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Happy 2014!

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 31, 2013, 7:21 PM
Happy New Year, peeps. Let's make it a great one.
:iconhappynewyear2plz:

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FEATURES:

Christmas Surprise by raysheaf Messenger from the north by Darkki1
Christmas The Gathering by JanneO

merry xmas by tuyetdinhsinhvat Merry Christmas 2013 by atomhawk Ice lady by gaolst
Sleeping Reindeer by ewaludwi The Last White Christmas by Vablo 32.1 by absentiae

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  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Dishonored OST
  • Reading: e-mails
  • Watching: Dexter
  • Playing: Dishonored
  • Eating: sandwich
  • Drinking: coffee

Merry Christmas!

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 24, 2013, 4:24 PM
Wishing all my watchers and friends a very Merry Christmas, and a happy, creative 2014!

Merry christmas everybody by MenInASuitcase

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FEATURES:

Christmas Surprise by raysheaf Messenger from the north by Darkki1
Christmas The Gathering by JanneO

merry xmas by tuyetdinhsinhvat Merry Christmas 2013 by atomhawk Ice lady by gaolst
Sleeping Reindeer by ewaludwi The Last White Christmas by Vablo 32.1 by absentiae

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Art & CSS by MJWilliam
  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: Honor For All
  • Reading: Game Of Thrones
  • Watching: Homeland
  • Playing: Resident Evil 6
  • Eating: cookies
  • Drinking: milk

How To Feel Miserable As An Artist

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 9, 2013, 12:59 PM


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Winter's Song by Katerina-Art Thief - Under The Bridge by MatLatArt Girl in mirror 2 of 2 by everlite
Wisdom by ElvenstarArt Last Impression by Qrumzsjem steam by islandtime
Winter Wonderland by MayumiOgihara Where children have to go by KuldarLeement In Flames by FrantisekSpurny
The Ever Young by ekukanova War-on-Kinkade-02 by AlienArtisan Untitled Feild Camrea by DustinPanzino

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  • Mood: Seasonal
  • Listening to: Honor For All
  • Reading: Game Of Thrones
  • Watching: Revolution
  • Playing: Dishonored
  • Eating: sandwich
  • Drinking: coffee

Happy Thanksgiving

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 28, 2013, 1:09 PM
It's that time of the year again. Turkeys and stuffing and gravy oh my.

What am I thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Let's see. I'm thankful for my family, which at one point I thought I'd never have, because I refused forcing the kind of crappy childhood I had on my own children.

I'm thankful my family is healthy and won't have to face the horrors of socialized medicine being shoved down our throats for a long time.

I'm thankful I still have my business (which according to some I didn't build).

I'm thankful I'm still able to freely create and share art (regardless of how many hate mails I get about "Endure").

I'm thankful I'm still allowed to write this journal entry without fear of persecution.

I'm thankful there's still peace and relative civility in our neck of the woods.

I'm thankful my kids are not yet being brainwashed into believing their parents are evil for being successful and loving their country.

I'm thankful to be able to eat turkey and mashed potatoes today, and that they haven't yet been outlawed on the grounds of being unhealthy or animal cruelty.

Heck, I'm glad Thanksgiving itself hasn't been outlawed as a "celebration of racist barbarity" [sic.]

What, this isn't what you expected to read this Thanksgiving? Is this too depressing for your tastes? Would you rather I share my favorite turkey recipe or talk about my plans for a new art book? Are you wondering if I woke up on the wrong side of the bed today? No. Truth is, I've contemplated writing something along these lines for a long time, because I feel that a time may soon come when I won't have the luxury of speaking out, or even creating art freely; because I have thousands of watchers, and I figured if I can reach at least some of you, then it's worth it.

This isn't just for you Americans. Unless you've lived in a cave during the last decade or so, you know the world is a very dark place right now. The very way of life we Americans are celebrating today is under attack all across the board by those who believe themselves intellectually and morally superior to the rest of us, and who believe that people don't deserve to be free and self-sufficient, and are to be herded like cattle; people who are so enamored with the idea of equality and political correctness that they'd rather everyone in the world lives in a mud hut as long as they're "equal".

If I've pissed you off, I'm sorry, but I'm just one insignificant voice. Feel free to unwatch me, shake off my words, and go back to watching football and the Kardashiands and eating your turkey and believing it'll always be this way. And if you've actually embraced your own growing slavery and cheer your masters on... well, I feel sorry for you, because you're digging your own grave and don't even know it. Please don't leave me nasty comments, I've heard it all before and I'm way past caring. Just delete and move on.

