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Keeping Secrets

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 24, 2010, 10:26 PM

I completely admit that I have been keeping the next bit of news a secret from people on DA since it's well... not exactly lovely o.oa A while back in August I was supposed to have surgery to remove a blockage from my kidney that had been originally blocked when I was 15. When the doctors got in there they found out that:

A) There was no longer a blockage


B) The kidney is now dead

So, on Tuesday I will be having surgery to remove my right hydronephrotic kidney from my body forever. I've been trying not to get too stressed over it since I've had many surgeries before (10 from what I can count) but I've never had a surgery where they took something of that size out before. I keep wondering if I'll feel any different once something as large as an enlarged kidney is taken out of me. Will I miss it? Will I feel like there's a gap inside of me? I have no idea yet.

Also, I found out on Thursday that I was NOT done my midterms. I walked into class and BAM! Had to write a 3 essay midterm, 1 for each movie we saw in class. Normally that isn't so bad, BUT I NEVER SAW THE THIRD MOVIE BECAUSE I WAS SICK! Thankfully our prof gave us a handout on it or I'd have lost 13% of my final mark (/.) Yay for surprise essay tests @_@!

For those of you waiting on the kiriban kanzashi, please know that they are finished but I need to take photos/upload photos. So, they may or may not be uploaded by the time I go into the hospital. I'm sorry for the delay so far (_ _)

On a more happy note, :iconkimono-lovers: is currently having their Halloween contest! Go over and check out the awesome entries and vote for your favorites :D!

Random side note:

Please feel free to check out my awesome Basilisk egg :D!

Myloko: Nidhogg by AmaDoptables

Commission Information

Examples of Work and Prices:


Large Chrysanthemum - $30 for polyester/cotton/syntheic blend fabric or $40 for silk
Pink Kiku Kanzashi by myloko

Small Chrysanthemum/Plum/Etc. Pair - $12 for polyester/cotton/syntheic blend fabric or $16 for silk
Red Kiku Kanzashi Pair by mylokoBlossom Kanzashi by mylokoUme Kanzashi Commission by myloko

Multiple Flower Clip - Any Type of Flower - $18 for polyester/cotton/syntheic blend fabric or $23 for silk
Spring Fever Kanzashi by mylokoButterfly Kanzashi Commission by myloko

Large Flower (chrysanthemum, plum, cherry, etc.) with Dangling Attachment - $35 for polyester/cotton/syntheic blend fabric or $42 for silk
Wedding Kiku Kanzashi by mylokoKiku Kanzashi Commission by myloko

Large Plum Blossom - $15 for polyester/cotton/synthetic blend fabric or $20 for silk
Ume Kanzashi Clip by mylokoLovely Ume Commission by myloko

Large Maiko Style Chrysanthemum - $42 for polyester/cotton/syntheic blend fabric or $50 for silk
White Kiku Kanzashi by mylokoCoral Maiko Kiku Kanzashi by myloko

Customs: Any are welcome. Feel free to send me a picture of something you like and we can arrange something. An example of a custom would be something like my phoenix kanzashi (…). Anything you think up can be made :)

Price differences between silk and non-silk fabrics: Using silk takes much longer to complete than a non-silk piece since I only use rice glue with my silk fabrics. Silk is too delicate for hot glue and so takes more time to dry (10 hours as compared to almost instantaneous). Each silk piece I make uses hand dyed silk so the color can be anything you want whereas polyester/cotton/syntheic blend fabric are bought already colored.

Kanzashi I Already Have Made and Not Yet Sold:

Ayame(Iris) Kanzashi: 100% habutae silk with hand dyed petals/leaves - $30
Real Ayame Kanzashi by myloko

Phoenix Kanzashi (no, this has not be sold yet, it is still in my posession for some odd reason): polyester and mixed blend fabrics: $60
Phoenix Kanzashi by myloko


Depends on the complexity and style. Send me a note with any ideas you might have.

Jewelery I Have Already Made and Not Yet Sold:

Strawberry Butterfly Barrette: - $7 for 1 or 2 for $12
Strawberry Butterfly Barrette by myloko

Volcano Necklace: $25
Volcano Necklace by myloko

Blossom Necklace: - $27 For The Small One And $30 For The Large One
Blossom Necklaces by myloko


1 Full Length Character (sketch): $15

1 Full Length Character (color): $25

Example of Full Length:
A Gift For Hellobaby by myloko

Half Length Character (sketch): $15

Half Length Character (color): $20

Example of Half Length:
Kesenai Tsumi by myloko

Multiple characters are $5 for sketch and $10 for color.

Custom drawings of things other than characters can be made as well (such as kanzashi) and will varry in price depending on size (comparative to full length and half length)

Things I will NOT draw: Nudity, Yaoi, Yuri, Pornography - I keep my art decent and for all audiences!

Art I Have Already Made But Not Sold:

Keiju Kissa: Copic Marker and Derwent Pencil Crayon: $10
Keiju Kissa Contest Entry by myloko

Ajisai (Hydrangea) Kanzashi Drawings: $10 each
Mixed Media Ajisai Kanzashi by mylokoCopic Ajisai Kanzashi by mylokoPencil Crayon Ajisai Kanzashi by myloko

Son Goku from Saiyuki: Prismacolor and Copic Marker on 16x20" Canvas - $50
Goku by myloko

Golden Dragon: Windsor Newton Acrylics on 16x20" Canvas - $35
Golden Dragon by myloko


Any 12x16" prints from my Flickr account ( are $7 with $1.50 shipping within North America. Examples:

Shidare by mylokoReach For The Sky by mylokoThe Floating World by myloko

Payment can be done through Paypal for easy and guaranteed service (I believe Paypay guarantees up to $1000 per transaction but I won't be selling anything that high lol) or through DeviantArt subscriptions :)

Please send me a note if you're interested in anything. I appretiate your patronage very much.

Thank you for your support during these hard times (_ _)

  • Mood: Thrilled
  • Listening to: Your Horoscope for Today - Weird Al Yankovic
  • Reading: The Computer Screen
  • Watching: Weird Al Youtube Videos
  • Playing: Brain Age 2
  • Eating: Banana Cream Pie
  • Drinking: Orange Juice
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p-ivetto Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Don't worry about the surgery, I'm sure it will be fine. And I'm sure, that it will be the same life with or without kidney, because a lot of people are living just with one kidney, and they see beauty in life just like others. :D Take care. :heart: :heart:
smallsmiles Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
I hope your surgery goes well! We're all thinking of you, and good thoughts for smooth recovery are going your way. :heart: :heart: :heart:

:huggle: take care of yourself!!

I'm sure your midterms went well. :heart: you seem very smart! :D
StarScarredVixen Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
YAY! You got the views for your egg! :heart:

And best of luck with your surgery! :nod:
Kanzashi-Hime Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I hope the surgery goes smoothly and you have a fast recovery :tighthug: take care of yourself hun!
PHarold Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Please take good care of yourself, and here's to a fast recovery. :glomp:
KathrynBriggs Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow sorry to hear it dear! But hopefully you'll feel a lot better. :hug: Get well!!!! :heart:
ixris Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:! I'll be thinking of you and hoping for a swift recovery. :) And I hope you did really well on your essay test. o_o;
PrincessBlueFox Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
wow, more surgery?!
and to top it off, more exams?
I hope you go well ^^
myloko Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The exams are finally done XD
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