31 7 / 2013

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31 7 / 2013

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First, let me just say that I tried my best to post Day 30 on time. I’m sorry that I didn’t. My tardiness wasn’t because of procrastination; in fact, I didn’t plan to do that theme. I originally planned on doing a poster to congratulate Days on their recent Emmy win; if I had stuck with that theme, I would have definitely posted it before midnight (PST). Oh well. It is what it is.I really did enjoy working on this challenge. It was crazy trying to find the time to do it, but I’m proud that I stuck to it.

In order to make it for convenient for everyone, I created a masterlist with links to each day’s post. I really want to know which day you guys liked the most. I know y’all are biased - if you’re a huge EJami fan, I wouldn’t be surprised if you picked the EJami post. Still, I want to know! You can leave a reply or tweet me at @LaylaM1. My favorites are the Renee DiMera gifs (Day 10), Anna DiMera photo set (Day 22), Buried Alive poster (Day 24), and the Eileen Davidson photo set (Day 27). Oh, hell, I love all of my artwork. Haha!

What will I be posting/making after this? Nothing. Yes, seriously. Nothing. I’m going to take a long ass break. I’ll update my board, and that’s pretty much all I’ll be doing that’s artwork-related. Re: requests - Eh, if you ask nicely, I’ll probably do them. I’d prefer not to (because I need a break from Photoshop!), but if you really want me to, I will. I don’t think I will do another challenge like this again - simply because of the outrageous time commitment.

Lastly, I just want to say a huge thank you to all who participated in the challenge. Whether it was by giving me suggestions, retweeting all my tweets, or reblogging/liking my posts, I appreciate it all. There are many awesome people in the Days online community!

31 7 / 2013

30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge 

Day 30: 2013 recap of Days (from January - July)  

2013 has been a fantastic year for Days. Pretty much everything has improved tremendously, IMO. I’m so proud of the show. (Am I being cheesy right now? Yeah, deal.) If the show continues to be this great, no one will be surprised if they sweep the Emmys next year.

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I’ll be posting a text post later today to wrap up the challenge. It’ll include my thoughts on this crazy month-long journey, what I’ll be doing next; basically just a bunch of rambling. You know me. Brevity isn’t my strongest suit, and I don’t want to address everything here because I don’t want to clog up this post… Whoops, am I already doing that? Ha! ;)

Anyway, thank you for following me on this challenge!

30 7 / 2013

Hey everyone!

Just letting you all know that Day 30 of my 30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge won’t be posted until much later - either late at night (like 11 PST) or tomorrow. Sorry, but I refuse to bullshit the last day. I hate delaying it too (especially since I’ve never posted late throughout this entire challenge), but hey, what can you do? Real life chose today to kick my ass! 

But I just want to say thanks to everyone who has reblogged/liked my posts, retweeted my tweets, and shared my pictures. Thank you for making this month long journey fun for me - and I hope you all enjoyed the challenge, too. 

Again, my sincerest apologies for the delay! 

29 7 / 2013

30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge 
Day 29: Women of ‘Days of Our Lives’ (current ontract actresses only) 
After seeing yesterday’s post, you knew that I was going to dedicate today to the ladies of Days… right? I mean, how can I not? They’re fabulous. [This poster only features the current actresses on contract (source: Jason47).]
Anyway, tomorrow is the last day of the challenge! Wow.
If y’all want to view artwork from previous days, click here. I’d appreciate it if you all would spread the word about the challenge (it’s not too late!) on message boards and other sites (e.g. mentioning the challenge, posting my pictures and then linking them back to my Tumblr, reblogging this, etc). Thank you!

30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge 

Day 29: Women of ‘Days of Our Lives’ (current ontract actresses only) 

After seeing yesterday’s post, you knew that I was going to dedicate today to the ladies of Days… right? I mean, how can I not? They’re fabulous. [This poster only features the current actresses on contract (source: Jason47).]

Anyway, tomorrow is the last day of the challenge! Wow.

If y’all want to view artwork from previous days, click here. I’d appreciate it if you all would spread the word about the challenge (it’s not too late!) on message boards and other sites (e.g. mentioning the challenge, posting my pictures and then linking them back to my Tumblr, reblogging this, etc). Thank you!

