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Journal Entry: Tue Jun 25, 2013, 11:21 PM
At long last, I got my new camera remote in the mail.
*Self-port tymez*
!!!
Any requests?!?

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*love*

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 28, 2013, 9:21 PM
Hello there, dear deviants!

I know that I have been so very absent these past few months.  For that I apologize.  Though there has been a great lack of action, (submissions, comments, and the like), I have certainly been here in heart...and for sure lurking all the fabulous art that has been showing up!  (Well done you sexy beasts, you!!!)

As for my reasons why, I choose not to go into great detail at the moment.  I'll give you a brief rundown, and let you make what you will of the rest.  Just know that I have not, and doubt I ever could, abandon this community.  I love the strength you all lend to my heart and my art, and the inspiration I gather from all my fellow artists (read: awesome-ass peeples!!)

Soooo...a few months ago, (Jan. 4th to be exact), my sister had a left-hemisphere stroke.  She has always been, and will forever be, my greatest friend and supporter.  She taught me to embrace my weak inner artist and feed it constantly until it grew strong and fruitful.  She scolded me for inhibiting myself in the early stages, and lifted me when I grew beyond those inhibitions and began experimenting with more powerful and controversial forms of art.  She was, simply put, an amazing being who helped me grow into who I am today.

If you couldn't tell by the past tense of my previous statements, my beloved sister passed away.  At the far too young age of 41, and after 3 very long, hard weeks of re-learning speech and simple movements, (like feeding herself and washing her face with her one good side), Secora suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism.  After 2 weeks by her side at the hospital, painting her toes and brushing her hair, I finally traveled back to Los Angeles to be with my own life once again with all intention to return for her birthday on February 19th.  Sadly, 3 days after coming home my beautiful sister died.  The call with the news nearly killed me...and I haven't quite recovered since.

I put down my camera.  My tablet.  Essentially, my life.
I am working on getting back into things.
It is a painfully slow process.  But, I am certain this is what she wishes for me.

She left me money to go back to school.  And, it is going insanely well.
My camera is cradled in my arms again...and every photo I take is in her honor.

I will be back, just as strong as ever...perhaps even stronger.  Because sweet, fierce Secora would have it no other way.
There is so much more to the story that I just don't have the strength to recount...but, the rest is unnecessary.

So much love to my dear sibling...my mentor...my (literal) relative muse.
R.I.P. Secora Eileen

xoxoxoxo

Seco by lilbittydemon

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Support me on my journey!

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 22, 2012, 6:40 PM
Hey there folks!!

No time for a long journal here...but, as most of you know, I have been living as a Type 1 Diabetic for the past 6 years.
This coming Saturday I am participating in my local Step Out, Walk to cure Diabetes!

This is a cause very near and dear to me, and I would greatly appreciate any help you can provide!
Donations can be made at my personal Red Strider page, main.diabetes.org/site/TR?px=7…

I know not everybody has funds to support, so kind words of encouragement go a long way!!
Thanks in advance!!!
xoxoxo
-Bitty

diabinging 03 by lilbittydemon

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  • Eating: nuffin'
  • Drinking: Taurino

derp

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 14, 2012, 10:46 PM
Kay...so I DID end up assing out on the B.D.P.
I blame school!
Toooo much school!!
Def. school.
:nod:

I will be uploading some pix from the past few months, since I have abandoned y'all here @ D.A.,
and I will try to update my journal soon.
Just remember...you can always find me on F.B.
s'meeeee
(if you don't know what F.B. is...the rock you have been living under is obviously quite moldy, and you ought to check your lungs for spores...just sayin')
*luff*

xox
-Bitty

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  • Watching: The Yellow Brick Road
  • Playing: around
  • Eating: nuffin'
  • Drinking: Taurino

wubbuh-wubbuh

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 4, 2012, 1:22 AM
Nope...still haven't crapped out on the B.D.P.!  
Have been uber-busy with going back to school and all!
But, I have worked on a photo EVERY day!!!
*pats self on back*
I am thinking this project might turn out to be the B.W.P.S.  (bitty's weekly photo stack)...
but I ain't renaming all those peectures.
*puts foot down*
just sayin'
:heart:

It will simply be easier for me to upload everything at the end of the week, (say sunday-ish?)
So you'll get a nice STEAMING pile from me...
:poo:
Of PRETTY PICTURES, silly.
:gallery:

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  • Watching: Bag of Bones
  • Playing: around
  • Eating: nuffin'
  • Drinking: diet root beer

xox

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 13, 2012, 8:55 PM
Hey there peoples!

