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Last Journal for the year...

Mon Dec 15, 2014, 1:14 AM


And so another year comes to an end, what a crazy/mad and awesome year it was. Let's recap a bit;


  • By far the best thing that happened to me this year was me being able to start doing only art for a living, due having enough success with it. I now work for 4 different publishers. I feel truly blessed to be able to do what I love all the time and get paid for doing it.

  • Since starting to be mippieArt full time, the business has grown at a consistent 10% or more per month, This is a great sign to me, and it makes me extremely excited for next.

  • I saw Behemoth live in concert (fucking amazing)

  • I saw the ocean, first time in 7 years...

  • I got asked to talk at a convention next year in London. It has not been confirmed yet if I will be going, but simply being asked meant the world to me.

  • My bf and I got engaged to be engaged (lol I know it sounds odd, but we were planning on doing loads of other stuff. Instead we have decided to get engaged and move in together soon, so that we can start our own weird little family)

  • I quit smoking and turned my lifestyle around quit drastically. I'm very proud of myself for being able to make this decision on my own, and quit smoking without any aids to help me quit (like nicotine gum, patches, or those pills that takes your cravings away)

  • My facebook page hit 200 likes, I know it's not much to some, but for me it's a good start. 

Please go and like my page on Facebook >> Mippie Art (I do not spam or post a million things a day, I only post about things relevant to mippieArt)


What to expect next year (so far);


  • I have hired a girl who is phenomenal with social media to handle my social media and marketing. I am very excited about this, because it will allow me to have time for deviantArt again. I spend 3-4 hours per day just trying to manage and reply to all of my social media stuff, and I'm still not very good with it. Now I can use those extra hours to get involved in this community again, as this is what made me and I hold deviantArt very close to my heart.

  • A certain big Hollywood entity will be viewing my artwork early next year. I have made peace with the fact that there might not come anything from this, but having them say my name and know who I am, is enough incentive for me. I feel very honoured to have this opportunity.

  • My website will be active and up. The main purpose of it will be for it to serve as a place to order commissions from me. Thus I will deactivating my commissions on deviantArt, and will only except orders that are place via my website. This will make it easier for you to refer me to friends and other people. My URL is very easy to remember and the page will be extremely user friendly (hence why we are taking so long in creating it, I don't believe in using templates, lol)

  • This one is just for me, but we are going to Witch Fest next year, where bands like Cannibal Corpse, Grave, Septic Flesh, Ale Storm, Kataclysm and many more will be playing. I think I'm going to cry when I see Septic Flesh, I absolute adore them to death!!!


My top 20 from 2014

Cry of a Broken Winged Bird by Vanleith

Horn nest by kidy-kat Stigmata  by IIMadhoshiII Snow White by Jeffach 
Water Magic by kuschelirmel
Sleeping beauty by ilona-veresk Never Let Go by ReyeD33 Dominant Succubus Althea by AlexandraVBachBriar Rose and her bittersweet nightmares by nina-Y Forgotten Melody by obereg water dragon by Vasylina I freed your soul... by Alcove Demon by karichristensenthe Cover Up by alltelleringet
Held 2014 by asconch As The Gentle Rain From Heaven Upon the Place... by KingaBritschgi Treatment by kimsolEdem's Rim by samaposebe
Modelizm by Mr-Xerty Entropic misadventure by RGDart 

Please Note!!!! I will be cleaning and replying to all of my inbox items today, after which I will be going on vacation and will only be back on the 5th of January. If you need to speak to me urgently, you will be able to get hold of me sometimes on Facebook. You can add me on Facebook >> Leana mippieArt or you can go and

Like me page >> Mippie Art (I do not spam or post a million things a day, I only post about things relevant to mippieArt)



Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to all of you!!!
Blessed be
Leana



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Leana de Klerk
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South Africa
My name is Leana de Klerk, I am a professional book cover artist and photo manipulator. I am lucky enough to be able to create book covers for a living. I work for a few different publishers and I free lance in between.

I charge $25 per ebook cover and $50 per full print cover.

You can inbox me with any questions you might have.
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A friend is busy with a few very fun projects, go and check it out... 

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anmeher Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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FrankT Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much for the fave and massive good wishes for next year (and I'm so jealous that you saw Behemoth *sulk* :) )
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mippieArt Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
No prob, I usually like your photography!!

And I'm jealous of myself for seeing them live, and that doesn't even make sense, hahahaha. All I can tell you is that those guys have the hate of satan in their eyes, so pretty, hehehe... It was mind blowing!! Now I can't wait to see Septic Flesh... eeeeekkkk.... Have this coming up next year, tickets already bought... www.witchdoctorproductions.com…
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RemonBerkers Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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sasha-fantom Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014

Thanks a lot for the :iconfavplz: ! :)  :love:

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