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Did I actually take a break?

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 6, 2013, 5:57 PM


I know I said I was going to take a break, but then such wonderful things began to happen!  I made more friends here and both are writers.  One does Mass Effect fiction and we are now collaborating and I am doing the illustrations so, if yo get tired of Hobbs and Foster art, that's why. The other has a wonderful Firefly story.
Please check out the fic of :icondinky-mew: and :icondeadlybruin:. Well worth your time!
So, I am happy to be here again, although, I never really left. Inspiration hit heavy and hard and hasn't stopped.

Hello to each and everyone of you.

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Taking a Break!

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 14, 2013, 8:46 PM


I am finding out I don't have the strength to do art and write on my Swagger Vasa series and had to choose one over the other. I want to thank all of you who have faved and commented on my work over this frame of time.  
I am falling behind because I am so involved in the hypnotic dA artists and writers. I WILL check in about once a week, though and I wish all of you I watch great endeavors in your art and writing.
Just wanted to let you all know I had to make a choice. The books are my legacy since I don't know how much time I have this lifetime.

Again, THANKS!

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Hacker Warning!

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 5, 2013, 11:15 PM


Hacker apparently


by ~Rajkumari4life, 2 days, 14 hours ago
Journals / Personal




Rumor has it there's a hacker on DA, hacking people and blocking our friends to make them block us! You'll then be banned from DA.

Write the same warning in your journal to protect not only yourself but everyone! Here's another warning: If I'm being a jerk, saying stuff like "Shut up," "Get lost", or "I don't want to see you on my page anymore", that's not really me. That's the hacker.

Write all of this down in your journal too!!

Please do this, it's for the safety of everyone!

Forward this message before someone gets hurt!!

Try to spread message?
I wanted to let my watchers and friends know about this. :)

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Check Them Out Pt 2

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 24, 2013, 4:47 PM


I wanted to share more artists with you who you may not have seen their work. Please enjoy their unique styles as I do.
Sammy by staseykinney by  :iconstaseykinney:
Kaidan - Why Her And Not Me?! by AlienFodder by :iconalienfodder:
:thumb330455344: by :iconpontyk:
Sam_Supernatural by foxjods by :iconfoxjods:
:thumb353104063: by :iconvvernacatola:
for xREBEL666x by IzoldeDeith by :iconizoldedeith:

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Check Them Out!

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:01 AM


Throughout my time on dA I have discovered wonderful artists  and authors, using all mediums, traditional and digital, and this page is to honor a few, so I can share them with you in case you haven't seen their work.

Your Sunshine by artistamroashry by amro0.deviantart.com/
Eternity Calling by Rayn3ll by rayn3ll.deviantart.com/
Forever a team by Forever-in-a-Day by forever-in-a-day.deviantart.co…
AND TWO OF MY FAVE AUTHORS!
InevitableWarning: Spoilers for Season 8
Nothing can interrupt an evening of joking around and watching some lame ass movie with your brother like the ring of a cell phone.
Dean reaches over, mouth still full of food and Sam's face turns to disgust when his brother opts to show him the contents of it before snapping it shut and flashing him a smirk.
"Real mature Dean."
As Sam turns back towards the screen, he keeps an ear open for any leads this latest call may give them. His eyes flicker around the motel room and he has to admit it just feels right. Here they are, side by side again, relishing a few carefree moments of peace before they inevitably head out on the road again. Either they'll get back to the task of sealing the gates of Hell or rid the world of another supernatural threat. His lips form a slight smile. It's weird how thinking about that doesn't even phase him anymore. This is his life; this is his brother's life, and they are in it together once more. It feels good.
The sound of t
by smalld1171.deviantart.com/
Prologue Part Six (2) by Dinky-Mew by dinky-mew.deviantart.com/
I am just learning how to do this and don't know how to include the pictures of each. Please enjoy and there will be more next month.

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A New Art Form for Me

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 15, 2013, 9:49 PM


Hello, everyone! I am not making this a New Year's resolution, because, as we all know, most of those are broken so fast it makes your head spin, but I have decided I want to learn the medium of watercolor.  There is just something about watercolor that has always drawn me, so you will have to put up with mypractice paintings  Part of my Christmas was receiving watercolor pencils and Gouache paints, so I am gung-ho to use them and learn the techniques.

My first rendition is of Jet Li as The Monk in one of my favorite movies The Forbidden Kingdom. I will be doing the boys from Supernatural and one of the new hunk Arrow and who knows who else?  I am back to being excited about my art, so I am looking forward to this year as one where I grow and learn a new art form.

Hope this year has been great to all of you so far, and if it hasn't, then it starts RIGHT NOW,, be good to my dA friends!

Happy 2013

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:00 AM


I want to wish everyone a very happy 2013.  This past year has been so full of either estactic happiness or bone-deep sadness, according to how the stage 4 cancer turned out in the many catscans I have had in 2012.  I want to thank each and everyone of you, people I have come to know through their art and through dA, many sharing the same interests as me and have been there for me in comments to help me through what has been a very trying time.

