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mgilpin
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Not that I have anything new to say.  Just bored with the old entry.

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nnamrob Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Hey mgilpin,

did you see my comment about using a photo of yours for a bookcover?
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Thomayne Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
HOLY CRAP - DOES THIS MEAN YOU ARE BACK?? Hope so...
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mgilpin Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
not exactly. just checking in. I may scan and post some recent analog work, though.
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Thomayne Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
The more the merrier. Has been a long time.
Cheers,
Dickson
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Umbresh Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012   General Artist
You have been featured in my journal [link]
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mgilpin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
thanks.
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ThePlaidPoltergeist Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
I find you on my mind at 7 30 am.
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mgilpin Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
funny, I didn't think of you till almost 8am.
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UNIQUA Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
hello there, how r u friend?:)
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mgilpin Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
busy. went back to work a couple years ago. and have no free time anymore.

how are you?
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