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JcMae
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
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I dabble in tradish art and I consider myself a fair writer. I often start projects I will probably never finish but I do my best. For more on me: Info Meme: fav.me/d5q6vsz

I also love features, featuring art is fun. To get featured donate points!!
Current System: (you must note me for this to apply, critiques and llama badges come with any amount of points upon request)
(1-4 points) I will choose one piece of art from your gallery that I believe most representative of your overall skill/medium and add it to an upcoming feature
(5-9 points) I will choose up to two works from your gallery and add it to an upcoming feature
(10-19 points) you may choose two works of your own or a friends to be added to an upcoming feature
(20-30 points) I will pick up to 4 works from your own gallery to be added to an upcoming feature
(31-49 points) you may choose up to 4 works of your own or a friends to be added to an upcoming feature
(50-79 points) I will exclusively feature between 5-10 pieces (the general number of art I usually feature at any given time) from your gallery of my own choosing, and I'll wathc you!
(80-99 points) Get your own exclusive feature of 5-10 works of your choosing and I'll watch you!
(100-500) :D *Feature extravaganza* similar to my Holiday extravaganza: fav.me/d898lsw, I will feature as much of your art or a friends as you like, you can either select what you want featured and how or let me runaway with it!!! Be added to upcoming features for the next 3-6 months!! and I'll watch you!
(500 or more) Get the extravaganza and be featured in upcoming features for the next 6-12months!!! And I'll watch you!

Also: Visit me on Soundcloud and Power Poetry for exclusive pieces not submitted here!!! (I am more active on soundcloud though) soundcloud.com/artisticacts www.powerpoetry.org/users/jcde…


Note: if I have Favorited your work, it is because I genuinely liked it, I try to limit the amount of artworks I fav to the best or most creatively inspired. You may thank me if you like, but it is not completely necessary since you earned it with your creativity and skill.
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I spent a few years living with my sister and her husband who over time went from being grateful for having me to disrespectful and taking advantage of my good intentions. I would often be targeted as lazy for not doing almost literally every chore in the house and was often criticized for any perceived failure.
To elaborate I did house and pet sitting while job searching but it was understood that this arrangement would last only until I landed a job. However once I did so, I found myself fighting over everything from the amount of rent I should be paying, to the chores I was responsible for (in short, feed your own damn dogs). My sister would pout about having to both work and care for her own dogs and my brother-in-law would yell at me that I needed to "do more" my sister even went so far as to tell both my brother and my mother that I was lazy and wasn't doing "anything." My parents who still have a mental image of me as a little girl ate it up. My brother didn't even consult me before taking my sister's word for it.
I spent hours job searching when I wasn't doing chores and burnt myself out more than once trying to appease their growing demands.
I felt trapped and alone, being at work became a joy as my coworkers and managers appreciated me as my own family didn't. I was at a breaking point when I finally took my leave and entered college, taking up residence in the dorms.
To make it worse, my sister would do illogical things like throw out the mop I was using to clean the floor and would insist I clean the tile floor of a rather large house by hand, she would also insist that I sweep vacuum and mop (remember without a mop) daily on top of washing dishes, throwing out trash and caring for and cleaning up after five dogs (some of whom were not properly house trained) and three cats. Both my sister and her husband would deliberately leave trash lying out because they were convinced I wasn't doing enough.
On the occasions where I attempted to explain that I was job searching online and not lazing around and kicking back I was simply not believed and the insistence that I spend eight hour days, mucking up after them and their pets increased. When I finally did get that job, they still seemed to expect me to do all of their housework as well as work and they seemed to think that they should have open access to my bank account, because expenses that I agreed to make up by doing the outlined house chores were still counted against me. On one occasion they forced me to clean and do chores while sick with a bad case of the flu. It was taken for granted that I was just being lazy and trying to avoid doing my share.
I am sharing this because I want other people who may be in a similar situation to know that they are not alone and that it is not OK for family to treat you this way. If you suspect your family is treating you in an unhealthy manner then you need to confront your feelings and find a way to resolve it, either by getting someone to intervene on your behalf, or by moving the hell away. Remember that it is not selfish to worry about yourself first and that if you easily fall into a pattern of helping others, you will be at risk for being taken advantage of....even by your own family.
Addendum: To this day my sister is under the impression that she had the right to be angry at me for "leaving" when it was her poisonous attitude that drove me away, yet she can not fathom that she has done anything wrong herself.

