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That's right! Yesterday my lovely Cleaborg popped the question before a meal out! :)
I just wanted to share it with you guys!! ^__^

Hey guys!

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 31, 2014, 12:06 AM



For those that weren't aware I've been at Kitacon this weekend!  :D I had a great time selling in the dealers room and LOVED the space I had behind my table!!
Sadly I didnt manage to get a hotel room so I was driving back and forth each day and not getting to party :(
Speaking of driving on day 2 I had a bit of a drama which made me 2 hours late! :(
I left my home at 8am and around 5 minutes down the road a fox ran out in front of me!  My gut reaction was to hit the brakes and swerve out of it's way - which I did successfully - but instead I hit a bollard in the road and tore my tyre open!! :( :(
I had to call the roadside assistance out then wait until the tyre shop opened at 10am then fork out £109 for the privilege!  >.< so I'm really no closer to buying a new graphics tablet. .. but hey I saved a fox!
In another note watch this space as I'll be popping up new prints etc up on my storenvy! :)
Till next time!
Emi
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Hey!

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 18, 2014, 1:34 AM


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I AM still alive!

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 8, 2013, 1:33 PM



Hi!!!

I'm so sorry for the radio silence since around October! :S I've been crazy busy at work! It's been really tough the past few months I've been working anything up to 67 hours a week and when I get home, it's pretty much to go to bed and get up for work again! Total nightmare! -.-
Needless to say this has thwarted my creativity quite a bit! :S I've started a few things but have been too tired to finish them!!

This time of year I need as much time as I can to make sure I'm ready for Christmas - and I've barely even been able to spend time with Ben - and I live with him!!! Ugh! 

In other news, I got a rather shiny new PC as an early Christmas present from Ben! He wants me to be able to create more art without my computer crashing >.>;; So he gave it to me early! It's great - but I'm currently still transferring files across... my biggest memory stick is 8 gig so this is taking a while XD;;; 
Which is why things have slowed down on DNA (or grinded to a screeching halt!!) as all my old files are still on my laptop and with only 8 gig to move at a time - this is taking a lengthy amount of time (which I don't currently have! Argh!!)
So I've grabbed my laptop tonight so I can upload a page of DNA and write this journal before I disappear into the deepest pit of my job again!! -.- Ugh... I need more time!!! D:

Right, sorry for the rant-like-quality that this entry possesses - I'm just tired and I really want to just chill out for the holidays (hah... what holidays?? I'm working!!) and yet... I can't... ah well.

Oh yeah, and I found out they're going to need to operate on my wrist after all. *sigh* wish they could have figured out that much back in March when it first happened! Ugh! >.<

Anyways, I'll be off now! Going to try and upload a page tonight before heading to bed! haha!

Hopefully I can put up a festive piece soon!!
Emi
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I return from Comic Con!

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 28, 2013, 5:49 AM



Howdy peoples!! :D

Comic con was amaaazing! I got to meet so many lovely people and spend lots of time catching up with people I'd met before! ;D You know who you are!

My Helix badges completely sold out - as did the big DNA promo poster, and Major Teddington on Canvas!

Anyways, as promised, I have put up DNA chapter two on my etsy store so please fell free to head on over! :) At the time of typing I also have one Helix Trooper print on canvas left! So if you've been eyeing that up I'd act fast ;)

Chapter three is almost finished scripting - just got to go through a few iterations before I'm happy with it but I'm excited by it! You guys get to meet a new character who is shaping up to be rather fun! :D

I really can't express how much I'm enjoying working on this and meeting people who are enjoying it! I never thought I'd be able to take my work this far and it's thanks to the support I get from you guys that I've come as far as I have! So really - thank you so much! I do get rather mushy about it... Just ask RixieTheVamprycan about how I got goosebumps and welled up when she told me she's read chapter two the night she bought it and loved it! :heart: 

I'm going to sign off now as I've not eaten yet (or got out of my pyjamas) and it's coming up 1pm! But seriously, a huge thank you and I'll see you soon!!

Emi
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Off to London MCM Comic Con

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 25, 2013, 12:07 AM


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Totally back from Holiday...

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 20, 2013, 6:19 AM


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I'm off on my holidays!!

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 22, 2013, 3:01 AM



Hi guys!!

Hope you're doing awesomely! I really should be packing as I leave for Cuba on Tuesday (24th)! MEEP! My first holiday in years and mine and Cleaborg's first holiday abroad together! Should be fun... he hates to fly!! XD;;
So with a 10 hour flight to kill, I'll be taking my pencils!! I really wanted to take my Markers but I'm worried they won't do so well in the heat XD;

However, I've not tried it before but I plan on using DA's scheduled upload thingymajig to make sure you still get your weekly dose of DNA! :D
Speaking of DNA, I'm currently struggling to get it uploaded to my printer (nightmare!) as I really wanted to get it done before I was away (so I have a nice box of comics to come home to ready for London MCM) and now I'm having a bit of a panic! :noes: But I'm sure I can find a trusty sister to leave it with :3 My sister Laura is having it delivered to her, she's also looking after my kitty Zack while I'm away! :)

So, not a lot else to report really! I don't think our hotel has free internets so I'll probably not get online until I return on the 10th October! BIIIG holiday!!

