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  • Listening to: a snoring st. bernard
  • Watching: grimm
  • Eating: quesadilla
  • Drinking: gatorade
sorry, i have really fucking neglected this whole stock/art/deviantart deal. the last year have been one hell of a stressful ride.

as soon as i purchase an uploady cord for my camera...which will happen as soon as i have $...i will start doing more shit on here. blargh.
  • Listening to: Allister's meows
  • Playing: kingdom of loathing
  • Eating: rice
  • Drinking: tea
You guys still keep rather busy, don't you? There were SO MANY comments and faves and new artwork using my stock. Squee!!!! Thanks guys :D

In any case, here is an update on life and things:

Just moved [again] to the hills. Still in the San Francisco East Bay if any of you crazy artsy folks are around the area, but now I am away from the protests and less safe areas, and now up in the hills near foresty hiking trails and kitty cats. Plus theres a garden!

And once I find my uploady cord for my nikon i will finally get around to more photo stuffs. Or i'll cave and purchase a new uploady cord [or even camera] from work after the holidays.

Oh, and my hair is currently a purple/pink/orangeish mohawk. I also have purple glasses now too. Its pretty neat.

I'm so excited to get back into this! Yay!
  • Listening to: occupy oakland
  • Reading: the wraith by goodloe byron
  • Eating: potatoes
  • Drinking: moscato
been in the process of getting a new job/leaving the old one and moving more things to the apartment ive been inhabiting for god knows how long from my mother's house.

and the apartment is in Oakland, CA. you can imagine all the craziness of the occupy movement thats been going on there. when things settle down for me i swear i will start doing pictures again. ugh.

my brain is going to implode.
  • Listening to: a snoring rottweiler
  • Reading: the wraith by goodloe byron
  • Watching: numb3rs
  • Playing: angry birds
  • Eating: chicken & rice soup
  • Drinking: hot green tea
i know. i know. im sooo sorry. ive been busy doing odd jobs to get enough money to survive, trying to find a job, moving, returning from burning man, attempting to find my stuff, and the newest bit: some form of bronchitis or laryngitis or pneumonia or something that is attacking my lungs [who has two thumbs and was forced into quitting smoking due to a really bad cold? this chick.]

london was a bust [more on that later, im still quit cranky about it] but burning man was quite neat. i definitely enjoyed my time searching cars and chasing hippies.

i am going to go drown myself in nyquil and have a few day long coma.

<3
cheers
  • Listening to: bubbling rice cooker
  • Reading: the wraith by goodloe byron
  • Watching: kick ass
sorry. i am lame, i know. life has been doing that rollercoaster thing again.

burning man was fantastic. i worked gate crew. was visited by a cute boy while i worked opening night [intentionally, how rad is that?]

return from burn has been pretty much awful. wednesday i got news that both one of my high school art teachers [the first person to ever convince me to play with clay...which at the time i hated and now i'm quite brilliant at] drowned in the American River while kayaking, and that my great aunt whom i stayed with when i went to japan [back in april 2006 for any of you crazy fuckers who have been following me that long] died a month ago of a brain aneurism but apparently nobody decided to tell me. or my mom. or, you know, my grandma [whose sister it was] until now.

brilliant.

also lost the big london modeling gig. i wont even start with that one, but its ended with me living on my mother's couch until i find something that i can afford rent/car insurance/etc yet.

anyone in the east bay [california oakland ish] have a working bicycle they dont need? until i make more money ive gotta find more frugal ways of getting around.

until i get my brain out of this funk, ill be checking in but probably wont submit any stock for a little while. im a bit too stressed to focus on anything atm. i may just smear paint all over my furniture and see what happens.
  • Listening to: an obese cat snoring.
  • Watching: ReBoot
  • Eating: soup
  • Drinking: tea
so ive developed an allergic reaction to silver of all things. including ingesting homeopathic supplements that include silver to boost the immune system. ive been quite delusional and hallucinating and all sorts of weird things. Needless to say, I won't be doing that again anytime soon. also, according to my friends it makes me a werewolf.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUkLNi…

as soon as i am better ill get to more stock photos and the requests and things. sorry kiddos.

then its PLAYA TIME! if any of you kiddos are burners, i'll be working gate crew this year [i get in thursday night/friday morning pre-event] which means im running around getting shit ready for that and for...


wait for it


wait for it




london. assuming that the riots don't keep me from getting there of course.
  • Listening to: an obese cat snoring.
  • Watching: ReBoot
  • Eating: soup
  • Drinking: tea
check out Nocturnalist's gallery to see a bit of me in action with the fire dancin :P


also, while i *finally* found a way to charge my camera, i fucking caught a cold. so im downing all sorts of overthecounter things and will hopefully feel well enough to update the shit with the stuff in a day or too. yarp.
  • Listening to: bassnectar's remix of 'lights' by ellie goulding
  • Watching: ReBoot
  • Eating: soup
  • Drinking: water
so a day or two ago i freakin lost the cord to charge my nikon batteries. panic attacks everywhere. i JUST realized the cord for my eternal hard drive is the same exact type of cord.