The cancer tumor has grown to 7 centimeters. Others with the same kind usually have 4 maybe 5 years of life expectancy.  I was diagnosed in Feb 2010.  I do not believe I have an expiration date anywhere on me and I am trying every chemo drug my oncologist asks me to try to extend my life.  I WANT to live!  I want to write and draw and BE here so I can see everyone's wonderful works of art and read your journal entries and fave your art.  That is what drives me as well as my wish to finish the Swagger Vasa Chronicles books. Two have been published on amazon.com and the third is being edited and I have written 273 pages on Book 4.  Wish me luck that they get done before anything happens that might keep me from finishing what I consider to be my legacy.

So, to all of you, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:12 AM


Hey, everyone!  I wanted to wish you all the happiest, least stressful holiday season ever!  Too broke this year to even exchange gifts with my roomie of plus 20 years, but still am feeling the season. Money's not everything.  You learn just how little it can do when you have cancer like I do. Things like that just don't seem important.  We put up the holiday decorations outside and are debating whether or not to put up the tree inside since we have three cats that love to play with the ornaments. Unless we could find a way to hang the tree from the ceiling...

Hope all of you are happy and healthy and my thoughts and wishes go with you into 2013.

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 30, 2012, 9:30 PM


I want to wish all of you the happiest Halloween. My fave holiday. We will be handing out treats to the kids in full costume. My roomie will be a Geisha and I will be a ninja.  CanNOT wait. Hope everyone has a wonderful time.

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 30, 2012, 9:29 PM


I want to wish all of you the happiest Halloween. My fave holiday. We will be handing out treats to the kids in full costume. My roomie will be a Geisha and I will be a ninja.  CanNOT wait. Hope everyone has a wonderful time.

Last day of September!

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 30, 2012, 1:48 PM


It does not seem possible that another month has flown by. Still no activity from me on the art scene. Sorry, I just have been too caught up with all the doctor visits and drama having cancer can instill in your life.  I had a catscan the middle of the month which told me the rather upsetting results that my tumor has spread to my liver and has grown in the abdomen as well. This meant going off the Gleevec chemo drug and going to something else called Sutent which has had the side effect of severe nose bleeds, so had to call the oncologist and let her know and she moved up my appointment from Oct 17 to Oct 1st and took me off the new chemo drug. It was also causing my blood pressure to be quite high!  So, the blood pressure came down and she added another BP med to the two I was already taking and then somehing happened last Friday night that made me go early to the ER or ED as they call it now Emergency Dept.. Turns out I have two pilinidal cysts on my tailbone and they gave me severe pain, so they were lanced and I was given morphine for the pain and released. The rest of the day I was sick from the drugs and slept the whole time when I wasn't throwing up. Today I am feeling much better, but, after I go to the oncologist in the morning I need to see my surgeon and see if he needs to do some "cutting" when it comes to the cysts, since an infection like that can damage my immune system and when you have cancer, that is a key factor.  So, I am asking for all your best healing energies and prayers out there in dA land.  This has been a pretty rough time. They say with my kind of cancer the most I can expect to live is five years. I have already lived two and a half since the first surgery which was Feb 2011.  I would like to beat the odds!

It's been a LONG time!

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 11, 2012, 2:25 PM


I just realized how long it's been since I entered something in my journal.  I had some bad news concerning my cancer. Last month I went in for the normal Catscan and my tumor has grown larger which means the chemo drug isn't working, so the doctor upped the dosage and I go back for another Catscan in September with fingers, toes and eyes crossed that it will work.  If not, there is another chemo drug I've been approved to go on, so I take each day as it comes and am happy just to be as alive and strong as I am.

Want to say a big HELLO to all my watchers.  I've been a little too preocuppied to draw much, although BIG NEWS! my second book was just published on Amazon.com Kindle books. It's called Swagger Vasa Chronicles Book 2 A Sirius Misunderstanding. Check it out. You can read the first 6 chapters and let me know what you think.

So, good art to all those who are drawing and writing and I shall be back with new projects soon I hope. Right now I'm concentrating on writing book 4 and my co-author is editing the third novel.

Love to you all!

Jage

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New Skin

Journal Entry: Sun May 6, 2012, 9:14 PM


I went looking for a new journal skin and found this one. I like Bamboo and I like pandas, so I chose this one.  Awesome job by the artist and I love this new skin.  I'm a Gemini and we thrive with change, so this is my change for May.  And how was everyone's Cinco de Mayo?  We really don't celebrate that here, but those who do, hope yours was fun.  From what I here, it's becme a drinking holiday.

I also wish everyone out there to be blessed with friendship the way I am and to have a site like this where you make friends and can see such beautiful art of all sorts of genres.  I salute each and every one of you in what you do, whether it's drawing, writing, or photography, it is all ART to me.

