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WOW! omg, thank you all so much for all the feedback and support on Puh-Puh-Puh-Poker Face by KikaiSaigono !!

I hadn't even noticed that I'd gotten it until the awesome SleepyKiks wrote a group journal congratulating me! I really feel that I don't deserve this, but I am really really excited and so happy! It makes me want to work harder on my work. I've been in a real art funk for a quite a few months, and I feel like this has really snapped me out of it and knocked some sense in to me, making me work even harder and not be so hard on myself!

Thank you Astralseed, one of my most awesomest friends ever for suggesting. She has INCREDIBLE work, you all should go check her out!

Thank you also Nyiana-sama for featuring it as a DD! I'm honored!!


It's funny, I got this on the day before my Survey of Animation final project is due, so now I'm so distracted by all this awesomeness that I can't focus on finishing! XD I love you all, and I will reply to every comment as fast as I can! :)


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lost motivation lol

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is anyone really in to the amv (anime music videos) community? this will sound weird, but sometimes i feel a little estranged from my group of friends :P

for those who don't know, i more or less claim affiliation with the amv community rather than the art community. my roommates and chicago friends are all amvers and most of my friends i see/meet at conventions are as well.

so my problem is this: i used to really be in to making amvs -- and don't get me wrong, i still am! -- but i haven't had the inspiration to make a video since way back in 2007. i find myself drawing more than editing.

but most everyone else is still editing, and i guess this makes me feel a little weird. mostly because i understand amvs and their mechanics and what not, but, I just don't edit anymore, i feel myself being drawn more to the art community because i can relate more to you all.

don't get me wrong, i'm still where i am today because of my amvers, but can you understand? XD

i feel like im not making sense. oh well. they inspire me to make videos, and most of all, art. :love:

i will always consider myself a part of the amv community above all, but it's hard to feel a real part of both.


well, i'm sleepy and i've had way too much emo today, so i'm going to go to bed and stop bugging you all with gibberish journals :P

check out my awesome roommates:

www.youtube.com/user/kristyrat
www.youtube.com/user/IleiaAMV
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www.youtube.com/user/atomxamv
www.youtube.com/user/Kiiiiiiii…
and Nessephanie, but her account was deleted :c
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Hi all! Thanks for not being too mad at me for being gone :)

I recently received a beautiful set of watercolors, and I also got a new copic airbrush system from my amazing Kristyrat. I'm also able to have access to my roommate's AMAZING tablet.

I really want to try them out and learn more about how to use them, so I thought about opening commissions to help me use them more. Would anyone be interested? I could use a little extra cash this month, I just started a new job and it hasn't caught up with me yet XD
(watercolor and copic commissions will be sent to you! :) )


let me know what you think!




on another note:
what would be a good time to start a contest for you all? i want to do it late feb to late march. what do you think?
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it was bound to happen D:

i started school, and it's been great -- but it's kept me ridiculously busy. been also working on the contest I want to have (thank you to all who have donated prizes, I have my list still!)

please bear with me x:

how has everyone been doing?
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Sketch Blog and Twitter

Mon Sep 13, 2010, 12:44 PM


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I made a sketch blog, hope you will all join me over there! :) I will post sketches and things there, that i don't feel should be in my gallery on dA.

Sketch blog: kikaisaigono.tumblr.com


Also, did you know i have a twitter? I'm hip now! 8D Follow me over there if you want? :)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/kikaisaigono

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Well, that was the biggest fail of an LS that i've ever seen D: Sorry for my crappy connection, most of the stream was more trying to get it to stay online than anything XD

Thanks for everyone who put up with me, will fix it by tomorrow!

link:
www.livestream.com/kikaisaigon…

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YOU'RE ALWAYS GONE D:<

Sun Sep 5, 2010, 5:51 AM


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I know. >_>

But I swear in all of my existance I had a legit excuse this time! D:

My move to Chicago went super, and I really want to thank everyone who wished me a safe trip :) It's you guys that got me over my fear of planes! D: D:

I was settling in nicely with all of my friends, but after being there for less than a week, I recieved a call from my mother that my great aunt had passed away. I can safely say that she was the family member I was the closest to, and I was really upset about hearing that she passed away so suddenly. She was 83 years old, so I know she lived a long and fruitful life, and I will miss her dearly. I flew back to Tennessee for her service.

