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Just my latest work, ranging from stock photograph to paintings, crafts, and other mediums. I work in a wide variety of mediums to help prevent burnout and add a bit more variety.

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Renee Boyett
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
My primary focus with my artwork is the jewelry aspect. My goal is to make it wearable art instead of just a craft. Few people see jewelry as artwork for reasons I don't understand. Or they see only certain types of jewelry making as art and others as craft. I want to change that and show that crafts are art. Quilting, jewelry making, carpentry, and other things classified as crafts are truly works of art. People need to open their eyes, mind, and heart to this.

Commission and Trade information can be found here. Currently closed.

I am accepting some drawing and coloring commissions for fairy wings. Note me if interested. Prices start at $30 USD.

My Etsy Shop: Nay-Nay Macrame

My non-dA prints: fineartamerica.com/profiles/re…

My Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/chaosfay

My Tumblr: blushinginthedas.tumblr.com

My AO3 page: archiveofourown.org/users/chao…

My FanFiction page: www.fanfiction.net/~chaosfay

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A topic that was brought up

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 27, 2015, 6:57 PM



I recently discussed my writing process with a few other writers and artists, and felt I should just post this here.  I sorta kinda hate repeating myself.

Several people here, on AO3, and tumblr have asked how it is I'm able to write so much in such a short amount of time.  Now I'm fairly certain there will be a few who refuse to believe what I'm about to say, and several others will hate me for it. 

I write a lot of Dragon Age fanfiction.  It's fun, a great way to improve my writing skills, and I get to explore my characters more.  I keep everything and everyone as close to canon as possible.  There are a lot of people who prefer this (myself included), and it makes things a little easier for those not familiar with Dragon Age should they decide to play the games. 

As for how it is I do what I do it starts like this.

1. Before I write anything I listen to music.  I have soundtracks/playlists for my Inquisitors and Grey Warden.  It makes writing about them SO MUCH EASIER.  When I write stuff for other people (writing trades and gifts are FUN) I either listen to the playlist they provide or find something that fits with waht I'm about to write.

2. I imagine the story as a scene from a movie or a dream.  I'm there, as either the witness or the director.  I see it all, feel it, and get really involved with this.  Having a vivid imagination helps A LOT.  Now this process usually takes about 10 minutes, give or take.  For more extensive stories, such as those with chapters, it can take a few days because I don't write it all out at once.  Those require breaks.

3. There is exactly no planning.  Really.  No outline, nothing.  I just dive right in.  I type quickly (50-60 wpm), and it's easier to get my thoughts down when I type.  I can adjust things as I write it out, fix whatever when I find it, but overall it's just BOOM there. 

True Story here: when I was in college I had to take a creative writing class.  It was silly seeing as it didn't relate to my major.  Seeing as I love writing, and the class would be easy for me, it wasn't a big deal.  The problem is everyone else was fresh out of high school and I was a semester away from graduating with my Bachelor's in Fine Arts degree.  The majority of the students in that class were 18 or 19 years old, I was 23 or 24.  I can't remember.  That age difference may not seem like a big deal, but in college it is.  A world of difference with experiences and stuff. 

The teacher was mildly frustrated with me because I was so far ahead of everyone else.  They told me my writing was too complex for the other students (we frequently traded stuff for proofreading and stuff like that).  The teacher also requested I start handing in my outlines and stuff to show my process.  So not only did I have to dumb my work down I was required to hand in something that didn't exist.  The first was a real challenge because it ended up making me REALLY bored.  When I informed my teacher I didn't make outlines they refused to believe me.  So a few days later I was required to fill out that day's assignment on the computer in class, and it had to be finished before the end of the class.  I had two hours to finish this.  I put my earphones on and immediately set to writing.  Just tappity tap flying right in, and paying exactly NO attention to the rest of the class.  About half an hour before the class was due to end I printed out what I had written, handed it in, and smiled.  I saw money exchanging hands between the students.

I'm not bragging.  Just proving a point.

4. I cannot proofread my own work.  At all.  I see and read what I WANT to be there, not what actually is.  This is somewhat problematic right now, but when I get closer to publishing my original work in a few years I'll either have to hire an editor or pay my mom to drown my stuff in red ink.  She's as brutal as I am.  DO NOT ASK ME TO PROOFREAD STUFF FOR YOU!  I am a cruel mistress, hold nothing back, and pour red ink over it with all the corrections, suggestions, and other stuff I find.  Proofreading my fanfiction isn't particularly important, hence why I don't ask anyone to do it for me.  Fanfiction is fun, and you can fix stuff in your mind when reading it.  I do that when reading stuff other people have written.

That's it.  This is why I can write so many things so quickly.  Some stuff takes me a few hours (between 4-6 hours) for various reasons.  Others take less than an hour. 

Every writer and artist is different.  If it works I say go with it.  I'm somewhat similar with my artwork as I am with my writing.  When coloring line art I plan out what colors to use, how to blend them, light source, etc.  The planning can take a few hours, and the coloring can take days.  Coloring line art is when I am really hardcore planning.  Painting is different.  Just a little planning, figure out what I want to achieve, how to get there, and of course setting things up for the painting.  Then it's dive right in and let the colors flow. 

Anyone else here have a method that works for them and may come off as weird or unbelieveable?  Please share! 



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  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: 8tracks radio
  • Reading: a book with short stories about robot uprisings
  • Watching: Deliver us from evil
  • Playing: Dragon Age: Inquisition on the XBox One
  • Eating: miso soup
  • Drinking: water

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