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Cathedral of the Sea- Ildefonso Falcones. :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 11-27-10. Finished 12-11-10

The Lost Throne- Chris Kuzneski. :star: :star: :star-half:
Started 12-12-10. Finished 12-18-10.

The Blade Itself- Joe Abercrombie. :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 12-22-10. Finished 1-23-11

Good Omens- Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchet. :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:

Before They Are Hanged- Joe Abercrombie. :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 2-4-11. Finished 2-26-11.

Last Arguement of Kings- Joe Abercrombie. :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 2-26-11. Finished 3-22-11

Best Served Cold- Joe Abercrombie :star: :star: :star: :star: :star-half:
Started 3-22-11. Finished 5-8-11

The Witch of Portobello- Paulo Coelho. :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 5-12-11. Finished 5-26-11.

The Heros- Joe Abercrombie. :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 8-12-11. Finished 9-6-11.

First Born- Astra Crompton :star: :star: :star: :star: :star-half:
Started 9-22-11 Finished 3-11-12

Touch of Power- Maria V. Snyder :star: :star: :star: :star: :star-half:
Started 5-4-12 Finished 5-5-12

Red Country- Joe Abercrombie :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:

Clockwork Angel- Cassandra Clare:star: :star: :star: :star: :star:

Clockwork Prince- Cassandra Clare :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 11/11/2013 Finished 12/10/2013

Clockwork Princess- Cassandra Clare :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 12/11/2013 Finished 12/27/13

The Queen's Captive- Barbara Kyle :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 12/27/2013 Finished 2/17/2014

The Lost Gate- Orson Scott Card :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 1/10/2014 Finished 1/14/2014

The Warded Man- Peter V Brett :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 1/14/2014 Finished 1/23/2014

The Desert Spear- Peter V Brett :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 1/23/2014 Finished 1/28/2014

Devil's Trill- Gerald Elias :star: :star: :star: :star-half:
Started 1/28/2014 Finished 2/25/2014

The Day Light War- Peter V Brett :star: :star: :star: :star: :star-half:
Started 2/1/2014 Finished 2/1/2014

Game of Thrones- George RR Martin
Started 2/25/2014

The Gate Thief- Orson Scott Card :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 2/27/2014 Finished 3/10/2014

The Casual Vacancy- JK Rowling
Started 3/11/2014

Ender's Game- Orson Scott Card :star: :star: :star: :star: :star-half:
Started 3/23/2014 Finished 4/6/2014

Going Postal- Terry Pratchett :star: :star: :star: :star: :star-half:
Started 3/31/2014 Finished 4/17/2014

Thud!- Terry Pratchett :star: :star: :star: :star: :star-half:
Started 4/24/2014 Finished 4/29/2014

Equal Rites- Terry Pratchett :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 5/5/2014 Finished 5/14/2014

Making Money- Terry Pratchett
Started 5/14/2014

Activity


  • Mood: Bliss
  • Listening to: Christmas Music
  • Reading: The Golden Compass
  • Watching: Flash Point
  • Playing: Super Mario Smash Bros
  • Eating: Olive Garden
  • Drinking: Water
Six Months Ago, I had left my job at Wal Mart to chase after the pipe dream of becoming a donor care specialist (a phlebotomist with the United Blood Services)

Six Months Ago I lost my health insurance.

Six Months Ago I went back to my fast food job that I have worked for eight and a half months, not sure if I would get the hours I would need to survive.

Six Months Ago I lost all my benefits.

And today that gamble paid off.  After submitting an application three times into the United Blood Services and getting over looked twice, I just got hired by the United Blood Services as a Donor Care Specialist.  I will be starting in January.  And I couldn't be happier!
Curses!

I can’t concentrate
My mind is in a blur
It is running around in circles
And I can’t catch up.

All over my head
My mind is dizzy
And I am so disorientated
The room spins faster
Yet I remain still

My fingers tingle in a delighted numbness
I cannot breathe
My eyelids fall heavy
As does my pace

Curse this intrusion of
My personal space!
This inconvenience that shoved
Its way into
My private agenda!

Invoking my frailties forth
In a vendetta to destroy my strengths,
You never have fought fairly
O’ blasted common cold!
Curses!
While going through my laptop looking for some missing story lines, I came across a cache of my poetry that I had written within the last decade.  One of the poems I uncovered was this one that made me smile.  I hope you all enjoy!
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Contest Entry for Lindsey Stirling's Concert by mandaren
Contest Entry for Lindsey Stirling's Concert
Here is my eleventh hour submission to Lindsey Stirling's concert in London at the Forum in November.  I love watching her perform.  Her passion and enthusiasm for what she does is just contagious and inspiring.

When I designed this and created this picture, I wanted to capture just how beautiful her music is to me.  Mucha's style has always been the most influential and for me, one of the most beautiful styles of art out there.  I wanted this poster to tell a story of being trapped and scarred of the world outside of our own and breaking free to discover a far more beautiful world than we could have ever imagined outside of our cage. 

Over all time spent on this... 20 hours.

Enjoy!

Edit!

The voting has begun!
To vote for mine click this link here!
www.talenthouse.com/i/430/subm…

This is the link to the submissions
www.talenthouse.com/i/design-f…
There is a lot of awesome work there!  Great job to all who submitted art to this competition!
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Amanda Renee Hanson
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I am a 26 year old female, studying Music and Management techniques on the fly and learning how to live life to the fullest while I am at it. I am a writer, artist, musician, and dreamer all wrapped up into one brilliant package.

I love reading, listening to music, watching musicals, writing, drawing, learning, watching stupid, old cartoons, silly animes, and doing whatever I can to better myself and to help others

Favorite Quote-
‘At the age of five years I had the habit of sketching things. At the age of fifty I had produced a large number of pictures, but for all that, none of them had any merit until the age of seventy. At seventy-three finally I learned something about the true nature of things, birds, animals, insects, fish, the grasses and the trees. So at the age of eighty years I will have made some progress, at ninety I will have penetrated the deepest significance of things, at a hundred I will make real wonders and at a hundred and ten, every point, every line, will have a life of its own.’

-Hokusai
Interests
  • Mood: Bliss
  • Listening to: Christmas Music
  • Reading: The Golden Compass
  • Watching: Flash Point
  • Playing: Super Mario Smash Bros
  • Eating: Olive Garden
  • Drinking: Water
Six Months Ago, I had left my job at Wal Mart to chase after the pipe dream of becoming a donor care specialist (a phlebotomist with the United Blood Services)

Six Months Ago I lost my health insurance.

Six Months Ago I went back to my fast food job that I have worked for eight and a half months, not sure if I would get the hours I would need to survive.

Six Months Ago I lost all my benefits.

And today that gamble paid off.  After submitting an application three times into the United Blood Services and getting over looked twice, I just got hired by the United Blood Services as a Donor Care Specialist.  I will be starting in January.  And I couldn't be happier!

Stamps!

Oh Gravity by silent-risingMandaren Oranges! by VegetasLittleSisterGangnam Style Stamp by wangqrOblivion Fan by darkdisciple-stampsDr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog by Wing-Wing-SenriSkyrim by skinnyveestampFable III Stamp by AngbandTemple of Shadows +stamp+ by CheyenneRalphsPhotosAssassin's Creed Stamp: Blade by SitarPlayerIXAssassins Creed stamp by EngornWriters Stamp by shadow-wolf-haunts

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:iconfreyalibra3:
Freyalibra3 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist
You're welcome! XD
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mandaren Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Freyalibra3 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! 
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