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Diary of Jane #7

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 1, 2013, 3:51 PM
This journal will be slightly different from the usual Diary of Jane, let's say it's my New Year's Special (:

I had a wonderful dinner, but He wasn't there yet. I wasn't feeling lonely, watching a fairy tale put me in a good mood. After I finished, nervosity came over me - where is He, I'm sleepy but wouldn't want to miss Him. I prepared drinks, put my best clothes and perfume on, just for Him, than I sat near the Christmas tree, eyes hurting, hardly resisting sleep. Finally than, He arrived - New Year was there, awaiting me to throw myself around His neck. But I loved the old one too, the one I finally came to know completely in that very second. I kissed him goodbye, assuring myself I'll never forget Him.


2012 was an important year of my personal and professional life; I painted 167 watercolor pieces, 17 graphite/charcoal drawings, 9 acrylic paintings on canvas, made 12 tutorials here on DeviantArt. I've gained over 5300 watchers since February and nearly 2000 on Facebook since April. My big dreams by the beginning of 2012 - getting a Daily Deviation, making a speed painting video and have a live exhibition - have all come true, I got two Daily Deviations, made 5 speed painting videos and had an exhibition in May. I've also grown very fond of DeviantArt, I've incorporated it into my daily routines and at the end of the day I often find myself thinking of the idea of community and how beautifully it works - it is a mirror, you always see your reflection in it.

I've also changed the color of my hair last year, from my natural ginger to black. I intend to keep it black until a completely new era of my life arrives and I would feel black no longer speaks for me.

Happy New Year 2013 everyone! Regarding resolutions, remember that what you wish to change, you can change any today of the year, no matter what number stands in your calendar (:



During 2012, I've sent 172 DD suggestions to our lovely CV's, 37 of them were accepted and featured.
Latest DD's suggested by me along with my congratulations:

 
Sturmisch by Ludwina Over Dover by Asnavad
Colors by Solacya
h0meGrown 5ouL 1.3 by mekhz Nana by SandraPelly
Lady and irises by chervona no name__7 by happyamgle
untitled by SametAdlane abstract composition by tehub

Walkthrough - Ozelot in watercolor by LittleMissRaven  Color Pencil Tutorial by Verlisaerys


FAQ #18: Who selects the Daily Deviation and how is it chosen?


journal skin by STelari
New Year's Special :frail:
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lintu47 Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was under the impression i read this already; it seems i haven't.
I don't miss 2012, the pain and unhappiness led me to wish for it to be over sooner so i could start fresh, leaving behind the memory of the people that caused all the drama in my life.

On the other hand, my life on dA is getting better and better, meeting new people, carrying on my work and making friends - like you. 2012 seems to have been a good professional year for you and for that i can only be glad and wish you that 2013 will be at least as good as the last one was. :hug:
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jane-beata Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I am sorry for the pain and unpleasant memories that connect with your 2012. On the other hand, holding on the old wisdom "what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger" (gosh how much that is true), you can perceive 2012 as a year that made you stronger - you are a fighter, from what I know about you.

Thank you for your genuine wishes, too. I want to get stronger as well, so I'll get my sword and a shield and 2013 can come to get me ^^
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lintu47 Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh i already got my sword and shield! It's true, it's very true, and in some way i am glad i experienced it.
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TheDarkenedBride Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
vsetko dobre v novom roku :hug: vela stastia a uspechov :iconfireworkplz:
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jane-beata Jan 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aj Tebe, dakujem (:
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easyfloat Jan 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Grea skin for diary, did you made it, or someone helped you, sorry f i ask thing, and you do not have to answer, check out my gallery and say if you want and old old dog with old tricks here in this group, to me looks delicious and healthy.
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SRaffa Jan 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
I would hate to imagine the site without you; deviant through and through! :hug:
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jane-beata Jan 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
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:iconoli-one:
It's good Jane , you have welcomed very well this new year (He like so much perfume:yum:) ... So this year should be under a good sign.
I'm happy for you, you realized a lot of wishes and projects.
Thanks again for all your work on dA.:hug: and keep up your (very) interesting work!!=)=)
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jane-beata Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Oli for all your support (:
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