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HI MANDI Just want to let you know that YOU ROCK! Keep on keeping on Yo*
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HI MANDI !!!!
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HI!!! I love you and miss you<3
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we need to hang out at disneyland.
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YOU HAVE AWESOME DRAWINGS !
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Check It Out: StrandedTreasures on Etsy!

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 28, 2014, 12:33 PM
Etsy.com Shop Link: www.etsy.com/shop/strandedtrea…

StrandedTreasures.com Website:
www.strandedtreasures.com

Please take a moment to go and check out the AMAZING wearable artwork of my friend Sharlene over at StrandedTreasures.com as well as her Etsy shop.  There are more customization options on her personal webpage, but do not miss out on the steals on her Etsy store.  Why did I say "steals?"  Because what she's charging for the insane high quality jewerly she's making, in my opinion, the woman is practically giving it away!  She could charge triple what she does and I'd still buy it; they're THAT lovely and THAT worth the price, tripled or otherwise.

I purchased her bangle trio, I got a Garnet Orchid (deep Garnet Red petals with Jonquil Yellow accents), an Emerald Green Leaf and a Neutral Off White Gardenia.  I also picked up a Magnolia hair pin, and after receiving the first trio of bangles and being as impressed as I was, I came back for two more bangles of Magnolia and the other is a Daffodil with Neutral White petals and an inner Orange accent.  Those are due in the mail "soon-ish," I didn't check the exact date, but I'm sitting on pins and needles in anticipation!

I wanted to review her work here because I feel her delicate looking handmade, no mould flowers are highly deceiving.  Taking a look at her stuff, you'd think it was very dainty and required gentle care.  Wrong!  These babies are sturdy, well built and crafted with care and high quality materials; Sharlene does NOT use premade molds nor paint, this is all the real deal!  She uses thick, high quality sterling silver bangles, so you won't end up with a green wrist  or a metal that cracks and breaks.  Her polymer clay is also of high quality, bakes to very thick, hard consistency and is far more sturdy than one look at them would imply.  These can stand up to life; they already have for me.  They're super simple to put on and take off and have a very strong base that is not readily breakable or fragile.

You can choose and customize your flowers in a variety of different clay colors.  Sharlene includes many choices on most every item page, so you can commission something to match something perfectly, use your favorite colors and make something that is absolutely unique, as one of a kind as you are.

I have listed a few of my favorite products at the bottom of this page for you to go look at.  Please visit my friend, you will NOT be disappointed, I guarantee it!  Go getchoo some pretty clay flower jewelry right now!  Do it!  :D

www.etsy.com/listing/203185624…

www.etsy.com/listing/181009501…

www.etsy.com/listing/96964801/…

www.etsy.com/listing/209092213…

www.etsy.com/listing/185966413…

And those are just a handful of awesome products Sharlene offers!  Have a brief browse through her entire store for even more great stuff!


God love you like I do, my Possums!

Mandi Lily Pope

Photo by jeffretta, Journal Skin by jeffretta
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Office noises
  • Reading: Feng Shui Beauty - Billy Yamaguchi
  • Watching: My blank call screen
  • Playing: Calvinball
  • Eating: Some T-Day stuff in the office
  • Drinking: Water

Happy Thanksgiving!

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 27, 2014, 4:33 PM
Happy Thanksgiving to all of my dA friends and family --  know how grateful I am that you are in my life.  I love you!

Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving Day, whether you celebrate it or not, I just hope your day was good.  :)

I saw my grandpa Mousie's kittens for the first time today.  (And for those just joining, I call my grandfather Mousie.  I've never called him anything else that anyone remembers, so Mousie is my granddad.  Just so we are all clear here.)  The kittens are pure white, one has blue eyes and the other has heterochromia, which means one of his eyes is blue and the other is green.  They're absolutely darling and they love people, they simply want to be with you, and if you are petting them, all the better.  Their purr is so loud, you can hear them three rooms away; but let me ask you, what's more soothing than a purring kitten?  If the kittens are happy, all must be well with the world.  Kittens don't purr when things suck.  These two are little purr machines; you look at them and they purr.  (My dog from childhood, Barney, was raised with cats around him, he would breathe differently in attempt to purr when he was happy, it was too funny.  My dog purred.  I miss that guy; he was so polite, he never jumped on anyone, and we never had to train him to not do that.  He just never did it to begin with.  Little dude had manners!)

