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Journal Entry: Sat Oct 10, 2015, 7:23 PM

Hello internet,

Just a short journal entry to let the world know I'm still around. I haven't been that active on social media these past few months. To tell the truth, I realized it was taking too much of my time, which would be better spent doing creative things. I've been doing lots of commissioned work and sketching this summer, some of which I'm going to share as soon as I get around to it.

Meanwhile, I just finished my latest painting:

Pilgrimage by MJWilliam

There's a lot more where that came from. Stay tuned. :plotting:

Thank all you to all you great kindred spirits who've faved, watched, and commented... and wished me a happy birthday back in July. Those wishes meant a lot, and I'm sorry it took me this long to acknowledge it, but better late than never. :iconflyingheartsplz:




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  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: "If I Die Young" by Band Perry
  • Reading: The Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer
  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Playing: Wolfenstein Old Blood
  • Eating: Mexican
  • Drinking: coffee


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Maria J. William
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Hi there, and welcome to my gallery! I'm a self-taught artist/illustrator, and I've been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. I've been doing art professionally for about 12 years.

Many things have inspired and influenced my work, from the Far East to the Pre-Raphaelites to post-apocalyptic and steampunk fiction. I love to blend fantastic and real life elements. My work is mostly traditional, but I also do some digital art here and there. I'm a creativity junkie and can't live without making things and experimenting.

I believe we creative people are never truly complete, and continue learning and discovering ourselves for as long as we live. It's like a pilgrimage to our muses, and I'm enjoying mine for all it's worth, cracks in the road and all. I don't really care about pushing the envelope or being a visionary, I just like to paint pretty things that I hope will bring people joy.

I live in Brooklyn, NY with my husband, our two young sons, two trusty feline sidekicks, and more books and movies than we have room for. When I'm not appeasing that finicky, fickle art muse, I hang out with my family, write novels I hope to someday publish, dabble in photography, and play a delicious profusion of violent videogames.

Thanks for looking, and alons-y!


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gnumpf Featured By Owner 21 hours ago
Thanks for +fav my Move-over!
MJWilliam Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Wessonnative Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
Thanks for the Favorites.
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
PaulWeber Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favorite.
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
ArnelSaric Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
First of all, love your work. Really do. You simply rule blending the different elements in one scene.

Come check out my stuff and get very, very disappointed. I'm here to make you feel better about yourself all the time! :D
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL, thank you! I appreciate the kind words! :)
MagnusMansson Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Maria!
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure!
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