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Journal Entry: Sat Sep 25, 2010, 8:26 PM


College really has taken over my life, not that I mind, I love every minute of it! However, it has been hard for me to maintain my presence on the internet. I haven't become inactive or anything, it's just hard for me to do anything more than submit and respond to comments. I always thank everyone personally but thanks again to everyone for all the views, comments, faves, and watches! Hugs to you all :3

  • Listening to: Owl City
  • Reading: College texts
  • Watching: Food Network
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Eating: Ice cream sandwich
  • Drinking: Peach Iced Tea

Facebook Fan Page and Twitter Account Now Open!!

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 20, 2009, 4:27 AM

I finally finished the Facebook fan page for my new jewelry business, Punch Love Designs! I would love if you could check it out and maybe even become a fan! tinyurl.com/krl95y

I also started a Twitter account! I actually don't like it much and I still have to get used to it but hopefully I'll become an expert tweeter soon! twitter.com/punchlovedesign

I'm still in the process of opening my webstore, hopefully it'll be open by mid or late September! I'm so excited! This really is a great week, I got to spend some time with my friends before I leave, I opened the accounts I just mentioned, Friday is my birthday and hopefully a good friend of mine might visit me, and I leave the island on Saturday to start my sophomore year at college! YAY!

I just wanted to take a moment to say thanks to all the people here in dA for all their wonderful comments, favs, watches, advice, and overall support! I always make sure to respond and thank everyone personally but I just want to say thanks again! If it weren't for all you wonderful people I might not have gained the self-confidence I needed to start my store, so here's to you! Thank you!

New Artisan Crafts stamp by ArtisanCraft Yo soy Boricua...y tu? by westiepup Puerto Rico Stamp by l8 Stamp: Love Coqui by angelaacevedo Stamp - Deviant Pride by MauserGirl How to save Humanity... by LostKitten :thumb107483520: :thumb93667395: Computer Stamp by ShadowDragon22 Artist's comments stamp by Shutsumon The Gallery Stamp by Busiris stamp by alwaslgirl Bender Stamp by foreverwhiteknight :thumb44283443: .:: Animal Rights Stamp V2 ::. by loneantarcticwolf Westie Love Stamp by Alkahla Doberman stamp by Tollerka Apple Stamp by vsdigital :thumb60398770: Disney fan stamp by Bea-Gonzalez Stamp - Nintendo Forever by MariettaRC Pokemon Stamp by MarkiSan Cookies Addict by DxButterfly :thumb105422971: Too many things -stamp- by Shantella Too Many Stamps Stamp by blackangelyume
  • Listening to: Avenue Q Soundtrack
  • Reading: my packing list
  • Watching: Secret Life of the American Teen (so horrible :/)
  • Playing: Patapon!
  • Eating: Tacos!
  • Drinking: Pepsi

Business and Beads, Etsy or Artfire

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 5, 2009, 9:19 AM

So I'm finally getting my butt in line and starting up my new business! It's called Punch Love Designs and it's going to be awesome! I've made logos and packaging already and I also have dedicated a dA portfolio to it! punchlovedesigns.cleanfolio.co… Check it out and tell me what you think :D I also used CSS on my gallery pages so take a look at my jewelry gallery and all the others to see something cool! Credit for the CSS in my gallery goes to kuschelirmel-stock for her amazingly great template/code/thingy, lol :

Roses Journal + Gallery CSS by kuschelirmel-stock

I'm making TONS of more jewelry so that way I have enough inventory until winter break. College life does not provide me with time to make things XD. I've begun to use some colored aluminum wire now, oooooh! I can't wait to post everything but I still have to take pictures.

Question, of those of you who know about Etsy and Artfire, which of the two sites would you recommend? Artfire seems like the better value but Etsy looks like it has a larger audience, so I'm not sure which to pick. Anyone care to offer advice?

Also, I'm thinking of writing a weekly, or maybe monthly, news article that features new but nice jewelry submissions? I would make it weekly but I'm not sure if I can keep up some weeks with all the college work I'll be having. What do you think?


New Artisan Crafts stamp by ArtisanCraft Yo soy Boricua...y tu? by westiepup Puerto Rico Stamp by l8 Stamp: Love Coqui by angelaacevedo Stamp - Deviant Pride by MauserGirl How to save Humanity... by LostKitten :thumb107483520: :thumb93667395: Computer Stamp by ShadowDragon22 Artist's comments stamp by Shutsumon The Gallery Stamp by Busiris stamp by alwaslgirl Bender Stamp by foreverwhiteknight :thumb44283443: .:: Animal Rights Stamp V2 ::. by loneantarcticwolf Westie Love Stamp by Alkahla Doberman stamp by Tollerka Apple Stamp by vsdigital :thumb60398770: Disney fan stamp by Bea-Gonzalez Stamp - Nintendo Forever by MariettaRC Pokemon Stamp by MarkiSan Cookies Addict by DxButterfly :thumb105422971: Too many things -stamp- by Shantella Too Many Stamps Stamp by blackangelyume
  • Listening to: Fall Out Boy :P
  • Reading: the news
  • Watching: The Nanny
  • Playing: WarioWare
  • Eating: Triscuits & Cheese
  • Drinking: Tea!