I'm in the office, taking calls on an urgent basis, since the clinics are closed in observance of the holiday.  I've had one call since I got here, which is a good sign, since that implies to me that people aren't getting sick and/or injured.  It does make for a long eight hour shift, however.  It does, though, give me time to sit here on my dA journal poo and talk to you guys, though, and that's good!

So excited, Puppetcancer will be here in two days.  We're having dinner with my parents, probably catch a movie together, just be with one another for the weekend, and then after that, I'm going to visit him the following weekend in his hometown.  :)  I'll tell you, long distance can be tough, but that man is worth it.  I'm grateful we live within a distance where we can get to each other as often as we do; this would be so much harder if he were several states away instead of next door, all things considered. 

Please take my advice when I tell you...  never resist love.  I tried to resist falling in love with John, and I did so well until the evening I called my best friend, Crowmamma, crying, blubbering, "I'm in love, Jericca."  She was quiet for a moment and said, "Mandi?  It's John, isn't it?"  I wasted so much time trying to not fall in love when I was already ears deep in it with the man.  I've loved him for so long...  it was just on April 2nd of 2013 that I admitted it to myself....  and to him.  I'm so grateful he gave me a chance; I've never been so happy in my whole life than I am with John as my mate.  He's just...  he's perfect, what else can I say?  And I'm so grateful for him today on Thanksgiving and EVERY day of the year.  I pray everyone finds a love like we have. 

God love you all like I do, my Possums!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Mandi "Bear" Pope

Photo by jeffretta, Journal Skin by jeffretta
  • Mood: Affection
  • Listening to: Office noises
  • Reading: Feng Shui Beauty - Billy Yamaguchi
  • Watching: My blank call screen
  • Playing: Calvinball
  • Eating: Some T-Day stuff in the office
  • Drinking: Water

Really...?

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 25, 2014, 7:52 PM
Really, Missouri?  You're gonna let a cop get away with murder?  Those of us held to a higher standard and expected TO PROTECT AND SERVE?  What's your motto over there?  To Protect, To Serve and To Hell With That?  Crowmamma, I love you, but your state sucks.  That "cop," and I only call him that because of his station, not because he's an honest to goodness one, should have been indicted.  He should have been indicted before he discharged his duty weapon.  Again, Jericca...  I love you, but your state sucks.

Sorry, that had to be said.

In other news, there isn't much...  fought off a grand mal irritating drug craving that wasn't enough to even call a craving in the first place...  but I did because I wanted to sound hardcore.  (Did I sound hardcore?  I hope I did.)  But don't fret because it's over now.  Didn't say anything during the craving because I don't want people to worry about me essentially having in my mind what amounts to a two year old temper tantrum for sweets.  That's really all my cravings are.  My reptilian brain wants sweets, which it thinks is Oxycontin, and...  well, you all know how the rest goes.  I didn't tell you not to reinforce shame in it, (there isn't any), but the best way to thwart a tantrum is to not give credence to it.  So...  I didn't.  I whined to Mama Lu/LuanaSpinetti about it, though that was the end of it, but she's my adoptive mama, I can do that.  :D

Picked up some extra hours at work to help my boss out.  She's gone above and beyond to try and help me when I needed time off, it's only right that I do the same.  So I have more shifts next week, but that's okay because it's more money to me, but I also feel better for knowing I'm helping my Boss Lady out.  She shouldn't have to work that hard to find someone to cover, so I almost always say yes when she asks.  I say yes when I can, and yes, I will rearrange things so I can accommodate her.  Maybe that makes me a Yes Man(di) or a workaholic, I just prefer to think I'm making lives easier.  Maybe I am.  Maybe I'm just a workaholic Yes Man(di), but when I get my paycheck every other week, I can't say I care which it is.

Okay, I've complained, I've complained and I've complained some more...  we're good here.

God love you like I do, Possums.