To all others, if you know what I'm talking about, and especially if you've been directly impacted by the bad things happening in the world, I embrace you and ask you to hang in there. I'm tremendously thankful for you, for your friendship and support throughout the years. I wish you a fun and yummy Thanksgiving, and call on you to make today not just a day of celebration but reflection, and to truly be thankful for what we have today, to not take it for granted, to appreciate the things that really matter.

Happy Thanksgiving. :heart:

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Winter's Song by Katerina-Art Thief - Under The Bridge by MatLatArt Girl in mirror 2 of 2 by everlite
Wisdom by ElvenstarArt Last Impression by Qrumzsjem steam by islandtime
Winter Wonderland by MayumiOgihara Where children have to go by KuldarLeement In Flames by FrantisekSpurny
The Ever Young by ekukanova War-on-Kinkade-02 by AlienArtisan Untitled Feild Camrea by DustinPanzino

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Art & CSS by MJWilliam
  • Mood: Hope
  • Listening to: Dishonored soundtrack
  • Reading: Game Of Thrones
  • Watching: The Lives Of Others
  • Playing: Dishonored
  • Eating: Turkey
  • Drinking: Coffee

Another DD, wow!

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 1, 2013, 8:21 AM
So my piece "Allego" got a DD today:

Allegro by MJWilliam

Totally unexpected and totally made my day! Thank you so much to zidaria for suggesting and jane-beata for featuring!

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Horse by sheeroo3 Insomnia by Pino44io Shinjuku Night by Pajunen

Fly Away by frecklefaced29 Artificial flowers by DmitryGrebenkov float like a feather by islandtime

Still Life with Flowers by DChernov Encroaching Wastes by noahbradley Fisherman by FieryWolf

Medusa by deivicarvalho Zatopiona Swiatynia by AleksanderKarcz Where the wild things live 01 by Choiseul

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Art & CSS by MJWilliam
  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Radio
  • Reading: Game Of Thrones
  • Watching: The Walking Dead
  • Playing: L.A. Noire
  • Eating: Breakfast
  • Drinking: Water

So many ideas, so little time...

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 6, 2013, 7:22 PM
Hello friends old and new! :wave:

I'm terrible about updating this thing. Just a small note to let everyone know I'm not dead, just busy. This summer has been great, with many new projects and some much-needed time-off. I spent a wonderful week horseback riding at a ranch upstate NY, and this is the result (along with some other WIPs):

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Hope everyone had a great summer!

:iconheartballoonplz:

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FEATURES:

Horse by sheeroo3 Insomnia by Pino44io Shinjuku Night by Pajunen

Fly Away by frecklefaced29 Artificial flowers by DmitryGrebenkov float like a feather by islandtime

Still Life with Flowers by DChernov Encroaching Wastes by noahbradley Fisherman by FieryWolf

Medusa by deivicarvalho Zatopiona Swiatynia by AleksanderKarcz Where the wild things live 01 by Choiseul

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Art & CSS by MJWilliam
  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: I Can't Decide by Scissor Sisters
  • Reading: Game Of Thrones
  • Watching: Cloud Atlas
  • Playing: Deus Ex Human Revolution
  • Eating: Pasta
  • Drinking: Wine

Warning: scam

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 26, 2013, 3:17 PM
Hello peeps! :wave:

I'd like to post a warning to all my fellow artists: if you ever receive an e-mail from one "Tyler H. Stewart" with an e-mail address stewart.htyler@yahoo.com, or "Tyler He" with the e-mail address of he.tyler@yahoo.com inquiring about purchasing your original art or commissioning a piece of original art, DO NOT respond. Delete it and forget it. It's a scam.