Major things coming soon!

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 30, 2009, 6:27 PM

I'm revamping my whole jewelry making business! New logos, packaging, and everything! I'm so excited :D Just a quick apology in advance to my watchers, I have a ton of new jewelry pieces I need to upload so I'm really sorry if I flood your in-boxes :(

So yea, stay tuned, I'll make an entry with all the details soon <3


Yo soy Boricua...y tu? by westiepup Puerto Rico Stamp by l8 Stamp: Love Coqui by angelaacevedo Stamp - Deviant Pride by MauserGirl How to save Humanity... by LostKitten :thumb107483520: :thumb93667395: Computer Stamp by ShadowDragon22 Artist's comments stamp by Shutsumon The Gallery Stamp by Busiris stamp by alwaslgirl Bender Stamp by foreverwhiteknight :thumb44283443: .:: Animal Rights Stamp V2 ::. by loneantarcticwolf Westie Love Stamp by Alkahla Doberman stamp by Tollerka Apple Stamp by vsdigital :thumb60398770: Disney fan stamp by Bea-Gonzalez Stamp - Nintendo Forever by MariettaRC Pokemon Stamp by MarkiSan Cookies Addict by DxButterfly :thumb105422971: Too many things -stamp- by Shantella Too Many Stamps Stamp by blackangelyume
  • Listening to: MCR
  • Reading: Things on my comp screen
  • Watching: The comp screen XD
  • Playing: Patapon!
  • Eating: Cookies!
  • Drinking: Tea

I really should be more strict with updates

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 15, 2009, 3:46 AM

So I've been home for a few weeks now and I could not be happier! Things have been going amazing since I got here :D but I'm sad I wasn't able to get a job :( I'm really annoyed that I'm not doing anything this summer, so I'm hoping I'll be able to do some volunteer work or something. I'm happy I have time for my art though! I might buy a new batch of jewelry making supplies and start making jewelry again. I left all my supplies and nice beads in the storage facility back where my college is.

Speaking of college, I'm must say I kinda miss it. I'm really pumped to get started on my video game design classes this fall. I just got an email yesterday saying I got two new scholarships too! Now I have four scholarships XD I'm so happy <3.

Oh, and I'm going to my first cosplay convention soon! I'm so excited! I'm not sure what I'm going to be yet but I'll be sure to post pictures! I'm definitely going to be something from Pokemon <3 I'm really looking forward to meeting a bunch of new people and checking out all the cool stuff! I'm also going with some of my best friends (shout-out to one of them, Luis, for being so supportive of my artistic endeavors and for giving me honest critiques on my art :D Plus for being an amazing friend, lol)!

Yeah, I also wanted to apologize for being such a bad watcher to my fellow deviants. I like to look through all the deviations in my inbox and I'm sorry I comment or etc. so late on many of them. I'm always so busy :S I hope you all are doing well.

This should be about it for this journal entry, I really don't know what else worth mentioning XD Thanks for reading and take care <3


Puerto Rico Stamp by l8 Stamp - Deviant Pride by MauserGirl How to save Humanity... by LostKitten :thumb107483520: :thumb93667395: Computer Stamp by ShadowDragon22 Artist's comments stamp by Shutsumon The Gallery Stamp by Busiris stamp by alwaslgirl Bender Stamp by foreverwhiteknight :thumb44283443: .:: Animal Rights Stamp V2 ::. by loneantarcticwolf Westie Love Stamp by Alkahla Doberman stamp by Tollerka Apple Stamp by vsdigital :thumb60398770: Disney fan stamp by Bea-Gonzalez
Stamp - Nintendo Forever by MariettaRC Pokemon Stamp by MarkiSan Cookies Addict by DxButterfly
:thumb105422971: Too many things -stamp- by Shantella Too Many Stamps Stamp by blackangelyume
  • Listening to: Cartel
  • Reading: Bulbapedia
  • Watching: My computer screen
  • Playing: Pokemon Platinum
  • Eating: Triscuits and cheese
  • Drinking: Iced Tea (as usual)

COLLEGE IS OVER!!!

