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I'm attempting to shift some of my attention to Behance, anyone over there?  Follow me or leave me a link :) www.behance.net/hannasandvig
Tell me I'm not the only one who saw the butterfly girl and pointed at the screen yelling "Leyendecker!!!"  So pretty.
Must get back to work on my Leyendecker/disney princess thingy hanging around the hard drive.

I've been busy with work, peeps.  Show you something again soon :)
  • Listening to: Feist
  • Reading: Clockwork Princess
  • Watching: The Great Gatsby
  • Eating: Coconut oil popcorn
  • Drinking: Cider floats
Hey lovlies, I'm writing a new blog called Honey & Huckleberries.  It's my non-art blog, so if you want to see my adorable children and all the fun food we make check it out!  I'm also doing a Project 365, so I'm taking a photo a day in 2013, also posted on this blog.  So photography, cute kids, yummy (mostly paleo) food.  Check it: honeyandhuckleberries.com

I'll still post art on my other blog.  When I do some.  I'm in a bit of a funk this month.
  • Listening to: Skrillex
  • Reading: Mom Inc
  • Watching: Bunheads
Anyone?  We just finished Legend of Korra and need something to amuse.  When we aren't watching Eureka, which is quite amusing.
  • Listening to: Skrillex
  • Reading: Mom Inc
  • Watching: Bunheads
Anyone playing?  I'm Hanasu, naturally.
  • Listening to: The Civil Wars
  • Reading: A Curse as Dark as Gold
  • Watching: Mad Men
So the other day I was flipping through my April copy of ImagineFX...la la dee da when...
BAM!




Wait a second...that's ME!

I made a strange choking screaming noise and started hyperventilating.  Craig, from the other room (I was eating lunch in the kitchen with the toddler, he was eating in the living room because the baby was asleep on him.  Story of our lives) asked "are you okay!  Did you cut yourself?"  I found myself unable to answer and so just ran in and showed him.  Once he saw what was going on (which was tricky as I was bouncing up and down) he was suitably impress, but couldn't get up and dance with me because....well sleeping baby.

I had sent my art in months ago and never heard back.  I figured I would keep at it and try again someday when I had newer and more wonderful art.

What a nice treat while I'm on Mat leave to get me all pumped up to start freelancing again!
  • Listening to: The Civil Wars
  • Reading: A Curse as Dark as Gold
  • Watching: Mad Men
So my second little girl (who were are referring to as little A on the internets) was born on Friday the 3rd at 9:30 in the morning.  She was 7 lbs 9 oz and pretty much perfect.  My mom says she looks just like me as a baby :)  I'm feeling fantastic (except the obvious crazy sleep deprivation) this time around which is such a relief as I was a complete mess after I had little S.  She snuggled up in my lap right now as I'm typing. Love.  Here's one of the photos from her newborn shoot on Monday (at 10 days old).



And one of little S, I can't believe that she will be turning two in a couple weeks!  I love being a mom :)

  • Listening to: The Civil Wars
  • Reading: Always the designer, Never the Bride
  • Watching: How I met your Mother
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Chai Latte
My friend (for reals, her parents live across the yard from me) Jen has just opened up an account! Go show :iconjennipiper: some love, she's just getting started out with the fun of digital art.
  • Listening to: The Doobie Brothers
  • Reading: The Masterharper of Pern
  • Watching: Being Erica
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Chocolate Milk
This is excellent: shouldiworkforfree.com/
Also, her post on pricing is gold: www.jessicahische.is/obsessedw…
  • Listening to: Prodigy
  • Reading: Whichever the fourth Outlander book is
  • Watching: Drop Dead Diva (not sure why though)
  • Eating: Peaches!
  • Drinking: mint tea
Have you seen this nonsense?  I want one.  Stat.  Good thing my birthday is coming up!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXbBA1…
  • Listening to: Fair to Midland
  • Reading: Ghost Story - Jim Butcher
  • Watching: Dr Who
  • Eating: Pad Thai
  • Drinking: macha frappes
Greetings peeps.  I just want to excuse my crappy participation lately by letting you know that I'm pregnant again!  Which means I feel crappity crap crap and mostly lie on the couch and read instead of drawing.  And then when I do draw, it's for work projects that I can't show off for months to come.  Which is lame, because some of them are super cute, but that's what they pay me for!  Due in February.  Reminding myself that I did this on purpose.  Dude, I hate gestating.
  • Listening to: Tegan and Sara
  • Reading: Abandon - Meg Cabot
  • Watching: Angel
  • Eating: Pad Thai
  • Drinking: macha frappes
Deviantart is totally messed on Chrome today, I can only view it with firefox.  Anyone else having issues?
  • Listening to: Within Temptation
  • Reading: Dragonfly in Amber
  • Watching: Jekyll
  • Eating: potstickers
  • Drinking: chocolate milk
Okay for reals this time, what do you think?
hanna-sandvig.com