Mandi L. Pope

Skin by UszatyArbuz
  • Mood: Shocked
  • Listening to: Too Hot To Stop - The BarKays feat. Soulfinger
  • Reading: Feng Shui Beauty - Billy Yamaguchi
  • Watching: Isolated Incident - Standup Comedy of Dane Cook
  • Playing: Calvinball
  • Eating: Subway turkey sandwich/sub
  • Drinking: Water
You're An Angel Lineart by MandiPope
You're An Angel Lineart
Emmett waking up after being changed, the first person/vampire he sees being his honey, Rosalie, and his first thoughts being she's some celestial being.

I can see how one would think that, and I'm not just saying that because I have a massive girlcrush on Nikki Reed.

I also modeled "My Emmett" after book Emmett Cullen with a twist of my own "Uncle Emmett," my Uncle Vince, whom I call "Uncle Beavis" because we watched Beavis & Butthead together in my youth.  Emmett's a big goofball, like my uncle, and they both have/had curls, only Emmett's are black and Vince's are, like mine, flaming auburn/red.

Art by Mandi Pope, 2013-14.
Medium:  Ink on Sketchbook Paper.
DO NOT REUSE, ALTER, COLOR, TRACE, COPY OR POST ELSEWHERE WITHOUT MY EXPRESS PERMISSION.  Or else.
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Busy Night

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 22, 2014, 6:49 PM
Keeping myself rather busy tonight, as I'm finding myself with a bit of energy left over from the day, figured I ought to use it.  Put Captain America: The Winter Soldier into the DVD player and am casually watching.  I only casually watched it the first time I saw it in theaters with Puppetcancer, for as much as I enjoy the Captain, I do have to say I was much more enthused holding his hand throughout the film than the actual film itself.  Sorry, Captain.  You're pretty, but you don't hold a candle to the man I've got.  No hard feelings, yeah?

Okay, so I'm not watching this for Chris Evans so much as Samuel L. Jackson.  No one kicks as much theatrical ass in this movie than he does.  Again, Captain, my apologies.  You're pretty and everything, but you ain't Samuel L. Jackson.

Doing laundry at the moment because I'm desperately in need of clean jeans and sweaters.  Washing the carrying bag my sleeping bag resides in and put the zzzin' bag on my bed as a comforter, since it's down and warmer than you'd believe.  LOVE that thing.  I love burrowing into that at night, y'know, assuming I don't have Puppetcancer to keep me warm, this will do, albeit pitifully, in his stead.

But it won't have to be in his stead long, I'm seeing him next weekend and hauling him to see my fam.  The fam is excited to see him.  He's rather warmly received by the Popes, who have heaved a collective sigh of relieve with the general sentiment of, "oh, thank God, Mandi ended up with someone who isn't an idiot."  That I did, my Pope Posse, that I did.  This one's a keeper.  :) 

We're having dinner at my parents' house on Saturday night and spending the rest of our weekend doing "whatever," I may take him to see a movie or something, but we haven't solidified any plans yet.  I'm just happy to see him, I couldn't really care less what we do, I just want to do whatever it is with John.

I found a new trick with laundry, by the by...  for a total topic change.  Put some Pine Sol in the bleach dispenser (I have a front loader, I dunno how this works with other machines) and it totally takes out the majority of stains you can put in.  I salvaged my favorite pair of yoga pants using this method, not to mention my laundry smells even more clean and awesome than it usually does.  Yes.  Yes to the power of Yes.

Glad I did decide to do some laundry tonight, as it'll keep me awake for a bit until it's about ten or a normal hour in which to sleep so I don't eff up my biorhythm, that, consequently, I've finally made work.  Have you noticed a distinct lack of late night/wee hours of the morning journal entries or art posts from yours truly?  Yeah, that's 'cause I agreed to a sleeping pill from my doctor in a dose so low I'm embarrassed to report it, but IT WORKED.  I'm sleeping full nights now and have for a few nights thus far.  It took a couple of days for me to make a habit of it, but I don't require the pill any longer.  I'm actually tired, albeit at almost 9PM, but I WILL be able to sleep tonight, do so without drugs and stay down the whole night. 

Yeah, yeah, John, I hear you bashing your head into the wall, grumbling "I TOLD HER TO DO THIS SIX MONTHS AGO!"  Yeah, you did, you were right, my bad.  But I'm so glad I did this.  SO glad.  It's nice to sleep like a normal human being.  SO nice.

