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Hey all!  I hope 2014 has been good to you so far!  I'm updating my journal to let you guys all know what's been happening in my life this year!  :)

By far, the biggest thing for me has been my starting college classes!  :dance:  A couple of my friends coerced encouraged me to go to college and I finally got things in order and enrolled.  I am quickly coming up on being halfway through my first semester and, for the most part, it's been really enjoyable so far.  I'm just racking up general education credits at the moment but the classes I have are two different history classes (one American history and the other world history), a writing class, and a geography class.  They have been keeping me busy and I'm happy to say that I've pretty much gotten the hang of things in the realm of academia.

Figuring out and getting into the swing of my class schedule went smoothly and I have also been doing fairly well at balancing my school and my art commissions.  Obviously, my open time for commission related things is not as bountiful as it was before I began school but I am still determinedly making my way through my commission list.  If I have not reached your order yet, please do not think that I have abandoned or forgotten your art; I will get to it!  :)

Another cool thing is that I have been working with one of my clients to create some art for use on coinage that is being sold as a collectible but can be legitimately used as real currency in the Cook Islands!  The coin is pure .999 silver with the raised areas gilded in black palladium which is very rare to find on coins.  It is large and heavy weighing in at 1 troy ounce.  It was also displayed at the World's Money Fair in Berlin which happens to be the largest coin show in the world.

These coins can be kept in a coin collection or placed in a bezel and strung on a chain or cord so as to be worn and shown off.  The latter is how I like to use mine.  :)

This coin features a wolf and caribou in a yin yang design and represents the balance of the relationship between predators and the animals they hunt as prey.  This concept will be part of the Predator and Prey coin series.  I have already completed the second design and sent it over to my client for use on the upcoming coin so stay tuned for that!
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If you would like to obtain one of these coins for yourself, they are available for sale here: and if you use the code DEVART you can get a 15% discount off your order.

More happy news is that my family adopted a new dog last November!  :arc:  We still miss Kruger deeply and no dog will ever take his place in our hearts but it was time to open our lives to the presence of another dog.  The new pup is a female German shepherd/Chow mix named Sadie and she is about one year old.  Her tongue is completely purple due to her chow ancestry and she is stubborn, mischievous, and spirited.  She takes great pleasure in dashing out the front door whenever she finds opportunity to do so, steals stuff from the edges of the table and countertops, and barks loudly whenever she hears something she deems suspicious (which is usually in the middle of the night).  Thankfully, for her sake, she is intensely affectionate and happens to be very beautiful too.  :D

Here is Sadie in a hat that is possibly too appropriate.  :XD:
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That pretty much concludes my updates for you.  Though I've been completing several commissions "behind the scenes," if you will, I haven't done very much uploading due to the busyness of my current schedule.  I will try to be better about posting up my finished creations so that you all can see and enjoy them on a more regular basis.  :)



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cheethawolf Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Let me see if I got it... you created a coin that can be used in Cook Islands? O.O girl, thatīs awesom, and I like to collect coins from everywhere, I hope some day I get one of those :D

The doggie looks so cute :3 except for the first picture, there she seems quite annoyed lol we want a pic of her tongue! :D

What carrer are you in? Some art related, I guess, right? (if my memory doesnīt cheat me, college means university)

Have you thought of selling something to put on, like necklaces, rings, earings, maybe clothes. I saw the coin and automatically thought "damn it, I want a necklace with that!" jaja... although I donīt think I would buy it being so far of here, but itīd be really cool :)

See you and good luck :)
Shan1974 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Hey wild. Sent you a few emails concerning the tattoo design, but most importantly a note I just sent you with a change in design. If you can read it and get back to me soon, I would be most happy.
Also not sure if you got the paypal payment as it was sent a week or so ago.

Thanks for your time.
WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
I'm not sure if your most recent email went through since I just checked my inbox but I did get your note here on devART and replied to that.  :)

JodieMunch Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I have an request for the gypsy vanner horse drawing you have
WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
You would like to place an order for a drawing of a gypsy vanner?

dark-she-wolf Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is absolutely gorgeous <3, keep up the brilliant work!

Featherologist Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hooooooly crap.... your art is like on real munnies. :o That is so super cool! Once I'm done saving for a plane ticket and an awesome dead reindeer, I'll definitely buy one to make into a pendant. 

