July 2006 MOM renapd

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July 2006 MOM renapd | renapd, VOM
Who is renapd? I was born in Greece but always considered USA as my second home. A Napoleon High/Ohio graduate -class of 77, where I was an Exchange Student plus a few more years during my first marriage in Faurt Lauderdale,Florida. I've traveled all over the world thanks to my long career as a PA in Professional Sound but I gave all that up a couple of years ago to dedicate myself in my dream - creating full time for Poser and staying home! Addictions can be risky but I took my chances and I don't regret it! I'm happilly married for 20 years and the proud mother of five sons - but don't get fooled, I've always been the man of the house! :) People who know me well describe me as stubborn, dedicated, Mediterranean, loyal friend, always an optimist and a dreamer who easily fires up thanks to my Mediterranean tempter but too easy to forgive and forget as well! How long have you have you been involved in digital art? I became involved with digital art by accident in 1997! I downloaded a free pak of Bryce wall papers and I was fascinated by what I saw. I bought the application the very next day! But landscapes can get easily boring without people to populate your scenes..so eventually I discovered Poser 2 and I got hooked for life! :) What are you currently working on? Costumes have always been my fetish! Thanks to Thomas Hauge (thip) and his endless patience with my outrageous demands - we have created a line of RT-costumes that are classics. Right now we're in the process of bringing to life the Russian ladies that will accompany the Hussars. We have planned the clothing carefully so the outcome will cover all Eras - from Imperial peasants and aristocracy to contemporary stage lady dancers. I admit that I just can't wait to see the final part of their accessories.. the hats I've designed for poor Thomas are a true modeling challenge! But he never fails me! :) What software do you use and why? When it comes to texturing I'm an unorthodox! I hate PhotoShop and I always use Corel's Photopaint. It was the graphics application I first got involved with in the office and I've always believed that one should stick to what he knows best without mysteries in the interface! I can work in Photopaint even with my eyes closed so why give in to standards? Makes no sense to me! Besides Poser and Photopaint,UVmapper Pro and 3Dexploration are always open at the same time too as I'm impatient and I want to have a sneak preview of how the work flow goes! :) Where do you find inspiration for your products? Mostly in true Art! I love studying paintings & statues of all eras, imagine how a rich outfit like that would look in Poser. When I want to relax I just surf around galleries and museums and never walk away without half a dozen of new ideas! Do you have any advice for aspiring Digital Content Developers? I most certainly do! Be patient and never compromise to do what you think will sell well fast.. get involved in projects that you love doing! Once inspired you put your heart in your work and the best of you comes out.. that's priceless! Eventually clients will have to be blind not to notice the difference! How has this online community (Renderosity) enhanced your work, relationships, and learning? The 'Rosity community has been my home since I got involved with Poser - I still recall the days the site was just a few purple and white pages with lots of free magical downloads! :) I met my best friend right here online in Renderosity and I was lucky enough she turned out to be a neighbor. I was privileged to meet Jim Moore, an extraordinary person till the day he died a few years ago. We never met in person but I knew his soul and I'll always recall him as one of the most incredible people I came across in life. I met my mentor Paul Hafelli who tutored me privately in almost anything I know about lights, posing and gallery images! Dozens and dozens of others that stay close to my heart up to this very date and they are True Family although we know we'll never meet! I believe that's an incredible, magical bond that can't be found in any other place but here! Do you have any final words? Sure.. I can't think of any better Birthday present than the one you've just given me guys - I was born on July 2nd! :)
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Member Opinions:
By: karanta on 7/2/06
Congratulation Rena :) Very well deserved!

By: OpenMindDesign on 7/2/06
Thats Great Rena, congrats on your sales :)

By: SndCastie on 7/2/06
Way to Go Rena well deserved for such a beautiful person :O)

By: danae on 7/3/06
Congratulations Rena!!! A well deserved spotlight for one of Rendo's best!

By: FantastArt on 7/3/06
Congratulations from me, too! Well deserved! Your products are fantastic!

By: StevieG1965 on 7/3/06
Congrats!! Very much deserved for a fantastic artist.

