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Join me on reddit + closing my stockHey folks! I am doing an Ask me Anything on reddit !! So if you'd like to ask this mer a question, please post on the thread. You can join if you don't have an account very easily. http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1pscl3/iama_professional_mermaid_ama/
Also at the end of November I'll be closing my stock account :iconraine-angelstock: so if you want to use something, use it now!
Being a Mermaid Keeps me busyHey folks, I know I rarely update anymore... and I apologize. I'm so thankful for all your support... but I am so busy being a professional mermaid. It's really been crazy, and if you don't already follow me on facebook, please do so. (click for link!)
I am hoping to do some work with my great friend :iconericbb: this winter, so for those of you who follow me for that work, you'll have something to look forward to!
It's been a busy year, and if you didn't know already I published a book. You can see some info at www.makemeamermaid.com and if you feel so inclined as to buy it, use coupon code FAST5 for 5% off (even ebook!) However I am no longer doing signed copies That was limited and the site needs to be updated. Book 2 is around the corner, it'll be based more specifically on my experiences this past year with lovely photos, less of a "how-to".
We also published a calendar for the purpose of rai
A kid stole his first kiss from me !Yup happened at a gig today, whole funny photo and context on reddit here: http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/1k4cv8/today_a_13_year_old_boy_stole_his_first_kiss_from/ feel free to upvote if you think it's funny!
2000 watchers + a Decade on DAI did not realize I have 2000 watchers. Nor did I realize I passed my DA Birthday, and I've now been here for A DECADE. Holy. Crap. I was a blissfully ignorant teenager 10 years ago. I still remember the summer a friend showed me DA. So many crazy things have happened since then. Like, my mermaid world for instance. I just passed 4000 fans on my FB page. Please give me a like there if you haven't already: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raina-the-Halifax-Mermaid/183327321702019
I'm not really sure what else to say. I still do a lot of photos, but their more personal and not something I think the majority of the internet would enjoy to see. I have learned a lot about underwater photography. I may do 1 nude shoot this year, I derno, I weigh like 40lbs more than I did 10 years ago haha it's a little harder to get up the nerve you know? I don't draw anymore, my hands tremor too badly. I play guitar once in a while. I really just spend all my time on my mermaid company. It's like I finally f
My Book is Published
I published a book http://rai925.wix.com/howtobeamermaid
You can check out the website link to find out info about it, and how to order. It's kinda awesome. Selling like hot takes too!
This is an auto-bio of how I became a mermaid and turned it into a job and how someone else can too!
I am publishing a book on FridayOn Friday, I am publishing my first book: "Fishy" Business: How to be a Mermaid.
Fishy Business will be released Friday morning. To celebrate, I am doing a ustream at 6:30pm ADT. The ustream will be at this link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rainwater you can create an account to sign in and chat, or you can log in with FB. If you aren't sure what 6:30ADT is in YOUR time zone, this link will show you my current time is, and you can figure out the difference from your current time: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=286
You can RSVP to the FB event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/626143357414463/
** 300 POINT GIVEAWAY! ** (3-ish days left!)Hello watchers, passerbyers, distant stalkers-
I feel REALLY bad for being AWOL from dA, the reason being partially for my laptop breaking again,
but this time for real ;n; In any case, I hope this will partially suffice for my leave..
300 Point Giveaway
HERE'S HOW THINGS WORK!
By COMMENTING AND FAVOURITING this journal, you are instantly entered to win 100! Yep, three winners total!
Your account must be at LEAST 2 months old.
You MUST have a deviantart icon and not the default one :icondefaultplz:
No using alternate/plz accounts for extra chances, I will find out.
What do I comment with?
Anything! Tell me a joke, what you're doing for the holidays, send me your favourite song, etc.
So as long as it's not a single word, plz icon, or emote, you should be fine!
Those who comment with a single word/plz/emote, <2 mont
SBOX 300 Point Giveaway! You and a friend can win!Hello everybody! Welcome back for another FREE TO JOIN weekly giveaway!
Share the Christmas joy and win with a friend!
Check out the details below!
In the spirit of the season, i'm being more generous than ever- now doing more giveaways than EVER BEFORE. So you can go out there and buy something with these points! You can't take it with you, amirite?
The winners from last giveaway came in pairs- each got 75 points.
~egrojamg entered with ~Ascraft
*Ribbon-Wren with ~PteraDragon
I bet you'd like to know how to enter, wouldn't you?
It's easy as 1-2-3.
2 pairs of people will win 50 points a piece. One lone winner will get 100 points.
How to enter:
1.This journal- This generates a list I can choose the winner from.
2.Be a watcher. (Ignore if already watching)- I would really appreciate it if you did, plus it's an easy way to say "thank you". (These things are very expensive to do) Who knows- you might even like my
Art and Music Contest ($500 in prizes)Art and Music are endless sources of inspiration, so let's have fun playing with them!
Choose an inspiring theme, then select a song and 3 artworks that go with your theme
Our judges will then select the best Entry and Finalists.
"'til Hell freezes over" Premium Membership
1 Month GetWatchers VIP +30,000 Views
Theme Featured on the biggest dA group %GetWatchers Homepage
12 Month Premium Membership
1 Month GetWatchers VIP + 15,000 Views
6 Month Premium Membership
1 Month GetWatchers VIP + 7,500 Views
Note: Third Place winner will be randomly selected among participants who have added this journal to their favourites.
How To Enter
1 Choose an inspiring Theme.
2 Select a song that inspires you and 3 Artworks related to your Theme (Artworks can be from your own
End of Year Giveaway! Subscriptions and prizes.As the end of the year approaches I'd like to share some festive cheer and offer people the chance to win some freebies.
To enter you need to leave a comment on this post.
