for Places I Love:
Check out next year's Artist Guest of Honor... :)
to XaenMUSH...I'm Kirra.
Wow..been a while since I updated, eh?
October 4, 2001 - Lots of stuff going
on in the world of Dee... #1. Convention Showing - January -
Arisia Convention in Boston
at the Park Plaza Hotel. It's not confirmed yet, but I sent
in my money and I'll see if I made it into the show. For some
reason they had my address from CT, so it took a while for the
artshow signup to reach me. I'm also going to try to do Boskone
and maybe LunaCon in NY...when I have more info on those, I'll
New website features:
Messageboard - Ikonboard! It rocks!!
System - I will evnetually integrate all my art into this
searchable, easy to read format.
Ebay Auction: BALANCE Photoprint -- Yes! I thought I sold
out of them, but I was cleaning my closet up to find art for
Arisia and lo and behold, I had 3 left!! PSYCHE! This is #8
And, what I'm sure you're looking for: MORE NEW ART!
'Prayer Flags on Everest' new original acrylic and I have
more black and white stuff on the way too...
Coming Soon: prints at Rabbit Valley
of: Forbidden Love, Dragon Bath, Megan's Freebie, Melancholy
Flight, Bringing Home Dinner, Black Gryphon and more! I just
have to get off my butt and send him the CD. :)
August 27th, 2001 - Wow..the Ebay
Auction ended. I NEVER expected such a great response! I'm going
to try to paint more...but my painting is a little hit or miss...things
like that painting are like magic. Sometimes they happen...most
of the time they don't. But, if I do some fair-to-middlin' stuff,
I'll sell it...just at a lower starting price.
August 15, 2001 - Done a lot of
one for sale on Ebay! Additionally, I've added a new color
browser page to make it a little easier to find what you're
looking for by Theme in my color section. People seem to like
the Black and White page setup, so I just mimicked that for
the color gallery. I'm also starting a whole new design/look
for the page...you can see it in action there.
I do have new art coming. I have my scanner back...and I have
lots of art piling up..it's just getting the computer time to
get it into the machine. Burned for Fandom has moved to it's
own website too: http://www.burnedforfandom.org
. Go, be, love. :)
11, 2001 - My goodness...what a time it's been.
Okay...The news: I've been selected to be the Artist Guest of
Honor at next year's CONJURATION
Convention. I'm totally psyched. I'm trying to do more new art
as fast as my wee fingers can make it, but my baby is a 12 hour
a day job, so it's a bit of a battle. My sculptures are coming
along great too...They'll be at Conjuration if they don't debut
sooner here on the website and at other conventions in the fall.
But they'll definitely be at Conjuration. Those folks are getting
the works. :) Check out Conjuration's
Flier! I LOVE seeing what folks are doing with my art. It
looks so terrific the way it's used here!!! And that picture
was just a doodle to celebrate my discovery of Terragen (which,
btw, still rocks my world.) Okay...More art. MORE ART! MORE
ART! Oh..yeah..sleep. :) I need that too.
Jan 8, 2001. Lessee...What's
up? Well, I've automated the Site
Updates mailing list. You can now sign up to find out when
I've added new doodles to my latest section. I've got a few
new pictures up in the Latest
area, too... Terragen
Rocks!! I've been using it to make my backgrounds, and it is
Sooooo delicious. I can't even begin to describe how much fun
this thing is.
My future plans for the
site include: A major redesign to the Color Art section. It's
driving me nuts that it's so hard to find things in there. I
want it to be more like the black and white gallery, organized
by topic. I'm also trying to clean up and reorganize the Dimar
Project area, as I am almost done editing Dimar: Lost Waters
to be produced by Xlibris.com
as a 'Real Paper-type Book'. Woo.
I am now on ValueWeb.com
and have been, happily for months. New stuff: My
Favorite Things page, where I get to give shameless and
unsolicited plugs for my favorite artists, gizmos and other
also take my survey. :)
I'm sorry I've been
so bad about answering all your emails! Please don't take it
personally... I just don't get any time on my computer these
Enjoy the new art in my Latest section.
