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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
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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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Steamland Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Mellissa if i had a gazillion dollars i'd hire you in a heartbeat. You're an amazing,funny,talented, and knowledgeable young woman. I miss yeah, how are you doing? 
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart: Thank you ^ ^
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Steamland Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student General Artist
welcome :heart: ^//^ 
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FurryMuscleGrowthFan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Your art is pretty cool and your journals are a blast to read!
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!:heart:
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Ed5421 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
what does it take to be a senior member?
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This should answer your question in detail :Dhelp.deviantart.com/29/
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Ed5421 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
thanks
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
no problem :D The FAQs are pretty comprehensive for most questions :D
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hehariot Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Are things going okay? (Sorry for coming out of the blue)
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, things are going as well to be expected :XD: I'm not sure if you're aware of my other journals and what not, but I'm still looking for a job and all that goodness. (and you're fine :heart:)
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hehariot Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, okay! I wish you well~! Asuna (Smile 1) [V1] 
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely gallery! I write poetry, but truly appreciate beautiful visual art as well! Keep up the great work! (PS: from Ohio as well, so I actually know what the University of Akron is ;) )
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you much :la::hug: I really like your poetry :3 It's quite lovely!
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
THANKS <3
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