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  • Reading: Merry Chrissy and the Naughty or Nice Truth
2014 was quite a crazy, yet normal year for me. Sure, I spent much of my free time working on my first novel, and attended 4 cons (My 14th straight year of attending at least 1 convention), but largely it was drama and controversy free. Maybe being busy with work and projects is good, but I still look to improve other aspects of my life. I'm not a big fan of New Years Resolutions and I'm certainly not a fan of avoiding what needs to be taken care of, but let's put it in these simple words: there are other personal issues I need to address. As I'm a very private person, I wish not to discuss them at this time.

That doesn't mean I'm going to take a huge time off from my interests. This era of creativity has profoundly changed me. I look to aiming higher and higher than ever before. My art has and will always be a work of progression. I'm my worst critic. I'm never satisfied sometimes. There are many sketches and even fully colored artwork that may never see the light of day because I feel it's simply too awful or rough. I'll just keep at it. Drawing is now a habit for me, but still managing to learn as much as I can. I don't want to be mediocre. I don't want to be just good. I want to be legendary. When will that day arrive when I become pro at this, I may never know. Who knows, I might fold up shop like I did with photography a few years back, but this time is different. I'm more patient and tolerant of failure as I'm older now. Greatness and success does not come overnight.

In order to get me finances in order for the future, I will not be making any appearances art wise at any conventions. I really wanted to get into MoCCA Fest for example, but I missed the registration deadline (again!) So, it's best for me to take the year "off".

Anyways, with the first Merry Chrissy title in the books, it's time to focus on book number two. Yes, a sequel to "Merry Chrissy and the Naughty or Nice Truth" is currently in the early stages of production. Right now, I can't say when it's going to come out, but "soon" is the the most concrete release date I can say right now. The outlining is done and the first few chapters were already written. Come follow me on Twitter or Tumblr to find out future developments. Don't forget, there is always my mailing list!
Give Love on Christmas Day by ronaldhennessy
Give Love on Christmas Day

Every year, I do some Christmas art with my originals. Usually, it's 1 major work I introduce before Christmas, but this year, I decided to do *THREE* This is the final of 3. The theme this year is song related. I chose these song titles that best fit my characters personalities.

Check out "All of Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth" featuring Maddie Mckenszie and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" featuring Princess.

Today features Chrissy Deigh, the star of my new book "Merry Chrissy and the Naughty or Nice Truth"representing the song "Give Love on Christmas Day", originally performed by the Jackson 5 in 1970 for "The Jackson 5 Christmas Album". A young Michael Jackson sings the vocals. Have a listen.

open.spotify.com/track/70jZVy3…

I chose this song for a reason. Not only it represents the heart and soul of Chrissy, who enjoys the magic of Christmas year round, but it's also the name of the final chapter of the book. Of course, you'll need to read it to find out WHY.

Other R&B and Soul artists such as SWV, New Edition and my personal favorite Ledisi have covered the song over the years. If Chrissy had a theme song, Ledisi's version of "Give Love on Christmas Day" would be it.

open.spotify.com/track/1ep7czK…

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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by ronaldhennessy
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Every year, I do some Christmas art with my originals. Usually, it's 1 major work I introduce before Christmas, but this year, I decided to do *THREE* This is the second of 3. The theme this year is song related. I chose these song titles that best fit my characters personalities. If you missed "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth", check that one out first.

Today, we feature Princess, a friend of Maddie's big sister Margaret, who really doesn't star in anything...yet. (She does have a cameo in both "Maddie Mckensize" books however) representing the song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".

The song was released in 1944 for the movie "Meet Me in St. Louis", performed by Judy Garland. Considering the context of the movie, this song in it's original form is kind of a downer. In 1956, Frank Sinatra performed this song for his album "A Jolly Christmas". Some lyrics of the song were changed to be more positive and upbeat. For example, the original lyrics "Until then we'll have to muddle through somehow" was changed to "Hang a shining star upon the highest bough."

