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Today was a BIG day not only for me, but also for my family.
The Mata and Salazar families welcomed Karina Mata Salazar to the world at 10:30 am on May 9th, 2015, weighing 6 pounds and 12 ounces. God's blessing not only allows my older sister Mary Grace and her boyfriend Andrew to move into a brand new chapter of their  lives, but also welcomes the opportunity for me to become an uncle to the latest addition to our families. God is, indeed, good.

Karina Mata Salazar by AdrianImpalaMata
(Has it been a long time since I did these journal entries?)

Anyway, hope everybody is having a great Easter (or, if you're Jewish, Passover) so far! Right now I'm just chilling out but there may be plans to go to church later today.

And as the title suggests, yesterday was the season premiere of MLP. Yes, I have watched it (even though I'm no longer a brony); the only spoiler I'm gonna give out is that it tackles some themes of communism. And that it looked and sounded like North Korea to me. I dunno, maybe I've read too much of that country. Maybe. I don't have plans to watch the rest of Season 5, though. Already moved on. But I still had a little hype in me when the guys over at Discovery Family showed a couple previews of the two-parter.

Again, hope you're having a nice Easter/Passover! And if you're not celebrating it today, then have a great day wherever you may be.

Adrian Mata
Easter and Being Cutie Markless
(Has it been a long time since I did these journal entries?)

Anyway, hope everybody is having a great Easter (or, if you're Jewish, Passover) so far! Right now I'm just chilling out but there may be plans to go to church later today.

And as the title suggests, yesterday was the season premiere of MLP. Yes, I have watched it (even though I'm no longer a brony); the only spoiler I'm gonna give out is that it tackles some themes of communism. And that it looked and sounded like North Korea to me. I dunno, maybe I've read too much of that country. Maybe. I don't have plans to watch the rest of Season 5, though. Already moved on. But I still had a little hype in me when the guys over at Discovery Family showed a couple previews of the two-parter.

Again, hope you're having a nice Easter/Passover! And if you're not celebrating it today, then have a great day wherever you may be.

Adrian Mata
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Conqueror by AdrianImpalaMata
Conqueror
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Bullet; White #StevenUniverse #Garnet #Conqueror 



Life is like a big merry-go-round:
you're up and then down,
going in circles trying to get to where you are...

Everybody's been counting you out;
where are they now?
Sitting in the same old place,
just faces in the crowd...

We all make mistakes;
you might fall on your face,
but you gotta get up!

Chorus
I'd rather stand tall
than live on my knees,
'cause I am a conqueror,
and I won't accept defeat!

Try telling me "no";
one thing about me
is I am a conqueror,
I am a conqueror, oh!

Got a vision that no one else sees,
lot of dirty work, roll up your sleeves;
Remember there's a war out there,
so come prepared to fight!

You never know wherever the road leads you,
not everyone's gonna believe you;
even though they're wrong, don't prove them right!

Chorus

I am a conqueror!

We all make mistakes;
you might fall on your face,
but you gotta get up!

We all make mistakes,
you might fall on your face;
don't ever give up!

Chorus

I am a conqueror!

We all make mistakes,
you might fall on your face;
but I am a conqueror!

Estelle, Conqueror
First Steven Universe wallpaper from yours truly! I had this idea stuck in my head for a little while after having watched the show and listening to Estelle's song "Conqueror". (Estelle provides the voice of Garnet, in case you didn't know.) I wanted to have a red sky as the background for this piece, reflecting the song's uplifting lyrics and overall production, and went on from there, adding clouds and a flock of birds to it (an Impala first!). Final touches included adjusting the background's brightness and additional color corrections. (The gradient map made a huge difference in what I wanted it to look.)

A JPG version of the wallpaper can be found here.

Songs listened to during the making of this wallpaper
Bullet; Blue Alesso - "Cool" - featuring Roy English
Bullet; Pink One Direction - "Night Changes"
Bullet; Yellow Madeon - "Home", "Pay No Mind" featuring Passion Pit, and "You're On" featuring Kyan
Bullet; White Coldplay - "Midnight" and "Magic"

Created in Adobe Photoshop CS6.
Garnet from Steven Universe © Cartoon Network / Cartoon Network Studios.
Garnet render: vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/s…
Cloud brushes by para-vine and JavierZhX.
Bird flock brushes by Andrei-Oprinca (PSD Box).
Speck brushes by AbbeyMarie.
Font(s)/typeface(s) used: Fairview Small Caps (Riley Cran for Lost Type Co-op) and Gotham Rounded (Hoefler & Co.)
Time: 2 days.
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#StevenUniverse wallpaper coming very soon... in fact, a couple moments...

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Today was a BIG day not only for me, but also for my family.
The Mata and Salazar families welcomed Karina Mata Salazar to the world at 10:30 am on May 9th, 2015, weighing 6 pounds and 12 ounces. God's blessing not only allows my older sister Mary Grace and her boyfriend Andrew to move into a brand new chapter of their  lives, but also welcomes the opportunity for me to become an uncle to the latest addition to our families. God is, indeed, good.

Karina Mata Salazar by AdrianImpalaMata

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:iconsilverwing27:
SilverWing27 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch. :D
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FuriousKitten20 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  New member Student Traditional Artist
Is there gonna be "Space Bound" MLP single cover? Just asking
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AdrianImpalaMata Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Student Interface Designer
There's already one. Go deep into my gallery and you'll see it.

Also, I hate to break it to you, but I am no longer doing any pony stuff. I left the fandom in October of last year. Sorry. :\
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FuriousKitten20 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  New member Student Traditional Artist
That's okay
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FuriousKitten20 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  New member Student Traditional Artist
I love ur art! U just earned urself a brand new, shiny watcher!




















#Broniesrcool
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Trekdisco Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Did you get your avatar from Brown Bag Labs? The story of how it came into existence is so sweet!
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AdrianImpalaMata Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Yep~
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Trekdisco Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Aw, it so adorable that the little girl sent a message to Shellington - and he received it!
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Zecter-the-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!!!
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JaaRyX13 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Happy Birthday! Party Have your cake and eat it too 
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