By: Stormi on 7/3/06
Rena you DEFINATELY deserve this honor. Seems like I've known you for years....er well I have *sheephish grin* Not only are you a talented artist you are one of the kindest people I know. I'm so happy for you! *HUGS*

By: 4blueyes on 7/3/06
Congratulations Rena :) Your creations are so beautiful and so different from anything else out there!

By: FutureFantasyDesign on 7/3/06
Congrates Rena!!! You absolutely ROCK!
Ariana

By: RoseMoxon on 7/3/06
congrats... i totally enjoy your products. this is well deserved.

By: Richabri on 7/3/06
Oh wow Rena - a big congrats on this well deserved distinction! Not only are you a very talented artist but you're one heck of wonderful lady as well :) Congrats again :)

By: drifterlee on 7/3/06
Wonderful and congratualtions!!!! I adore your textures!!!

By: bovi on 7/3/06
*applauds* *Fanfare* Congrats! :-D

By: jennblake on 7/3/06
I am thrilled you have been given this recognition! You are a true artist.

By: Dave-So on 7/3/06
Way to go Rena...congrats :)
And Happy Birthday again.

By: BonBonish on 7/3/06
Congratulation Rena ! I continue to adore your talent :)... and I wish you a very happy B-day :)...

By: DTHUREGRIF on 7/3/06
Congrats, Rena! And happy birthday from a fellow Cancer.

By: Yanelis3D on 7/3/06
I am very happy about this event. I can see your art from your promo's and every creative texture for clothing you create. The thing is... i wish i could own the clothing pack you make textures for so I can ilustrate it with your textures. I am always amazed with the creativity, dedication you put in your products... Also is a very inspirative source for other artist. You have inspired me in some personal work with your designs and creations. We have never talked but,you always have been and will be my source of admiration and inspiration :)

By: Freja on 7/4/06
Congrats Rena :-) Well deserved!

By: Artemis on 7/4/06
congrats!! very well deserved!!!

By: rockets on 7/4/06
I'm just so darned happy for you sweetie...what a well deserved honor! Your interview is great and I can see your spunky personality coming out in it! I'm really surprised to learn that you have five sons (I have five daughters) and had to laugh when you said you were the man of the family (queen is probably more like it!). Congratulations again Rena and happy Birthday a couple of days late!
~Carol~

By: Lisbeth on 7/4/06
Congratulation Rena!! Well deserved :o)

By: Angelmoon on 7/4/06
Congratulations!!!! Big talent - you deserve it sooo much :o)

By: JenX on 7/4/06
Congratulations, Rena! An excellent choice for MOM! :D

By: rgathje on 7/4/06
Congrats, you deserve it. And Happy Birthday. I have several of your items and I think you do excellent work.

By: sapphy on 7/4/06
Congratulations Rena, well deserved and happy birthday!

By: laetia on 7/4/06
ooooh! YAY! Congrats Rena!!! Great big hugs! I'm so proud of you!! (and Happy Birthday!!!)

By: Shardz on 7/4/06
Congratulations on this great honor! Your products are so detailed and amazingly well crafted, this is truly deserved! My best to you and Happy Birthday!

By: DisneyFan on 7/4/06
Yay, Rena! I joined the Poser community about a year after you did, so I've been watching (and downloading :)) your stuff for years, and it just gets better and better! Congrats, and happy birthday! :)

By: nirvy on 7/4/06
I am so happy and proud of you Hon! You are definitely someone I look up to and the dearest and most unselfish person I know!
You create masterpieces and not solely textures: each product of yours is a tiny treasure! Totally and absolutely well deserved!!!

By: -BrandyE- on 7/4/06
congrats, Rena :) well deserved

By: pacman323 on 7/4/06
congratulation to you all your stuff are very impressive & for my part i can feel your passion in work because all your stuff are so detailed great great job you do
and happy birthday then :p
thx again for all your stuff you do for us
and once again congratulation!!!

By: panko on 7/4/06
May I also add my voice to these of the happy crowd here in standing ovation for an outstanding artist...?

By: pacman323 on 7/4/06
congratulation for all your products are so nice and usefull
we can see your passion for this in every details you do for your textures
all you do is like a pearl for our 3d world thx for this
and happy birthday it s a real present you receive for this day and you really deserve for this
thx again

By: DarkAngelGenesis on 7/4/06
I am very glad to see that you are chosen! Your work is amazing. I hope you had a very happy birthday.