sheesh.



oh, and since that one douchebag was all like wahhh wahhh you suck cuz you're a hipster, ive been on this hipster humor binge. www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbTI7e… watch it, its funny :P also, according to that video all i have in common with a hipster is skinny jeans and sunglasses, bitch.


ok and maybe a touch of the arrogance.
  • Drinking: rum
www.facebook.com/AlliedInk click "like" on the comment by Drea Nicole Ford on the Allied Ink Status update about the gift certificate contest so I can win free ink <3

and then add me on facebook. duh.
  • Drinking: rum
so....i was bleaching the mohawk to change the colour. and i fell asleep.






i have no hair now.
guess that means ill have to post pictures soon ;)


hope you are all doing well and up to all sorts of silly fun things
<3
drea
  • Watching: doctor who
  • Drinking: water
i wanted to thank you guys for the wonderful response for my [really rather late] return from my [really rather long] hiatus. it was lovely to be welcomed back :) however, i am a bit perplexed at all of the negativity here on dA. did i miss that much while gone? what the fuck is with all of the random douchebags?

seriously, ive only gotten two or three so far...but whats going on? trust me, i am quite aware that what i do is going to upset some people. people are bothered by my appearance; my crayola coloured hair, my hairstyle of choice [hawwwwwwk], the holes in my face, the ink on my back...and that is fine. i do not live my life for those people; i live my life for me.

but for people to be so rude to a complete stranger and leave unintelligent and opinionated comments telling me my art is terrible because i am hipster trash? bitch, please.

1. you obvious havent a clue what a hipster is. i have worked retail at hot topic for about six or seven years. i deal with hipsters every day. i live in the california bay area. dont know what a hipster is? go to pop's bar in the mission, or the american apparel store on haight.  

2. not knowing someone at all and judging them by their looks is just primitive. thank you SO MUCH for holding back humanity. we havent been trying to evolve into equalization of individuals or anything. fuck the progress judging people on race, gender, or sexual preference while we're at it. we should just judge everyone on face value, and believe any and all stereotypes that the media has ever fed humanity in the past 60 years. if you took TWO SECONDS to look at what i submit, you would realize this is a stock account. i post pictures OF ME for others to use as reference in creating art. i happen to be a fantastic artist who has worked so fucking hard every day of her life to be sure that art was as common and as necessary as the air you breathe. i have shit in galleries, yo. furthermore, a good stock account will have a large VARIETY. sure, most of the photos here are pictures of me [or kittens. omg kittens] but those involve various costumes/outfits, sometimes wigs, my hair changes more often than you could imagine, oodles of makeup....i like to give people a variety to choose from.

3. leaving childish, rude, and unintelligent comments on my work is not giving good feedback. it is not constructive criticism. it is you talking out of your ass. if you are really such a great artist as you claim to be [and ive seen your gallery, sweetheart, i would beg to differ] then give me an educated reason why my photos are bad. using big words to make yourself sound smart does not change what youre saying. any fucktard can use a thesaurus and spellcheck.

and just for being called hipster trash by some douchebag whose head is shoved so far up their ass that they cannot conceive and how to leave intelligent feedback...whose parents obviously did not teach their child to be polite and respectful, this is for you;

i am going to do an ENTIRE stock set...HUNDREDS of photos...with a stereotypical hipster theme.




you're welcome.
  • Listening to: my rottweiler growling
  • Watching: doctor who
  • Drinking: tea
there are already 3 deviations done with the new photos i posted! and theyre reeeally fantastic too. theyre in my faves, go check em out.

ive got quite a few more photos to upload from that insomnia run, but i have the beginnings of a cold and found my last bit of nyquil and i may actually sleep tonight.

so you lovelies will just have to wait another day or two.

night loves, and thanks for the [mostly] positive feedback <3




i am back bitches.
  • Listening to: my rottweiler growling
  • Watching: doctor who
  • Drinking: tea
i am back with a vengeance.

a very lazy tired vengeance.
but the thought is there, right?

i am out of practice, i am aware, do not harass me about it.
i am not some rich snob with nothing to do other than take stock photos.
i do not have a studio.
i do not have lighting.
i have a handmedown point and shoot nikon and a tripod.
get over it.
  • Listening to: ronkat
  • Reading: house of leaves
  • Watching: bones
  • Drinking: rockstar recovery
Hey guys, I know I have been really shitty at getting stock photos to you. They will happen, I promise. I am shooting some tonight and tomorrow, and should have them uploaded in the next few days or so. Unfortunately my health got in the way of fun things, so I am a bit out of practice, and the photos will only my stock portraits of myself, or stock photos of something other than me (like kittens or flowers)

If you really must know what on earth happened to that girl who would post silly pictures of herself for your enjoyment and creativity (PG enjoyment mind you), a few months back I had some weird health shit going on, went to the doc, and cancer cells were found in my girl parts (I admit this is the readers digest version, I really do not care to shell out all the details of my really shitty experience) A day or two ago I had a biopsy (those are rather uncomfortable btw) and I will find out the results in about 10 days. I cant exercise for something like two weeks, and its driving me mad.

