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That post grad life lol

Journal Entry: Thu May 28, 2015, 9:30 AM
Hai people ^ ^ long time no see (seems like every time I write a journal that's what I have to open with :XD:) Anyways, yus, as you've seen with my previous journal I finally graduated with my MFA :dance: And naturally, once again, I'm back in the SERIOUS job hunt. Thus far I will be teaching a three week class this summer, but that is all that is on the horizons as I shoot out hundreds of applications :XD: It defintely does say something about the current state of things that someone of my education level is having such a difficult time finding steady work (and I'm not even talking about in my field even :lol:) I'm trying to stay positive about it, but this rodeo is getting old :| 

On a lighter note, I published my first book! Well it's a coloring book titled The Wildest Dreams :XD:

Screenshot 2015-05-28 11.57.53 by Xadrea

It is available on CreateSpace right here: www.createspace.com/5489773  so spread the word! I'm going to be selling hard copies I printed myself at the local artist's market this upcoming Friday (hopefully I can get rid of most of my stuff because I could really use the munny :XD:

Well what're you waiting for?! SHARE THAT LINK!



  • Mood: Approval
  • Listening to: Titanium (cover)- Postmodern Jukebox ft. Von Smith
  • Reading: A Step From Heaven--An Na
  • Watching: you!!!
  • Playing: Runescape 3
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing
The Wildest Dreams pg. 1 by Xadrea
The Wildest Dreams pg. 1
I wrote and self published a coloring book! Wuuuuuut!? I know right :XD: Anyhow, if you have a hankering to color and record your own wild dreams scoot yourself over this way: www.createspace.com/5489773 to buy a copy!
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The Wildest Dreams pg. 5 by Xadrea
The Wildest Dreams pg. 5
I wrote and self published a coloring book! Wuuuuuut!? I know right :XD: Anyhow, if you have a hankering to color and record your own wild dreams scoot yourself over this way: www.createspace.com/5489773 to buy a copy!
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The Wildest Dreams pg. 8 by Xadrea
The Wildest Dreams pg. 8
I wrote and self published a coloring book! Wuuuuuut!? I know right :XD: Anyhow, if you have a hankering to color and record your own wild dreams scoot yourself over this way: www.createspace.com/5489773 to buy a copy!
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Souichiro by Xadrea
Souichiro
having fun with some older characters in GIMP
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Mellissa Redman
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Hi I'm Mellissa and I'm 26. I have an MFA in painting from the Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (2015). I have a BFA in painting and drawing (art history minor) from the University of Akron (2012). I'm an illustrator and freelance artist ^ ^My favorite color is pink, and I think muffins are the cutest food ever!

Besides painting, I love printmaking and I plan on eventually owning a silkscreen to produce prints outside of the studio!
Lastly, I block trolls and overall mean people, so be warned! ;)


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Current Age: 26
Current Residence: Grand Rapids, MI
deviantWEAR sizing preference: small (but alas, the deviantWEAR store has been closed for over a year D: )

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That post grad life lol

Journal Entry: Thu May 28, 2015, 9:30 AM
Hai people ^ ^ long time no see (seems like every time I write a journal that's what I have to open with :XD:) Anyways, yus, as you've seen with my previous journal I finally graduated with my MFA :dance: And naturally, once again, I'm back in the SERIOUS job hunt. Thus far I will be teaching a three week class this summer, but that is all that is on the horizons as I shoot out hundreds of applications :XD: It defintely does say something about the current state of things that someone of my education level is having such a difficult time finding steady work (and I'm not even talking about in my field even :lol:) I'm trying to stay positive about it, but this rodeo is getting old :| 

On a lighter note, I published my first book! Well it's a coloring book titled The Wildest Dreams :XD:

Screenshot 2015-05-28 11.57.53 by Xadrea

It is available on CreateSpace right here: www.createspace.com/5489773  so spread the word! I'm going to be selling hard copies I printed myself at the local artist's market this upcoming Friday (hopefully I can get rid of most of my stuff because I could really use the munny :XD:

Well what're you waiting for?! SHARE THAT LINK!



  • Mood: Approval
  • Listening to: Titanium (cover)- Postmodern Jukebox ft. Von Smith
  • Reading: A Step From Heaven--An Na
  • Watching: you!!!
  • Playing: Runescape 3
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing

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Lexi247 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Just stopping by to say hello :hug: Have a wonderful day!
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug: thankies!
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MrWolfeConcoctions Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Flashy sent me here. :)
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart::wave::hug:
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Namco-NintendoFan-88 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
HAPPY 26th BIRTHDAY, Mellissa Redman, a.k.a. "Xadrea," dear friend!
:sing: :sing: :sing: :sing: :dance: :dance: :boogie: :boogie: :party: :airborne:

Good luck, and I hope you'll have a great birthday today!
Also wishing you keep up the good work on all awesome artwork 'n stuff; I love 'em! ;) :heart:
:thumbsup: :pringles: :cake: :pie:

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Nelson C. [my real name],
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3:00 P.M.
Los Angeles, CA ;)

Since I wouldn't have been able to do some birthday muro drawings, I got two extra drawing copies, so...
SURPRISE;
Believe it or not, two birthday muro drawing copies I made, of chibi Haruhi Suzumiya and Mikuru Asahina wishing you one, so, wishes 'n' luck!
Click on them:
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart: Thank you! :meow:
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AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug: thank you!
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AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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birthdays Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's February 28th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

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Xadrea Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:dance: thank you!
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simpleCOMICS Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I've recently hurt a very dear friend by forgetting their birthday. I shall not do the same to you, Ms. X ^^

Happy Birthday! I hope things are going well for you these days :party:
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart: Aww thank you Jason ^ ^ things are going pretty well, busy with school as usual buuuuut spring break is next week so I hope to be around dA most of that week :D
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simpleCOMICS Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Sounds like a plan. :)
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Woohoo, plan in action :D
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