By: Virtual_World on 7/4/06
I always admired your work. Congratulations, you deserved it!

By: MKeyes on 7/4/06
She best knows me as mercedesk! But I am a true admirer of all that she has done and continues to do! An artistic genius and inspiration! You Go Girl! Because that reward has long belonged to you!!!!

By: thip on 7/4/06
In my totally biased opinion noone could deserve this honor more. Myself being a complete hack and the laziest creator in this or any community, I can truly admire your unique blend of talent and workaholism !!! ;o)

By: Dragonluna1 on 7/4/06
Way to go, Rena!!! Hugs =)

By: Tamela.J. on 7/5/06
Big CONGRATS to you sweetie!! I honestly cant tyink of anyone that deserves this as much as you do!! Lotsa HUGZ

By: JosephineAu on 7/5/06
Hi Rena,
I have been a fan for a long time and I still have some of your early stuff. Congratulations on being merchant of the month.

By: dwilmes on 7/5/06
Readers, don't let Thip kid you about being lazy -- remember, he makes the myriad of models that Rena textures!
Congratulations to you both, it has been a LONG time that both of you have been contributing to the Poser world, both together and separately.
And happy birthday Rena!

By: KymJ on 7/5/06

Congratulations girl. Five boys ? lord!!! you deserve a medal LOL. This is an honor so thoroughly deserved and I'm thrilled for you.

Way to go!! ...oh and belated happy birthday too :)

Kym

By: SophiD on 7/5/06
Bravo Rena!! Very well-deserved!! :)

By: hongyu on 7/5/06
You have powerful imagination and great personality!

By: lululee on 7/5/06
Congrats. You so deserve this. Your textures are always amazing works of ART.
Happy Birthday.

By: Firebirdz on 7/5/06
Wow!!! BIG CONGRATS! You work so hard and you deserve this Rena. Happy Birthday too!

By: judith on 7/5/06
Congrats to a very talented artist and a happy belated birthday Hun. We're only a day (and a few years) apart :)

By: TalonGE on 7/5/06
Class of 77??? Too cool. Me too. I've always loved your work, the best, most exciting textures in the buisness, and some of the slickest designs for outfits. And a belated welcome to the USA,... Talon.

By: noggin on 7/5/06
Hey Rena, good to hear a little about you! It's about time you where MOM (rather than mum_ now that was a surprise! 5 sons!my goodness!)
Your artwork has always inspired _ your work with thip, always amazing.
Long may you create such beautiful clothing.
3d late but a very happy birthday

hugs
Nigel

By: DarkAngelGrafics on 7/5/06
Congratulation Rena!

By: Thorne on 7/5/06
Congrats Rena! I know you've worked hard for this ;)

By: ghoyle1 on 7/5/06
Your attention to detail and originality shines through. I've enjoyed your work since I first saw it on PoserStyle. Brava!

By: Steel2Wolf on 7/6/06
Hi Rena :) This is the first time I've seen your face and you surprised me by being much prettier than my simple mind was capable of imagining. :) You know I love your artwork, and combined with Thip you both excel :) A wonderful recognition for a wonderful girl. You earned it, you deserve it, now do it again. :)
Steel

By: GreyRandall on 7/6/06
Congratulations! My favorite clothing maker (and story teller!)

By: Bez on 7/6/06
Congratulations Rena, well deserved :)

By: Aery_Soul on 7/6/06
This is really a deserved recognition Rena!! Your style is unique and inspiring and your energies and imagination really endless they speak out loud for the girl that's behind them ;); it's always been a pleasure to work with you :)!
As Shanim & Siliphiel

By: WildPepsiChild on 7/6/06
A well deserved accolade, Rena is the Olivia de Beradinis of the 3D World!!

By: Daio on 7/6/06
Congratulations Rena! This recognition of your amazing talent was long overdue.

By: Tavia3D on 7/6/06
Congratulations Rena! Bravo Bravo!

By: Trelawney on 7/6/06
Great products - and a very well deserved award recognition - Congratulations! >8o)

By: Orio on 7/6/06
Congratulations Rena.