In any case, I AM still alive (hehehe that made me think of portal), and despite the shitty circumstances, I am sticking to trying to be in a pretty decent mood. I still have every intention of returning to Burning Man this summer (I am pretty darned stubborn) and I intend to continue living my life as fully as possible while I can.

Do not pity me. Do not think you owe me anything or need to give me anything. Instead, do not take your life for granted and be a good person. Thats all anyone should do.

If, however, you are feeling especially giving and INSIST on doing something to make me smile, I am attempting to get my camp to burn this year. There have been a few hurtles, we wont get into that right now. Instead, ill just give you the link to the indiegogo page and leave it at that.

I hope you are all well,
xo,
Drea

igg.me/p/31863?a=171293&i=shlk
  • Listening to: ronkat
  • Reading: house of leaves
  • Watching: bones
  • Drinking: rockstar recovery
www.facebook.com/pages/Draya-M…
model facebook page bitches.
  • Listening to: ronkat
  • Reading: house of leaves
  • Watching: bones
  • Drinking: rockstar recovery
so my camera is charged and ready to go. luckily it was not in my car thursday night/friday morning when some asshole shattered in my front passenger side window and stole my phone charger [really dude?]

the upside: camera is charged, and my mom bought a netbook which she has been generous enough to loan to me lately so stock photos will be uploaded in the next few days.

the downside: car windows are expensive. if youd like to donate a dollar or two, ive set up one of those wepay thingiemagigs here: www.wepay.com/donate/161883 and i also have a paypal account under the email drayamonster@gmail.com

anyone who donates, even a dollar, please send me an email at drayamonster@gmail.com with your mailing address and i will send you a piece of handmade art made by yours truly.


expect photos soon! yay!
  • Listening to: ronkat
  • Reading: house of leaves
  • Watching: bones
  • Drinking: rockstar recovery
i miss you guys. im going to charge my camera tonight. its time to bring back that stock photo funness.

Rules clickypenpixiexstock.deviantar…
  • Listening to: ronkat
  • Reading: house of leaves
  • Watching: bones
  • Drinking: rockstar recovery
Hey there kiddos! I promise as soon as I get my computer working again I'll start uploading stock photography again. In the meantime, I am helping getting my camp [The Rue Morgue] get to burning man this year. I have a few events planned, one is coming up on the 29th in California, if you'd like to go [there is no cover] details can be found here: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid…

Also if you would like to donate to the camp, we are taking donations at: www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https…

Every little bit helps.



The Rue Morgue holds weddings, memorial services, and helps people remember lost loved ones at burn. I instruct people to fold origami cranes out of origami paper that we provide. People write letters to lost loved ones on the origami paper, and after folding the cranes are put into a coffin that is transported to the burning man temple sunday morning before it burns. If you aren't familiar with playa culture, the temple is where people go to remember lost loved ones. Notes are written on temple walls, photographs and memorabilia are left. This is a highly spiritual and emotional experience, which for some if very difficult to undergo. So these people can come to the morgue and make sure their letters and thoughts get to the temple.

Its a very amazing experience to be a part of, so if you can help at all, we would really appreciate any aid we have to get to the playa for Burning Man 2011.

Thanks so very very much,
Drea
  • Listening to: ronkat
  • Reading: house of leaves
  • Watching: bones
  • Playing: soul calibur
  • Drinking: matcha
hello hello lovely devart kids. i know its been five billion years since ive posted anything. good news though, i have a computer i am fixing to my likings that i will be able to [soon] use to upload stock photos for you lovely people. i have a nikon that i am also doing a lil repairing on for the same such purpose.

in january i move to arcata, ca!!! its all pretty and art fueled there. im in love with the area, what can i say? so if any of you art fiends are located in humboldt county, ill be living there soon :)

also, i now have a modeling page on fb. search "draya monster"

and lastly: in march i was in a music video for ronkat spearman. it has just been released, so check it out!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vavpk…




love and dust,
drea
  • Listening to: deadmau5
  • Reading: animal farm
  • Watching: NCIS
psst! Mediant did a photoshoot with me. so go check it out already!

loaned Karlthehippy my nikon for the rest of the semester, so unfortunately no stockage until then. [i know, im super lame] but that means she can take pretty pictures again. so there.