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Dara

Freelance Drawer & Painter

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John Mahomet - Gave 1 kudo
Said ":)" to Dara
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John Mahomet - Gave 4 kudos
Kudo'd 4 items in the portfolio of Dara
1 day ago
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John Mahomet - Gave 1 kudo
Kudo'd an item in the portfolio of Dara
5 days ago -
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Cirrelia Thaxton - Gave 2 kudos
Kudo'd 2 items in the portfolio of Dara
10 days ago
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Dara - Added portfolio item
Going To Pow Wow
21 days ago -
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Dara - 21 days ago
Edited the photo-had that ugly grey cast to it.
Dara - 21 days ago
Looks much better.
Dara - 20 days ago
Thank you John! :-)
Patrick Siwik - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Happy New Year Dara. I truly hope you have a much better year ahead... =)" to Dara
22 days ago -
Dara - 21 days ago
Thank you Patrick so much! I hope so too! i hope yours will be great too! ;-)
Dara - 21 days ago
Thank you for the kudos too Patrick! :-)
Patrick Siwik - Gave 3 kudos
Kudo'd 3 items in the portfolio of Dara
22 days ago
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John Mahomet - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Merry Christmas. I hope everything works out for you." to Dara
28 days ago -
Dara - 24 days ago
Hey John! I did not even get a notice of your kudo/message and just saw it! Thank you! I hope your Christmas was good too! ;-)
Cirrelia Thaxton - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Wishing you Happy Holidays on this first day of winter, Dara! :)" to Dara
Over 30 days ago -
Dara - Over 30 days ago
Thank you Cirrelia! The same back to you! Thank you for the kudos too! :-)
John Mahomet - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Hope you're getting your life back together. I've experienced a similar hardship years ago. It takes a while but if you're strong, you'll pull thru. Best of luck." to Dara
Over 30 days ago -
Dara - Over 30 days ago
Thank you John! Life has always been a struggle for me so this is nothing new. ;-) You have no idea. Just another mountain to try and get over! I have about 10 books in me. If they made a story of my life-NOBODY would believe it! It is too bizarre. ;-)
It is going to take a LONG time if I stay here. This area is bad. If I get an opportunity to go elsewhere it will be much easier but so far-the opportunity has not presented itself. I have lived in this area for about 30 years so is a little difficult to just leave and go..where? ;-) I have NO idea.
I appreciate you taking the time. BTW-I have to be the strongest person alive to live the life I have.;-) Unfortunately,nobody is Superhuman,but I do the best I can with what I have to work with.
Have a great day/weekend and holiday John! Thank you for the kudos also as always!
Patrick Siwik - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Hope life is getting better for you Dara... blessings" to Dara
Over 30 days ago -
Dara - Over 30 days ago
Thank you Patrick! It has been rough-and still is. going to be a long time before this area comes back if it ever does. Many people are just leaving. Sad really,and I have been here in this area 30 years,but it has gone downhill in that time and really not a good area for me-never really has been but not able to just leave Wish I could I could just start fresh somewhere else. Hopefully soon.Thank you for asking. :-)
Have a great day and weekend and upcoming Holiday Patrick!
Thank you for the kudos as well! I appreciate it!
Cirrelia Thaxton - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Hey Beautiful Dara :) Thanks for the kudo!" to Dara
Over 30 days ago -
Dara - Over 30 days ago
Hey beautiful Cirrelia! ;-D Your welcome and I hope you have a wonderful Holiday!
Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
It was nice....Hope you had a nice one, too :)
Dara - Over 30 days ago
Spent an early Thanksgiving with our roomie-she is getting her house back together-no mold smell or (yuck) toilet smell at all ha..Will be a while so everyone just has to do what they have to do to get their lives back. Keep your fingers crossed for us (all). Have a great weekend Cirrelia!
Patrick Siwik - Gave 1 kudo
Said "+1... Hope all is well Dara... =)" to Dara
Over 30 days ago -
Dara - Over 30 days ago
Thank you Patrick! Unfortunately,things here are not good. Will take a long time for things to get back even remotely to whatever normal is supposed to be here. I am trying to leave Houston or at least the general area-some scary stuff happening around here.
John Mahomet - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Are you safe?" to Dara
Over 30 days ago -
Dara - Over 30 days ago
