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Hi everyone! I was expecting my wrist to be acting out sooner or later with all the writing for my novel, Gothic Bite and Elven Life and all the wonderful commissions I was asked to do outside and from DeviantArt. I know many of you are expecting their commissions and believe me, you will get them, it might just take me more time as I have to move slowly because of my wrist.

I live off writing and drawing, so I don't want to be forced to stop as I once was. I fell into a depression quite easily the first time it happened. So, I will take it slow and you will all have your commissions, it just might take a little longer as I have quite a big list this time. :)

In case you're wondering what a tendinitis mixed with carpel tunnel looks like... here it is. Haha!

Have a wonderful long weekend if you're from Canada and otherwise, have a wonderful weekend everyone. :)
Alexa

Wrist 01 by AlexaWayne
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Hi everyone! My first novel, Mermaid Island - 1st novel of a pirate/adventure series, is coming out very soon and I would very much like if the ones who Watch me would help me by following my website related to my novel. I have worked very hard for more than fifteen years for this dream to finally happen and now that it's about to come true, I want to share it with the world and those wonderful people that follows me, you. :)

Website: themermaidisland.wordpress.com

Blurb of the novel: Pearl Dale was a fearsome pirate, Captain of the Squid, on a mission to recover a long lost treasure or at least, that is what she promised her crew, until one morning she woke up tied with a special rope to her lover, which signified that they somehow got married and were to be bonded with one another forever… but forever might not be that long when Pearl realized that it was killing the both of them very slowly as her body was called by the sea and her boatswain might have been behind their unwanted union... thus stopping her from avenging her father's death.

Mermaid Island Book Cover by AlexaWayne


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  • Watching: The Little Mermaid - The Series
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Hello everyone! I'm happy to announce that good weather is finally in Quebec! Haha! Where I live anyways. We're starting to get warm weather and the snow is almost gone anywhere. In our backyard and front yard it is and so I'm very happy about that. Helps the spirit.

My tendonitis is back and so I wanted to let everyone know that for their commission they will come, just not as fast as I thought it would be. Here is the order for the commissions here so far and if I miss anyone, please let me know. I lost my list that I usually keep with me at all times.

1. Nevillemadan007 
2. Tatangi 
3. BiancaTheDrawer
4. ashleygalahad 
  • Listening to: Mermaid Instrumental Music
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Hi everyone! After consideration, I will take a few days off work. I'm all over the place running 3 huge websites, my 2 personal portfolio blogs and commissions coming in. When you're on Freelance, there are no days off and it's been quite a while that I've taken a few days to do NOTHING. 

My eyes are constantly burning and spotting stars, my IBS is going off the roof, my sleep is horrible and my carpal tunnel is waking up. Before it gets out of hand, I should relax for a little while.

The Lion Guard Friendship by AlexaWayne



Knowing me, I probably will end up doing something, but for my own health I believe this to be important. No worries, to those I owe commission they will be done shortly. I'm only letting everyone knows what's going on with me and my sanity is important if I want to keep doing my job. Haha!

I will draw a little something each day to keep sharp, but nothing difficult... probably a lot of Lion Guard. Haha!
Commissions are important to me, I want to be present a 100% to satisfy my clients. :)
I will keep in touch. I'm not going anywhere for too long. :)

Hakuna Matata!
Alexa Wayne
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  • Reading: Roaring Earth
  • Watching: The Lion Guard
  • Eating: Banana
  • Drinking: Water
Hi!

I have not forgotten about you. I'm going in order of what I got. Plus, my guests stayed a little longer than expected thus having me starting back on the commissions a little later than I anticipated. 

I'll try my best and finish today on the last two commissions I owe here. :)

Thank you SO VERY MUCH for your patience. I normally don't get behind like this. Starting a magazine took much more of my time than I thought. :)

Thank you everyone.
Have a wonderful weekend.
AlexaWayne
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  • Watching: The Hunt
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What happened today hurt many people. I don't know if I want a Core Membership now. My friend, LunaNyxFrost was given a year of Core Membership and so, she hired me to make her graphic design based on mine. So I did. I even used my drawings to make it stand out and it did, but not in a good way.

You have to understand: Luna is a journalist and researcher for both my magazines' Kupatana Magazine and Gothic Bite Magazine and a published poet from Baltimore, MD. However, she referred to our publisher, Tara M. Clapper for her "market value" and so she made her price for her commission and also gave the option for points that I suggested to be lower than what they should be to make it available for everyone, a little bit like I do.

Well, she posted it in the Core Membership forum and almost instantly she was accused of Art Theft, to be Unfair with her prices and then I was dragged into it when people thought we were the same person with a different account and then, I was accused of being unfair myself. The thing is, I'm not a Core Member. So how was I aware of what was going on? Well, first my art was tagged and then, my commission price listing was tagged and I saw it.