Just so everybody knows...I have NOT stopped working on the B.D.P.2012 project!!!
The past few days have simply been too busy and nerve-wracking to upload them!  
(super sick, started school...needed time with mah man, and so on, and so forth).

I have, however, shot and/or edited something everyday...
and I have dedicated a good chunk of time to complete and upload my images...tomorrow.
Not that you all depend on my uploads and witty commentary to get you through your days...
but, I thought it best to update you on my progress none-the-less.
Don't want an angry deviant mob on my back.
;)

Love you guys!  And, thank you for the wonderful faves and comments...
(not just the kind ones either...I try to take them all in stride and learn something from them!  If that lesson is that you are simply an asshole?  Hey...at least I gained some knowledge...
The right of mind to not ever speak with you again. *grin*).

In any case, I shall meet you all tomorrow with 5,
count 'em, FIVE new deviations for Valentine's day!

Take care pretties!
xoxoxoxoxoxo
-Bitty
:floating:

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  • Listening to: t.v.; Fear Itself
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  • Watching: Fear Itself
  • Playing: around
  • Eating: cough drops
  • Drinking: Pedialite (haha)

B.D.P. 2012...wheeeeee!

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 31, 2012, 10:17 PM
Okay...so here it is!
My new big "thing"
...
...
drumroll...
...
...
wait for it...
...
...
B.D.P.2012!!!
:boogie:

Okay, okay...it's not THAT exciting.
*hangs head in shame*
but, I needed your attention!
I have dedicated myself to take and/or edit (and post) at least one image every day of the year 2012!
(this is where you gasp, fall to your knees, and declare me GODDESS, by the way...)
harhar
:giggle:

If you have been following me, you know I attempted such a venture back in 2009.
I wound up with 24 likeable (my my own standards) photos.
lilbittydemon.deviantart.com/g….

This year will be just slightly different.  While I will try to shoot at least one photograph everyday...I am allowing myself to use previously photographed images as my B.D.P.s, provided I put some deal of effort into them prior to posting, (such as editing, drawing, excessively photoshopping {c'mon...we ALL do it from time-to-time}, painting, etc.).

I insist on carrying this out at LEAST three months!
And, at best...the entire year.
(or more!!)

So, enjoy what images I produce!
Critique at will (But remember my goal is only to produce one image a day, not necissarily a "Good" image, but an image)...
comment lots, pweeease...
fave if you are so inclined...
and feel free to recommend ideas for future B.D.P.s!!!

Much Love!!!
-Bitty

p.s.
I will start you out with the first 31 days!  From January 1st-31st!
(I wanted to make sure I was dedicated to this project before uploading anything, hence the delay).

p.p.s.
Don't forget to check my stock account (lilbittydemon-stock) for leftovers from each shoot that you can use in your art, for FREE*!

xox
:floating:

*with proper credit of course.
:star-empty:The rules for use of my stock photos can be found here:star-empty:

~*~

member of...
PaleIsPretty // Death-Chicks // TaintedArt

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schtuff n 'tings

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 22, 2011, 12:50 AM
working on awesome shit...
*happiness*
new prettiness, coming soon!
xoxoxxxo

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  • Playing: around
  • Eating: air cookies and oxygen ice cream
  • Drinking: sierra nevada pale ale

put me to work!!!

Journal Entry: Thu May 12, 2011, 1:42 PM
Hey Guys!

As promised, (albeit a few days late)...here is the info on my current Stock Photography project, AND a buncha other ways you can help a lil demon out!