In 2007, the song was ranked as the 3rd most popular performed song by ASCAP in the last 5 years.

Here is the original version from the movie. What a meltdown at the end. :(

youtu.be/yudgy30Dd68

And here is the version made famous by Frank Sinatra.

open.spotify.com/track/6ZDaRct…

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All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth by ronaldhennessy
All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth

Every year, I do some Christmas art with my originals. Usually, it's 1 major work I introduce before Christmas, but this year, I decided to do *THREE* This is the first of 3. The theme this year is song related. I chose these song titles that best fit my characters personalities.

First up, little Maddie, the title character who appears in my picture books "Maddie Mckenszie: The Most ANNOYING Little Sister EVER." and "Maddie Mckenszie an the BAD Birthday Party Manners"

The song she represents, titled "All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth" is a song written by Donald Yetter Gardner in 1944 in Smithtown, NY on Long Island. While teaching a second grade class asking what they wanted for Christmas, Donald noticed that everyone spoke in a lisp due to a missing tooth. Thus the song was born, written in only 30 minutes. This Christmas song is pretty unique, as it only can be sung convincingly by children...and hockey players.

Don't take my word for it, have a listen.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI02_U…

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ronaldhennessy
Drawing by power of INTERNET.
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
After a long time, I decided to start drawing again. Now I do it on a regular basis. Right now I focus on a cartoony style featuring mostly original artwork. I really not interested in drawing in the Anime/Manga style at this time.
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  • Reading: Merry Chrissy and the Naughty or Nice Truth
2014 was quite a crazy, yet normal year for me. Sure, I spent much of my free time working on my first novel, and attended 4 cons (My 14th straight year of attending at least 1 convention), but largely it was drama and controversy free. Maybe being busy with work and projects is good, but I still look to improve other aspects of my life. I'm not a big fan of New Years Resolutions and I'm certainly not a fan of avoiding what needs to be taken care of, but let's put it in these simple words: there are other personal issues I need to address. As I'm a very private person, I wish not to discuss them at this time.

That doesn't mean I'm going to take a huge time off from my interests. This era of creativity has profoundly changed me. I look to aiming higher and higher than ever before. My art has and will always be a work of progression. I'm my worst critic. I'm never satisfied sometimes. There are many sketches and even fully colored artwork that may never see the light of day because I feel it's simply too awful or rough. I'll just keep at it. Drawing is now a habit for me, but still managing to learn as much as I can. I don't want to be mediocre. I don't want to be just good. I want to be legendary. When will that day arrive when I become pro at this, I may never know. Who knows, I might fold up shop like I did with photography a few years back, but this time is different. I'm more patient and tolerant of failure as I'm older now. Greatness and success does not come overnight.

In order to get me finances in order for the future, I will not be making any appearances art wise at any conventions. I really wanted to get into MoCCA Fest for example, but I missed the registration deadline (again!) So, it's best for me to take the year "off".

Anyways, with the first Merry Chrissy title in the books, it's time to focus on book number two. Yes, a sequel to "Merry Chrissy and the Naughty or Nice Truth" is currently in the early stages of production. Right now, I can't say when it's going to come out, but "soon" is the the most concrete release date I can say right now. The outlining is done and the first few chapters were already written. Come follow me on Twitter or Tumblr to find out future developments. Don't forget, there is always my mailing list!

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Raakone Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Happy Birthday!
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ronaldhennessy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! You're still here!
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Raakone Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
You're welcome, and yes. Where should I be?
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FERNANDOMON33 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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FERNANDOMON33 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello please can you can make me a drawing? Thank you.
n.n :D (Big Grin) :) (Smile) Wink/Razz
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ronaldhennessy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't do requests. And if I did, I would charge you for it. I don't do anything for free.
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FERNANDOMON33 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh good. sorry if bother you with my request. :( u.u
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Preowned-Virus Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your artwork very creative :)
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Raakone Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Happy Birthday!
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