I can offer some insight into what it means to have poisonous or toxic family member(s) and how I am dealing with it, as well as what it is like to be someone who is other-oriented, meaning I often put the needs of others over my own needs which can make me and those like me vulnerable to self-oriented people.
I can also offer some helpful links that helped me to recover from the emotional manipulation after I moved out.
Poisonous Family
A short summary of toxic family behavior and how it affected me.
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This month's subject is Brilliant sight! Don't forget to favorite this journal if you like what you see!
Also visit my ID for details on how you can be added to an upcoming feature: a single point can get you featured!!

Point Giveaways!


New!

200 Points Giveaway! (OPEN)Yes a giveaway.
All you need to do is favorite this.  
Additional entries:
:bulletpink: Make a journal about this here giveaway!
:bulletblue: Watch me. If you plan to unwatch me after this, please go.  You're wasting my time.
:bulletgreen:Comment on what you have done.
Prizes:
1st: 100 :points:
2nd: 60 :points:
3rd: 40 :points:
I need at least 100 people in this giveaway.  
This ends on February 7th.  Winners are chosen via random number generator.
Good luck!!
Features


  700 Points Giveaway! -OPEN-These points were originally for a contest that I had to cancel so instead of using them for myself, I decided to do a giveaway! I just love giveaways and raffles! :love:
END DATE: March 1, 2015
PRIZE: 500:points: for you and 200:points: for the person you tag!
:star:IMPORTANT::star: This is completely optional! If you are tagged you don't have to enter! I saw a bit of confusion in the comments about this, so hopefully this clears things up! :D If you are still confused about the tagging, go to the bottom of this journal for more clarification!
RULES:
Red Square BulletComment saying what you did, even if you only faved it.
Red Square BulletSend a link if you made a journal entry.
Red Square BulletIf you send points for extra entries, send them through my donation pool, and say in the message that its for the raffle.
  (open) Giveaway - Up to 100 Points TotalSo, I decided to do another quick giveaway. Why? I don't know, just because I want to :D This will be my third giveaway I am doing; so hope it goes okay.
 How to Enter:
                                
Fav. This journal.
[Optional] Make a journal/poll advertising this giveaway (+ 1 entry) Must be up at end of giveaway to get this entry number still
Comment below with the password (located somewhere in this journal), a reference to any character (Cannon/OC), and the link to the journal/poll you made (if you did)
Check Out my Gallery - If you want
 Deadline:
                                Jan. 31st 2015 - 11:59 PM Pacific (-
  Free small point giveaway (252 points)Well me and CurlyJax combined our points to do a giveaway~
All YOU need to to do is:
-fav this journal
-advertise this journal and link back as proof of joining this little giveaway c: then you can get a number (we'll use a randomized number generator)
-if you don't advertise this journal and link back you won't be entered into this contest. (faving doesn't consider as an entry)
-you don't need to watch us! In fact we recommend you don't watch us xD the reason we're doing this giveaway is because we're leaving dA (not deactivating but not being active either)
-since it's a small amount of points, there will only be one winner (so sorry guys :c..)
-have fun and good luck!
deadline is January 31st
  10 point Giveaway!!!!!!!!!! by me!Ok, I am going to be giving away 10 points. Yeah, Yeah i know its not alot but hey for some people it is.
but anyway so these are the rules
                                                          RULES
-you do not have to be a watcher of mine(but if you watch me it would really help)
-you have to fave this journal 
-please only use one account
-put "done" in the comments when you complete all 
                                                    THE DEAD LINE IS 2/1/15
                                                  HOW THIS WILL WORK
-I am going to give you a number through notes


Still Going!


8000 POINT RAFFLE!!!}

Featuring:


She saw the time passing by (new) by mariana-a  Beyond your eyes by cartes10 Evil Eye Surrealism by EricaWexler  Awaken by angelicon
Metallic Starling by rainylake  Red by karz09
Blue Ballpen Eye by Cindy-R  Eye by partyboy3543
                                GREEN by LaurenCoakley


Written (I took some liberties because sometimes it is hard to match writing to a subject)

Contact LightThere is a shiver along my circuitry when he comes in to check on me. I hear my gears whirr faster, but only for a moment, before my system re-adjusts their speed. I watch him from the corner of my eye, the task before me boring, monotonous, while he is exciting, lively. Lively. I run the word through my processor, its meaning sparking along my wires, slithering between my circuit board. He stops in front of me, glasses falling against the bridge of his nose.
He scribbles something on the clipboard he is holding and I watch as the ligaments and muscles flex in his arm. I rotate my vision down to my own arms, similar in design, but slimmer, more delicate. My shiny copper exterior glints, but I can see the spider web of veins on his skin. They pulse with vitality and intensity.
I remind myself that I only have circuits, wires, gears, metals. He looks into my line of vision, eyes blinking as he pushes his glasses up.
"C9, how are you functioning today?"
I run a systems diagnostic, careful
     With a Universe so VastThere were no stars glowing in her eyes
And no universes spilled from her lips
But sometimes she looked at you
Like you were everything to her
And that alone
Made her special enough
 

Reminders:

For a full list of Events visit my community events journal: Some Community Events!

Join a contest and help fight cancer! Happy! Art book Contest {extended to Feb 1, 2015!}

Join the Word Wars!! We Are Alive and Ready to Type!

Get featured or suggest someone! Favorite Featurist | January 2015

Shameless Self-Promotion

Disillusioned Eyes
Brilliant Sight: Special Feature
with point giveaways, reminders of community goings-on and of course, some great art!
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Words d
            r
              i
                p  from me as if I am myself the pen,
And my words, the ink that flows so freely,
p          p
  i           a
    t            t
       t            t
         e            e
            r             r - ing from the labyrinth of my dreams,
And scrawled upon the surface of your thoughts.

Only...
I am never drained.
For I am a poet of enduring capacity,
And my supply will never run completely dry.
For I am always...

inspired.
This month's subject is Brilliant sight! Don't forget to favorite this journal if you like what you see!
Also visit my ID for details on how you can be added to an upcoming feature: a single point can get you featured!!

Point Giveaways!


New!

200 Points Giveaway! (OPEN)Yes a giveaway.
All you need to do is favorite this.  
Additional entries:
:bulletpink: Make a journal about this here giveaway!
:bulletblue: Watch me. If you plan to unwatch me after this, please go.  You're wasting my time.
:bulletgreen:Comment on what you have done.
Prizes:
1st: 100 :points:
2nd: 60 :points:
3rd: 40 :points:
I need at least 100 people in this giveaway.  
This ends on February 7th.  Winners are chosen via random number generator.
Good luck!!
Features


  700 Points Giveaway! -OPEN-These points were originally for a contest that I had to cancel so instead of using them for myself, I decided to do a giveaway! I just love giveaways and raffles! :love:
END DATE: March 1, 2015
PRIZE: 500:points: for you and 200:points: for the person you tag!
:star:IMPORTANT::star: This is completely optional! If you are tagged you don't have to enter! I saw a bit of confusion in the comments about this, so hopefully this clears things up! :D If you are still confused about the tagging, go to the bottom of this journal for more clarification!
RULES:
Red Square BulletComment saying what you did, even if you only faved it.
Red Square BulletSend a link if you made a journal entry.
Red Square BulletIf you send points for extra entries, send them through my donation pool, and say in the message that its for the raffle.
  (open) Giveaway - Up to 100 Points TotalSo, I decided to do another quick giveaway. Why? I don't know, just because I want to :D This will be my third giveaway I am doing; so hope it goes okay.
 How to Enter:
                                