He will pick one of your most expensive pieces, and will tell you he wants you to ship it overseas. He'll tell you he doesn't trust UPS or Fedex and would prefer to use a private shipping agent. If you bite, he'll send you a check. Once you get the check, you'll realize that it's for more than double the amount you've asked for your art. He'll want you to deposit the check and then deduct the remaining cash (which will be more than the price of your art) to pay his "shipping agent" upon pickup. :roll:

These bastards are getting more and more sophisticated these days. Be very careful whom you deal with. This is a great site to keep track of all these scammers:

stopartscams.blogspot.com/

On a brighter note... Happy spring! :sun: :love:


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FEATURES:

Traditional:
Apsara by Yoann-Lossel 05 by mitamitauzo Flores by yuriko-shirou Indian by Satoriaxial

Digital:
Stormclouds by Rechka Apocalina by wicked-fairytale Sad Songs Of Hope by Acrylicdreams Cuculus,casablanca ,and bones by SeanSoong

Photography:
Wang Hui by xc222 Open window by Pajunen little princess by swakowska And where we are nowhere to be by ZewarPhotography

Sketches:
DOODLE ART: Keep Calm And Draw by kerbyrosanes Sketch by LZinverse Moleskine 3 sketch by Sabinerich Angel vs Demon by FinalKnight6



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I love Horses by WishmasterAlchemistMedic Stamp by Wolf-Shadow77Procrastinators unite by OnigiriMonsterLolcat Stamp by Kezzi-RoseStamp: I love cats by jelloweenMarine Stamp : Family Member by AnnetteksMatrix stamp by KaazielObama Doh stamp by RedTuskerFallout 3 Stamp by PrincessJadenI love Owls by WishmasterAlchemistSupernatural stamp by kshapiroDW TARDIS Stamp by TwilightProwlerSpongebob Movie Stamp-Heroes by littiotI am allergic to bull by SheilaBrinsonDieting by lonelycrow9-11 Tribute Stamp by KahunaSniperWhere's My Super Suit Stamp by Teeter-Echidna:thumb63350809:L4D2 - Ellis Stamp by KikiLimeI Heart ACEOs by ClubACEORadioactive Stamp by PockyPerson32I Hate Summer Stamp by Skarlet-RavenPro Capitalist Stamp by RedTuskerI support OMNOMNOM by VovosuntPower to the Bauer by DinogabyRead Before You Comment by LeoLeonardo.: Art is my drug Stamp :. by Shien-RaAttention Whore Stamp by FroggyMuddGame On by KyllianStamp- dA For Art Not Porn by aisucafeI love gasmasks by xnih1lo


Art & CSS by MJWilliam
  • Mood: Annoyed
  • Listening to: Radio
  • Reading: Downsiders
  • Watching: The Avengers
  • Playing: Tomb Raider
  • Eating: sandvich nom nom
  • Drinking: coffee

Art catalogue feature

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:49 AM
"Lady Sun" has been featured in the "Customer Art" section of the current print catalogue from Cheap Joe's Art Stuff!




(Click to enlarge)

They only feature 26 images, I'm honored! Thank you, Cheap Joe's!
:iconvictorydanceplz:

If you don't know Cheap Joe's, you should. It's a great place to buy supplies! ---> www.cheapjoes.com/

:love:

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FEATURES:

A Frozen Eternity by Tolkyes A Little Bird Told Me by CaroleHumphreys Happy New Year by uvar Birdflowers: Poinsettia - Dec. by windfalcon

Lady Winter by cinnosula .: Lonely Rail :. by Hikari151 Munchausen Adventures 2 by Anuk Winter sunset by Fel-X

Christmas' atmosphere by do0dz 2012-015 Welcome by pearwood Cottage, Moon and Stars by quintz Snowy Owl:winter time by Dferous

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  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: "Lucky", Jason Mraz
  • Reading: teh Internets
  • Watching: Game Of Thrones
  • Playing: Sleeping Dogs
  • Eating: sandvich nom nom
  • Drinking: coffee

Society6

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 7, 2013, 5:01 PM
Hi gang,

I recently opened a Society6 store. For those how don't know, Society6 is a great venue that sells quality art prints, iPhone cases, t-shirts and other fine products from hundreds of thousands of artists from around the world.

If you order from my store today through February 10, 2013 from anywhere in the world, you'll get free shipping on all orders! :dance:

See more:

society6.com/MariaJWilliam?pro…

:love:

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FEATURES:

A Frozen Eternity by Tolkyes A Little Bird Told Me by CaroleHumphreys Happy New Year by uvar Birdflowers: Poinsettia - Dec. by windfalcon

Lady Winter by cinnosula .: Lonely Rail :. by Hikari151 Munchausen Adventures 2 by Anuk Winter sunset by Fel-X

Christmas' atmosphere by do0dz 2012-015 Welcome by pearwood Cottage, Moon and Stars by quintz Snowy Owl:winter time by Dferous

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  • Mood: Winter Downs
  • Listening to: "Lucky", Jason Mraz
  • Reading: teh Internets
  • Watching: Game Of Thrones
  • Playing: Sleeping Dogs
  • Eating: Chinese
  • Drinking: tea

Share the Love

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 24, 2013, 8:04 PM
Below is an uplifting and inspirational post by photoswithattitude . So well said, and a great idea, too. Share the love, peeps! :love:


"Will you share this on your journal?