Like I stated in my last journal entry, I am DYIN' over here, financially that is.  
I have been in Los Angeles for coming up on 7 months now...and have yet to land a job.  I send out anywhere between 5-10 resumes a day...line up as many photoshoots as I can...and keep myself busy by volunteering at a yoga studio and helping coordinate events here at Studio Iqaat!  
Sadly, none of these ventures put money in my pocket.  (screw MY pocket...I need to pay the doctors, and the dentists...and the guys who fix my car).
:stupidme:

Soooooooo, I am opening up both my stock AND regular photography accounts to you all, so you can be the brilliant one to come up with my next pose!  Or pick the next subject of my photos, (ie: flowers, kitty cats, ice cubes...whatever)!  
You can even request a photmanipulation or digital painting, all done by moi!
Best thing???   These images would be exclusive to the purchaser, meaning nobody else in the WORLD will have access to YOUR pictures.
(well...I would, but only for my personal use/portfolio.)

Please, let me work for you!!!
here be the deets.
:)

*Photo retouching/restorations/all-around spiffafication!
$15 per image (usually $25)
See examples of my retouching here -lilbittydemon.deviantart.com/g…
Just email me your high-res, untouched image, along with specific instructions on what you'd like done!  I will send you a preview within' a week, and once approved and payed for, I will email the full-sized, perfected photo back to you!  

*Stock Photography!
YOU choose the subject
YOU choose the poses
YOU choose the outfit
$30 for a pack of 3 high resolution images.
$50 for nudes.
email me directly to submit requests...

*Photomanipulations!
$40 for a detailed photomanipulation or digital painting.  
You can choose the images used, and the technique.  Bear in mind, I am limited to my own artistic style...but if you like what I do, and want something similar for your own collection...let me do something for ya!!
examples: lilbittydemon.deviantart.com/g…
email me, and let's chat about it!

*Donate!
If you can't think of anything you'd like done, or simply think I'm a crappy artist...feel free to drop a little donation in my online beggar cup!!!
sad that I have an online beggar cup....but, hey...A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.
*all donations can be given at paypal.com using lilbittydemon@gmail.com as your intended*
www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webs…

*ANYBODY who purchases my services, or donates even the smallest amount is entitled to choose one 4x6 print of their choice from my gallery. I will sign and mail them out personally!

let's play!!

:strip:

p.s.  My email (for all requests) is lilbittydemon@gmail.com
xoxoxo
:heart:

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  • Watching: my fingers tap-tapping the keyboard
  • Playing: around
  • Eating: air cookies and oxygen ice cream
  • Drinking: sierra nevada pale ale

commission stock

Journal Entry: Sat May 7, 2011, 10:34 PM
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Opening up commission stock photography 05/15.
I'll post all the pertinent information by Tuesday.
need the moolah like, hardcore.
it'll kinda be like feeding a starving kid in Ethiopia!
Only, I'm 31...and well-fed...
but, shhhhh.
Just 25cents a day, (greatly under-exaggerated)...
Less than the cost of a gumball!! (up to the cost of a new home...all at your discretion)...
Get some awesome photos...and prevent some hot bitch from dying of starvation and/or insulin deprivation!
do your part...
save a model.
:blowkiss:

Get amped...
*lovelove*
-Bitty

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  • Watching: my fingers tap-tapping the keyboard
  • Playing: around
  • Eating: air cookies and oxygen ice cream
  • Drinking: sierra nevada pale ale

seniority...

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 11, 2011, 3:03 PM
Hey...does this mean I'm a candidate for AARP or some other rad senior benefits?
'Cause I could use them right about now.
;)

Thanks for all the congrats!!!
I'll try to reciprocate with more uber awesome uploads.
:heart:

Love y'all!
xoxox
-Bitty

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  • Playing: around
  • Eating: my heart out.
  • Drinking: VV y cola

just so you know...

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 8, 2011, 1:31 AM
I love you guys.
:heart:

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  • Reading: this shit right here
  • Watching: my fingers tap-tapping the keyboard
  • Playing: around
  • Eating: my heart out.
  • Drinking: J.B. & D.C.

fuck!

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 3, 2011, 1:06 AM
For a moment just now, I thought to drink myself into a coma over the (over) 800 images I just lost to my new defunct memory card...
however, I have decided to simply take a few shots, (of rum) and edit the remaining images as if they were the only ones I took.
sounds good...right?
right!
:heart:
-Bitty

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  • Watching: my fingers tap-tapping the keyboard
  • Playing: around
  • Eating: my nails
  • Drinking: rum

so long gone...