Awesome to hear Sadie has settled in well. :aww: Mum got a new kitten a few days ago named Pepper - she's got the most spastic personality ever. I'll send you pics. :D
The-Woodland-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awsome :) congrats on the new dog & good luck in your studies!
RiverEcho Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's great to hear form you!  And great you've been taking college classes!  College is stressing the heck outta me, I've changed my major a few times.  Which classes do you enjoy the most?   Have any plans after general ed?
And I'm happy to see Sadie!  She looks very cute :aww:  You've gotta love those chow tongues, haha.  We found it hard to be a dogless family after our dog died five years ago so I'm glad you've been able to welcome a new member to your family :)  And your art on the coin?! That is fantastic and it looks super cool!  I'm excited that it's going to be in the World's Money Fair :D I'm glad that 2014 has been good to you so far.

My 2014 has been...well life changing really.  Other than money issues, everything is looking up and I'm excited for the future!  I've been forming new and stronger relationships with friends and I have been so busy!  Which I really don't mind, I like keeping myself busy.  I've reached my four month mark with Disney and earned my ears (Basically meaning I've gotten a small promotion and I can train on more things in the area). But now that I've got a job I've been helping my parents out with rent and bills more.  I had no idea how fast money went until you put bills into the equation :faint:   Which reminds me, I promise I'll be sending commission money soon!
AnnamaeTezuka Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck with college :)
snorglefox Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow :D She sounds lovely. :)

And congratulations on the coin! It must be amazing that your work is on money hehe c:
SnowyBlack Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
shes so gorgeous! and good luck with everything! the coins are totally cool, by the way.
GoodGirl-BadGirl Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Currently in my second semester of college, so far so good. lol So I'm right there with you in the college thing. lol
lenakgerald Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you gonna be making any iPhone 5 cases? Preferably iPhone 5c ^,^
charlenequek Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She doesn't look that much of a chow. More German

Good luck with your studies and coin designs :) this is awesome!
Exileden Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014

That sounds awesome! I'm glad your art and AMAZING talent is being exposed somewhere else than just in Internet and amongst of private clients. I've always thought that your art should be presented on something... more ambitious area. Keep us updated about your new art projects! :D I always waited for that!

Hello to your new family member, Sadie :aww:. Though for me, still I miss adorable, unique Kruger and he will always make me to think about you :( 

Also, I miss talking with you, I know that there are many reasons why you can't keep in touch with me online but still, I'd be happy if we could return once again on friends-terms chats like we used to do in the past ^^ I'm glad your year is starting off very well, your college sounds like a wonderful idea and I hope your art will be discovered on even better horizons IRL.

InsaneRoman Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Awwww, Sadie is adorable! We have a lab/chow/shepherd mix named Tali that actually looks a lot like her, only mostly black. Seeing Sadie makes me even more sure there's German Shepherd in her LOL. Watch out, she may get quite big! Tali was supposed to be a medium sized dog. Let's just say we left her alone for an hour out of her crate and she ate an entire bag of Doritos, package of Oreos, and 24 CHICKEN WING BONES. SOMEHOW. And she wasn't even fazed. .___.

That coin is TOO cool! :XD

I'm so excited to hear you finally got around to applying for college! :la: I remember a while back you mentioned to me wanting to go but for the life of me can't remember what for. :P

2014 has been sweet and sour for me. An ultrasound in January revealed I am having a little girl we are naming Elizabeth. :love: Unfortunately my boyfriend is having health issues and he has missed so much work... not to mention we're having trouble with finding a place to live since losing our home in December.
miamiamyrose Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the going to college! I'm almost done myself, hope to walk in August, but I know the feeling of being a adult learner. Good luck with your semester! :)
fallen-angel-lilith Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Congrats on the schooling! I'm in my second semester myself so I totally get the joy of finding that balance lol. The coin looks really awesome!
Three-Stripes Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
wow! congratz on getting such a awesome commission for the coin!
JayaJava Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student General Artist
The coin is awesome and your new dog is beautiful.
The Cook Islands is actually one of my bucket list places to travel to.  I discovered it on google earth and did some research to see what the island was.  Seeing the photos and everything I fell in love with the place and really want to visit there one day.  Cool to see someone else knows about them lol
Nochelung Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, do you have android cases like that? an S-3 maybe?
* crosses fingers*
WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Sorry, no android cases as of right now!

Nochelung Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
;A; (ill be fine, I just need to grieve) XD
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