Did you know the people that are the strongest are usually the most sensitive? Did you know the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? Did you know the one who takes care of others all the time are usually the ones who need it the most? Did you know the 3 hardest things to say are I love you, I'm sorry, and Help me. Sometimes just because a person looks happy, you have to look past their smile and see how much pain they may be in. To all my friends who are going through some issues right now--Let's start an intention avalanche. We all need positive intentions right now. If I don't see your name, I'll understand. May I ask my friends wherever you might be, to kindly copy and paste this status to give a moment of support to all those who have family problems, health struggles, job issues, worries of any kind and just need to know that someone cares. Do it for all of us, for nobody is immune. I hope to see this on the walls of all my friends just for moral support. I know some will! I did it for a friend and you can too. You have to copy & paste this one, no share button, because kindness is a effort given from the ♥ not the press of a button."

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A Frozen Eternity by Tolkyes A Little Bird Told Me by CaroleHumphreys Happy New Year by uvar Birdflowers: Poinsettia - Dec. by windfalcon

Lady Winter by cinnosula .: Lonely Rail :. by Hikari151 Munchausen Adventures 2 by Anuk Winter sunset by Fel-X

Christmas' atmosphere by do0dz 2012-015 Welcome by pearwood Cottage, Moon and Stars by quintz Snowy Owl:winter time by Dferous

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Anti-Theft Ninja Stamp by sambeesHappily Married by StampsbyJenI HEART NY by stampsbyjesperHL2 stamp by l0nd0nI Love My Music ::Stamp:: by himiko-hedgehogproud parent by SheilaBrinsonBorn into the wrong... by Sora-X-Riku:thumb142778473:Coffee Emote Stamp by Mirz123Stop Whining, Start Parenting by MaruLovesStamps:: Liek thanks you :: by LiekClean up dA campaign stamp by RoxcessoriesI Want to Believe by manticorSushi Love Stamp by yanagi-sanLOST Stamp by dammitxsaraFirefly Stamp by ravekittenTattoo-junkie Stamp by RockGirl1582Im not pesimistic Im Realistic by stampystampy:thumb27371144:DA Stamps - YATTA by Loser-Kid05Titles by DragonLordKrisStamp, Not Enough Sleep by nejilovedove1010Thanks for visitin by k-neloTraditional Art Stamp by darkartificerMedic Stamp by Wolf-Shadow77Procrastinators unite by OnigiriMonsterLolcat Stamp by Kezzi-RoseStamp: I love cats by jelloweenMarine Stamp : Family Member by AnnetteksMatrix stamp by KaazielObama Doh stamp by RedTuskerFallout 3 Stamp by PrincessJadenI love Owls by WishmasterAlchemistSupernatural stamp by kshapiroDW TARDIS Stamp by TwilightProwlerSpongebob Movie Stamp-Heroes by littiotI am allergic to bull by SheilaBrinsonDieting by lonelycrow9-11 Tribute Stamp by KahunaSniperWhere's My Super Suit Stamp by Teeter-Echidna:thumb63350809:L4D2 - Ellis Stamp by KikiLimeI Heart ACEOs by ClubACEORadioactive Stamp by PockyPerson32I Hate Summer Stamp by Skarlet-RavenPro Capitalist Stamp by RedTuskerI support OMNOMNOM by VovosuntPower to the Bauer by DinogabyRead Before You Comment by LeoLeonardo.: Art is my drug Stamp :. by Shien-RaAttention Whore Stamp by FroggyMuddGame On by KyllianStamp- dA For Art Not Porn by aisucafeI love gasmasks by xnih1lo


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  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Decemberists
  • Reading: e-mails
  • Watching: Looper
  • Playing: Deus Ex 3
  • Eating: sandwich
  • Drinking: water

Happy 2013!

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 31, 2012, 3:30 PM
My fellow artists, friends, and deviants,

Wishing you all a wonderful, exciting, and very happy New Year!

Thank you for all your support and friendship. Thank you all for creating, for inspiring, for being a part of something great that puts a smile on my face every single morning.

Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page drawing pad. Let's use it well!

:iconbummiesplz::iconnewyearplz: :iconbummiesplz:


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A Frozen Eternity by Tolkyes A Little Bird Told Me by CaroleHumphreys Happy New Year by uvar Birdflowers: Poinsettia - Dec. by windfalcon

Lady Winter by cinnosula .: Lonely Rail :. by Hikari151 Munchausen Adventures 2 by Anuk Winter sunset by Fel-X

Christmas' atmosphere by do0dz 2012-015 Welcome by pearwood Cottage, Moon and Stars by quintz Snowy Owl:winter time by Dferous

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  • Mood: Emotional
  • Listening to: Kansas
  • Reading: Agent To The Stars by John Scalzi
  • Watching: Prometheus
  • Playing: The Walking Dead
  • Eating: cake
  • Drinking: champagne

Please help a fellow artist

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 9, 2012, 8:50 PM
Hello friends,

I've just learned that one of the artists I greatly admire, Francis Tsai, was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) back in 2010. This is a fatal degenerative nerve disease with no known cause or cure. It affects people in different ways, but typically ends in total paralysis and death due to respiratory failure, unless you undergo some invasive body modification procedures to help prevent that.

This breaks my heart. Please, if you can, consider picking some stuff up from the shop Francis's sister Marice has set up: francistsaistore.storenvy.com/

:iconflyingheartsplz:


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Snow at stowe 'Polaris' GNWR by jamesgreen :thumb311487411: Insignificant Boundaries by Face-Reality The Watcher by Gods-Mistake

Domare by KENBARTHELMEY .:The(Love)Letter:. by EVentrue Queen Bee by Evniki :thumb321381733:

perspective by arbebuk Us by randyrakhmadany Holland by jeroenpaint A Fire Inside by LexieJensen

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Anti-Theft Ninja Stamp by sambeesHappily Married by StampsbyJenI HEART NY by stampsbyjesperHL2 stamp by l0nd0nI Love My Music ::Stamp:: by himiko-hedgehogproud parent by SheilaBrinsonBorn into the wrong... by Sora-X-Riku:thumb142778473:Coffee Emote Stamp by Mirz123Stop Whining, Start Parenting by MaruLovesStamps:: Liek thanks you :: by LiekClean up dA campaign stamp by RoxcessoriesI Want to Believe by manticorSushi Love Stamp by yanagi-sanLOST Stamp by dammitxsaraFirefly Stamp by ravekittenTattoo-junkie Stamp by RockGirl1582Im not pesimistic Im Realistic by stampystampy:thumb27371144:DA Stamps - YATTA by Loser-Kid05Titles by DragonLordKrisStamp, Not Enough Sleep by nejilovedove1010Thanks for visitin by k-neloTraditional Art Stamp by darkartificerMedic Stamp by Wolf-Shadow77Procrastinators unite by OnigiriMonsterLolcat Stamp by Kezzi-RoseStamp: I love cats by jelloweenMarine Stamp : Family Member by AnnetteksMatrix stamp by KaazielObama Doh stamp by RedTuskerFallout 3 Stamp by PrincessJadenI love Owls by WishmasterAlchemistSupernatural stamp by kshapiroDW TARDIS Stamp by TwilightProwlerSpongebob Movie Stamp-Heroes by littiotI am allergic to bull by SheilaBrinsonDieting by lonelycrow9-11 Tribute Stamp by KahunaSniperWhere's My Super Suit Stamp by Teeter-Echidna:thumb63350809:L4D2 - Ellis Stamp by KikiLimeI Heart ACEOs by ClubACEORadioactive Stamp by PockyPerson32I Hate Summer Stamp by Skarlet-RavenPro Capitalist Stamp by RedTuskerI support OMNOMNOM by VovosuntPower to the Bauer by DinogabyRead Before You Comment by LeoLeonardo.: Art is my drug Stamp :. by Shien-RaAttention Whore Stamp by FroggyMuddGame On by KyllianStamp- dA For Art Not Porn by aisucafeI love gasmasks by xnih1lo


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  • Mood: Emotional
  • Listening to: radio
  • Reading: Agent To The Stars by John Scalzi
  • Watching: House
  • Playing: Minecraft
  • Eating: chocolate
  • Drinking: water

Frankenstorm Sandy - UPDATE

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 29, 2012, 1:18 PM
UPDATE 10/31: Thank you so much to everyone who commented for your concern! :iconiloveit-plz: I'm OK, and we're very lucky to still have power, but our Internet access has been winking in and out of existence. Getting this in while I can. All you affected by this, I hope you and your families are OK. :heart:

If you can please donate to relief, every little bit counts. This has the list of all the charities:
www.cnn.com/2012/10/30/us/iyw-…

:heart:


All my friends and colleagues on the East coast, please stay safe! Prepare if you still can. Stock up on non-perishable foods, clean water, batteries, candles, etc. You can never be prepared enough!