You can also nominate other people for a prize by mentioning (posting their icon) in your comment.
So the basic prizes are as follows:
1 year subscription for someone that posts a comment directly on this post*
1 year subscription for someone mentioned in a comment posted directly on this post**
1 year subscription for the person who mentions the most people in their comments***
3 month subscription for someone that posts a comment directly on this post*
3 month subscription for someone mentioned in a comment posted directly on this post**
Grand Prize -I will draw an art request for someone who posts directly on this post and includes the words Grand Prize in their post.
* Only your first comment will count. You can post multiple times to nominate more people but ever
Free Christmas Raffle 1000 Point's
I've decided to give some points away, like a little present and also a thank you for my lovely watchers!
So, what do you need to do?
Be my Watcher.
Favourite this Journal
Create a Journal or a Poll about this Journal. (Comment with a link to the Journal/Poll)
How does it works?
I'll use a random number creator between one and the number of the favourites of this Journal ( = A Raffle-Number for you). There will be 2 Winner. I'll post the names of the winners in a Christmas Journal.
Place 1 will win 800
Place 2 will win 200
Good Luck ♥
Christmas Art/ Holiday Art Giveaway/ Features!Happy December everyone
Tis' the season t be generous, so of course I am holding a giveaway. Similar to the previous giveaway, there will be three winners. Only this time I will be giving away free art. For those of you who win I will draw whatever you like (as long as what you want doesn't break my rules, obviously. Max of three characters).
Entries will close on the 15th (so you have one week to enter). Winners will be chosen via Random.Org
HOW TO ENTER:
*Favourite this journal (this is how you get your number)
*Be a Watcher
*Make a journal advertising this journal, then link your journal in the comment section.
For everyone who enters, I will feature a deviation of yours in a future journal. So basically everyone who enters gets a feature at some point!!!
Merry Holidays everyone, I hope many of you choose to play. It will be fun, I swear!
How To Photograph Your Paintings
How To Photograph Your Paintings
In this article I want to discuss a common problem that some traditional artists have. That's photographing your paintings. Whether it be for selling prints or just getting your art noticed online the importance of having paintings look great is key. If your fortunate enough to have a scanner for smaller pieces then that's great! But if your working on large canvases or paper then you can run into issues. The most common problem artists have are Glare, Blur and Color. All of which will be discussed in this article.
Anyone who has worked with acrylics and oils knows what a problem this can be when your trying to take a picture of a painting. This is not as much a issues for a artist working with watercolors
Traditional artwork FEATURE CONTEST
Traditional Artwork FEATURE CONTEST
We are starting our Traditional Art Week with a CONTEST for you! No extreme efforts needed, all you'll be required to do in order to qualify for entering is to FEATURE 10 of your favorite traditional artworks - we want to see what you like and enjoy! Contest starts now (when this blog entry is published) and ends on Sunday, 15th of December (afternoon, PST). 3 Winners will be announced in a Traditional Art Week Summary blog and also in this journal (updated) and awarded a 3 months premium membership each!
❢ Quest Objectives
✒ Find 10 traditional artworks of your choice & taste
✒ publish a journal, in which you feature these artworks
in the most appealing way (using sta.sh is highly recommended)
✒ do so by Sunday, December 15th (afternoon, PST)
✒ comment on this
Giveaways NEED to STOP!Giveaways on deviantART need to stop! They're having a number of detrimental effects on the community at large. Within this article, I aim to discuss this problem, as well as provide alternatives for giveaways. I'll begin by outlining what a giveaway is, both in the real world and on deviantART; explain why giveaways are simply not for deviantART; illustrate my points with real-world examples; and then go into detail on what exactly the aforementioned detrimental effects are. Additionally, I will counteract a number of excuses people use for holding and entering giveaways; as well as offer alternatives to giveaways for both parties.
I know the article is quite long, but this is an issue which myself and a growing number of other community members feel to be important. But I promise, it doesn't actually take too long to read once you get going!
If you agree with my points in this article, or even simply find the debate interesting, I would appreciate
Halloween Nudes!Here are a selection of Halloween inspired and related nudes from all over DA! Enjoy the spooky nakedness! weee!
Toxic by ~Rayofdark Beautiful Zombie 2 by ~TheDarkRabbit :thumb107851906: Zombie on Toronto street by ~IgorLaptev Blood Red fingernails by ~tedwin riven in ink XI by ~graemo :thumb81165222: Blood Angel by ~TearsOfLilith Jami Deadly's Bath of Blood by ~psychocatblah Blood and Cake by ~auxcentral Blood Pudding by ~MadameAbsinthe you know me as Elisabeth by `suzi9mm on the edge by ~photographydomine prank of the pixie by ~5dam lucky pumpkins by ~abe64 the pumpkin lovers by ~photographydomine Smashed I by `LovittGirl Pumpkin Time by ~apolaroid pumpkin time by ~abe64 pumpkinhead by ~MatthewCooke pumpkin by ~5dam the pumpkin queen by ~photographydomine Pumpkin Patch Nap by *JennaBlack :thumb71948523: Halloween Fun. by ~LucyIreland Way too naked by =UniqueNudes Something Wicked by ~SVonFrankesntein harvest... by ~AMViews Lazy Relaxation by ~raeadhani Christi, wild child 35 by ~timsumma Trick or Treat Purple Pumpkin by ~AmeliaG :thumb102239215: :thumb66368328: Pumpkins are coming by ~Zzaarr Pumpkin by ~SirenSeaduction Death of the Great Pumpkin II by ~arealitystudios :thumb100880308: Christi, wild child 26 by ~timsumma Dont need a Costume by `cosfrog Trick or Treat by `cosfrog Happy Halloween....... by ~photog :thumb100319075: Happy Halloween by ~SVonFrankesntein :thumb99
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