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The LILY and ANDRESH Project

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Talented artists interpret the lead characters in my novel, The Name and the Key. Lily and Andresh characters (c) Kristina Elyse Butke. All artwork (c) each individual artist.


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:bulletpurple: Gift for Bealmister: Edward Elric and Theo fighting
:bulletgreen: Son of the Siren, pages 1 & 2
:bulletpurple: Melisandre from Game of Thrones
:bulletgreen: Art of the Guardian's monster from The Name and the Key

DA Ranger Stamp by SpeedyAlchemist PRIZE ART:iconcheerplz:

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:bulletpurple: Equigoyle MLP (first series) OCs as pegasi IN PROGRESS


:iconkanadesonya: 7/29/14 refund req. 30 points. 17 months behind

:iconnipponkidd: 9/26/2012. Unpaid. Sketched; confirmed 3/1/13

:iconzombiechocolate: 7/29/14 refund req. 125 points. 17 months behind.

:iconecedie: 10/8/2012. Paid 380 pts. STATUS last update Dec 2012 Contacted 7/29/2014 for update.

:iconlegovasavouchi: 05/28/13. Prize. Sketched; confirmed 7/23/13


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Kristina Elyse Butke
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
English professor, fantasy author, habitual geek, sporadic artsy-fart, and armed with an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction.

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What should I do about artists whom I've PREPAID for commissions but have failed to deliver? I've already contacted them for refunds with no response. 

3 deviants said Report them to deviantArt (is this even an option)
2 deviants said Publicly shame them in a "Buyer Beware" post
2 deviants said Cut your losses and simmer in your own disappointment
No deviants said Any other suggestions about what I can do?
Hi, everyone!

Oh, how I miss being on :dalove:. I miss being active and commenting on everyone's work, and responding to messages, looking at awesome art, saying hi to friends...and of course, MAKING ART!

In January 2014 I started teaching for the English department at North Central State College, meaning I leveled up from a graduate student to a full-fledged professor (although I'm an adjunct). 

I had a wonderful time teaching spring semester, and once it was over, I mistakenly thought,  During the summer I'll have free time again! Turns out the school needed another English prof for summer classes, so I've actually been teaching nonstop. After summer I'll go right back into teaching a full load for fall semester. 

I love this job. I never thought I'd be in a position in my life where I would actually look forward to going to work and feel like I made a genuine difference with what I'm doing.

That being said, I'm having a rough go of figuring out how to balance work with my other work (I'm not calling them hobbies--I'm a novelist and burgeoning artist).  Teaching English is awesome, but grading English homework, not so much. Essays take forever to grade and I feel like that's all I've been doing for the past several months.

I haven't actually drawn anything for almost nine months now. I'm going to get back into it, but because I'm out of practice, I feel like I'm starting at square one again after I made so much progress when I drew regularly. 

I know I owe people artwork, but I need to get back into the swing of things first and practice a little bit more. Thanks for being patient with me, everyone!

I hope to find a way to be on :dalove: a bit more regularly, because I miss all of my watchers and friends. 

And most importantly, I want to get back to work on Son of the Siren. That's my magnum opus when it comes to art projects.

Hope everyone's doing well!

:heart: Kristina

  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: If I Had a Heart by Fever Ray
  • Reading: Shooting Yourself in the Head for Fun and Profit
  • Watching: Dramatical Murder ep. 1
  • Playing: Fire Emblem Awakening
  • Eating: Cold cuts
  • Drinking: Mountain Dew






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miamary123456 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I am back from the dead and actually posting art again! HugI hope to see you around sometime! :) (Smile)

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Bealmeister Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student General Artist
myINQI Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconbedanker: on Knoblauchsland by myINQI :iconcip33:
MaximSellevellor Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :) (Smile) deviantART 
daguerreoty-pe Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the +fav! :)
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