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Erin 'Raine' MacMillan
Canada
Current Residence: Ontario
Favourite style of art: impressionism, art nouveau
Operating System: PC
Skin of choice: mine!
Favourite cartoon character: Calvin & Hobbes
Personal Quote: "If it doesn't move... paint it."
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Like I said, I've been taking time to get back into things, dusting off my pens and brushes, sharpening my pencils, working myself into a state of insomnia. You know, the usual.

To give myself a little incentive, I spent a few pennies on one of these. Subtle, I know! I've been working and saving for the last 8 months, not solely to purchase this tablet, but to put something towards creating a future for myself.

Exposition time!

Basically, keeping a long story short, I dropped out of school last year. I was somewhat close to actually completing my design degree, but I was also really, really close to losing all sanity and perspective on life. So I walked away from it. I don't know at this point when or in what capacity I'll return to school. For now, I'm really quite focused on regaining and building on the artistic skills I had started to hone in high school and subsequently lost in university.

Having been out of school for about 10 months now, and given sufficient time to decompress, I'm making use of precious free time. I work about 35-40 hours a week as a waitress/manager/designer extraordinaire at the same little restaurant I've been working at for the last 7 years. I love my job and I've actually learned so much now that I've begun working full time. For the first time in four years, I feel productive. It's a nice feeling.

I'm not sure what my ultimate long-term goal is, but I know that I won't be pressing myself back into school for at least another 12 months. I've been working very hard on a giant menu redesign at work, and that's starting to lead into some illustration opportunities. Hopefully, within the next 3 - 6 months, I'll actually be 'open for business' as my own creative enterprise. We'll see!

For now, it's baby steps and building confidence. And for the first time in a while, I'm quite content!

Bear with me!

xo

erin
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vhm-cain Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow you've been a deviant for six years now :P
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Blue-Cherokee Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
Please visit [link] Journal to help save a life.
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blueamcat Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006  Professional Photographer
Hey Raine! Just checking up on you because you don't seem to be around...wanted to say hello and that I miss ya!

Hopefully hear from you soon!

Yer bud blue
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penginnoikari Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for all the helpful comments!
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leesaf Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2005
I also thank you for the watch. I wonder, how did you find me?
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RaineCat Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2005
I saw your comment on *tikideputy's myxomatosis. You didn't just write 'Cool!', or 'omg that rox!!', you actually put some obvious thought into explaining why you thought it worked. So I thought I'd check out your gallery. Sorry for the stalk and run, I wanted to check your work out in more detail, but I had to head out for work, and knew I would forget to find you again!
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tikideputy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005
thanks for the watch!
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htx Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005
Thanks for the watch, nice gallery you have here :D
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