A few days later I came back to Chicago and was able to settle in comfortably. World of Warcraft took over my life for a week or so, but it's not my fault I swear >__>...

My awesome roommate Liz is letting me borrow her super sexy tablet, so I can finally try some digital work again :)

I also got a really great update on school. I am now officially a student of the Illinois Institute of Art at Chicago! I promised myself I would never go to an art school, thinking them all to be expensive and pretentious; that, and I never saw myself loving drawing so much that I could actually have a career in it.

AI changed my view on that completely. One of my roommates is a graduate from there, and he convinced me that they were not a school that "taught" art. Rather, AI is a school that takes what you already love to do and helps you apply that to the job market. As successful and amazing as HE is, I can't wait to see what I can do if I put all my effort in to improving my faults. :) (Go see Brad's awesome work at his site: www.planetbrad.com/ ! You know you want to watch that sexy demo reel.)

As for the greatest news of all, I found out that not only is Kristyrat coming to live in Chicago as well this very month, but he will also be attending the same school as me! I'm so giddy about having him back that I can barely stand it! :)

Thank you everyone for all of your kind comments, as well as the nice congrats on my placing in yuumei's contest! I'm so stoked that I was one of the winners, but there were some spectacular entries in there, and I know that contest made a difference in a lot of peoples' hearts.

You all have made these past few weeks, even with it's downs, some of the best of my life. It only gets better from here, and I am working really hard on improving my art and getting better for myself and all of you, who support me!

I wish dA made a bigger heart than :heart:, because you all deserve it :3


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Off!

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Off to Chicago tomorrow :) Flight leaves at 3:20, and I get in to Chicago at 4:20. Super super excited, and I can't wait to get there and start my new life there!

Also, I have the contest theme already picked out! Thanks so ALL of the wonderful people who donated prizes! You guys are so wonderful, and I am compiling the list of donators as I speak.

See all of you in a little bit :)

:heart:

in the mean time... drawing dump!







just little things i was doodling ^^;

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Hi everyone!

Please help my friend whassup86's group out! :iconthedeviantcomics: (You should join too! c: )

We are having a poll for a contest we are going to start, but the theme for the contest spotlights a certain member from the group. We are holding a poll for people to vote on which member to spotlight and choose a theme.

Here is the poll: whassup86.deviantart.com/journ…

It would greatly help us out, thank you! (Btw, this is not a plug for you to vote for me. Please don't vote for mine XD I don't really want to win, but, rather, vote for whoever you like. :) )





I wanted to introduce you guys to two characters of mine that are very close to mah heart. Since I never was able to draw guys all that well, I never uploaded my drawings of them to dA. But I did want you to know that they exist. :XD:

The only person who draws them the best is RajaJugaro. You should go see her amazing drawings of them. :>

Yesterday I commissioned the amazing and talented SUKIBLOG to draw them for only $7!! It was SOOO worth it!

Here is my baby, Kalx:

He is Kioni's twin brother :3

And this is my other baby, Koru:




I just had to get them out there :3 More for myself than anything. I highly recommend commissioning SUKIBLOG, she is amazing! <3

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Light poles snap like freaking twigs!

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I got in to a wreck today! D:


I'm okay. A guy nearly ran me off the road while I was trying to merge on to the highway on my way to work today.

Out of instinct, instead of letting him hit me, I swerved off to the right back in to the merge lane. Before I knew it, I had over-corrected and run straight in to a light pole!

I wasn't aware that these things are loosely bolted to the ground and are made hollow specifically so drivers aren't injured if they hit them.

But man, this pole went flying in to the air! D: Like, ten feet in the air. I didn't know where it has gone! I had braced myself for impact, but it didn't even slow me down. It landed behind me in the merge lane, but thankfully not ON anybody. DX

I ran in to the guard rail on the driver's side, and it sliced through the entire left side of my car, narrowly missing my gas tank. Sliced it right open! It even cut my hand up pretty bad. Other than my hand and hitting my head on the top of the car when it bounced, I wasn't hurt that seriously.

