🌈 About Me 🌈
My name is Marina, I was born in ’83. I am an immigrant –I became an American citizen on May 21st, 2021. I live in Florida, I’m married; I have no children, and never want to have any, but I do love animals and have a variety of pets at any given time. My favorite things in the world are reading, drawing, and writing.
I am an illustrator and writer specializing in fantasy illustration and character design. These days I work on my own personal projects only, and do not take commissions, though you can get certain monthly art pieces featuring your characters by supporting me on Patreon.
I have several book series on which I work on simultaneously. Please look under “Meganeea” or “The Tale Of Horus” in the menu to read a couple of them for free!
Online, I am represented by a little squirrel character who shares my name and personality, and whom you can see in the above GIF in the company of my site’s unofficial mascot, stuffed tiger Ricky Parky (a Build-A-Bear stuffed animal that I also own in real life.)
Most of my days are spend drawing while watching anime or stuff on YouTube –particularly channels relating to true crime, history (cultural, social, and natural) and theology/cults, but not only these topics. I also like to build jigsaw puzzles, play board games, studio paleontology and play a lot on my Switch. The rest of my time is taken up looking after the house and our pets, etc.
There are many pages on this blog that will tell you even more about who I am –specifically, the F.A.Q., My Interests, and the multiple “lists” pages such as my Anime List, my Book List, and my Game List. You’re welcome to explore them!
🌈 About My Blog and Portfolio 🌈
This website has come to merge with/replace my old portfolio. So, here you can find everything –all of my art galleries and my books, but also my personal side in the form of my blog.
I created my blog mostly for myself. It sees few visitors, but it brings me a lot of happiness and satisfaction to work on it.
This blog is my world and my life in one place. It contains years worth of my life story (though for the sake of preserving my sanity as far as digging up stuff to repost, most of it is from after I met my husband, Christopher). On the left sidebar, you will find a long, meticulous list of categories and tags, which you can use to find almost anything I’ve posted here.
🌈 Contacting Me / Online Presence 🌈
📌 PLEASE NOTE: My commissions are permanently closed. These days I draw mostly for myself, although I still offer Patreons rewards for which your own character can be drawn. You can check out my Patreon here. Please do not send me custom commission inquiries, there are NO exceptions --I AM CLOSED.
I’m kind of all over the place online. 😅 If you hover over the “ELSEWHERE” section of my menu, you will find links to my other profiles/accounts/etc.
You can contact me in a number of ways, such as via email, Telegram, or by participating in my Telegram channel‘s Arty Chat. You can also send me a message via the form below: