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RogueForMetalRock
i sent you a text Bear!
Wed Jul 1, 2015, 10:28 PM
ladyserpentina:iconladyserpentina:
Hey Sis...I have Finally Got My deviantart up and, Running. I'm posting Sum New Stuff :)
Thu May 28, 2015, 5:28 PM
KevinTR:iconkevintr:
HI MANDI Just want to let you know that YOU ROCK! Keep on keeping on Yo*
Fri Nov 21, 2014, 11:33 PM
KevinTR:iconkevintr:
HI MANDI !!!!
Fri Nov 21, 2014, 11:32 PM
ScarletQuill:iconscarletquill:
Long time no talk - how you doing?
Wed Apr 16, 2014, 2:08 PM
Crowmamma:iconcrowmamma:
You+Me=Besties4Lyfe, Yo.
Mon Feb 17, 2014, 9:27 AM
MoonLiteMagic45:iconmoonlitemagic45:
Shine on, Mandi! :heart:
Mon Sep 9, 2013, 10:10 PM
just3pugs:iconjust3pugs:
HI!!! I love you and miss you<3
Sat Jul 20, 2013, 4:21 PM
zer0veryed
we need to hang out at disneyland.
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 11:25 PM
AlaaAl-khulaqi
YOU HAVE AWESOME DRAWINGS !
Sun Jun 16, 2013, 2:42 AM
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Ethereal Fire WIP by MandiPope
Ethereal Fire WIP
The work in progress of "Ethereal Fire" --  here's Fire Thunder playing with her element.


Fire Thunder was created by J. Beckwith for and in part with M. Pope.
Art by Mandi Pope, 2015.
Medium:  PSE10.
DO NOT REUSE, ALTER, COLOR, TRACE, COPY OR POST ELSEWHERE.
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Split Shift

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 1, 2015, 6:24 PM
I took a split shift today to make sure all of our hours got covered; I worked from 8AM to 1PM, then took off until 4PM, came back and will be here for another hour and a half 'till 9PM.  I don't even dare tally up today's hours.  It's more than I care to admit to and if I admit to 'em, I have to also admit I really AM a workaholic like Jericca/Crowmamma says I am...  I know she's right, I just like the fact I can conveniently ignore her rightness in the matter.  So when you read this, Jericca, shut up.  ;)   Haha, love you, Bitch, you know that.

I found my disposable jewelry polishing cloths that had taken to hiding from me earlier today, and during this shift with no one calling Mandi, I've been polishing some of my sterling silver to keep myself occupied, out of trouble and from abusing my access to doctors' phone numbers.  (So I don't call them up and say, "hey, Doc, it's Mandi!  You didn't call me, so I thought I'd call you.  What's up?"  Yeah, jobs get lost over crap like that, so it's for the better I'm getting tarnish all over Creation (Creation = my desk and hands) and making my jewelry look stunning.  It beats the alternative, AND my stuff looks like a million bucks.  Yay!

I think, speaking of jewelry in a roundabout fashion, I'm shrinking.  One of my rings that only fit on my right pinkie now fits on my right ring finger.  Nice!  (For the record, the Ancient Egyptians thought a vein ran from your left ring finger directly into your heart, and the person who "put a ring on it," so to speak, would have your fidelity.  No such vein exists, but isn't that a romantic story for why we wear our wedding bands, given to us by our One And Only, on our left ring fingers?)  I am not married, obviously, but I do wear a textured sterling silver band on my left ring finger, (made to resemble a tree), with my initals and John's stamped into the band.  (Like we carved 'em on a tree, it looks like, only we didn't, 'cause that's mean to the tree and Mandi ain't mean to trees.  Mandi like trees.  Trees good.)  I know the vein I mentioned going DIRECTLY to my heart doesn't exist, but John is still my one and only.  :)

And mentioning that ring, it could use some polishing, so I took my jewelry cloth to it and wow, that shines up nice, I almost forgot how great it looks when properly cared for.  In my defense, I just lost my polishing cloths/rags, the disposable ones I favor that work the best, I wasn't being neglectful of my shiny stuff.  Everything's back up to standard now, and super shiny, too.  Dang, I love my stuff.  I love all of my jewelry, for one reason or the other, and everything in my super special shiny collection has a special meaning to me or some kind of sentimental value.  Right now I am sporting my tree bark/MLP + JHB initials stamped ring and my three Claddagh rings...  plus my Fuschite ring I got just because I thought it was pretty from XtremeGems on Etsy.com, who sells fantastic, eye catchin' stuff for pennies.  Truly, you gotta check out my friend XtremeGems next time you get a chance.  You shan't be disappointed!

