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Not sure how I feel about DeviantArt being bought up by doesn't feel very 'deviant' to become an acquisition.
I broke down and got an Instagram account. I put videos of my 3 dimensional art along with the 2-D stuff. :)

So I've finally fixed up my Etsy store just in time for the shopping season.  I will be adding more stuff!…
It's Day 55 on my ball python eggs!  They could join the world any minute now!  I'm so excited.  I keep looking through the incubator door (like every five mins) to see what's happening. 
Just an update, ball python eggs are 22 days old today and doing great!  :) 
Much like the title suggests I'm looking for one of those internet companies where you upload your design and they put it on a t-shirt.  I tried RedBubble and although they make great everything else their t-shirts aren't great.  If you have a true painting the design ends up fairly light on color and a touch pixelated.

So does anyone know a good company for putting paintings on t-shirts? 

Wolf blanket on sale: Wolf Blanket for Sold by Phoenix-Cry
I'm heading back to New York to get the rest of my tattoo tomorrow by :icondonimotwist:  Very excited!
I'm so excited!  I'm getting my shoulder fixed.  And by 'fixed' I mean I'm going to have the cherry blossom tattoo on my shoulder covered up.  It's not that I *hate* the cherry's just that it's nothing special and it doesn't match my forearm.  I got the tattoo on a whim when a friend of mine was getting one.  The artist did such an amazing job on her dragon, but by the time he got to doing my shoulder he'd been tattooing for five hours straight and probably just wanted to go home. 

So I'm getting a Silver Fox that melts into a space nebula as a sleeve to cover over it. 

Check out her drawing of it so far!  

Phoenix-Cry Tattoo by DominoTwist
I have been making my life harder.  A long time ago I felt like a got better lines if I made a really big image with high dpi and then shrunk it down to 25% of the original size....I don't know why I did that...but I just tried a smaller image with a lower dpi with much better results.  Sigh.  I"ve been doing it wrong for 5 years.
What format do people save in?  I find that my art always looks better when being viewed in Photoshop.  Everything ends up washed out and a touch blurry when posted.  Particularly black, the black always looks washed out once I post to the web.  Anyone else come across this and have a solution?  I have tried png and jpg (from quality 6 to 12). 
So I ended up with a new computer.  That means it is time to upgrade from Photoshop 6 (yes, I was still using Photoshop 6).  I am tempted to just get the new Photoshop...but then I thought maybe there is something better out there. I'm so far out of date with Photoshop that I'd just have to learn it from new probably anyway. 

I don't need 500$ worth of software, but anything between free and 150$ works for me. 

Send me the reasons you like what you like and if you can send me a link to your work I would love to see it!
Well now that I'm healing up with surgery it is time to tackle my next body image issue and that's the tattoo on my shoulder.  It's...okay.  But now it really doesn't match my forearm. 

I've been looking for an artist for a while, and one found me!  The talented DominoTwist is also a taxidermy fan and happens to live near by.  So I'm having her design a cover up sleeve for me.

Go check her out!
Less than two weeks from my surgery and I'm already planing on heading back to work on Saturday.  I'm doing really well and getting very tired of being cooped up in my tiny house.  I had hoped to get a lot of writing done while I was out, but the mood has just not been there.  I've mostly slept this whole time which is probably why I healed so fast.  I've still got a ways to go, scar management, and getting the nerves back and in order, but all in all smooth sailing on calm waters.  This was not nearly as painful an experience as I  was expecting.  In fact I didn't have any true pain, just discomfort (a lot of that was mental). 

All in all I'm thrilled that I did it.  I have some funky looking scars now, but they are well worth the price. 
I made it through my surgery and I'm home now.  I'm sore, but not too much pain.  The worst part is the really tight binding making it hard to breath.

My balance is so off now!
Tomorrow is the big day!  I'm very excited.  As a medical field worker I kind of know what's going on and what to expect so I'm not nervous...yet.  I may never become nervous, I never did for my gallbladder so hopefully I'll be calm right up till they put me in pre op.  Once in pre op they will be giving me some pre drugs and I *know* I'll be having a good time then!  Heehee. 
Well the insurance company took one look at a photo of my chest and decided that if they didn't act now they'd be paying for my back surgery instead.  At least that's what I think they thought, since I had my consult with the plastic surgeon on my breast reduction on Tuesday and the insurance approval came through today.  I expected at least a week or two before getting an answer!

I really like my surgeon, she's very highly recommend and so is the hospital she's affiliated with.  A no nonsense kind of doctor who has good confidence and practice in the procedure.

It was kind of surreal to be 'picking out' my new body type as we discussed outcome options. 

I can't wait to get this off my chest.  Pun intended.

Surgery is set for mid-September! 
I'm selling my insane Black and Silver Coyote.

500$ plus shipping, shipping can be reduced if you don't want the log base (it is very heavy), you'd have make your own base, the mount has a steel rod that sticks out the planted foot.

  Dark Coyote by Phoenix-Cry

He will be going up on ebay tomorrow so grab him before any bids are placed.

Also selling my Bobcat.  This one will be shipped in two parts, cat and then base, you'll want the base on this since it is custom fit to it. 

800$ plus shipping.  Will also be on ebay tomorrow.

Calculating the Odds by Phoenix-Cry

More views of both in my gallery.  just search 'dark coyote' and then 'bobcat'.

PM me. 

Shipping on yote will be 50-75 for just the yote and 100-125 for yote and base.  Shipping on the cat will be 100-150 (it's a huge cat!)
Well took the first step today in something I should have done a looooong time ago.  Got an appointment to meet up with a plastic surgeon to do something about the fact that I'm a 36 I.  Yup...'I'.  My chest has gotten to the point where it is keeping me from being as active as I'd like to be. 

This is a pic from a few years ago when I was just an 'F'.  For whatever reason these puppies have never stopped growing.  I just don't allow pics anymore, I look like an anime figure.

Here is to hoping that my insurance company is going to help me out.  They have denied me in the past, but it has gotten a lot worse since the last time I tried to talk them into it.

Which one of these... by Phoenix-Cry
I have no real news for a journal.