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 22, 2011, 2:19 PM
WOW!!!
I had no idea it had been over a year since I last updated this journal!
Silly bitty...
*hangs head in shame*

Well...HI!!!

:blowkiss:

Much has happened since I last visited the land of DA.
I'll keep it brief, so as not to bore your eyes with my drabble babble...but here are a few key points...

Still taking LOTS and lots of photos.  I do try to keep my gallery up to date by throwing in a shot here and there...so hopefully y'all have been enjoying those.
I've made it a personal goal to update more often.
We'll see how that pans out.

~*~

I FINALLY made the move down to LaLaLand.  I do plan to take over eventually, but I am letting this little city get used to my overwhelming presence first.
but soon, complete domination.
:nod:

~*~

The diabetes is going well...(As well as being a diabetic can go).
I did have one small 2 day stay at the hospital soon after moving.  Caught some little flubug that reared it's ugly head after a few days and threw me into fullblown DKA.
But, on the plus side...at least I now know where my friendly neighborhood emergency room is located.
heh

~*~

I have been nearly 4 months without a job.
It's KILLING me.  (literally...having trouble paying for my insulin=no good)
Sending out dozens of resumes each week, and getting NOTHING.  The job market is treating me (and many others, I know) like the redheaded stepchild.
So, hey...if ya know anybody in SoCal looking for a friendly/dedicated/kinda cute assistant/receptionist/photographer/childcare provider/hairstylist/customer service representative who is fully trainable to do any and everything else...send 'em my way!!!  
I'm DESPERATE!!!
lol

~*~

Until the job thing works out, I spend my time as productively as possible.
I am volunteering once a week at a radass little yoga studio...and in exchange, I get free yoga and bellydance classes!  yay!
I'm also taking 2 bellydance classes a week from my awesome roommate Ninyshka. (by no means planning on ever performing...but I'll be damned if it ain't super fun and a crazy ass workout!)
And, the past month has found me spending approximately 8 hours a day editing photos from recent and past shoots.   Catching up on a LOT of past due images, cleaning up my computer and no doubt contributing greatly to my impending arthritis.  But hey, it keeps me busy!

~*~

And, I plan to fire up the B.D.P. (bitty's daily photo) again very soon.
perhaps March 1st?


Looking forward to hearing from you all!
I miss my little (big) DA family!!
*much love*
Ayleene
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  • Playing: around
  • Eating: n/a
  • Drinking: water

starting fresh!

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 15, 2010, 8:37 PM
Hey all!!!
I just read through and deleted over 2000 backlogged comments!!!
phew!!!
For many years now I have tried my best to keep up (and/or "catch up") on writing back to each comment I received...but I have too much on my plate these days!!  It literally takes hours to sit and correspond with everybody!
as much as I love it, I simply have to stop.

Just know that I read and appreciate each and every message I receive.
They lift my spirits, make me laugh and inspire me to create.

To my friends and fans, I love you!
and to new watchers and visitors...I hope we become fast friends!
*hearts and hugs*
-bitty-

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hey guys!!!

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 14, 2009, 1:47 PM
WOW
it's been so long since I've uploaded or updated or commented or ANYTHING!!!
no worries! I swear, I'm still alive!
:nod:

It's been a strange and lovely few months, and a crazy couple of weeks.  
Great things happening, and some rotten moments as well...but all around pretty typical of my life.  Never a dull fucking moment!

I know, I'm being cryptic and severely lacking in my usual detail, but I just don't have time to do a full update today. TOO MUCH to write...and I'm on my way to catch a bus.  Yes, I said a bus!!!  (car is in the shop...damn near totaled the thing!)

I will try to update soon...
but I have gotten so many concerned notes n stuff wondering why I haven't been around, I wanted to assure you all that I am alive and thriving...learning new things every step of the way...and will be back in full force soon!!

To pass your time until my new work...
I will now upload a few images I've found while sorting and archiving all my files.
(SUCH a tedious project...but I am running into many images that never made the DA cut 'cause they never caught my eye before!)
funfun

Love y'all!!!
xoxoxo
-ayleene
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Journal Entry: Sun Dec 6, 2009, 5:28 PM
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Prevail!