Journal Entry: Tue May 12, 2009, 1:10 PM

I'm actually quite sad to say that college is over :( With the exception of finals, I was having so much fun! Anyways, finals have been over since last Thursday. I believe I did well in everything except for my Art History course, but it's mostly not my fault. Good thing the school is firing that crazy, nut job teacher of mine. My final for flash class came out great! I got an A+ on it :D I uploaded it a while ago if any of you want to check it out :) I have to begin reassembling some of my work from sculpture class so I can take pictures and upload them here too :D

On a side note, I'm in NYC!!! Life is good :D The first thing I did was eat White Castle XD. I'm so happy to see my family again :D I can't wait to go home though!!! I haven't been to PR in a year!!! I miss it so much! I really hope the deviantArt world tour stops in San Juan while I'm there!

On a sad note, I had to leave all my craft materials and supplies in my storage room next to my college! Guess I'm stuck with Photoshop for the summer :P Oh wells, I hope all you who are reading this will have (or had) a great week of finals!


Puerto Rico Stamp by l8 Stamp - Deviant Pride by MauserGirl How to save Humanity... by LostKitten :thumb107483520: :thumb93667395: Computer Stamp by ShadowDragon22 Artist's comments stamp by Shutsumon The Gallery Stamp by Busiris stamp by alwaslgirl Bender Stamp by foreverwhiteknight :thumb44283443: .:: Animal Rights Stamp V2 ::. by loneantarcticwolf Westie Love Stamp by Alkahla Doberman stamp by Tollerka Apple Stamp by vsdigital :thumb60398770: Disney fan stamp by Bea-Gonzalez
Stamp - Nintendo Forever by MariettaRC Pokemon Stamp by MarkiSan Cookies Addict by DxButterfly
:thumb105422971: Support soldiers by DanileeNatsumi Too many things -stamp- by Shantella Too Many Stamps Stamp by blackangelyume
  • Listening to: Folie &aacute; Duex - Fall Out Boy
  • Reading: Concert Listings
  • Watching: TV
  • Playing: Patapon Demo, lol XD
  • Eating: White Castle :P
  • Drinking: Sweet Iced Tea

Ugh, finally a new update!

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 19, 2009, 6:10 PM

Hello all! Finally I have the time to write a journal entry! College has been running me ragged, I've barely made anything except the stuff for my art classes. Well, the good thing is that college is almost over (not really, I have SO much to get done) but then after spending a week with my dad I'm going home to Puerto Rico!!! FINALLY! I haven't been home in over a year! I miss my mom, my family, and my friends soooo much!

Even though college is hard I love every minute of it! My school just added a video game design major and I'm going to be in it!!! I've already taken some of the required courses for fun so I'm pretty much on track for the major :D I'm soo excited! I am pretty scared of the principles of computer science course I'll have to take next semester. I'm awful at math! But w/e, where there is a will, there's a way :D

Since I was stupid enough not to get an internship for the summer and the places where I applied to work in Puerto Rico haven't called me back, I plan to make my summer full of volunteer work and creating art! I really want to help out somewhere that has lots of kids :D Anyways, since I'm going to be working on my art, I'm becoming pretty serious about creating a website! I might wait since I'm taking Intro to Website Design next semester but I might just create a basic one :D

Finals week is coming up so I have to end this post :D I really only have one test (Art History) but it's going to be ridiculously hard. Other than that I just have to make a flash game for my CompSci class, a little sculpture thing for one of my art classes, and a lesson plan for my teacher's education course (which I hate SO much!)

Anyways, if you read all this, thank for reading! I hope all of you are doing well and surviving these few hectic weeks before summer, whether you be in college, working, or anything else XD. Take care!


Puerto Rico Stamp by l8 Stamp - Deviant Pride by MauserGirl How to save Humanity... by LostKitten :thumb107483520: :thumb93667395: Computer Stamp by ShadowDragon22 Artist's comments stamp by Shutsumon The Gallery Stamp by Busiris stamp by alwaslgirl Bender Stamp by foreverwhiteknight :thumb44283443: .:: Animal Rights Stamp V2 ::. by loneantarcticwolf Westie Love Stamp by Alkahla Doberman stamp by Tollerka Apple Stamp by vsdigital :thumb60398770: Disney fan stamp by Bea-Gonzalez
Stamp - Nintendo Forever by MariettaRC Pokemon Stamp by MarkiSan Cookies Addict by DxButterfly
:thumb105422971: Support soldiers by DanileeNatsumi Too many things -stamp- by Shantella Too Many Stamps Stamp by blackangelyume
  • Listening to: Amber - 311
  • Reading: College Textbooks
  • Watching: Baby Mama
  • Playing: Pok&eacute;mon Platinum (just got it, so good!)
  • Eating: Taco meat with cheese *drool*
  • Drinking: Lipton Iced Tea

No internet!