Fav. This journal.
[Optional] Make a journal/poll advertising this giveaway (+ 1 entry) Must be up at end of giveaway to get this entry number still
Comment below with the password (located somewhere in this journal), a reference to any character (Cannon/OC), and the link to the journal/poll you made (if you did)
Check Out my Gallery - If you want
 Deadline:
                                Jan. 31st 2015 - 11:59 PM Pacific (-
  Free small point giveaway (252 points)Well me and CurlyJax combined our points to do a giveaway~
All YOU need to to do is:
-fav this journal
-advertise this journal and link back as proof of joining this little giveaway c: then you can get a number (we'll use a randomized number generator)
-if you don't advertise this journal and link back you won't be entered into this contest. (faving doesn't consider as an entry)
-you don't need to watch us! In fact we recommend you don't watch us xD the reason we're doing this giveaway is because we're leaving dA (not deactivating but not being active either)
-since it's a small amount of points, there will only be one winner (so sorry guys :c..)
-have fun and good luck!
deadline is January 31st
  10 point Giveaway!!!!!!!!!! by me!Ok, I am going to be giving away 10 points. Yeah, Yeah i know its not alot but hey for some people it is.
but anyway so these are the rules
                                                          RULES
-you do not have to be a watcher of mine(but if you watch me it would really help)
-you have to fave this journal 
-please only use one account
-put "done" in the comments when you complete all 
                                                    THE DEAD LINE IS 2/1/15
                                                  HOW THIS WILL WORK
-I am going to give you a number through notes


Still Going!


8000 POINT RAFFLE!!!}

Featuring:


She saw the time passing by (new) by mariana-a  Beyond your eyes by cartes10 Evil Eye Surrealism by EricaWexler  Awaken by angelicon
Metallic Starling by rainylake  Red by karz09
Blue Ballpen Eye by Cindy-R  Eye by partyboy3543
                                GREEN by LaurenCoakley


Written (I took some liberties because sometimes it is hard to match writing to a subject)

Contact LightThere is a shiver along my circuitry when he comes in to check on me. I hear my gears whirr faster, but only for a moment, before my system re-adjusts their speed. I watch him from the corner of my eye, the task before me boring, monotonous, while he is exciting, lively. Lively. I run the word through my processor, its meaning sparking along my wires, slithering between my circuit board. He stops in front of me, glasses falling against the bridge of his nose.
He scribbles something on the clipboard he is holding and I watch as the ligaments and muscles flex in his arm. I rotate my vision down to my own arms, similar in design, but slimmer, more delicate. My shiny copper exterior glints, but I can see the spider web of veins on his skin. They pulse with vitality and intensity.
I remind myself that I only have circuits, wires, gears, metals. He looks into my line of vision, eyes blinking as he pushes his glasses up.
"C9, how are you functioning today?"
I run a systems diagnostic, careful
     With a Universe so VastThere were no stars glowing in her eyes
And no universes spilled from her lips
But sometimes she looked at you
Like you were everything to her
And that alone
Made her special enough
 

Reminders:

For a full list of Events visit my community events journal: Some Community Events!

Join a contest and help fight cancer! Happy! Art book Contest {extended to Feb 1, 2015!}

Join the Word Wars!! We Are Alive and Ready to Type!

Get featured or suggest someone! Favorite Featurist | January 2015

Shameless Self-Promotion

Disillusioned Eyes

AdCast - Ads from the Community

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:icondoveangel8:
doveangel8 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very sweet, thanks for the points!
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traumatized-wolf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:party:Happy New Year & thank you for entering my :star:SPLIT 40 POINTS GIVEAWAY!:star:. Your name wasn't drawn:cries: BUT:whisper: you will be given 1:points: for entering! Everyone wins!:winner: I will be distrubuting these 1:points: from the top of the entry list to the bottom. If you don't receive your 1:points: as soon as possible it's because I've ran out at the time but will be collecting points for the ones I owe points to!
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Thanks for the fave!
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lilmissann Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favorite!
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014   Writer
Many thanks for the favorite. <3
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
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Y Alphabets (Words)O Alphabets (Words)  U Alphabets (Words),
for faving my poem, "Insatiable"!
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student Writer
Thanks for the fave!
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doveangel8 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for watching
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AmandaMary28 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ⓣⓗⓐⓝⓚ Ⓨⓞⓤ Ⓕⓞⓡ Ⓣⓗⓔ Ⓕⓐⓥ!!! ^_^ It really means a lot!!! ^_^ 
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