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I have a degree in Media Arts and Animation, but I enjoy trying new media all the time!
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I am so blown away by the recent Daily Deviation for my Arabian Nights Remix paper cut! What a wonderful surprise to come back to after a weekend away. I'm so delighted by the kind comments and helpful tips you people have left for me. Big, huge, fat and happy THANK YOU to all of you. Seriously.

I often hear from artists, particularly those that are in the early stages of learning their crafts, that they worry they'll never draw well enough or paint well enough or sculpt well enough. They fuss (understandably) over every criticizm. They vow to give up on contests when they don't win. And I have to tell you--your art will never be for everyone. Universal approval won't happen. There are too many different tastes in the world. And that's a good thing! You can learn more that way!

So, with that in mind, draw and paint and sculpt what you love, what you want on your wall, what you would vote for whole-heartedly. Because I submitted the Arabian Nights Remix to a local arts comepition two weeks ago and it was rejected on the spot. They wouldn't even let me enter it in the contest. People have looked at my art and looked at me and said, "And people actually BUY this stuff?"

My art isn't for everyone, but it's for me and I love it, and sometimes other people love it too. I just wanted to share that story because we all feel rejected sometimes. And days like today are just, well, wonderful.
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OrangeLetters88 Apr 8, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful gallery :3
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Pen-umbra Apr 9, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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OrangeLetters88 Apr 9, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
You're Welcome Speech Bubble 1 - Beemote You're Welcome Speech Bubble 2 - Beemote 
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kalmita Apr 3, 2014  Professional
Thank you so much for the watch ^^
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Pen-umbra Apr 3, 2014  Professional Artist
My pleasure! I love your work! :)
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bear48 Mar 31, 2014  Professional
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AnimaxiomArt Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am so enthralled with your paper art! What a magnificent use of color and composition!
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Pen-umbra Mar 23, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you so much! There's more to come! :D
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AnimaxiomArt Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't wait to see them! Thank you so much for faving several of my pieces! It's so nice to see other artists using paper in such a successful way. Have you seen Jane Cloutier's paper art? cloutierj.deviantart.com/ I think you will enjoy her work as well.
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Pen-umbra Mar 24, 2014  Professional Artist
Oooh, yes, I love yours! What type of glue do you use? Do you do any UV protective sprays? I'd noticed that after a couple of years, one of my pieces had faded quite a bit (admittedly, it had been in direct sunlight most of that time). I've spoken to some places about how to bump up the archival quality, but I'm not happy with the acid free glue I use. Too messy.

I'd never seen Jane Cloutier's work before, so thanks for the recommendation! I LOVE it! 
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