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 4, 2009, 4:35 PM
:headbang:
Hellooooooooooo to all of my wonderful DA friends out there!!!
*kisses'n'hugs all around the joint*

It's that time of year again...
The time when I pick my favorite new local artist(s), and call upon YOU, my faithful and loving watchers to help me pimp 'em out!!
:excited:

My most recent discovery is a band called PREVAIL...and they are the Bay Areas newest and hottest metal band!!
Go check them out
www.myspace.com/prevailband09
there you can hear a few sample tracks, get to know the musicians a little better, and get a feel for their wicked ways!!!

Here's where you all come in!!
I have decided to run a little contest to come up with a kick ass new logo for the band!
They already have a few nice logos floating around...but I just bragged and bragged to the band about all you talented artists out there who can no doubt create something AMAZING for them!!

So, here's the deal.
The contest starts today, and ends at midnight September 30th.
All entries may be posted here, or sent directly to me by email
lilbittydemon@gmail.com

The rules?
there are no rules...
so there.
Just bear in mind they are a metal band.
A kick ass metal band.
so, they need a kick ass metal band logo!

Once the contest is over...I will collect all finished logos, and present them to the band members.
They will then vote on their top 3 faves, and the winners will be awarded their prizes!!!

Oh yeah, I almost forgot...
THERE ARE PRIZES!!!
:dance:

The winners of the top 3 will be awarded...
*3 month subs to DA
*a feature in my journal (both stock AND arts accounts)
*signed 8x10" print of your choice from either of my galleries (lilbittydemon or lilbittydemon-stock)


I also ask that you remember that the band WILL be using the chosen Logos for advertising, schwag, and other such wonderous things.  Ownership of the chosen logos is that of Prevail and all band members.  By entering this contest, you are agreeing to hand over all rights to said artwork, for the sake of helping out some amazing up and comers.

get it?
got it.
good.

Love you all!!!
and...
HAVE FUN!!!!
:headbang:
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
-bitty

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death of the b.d.p. send all proceeds to me, kthx

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 30, 2009, 12:35 AM
okay kids
after much consideration...
and deep deliberation...
I have decided to discontinue the b.d.p. series.
*weepsnotbubblesnifflesnifflecry*

yesyes, I know.
I dedicated myself to a venture, and I should no doubt see it through...
but I have sooooo much work on my hands these days, I can barely keep up.
that, paired with my undesirable health, has led me to conclude that focusing on other, more promising projects is a better way to serve my time.

I will still do my best to provide a daily upload...
whether it be a pretty lady, a shot of my cat, or some other more interesting object...
I will try my hardest to shoot at least once a day, and upload the results.

Having a deadline has turned my photography more into a "chore" than an enjoyed "hobby".
I'm sure you understand.
then, I go and get sick...and atop all other things, I feel utterly guilty for not uploading.
(nobody here has made me feel this way...simply a guttural response)

In any case...
this has proven to be one of the most educational experiments I have taken on.
If you are a new photographer...or an experienced one looking to find your way out of an artistic rut...
this is the way to go.

Snapping a photo every day, whether you feel like it or not,
forces you to see where your true talent lies.
I found that my more personal, emotive shots were by far the most well received...
by fans and by myself.
not so much shocking...but a proof of point to strengthen my interests.

I was also surprised to find my "niche" if you will....
the style I will no doubt become accustomed to in the future, and use as my "signature"
(look through the b.d.p.s and tell me if you don't see the similarities in appearance)
I never saw myself as a photographer with a "style" per-se.
only some chick with a camera trying to find the best shot to present to others.
I'm happy now, to be able to say...I know what a photograph will look like at it's final presentation compared to how it appeared when first shot.
This is HUGE to me.

by the by...I learned a lot.
and I thank all of you for seeing me through it.
I'm sorry to disappoint anyone who expected more out of me, and/or this project...
but as an artist, I am proud of the outcome...and of my growth.

Love you all...
and look forward to more from me soon!!!

xoxxxo
ayleene

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  • Drinking: jack n diet

better by the day

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 26, 2009, 3:44 PM
hey folks
:blowkiss:

I am feeling MUCH healthier these days...so, yay.  But I am uber behind in my work!  Expect updates soon, but be patient (as if you all are ever anything but...)

Also, all of my images of Shai have been removed at the the models request!  No worries, I will be replacing them with bigger, better stuff soon!  

:heart:

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