Here in NYC it's gusting pretty bad right now. You can feel the building creak and shake a little sometimes. I can only imagine how scary it must be for people up in the high rises. Fingers crossed this thing blows over with minimum damage and no casualties. :pray:

We may lose power and stay without power for days, so I don't know when I'll be back on here.

STAY SAFE, EVERYONE! :heart:

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Snow at stowe 'Polaris' GNWR by jamesgreen :thumb311487411: Insignificant Boundaries by Face-Reality The Watcher by Gods-Mistake

Domare by KENBARTHELMEY .:The(Love)Letter:. by EVentrue Queen Bee by Evniki :thumb321381733:

perspective by arbebuk Us by randyrakhmadany Holland by jeroenpaint A Fire Inside by LexieJensen

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Anti-Theft Ninja Stamp by sambeesHappily Married by StampsbyJenI HEART NY by stampsbyjesperHL2 stamp by l0nd0nI Love My Music ::Stamp:: by himiko-hedgehogproud parent by SheilaBrinsonBorn into the wrong... by Sora-X-Riku:thumb142778473:Coffee Emote Stamp by Mirz123Stop Whining, Start Parenting by MaruLovesStamps:: Liek thanks you :: by LiekClean up dA campaign stamp by RoxcessoriesI Want to Believe by manticorSushi Love Stamp by yanagi-sanLOST Stamp by dammitxsaraFirefly Stamp by ravekittenTattoo-junkie Stamp by RockGirl1582Im not pesimistic Im Realistic by stampystampy:thumb27371144:DA Stamps - YATTA by Loser-Kid05Titles by DragonLordKrisStamp, Not Enough Sleep by nejilovedove1010Thanks for visitin by k-neloTraditional Art Stamp by darkartificerMedic Stamp by Wolf-Shadow77Procrastinators unite by OnigiriMonsterLolcat Stamp by Kezzi-RoseStamp: I love cats by jelloweenMarine Stamp : Family Member by AnnetteksMatrix stamp by KaazielObama Doh stamp by RedTuskerFallout 3 Stamp by PrincessJadenI love Owls by WishmasterAlchemistSupernatural stamp by kshapiroDW TARDIS Stamp by TwilightProwlerSpongebob Movie Stamp-Heroes by littiotI am allergic to bull by SheilaBrinsonDieting by lonelycrow9-11 Tribute Stamp by KahunaSniperWhere's My Super Suit Stamp by Teeter-Echidna:thumb63350809:L4D2 - Ellis Stamp by KikiLimeI Heart ACEOs by ClubACEORadioactive Stamp by PockyPerson32I Hate Summer Stamp by Skarlet-RavenPro Capitalist Stamp by RedTuskerI support OMNOMNOM by VovosuntPower to the Bauer by DinogabyRead Before You Comment by LeoLeonardo.: Art is my drug Stamp :. by Shien-RaAttention Whore Stamp by FroggyMuddGame On by KyllianStamp- dA For Art Not Porn by aisucafeI love gasmasks by xnih1lo


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  • Mood: Tense
  • Listening to: radio
  • Reading: Agent To The Stars by John Scalzi
  • Watching: Fringe
  • Playing: Sleeping Dogs
  • Eating: I has cheeseburger
  • Drinking: water

You are unique

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 4, 2012, 8:39 PM
"Too many people spend money they don't have on things they don't need to impress people they don't like."

Can't remember who said this, but I ran into it the other day, and it struck me: yes. Yes, this is why our society is so royally messed up. People are no longer content with simply enjoying life, feeding their creative passions, and appreciating the blessings that they have. They constantly compare themselves to others and get angry/depressed if what the others have/do is better, or they've convinced themselves that just because some magazine told them there's something wrong with them, it must be true, and so they spend every free minute they have struggling to change into something they're not.

How many people push through life to achieve something they don't really want? How many kids whine and cry and beg to get the <insert latest fad>, not because it's something they actually like, but because everyone else has it? How many women starve themselves to fit into someone else's idea of "beautiful"? How many artists do stuff they don't really enjoy simply because it gets their name "out there"?

Stop it. Just STOP. If you're going to spend your days doing something that either bores you to tears or downright makes you unhappy (this applies to everything, not just art), then what's the bloody point? Popularity? Money? Looking good in other people's eyes? What's the point if in the end of each day you're going to drink yourself to sleep over how depressed and uninspired you are? It's OK to push yourself and strive for something... IF it makes you happy. But if it doesn't... Why are you pushing? Maybe you just aren't meant to be <insert end goal of choice>. And that's OK.

I wanted to be a musician when I was a kid. I mean, really, really wanted it. I started playing piano when I was 4. I taught myself guitar when I was 14. I was obsessed with music. I kept a radio next to my bed, and the first thing I did the moment I woke up was put on Top 40 with Casey Kacem. Save for when I was at school, there was always music playing in the background. I wrote my own songs. I made records. I performed on stage. I even tried to start a band. It took me a couple of years to realize: this isn't what I should be striving for. Art, on the other hand... I tried to avoid making it my life for as long as I could. Even when I got my first commission at 16 I convinced myself it meant nothing. Yet after all these years, here I am. Had I continued to pursue music, I'm sure I would've ended up miserable, empty, and very much alone.

You are unique. Whoever you're comparing yourself to isn't better than you... just different. Don't try to change it, embrace it. Screw what people think. Stop letting society tell you what your life should be like. Life doesn't come with a manual. You are what you choose to be, not what someone else says you should be.

Just something that's been bugging me lately.


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Domare by KENBARTHELMEY .:The(Love)Letter:. by EVentrue Queen Bee by Evniki :thumb321381733:

perspective by arbebuk Us by randyrakhmadany Holland by jeroenpaint A Fire Inside by LexieJensen

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Massive art theft on Picasa

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 2, 2012, 6:58 AM
This is disgusting - literally hundreds of images not only being displayed without permission but readily made available as prints. I had no idea about Picasa until now, and I'm appalled. This is practically begging people do steal. Have a save-a-thon, upload, then sit back and collect the cash!

Anyway, check it out, your art may be on here:

picasaweb.google.com/106657350…

You can file an infringement form here: support.google.com/bin/request…

Giant thanks to MayumiOgihara for the heads up on this! :iconflyingheartsplz:

UPDATE: I wasn't actually aware of this because I'm not familiar with Picasa, but he best way to see if your art is posted is to Google '"Picasa'"and then your name or your art name or your website name, etc.

FINAL UPDATE: This entire gallery has now been removed. +1 to Google for their quick and efficient response.

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Not dead.

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 19, 2012, 7:54 PM
*climbs out of hole and blinks in bright Internet light*

Hello, friends old and new! Let it be known that my lack of updates is not due to my being dead, or even comatose (but, to be honest, I'm very nearly there, because it's summer, and a hot one, and, being a Russian bear, I have very low tolerance for heat, so I hate this crap).

So what have I been up to? Sketching a lot (some I'll share, most isn't worth it). Writing a lot (still a WIP but full steam ahead, and I really love using parenthesis, don't I? Oh well). Doing lots of self-reflecting, because for the first time in a while, I realized I'm getting older. Like, "oh please no I don't want to" older. A friend of mine laughed and told me I was a baby, and that it's what's in your heart that truly matters. And you know what? He's right. I decided getting older is nothing to sweat. Because I don't feel it. I feel full of life and ideas.

My absence is also due to my reading spell. For a long time, because of my busy schedule, I could barely get in a book a year, and I finally realized how much I've missed it, so I've made a point of reading more. It started with me getting sucked into the whole Hunger Games thing (I enjoyed those... kids' books my ass, if I'd read them at 16 they would've probably made my head explode from sheer brutality). I've read 8 books in the past 6 months, and I'm loving it.

I've also realized that my chosen paper size wasn't large enough to accommodate my borderline OCD love of detail, so I'm now attempting to work bigger. I've got a number of projects, mostly graphite and watercolor, first of which I finally finished yesterday:

The Peacekeeper by MJWilliam

I want to thank you all for your kind comments and faves, and also to thank all those who've added me to their friends list. Your support means a lot to me!
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Now go give those amazing artists down there :icondownplz: some lovin'. They deserve it!