I contacted Luna right away and copied/pasted what was going on so I could see it. Luna, Emberly, Tara and I were wondering why people were so quick to judge and talking like Luna was not even existing when it was her thread and they knew she was going to read all of it. Well, here is what she had to say about the situation...

"AlexaWayne is not the same person. I hired her to make my commission list and those prices were given to me by a professional editor, Tara M. Clapper. AlexaWayne has been doing commissions for 12 years and no one ever complained about her prices, asking her to raise the DA Points to match with the dollars she is asking because of the quality of her work. You know what AlexaWayne answered? 'I know DA has a point system and I want to make my art available for EVERYONE thus points are much lower'.

She does not refuse anyone, even when they have less points. She should NOT be dragged into this when she does NOT have a core membership thus unable to defend herself.

You might not realize, but by doing this, you are hurting many people unjustifiably. I didn't know that DeviantArt was a home for bullies. You don't know us, you don't know why we ask the prices, yet you are very quick to judge and talk behind our backs. For your information: I'm a journalist who works for Gothic Bite Magazine and Kupatana Magazine and The Geek Initiative and a published poet.

Yes, I do work with AlexaWayne on a daily basis because she is the editor in chief | graphic designer | web designer | illustrator of those two magazines. I hope this answers all your questions. You must all be happy now because AlexaWayne suggested we just got rid of the dollars and go by points not to offend anyone because this was not her intentions. All she wanted was for our work to be accessible for everyone."

I'm sharing what happened so that it might help others. I will say like Luna said in her own journal: To make it easier on yourself, always give credit to the one who did the work even if it's a friend, always make sure that you describe your art well and only use DA points to avoid drama.

On that note, the drama is over... I hope!
Have a wonderful day everyone,
AlexaWayne
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Hello everyone!

Everyone that ordered a commission will get it the week following Easter. I am SO SORRY!!! I was just capable to get back in my account at 11:18pm tonight! I've been trying for a month! And I know not everyone follows me on my other account.

I am so very sorry everyone!
I promise all commissions will be done.
Forgive me everyone!

COMMISSIONS

Salvagio2001 electron2002 CDupre and @ShaggyGamer 

REQUEST

BubbleLover64 you'll be the last one with your Mavis request.

AlexaWayne
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Hi everyone!

So, 3 are done and 6 are to go on DeviantArt for commissions.
5 Commissions are left to be done and 1 Request will be last.
I might not do them all in one day, but we'll get there. :)

REMAINING PEOPLE

Commissions

Salvagio2001 electron2002 CDupre and @ShaggyGamer

Request

BubbleLover64 you'll be the last one with your Mavis request. :D

Thank you so much all of you for your patience everyone. I really appreciate it. :)

Have a nice evening everyone.
And know that I'm doing my best.
AlexaWayne

Zebra Eye by AlexaWayne
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Hi everyone! :)

I thought it would be easy to start all of your commissions this week, but I guess the release of Gothic Bite Magazine on March 3rd requires more of my attention than I thought. As Editor in Chief / Illustrator / Graphic & Web Designer, I have to be looking over every single thing that will go in the magazine both online and printed. Also, I have 4 book release this year and work is starting to pile on.

What I'm saying is, you will ALL HAVE YOUR COMMISSIONS, I just can't say if it'll be in the next week or after. I am so sorry, if you're all okay with it, I'll keep you updated as I go. I never thought this dream would come true of you commissioning me, the magazine and me being a published author.

I would just ask for you to be patient, but you will have your commission. I just do not wish to rush through it and give you something half done from me. I want you to have my best. :)

xoxo
AlexaWayne

Zebra Eye by AlexaWayne
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Hi everyone!

Thank you for asking me how I'm doing. I'm getting better.

I am doing better and if all goes well I will start the commissions as of Monday. I cannot promise I'll do them all in one day, but I can say I'll keep a very good pace. I need to do them in the next week because as of some of you know, I'm from Canada (the province of Quebec) and my friends/team from Baltimore (my editors and writers) and Philadelphia (my publisher) are coming for a month as of 1st of March for the official launch of both magazines Gothic-Bite and Animal-Realm. So, yes, I do need to finish all your commissions before they arrive. :)

Thank you again and I'll contact you individually to let you know when your commission is done.
I will need an email from each of you to send you your commission in High Resolution JPEG (600 dpi and 300 dpi.)

