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Cape May Warbler by mydigitalmind

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Rachel DiPietro
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I believe in Jesus Christ as my Savior. My two biggest goals on dA are to encourage others in their artistic endeavors and to share my talent in a positive way to the art community. To God alone be the glory!

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Vacation Time is Almost Here!!

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 26, 2014, 9:42 AM
Welp, on Friday I'm going in for a whole afternoon of fun retaking the GRE, but then on Saturday my family's headed south.

We're stopping in the Chattanooga region in Tennessee for the night, and then the next day we'll be in Florida! Gonna see Disney's Magic Kingdom, Wizarding World at Universal Orlando, and we'll get to see family while we're down there!!

This is a HUGE victory lap for all of us. I may not have mentioned it before, but my brother recently had spinal fusion surgery to correct some really bad scoliosis (curve of 83-- breathing problems start at 90 and it never gets better, only worse over time). We're talking about a severely autistic, nonverbal kid who until this summer, has never had a blood sample taken, never had an IV, did not go under at all the last time he had anesthesia with the highest legal dose, doesn't know what the heck is going on, and cannot be reasoned with when scared. But he completely defied our expectations over the past few months, between staying out the whole time for the surgery, a quick recovery that saw him back home from the Chicago hospital suite within a week, sutures healing up overall properly, and a positive attitude through it all.

A few years ago, we would have never thought it possible.  His OCD was at its absolute worst, he wasn't sleeping at night, got upset over everything because he couldn't break out of an OCD snap, and no matter what we tried there seemed to be no calming him down or cheering him up. Those were the "Three Years of Darkness" as my parents started calling them. (It was during this time that we had the notorious Deer Accident during a road trip to New Jersey.)

His condition has not allowed us to take an actual family vacation for the sole purpose of having fun, EVER. Sure we take a trip over to NJ every other year, but it's really just to see relatives, go to reunions, etc. etc. We have had to word insanely hard over his sixteen years of living just to get him to walk outside, get out of the house, sit down at a restaurant, or see people at a family gathering. It is only now at this point that a trip to Disney is even possible.

And man, are we ever ready for this!! Daniel absolutely loves loves, loves Disney, plays lots of the movies more than once a day (he's particularly fond of Ariel and a couple other princesses, plus Monsters Inc., Pooh, Nemo, Mickey and a few others). For well over a month, probably even before I returned from Stone Lab, we've been playing the Disney channel on Pandora, and now everyone's got those songs stuck in our heads. Even my dad can't get the songs from Frozen or Little Mermaid out of his head!!

There will be a couple small state parks on the way there and back, and I'm hoping to get at least a little birding time in. A little deflated that we can't fit Great Smoky Mountains National Park into our schedule (over 100 miles from our rest stop = 2+ hr. drive each way), but there's a good chance we'll see amazing wildlife since we're in the same area. Primaries crossed that I see a red-cockaded woodpecker, an endangered species found in the south, including southern Tennessee!

It's pretty obvious to me that the Holy Spirit of God has been working in and out of all these years. We are emerging victorious from the time of darkness, and since this is my last summer as an undergrad student, the timing could not be more perfect. We have every reason to thank God and put our trust in Him even more given the way He has made good come from the bad with this whole autism situation.

I'm halfway done with the remainder of the next 'Clans' pages, and I'm hoping to upload them all at once before we go, so no one's left hanging. Bit of a challenge since they would have to be completely done before Friday because of the GRE, but we'll see what happens.

Hope those of you who started school are doing well, and for anyone who has yet to start school, good luck!!


E. Flyte

Thinking long-term: Once I'm finished with 'Clans,' what art would you want to see next? 

9 deviants said Prehistoric birds/feathered therapod dinosaurs (Archeopteryx, Microraptor, Confusciusornis, etc.)
4 deviants said Griffin art in general
3 deviants said More WfC/Blaze-related stuff
2 deviants said More BIRDS!!
1 deviant said Practice with other animals
No deviants said Scientific illustrations
No deviants said Hockey-related art (long overdue-- Go Blackhawks!!)
No deviants said Other (comment)


The Girl You Just Called Fat She Is Overdosing With Diet Pills.
The Girl You Just Called Ugly, She Spent Hours Putting Makeup So Someone Will Like Her.
The Boy You Just Tripped, He Is Abused Enough At Home.
The Man With The Ugly Scars, He Fought For Our Country.
The Boy You Made Fun Of For Crying, His Mother Is Dying
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Tulmur95 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I know I've been commenting a lot, but I had another idea for a griffin story. Set in the western US in 1892, it follows Merrick Ashenwing, a bounty hunter. He traces his roots to Scotland, and has a characteristic english accent. He knows his weapons, and he seldom misses.
He's seen and done many things over the years, getting many criminals and other bad guys while doing so. Having grown older Merrick is not as strong or fast as he used to be, and his wife Millie was persistant. He wants to retire from bounty hunting, be the better individual for his wife and children once they are born. However the biggest bounty Merrick has ever seen is placed on himself, since various gangs and cartels want revenge for interfering with their affairs. He is forced to confront his foes while they all search for him at once, in the hopes of killing him. In short it will be Merrick against a small army, but a good bounty hunter always has a few tricks.
EagleFlyte Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, sounds interesting.

I've actually had a Sundawn cover illustration stuck in my head for some time, but it comes in pieces. Ah... I'll get to eventually I suppose.
Tulmur95 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Alright, then. For what you did on 'Anduril' I cannot thank you enough. Like you said then, one griffin lover to another.
Tulmur95 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Believe it or not I had a dream about 'Clans'. In it the Bronzes and Greys are fighting but this is the moment after the vampire is defeated by Blaze. When he kills the vampire all of the griffins stop what they are doing and all sorts of illusions vanish around them while they realize the truth. Then Blaze comes before them, basically saying 'The truth is out. You know everything and now there doesn't have to be a war. It's over because of me'.
EagleFlyte Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's kinda crazy. We'll just have to see what happens though, odds are it won't be as easy as it was in the dream.
Tulmur95 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Of course not, since griffins don't drive cars. (Dreams, why do they not have logic?)
dragongirl1112 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've enspired me! I want to try to make a graphic novel/comic book! I can't believe you did all of what you did! You're amazing! I am already a drawer and a chapter book writer so I hope is easier than I think, but I know it is hard work!
EagleFlyte Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!! Glad to hear the artistic inspiration is going around!! :D

Yeah, if it's virtually all hand-crafted, it is definitely hard work, but honestly, I like doing this style a lot more than on a digital painter. A few minor touch-ups at most (aside from dialogue in MS Word) is prettymuch the most I ever do on these pages digitally.
dragongirl1112 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ya I already started and I'm starting to think its impossible to do for me! I am still trying but I think I like writing on a computer better😂! I am still trying to favorite your whole collection of the graphic novil so I can read them all, I can't wait they are soo good!
EagleFlyte Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've actually noticed that quite a bit with my pages,; if it's easier for you, you can just drag the whole folder to your favorites. It's a lot easier that way, and you'll have all the pages with you as they update so you don't need to drag them anywhere. I have a lot of comics that I follow myself, and it's pretty convenient being able to do that.

Work smart, not hard! ;)
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