Opinions on my portfolio split?
  • Listening to: Within Temptation
  • Reading: The Bards of Bone Plain
  • Watching: Lost in Austen
  • Eating: Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
  • Drinking: Blackberry yogurt shake
Okay, as I am currently trying to get freelance work, I am a having second thoughts about how my portfolio is arranged (hanna-sandvig.com).  Right now the layout is geared more towards my stylized work, and I fear that won't help at all when I'm also trying to get work with my realistic fantasy stuff.  Any and all opinions on the following problems would be delightful:
- Should I split the site into two sites?
- Should I keep it as it is but have the paintings section go to a seperate site?
- Should that site still have it's own domain name?
- What would you label my galleries as? (right now it's Childrens, General and Paintings)

Anyone?
  • Listening to: Within Temptation
  • Reading: The Bards of Bone Plain
  • Watching: Lost in Austen
  • Eating: Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
  • Drinking: Blackberry yogurt shake
Three journal entries in one week?  Crazy talk.  I would remind you that if you actually happen to care about my ramblings on a more daily basis, I have a blog: hannaslifeiscool.blogspot.com

I uploaded all of my bases for pixel dolls.  For those of you wondering why my gallery was suddenly flooded with naked pixelled people.  My pixel site is down because I switched servers and haven't bothered to load it back up, so if you use my bases you can link back to this account.  

It's been about 5 years since I last dolled, and sometimes I get the urge (I mean, they were so darn cute!) but it quickly passes.  I am, however, doing a lot of cross stitch lately, so maybe that's similar.  Or at least it will be if I start making my own patterns and many of them end up in inaccurate kimonos.  Who knows.  Oh nostalgia.
  • Listening to: Tegan and Sara
  • Reading: Craft Inc
  • Watching: Merlin
  • Eating: popcorn
  • Drinking: Hot chocolate
Anyone else on Pintrest?  You can find me here: pinterest.com/hanasu/

Let me know if you want an invite!
  • Listening to: Tegan and Sara
  • Reading: Craft Inc
  • Watching: Merlin
  • Eating: popcorn
  • Drinking: Hot chocolate
I am in the process of trying to go from being a-person-who-draws-for-people-sometimes-and-they-give-her-money to a Professional Freelance Illustrator.  I am splitting my business finances from my personal finances.  I am getting a business license.  I am trying to figure out how much I should save for income taxes.  I am emailing a million places a day trying to find work.  I am working on my promo postcards.  I am researching canvas prints.

I have a headache.

I am a better artist than I am business woman.
  • Listening to: Tegan and Sara
  • Reading: Craft Inc
  • Watching: Merlin
  • Eating: popcorn
  • Drinking: Hot chocolate
I want to try out painting with gouache. Any experts out there have an opinion what I need to start out? Favourite paint brand? Paper?

I have the urge to paint a bit, and oils just aren't a good fit into my tiny house with baby and limited time life.  How's that for a sentance?  I was never a huge fan of acrylic and watercolour and me just don't get along either.  I don't know why I think gouache will be much better, but I like the look of it.
  • Listening to: The Doobie Brothers
  • Reading: Insatiable - Meg Cabot
  • Watching: Dr Who
  • Eating: Falafel
  • Drinking: Chocolate Milk
I cheated and used jalbum for most of it, which should make it much easier to update than my hand coded site was. Easy is good, as I am lazy about updating! Check it out here: hanna-sandvig.com. Let me know what you think, and if it seems to be working well for your computer set-up :)

Now on to get some more work and take over the world!  I mean...draw.
  • Listening to: The Doobie Brothers
  • Reading: Insatiable - Meg Cabot
  • Watching: Dr Who
  • Eating: Falafel
  • Drinking: Chocolate Milk
To my Canadian buddies.  I made a turkey today that I am taking to my cousins tomorrow for dinner (long story, I don't know how this happened but I have the turkey and won't arrive in time to cook it there).  It's my very first time roasting a turkey and I brined it overnight then stuffed it with sausage cornbread stuffing.  Butter under the skin.  I'm eating it right now.  Baby just woke up, maybe she wants some turkey?

Hope your turkey is as yummy as mine.  I'm thankful for all of YOU!
  • Listening to: The Be Good Tanyas
  • Reading: Cursors Fury - Jim Butcher
  • Watching: Sabrina (the movie, not the show)
  • Eating: turkey
  • Drinking: Hot chocolate