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Hi all! Not many of you know that I am a writer in addition to an artist. I'm very excited to announce that I've just had my first publication! It's a humorous short story called, "The Houseplant in Love with a Girl." You can check it out here:
it's okay to not be okay by whimandwonder
it's okay to not be okay
You don't have to be hard and strong and perfect 100% of the time. You don't have to "get over" it. You don't need to be fixed. There's nothing wrong with you.

It's okay.


This is a re-do of a piece I made a year ago, referencing this absolutely stunning shot:…

Ink and pencil on paper

The mix of realism and minimalism is intentional - something I'd like to play more with.
Hi everyone! I have a prompt group here on dA called Give Me A Prompt. Once a month we offer a drawing prompt from a variety of subjects. It's a lot of fun and it's great to see so many creative interpretations of the ideas. Check out the group to see what prompts we've had before!


I'm looking for an admin to help come up with prompts. Right now it's me and one admin, and we alternate posting the prompt every month. You would only need to post a prompt once every three months. Super easy! All I ask is that you have a friendly personality, good writing skills for your journal posts, and are responsible about remembering to post.

If you're interested, please send me a message. Include some ideas for prompts, at least 5, just so I can see if your ideas fit with the style of the group.

If you don't want to be an admin, feel free to join as a member!

Thank you for reading~

blindness by whimandwonder
Something a little morbid for this Halloween season? =P

One of my biggest fears is losing my sight. With constantly deteriorating vision, a severe prescription, and a chronic condition of inflammation inside my left eye, the idea of blindness is more and more fearful to me.

Reference (I love this photo, will probably use again) - Otter by daria-channi



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Shannon Noel Brady
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I've been an artist since I could hold a Magic Marker. I think the only time I haven't been doodling was in the womb, and only because there was no paper in there. Pens and pencils are my favorite tools, though I also enjoy throwing paint around, sometimes literally. I tend to work with mixed media, and I love the human figure.

As for other things about me, I am in the process of publishing my first novel and currently writing a second. I also have a short story published in Vandercave Quarterly. I majored in dance/theatre and work part-time as a stagehand. For fun, I'm constantly reading and I also love anything involving heights, speed, and adrenaline. I live with the love of my life, a big-time fancy-pants video game designer named Craig, and the other love of my life, our retriever/shepherd mix named Ele. :)

I really enjoy making friends here so please feel free to strike up a conversation about anything!


  • Please post these rules in your journal
  • Post 5 things about yourself
  • Answer questions that your tagger posted for you and create 5 new ones for the people you tag
  • Choose 5 people to tag and post their icons in your journal

Five Things about Myself:

  • I wear glasses at all times, with a jaw-droppingly high prescription. I'm blind as a freakin' bat but without the advantage of echolocation.
  • My very first memory of being told I was good at drawing was in... first grade I think, and it was over a drawing of dinosaurs.
  • I'm a textbook-case introvert ("UGH, it's been SO LONG since I've had my alone time.... Like, a FULL 2 HOURS....") -- buuut, in the right scenario when I'm with nice people who will laugh at my jokes, I will loudly ham it up. Also while I might be reserved in person, I'm a total whore for the stage. GIVE ME THEATRE OR GIVE ME DEATH alright alright Shannon we get it you're dramatic.
  • I majored in dance in college. Have danced for about 17 years. That explains a bit why I'm always drawing dancers. hamster dance 
  • I'm an adventure junkie. I've gone bungee jumping, white water rafting, cave rappelling, sky diving, hang gliding, scuba diving AND I STILL WANT MORE, MORRRRE!

Questions Answered: (asked by :icondanielleivanova: )

  • Which quality do you like best in the opposite sex: Humor. Make me laugh and I'll basically fall into your pants.
  • What is your favourite way of working out: Dancing or rock climbing. I was taking flying trapeze class for awhile which was an AWESOME (albeit exhausting) work out, but too expensive/far away to do now.
  • What do you miss the most about living with your parents: My mom and I used to always watch late-night shows together and eat cereal while everyone else was asleep. I liked that a lot.
  • What do you think about selfies: I never thought of selfies as "a thing" until it got a name. It was just people taking pictures of themselves, which I didn't think anything about. Who cares?
  • Would you rather have kids than career and if so why: If I had to choose I'd rather have a career, because I don't really see myself having kids. I identify with the things I'm passionate about more than I do with motherhood. (This is just me personally - I think other people who identify with motherhood are awesome and we need both kinds of people in this world.)

My Questions for Others:

  • What is your earliest memory of being noticed for your art?
  • Tell us something weird about you that not many people know!
  • What is your favorite book of all time?
  • What's the grossest thing you've ever tasted?
  • What kind of unconventional pet would you have if you were able to? (We're in imagination-land here, okay? Exotic pets, mythical pets, pets that would be way too big for your house - doesn't matter! :) )

    I'm breaking the rules like a gangster. Not gonna tag people. Instead I'd rather anyone who wants to do this, feel free to do it, and then just alert me that you've done it so I can see it. Or not! Whatevs! You're a free agent man! Aint nobody gonna tell you what to do!

    Though I'm pretty sure :iconcynthart: would enjoy this. :happybounce: 

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jenni-e Featured By Owner 18 hours ago   Traditional Artist
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transe Featured By Owner 1 day ago   General Artist
Happy birthday! Have a wonderful day! :aww:
whimandwonder Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you! That's so nice!
JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
You have a really great gallery!
whimandwonder Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! And thank you for the watch as well :)
FreezingPlush Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Randomly came across your page. Here's a :iconllama3dplz: for you~ Enjoy!
HelloDearThomas Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank You so Much for your support! It means a lot!
You have an amazing gallery as well! :)
whimandwonder Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm honored to be watched by such a fantastic photographer. :)
AlexndraMirica Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
thank you very much for the watch, if you wish you can join me at:…
bradbrains Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you
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