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Showing posts from August, 2013

I'm In Love

OMG I saw these this morning and fell head over heels in love. I have never owned a pair of "flats" but they are all the rage, so I am finally jumping on board. These are so cute and so awesome that I can not wait to wear them. I love my heels and so does my boyfriend, but I also like to be able to walk all day and these are sooooo cute. Okay maybe a little splurge on the old credit card, but hey why did God invent credit cards if he didn't want us to use them?

And It Continues-This One Paid $.50 (cents) Per Drawing!

And it continues.. what is wrong with people? 

"54 simple illustrations needed.
Small files for web use only, either 300 x 300px square or 460 x 300px rectangle.Will provide font, sample finished product and detailed instruction sheet.
Paying $0.50 per .JPG "

yeah that's 50 cents!! I saw another one yesterday from New York area that is paying $4 per hour, isn't that illegal in this country, guess not..

I don't understand, a couple days ago I was approached to do someone's book. I gave him a fair price, meaning I quotes less than a day's wage per page and he replied back with insults saying he knows for a fact that illustrators get $5 per page, yes 5 bucks.. he is insane. What is worse is that he wanted fully rendered like hand painted work that would take more than a day. 

This happens all the time. I don't understand why the value of an artist isn't valued anymore. 

Look we can draw and you can't so pay us a fair wage!! I don't know too many ill…

Giving Gratitude for My Last Job-Silver Linings

While I really don't agree with saying anything negative about a work experience or anyone online-except for satirical posts and or total ranting in general-like why do people still text and drive??? ARRRGH But I digress.

Last Sept I was hired as an illustrator at a job that I LOVED. I was excited every single day to go into this job. I got new assignments daily and got to draw Disney characters-which from my background at Disney animation was a definite bonus; as well I got to draw tons of stuff that I had never done. I did about 30-50 new illustrations a week-yup a week-it was awesome. There was one problem, someone there didn't like me and made my life a living hell, but instead of giving up and quitting, I stuck it out and showed up every day. I was called names, insulted, threatened, talked about, etc.. pretty much every day for 8.5 months. The people who brought me, (well convinced this other person to hire me), in have apologized for the "bad situation" I was …

Yeah Right, It's Not Happening-Global Warming

A couple months ago I sat on a plane next to a man who was trying to convince me that global warming was not happening. I asked him about the polar bears dying because the ice is melting, he said it wasn't happening. I asked him about how come the San Fernando Valley used to be over 100 degrees every day from May to Oct and now we only see those super highs a couple times in July and August? He said that it never should have been that hot. I asked him how about the east coast seeing temps in the 100s all summer and when I was little the hot days were 80 at the most? He just kept saying that it wasn't happening. Well this man also tried to convince me that Sarah Palin was smart-now that should have been my first clue.

It is happening, period and this article above is really scary!

I understand the right wants everyone to believe that the left is crazy, but facts are facts and if you think it's not …

It's A Fine Life!

"If you don't mind having to go without things, it's a fine life!" This is a lyric from a song in the musical OLIVER! based of course on the Dickens novel, Oliver Twist. But hey more and more lately it seems to by the story of my life, and you know what? It's fine. I am absolutely happy 99.9% of the time. Sometimes when the bills are higher than the money that month-yeah well I am human, I'll freak out, but for the most part being an artist (and writer) is a pretty good life.
We aren't all starving kids on the streets picking pockets for money and such.. like so many people seem to perceive. I mean when I am working on a film, then everyone is like, "wow your life is so awesome" and also they love how much money we all make in the film industry, then when we are between jobs, or on "hiatus" as they love to say in Los Angeles, these same people are the first to say, "Time to get a real job". You know what, being an artist is a…

Smack in the Face!!

Yesterday I threw a pity party in my name because I am not working full time.. ....well boo effing wooo, seriously. I am healthy, loved by my family, friends, doggie and boyfriend. My life is actually great, but I don't have a lot of money coming in steady.
Today I learned that a colleague of mine from Disney has cancer, stage three! FUCK! Seriously. This guy is super healthy and is a nice one too-of course it always happens to the nice ones. And then I read that another friend has a friend whose son was killed on a motorcycle this weekend. Nothing is worse than losing a child. Then I heard about a girl in OC, 18 or 19 year old, gorgeous girl, who caught some nasty ass thing and has had ALL her limbs cut off... seriously?
Next time I am having a pity party I will remember, that life is short and I am very very very lucky.
Count your blessings people and remember there is always someone sadder than you.

Results Good and Random Monday Thoughts

So I got a call from my doctor-no I do not have a thyroid issue-and no I do not have cancer-so yippee!! Nothing is wrong with me-maybe I am just getting old....eeek! Never I say never! Honestly it is what it is, and I couldn't be happier.
I started a new meditation today for 21 days with Deepok Chopra-well not with him directly, but on his site and it's pretty awesome so I am ready for things to change in my life. I am no longer going to focus on bad things or people.
I have given too much power to people who have made my life miserable and I am not 100% sure of why except that I have this need for everyone to like me and accept me. That is not realistic, but that's how I am built. I bend over backwards to please people who are never going to like me.
For example, my last boss-he hated me from the day he hired me, he bashed my work for 9 months, and threatened me, slandered me and basically made my life a living hell, and I allowed it because I was desperate for the job. T…

Thyroid Issue? Nah! Italian food.

Got a blood test for my thyroid this morning-honestly you know what my thyroid issue is? My love for Italian food! MMMMM I am down 11 lbs since Friday just from juicing and dropping all those things near and dear to my heart-risotto, parmesan cheese, pasta, breads, butter...etc.