Well, the Olympics are over, some minor health issues are taken care of and my son has come and gone from college, so I think it's time that I wrote a new Journal entry. There are a few VERY special people that I have neglected for far too long that deserve some acknowledgement.
First, I have to publicly thank [link]
for her beautiful work on my first ever DA commission of my OCs Grel and Ling. It's been in my Gallery for a while now, but in case some of you haven't seen it, PLEASE check it out and also check out her own page. She's a sweet person as well as a great artist.
Next is the "Grace" to my "Will"
, who did a super-hott, super-sexy private Nightwing commission for me. Because of its Mature theme (at my request), it's not in my Gallery, but I highly recommend you check out her page and art! Her Cap and Iron Man from Avengers work is romantic, touching and sexy, and she's another sweetheart!
Finally, this person is SO cool and giving that I hated to include her last, but I simply went in order of the time when the pics were done. My dear friend and AWESOME artist [link]
! She has done a simply AMAZING piece of my OC Grel that is both beautiful and dynamic and I fell in love with it the minute I saw it. In fact, she has graciously allowed me to use part of it as my icon. You can check it out here: [link]
, and check out the rest of her work while you're there!
And here's a late addition (so Sazariel is no longer last! LOL!): [link]
A new friend who completely surprised me by doing a series of Grel pics without my even requesting them! You can see one of them at the following link and then check out his Gallery for the others, as well as the rest of his cool artwork: [link]
There are others that I have met and enjoyed friendships with like [link]
(awesome man and a beautiful writer and artist of romantic, sexy men!), [link]
(great guy with sexy, mature art), [link]
(great guy who draws hot men and has a couple of really cool OCs!) and [link]
(another great guy and awesome artist!).
And of course, I can't forget my two buddies [link]
(I am SO envious of his talent!) and [link]
(simply put: a HOTT guy with a HUGE ego but a lot of fun!). I have had SO much fun just chatting and BSing with these last two guys that no list of my friendships would be complete without them.
There are others of course, but these are the people whom I have kept in touch with the most so far. I am sure (hopeful?) that I will add to this list in the future, so please don't feel slighted or angry if you're not on it, okay? Just hit me up with a Note or something and let's chat more!
As for what's up with me? I had a phone interview with the Traevor Project this afternoon. The Trevor Project is a volunteer organization that is based in New York and Los Angeles that helps GLBTQ teens and youth throughout the USA. They run a crisis intervention /suicide pevention hotline, a confidential chatroom, a social networking site, etc. for youths and young adults. I've been to orientations, filled out applications and now I'm entering the final stage of the process. The interview seemed to go well, so they said I will be contacted within one to three weeks and then I have to go through a background check and start training if I'm accepted. I'm hoping to get on the hotline, but I'll be doing other things, as well.
Still trying to squeeze in some writing and art for my OCs, but I also don't want to rush it, especially the writing. I have a question for you: Would you rather read solo adventures about Grel, Ling and Pol or would you rather read about them all together? Or should I change it up? And would you rather read about how Grel got his shadow powers or just stories after he already has them? Or do you not even want to read my stories at all? LOL! Feedback, please!
OKay, I think that's enough for now. Hopefully, I won't wait another month before writing another one of these! LOL!