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Letter to an Unknown Soldier by Moonafleet
Letter to an Unknown Soldier
This is a submission for the project Letter to an Unknown Soldier, which my friend has been working on over in the U.K. :) She asked me to contribute something, and I finally got around to it (with about a week left until the deadline...). 

For those who aren’t aware, Letters to an Unknown Soldier is a war memorial made by thousands of people, created on the hundredth anniversary of the declaration of World War I. Even though the project will be ending soon, it’s not too late to write something and send it in. You can find more info or read other letters here: 1418now.org.uk/letter/

Done in ink. 
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Commission- Paint Stud by Moonafleet
Commission- Paint Stud
Whooooo this one took a while. It's a pretty large painting, definitely the largest I've done in acrylic. The commissioner is a friend of mine who I've done work for before, so I was glad to take on something like this for her. This is for her friend's paint horse stallion who is now getting up there in years, so she wanted something of when he was young and in his prime. I think I've captured how he looked back then, and she was very happy with the result!

Acrylic on canvas, 12x16"
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Cian by Moonafleet
Cian
This is sort of a commission, or rather a long-overdue Mother's day present for my Mom. :oops: This is Cian, her handsome little Papillon. He's adorable in both personality and appearance, and about as mischievous as you can imagine. I love him dearly, so it was about time I did a painting of him. 

Having my mom as a client was a little stressful (she was soooo picky e_e), but she seems to like the end result! I do too. The background is based on an old Victorian-era painting of a dog she found and liked, and I actually really like the result. 

Acrylic, 9x12"
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Commission- Panzer (2) by Moonafleet
Commission- Panzer (2)
The second part of the commission for my friend of her Schnauzer, Panzer! This one was way more difficult than the first one. Not entirely sure if it was the pose or the background, but it definitely took me a while to be happy with it. Oh well. I'm very happy with how I did his fur in this one, at least. c:

Acrylic on canvas, 8x10"
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Commission- Panzer (1) by Moonafleet
Commission- Panzer (1)
Helloooo, here is part 1 of a commission I did for a friend of mine. This is her adorable Schnauzer, Panzer. I really enjoyed painting this one for some reason. The scarf was surprisingly fun! I'm not sure how well this is going to show up on the computer, but the background is dark blue. It's easier to see in real life. 

Acrylic on canvas, 8x10"
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Journal Entry: Mon May 12, 2014, 5:11 PM
  • Mood: Distracted
  • Listening to: Welcome to Night Vale
  • Reading: The Diviners
  • Watching: White Collar
  • Eating: Mom's cooking
  • Drinking: Blue Moon


So I maybe graduated from college this past Saturday.

Oh, and got into two vet schools and wait-listed at a third.

And I am definitely attending the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in the fall. :dance:

I should have updated this journal back when I found out I was accepted, but it was a pretty crazy time so it slipped my mind. At this point I've also already found an apartment and started making firm plans about the next year, but I'm also still ridiculously excited. This is a dream come true on so many levels. It's going to be ridiculously difficult, but I think it'll be worth it in the end. But for now I'm just going to enjoy my summer before the madness hits.

All the same, it was definitely bittersweet to be leaving Berry College, the place I've called home for four years. I already miss it, with its beautiful rolling fields and many, many deer. I am especially missing the barn where I worked, and the nearly 80 horses that I took care of there. They were all my babies by the end. I know all of their names, their histories, their personalities. It's harder than I could have ever imagined to leave them, especially the ones that worked their ways into my heart the most. I know I'll go visit eventually, but in the meantime I just hope that others will give them the love they deserve. 

Dammit, I got sappy on this journal entry. I guess I'm still not over all of this change. Hopefully I'll have some art coming up instead, maybe even something that's not a pet portrait, hah.

Hope everyone's doing well!


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Mary Cate
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A veterinary student with a side-interest and passion for art.
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RachellovesLOTR Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome :)
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0bsidio Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I like your gallery :heart: :+fav:
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Moonafleet Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! <3
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Shanachie05 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! *watching*
Your art is so amazing!  Makes me wanna draw and ink and paint again.  Your gift is ... "Incredible" is such a weak, inadequate word.  But comes close.  :)
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Moonafleet Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness, this is such a wonderful compliment. You're making me blush! :faint:
But seriously, thank you so much. I appreciate so much that you enjoy what I do. <3 It's so encouraging.
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nativecentaur Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm Valery from Eqcetera, you've been watched! ^-^
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Moonafleet Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh hello Valery! Thank you so much for the watch. :heart:
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HendrikHermans Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful gallery !!
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Moonafleet Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thank you so much! :heart:
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szog88 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :hug:
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