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 20, 2009, 1:55 PM

Ugh, this sucks. Something is wrong with my computer :( It's not taking my dorm room's ethernet connection, so now if I want to use the internet I have to go to one of the dining halls or something with wireless internet. My activity on Deviantart is gonna drop 90% lmao. College is awesome so far, but I gotta run to writing class now :P bye ^_^


Puerto Rico Stamp by l8 Stamp - Deviant Pride by MauserGirl How to save Humanity... by LostKitten :thumb107483520: :thumb93667395: Computer Stamp by ShadowDragon22 Artist's comments stamp by Shutsumon The Gallery Stamp by Busiris :thumb78509844: stamp by alwaslgirl Bender Stamp by foreverwhiteknight :thumb44283443: .:: Animal Rights Stamp V2 ::. by loneantarcticwolf Westie Love Stamp by Alkahla Doberman stamp by Tollerka Apple Stamp by vsdigital :thumb60398770: Disney fan stamp by Bea-Gonzalez
Stamp - Nintendo Forever by MariettaRC Pokemon Stamp by MarkiSan Cookies Addict by DxButterfly
:thumb105422971: Support soldiers by DanileeNatsumi Too many things -stamp- by Shantella Too Many Stamps Stamp by blackangelyume

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  • Listening to: Reggaeton
  • Reading: V for Vendetta (Still)
  • Watching: The Inaguration!
  • Playing: with my mind :P
  • Eating: Pasta and Pizza :P Yum
  • Drinking: Snapple Peach Iced Tea

Hm, I guess I should start writing here...

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 7, 2009, 7:52 PM

So this is technically my first journal entry :) (The last one doesn't count cause I just used it to display something.) Hm, this is actually my first blog now that I think about it :P

Well, I'm just here hanging at my dad's house waiting for my second semester of college to start. Kinda bored :P I should be updating my gallery soon. I made some new rings and bracelets, but I gave some of them away so I'll only be able to post pics of two of them :/ maybe three or four at most. I'm eager to get back to my dorm, I left all my beading supplies there! All winter break with almost nothing to bead :(. I've been borrowing my cousin's tools to make pieces with the only beads I have in the house. At least I have a huge bag filled with new beads I bought at Times Square ready to go when I get back on campus ^^.

I'm so psyched about this semester! I've changed my major from Biology to Undecided, so I'm going to take two art classes, a comp sci. class, and two other classes (but I'm not psyched about those. Art history and literacy education >P).

I got a nice sum of money for Christmas so I've decided to buy a subscription here, yay! Lol, I need to save the rest for food though :P (I'm a starving college student, what can I say? ;P)

I'm also celebrating having over 500 page views!! I know that isn't a lot, but it is for me! YAYNESS! *does the happy dance*

I'm typing to much :P I'll leave more for another time. ttfn^^


Puerto Rico Stamp by l8 Stamp - Deviant Pride by MauserGirl How to save Humanity... by LostKitten :thumb107483520: :thumb93667395: Computer Stamp by ShadowDragon22 Artist's comments stamp by Shutsumon The Gallery Stamp by Busiris :thumb78509844: stamp by alwaslgirl Bender Stamp by foreverwhiteknight :thumb44283443: .:: Animal Rights Stamp V2 ::. by loneantarcticwolf Westie Love Stamp by Alkahla Doberman stamp by Tollerka Apple Stamp by vsdigital :thumb60398770: Disney fan stamp by Bea-Gonzalez
Stamp - Nintendo Forever by MariettaRC Pokemon Stamp by MarkiSan Cookies Addict by DxButterfly
:thumb105422971: Support soldiers by DanileeNatsumi Too many things -stamp- by Shantella Too Many Stamps Stamp by blackangelyume

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  • Listening to: Cobra Starship
  • Reading: V for Vendetta (Graphic Novel)
  • Watching: Man v. Food
  • Playing: with Photoshop CS3
  • Eating: Soft Baked Dark Chocolate Chunk Coookies
  • Drinking: Arizona Green Tea with Honey
Since the space provided in the info section was not large enough, I wanted to use this space to add my favorite quote of all time:

Para mi, pintar una flor es un mensaje; pintar un paisaje es un mensaje; pintar un bodegón es un mensaje; porque es algo que YO hice y que YO sentí. Para mi, es como un mensaje de amor.
-Carlos Osorio, 1979 (Un pintor, un revolucionario, un genio, mi abuelo!)

[The Spanish-English translation is:
To me, painting a flower is a message; painting a landscape is a message; painting a store is message; because it's something I did and something I felt. To me, it's like a message of love.
-Carlos Osorio, 1979 (A painter, a revolutionary, a genius, my grandfather!)]

Yea, my grandpa said that <3. He was a famous Puerto Rican painter, he's had his paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art plus a bunch of other museums and galleries all around the world! I'm so proud of him, he's my inspiration (just like my daddy). If only I could have met him...
  • Listening to: Sergio Mendez - Morning in Rio
  • Reading: Smaller Arachnid Orders of the World
  • Watching: Family Guy
  • Playing: with Photoshop
  • Eating: Chicken Tenders with Ranch Dip
  • Drinking: Peach Snapple Iced Tea