But now, my car is totaled. My insurance is going to go through the roof. Good thing I'm moving to Chicago soon and don't need insurance or a car!

But in all seriousness, I'm so glad no one was hurt, or worse, killed.

It kind of makes you think, I guess.

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It never fails. Every time dA runs a contest around here, and the semifinalists/finalists are announced, half of dA goes crazy, falling over themselves just to get their opinion out there that these entries SUCK.



"These finalists are all digital! Why does dA hate traditional so much?!"

:bulletred: For some reason, just because dA sees finalists with all digital entries, they automatically feel that dA does not like traditional art, and they PURPOSELY avoid letting traditional works in to the finalists.

Why do they make such a personal deal out of it? I see people saying off the wall things like "I don't see ONE traditional entry in here!" "Traditional is so ignored lately."

There is only one thing I can say to people who think this: Pull your head out of your ass. Digital artwork programs were made as to emulate traditional media. Why else would Photoshop and PaintToolSAI have filters and tools like "watercolor" "hard brush" and "airbrush"?

The fact of the matter is, traditional art could kick digitals ass, IF the traditional artists of dA stop whining and start practicing and perfecting their skill. The reason traditional never makes it to the finalists? Most traditional artists don't even try, because they have this ill-conceived notion that they won't stand a chance against digital.

Take a look at artists like Claparo-Sans:
Ma Tou Qin's Sound by Claparo-Sans Madame Peacock by Claparo-Sans
She would blow away the competition if she had wanted to. Why? Because she believes in her talent. She doesn't constantly whine about digital having some "unfair advantage", she just draws.



"But these winners already have a tablet! They don't need another one!"

:bulletyellow: What's so funny about this one is the people who say things like this seem to believe that they know the story and history of these artists. Just because they do amazing artwork, they must already be rich, large amazing tablet owning individuals.

My question is, how do they know these artists' stories?

For three years I did digital art with a borrowed tablet. I borrowed the tablet from my friend, it was not a tablet I owned. It was an old tablet, very outdated. The sensitivity pressure was almost complete crap. The pen only worked half the time and was broken, it was held together with masking tape. The tablet driver constantly failed, and the cord connecting it to the computer had wires exposed.

I could have used that new tablet! Who is to say that these artists aren't in a similar situation?

Who, also, is to say that these artists could not use that cash prize money? Perhaps to catch up on debt, bills, or to catch up on their rent? Just because these artists have amazing work doesn't mean they're filthy rich. They could use every penny of that money too.


"But, ______'s entry was better! My entry was better! These winners suck! These contests are so rigged!"

:bulletblue: First of all, yes, everyone has a different opinion of how they thought the winners would go. A lot of times, I feel that there were entries i thought should have one, but in the end, all the finalists were amazing anyway.

The problem, though, is when people openly INSULT the winners or semifinalists. Comments like "These entries suck!" or "These are so generic, way to go judges!" or "This contest is so fishy, these artists have crappy entries!"

When it comes down to it, guys, is that these artists entered this contest just like YOU did, just like the OTHER semifinalists did. They had every right to enter this contest, just like you.

Just because they have talent, they aren't allowed to enter contests? They entered with the same goal as you: to win. And just because they won, they deserve to be persecuted?

They didn't ask to win, they didn't ask to be insulted. They just entered a contest, and that's it. Insulting artists because you feel inferior, does not a good argument make. Instead, it makes you look immature that you are so bothered by your entries that you can't pat the winners on the back and give them a job well done?

Stop whining and be the bigger person. Whiners only serve to cause more dArama, and who really needs that?




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Coming Clean

Tue Jul 6, 2010, 1:32 AM


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Rebecca's update on Kiari: kairicentatri.deviantart.com/j… Kiari reacted to the chemo, and although she was vomiting, any reaction is a good one, it at least means her body is responding! Please continue to root for Kiari.


This is going to feel good to get this off my chest to everyone besides some friends and family.

I'M MOVING TO CHICAGO!

When I was there on vacation... I don't know guys, it just felt like home. It felt like that was where I was meant to be. I'll be moving in with Nessephanie, AtomAndBrad, Ileia, and Adam somewhere around late July, with a tentative date being July 20th.

