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Midnight Mustang Series
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"A Different Breed of Western"

Hello there! You can call me Midnight Mustang, Midnight Mustang Series, Midnight Mustang Art, MMS, or just "Hey you!" if the mood strikes you!
I am a freelance student artist/author and I'm currently focusing my efforts in writing about and depicting the lives of 3 original characters of mine: Cheyenne Wilson (Wovoka), Cameron Wilson (Wovoka), and Christelle Kennedy. Typically, I portray them as teens growing up in a rural ranching community in Humboldt County, NV. Their lives intertwine with the many controversies of the American West such as the BLM's control of the wild horse population, land use, and reservation life for the Paiute (and many other Indian Nations). Cheyenne and Cameron are cousins who both reside on James Wilson (Cameron's father)'s Roaring River Ranch, and both direct (fictional) descendants of Wovoka (or Jack Wilson) who was a Paiute spiritual leader who taught the Ghost Dance religion (which was spread among many Indian Nations, notably the Oglala Lakota). Christelle, on the other hand, is a friend and neighbor of theirs who lives in a somewhat broken home with her mother and irksome stepfather on a Missouri Fox Trotter breeding ranch. My work chronicles their journey of coping with life's many struggles and "coming of age" as well as their relationships with each other and the often portentous world around them.
It has always been a dream of mine to become a published author, and one day that just might come to pass. For now, however, I am young and improving. I've had some struggles with syntax and "awkward language" in my writing, but that is sorting itself out as I continue the thought provoking and heart wrenching process of delving into the world of my characters, one that I've been shaping for the past 4 years.

Of course, I occupy much of my time creating digital and traditional artwork, something that I see in my future as well. I enjoy working with graphite pencils and charcoal, but am open to other media as well. I owe much of my success to the artistic process, as drawing has only enhanced the world of my "Midnight Mustang Series" and made it much more vivid. Recently, I've acquired a Wacom Intuos tablet and am exploring a whole new realm of creation with it (Before my sketch titled "The Girl with the Tattoo on her Chin", everything digital was done with a mouse).

I became enthralled in the American West when I read the Phantom Stallion Series by Terri Farley many years ago, Nevada in particular. However, I have opened my eyes to the vast region and have developed a liking for the Dakotas, Montana, and other states. Perhaps my characters will venture further!
Unfortunately, there is a lot about American History that most people do not know and is not mentioned in school books. In my perspective, it is often taught in a very black and white fashion that does not delve into the complexity of the actual events. For instance, "Thanksgiving", which I refer to as ThanksTaking, is portrayed as a stereotypical culmination of pilgrims and Indians in harmony. In actuality, it was a time of great bloodshed and massacre.
I've always felt that the voices of the various American Indian Nations that resound all around us are ones that are important to listen to. All people can learn and appreciate the traditions, cultures, and languages. Truth, understanding, and respect. That's what I go by.
My personal connection stems from the fact that my great grandfather was Ojibwa, and after he passed on when I was very young, a desire to learn about the nation that he held so dear sparked in me. I carry him with me in everything that I do.
Also, my deep passion for all things equine lies at the heart of my efforts. Horses are like therapy, and these magnificent animals have taught me the meaning of life. A horse's eyes can read one's soul and their huge, floppy ears make them the best listeners of all!

"A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence." -Pam Brown

In addition, I create fan art for the Phantom Stallion Series and AMC's Hell on Wheels. Eddie Spears, who plays Joseph Black Moon in Hell on Wheels is a huge inspiration to me and a photo-reference for my character, Cameron. I had the opportunity to speak to him in a call-in podcast, and he gave me some advice that I will always keep in mind.

Being a very shy person, I treasure the friendships and connections I've formulated while having this very special expressive outlet. If I can support or help out another artist in any way, I certainly will try to!

Feel free to drop me a note, hit my tumblr ask box, or leave a comment on my Wordpress blog if you have a question, comment, or suggestion (I do not bite, I promise!). I love conversing and collaborating about everything and anything!

"Believe in yourself, anything is possible no matter who you are, or where you come from. Find your path and stay on it, if you want something bad enough, nothing can stop you." -Eddie Spears

Happy Trails to all! :)

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I was tagged by the wonderful ApocaWarCry a month ago, so here is my belated response! :)

 RULESInstant Fave I 

  • You MUST post these rules.
  • Each person has to share 10 things about themselves.
  • Answer the 10 questions asked to you and invent 10 questions (I am ignoring this part....rebellious LOL) the people your tag will have to answer.
  • Choose the 10 people and put them on your journal.
  • Go to their page to inform them they are tagged. (Don't have to, since there are notifications)
  • Not something like "You are tagged if you read that."
  • You have to legitimately tag 10 people. (I am just gonna be lazy and not tag anyone. Feel free to respond to DWW's questions as well if you feel like it, though)
  • No tag-backs.
  • You can't say you don't do tags. (Actually, it's fine if you don't do this even if I tagged you. xD)
  • YOU MUST MAKE A JOURNAL ENTRY, NOT COMMENT.
(Hey..don't make the rules, just copied and pasted them) 

Instant Fave I 10 "amazing" facts about me XDInstant Fave I




1) I am a Downton Abbey Addict. This was a recent development...


