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Journal Entry: Wed Jan 11, 2012, 6:10 AM

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:bulletpurple: ART CALENDAR 2012 :bulletpurple:
Art Calendar 2012 by KaanaMoonshadow
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:bulletpurple: NEW YEAR, NEW OFFICE :bulletpurple:

Happy New Year, everyone! :glomp:

I hope your year got off to a good start and I wish you all the best for the rest of it – success, health and of course lots of fun! :party:

As for me, this is my third official day as a freelance artist, and so far it has been pretty fun. ;) I still spend most of the time setting up my office and getting used to my new daily schedule. I know it might take a while to really settle in but so far it didn't went too bad and I'm truly glad I made that step! :w00t:

We did spend a lot of time in the past weeks to set up my new office space here at home – we had to move a lot of furniture from one room to another and actually had to make some room for my new desk and other office stuff like my supercool new sketch flip chart, but now it's finished, new plants and all! :D

Here are some pictures that I've taken:
something new I by KaanaMoonshadow something new II by KaanaMoonshadow

It's a great lofty space close to the window, and I love it already! :giggle: Let's hope that it does wonders to my creativity as well…

On a more artistic note, I have spent a lot of time finalizing the content and design for my new homepage. I totally underestimated how much work I would have to put into that but I want it to look really good when it's done, so it will just take a little longer to set it all up.

Keep your fingers crossed! :D

:bulletpurple: GAMES TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2012 :bulletpurple:

Damn, 2012 is going to be amazing – Mass Effect 3, Diablo 3, Starcraft II – Heart of the Swarm… I'll barely have time to do some work! :laughing:

As you can see, this gamer gal is already very excited regarding the games that will hit the shelves this year, especially with all the new promo material slowly coming up in form of trailers and news articles. Now they just have to release the Fem!Shep trailer they promised us a while ago, and I'd be in gamer heaven! :dummy:

But what about you? What games are you looking forward to in 2012? :D

Cheers, and take care everyone! :tighthug:

~Kaana
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  • Mood: Pirate
  • Listening to: Elane - The Silver Falls
  • Watching: Zbrush Tutorials
  • Playing: Mass Effect
  • Drinking: Earl Grey Tea
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:iconshawn-morrill:
Shawn-Morrill Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
:icon300plz: Awesome!! The new office looks great!! Very nice features as well =) :icon300plz:
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D

And it's awesome to see you spending more time here again - how are you doing? Your signature indicates that some things have changed in your life, too! ;)
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Shawn-Morrill Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Your're welcome =) Not too bad, getting ready to move to our new home and indeed they are a changing ;)
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Good luck with that - moving is always a lot of work! :phew:
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Shawn-Morrill Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
I know it sucks lol
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Faeini Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
I'm hoping for GW2 but afraid it might be released when my major starts which then i have no time for anything :(
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KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:laughing: I hear you. If I'm lucky, ME3 and Diablo III are going to hit the stores at the same time... how am I going to work then? :ohnoes:

But best of luck with your major nonetheless - what kind of major are you doing?
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:iconfaeini:
Faeini Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
MLT :D waiting for my letter this spring semester and will start in the fall. But i do get the summer off (for once) and will try and burn my muse out then so i don't get so down during the first 2 semesters of it.
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sounds interesting and like a lot of work, so making good use of your spare time till then sounds like a good idea to me! ;P
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tankgirly Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Thank you so much for feature my little Culpepper portrait. :heart:
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're most welcome, hon! :icondragonglomp:
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tankgirly Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
:iconwuvplz:
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DakartaSoladon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
I am psyched about Mass Effect 3. Another big game I am looking forward to is Reckoning. hopefully it lives up to it's creators (Todd McFarlane and R. A Salvatore).
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Reckoning looks interesting - I hadn't heard about that before, but now I'll definitely keep an eye on it. Loved the conceptual art for it already! ;)
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MsTaz511 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sitting near windows is great, if im stumped on ideas i often just look outside and stare at the clouds. you know how they sometimes form weird shapes? it usually gives me more concepts to work on =D

I'm excited for Mass Effect 3! Though I dont know why as I cant actually play it, neither of the first two will run on my pc... :shrug:

Looking forward to seeing some of your now "proffessional" artworks. :giggle:

P.S. love the screeny on the (right) monitor. =P
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D I got that comment from several Bishop girls - I wonder why? =P

And I love looking at clouds, too - you can see such great shapes and colours there, especially during sunrise and sunset!
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MsTaz511 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Good to know im not the only one! hehehe.. =P
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:iconmadoldhag:
MadOldHag Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dir auch nachträglich ein gutes neues Jahr und viel Glück und Erfolg mit Deiner Karriere als freischaffende Künstlerin!
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KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, das kam überraschend - da kennen wir uns jetzt schon so eine lange Zeit und ich hatte keine Ahnung, dass du aus Deutschland kommst! :laughing: Man verbringt einfach zu viel Zeit in englischen Foren... ;)

Vielen lieben Dank für die guten Wünsche, und auch dir nur das Beste für all deine Projekte in 2012! :tighthug:
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:iconmadoldhag:
MadOldHag Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stimmt allerdings. Wusste es von Dir selbst lange Zeit nicht. Oft kommentiert mensch auch Macht der Gewohnheit auf Englisch (oder halt damit es auch andere lesen können).

