as much of fame as you desire.  May more beauty and wonder find you, and better, be created in the upcoming year!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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Happy Birthday!
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Happy birthday!
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HB2U!
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Happy Birthday to you tomorrow. :)
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Happy Birthday  :D
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