We have been in a temporary place for the last 2 weeks and supposed to leave tomorrow morning but have no idea yet what is going to happen and of course we have another storm coming this way this weekend geez! They are saying it looks like it is going through Louisiana but who knows and we could still get a bunch of rain again and we do not need that! Lots of people still struggling here but most at least have some place to stay. May not be their ideal place but they are not facing being on the street and we may be. One nightmare after another .I appreciate you asking. Send positive thoughts. Not sure that will help but will not hurt.
Patrick Siwik - Gave 1 kudo
Said "God Bless Dara." to Dara
Over 30 days ago -
Dara - Over 30 days ago
Thank you Patrick. We have a temporary place but not a good location so just hanging here for another werk or so until I can get back in the area where I can get around better.There is NOTHING out here. Someone found it for us and did not realize how far it was from everything. ;-) Things are pretty dead with so many people affected so no work or money coming in.Cannot waot to get back to work! Have a great day and weekend Patrick!:-)
Patrick Siwik - Over 30 days ago
So sorry to hear, I hope it will pass soon and become a distant memory.
Dara - Over 30 days ago
Thank you Patrick. I hope so. Have a great weekend!:-)
Dara - Over 30 days ago
Sorry for typos..phone types what it wants ;-)
Dara - Updated status
Said "So stressed.Shelter closing tomorrow and no help from FEMA OR RED CROSS.Lots of other people having problems too but nost found someolace to go."
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Dara - Over 30 days ago
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Dara - Updated status
Said "Wow this Naxi Dr.Jekyl Mr Hyde guy just kicked us out of the shelter! They are nor supposed to be kicking people out. We are supposed to have until Saturday so this guy is just insane flip flopping back and forth people here along with hom have KEPT us from getting things with all these volunteers running around here approaching us adkung us the same dang questions every half hour so we have toxrepeat everything over and over and we waste tine.Very difficult to get anywhere when people are i terrupting you all day long. So mot surecwhere we will go. A ared Cross worker here upstairs said she would talk to jim and said they cannot out us out on the street byt this guy is kicking people out. He has some mental issues. I have dealt qith a lot of them and how they put someine like that in charge is beyond me .we are stressed enough"
Over 30 days ago -
Dara - Updated status
Said "* For anyone wondering I have been affected by Hurricane Harvey and cur. in a shelter-horrible situation w. so many losing their homes/ cars & everything. We were flooded out 5 or more feet of water INSIDE the house more outside-had to be rescued by boat with roomies' 9 animals & have not even been able to get to the house to see-it is very toxic with sewer water being mixed in with rainwater & all contaminated & now of course mold/mildew in the house/homes. Tetanus shot needed & have none. All my art/supplies/leather,etc. prob gone Had to wait 12+ days for FEMA to call & have Inspector go look at it so I could even get approved for a hotel room few to none av.now) & $500 to stay for a month. My roomie further complicated things by not cooperating (she was already approved) so we could get to/in the house & FEMA Inspector was/is compassionate but nothing he can do if we cannot get into house. My son & I have no fam or friends here & shelter closing soon. Wish us luck."
Over 30 days ago -
Dara - Over 30 days ago
Also applied for Red Cross-was denied -maybe due to computer glitch so waiting for call and going to try and register/apply again but they are so overwhelmed they had to take registration/applying off their site until it slows down. We do not have forever and $400 will help but certainly will not get us a place to live-not even for a month-a week maybe.
John Mahomet - Over 30 days ago
Do you have an address yet or a P.O. box that people can send you stuff?
Dara - Over 30 days ago
Hello John! We have been in a disaster shelter with pretty much no help no money and they are shutting it down tomorrowcor by Saturday morning and i have talked to both FEMA and Red Cross and so far nothing though many others got help. So once we leave here unless a miracle happens we have no address. FEMA actually denied me yesterday but no hoteks available anywhere in Houston..Not FEMA hotes anyway.there are others but no money for that Red Cross worker still trying to help us with something but looking pretty grim. You can email me at DaraArtist@aol.com Thank you for asking John
Patrick Siwik - Gave 1 kudo
Said "+1... =)" to Dara
Over 30 days ago -
Ruby - Gave 1 kudo
Kudo'd an item in the portfolio of Dara
Over 30 days ago -
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Cirrelia Thaxton - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Hi Dara, Hope you have a wonderful week! :D" to Dara
Over 30 days ago -
Dara - Over 30 days ago