Wow. It's been a while
since I updated, eh? What's up in the News category... Well,
as you all may have noticed, there are spans of time (4-5 days
in a row sometimes) when I don't even get to turn my computer
on. I'm going to try to complete the 4 half-finished tutorials
for drawing dragons I have on my hard drive and get those up,
and then see where life takes me from there.
July 22, 2000
BTW - I can't do any
more freebies - I'm swamped!!! Sorry...
Well, I've moved to
a new webhost again due to "Technical Difficulties"
with Communitech.net. Since disparaging Communitech is I
believe prohibited by their terms of service, let me just say,
they are a wonderful host who did a great job of locking
out my emails, my scripts, etc. and trying to move me to a $350
server or giving me 2 days to move my site or else they'd just
delete it. They really are great at what they do, which
is screwing with their customers.
Three Cheers for Amethyst
Alliance!!! Please, if you're into tabletop gaming AT ALL,
visit this site, It's huge,
and has many affiliates, and has original games (like
Vaxia). It also features the Amethyst Circle, a newsletter
with all kinds of resources for gamers. They gave my site
a new home at the last minute and saved me from going down completely!!
June 28, 2000
Okay... I'm all moved
over to Communitech.net.
They're great. No complaints here.) They kicked
me off, so I moved. See story above. And, a special *smoochie*
my old ISP, for helping me save some of my website files that
never made it into my backups!! They are also a great great
webhost, but I just get too much traffic now to afford the bandwidth
Lessee..what's new. Well,
the first of what I expect will be one of many new Freebies
is posted in the Latest section.
This was requested by my new Commission
Request system. You can request small digitals and I MAY
do them for free (if not, it's $40).
I've also started a Dimar
Dragon Webring for sites relating to Dimar.
I've expanded the Dimar Project pages a bit, and added a little
more detail to the Glossary for the novel too.
June 21, 2000
Wow! No news in a long
time, eh? Well, here are the big changes: First, CoolWebHosting
(http://www.coollink.com) sucks. I can't put it any other
way. I'm sorry. They've got a great price, and great features,
but so far, I had my site go down for 2.5 days because they
put me on a server that was broken and refused to fix it. (Guaranteed
99.99% uptime, eh???) Now, today, I'm sitting here waiting because
they messed up the tables for FTP accounts. When I log into
my account, I don't get my pages...I get access to someone else's
web account (LoneStarHeat.com...they
make salsa.) I can only imagine who has access to Dreslough.com.
I sure hope they're nice... I'm writing this news while waiting
for them to fix my FTP so I can post this very page.
Okay..Enough on that rant.
Coollink sucks. Just know that. Trust me on that one. They suck.
As soon as I can find another host, I'm moving. If anyone knows
of a website with no bandwidth limits, Perl5 and other goodies,
give a holler. Thankee.
taking commissions directly again, too, since COA has not
come back up in many a month. You can check out my new prices
and info on my FAQ page. I've also got a few more sketches (mostly
Dimar animals and Arrallins) that I need to post in the Latest
In the works: A tutorial
on drawing forepaws and hindpaws. This turned out to be quite
a production number, but I've got one of the four tutorial sections
for this done and I hope to have the others done relatively
January 7, 2000
The baby has arrived!
Eleanor Elizabeth Dreslough was born January 4th, 2000 at 8:56am
- weighing in at a healthy 7 lbs 3 oz. I survived too...although
sitting down provides an interesting challenge these days. :)
As you can guess, updates to the website will be slow in
November 22, 1999
Got some more tutorials
up in the tutorial section. Also,
have some newly scanned B&W art I found in my files up in
the latest section.
November 7, 1999
Hi all! Well, I'm writing
because I'm getting innundated with emails and I'm kinda sick
right now, so I know I won't be able to answer them all. Please
understand that if I don't answer your email, that it's nothing
personal...I'm just really wiped out. My first child is due
in less than 2 months, and as it turns out, I'm one of those
lucky ones who gets morning sick (more like..all day sick) in
the last trimester. Joy. :)
October 19, 1999
are now available of eight of my better pieces. More are
on the way. Also, I now can sell T-shirts, Mugs and Mousepads
with my high resolution artwork! Check
out my store page. I realize that my color originals section
is almost completely sold out. I'll scan and post some more
of my recent paintings soon too. Lots more black and white
art is coming, too. I just have to get my scanner working.