2) I daydream 95% of the time... You could say I've got my head in the clouds.

3) The life of my Midnight Mustang Series characters is about to take a crazy turn. I am totally mixin' everything up. Muahahahahahahahahhaaa.

4) I am being repetitive, but period dramas (books and movies) are basically my favorite things ever. Recently, I saw Belle, Anonymous (This one isn't perfect, but it is entertaining), and The Railway Man. AND in the absence of Hell on Wheels, I've watched some Hatfields and McCoys.


5) I am obsessed with Ladurée Macarons. They are the divine delight of my life. 


5) I am a ridiculously competitive person but I don't like to compete. I know. That makes no sense.

6) Chocolate sends me into laughing fits of hysteria. It's really ridiculous. 

7) I am a one of those people who won't leave the house without sunscreen. I am such a freak about my skin. 

8) I could spend all day reading. And eating macarons and petting my cat.

9) There is never I day in which I don't think about my first pony, A fiery flaxen chestnut named Enrico. He was diagnosed with Cushings Disease, which was rough. I wasn't with him until he was much older, but words can't even describe how much he meant to me and still means to me. Here he was in his prime:

Enrico was a Welsh pony X Hanoverian cross and was sent to the U.S. from Germany. He actually sired a foal back in Germany, who became a champion pony jumper named Erickson. Heart 

10) I love history. It is so fascinating. Just everything about it. But you already knew that!


Responses: 


1. Do you think you are odd?

Yes, in many ways I certainly am. LOL. I feel like I am such a contradictory person sometimes. For instance, I am so severely introverted, yet I have a zeal for public speaking (Odd, huh?) and many of my interests are very far fetched from that of my peers.
2. Would your rather have a pet Jaguar or leopard? Whats his or hers name?

Jaguar. I would call him Munchkin. I really don't know why.

3. State a fact that your strongly believe in

"Laws that allow us to diminish the humanity of anybody are NOT laws" -John Davinier (Belle)

WOW. I really need to stop quoting movies, LOL!

4. If you could travel back into time only once, what would you do?
Hmmmm.... so many choices. Maybe I'd flash back to Edwardian England or the post-Civil War U.S.......or some Victorian aristocracy in France. So many choices.....
Oh! Elizabethan England was interesting as well. Yeah, I can't choose one! 

5. Do you play and instrument?

I used to play the flute. But I didn't practice much and it was kind of a fail.

Waayyyyyyyyy back in the 5th grade I was a total recorder whiz though....Laugh 

6.Whats the most coolest place you have been to?

My favorite vacation ever was to London. Everything about that city entices me. Also, Winchester England was so quaint! I did some serious horseback riding there and LOVED it. I want to go back, but not before I do some traveling to Nevada and South Dakota first! I hope to visit some wild horse sanctuaries. 

7. Are you a dog person, a cat person or a Dog-cat person like me? I am a dummy!

I have six cats (I know what you're thinking...CRAZZZYYY cat lady) and two of them are feral that we basically rescued a few years ago, so I love cats. I really like dogs too, but sadly I've never had the pleasure of adopting one.
8. Got any cool jokes? Say one!! please? Adorable 

Jokes...let's see.... I hate to be dull but I can't think of a good one off of the top of my head.... :juggle: revamp 
9. Do you have any heroes?

Yes. All writers and artists inspire me. So does any one who has taken risks in their life and embraced adventure and realized their dreams. Nothin' more powerful than that. 
ALSO, numerous historical figures but the list is a LOONNNGGG one!

10. Whats your dream life?

Mine would be going to art school in London and traveling and just seeing things and expanding my horizons. Then, whenever I was financially stable, I would also get a ranch in the western United States and go between the two. OH! And I'd also like to be an author. That would be the life. But it's kind of a far fetched dream right now. *sighs*



AND....That's all for now! 
  • Reading: In the Spirit of Crazy Horse by Peter Matthiessen

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NutmegRufRuf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
We miss you on dA! Waaaah!  
I know you've been super busy tho! Anytime, log on and say hi! Hug 
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WithersandWings Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the multiple faves! :)
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Miyazaki-Heiwa Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav ! :D
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Darcise Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014

Thank you so much for the watch dear! :heart:
Hope you’re gonna enjoy my future works. :hug::rose:

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Kaymaro Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for watch La la la la 
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MidnightMustangArt Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are so welcome! I'm really excited to see your future works! XD
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NutmegRufRuf Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Hi! Thanks for da kind llama!
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MidnightMustangArt Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! Nod 
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NutmegRufRuf Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Mr. Anonymous Yep...thnx for dat llama. I enjoyed it a lot!!

haha sry for the mysterious text! But literally, thanks! 
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MidnightMustangArt Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad that a single llama brings you so much joy, my friend! :happybounce: 
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