I'm almost completely packed and ready to go tomorrow morning, minus my toiletries travel bag that I need to use yet tonight for my bath, plus my toothbrush to brush my fangs before I leave tomorrow.  (Nothing feels better than two things in this world when clean; 1) clean teeth, and 2) clean hair.  I love the feelings of both more than just about anything!)  I have to remember to pack my iPod and cell phone charger cords, I forgot the latter of the two last time, though I fortunately did not lose cell battery power.  I wrote a checklist with boxes to cross off to follow in the morning to make sure it all gets taken care of, packed and hauled away with me to John's place.  Man, I'm looking forward to seeing my honey again!  He's so easy to miss when we're apart, and it's so easy to fall into a pattern of sharing a life together when we meet up again.  I could see myself living with John, spending the remainder of our very happy days together.

And truly they are happy days, the happiest I've ever known.  Every day that John's in is a great day, indeed.  My life has so greatly improved because of his presence in it.  I'm not saying I'd off myself if he weren't in my life, but that man certainly makes life worth living.  He makes me truly LIVE.  I don't just exist anymore, I truly, honestly LIVE because of him.  And for him.  Some may have a love worth dying for, and that's nice and all, but I have a love that's worth LIVING for.

I hope you all find yourselves a love in your life worth living for.

God love you, I do.  I'll see you next Monday, if I don't talk to you before then.

Mandi L. Pope

Skin by UszatyArbuz
  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: Gone - Phillip Phillips
  • Reading: The Gift of Fear - Gaven de Becker
  • Watching: My Call Screen
  • Playing: Calvinball
  • Eating: Belvita Biscuit Thingies
  • Drinking: Diet Water ;)

One More Day! And Couples Cartouche Pendants!

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 1, 2015, 8:45 AM
One more day!  I'll be with Puppetcancer at this time tomorrow morning.  :)  Very much looking forward to seeing him.  We're headed out to Kansas City from his place to spend a few days with an out of town buddy who invited us to come stay with her.  We're gonna have a great time, then come back to his place to watch fireworks with his grandma. It's gonna be awesome.

Put in two orders, one as a prezzie to me for my sobriety anniversary this month, which you can see here:  www.claddaghrings.com/product/….  It's a claddagh ring with two hearts in the center instead of the usual heart solitaire, and since I'm a collector now of unique claddagh rings, this was right up my alley.  It'll go with the uniquely designed ring I bought to wear on my first date with John, called the Claddagh Kiss, which looks like this: www.island-ireland.com/stsiclk….  Really pretty, I thought, a nice spin on the traditional claddagh design.  That's what I'm into and that's what I collect as far as claddagh jewelry is concerned.

The second piece(s) I bought are for John and myself, two Egyptian cartouche pendants/keychains with our names written in Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.  I found them really cheap on etsy, you can see them here, sold by TheNile on Etsy.com:  www.etsy.com/listing/212133435….  I'm getting one that reads "Mandi" and the other, "John," and give one to him and keep the other for myself.  We haven't decided which one we'll keep, whether we'll swap cartouches, he has my name and I have his, or if we'll just end up keeping our own named 'touches.  I have always wanted one of these, personally, but they are usually quite expensive until I found them here and thought, "I'm never getting a better deal on a personalized cartouche than this," and went for it.  Went for it twice, actually.

ETA:  We're swapping cartouches; he'll have mine, I'll have his.  I think that's cute.  :)

Going to get my oil changed tonight after work, pack my car and be all ready to go tomorrow morning, super early.  Will get to John's, rest a bit, then get back into one of our vehicles and head for Kansas City.  So Il'l be doing a ton of traveling tomorrow, LOL!  It's cool, though, I have an excellent travel companion, so that'll make the drive to Kansas City more fun.  We plan on listening to some scientific audiobooks on the way down, John had a selection he wanted me to hear, which I'm looking forward to.  :)

Work's going slowly today, probably because it knows I'm anxious to leave, LOL.  Damn you, Time, damn you!

God love you like I do, my Friends, have a great Fourth of July weekend and a very happy birthday to my Sis, Shannon, on Saturday!  LOVE YOU, LADY!