I will be going to school there, starting off a community college for core and then (hopefully) transferring to the Art Institute of Illinois at Chicago. Plus, there might even be a chance the Kristyrat will be able to come study there on a student visa, so then we'd all be together! :3

(Boy, if you thought my family was mad at me for going there on vacation, then just imagine how mad they are now! D: )

Moving from Tennessee to Chicago is quite a big leap... But again, I feel like I just belong there.

I'm going to get the winners of the sketch game done before I move of course, because it might take a little bit to get my bearings once I move... So, I just wanted to let you guys know that! :) I'm so excited! :dance:

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Every day there are THOUSANDS upon HUNDREDS of thousands of oil freely spilling in to the ocean from the exploded oil rig. Eleven crew members lost their lives when it ignited, and thousands more animals have died.

I've decided to hold a charity art auction, much like the one for the earthquake disaster, to donate money to the NRDC Oil Spill Relief Fund.

The auction will be for this piece:

Oil Spill by KikaiSaigono


Done 100% traditional with Copic Markers and Prismacolor Pencils. Features the character Ariel and Flounder from the Disney movie The Little Mermaid in the event of the oil spill.

If you would like to bid on this piece, please send me a NOTE for your bid!

The bidding goes until Saturday, July 3rd, 11:59 Eastern Time! After this date, no more bids will be accepted.

Upon a successful and winning bid, will either ask for the winner to donate the money directly and show me the receipt, or they can send me the money through PayPal, and I will donate it and show them the receipt. It will be the same as the Earthquake auction :) :)

Please spread the word about this auction! Or, if you can, start an auction of your own!

Thank you for your time, everyone :)


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Teru Fan Stamp by KikaiSaigono

Becky's update on Kiari can be read here: kairicentatri.deviantart.com/j… Please keep her in your thoughts, she's doing better. :heart:

Every day there are THOUSANDS upon HUNDREDS of thousands of oil freely spilling in to the ocean from the exploded oil rig. Eleven crew members lost their lives when it ignited, and thousands more animals have died.

I've decided to hold a charity art auction, much like the one for the earthquake disaster, to donate money to the NRDC Oil Spill Relief Fund.

The auction will be for this piece:

Oil Spill by KikaiSaigono


Done 100% traditional with Copic Markers and Prismacolor Pencils. Features the character Ariel and Flounder from the Disney movie The Little Mermaid in the event of the oil spill.

If you would like to bid on this piece, please send me a NOTE or a comment in this journal for your bid!

The bidding goes until Saturday, July 3rd, 11:59 Eastern Time! After this date, no more bids will be accepted.

Upon a successful and winning bid, will either ask for the winner to donate the money directly and show me the receipt, or they can send me the money through PayPal, and I will donate it and show them the receipt. It will be the same as the Earthquake auction :) :)

Please spread the word about this auction! Or, if you can, start an auction of your own!

Thank you for your time, everyone :)

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~DDs I have suggested! These are amazing artists, please go give them PRAISE AND COOKIES! :D
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Commissions status:
caleigh - :star::star::star: DONE!
whassup86 - :star::star::star: DONE!
Immorrel - :star::star::star: DONE!
Working on trades atm. :)
Commissions: always open!
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Wow, I got 37 entries! Not too shabby. =P

Now, for the winners! Like explained in the contest rules, I used the widget from www.random.org to generate randoms numbers. I would then match up the numbers it gave me corresponding to the numbers I handed out to the entrants. The results were COMPLETELY random and unbiased!

Don't be upset if your number wasn't chosen, I'll be doing this game again soon! :)

Winners in order of being chosen:

:bulletblue:Username: Duke-Devlin - 27
OC: Pierre
DONE! :star:

:bulletblue:Username: AtomAndBrad - 12
OC/Character: Brad, as a bear.
DONE! :star:

:bulletblue:Username: hazyfunlovelala - 21
OC/Character: Ciel Phantomhive (Kuroshitsuji)
DONE! :star:

:bulletblue:Username: kittystardraco - 29
OC/Character: kitty
DONE! :star:

:bulletblue:Username: ChibiChise - 31
OC/Character: Pink Kitty

:bulletblue:Username: Mythrael
OC/Character:Nari Karoff - 24

:bulletblue:Username: Penji - 9
OC/Character:Ceridwen

:bulletblue:Username: Xocolatldiscoroses47 - 3
OC/Character: Yui

:bulletblue:Username: Yu-Xin - 20
Character/OC: Mirajane (Fairy Tail)

:bulletblue:Username: Kagomesweetheart101 - 18
Oc/Character: Kioni

I'll get to working on those sketches right away :) Thanks again for making this contest so much fun guys!