I'll try not to break anything!!
See you soon!
Emi
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2013 strikes again - But I survived!

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 15, 2013, 7:49 AM



Hey Guys!

So this year really seems to have it in for me! While my MRI scan was fairly uneventful (I didn't press the panic button despite a full on urge to!!) this morning on the way to work on the back of Ben's Honda Shadow (Motorbike) we hit a patch of oil in the road and... well... the bike slipped from under us, we both crashed to the floor (On our left side) and I rolled across the road leaving Ben under the bike.

Miraculously, other than being a little shook up and bruised, we escaped uninjured! Thank goodness we wear the proper bike gear or this would have been a very different story!!! Our gear saved us - the Ambulance and Police both echoed this!

I won't lie, it was quite a frightening experience... Ben tried so hard to keep the bike under controll, but it was slipping one way then the other until finally we crashed to the floor. He was more worried about me than himself, bless him!

The bike's saddle bags seem to have absorbed most of the impact (and allowed me to be left behind rather than dragged under the bike!) the front pedal needs replacing, and the wing mirror is now loose (not smashed though!) but other than that, it's only a few scratches!

We're both very tired from the whole thing... Ben's currently napping on my shoulder. My wrist aches, but I'm keeping an eye on it - if it gets worse then it's back to A&E for me!!

What a year this has been!!! Hopefully that's it for me - they say these things come in threes!!!

I'll try to keep DNA running smoothly though!! For now, I think I'll join Ben in a nap!!!

Emi
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A bit of an update!

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 7, 2013, 10:27 AM



Hi guys!

I'm still around - I just forget to update my journal ^^;

So, Manchester comic con went REALLY well!! I'm going to have to order more copies of chapter one before October o.o; It as super busy and so much fun!! I don't think I sat down all day! Honestly, it was just too warm to sit down - but also super busy! I was really blown away by the whole experience, and October can't come fast enough! I'm SO excited to do it again!!!!

So work is well underway with DNA chapter two - which WILL be available at London's Comic Con in October - I'm determined NOT to break anything else in the mean time so working on it every spare second I get!!

I've got an MRI on my wrist next Tuesday (13th) which will determine whether I have to have an operation on my wrist... so fingers crossed it's a big fat NO!! Basically, if they say yes then I'm going to have to work super hard to get chapter two finished before then as I'm guessing I'll be back to stage one after the operation! >.< Curse you 2013!!!!

Other than that, DNA's website launched this Monday, which you can check out over at d-n-a.cowgirlem.com I'm having issues with the background not stretching to fit in Internet explorer... but it seems to work fine in Chrome & Firefox ^^;;; So if you're an IE user please excuse it's appearence ^^; know it looks lovely on my laptop!! LOL!

So keep your fingers crossed for good news for me and expect a continuation of Chapter 2 this Sunday! Woop!
Thanks to everyone for your support!! I'm so grateful! Just check out the scrolly box below for some of the lovely pieces I've received! :heart: It makes me so happy that people want to draw my characters - there was a girl at Comic Con who said she wanted to cosplay as Mynk - I would probably cry if she did I'd be so overwhelmed!!! ^^;;; I seriously can not thank you enough! I just hope you all enjoy it - I would love to make something people enjoy reading! ^__________^

Alright, that's enough warm and fuzzies - I've got a comic to make!!!

Love & Hugs!
Emi
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New Website!

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 12, 2013, 4:31 AM



Hi Guys!

Well for the first time in a few years I have my own website! YAY!
CowgirlEm.com has officially opened today!
It'll host my preferred artwork, as well as let people know what events I'm attending! 
It will also be home to the brand new DNA website! Which I hope to launch very soon! Just pulling the gallery together!

DNA chapter two will resume in August, after I've attended Manchester Comic Con and celebrated my Birthday the Friday after! lol! So look out for that! :D

Bye for now!!
Emi
xXx

Also :iconkyddstatic: is offering commissions at AMAZING prices!!cYou should check them out fav.me/d6cij3w I'm getting one :D


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I want an Applejack!!

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 29, 2013, 7:03 AM



So, :iconwhitedove-creations: is doing a summer plushie give away! - details here... fav.me/d6b3khy
I've long been an admirer of her plushies and I would LOVE to win an Applejack!!! Applejack has been my favourite since I was younger and I got a G1 hand down from my cousin of her!! ^__^ I wish I'd never got rid of it at a car boot along with all my other g1 ponies many moons ago ._.
With the way my luck has been this year (yay breaking my wrist twice) I figured I'd enter & see if I could turn it around! So fingers crossed!!!

Also I've got some FAB new DNA fanart in the feature box! Please check it out! :D

Emi
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done it again... (slight hiatus)

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 25, 2013, 3:47 AM



Hi Guys!