By: Kinouk on 7/6/06
Congratulations Rena :) You sure have earned it. You do beautiful work!! hugz

By: Acadia on 7/7/06
Congratulations. Well deserved :) I've bought several packages from your store and have never regreted a single purchase. You produce exceptional quality that can be counted on to be everything expected and more.

By: infinity10 on 7/7/06
congrats

think I have some of your items
:)

By: Jazzmin on 7/7/06
Congrats Rena! It's about damn time :0)
and um, five boys?? OH MY GAWD... LOL I have one boy whose always kept me on my toes so I can only imagine what five would be like.

So glad you won MOM and happy belated birthday!!

By: Syltermermaid on 7/7/06
If someone deserve it than you, you are full of surprising ideas!! I'm since I started a fan of yours! Congrats, Rena!!!!

By: LilOne on 7/8/06
A bit late, but yay, hip hip hooray for you, Rena! Stunning textures, always, and I love it when you and thip work together! Congratulations!

By: Savant on 7/8/06
A well deserved, long overdue recognition of your outstanding work. Congratulations and all the best for the future.

By: PhilC on 7/8/06
*raises hat to one of the all time greats* :)

By: Mint3D on 7/8/06
Gongratulations Rena, if someone deserves this, its you! Have seen lot of merchants here during these years and no one works as hard or dedicated as you !!! 5 Boys WOW, i got one and he is full of work i canīt even imagine how to handle 5 LOL ;)

By: GabyTrautmann on 7/8/06
Congratulations Rena and happy birthday.

By: Lyne on 7/9/06
OH this is wonderful!! Congratulations Rena!!! Your textures have ALWAYS made poser clothes so very extra special!!!

By: madmaxh on 7/9/06
Many congratulations, Rena. Thanks for the inspiration and all the great stuff over the years. Bravo! *D

By: ericfarris on 7/10/06
Congrats my friend!!!!!

By: vshane on 7/10/06
Congratulations Rena!

By: shadownet on 7/12/06
Hi Rena! Happy Happy! On the birthday. And Big congrats on the MOM! I've been a long standing admirer of your work! :O)

By: Ilenora on 7/12/06
You are very worthy of this title!! Congratulations!!

By: brycek on 7/13/06
Congratulations Rena..Well Deserved!!

By: VictoriaPrainito on 7/13/06
Love your products! You sooooooooo deserve this honor hun. I was very happy to see you were chosen this month. I usually do not comment much, lol, but I felt compelled to share my happines. Give yourself a pat on the back, you deserve it! Kudos!! Hugs 'n Kisses to ya!

By: JurgenDoe on 7/14/06
Congrats Rena you deserve it most. I'm happy to come sometimes back after my bad accedent and see good things happening. You're worth it. :)

By: tralfaz on 7/14/06
Congrats! You are one of my fav vendors, such wonderful textures, MAKE MORE !!!

By: sirocco on 7/15/06
Congrats Filenada! I'm sooooo very happy and proud for you 'busy bee' :)

By: Kimberly.3D on 7/15/06
Yes your textures are impressive! Thanks!

By: Crimmy on 7/16/06
Congratulations and thank you for all the great stuff you do! You're like me... you see something that fascinates you and you're hooked for life!

By: Mahna on 7/17/06
Congratulations Rena! ;-)

By: romanceworks on 7/18/06
Congrats, Rena, So well deserved, for you are a tireless worker with an incredible dedication to excellence. You are so talented, so very generous, not to mention a gorgeous Greek. And five sons, too. Wow. CC

By: evinrude on 7/21/06
Congratulations! Your costumes are beautiful: Wolf's Pact, Maharaja, and Cossacks are still the most impressive and accurate period collections that I've seen. Bravissima!

By: pokeydots on 7/24/06
Congrats! Your products are always A1!

By: pokeydots on 7/24/06
Congrats! Your products are always A1!

By: klytning on 7/25/06
I am SO-O impressed with your creations and the work that you've put into them! CONGRATZ!

By: mapps on 7/27/06
Congrats :-)

By: ilona on 7/27/06
It was about time your name would get here and so well deserved. You are an inspiration to us all and who knows you , knows that you are also an inspiration in life. Congratulations sweetie!!!!!!!!!!

By: renapd on 7/30/06
Thank you all for your kind words guys! I'll keep on trying my hardest never to fail you! :) - Rena


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