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Original post:
Hi everyone!

Let's play a game. There will be ten winners! Each winner will get a sketch from me. All the winning sketches will be uploaded in to one deviation when I finish them all. :) I just thought this would be a good way of getting out of my funk, so if you win, give me a good character to draw! :3

Here's how the game works! Please read carefully!

:bulletred: This will be a "draw from the hat" game of sorts.

:bulletred: To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this journal saying you would like to enter and follow this template:

Username:
OC/Character:(fanart is okay)
Refs:(at least two)

Please follow this template, it's easier for me! If you don't give any refs or OC in your comment, you will not be entered until you do. D:

:bulletred: After you have entered, I will reply to your entry comment with your number. (First comment is one, second is two, so on)

:bulletred: When time is up, the ten winners will be choses at RANDOM from the this website: www.random.org (you can check the link and see for yourself that it is indeed random)

:bulletred: There will be TEN winners. All prizes will be SKETCHES of your OC/Request. (No color, sorry :( ). Please only give links to Human-like OCs. No furries, sorry. Cat tails, ears, etc. are okay. If you want me to draw a boy, he will turn out girly. Sorry. :ohnoes:

:bulletred: If you didn't win this time, don't worry, I'll do this game again soon!

:bulletred: I will try to finish all the sketches as soon as I can, but I'm only human, so please give me some time. ^^; Once finished, all the sketches will be compiled together in one deviation.

:bulletred: Anyone may enter, even if you are not my watcher. :) (But I will not notify you of the finished deviation if you are not :ohnoes:

:bulletred:  The deadline for entries is Monday, June 20th, 2010. 11:59 PM EASTERN time. Any entries after this date will not be accepted. The winners will be announced June 21. THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED. THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON. THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!


So, get submitting! :)

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huge thank you to JimmyDangerously for the 1 year sub! I am not worthy :XD: m(_ _)m


~DDs I have suggested! These are amazing artists, please go give them PRAISE AND COOKIES! :D
:thumb111453505: The Penciling Tutorial by sashas Plaid Tutorial by Tetiel :thumb149189236: embryo by Elektrische it mocks me by ajCorza :thumb114001231:


Commissions status:
caleigh - :star::star::star: DONE!
whassup86 - :star::star::star: DONE!
Immorrel - :star::star::star: DONE!
Working on trades atm. :)
Commissions: always open!
(note me :))
Prices and info here: kikaisaigono.deviantart.com/jo…



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In a bit of a funk.

Thu Jun 10, 2010, 2:25 AM


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Teru Fan Stamp by KikaiSaigono

Rebecca's update on Kiari: kairicentatri.deviantart.com/j… Please keep your thoughts with Kiari. Rebecca says that they are finally on a road to recovery!



Lately I've found myself in a creative funk. It's not that I don't want to draw or I can't think of something to draw, but rather, I draw it and am not satisfied with it in a creative aspect, if that makes sense.

It's like, I'm trying to broaden myself and grow constantly in to a better artist, but I lack the creativity for neat ideas and random concepts that seem to come so easily to others, and I'm tired of drawing people -- mainly girls -- standing around doing nothing, with a blank look. I don't hate my art, but I know I can be capable of better if I try harder and focus more.

During this vacation I have had plenty of time to think about it, and when I get back home, I'm going to really apply myself better. It'll be the end of sketch head shots and photoshoped rainbowness. I enjoy doing them, I just want to know that I can do something better if I try, you know?

This isn't a journal saying I'm taking a Hiatus or radically changing my style in to something completely different, but I also want to focus more on original art instead of fanart; and when I DO do fanart, I want it to be more polished and worth something. I want my pictures to have an unspoken story and mean something to the viewer.