Sorry for the lack of updates of late, in case you missed my latest deviation I've gone and buggered up my arm again! >.<

While I'm happy to report that it's NOT my drawing arm (hooray) It is the SAME arm I broke in March and was finally let out of cast last month... almost exactly one month later a crowd surfer landed on my already weak wrist and broke it again!! >.<

So... this has slowed production on DNA sadly... :( as although it's not my drawing hand - it's still causing me great pain and I find myself clutching at it with my drawing hand... that and falling asleep due to the medication I'm on to stop the pain & swelling! I've never been good with medicine... it always makes me drowsy! :'<

Breaking my arm twice since the release of Chapter one was certainly not what I had planned :( I had wanted Chapter two to be available at Manchester expo... but the likelihood of that is now looking slim - which is rather upsetting for me let alone anyone who was looking forward to reading it!!

So that's what's going on with me at the moment. Typing this one handed has taken a while so I'm signing off now! Sorry to be so lame!

Emi
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Etsy store has opened!

Journal Entry: Wed May 15, 2013, 1:06 PM



Hey guys!!

Good news! My fever has gone and I have an Etsy store! :3 Over here....  www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CowgirlEm
Where I've got DNA up for grabs as well as badges and a few POster prints! (There may be a delay on the poster shipping as my tubes for shipping haven't arrived yet - but everything else should be within the stated shipping times!)
I'm rather excited by it ^__^

Also Neo Magazine issue 111 came out today and they've got a feature on DNA so please go check it out! :D

Until next time!
Emi
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Fever...

Journal Entry: Wed May 8, 2013, 1:02 AM


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A brighter day!

Journal Entry: Wed May 1, 2013, 1:32 PM


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Feeling a bit blue...

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 30, 2013, 9:07 AM



Hey guys!

As the title suggests I'm feeling a bit blue... I'm also feeling a bit sorry for myself and it's all because of my darned wrist!!
I mean I can get by with just one arm but it's just so tiresome and time consuming to do anything! (just imagine trying to put a bra on with one hand. Yeah.) I know I've not got long left in it (just over a week to go!) but I guess I'm just fed up that's all! :/
Cause of my mood I've not been able to dig in and finish anything either... I'd like to but I just can't seem to find first gear!! ^^;; I mean I haven't even turned on my computer today... All my deviantArt-ing has been done on my phone!!! Lazy...

Anyways I'm sure I'll bringing back to normal soon! And DNA still has a few pages before I'm caught up with myself... ^^;;;
Expect a happy journal in the future!

Emi
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DNA hits Kindle!

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 9, 2013, 2:24 AM



That's right!
DNA is now available to purchase through the Amazon kindle store! www.amazon.co.uk/DeoxyriboNucl… I figured as I was running low on printed stock I'd gt it up on kindle - also gets rid of delivery charges! ;)

If you don't have a kindle but have a smart phone/device the Kindle for android app is free! (I don't know if it is on iDevices as I don't have any...)

While you're there you could also check out my little illustrated children's poem (aimed at ages 0-3) about a silly cat called Pongo (based on a real cat who is rather silly) www.amazon.co.uk/A-cat-called-… which is free to download for the next 5 days!!! So please help me by downloading it so it can get in the chart! :3

self update - I'm still in a cast and one handed typing is really annoying! In fact, one handed most things are really annoying!
I get to find out tomorrow if they need to operate on it so keep your fingers crossed for me!
As soon as I know, you'll know!
Emi
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I broke myself :( - updated

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 25, 2013, 7:14 AM



Hey guys!
Thanks for your kind words & concern! Its much appreciated! :3
The update is that the specialist confirmed I have fractured my Scaphoid bone. :( I was taken out of my cast and put in another - then referred to a fracture clinic in another hospital yesterday.
At this hospital they removed my second cast and I had several Scaphoid xrays  (that really freakin hurt cause of the position I had to put my hand in) and another new cast put on - this time made of fiberglass!
I get to keep this on for two weeks then they want me back for more xrays because apparently it can take up to ten days for a Scaphoid injury to show how bad it really is. If its any worse there's a possibility they may have to operate on me :( but I'm keeping everything's crossed that this would be worse case scenario!!
So that's it really! Can't share much else at the moment as all I've done this week is go back and forth to hospitals!!!
Hopefully I'll draw something nice soon as this wasn't my drawing hand that's broken! Hurrah!!
Emi
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You know that "non-DNA" journal I promised? well here it is!

As I write this (one handed) I sit in a sling & plaster cast :( ...this morning I started walking from my front door to my car - not a difficult journey normally only takes one attempt and about 30 seconds... however, today I slipped on some frozen snow.

So, being human, I attempted to stop myself from falling by steadying myself on the garage wall. This didn't work. I merely continued to fall forwards/sideways leaving my outstretched arm on the garage wall and twisting it nastily!

The initial result was pain in my shoulder at being forced to move quickly in ways it wasn't meant to move. Then I (foolishly) attempted to lift myself up with that arm and discovered the searing pain in my wrist :(

So, a doctors appointment, referral to hospital & two xrays later I have my fractured wrist in a plaster cast ._.

How's Monday treating you guys so far?
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