Mandi Pope

Skin by UszatyArbuz
  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: Gone - Phillip Phillips
  • Reading: The Gift of Fear - Gaven de Becker
  • Watching: My Call Screen
  • Playing: Calvinball
  • Eating: Belvita Biscuit Thingies
  • Drinking: Diet Water ;)
Just Fire Thunder Lineart by MandiPope
Just Fire Thunder Lineart
Just Fire Thunder, my RPG elf character, holding fire in her hands.  (She's a fire elemental.)  Maf, her frog familiar and babysitter, is nowhere to be found, so essentially, no one is supervising/babysitting Fire Thunder while she does this...

Stares At Basilisks, watch out, this girl doesn't pay attention where she casts fireball spells, lest you get burned again by her.  ;)

Fire Thunder was created by John H. Beckwith/Puppetcancer for and in part with Mandi L. Pope/MandiPope.
Art by Mandi Pope, 2015.
Do NOT reuse, alter, color, trace, copy or post anywhere else, please and thank you.  :)
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Maf's Hangout Lineart by MandiPope
Maf's Hangout Lineart
The Medusa Hopi Mask I drew some time ago for Puppetcancer's challenge of, "draw a Native American Hopi mask with a Greek Mythological theme."  I picked three; Cyclops, Mercury/Hermes and Medusa here.  

We found the Medusa mask in a mud puddle, surrounded by Mudmen.  Dug it out after a lengthy time of removing dirt and water, this is what Stares At Basilisks and Fire Thunder found.  Fire Thunder put some straps on it and uses it as a backpack --  a "Maf Pack"  --  to tote her little froggie friend around in.  (He's always complaining that her hair gets in his face when he rides on her shoulder.  This mode of transportation is more comfortable for Maf, and it makes him complain less.)  So this mighty, powerful object has become a Maf Hangout.  He's always in there when Stares At Basilisks is traveling with his sweetheart Fire Thunder, and hanging out underneath it when the sun's oppressively hot.  The mask may belong to Fire Thunder, but Maf is the one who uses it.

Maf was created by John H. Beckwith/Puppetcancer for Mandi L. Pope/MandiPope.
Art by Mandi L. Pope, 2015.
Do NOT reuse, color, copy, trace, alter or post anywhere else, please and thank you!  :)
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Split Shift

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 1, 2015, 6:24 PM
I took a split shift today to make sure all of our hours got covered; I worked from 8AM to 1PM, then took off until 4PM, came back and will be here for another hour and a half 'till 9PM.  I don't even dare tally up today's hours.  It's more than I care to admit to and if I admit to 'em, I have to also admit I really AM a workaholic like Jericca/Crowmamma says I am...  I know she's right, I just like the fact I can conveniently ignore her rightness in the matter.  So when you read this, Jericca, shut up.  ;)   Haha, love you, Bitch, you know that.

I found my disposable jewelry polishing cloths that had taken to hiding from me earlier today, and during this shift with no one calling Mandi, I've been polishing some of my sterling silver to keep myself occupied, out of trouble and from abusing my access to doctors' phone numbers.  (So I don't call them up and say, "hey, Doc, it's Mandi!  You didn't call me, so I thought I'd call you.  What's up?"  Yeah, jobs get lost over crap like that, so it's for the better I'm getting tarnish all over Creation (Creation = my desk and hands) and making my jewelry look stunning.  It beats the alternative, AND my stuff looks like a million bucks.  Yay!

I think, speaking of jewelry in a roundabout fashion, I'm shrinking.  One of my rings that only fit on my right pinkie now fits on my right ring finger.  Nice!  (For the record, the Ancient Egyptians thought a vein ran from your left ring finger directly into your heart, and the person who "put a ring on it," so to speak, would have your fidelity.  No such vein exists, but isn't that a romantic story for why we wear our wedding bands, given to us by our One And Only, on our left ring fingers?)  I am not married, obviously, but I do wear a textured sterling silver band on my left ring finger, (made to resemble a tree), with my initals and John's stamped into the band.  (Like we carved 'em on a tree, it looks like, only we didn't, 'cause that's mean to the tree and Mandi ain't mean to trees.  Mandi like trees.  Trees good.)  I know the vein I mentioned going DIRECTLY to my heart doesn't exist, but John is still my one and only.  :)

And mentioning that ring, it could use some polishing, so I took my jewelry cloth to it and wow, that shines up nice, I almost forgot how great it looks when properly cared for.  In my defense, I just lost my polishing cloths/rags, the disposable ones I favor that work the best, I wasn't being neglectful of my shiny stuff.  Everything's back up to standard now, and super shiny, too.  Dang, I love my stuff.  I love all of my jewelry, for one reason or the other, and everything in my super special shiny collection has a special meaning to me or some kind of sentimental value.  Right now I am sporting my tree bark/MLP + JHB initials stamped ring and my three Claddagh rings...  plus my Fuschite ring I got just because I thought it was pretty from XtremeGems on Etsy.com, who sells fantastic, eye catchin' stuff for pennies.  Truly, you gotta check out my friend XtremeGems next time you get a chance.  You shan't be disappointed!