Hey Cirrelia! Have not been on much-been busy. Hope things are good for you! Thank you for the kudo! :-)
Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
Hi Dara--It's wonderful to hear from you, my dear. I hope all is well with you, too. Have a super weekend :D
Dara - Over 30 days ago
Hey Cirrelia! Am hanging in there haha! We have a hurricane headed toward us unfortunately-keep your fingers crossed we do not get hit too bad! Will be a LOT of flooding-the area I am in floods really bad We stocked up on supplies and hopefully will get through it ok..
Have a great weekend Cirrelia! :-)
Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
I hope and pray that all is well for you. Hurricane season is very vicious this year....I can't wait til it's over...Take care my dear...
Dara - Over 30 days ago
Thank you Cirrelia. Things r getting tougher for us here. No real help for many of us which is just going to add to the homeless population..sad. This Country needs to wake up and help its own...
Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
I'm sorry for your situation with the homeless...I agree we should all do our part to help...I pray it gets better. :)
Dara - Over 30 days ago
Thank you Cirrelia. Red cross shelter closing down by Saturday and still some of us no ok lacecto go and no financial assistance so far. We applied nut their stupid computer glitched i hot denied and their site has been down this whoke time 2 sudays ago i applied and it just came back up so tryingxto rush through to get the little assistance they are offering but it may be after we are already booted from the shelter and it woukd not be near enough to get achotelxroom or anyplace to stay geez
Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
Oh Dara! I hope things get better for you soon...I'll be praying and sending positive vibes.
Dara - Over 30 days ago
Thank you Cirrelia! We found a very temporary place or friend found it for us but it is very far from our area and nothing accessible but we/she had little time to search so it is ok for now until things thin out a little we hope-in the next 2 weeks and we can get back in the area. Not going back to the exact area but a nicer area that is not far if we can find a decent place. Thank you for your kind words and positive vibes!;-) Have a great day Cirrelia!:-)
Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
God bless you Dara...you are so brave. I can't imagine having to face relocation after a hurricane...It is a thought that I do have though because of our closeness to the ocean. Well, you're not alone...and people all over the world are sending prayers of comfort. So, keep being brave dear friend :)
Dara - Over 30 days ago
Thank you Cirrelia! We have been through much more than this and will get through it somehow. Hoping you never have to experience it. I am anxious to get back to work and it may take some time as we will be jumping around until things start to settle and people get more permanent homes Have a peaceful day Cirrelia!
Cirrelia Thaxton - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Thanks for the kudos! Have a great weekend, Dara!" to Dara
Over 30 days ago -
Dara - Over 30 days ago
You are welcome Cirrelia! You too! :-)
John Mahomet - Gave 1 kudo
Said ":)" to Dara
Over 30 days ago -
Ronald Rainge - Gave 1 kudo
Kudo'd an item in the portfolio of Dara
Over 30 days ago -
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Cirrelia Thaxton - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Kudos, Dara!! :D" to Dara
Over 30 days ago -
Dara - Over 30 days ago
Thank you Cirrelia! Hope you are doing well! :-)
Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
Yes, all is well in VA. I'm now looking forward to the 4th...I love fireworks :)
Dara - Over 30 days ago
Not so crazy about them here ha ha.. We mistake them for gunfire..;-b The dogs are not crazy about them either.;-D
Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
As the saying goes -- To each his own...Enjoy yourself whatever you do!
Dara - Over 30 days ago
;-) Thank you Cirrelia-you too! ;-D
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Hello!

I am a Professional (American Indian) Artist and Singer/Songwriter/Musician (Rocker but am very versatile and can do just about any style) and been doing Music and Art most of my life. I also teach Art.

I am also an Actor and can do voice overs. am a natural mimic and can do impressions/impersonations, talking and singing, of known singers/actors, and can do many accents. Inquire with your needs.

I specialize in American Indian art but can do just about any type of Art in numerous styles and mediums. I love doing animal portraits and celebrity portraits and I do Mural work as well-either directly on walls or on canvas so they can be moved from room to room or home to home. I do murals,paintings and accents for businesses as well and I paint on Musical instruments and just...
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