October 8, 1999
Wow..I've been quiet for
a while, haven't I? Well, lessee what's up. The Rabco prints
section should be going online any day now...I'll post all over
the place when that's up. You can order prints - low cost, high
quality prints - in plenty of time for the Holidays. Makes a
great gift! I have a set of prints so I can vouch for just how
well they turned out.
I've been actually working
my wee behind off on the Conclave
of Artists. I seem to have managed to get promoted in the
Conclave to some kind of head organizer. Luckily, I love doing
this kind of thing, so it's really been fun. It has a lot of
work still that needs to happen, but when it's back up, it will
be an unrivalled source for artwork commissions - organized,
reliable, and fresh-smelling. Everything I am not. :)
What else? What else?
Um...I get paid now to surf the web. Not much, but hey...it's
better than nothing. Yes...tis true. I am an AllAdvantage member.
If you'd like to find out how you too can get paid
for surfing the web, click here. Tell 'em AYA-769 sent ya.
(Please mention me if you're asked who referred you. I get money
for referrals too.)
I've got more tutorials
in the works - dragon paws, legal issues regarding artwork and
commissions, and more. I'll post 'em when I get them done.
August 21, 1999
posted a new wing tutorial in the tutorials section. This one,
for all you winged wolf/lion/gryphon fans, is for Feathered
Wings! :) It gives a simple pose, but goes into every detail
on coloring the wing to get to the picture shown on the left.
August 18, 1999
I've posted a few goodies
to the new
stuff pages that I found on my hard drive. I also re-organized
friends' links pages by topic so things look a little better
I am currently talking
with RABCO (http://www.rabbitvalley.com)
about getting some of my better pieces made into prints at really
great prices ($3-$30 depending on size). Again, thanks to Eugene
Arenhaus for mentioning this service on his own page. :)
a survey to let me know what pieces you'd like for prints!
(For example, I know many
folks want 'Death
is a Gift' in the Dimar section of my art page as a print
or T-shirt...) I'll make a survey page with pictures, etc, as
soon as I can.
I'm also going to be joining
the Amethyst Alliance's
Conclave of Artists group so I can provide free and low-cost
character portraits to folks again. (Please note, I am still
from doing any work based on particular trademarked works, so
August 11, 1999
Added some new items (and
lowered prices on items) in the for-sale
color art gallery. Ghost
is my latest Dimarian work.
August 9, 1999
New Tutorial! Well, I
finally got around to making a basic
wing drawing tutorial. Unfortunately, wings are so complex,
to really teach them well, I'm going to need several tutorials
on this subject. But, this one will get you started.
July 11, 1999
The Dracopheonix Rises!
we're really back. Basically, I wanted to try a new online service
Impact Hosting (thanks Draconian.com
for recommending them! They're wonderful!). So, I sent in another
DNS change....but somehow, neca thought I wanted to be switched
back to their server. So, down the site went AGAIN. It only
took a week this time to straighten things out. Joy.
However, now that I'm back, I have great
news. I have full access to the internet through a new firewall
(Thanks Sam!!!) which means I can easily and quickly do updates
to the site. (Previously I had to ftp my files to my firewall
machine and then out. Icky. That's why there was so little new
artwork.) So expect a nice new look, more art and all the crappy
broken links to disappear over time. The site loses some
of the interactive features with this new setup - like the chat
and noteboards, but no one was really using them anyway, so
I figure it's not a terrible loss. :)
Unfortunately, with the new system, I
can't maintain the old Linux box that housed the DimarMush(es)
anymore. So, until I can find the money/time/interest to find
a new site, the game is offline. If you have a site or would
like to take over the game, let me know. I can send you the
database and give you some pointers to get started.
Well, if you can pay by check...
Previously, I had been working to set
up an online store on the site. As many of you have noticed,
I have kind of failed in that attempt. My apologies to folks
who'd hoped this would be a good place to sell goods. Other
crafters have resorted to selling goods with great success on
Ebay. Check out Fantasy
in Flight's website. Terry is using Ebay to run her business.
When I have more time, I'll probably do the same myself. For
now, I'll just sell whatever I make via check here on the website.
Thank you for your incredible
patience over this summer. Hopefully we've got the technical
problems hammered out and I can get back to drawing digital
stuff for you-all to use. :)