28 7 / 2013

30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge 
Day 28: Men of Days of our Lives (current contract actors only) 
These are all of the contract actors on Days right now (based on Jason47's list). Re: the whole Bryan/Drake contract thing… I have no idea, but I stuck Bryan in there because I needed another spot to fill. Haha! 
It’s not difficult to predict what tomorrow’s post will feature. ;)
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Click here for more information about my 30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge. To view artwork from previous days, click here. I’d appreciate it if you all would spread the word about the challenge on message boards and other sites (e.g. mentioning the challenge, posting my pictures and then linking them back to my Tumblr, reblogging this, etc). Thank you so much! 

30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge 

Day 28: Men of Days of our Lives (current contract actors only) 

These are all of the contract actors on Days right now (based on Jason47's list). Re: the whole Bryan/Drake contract thing… I have no idea, but I stuck Bryan in there because I needed another spot to fill. Haha! 

It’s not difficult to predict what tomorrow’s post will feature. ;)

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Click here for more information about my 30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge. To view artwork from previous days, click here. I’d appreciate it if you all would spread the word about the challenge on message boards and other sites (e.g. mentioning the challenge, posting my pictures and then linking them back to my Tumblr, reblogging this, etc). Thank you so much! 

27 7 / 2013

30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge 

Day 27: Eileen Davidson 

I think bringing back Eileen Davidson was one of the best decisions Days has made in years. No, I’m not saying that Days’ improvement is because of one character or actress. But IMO, the return of Eileen/Kristen helped  bring in this refreshing vibe that has turned the show around.

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Click here for more information about my 30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge. To view artwork from previous days, click here. I’d appreciate it if you all would spread the word about the challenge on message boards and other sites (e.g. mentioning the challenge, posting my pictures and then linking them back to my Tumblr, reblogging this, etc). Thank you so much!

26 7 / 2013

30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge 

Day 26: Eve Donovan 

Can Eve come back and give Jennifer (ooh, I would so enjoy an Abby vs. Theresa and Eve vs. Jennifer showdown!) a good, snarky bitching? Maybe team up with Theresa to screw with Jennifer and in the process, accidentally kill Daniel? That’d be fucking great. 

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Click here for more information about my 30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge. To view artwork from previous days, click here. I’d appreciate it if you all would spread the word about the challenge on message boards and social networking sites (e.g. mentioning it, posting my pictures and then linking them back to my Tumblr, reblogging this, etc). Thank you.

25 7 / 2013

30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge  

Day 25: Steve “Patch” Johnson

I knew that I wanted to dedicate a day to one of the members of the Johnson family… but why did I pick Patch? Because who else rocks an eye patch and a leather jacket?! Stephen is definitely one of the show’s greatest leading men.

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Click here for more information about my 30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge. To view artwork from previous days, click here. I’d appreciate it if you all would spread the word about the challenge on message boards and social networking sites (e.g. mentioning it, posting my pictures and then linking them back to my Tumblr, reblogging this, etc). Thank you.

24 7 / 2013

30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge 
Day 24: Buried Alive storyline 
Campy and crazy… those two words describe that decade perfectly. It’s impossible to think of Vivian or Carly and not remember this story. I tried to make this look similar to a movie poster - well, not exactly, but I was inspired by the poster for the movie ‘Buried’, which features Ryan Reynolds.
***There are only 6 days left before this challenge is over. So, my question is: Are there any themes you want me to feature? I have several ones in mind (Eve Donovan, Current Days’ cast, Belle/Shawn, Eileen Davidson, Bo Brady, etc), but I’m having difficulty narrowing it down. I would love to hear any suggestions! And no, I won’t be doing any themes that I’ve already done so far. Thank you to everyone who has shared and spread the word about this challenge. I appreciate it so much!***
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Click here for more information about my 30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge. To view artwork from previous days, click here. I’d appreciate it if you all would spread the word about the challenge on message boards and social networking sites (e.g. mentioning it, posting my pictures and then linking them back to my Tumblr, reblogging this, etc). Thank you.

30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge 

Day 24: Buried Alive storyline 

Campy and crazy… those two words describe that decade perfectly. It’s impossible to think of Vivian or Carly and not remember this story. I tried to make this look similar to a movie poster - well, not exactly, but I was inspired by the poster for the movie ‘Buried’, which features Ryan Reynolds.