Just talking about it gets me excited to draw something! I just need to remember to take my time and don't rush myself.

As for Acen... if anyone went and didn't see me at the Artist Alley, I have an excuse for that. :ohnoes: I don't think I mentioned it, but I was sharing a table with the awesome :iconjocelynada: (and she gave me some frigging SWEET free key chains!) and I got there Saturday afternoon. Something told me it was a bad idea, but I put all my art for the table in my checked bag for the flight instead of my carry on. Keeping with Murphy's Law, my bag got lost. (I had an awful delay in Charlotte and it probably happened there.) I did get my bag back, but not until Monday, after the con was already over. :( So, I'm sorry to everyone who I missed at Acen, I was really looking forward to buying a ton of pretty stuff from artists I knew were going to be there. :c I still have a shiny Acen badge that says Artist Alley on it though...

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huge thank you to JimmyDangerously for the 1 year sub! I am not worthy :XD: m(_ _)m


~DDs I have suggested! These are amazing artists, please go give them PRAISE AND COOKIES! :D
:thumb111453505: The Penciling Tutorial by sashas Plaid Tutorial by Tetiel :thumb149189236: embryo by Elektrische it mocks me by ajCorza :thumb114001231:


Commissions status:
caleigh - :star::star::star: DONE!
whassup86 - :star::star::star: DONE!
Immorrel - :star::star::star: DONE!
Working on trades atm. :)
Commissions: always open!
(note me :))
Prices and info here: kikaisaigono.deviantart.com/jo…



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  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: André at a game. Over and over.
  • Eating: Crunchy cheetos.
  • Drinking: Diet coke.

Off to Acen...

Wed May 12, 2010, 10:43 PM


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Rebecca's update on Kiari: kairicentatri.deviantart.com/j…
Please continue to keep Kiari in your thoughts!



It's off to Acen for me! Have things to be a'tending to on Friday, but my flight leaves Saturday morning for Chicago. I'm being picked up by :iconkristyrat: and will spend the next few days there. I'll be gone for quite a few weeks, but I'll still try to update as much as I can, probably not with art so much because I don't think I'll have a scanner D:

I'll continue to link you to Rebecca's updates on our little Kiari though.

For some reason this trip has oddly pissed off my family. (/sarcasm.) As such, things here are a little hectic. I don't know what will happen when I get back, so things could be a little crazy then too.

Thank you everyone so much for all the birthday wishes and presents you gave me! You guys are way to kind to me. :heart:

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huge thank you to JimmyDangerously for the 1 year sub! I am not worthy :XD: m(_ _)m


~DDs I have suggested! These are amazing artists, please go give them PRAISE AND COOKIES! :D
:thumb111453505: The Penciling Tutorial by sashas Plaid Tutorial by Tetiel :thumb149189236: embryo by Elektrische it mocks me by ajCorza :thumb114001231:


Commissions status:
caleigh - :star::star::star: DONE!
whassup86 - :star::star::star: DONE!
Immorrel - :star::star::star: DONE!
Working on trades atm. :)
Commissions: always open!
(note me :))
Prices and info here: kikaisaigono.deviantart.com/jo…



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Some times in life we are dealt blows that do not make sense and are unfair. I want to tell you about an incredibly special girl.

This is Kiari:
Kiari by KikaiSaigono

This is KairiCentatri's daughter, named after her favorite character in Kingdom Hearts, Kairi. She is so very sweet, and a very, very special girl.

Last night, her mother made a post in her journal about her daughter: kairicentatri.deviantart.com/j…

Yesterday, Rebecca found out her daughter of three years old has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, also known as A-L-L. As most of you probably know, Leukemia is a very serious disease, not to be taken lightly.

This girl is a mere THREE YEARS OLD. She hasn't even begun to live yet. I would give anything in the world for this to be me instead of her, for she still has so many things she has to do.

That's why I'm asking all of you to keep her in your thoughts or prayers, which ever you feel is best. It doesn't matter what religion you are, but please keep this girl in your thoughts.

Rebecca has kept me updated with pictures, and all of them are of little Kiari smiling. Her grin is bigger than I could ever imagine, even in the face of such a horrible disease. This girl is a fighter.

