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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.
  • Mood: Joy
  • Reading: The Big Year

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L0NE-W0lf Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Beautiful work! :O
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you! that's very nice of you to say :)
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Pencilumbra Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  New member Student
Hey! you stole my idea! haha, jk. I love your patronuses, by the way!:D (Big Grin) 
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kingoftheswingers Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Your talent for paper collage is among the best I've ever seen! :) You, m'lady, are awesome.
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you so much! :aww:
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xxxScarletKittyxxx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stumbled upon your Harry potter patronus while surfing the net, and I have to say you did a lovely job! I think its interesting how your fave houses are Hufflepuff and Gryffindor, when my faves are Slytherin and Ravenclaw. xD
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks! If I'd been sorted when I was 11, I would have been put in Ravenclaw for sure, but as an adult, that's my least favorite. I think I've just meet too many annoying fans that describe themselves as Ravenclaw so that everyone knows how "smart" they are, without actually having to proove that they're smart.
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xxxScarletKittyxxx Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see what you mean. But I'm rather interested in Ravenclaw because of Luna Lovegood. I understand that not all Ravenclaws are like her, but the way she thinks, I love it. Shes so clever, with that air of- well- airiness. xD
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Artist
Yes! A bunch of fans have given it a bad name is all, but Luna is what Ravenclaw is all about!
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catgirl1983 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Bex, came across your page, whilst doing some research on Animal totems & what Hogwarts house I would be in (Hufflepuff) then saw your Tonks patronus...think they are all awesome awesome.
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