And let's topic-hop back to laundry, I'm also absolutely thrilled for my revived pants as well as the fact I found one of my fave tee shirts, my Infant Sorrow Get Him To The Greek concert shirt, it was buried in a basket beneath my extra bedding.  Was going to wash that so I'd have it on hand when I needed it, picked it up outta the laundry basket and BOOM!  There was my Get Him To The Greek shirt.  Freakin' YES.

Tonight's just been a good night, I guess!

God love you as much as I do, Possums.


Mandi L. P.

Skin by UszatyArbuz
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Goodbye, My Lover - James Blunt
  • Reading: Feng Shui Beauty - Billy Yamaguchi
  • Watching: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Playing: Calvinball
  • Eating: Subway turkey sandwich/sub
  • Drinking: Water

Check It Out: StrandedTreasures on Etsy!

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 28, 2014, 12:33 PM
Etsy.com Shop Link: www.etsy.com/shop/strandedtrea…

StrandedTreasures.com Website:
www.strandedtreasures.com

Please take a moment to go and check out the AMAZING wearable artwork of my friend Sharlene over at StrandedTreasures.com as well as her Etsy shop.  There are more customization options on her personal webpage, but do not miss out on the steals on her Etsy store.  Why did I say "steals?"  Because what she's charging for the insane high quality jewerly she's making, in my opinion, the woman is practically giving it away!  She could charge triple what she does and I'd still buy it; they're THAT lovely and THAT worth the price, tripled or otherwise.

I purchased her bangle trio, I got a Garnet Orchid (deep Garnet Red petals with Jonquil Yellow accents), an Emerald Green Leaf and a Neutral Off White Gardenia.  I also picked up a Magnolia hair pin, and after receiving the first trio of bangles and being as impressed as I was, I came back for two more bangles of Magnolia and the other is a Daffodil with Neutral White petals and an inner Orange accent.  Those are due in the mail "soon-ish," I didn't check the exact date, but I'm sitting on pins and needles in anticipation!

I wanted to review her work here because I feel her delicate looking handmade, no mould flowers are highly deceiving.  Taking a look at her stuff, you'd think it was very dainty and required gentle care.  Wrong!  These babies are sturdy, well built and crafted with care and high quality materials; Sharlene does NOT use premade molds nor paint, this is all the real deal!  She uses thick, high quality sterling silver bangles, so you won't end up with a green wrist  or a metal that cracks and breaks.  Her polymer clay is also of high quality, bakes to very thick, hard consistency and is far more sturdy than one look at them would imply.  These can stand up to life; they already have for me.  They're super simple to put on and take off and have a very strong base that is not readily breakable or fragile.

You can choose and customize your flowers in a variety of different clay colors.  Sharlene includes many choices on most every item page, so you can commission something to match something perfectly, use your favorite colors and make something that is absolutely unique, as one of a kind as you are.

I have listed a few of my favorite products at the bottom of this page for you to go look at.  Please visit my friend, you will NOT be disappointed, I guarantee it!  Go getchoo some pretty clay flower jewelry right now!  Do it!  :D

www.etsy.com/listing/203185624…

www.etsy.com/listing/181009501…

www.etsy.com/listing/96964801/…

www.etsy.com/listing/209092213…

www.etsy.com/listing/185966413…

And those are just a handful of awesome products Sharlene offers!  Have a brief browse through her entire store for even more great stuff!


God love you like I do, my Possums!

Mandi Lily Pope

Photo by jeffretta, Journal Skin by jeffretta
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Office noises
  • Reading: Feng Shui Beauty - Billy Yamaguchi
  • Watching: My blank call screen
  • Playing: Calvinball
  • Eating: Some T-Day stuff in the office
  • Drinking: Water

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Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014   Digital Artist
:heart:
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:iconmandipope:
MandiPope Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*smothers ya with love*

Love my Nerdie Buddy!

MandiBear
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Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner 45 minutes ago   Digital Artist
<3
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LuanaSpinetti Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You have mail! :heart: ^-^
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engineerJR Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
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Classically-DePunk Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mandi, may I talk to you?
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MandiPope Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely.  You never need to ask.  :)

Sister Mandi
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Classically-DePunk Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am going for surgery on the 17th- can you pray for me, sister?
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MandiPope Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sister, I already do.  However, I will pray more specifically for this.  I know you will do well, have faith.  I love you!

Sister Mandi
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ToxiCake Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the favorite!! <3
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