• Leaving PD

    MandiPope
    Dec 10, 2009, 8:51:39 PM | 0 Comments | 1 min read

    It saddens me to say that Paper Demon has become somewhat of a joke to me, so I'm packing up my things and taking off to DeviantART.com, which is more comprehensive and sensible.

     

    Thanks to all who commented and checked out my work!  If you'd like to continue doing so, I'm mandibrandybuck.deviantart.com.   Stop by and say hello!

     

    Please do not leave me any messages on PaperDemon, as this is the last time I'm planning to use this joke of a site.  :)

     

    Mandi

  • Happy Holidays!

    MandiPope
    Dec 22, 2008, 10:40:06 PM | 0 Comments | 1 min read

    I am going to be leaving town tomorrow to visit my grandparents and extended family for the holidays and will be gone until the 27th.  Just wanted to wish everyone a very blessed, safe and happy holidays.

    And on that note, I hope you all remember the reason for the season, and I'm not talking about religion alone.  Even if you are not religious or spiritual, please take this time of year to be generous with your time and money for charity and spend quality time with friends and family.  It isn't about presents and maxing out your credit card on expensive gifts...  it's about Jesus and love, and even if you don't believe in the first part, I think it's safe to say most of us can believe in the second.

    So happy holidays, PaperDemon crew, I love you!

    Mandi

  • Redo!

    MandiPope
    Nov 19, 2008, 3:58:12 PM | 0 Comments | 1 min read

    I'm going through a rather nasty artist's block at the time, so I'm going back and recoloring some of my older work, now that, in my opinion, I have better Photoshop skills and seeing what comes out.

    I'm working on "My Beautiful Bride" right now, which is posted in my gallery.

    Stay tuned for some "Redo" art.

     

    Mandi

  • Pain Meds and Coffee

    MandiPope
    Oct 26, 2008, 2:26:03 PM | 0 Comments | 1 min read

    I'm up, I've taken my pain killers and I'm drinking candy cane flavored coffee...  SO.  GOOD.

    I'm listening to Bill Engvall and laughing my butt off.  I love all kinds of comedy, but I have such a respect for comedians who don't have to be crude to get laughs.  He doesn't curse hardly all and he's funny --  that's something pretty cool to me.  I think he's one of my favorite comedians.  (No one will top Lewis Black, though.)

    I think I'm going to spend my day cleaning out my makeup of old junk that I don't use, washing my makeup brushes and getting my laundry done.  I love lazy Sundays.

     

    Mandi

  • In Tune

    MandiPope
    Oct 9, 2008, 10:53:40 AM | 0 Comments | 2 min read

    I don't think two people could be more mentally "in tune" than Kurt and I.  (Kurt = hetero lifemate.  I don't like calling him "the boyfriend," it seems too impersonal.) 

    All day yesterday I was craving chocolate...  and I usually don't get cravings for much of anything, but yesterday, I couldn't get it out of my head that I needed chocolate.  Badly.  And not just any chocolate, but something well made.  (I was being fussy, I guess.)  I went to bed extremely early, (think eight o'clock), from a very long day at work, and Kurt said he was going to go run some errands.  I never mentioned the craving to him because I figured it was just irrelevent, silly and would go away on its own.  So I fell asleep and didn't think about it again.

    I woke up this morning and there was a Toblerone bar on my desk from Kurt.

    Now maybe he was just being sweet, but I prefer to think we're just really in tune with each other.  Whatever it is, I'm happy with either outcome; either we feel each other on an extremely deep level, or I have a thoughtful boyfriend who brings me chocolate just because he thought of me.  Either one is good enough for me.

     

    Mandi

  • First Frost

    MandiPope
    Oct 4, 2008, 12:47:28 PM | 0 Comments | 1 min read

    It frosted over last night!

    First frost of the season, I'm happy to see it.  I love colder weather, because then I get to start using my fireplace, which I love to pieces.  I love to sit in front of it with Kurt with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and just talk.  Maybe draw, watch TV, sit with the dog (Doober) and cat (Kuu.)

    I have some request pieces to work on as well, some original character art as well as Wicked art and Narnia art.  I'm happiest when I have request art to do, because I love to give art as a gift.  I love feeling like others want my art.  So I think today I'm going to start a fire in the fireplace and work on my request pieces.  What a great way to spend a Saturday!

    Mandi