Gern geschehen und danke. :tighthug: Werde ich brauchen können. Habe eine Menge vor ...
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Stimmt, die Macht der Gewohnheit! ;)

Oho, das klingt spannend - darf ich fragen, was für Dinge? :hug:
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MadOldHag Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Erst einmal ist da die Renovierung/der anstehende Umzug. Dann ist da ein etwas größeres Schreibprojekt. (Schreiben ist momentan nicht in all dem Chaos ...) Außerdem übe ich Zeichnen/Malen und habe ein paar Leuten versprochen, etwas für sie zu kreieren. Ach ja, eine Gruppe habe ich auch aufgemacht. War die auch noch etwas mit einem Mod? Nun ja, hängt mit dem Schreiben zusammen, sind ja teilweise die selben Charaktere. Reicht das für's Erste?
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:iconarcalian:
Arcalian Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
GAh! I haven't even read your interview from last journal yet!
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:laughing: Sorry if you feel spammed - I'll try to keep it down a little from now on. :glomp:
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Arcalian Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
No, it was an apology for my falling behind! :hug:
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:laughing: Don't worry, it happens! :tighthug:
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TarienCole Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I got Skyrim for Christmas. I like the snippets of it I can play when I'm not writing, working, or otherwise buried. :P
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KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The curse of the prolific, huh? ;) I've heard a lot of good things about Skyrim so far, and many gamers I know have been playing it since the day it came out simply to explore the world. I know you always have a lot of things on your hand, but take some time for yourself (and your wife =P) now and then to recharge your batteries! :cuddle:
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:icontariencole:
TarienCole Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, spending time with wifey is another reason I seldom have time to game anymore. :P
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tonare Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
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nachoriesco Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!! I`m very happy to be featured!
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are most welcome - it's well deserved! :cuddle:
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differentego Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ein gutes neues Jahr nachträglich. Das Studio sieht toll aus, Gratulation :thumbsup:. Vielen Dank für das feature :hug: - ich sollte von Zeit zu Zeit auch wieder welche machen. Viel Erfolg mit der freiberuflichen Kunst :blowkiss:
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KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Vielen Dank für die guten Wünsche, und gern geschehen! :D
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:iconlweeling:
Lweeling Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy New Year, I hope you will take your marks easily as a free lance!:D
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, hon - keep your fingers crossed! :tighthug: Do you have any "special plans" for this year already?
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:iconlweeling:
Lweeling Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not really, I just plan to waste less water and things like that. XD
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: It's good to have a plan - even "small" things count! :nod:
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Lweeling Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess so. ^^
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alltheoriginalnames Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Good to see you getting all settled in, and again excellent news on jumping into freelance full time.
Let me know how it goes, definitely interested.

I am psyched about some games coming out, but I take my time getting to them. If I buy them around the same time I find myself bouncing around from game to game, rather than just focusing on one. I play my games on the PS3 console. And I do have reason to believe that there will be new consoles coming out in the next year or two, Which means they are going to push out the last of the good games on the present systems in order to make the last of their money, then wait for the new system before making another game. Which means a dry spell in good games.

I also need to learn to get RPGs in the winter months, as I do not have time in the summer to play them. Keep rediscovering that problem the hard way, year after year.
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KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'll keep you posted on my new career, count on it! :D Right now I'm focusing all my effort on getting my professional website online, and it's fun to get all the content together although it's also a lot of work.

As for games, it must be nice to always have a good game waiting for you... I find it very hard to be patient once a game comes out that I love, and I tend to pre-order them all right away and then start playing the day they hit the stores. :laughing:

I fear there won't be any good new RPGs on the horizon for a while once the major new releases are out - there's some talk about "Kingdoms of Amalur - Reckoning" but I have no idea if it's going to be any good... I suppose we shall see. ;)
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Gaspode5 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Hm, my partner is looking forward to Mass Effect 3 although there's been a lot of discussions concerning the 'security' software that EA are rumoured to plan to include, which would mean a serious breach of privacy. He's already talked about boycotting the game. Me, as usual I'm a decade behind and I'm still, yes still, playing Origins and haven't finished any of the DA2 play throughs. Not to mention NWN 2. I don't think I can handle a new game just now, whimper... I'm really looking forward to your site. It will be stunning I'm sure.
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KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I read about that "Origin" software you'll need for ME3... and damn, did that make me angry - it's ME1 all over again. :angered: But since there's been so much protest against it already, EA Games already made concessions regarding the use of "Origin" for the release of ME3... I guess I'll wait how the situation will be in March. Worst case, I won't play it... and damn, would that break my heart! :ohnoes:

I hope the website will be up and running by the end of this month, so - keep your fingers crossed! :D
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