Hakuna Matata
AlexaWayne
Zebra Eye by AlexaWayne
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Hi everyone! I have decided to open a second account on DeviantArt to separate Animal-Realm from Gothic Bite Magazine to be easily able to manage both independently from one another. Although it sounds more complicated for some, it is easier for me because I do share my DeviantArt page on social media and I have two of each because cutie animals doesn't really reflect gothic and vice versa. So, if you want to follow me as from now on I will share my Hotel Transylvania drawings on my other account, here's my second link. :D

AlexaWayneVampire: alexawaynevampire.deviantart.c…

Gothic Bite Magazine Banner by AlexaWayne
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Valentine's Day doesn't have to be just for couples. I mean, I'm married and I celebrate it with my little fluffy ball (my dog, Carey) and my friends and my husband. Let's face it, it's an excuse to eat chocolate and not feel guilty. ;)

And so, I wanted to wish you all Happy Valentine's Day with a card.
(the image is a screenshot and the rest is my little work in Photoshop.) 

Happy Valentine's Day or Chocolate Day. :D
xoxo
AlexaWayne

Happy Valentines Day 01 by AlexaWayne
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Hi!

I used to enjoy Facebook for it's friendly way to share all that artists and writers had to promote. We didn't need to choose "See First" which is limited to 30 and that's along with the friends and family we follow. It's easy to get lost at the bottom of the list. Also, if you have an Artist page or a Group it used to be easy to get many followers and members, now because of the "promote" and "boost" people like me gets bombarded with promotions on the Newsfeed. Speaking to an author, I shared with her my thoughts: Facebook might now be intentionally making people like her and I not pop-up in its search engine because we are not paying to be "advertised." 

So, I'll soon try Facebook's boost for my AlexaWayne Art Page and Animal-Realm Group and cross my fingers that it will make a difference. I miss the old Facebook.

Honey Badger by AlexaWayne
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  • Watching: The Lion Guard
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Hi!

After 10 hours of work, I was able to build a wonderful website to extend the Animal-Realm Group on DeviantArt to a full website of my own to showcase my art, but also, to create a wonderful wildlife community as it was taught in The Lion Guard to be called Kupatana in the Serengeti. I hope to see you there and please, subscribe to my newsletter, join the forum and maybe stay in chat with me, Emberly and Luna my two writers and contributers.

Website: alexawayne.wixsite.com/animalr…

xoxo
AlexaWayneHippopotamus by AlexaWayne
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Hi!

I just wanted to say how incredible it is to open up your email and see that an anonymous fellow Deviant Artist has given you a Core Membership for a month. I never thought this would happen to me for a second time. It's amazing and I wanted to say thank you to whoever did it. It makes me very happy and I'm very touched by this gesture. 

Thank you again and I'll keep working hard on my art to bring justice to your kindness your have shown to me.
I wish you wonderful things in 2018 and so on. :)

Thank you!
xoxo
AlexaWayne
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  • Eating: Banana
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Hi!

I know I've got a few commission requests and so I would like to do the same as I did for the requests and have you write your commission, the style and I'll start them all probably in one to two days. (It's giving me time to get better.)

As a reminder...
Commission Price 2018 by AlexaWayne
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Hi! I've been asking about requests a lot lately and so I might have forgotten a few since then. So, Here's a journal just for it! Just answer to this journal, write your name and what your request is and I'll get back to you if it's something I can do. :)

I caught my husband's cold, so I might be a little slower than usual, but I'll get those done. :)

Thank you guys!
Have a great night!
AlexaWayne
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  • Reading: The Shannara Chronicles
  • Watching: The Little Mermaid Series
  • Eating: Banana
  • Drinking: Hot water with lemon and honey
Following recent events I will only be posting original art at least here on DeviantArt for a while. It seems as if this will be better for me. I have no time for drama in my life and fanart seems to be something too risky in some communities so I will be focusing my attention on one of my favorite subjects: paranormal and science-fiction.

Yet, I have posted a Mohatu drawing, I know, but he doesn't really count because he was only seen in The Lion King novels. Haha! ;)

Have a great day everyone,
AlexaWayne
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  • Watching: Star Trek The Next Generation
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  • Drinking: Peppermint Tea
Hi! 

I'm tired, haha! I just finished cleaning-up two group galleries which I'm the founder of and cleaned up my own DA page. I got rid of many old drawings and rearranged some other ones. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday for those of you who have it (here in Canada it was last month.) For those of us who is about to have a regular weekend, well, have a good one! :)

AlexaWayne
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Hi everyone! Well this is my last article for The Geek Initiative until January 7th, 2018 for the review of Star Trek Discovery. I have to admit that I am hooked on that new Star Trek series and even though Star Trek TNG will always be my favorite (<3 Mr. Data), it is very good and here is my review for the last two episodes!

Star Trek Discovery Episode 8-9: geekinitiative.com/review-star…

If you want my previous reviews, you can click on my last journal entry. :)

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Thank you,
Live Long And Prosper! :)
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