The Secret Magic

Journal Entry: Tue May 1, 2012, 12:32 AM


That's the title of the book that is helping me change my outlook and my life.  If you have heard about The Secret, then you know what I'm talking about.  This wonderful book is helping me in every aspect of my life and in a very short time. You keep a gratitude journal, listing ten things you are grateful and thankful for each day then there are other exercises, too: one is to be thankful for your health. Today I wrote the words The gift of health is keeping me alive" simple words, but powerful and I have felt stronger and better than I have in a long time. It is metaphysical and psychology that you use to change your outlook if you are feeling down and depressed or stressed.
My roomie is doing the exercises as well and has noted a difference. Hey, if you believe in postitve thinking enabling it to change your life, then this book by Rhonda Byrne is for you.

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Uncool

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 30, 2012, 3:40 PM


OK, so this is my bid to fifteen minutes of fame by asking you to vote for my entry in Hasitallcentral group called "Stakes on a Plane".  I drew 14 separate pieces of art for it and came up with a story and it was my first attempt at a graphic novel style, so, since I seem to have no pride left, I am asking for your votes.  Sad, I know, but there it is, LOL.
I try to always put something positive in my journals, but this one is pure selfishness on my part.  There are a lot of excellent entries and I need all the help I can get, but only vote if you like the piece, okay?  Thanks to all who even consider me.  I didn't realize the deadline is today!  Yipes!

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Just saying Hi

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 23, 2012, 7:18 AM


I just want to let everyone I appreciate all your positive thoughts for Amy and I believe they helped her through a life or death sitch.  It is good to be on dA and read your journals and see your art.  There are so many of you out there with ridiculous talent!  Your works inspire me to keep creating and trying different things.  Some work; some don't, but the point is, I keep trying.  You have helped give my life more meaning and focus.  I once only found such peace and joy when doing my martial arts, but that is impossible for me right now.  About all I can manage is Wii sports, LOL.
Just wanted to let you all know how much I appreciate your efforts here and the way you let me into your lives. I have made friends and bestie friends and at least a few BFFs, so dA is the place I recommend to anyone who wants to hook up with some cool people.

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Amy says HI

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 15, 2012, 3:47 PM


Amy says hi!

Hello everyone,

This is Karin speaking and I have Amy right here by my side. She had a good day, but we are biting our nails, because we are waiting for the stomach tissue results. They mostly have them back within the week and they can see by looking at the tissue if there is a chance of the cancer coming back or how long Amy has to live. So, these days are very scary. But she is doing well now, right? I'm still helping with the typing, since her hands still shake a bit, but here she is:

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Heey lovelies! I should give you a name or something, maybe "the Fellowship of Amy" or "Team Free Amy", but that sounds a bit like Free Willy XD though I love that movie, because orca's are awesome! Okay, that is all beside the point…

So, hi!! *blushes and hides* How are you all doing? I hope I didn't scare you :( I just wanted to say thank you all so much for your support, Karin has told me a lot already and I'm just so embarrassed and just aajskjdjddkj (that is not my shaking hands do the typing, those are actual feelings, Karin). You are all so sweet and precious and I want to hug you all and give you puppy kisses, because those are the best, and buy you all chocolate mint ice cream! I'm very tired and my stomach hurts like hell, but to be here and wave at you all without you seeing me is one of the best things! I'm going to lie down for a sec now, but I want you to know that I love you very much and that I can't thank you enough for the support. This fellowship, team, family thing is amazing *slobber kisses*

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Karin here… I also wanted to thank you all for the support and the love, even towards me you were all very supportive and appreciative. Hopefully Amy can soon type something on her own again. Thank you all very, very much!
I took this from the tumblr link and wanted to share it all with you.

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Amy is awake!

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 14, 2012, 2:05 PM


Amy woke up and there may not be that much brain damage since she was recognizing her friends icons. She is crying a lot because she is still in shock and confused, but she woke up anad according to Karin who has been the one on tumblr updating us, things look good so far, so keep all those positive thoughts and prayers and energies pouring in for her and I thank each and everyone of you for caring enough to do so even if you don't know her.
I just keep thinking,"there but for the grace of God, go I."  So, this has been an emotional roller-coaster for me and very personal. I am so grateful to hear she is doing better. The girl is amazing in her strength and resolve to live, as am I.

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Amy's heart

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 13, 2012, 6:14 PM


Amy, our dear Spnoth, had surgery yesterday and is now in a coma.  Her heart stopped and they started it again using defibrillator paddles. It did not look good for her, because if her heart stopped again, damage would be done if they had to use them again. They said she would be a lost cause.

I kept waking up every hour on the hour last night and prayed she would survive. She's not out of the woods yet, but the latest update tells her heart is beating on its own. Now, she has to come out of the coma and it has to continue beating.  Pray for her; send her positive energy-go to whatever deity you believe in and put Amy's name out there in the Universe.
She is too beautiful a soul to leave us so soon.

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No more comments

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 8, 2012, 10:09 PM


I received a couple of nasty comments accusing me of painting over photos. I just don't even have the words to say to this person.  I try to stay away from such negativity, but this person was mean and vindictive. Those of you on DA who know me, know I would never do such a thing! But, when every moment you live is a blessing and every minute a gift, and your art becomes a bone of contention stuck in somebody's throat, then you take steps. Mine is to disconnect comments. I will communicate through notes. If harassment continues, I will take further steps.

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