She is rightfully named after Kairi, who, in Kingdom Hearts, is said to have the strongest heart of them all. Kairi is a fighter, and she never leaves her friends behind. Little Kiari, I believe, is the same. She would never leave us, and that's why I believe she will pull through this.

Kiari was sent to Scottish Rite in Atlanta, where she is currently in PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) receiving every possible treatment available.

Scottish Rite in Atlanta (also known as Children's Hospital at Atlanta at Schottish Rite) is a NON-PROFIT hospital. Meaning, NO CHILD will be turned away, regardless of the parents' financial status! All the volunteers work there, saving children's lives solely because they care for these children. As such, they rely on donations to support their efforts. Please, don't ever let a child be denied health care that they truly need. Every dollar will go towards not only Kiari's recovery, but the recovery of every child in need.

I urge anyone that has any spare change around that they can give, anything at all, and donate to Children's. Here is their website: www.choa.org/

Even if you can't give, please keep Kiari in your prayers. I will update you with any news about her.

We love you Kiari :heart:


Rebecca's journal: kairicentatri.deviantart.com/j…
Children's website: www.choa.org/

Please :+fav: this news article to spread the word, this little girl needs our help, she has so much more to live for!

To my watchers:

Fri May 7, 2010, 8:15 PM


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Some times in life we are dealt blows that do not make sense and are unfair. I want to tell you about an incredibly special girl.

This is Kiari:


This is KairiCentatri's daughter, named after her favorite character in Kingdom Hearts, Kairi. She is so very sweet, and a very, very special girl.

Last night, her mother made a post in her journal about her daughter: kairicentatri.deviantart.com/j…

Yesterday, Rebecca found out her daughter of three years old has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, also known as A-L-L. As most of you probably know, Leukemia is a very serious disease, not to be taken lightly.

This girl is a mere THREE YEARS OLD. She hasn't even begun to live yet. I would give anything in the world for this to be me instead of her, for she still has so many things she has to do.

That's why I'm asking all of you to keep her in your thoughts or prayers, which ever you feel is best. It doesn't matter what religion you are, but please keep this girl in your thoughts.

Rebecca has kept me updated with pictures, and all of them are of little Kiari smiling. Her grin is bigger than I could ever imagine, even in the face of such a horrible disease. This girl is a fighter.

She is rightfully named after Kairi, who, in Kingdom Hearts, is said to have the strongest heart of them all. Kairi is a fighter, and she never leaves her friends behind. Little Kiari, I believe, is the same. She would never leave us, and that's why I believe she will pull through this.

Kiari was sent to Scottish Rite in Atlanta, where she is currently in PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) receiving every possible treatment available.

Scottish Rite in Atlanta (also known as Children's Hospital at Atlanta at Schottish Rite) is a NON-PROFIT hospital. Meaning, NO CHILD will be turned away, regardless of the parents' financial status! All the volunteers work there, saving children's lives solely because they care for these children. As such, they rely on donations to support their efforts. Please, don't ever let a child be denied health care that they truly need. Every dollar will go towards not only Kiari's recovery, but the recovery of every child in need.

I urge anyone that has any spare change around that they can give, anything at all, and donate to Children's. Here is their website: www.choa.org/

Even if you can't give, please keep Kiari in your prayers. I will update you with any news about her.

We love you Kiari :heart:


Rebecca's journal: kairicentatri.deviantart.com/j…
Children's website: www.choa.org/

________________________________________
________________________________________

huge thank you to JimmyDangerously for the 1 year sub! I am not worthy :XD: m(_ _)m


~DDs I have suggested! These are amazing artists, please go give them PRAISE AND COOKIES! :D
:thumb111453505: The Penciling Tutorial by sashas Plaid Tutorial by Tetiel :thumb149189236: embryo by Elektrische it mocks me by ajCorza :thumb114001231:


Commissions status:
caleigh - :star::star::star: DONE!
whassup86 - :star::star::star: DONE!
Immorrel - :star::star::star: DONE!
Working on trades atm. :)
Commissions: always open!
(note me :))
Prices and info here: kikaisaigono.deviantart.com/jo…



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