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Another art thief...

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 18, 2012, 2:00 PM
The existence of this particular thief really depresses me, because apparently she herself is an artist. This, however, doesn't stop her from taking other people's artwork, removing their copyright, or replacing it with her own, and posting it all over the freaking place. On my stolen Sweet Venom, in response to nice comments, she wrote: "not easy to have worked on this reproduction, but it sticks completely to the state of mind of the text and it was a pleasure". Google Translate sucks, but I think she's saying this is her art and how hard she worked on it. :roll:

This is her blog: minizen-du37.skyrock.com/ and this is her Facebook photos page: www.facebook.com/nina.minizen/… I sent her a message on FB, but no answer (surprise... :unimpressed: )

Take a look at both, your art may well be there. Sorry it's all in French.

:movingon:

On a brighter note... A giant THANK YOU to all my watchers, old and new, for all your generous comments and faves. I know I haven't been very good at answering comments lately, but make no mistake, I read and appreciate each and every one!

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Thoughts on artist's block

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 2, 2012, 6:40 AM
I get asked all the time if I get creative block, and what my strategies are for beating it.

First, just accept that staying creative is not easy, and it gets harder the older you get. I haven't really noticed it or accepted it until recently, but there indeed seems to be a trend. I met a woman recently who used to paint amazing realistic portraits in her youth. She's in her 60s now, and doesn't do it anymore. When I asked what happened that made her stop, she just shrugged and said, "life".

Some of us get bored and change lanes. Some of us allow the mundane to overcome the creative. And some of us, sadly, just get tired. If you're still cranking out paintings at age 60 at the same speed and quality as when you were 20, you're a rare creative genius.

My creative block comes not from lack of ideas but from the fact that sometimes none of my ideas speak to me or feel special. They don't feel worth it. And every time I go through an artist's block a part of me is scared witless that this is it, this is the end of the road, the muse is gone, never to return.

But the good news is, most times there are ways to summon the finicky byotch right back out of hiding. I don't believe there's any one "formula" for beating creative block, since we're all unique individuals who respond to different stimuli. I'll just list what helps me, and maybe it'll resonate with some of you.

- Look at other people's art. I think this one is universal. Whatever method you choose, whether it's browsing DA or opening an art book or visiting a museum, looking at art is inspirational.

- Look at your own old art. I sometimes find stuff I forgot I'd done, and old ideas become new, only better.

- Don't force it. For me it's a sure way to make things worse. You may just be stressed/tired/distracted and need a break.

- Do something else creative that doesn't have to do with art. For me it's writing.

- Enjoy silence. I know a lot of people like to listen to music to get inspired, but it does the opposite for me. It commands my attention so completely that I can't think about anything else.

-  Go shopping for art supplies. Or go shopping for something else. Or just go for a walk. Point is, don't just sit on your couch and wait for your muse to return. It'll only depress you. Get out there, change your surroundings. I once heard someone say they liked to just board an Amtrak train and go wherever their fancy took them. I doubt most of us can afford it, but it's a great idea.

- Do some sketching/doodling. Doodle whatever you want. Draw fan art. Do collage. And don't worry about being perfect.

- Waste some time. Seriously. Surf the web, play a videogame, whatever. In the immortal words of John Lennon, "the time you enjoy wasting is not wasted."

- Do something that makes you laugh. It's true what they say about laughter being the best medicine. I like to look at those silly Rage comics memes.

- Look for reference. Sometimes all it takes is a single photo to get the creative juices flowing. My drawing High Water (sijeney.deviantart.com/art/Hig… was born that way.

- Do something mundane and boring. Do the dishes, wash the car, go grocery shopping.

- Cook yummy food. It's cathartic.

- Do a puzzle or build stuff out of legos. You don't have to be a kid to enjoy kids' stuff.

- Take a long shower. Seriously, you think different in the shower.

- Work out. Run, pump iron, go for a bike ride, whatever your poison of choice is. I do dance aerobics.

- Curl up with a cup of tea (or coffee) and a good book.

- This doesn't apply to everyone but if you frame your own work, do some mat-cutting. It relaxes me.

- Broaden your interests. The more diverse your interests are the most sources of inspiration you'll have.

- Try a new medium or do some crafts. I like to do scrapbooking and sculpting. I used to paint miniatures but it hurts my eyes these days.

I'm sure I've missed some, but those are the strategies that work best for me.

Feel free to share yours!

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