I'm almost completely packed and ready to go tomorrow morning, minus my toiletries travel bag that I need to use yet tonight for my bath, plus my toothbrush to brush my fangs before I leave tomorrow.  (Nothing feels better than two things in this world when clean; 1) clean teeth, and 2) clean hair.  I love the feelings of both more than just about anything!)  I have to remember to pack my iPod and cell phone charger cords, I forgot the latter of the two last time, though I fortunately did not lose cell battery power.  I wrote a checklist with boxes to cross off to follow in the morning to make sure it all gets taken care of, packed and hauled away with me to John's place.  Man, I'm looking forward to seeing my honey again!  He's so easy to miss when we're apart, and it's so easy to fall into a pattern of sharing a life together when we meet up again.  I could see myself living with John, spending the remainder of our very happy days together.

And truly they are happy days, the happiest I've ever known.  Every day that John's in is a great day, indeed.  My life has so greatly improved because of his presence in it.  I'm not saying I'd off myself if he weren't in my life, but that man certainly makes life worth living.  He makes me truly LIVE.  I don't just exist anymore, I truly, honestly LIVE because of him.  And for him.  Some may have a love worth dying for, and that's nice and all, but I have a love that's worth LIVING for.

I hope you all find yourselves a love in your life worth living for.

God love you, I do.  I'll see you next Monday, if I don't talk to you before then.

Mandi L. Pope

Skin by UszatyArbuz
  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: Gone - Phillip Phillips
  • Reading: The Gift of Fear - Gaven de Becker
  • Watching: My Call Screen
  • Playing: Calvinball
  • Eating: Belvita Biscuit Thingies
  • Drinking: Diet Water ;)

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Mandi Pope
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Your friendly neighborhood redheaded artist from Madison, Wisconsin, aged thirty-two years, much to the surprise and chagrin of many.

Likes kitties, law enforcement, intellectual crap, Orks/Waaugh! and you.

Dislikes car crashes, dishonesty, supremacist mindsets and bananas.

Dates Puppetcancer/John.

Plots, schemes and collabs with Crowmamma/Jericca.

Adopted daughter of RoboMommy/Luana.

nancyinfernley/Nancy's grandbrat.

Sister of ladyserpentina/Shannon.

Plays Makeovers with RogueForMetalRock/Bella.

Is 110% drug free for three years.

Is colorblind.

Is an unrepentant Bleeding Heart Liberal/Democrat.

Is an Aries. Also unrepentant.

Is fast at drawing lineart, known in some parts as "Quickdraw Pope."

Is either a really great shot or a really crappy one. Don't stick around to find out which one it is.

Is silly.

Above all this, is your Friend. :)
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:iconrogueformetalrock:
RogueForMetalRock Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Hi hi :))
I texted you today
I also sent you a note giving you my number in case you're busy^^

Love you bear!
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ElineK Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
ty for the fav's
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:iconrobomommy:
RoboMommy Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My sweet girl :hug: Your mama's working and going out in a bit to buy stationery. Will be back soon and, however working, I'll be there for my daughter, too (either via Notes or on Gajim, if I can load it up). *hugs*
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RoboMommy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't get online today, sweetie. Connection sucks and I have to wake up at 5 tomorrow. See you tomorrow, hopefully! :hug: *mwah*
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AnneMarie1986 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE MY BIG SIS MANDI!:heart:

Love,
Lil Sis Anna:heart:
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ladyserpentina Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just Sending Sum Love to My Little Sister.  Miss you much :) <3
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Millie-Ennium Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
Hi Mandi!

I've followed you for 7 or 8 years now because of Lilo and Silvermist.  In more recent times, I've got a craze going on with Enchanted and I now realised that you have drawn Giselle a few times!!

So it was just to say 'hi' and cheers for what you've done on Giselle.  Disney are considering a sequel although it is a shame that she isn't in the official Disney Princesses line-up.  I think they would have to pay royalties to Amy Adams, although I don't think a few million bucks would have harmed them :-)  They make billions... quarterly!
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Alemja Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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RogueForMetalRock Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
loves :iconmandipope: /Mandi
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