***There are only 6 days left before this challenge is over. So, my question is: Are there any themes you want me to feature? I have several ones in mind (Eve Donovan, Current Days’ cast, Belle/Shawn, Eileen Davidson, Bo Brady, etc), but I’m having difficulty narrowing it down. I would love to hear any suggestions! And no, I won’t be doing any themes that I’ve already done so far. Thank you to everyone who has shared and spread the word about this challenge. I appreciate it so much!***

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Click here for more information about my 30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge. To view artwork from previous days, click here. I’d appreciate it if you all would spread the word about the challenge on message boards and social networking sites (e.g. mentioning it, posting my pictures and then linking them back to my Tumblr, reblogging this, etc). Thank you.

23 7 / 2013

30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge 

Day 23: Victor and Caroline 

Whenever Victor and Caroline interact, it’s always bittersweet. I love watching them together, but dammit, it also pisses me off because he’s with Maggie instead of his true love, Caroline. He has admitted that “there’s only one woman in the world for me.” You can watch the scene here. Their dynamic is sweet, but thanks to their somewhat messy history, their relationship doesn’t feel artificial or overwhelmingly sappy the way Maggie/Victor’s relationship makes me feel.

Also, I think it’s hilarious how the people who used to love ‘Magic’ (the vomit-inducing nickname for Maggie/Victor) in the beginning now can’t stand the sight of them. I’m proud to have always been a “hater.” (Instead of thinking they were special and refreshing, I thought they were contrived and lame as fuck.) The 5 year old in me wants to point at those fans and laugh at how it took them so long to finally see the light. Haha! Don’t worry - I’m only half kidding. ;)

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For more information about my 30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge, click here. To view artwork from previous days, click here. I’d appreciate it if you all would spread the word about the challenge on message boards and social networking sites (e.g. mentioning it, posting my pictures and then linking them back to Tumblr, reblogging this, etc). Thank you.

22 7 / 2013

30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge 

Day 22: Anna DiMera 

The writers should have brought Anna back when Carrie and Austin returned. Talk about a missed opportunity! But maybe Anna will make an appearance when EJ and Sami get married? I don’t know, but I sure hope so! (On a related note: Can y’all believe that Leann Hunley is 58? Holy cow, right?!) 

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For more information about my 30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge, click here. To view artwork from previous days, click here. I’d appreciate it if you all would spread the word about the challenge on message boards and social networking sites (e.g. mentioning it, posting my pictures and then linking them back to Tumblr, reblogging this, etc). Thank you.

21 7 / 2013

30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge 

Day 21: Lauren Koslow 

She’s such an underrated actress and one of my favorites. Her quirky fashion sense and hair sets her apart. The Koz is one fierce lady!

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For more information about my 30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge, click here. To view artwork from previous days, click here. I’d appreciate it if y’all would spread the word about the challenge on message boards and social networking sites (e.g. mentioning it, posting my pictures and then linking them back to Tumblr, reblogging this, etc). Thank you.

20 7 / 2013

30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge 
Day 20: The Sami and Nicole rivalry 
Whether they’re snarking, yelling, or pulling out each other’s hair, Sami/Nicole scenes are always entertaining.
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For more information about my 30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge, click here. To view artwork from previous days, click here. I’d appreciate it if y’all would spread the word about the challenge on message boards and social networking sites (e.g. mentioning it, posting my pictures and then linking them back to Tumblr, reblogging this, etc). Thank you.

30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge 

Day 20: The Sami and Nicole rivalry 

Whether they’re snarking, yelling, or pulling out each other’s hair, Sami/Nicole scenes are always entertaining.

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For more information about my 30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge, click here. To view artwork from previous days, click here. I’d appreciate it if y’all would spread the word about the challenge on message boards and social networking sites (e.g. mentioning it, posting my pictures and then linking them back to Tumblr, reblogging this, etc). Thank you.

19 7 / 2013

30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge 

Day 19: Stefano DiMera 

Love him, hate him, love to hate him, or don’t care about him - it doesn’t matter. You can’t deny that he’s been a huge part of the show!

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Click here for more information about my 30 Days of DOOL Artwork Challenge. To view artwork from other days, click here. I’d appreciate it if y’all would spread the word about the challenge on message boards and social networking sites (e.g. mentioning it, posting my pictures and then linking them back to Tumblr, reblogging this, etc). Thank you.