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one day i'll buy these :XD:



I've had my iPhone 4s for 3 years (and yeah, I know. Steve Jobs is the devil and Apple products are shit, har har. I also own a MacBook Pro, and owning both products was somewhat out of my control as my brother bought me my phone as a going away gift when I started grad school, and the MacBook was a requirement of the school I just graduated from). 

Anyway I digress. I've never had any problems with it. Never got it wet. Never damaged it in any way, shape or form. Never had to take it in for repairs. Well, last Thursday I was just about to head out for the day when I noticed that my charging cable wasn't working (I plugged my phone into my laptop to sync some new music to it). So I thought, "welp time to go pick a new one." I'd had the cable for about a year and the $8 knockoff 30 pin chargers have a relatively short lifespan (but then again so does the Apple version -_- my original cable committed suicide just 2 months after I got the damn phone in 2012 and there is NO WAY I'm spending $40 on a charge/sync cable). I went down to Walgreens, a 2 mile walk from my house, picked up a new cord and toddled back on home. 

I was planning on just eating lunch, charging up my now 20% battery phone, and heading off for other errands. So I plug it in and nothing happens. Naturally I think "GREAT, I got a dud." Luckily I hadn't tossed the receipt just yet so I put my shoes back on and went back to Walgreens. I proceeded to spend 20 minutes in the store testing cable after cable and NONE of them would work. :cries: It was at that moment I realized that my phone battery had decided to just give up on life altogether. 

Now, my phone is not a luxury item (although I do occasionally use it for music and social media). I don't have a land line, or reliable wifi. And over the past year I used it almost exclusivley for work, and now that I'm looking for new work I NEED A MEANS OF CONTACT. 

I got sunburnt all over my neck chest and shoulders from my back and forth trek to Walgreens (I was so upset over the phone suicide that I forgot to put on sunblock). My AppleCare (which is basically health insurance for your apple products) ran out a week ago. And I'm broke except for my credit card which I did NOT want to start using. 

Anti Complaint: I was able to get an appointment at the Apple Store and I REALLY hope they can fix it and that it won't cost a shitton of money I don't' have. :|
Tutorial: How to Install Vinyl - Part One by Xadrea
Tutorial: How to Install Vinyl - Part One
soooooo, this was many months in the making (mostly because I didn't have the time to actually sit down and work on it :XD:) This is PART ONE. That means the actual installation instructions will happen in the next installment of this tutorial series! The photos I had of the installation weren't that great or informative sooooo I'm going to redo them and shoot some pics of a different vinyl install :D 

Surface Tension1 by Xadrea
Surface Tension1
I finally got the chance to scan some work from earlier this year! La la la la
Watercolor, white glue, hot glue, and resin on paper mounted to board. 

Surface Tension2 by Xadrea
Surface Tension2
I finally got the chance to scan some work from earlier this year! La la la la
Watercolor, white glue, hot glue, and resin on paper mounted to board. 



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! ;)

Commissions - Open by SweetDukeGifts - Friends Only by SweetDukeRequests - Friends Only by SweetDukeNo Point Commissions by SweetDukeNo Trades by SweetDukeNo Requests by SweetDuke

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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Help my Artist page hit 100 likes!

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 8, 2015, 3:12 PM
Hi peeps! I'm honing in on 100 likes for my artist page on FB and I need your help :D (note: this is NOT me asking you to help me out with a pageview/like whoring type deal. This is me continuing to market & promote myself as an independent artist) I CANNOT get clients without promotion (and neither can you for that matter :lol: ).

That being said, if you have social media links send them my way! I love helping promote my artist friends! I will list mine below for your convenience: 

Screenshot 2015-06-08 18.02.58 by Xadrea…

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Screenshot 2015-06-08 18.04.00 by

Shoot me your social media links in the comments and I will like/follow and then share :) 

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  • Reading: Nothing currently
  • 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!
Xadrea Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug: thankies!
MrWolfeConcoctions Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Flashy sent me here. :)
Xadrea Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
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],
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...
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:……
Xadrea Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart: Thank you! :meow:
AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
Xadrea Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug: thank you!
AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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!
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:
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
simpleCOMICS Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Sounds like a plan. :)
Xadrea Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Woohoo, plan in action :D
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