SparkPeople Artists, Starving or Otherwise Team Messageboard For everyone that works in the arts, with all the odd hours that come along with it. SparkPeople Artists, Starving or Otherwise Team Messageboard Hi! from Malaysia!!!! Hi, I'm Elaine from Malaysia! <BR> <BR> I paint, write and sing in my spare time! I also do cross-stitch and crochet! <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you all! I hope we all can be friends!!!! Tue, 16 Apr 2013 00:01:18 EST What impact does weight have on your creativity? Hi, All: <BR> <BR> Let's get this group going again! We're artists, for Pete's sake (and ours), so let's be there for each other and establish a supportive group for those of us who like to create! <BR> <BR> With that said, here's the first topic in a while for your consideration: <BR> <BR> Does weight have an impact on your creativity? If so, how? <BR> <BR> I look forward to reading your replies, and I'll weigh in, too (no pun intended). <BR> <BR> Cheers! Wed, 3 Apr 2013 08:15:29 EST Greeting from the Commonwealth of Kentucky Howdy all, and yes, I am wearing shoes. I am Ron, a 52 year old train wreck. Actually, I am a portrait drawing, book writing, song singing, husband, grandfather, teacher, electrician, and wearer of several dozen other hats. <BR> I am three weeks into my goal of losing 130 pounds in one year. I started at 350 and am down to 333. I weigh in later today, so we shall see how it has progressed in week 3. <BR> I live in a small town in Kentucky (yes, we do actually roll up the streets at night.) ... Sat, 28 Aug 2010 10:58:11 EST Chello! I am new to the board. I am a vocalist, over 50 and 250 pounds. I have problems breathing (I also smoke)! I am starting a walking regimen, playing ping pong at the local rec center and chair exercises. And could someone please tell me how to put those neat weight counters at the bottom of my posts? Wed, 1 Oct 2008 20:14:38 EST late night gig problems i am an actor working in a show this summer and 3 nights a week i come home at 11:30pm after a show and i am HUNGRY...does anyone have any tips on how to deal with the growlies after a late night gig without going off the deep end? i would sure love to hear any tips people may have from their own experience as this is a problem i have never quite figured out how to manage. peace~ Fri, 1 Aug 2008 12:50:24 EST Share your success stories - big or small. I would love to hear some success stories out there. Even the small ones do so much to inspire me. It makes me believe in this healthy living thing on a daily basis. <BR> <BR> Here's your chance to brag, pat yourself on the back and inspire others. <BR> <BR> Thank you! <em>243</em> Wed, 30 Apr 2008 14:04:43 EST Hi from Nebraska! I'm new here, but I've been on SparkPeople for almost 2 years. <BR> <BR> I work full-time, have two children and a husband who is out of town from Sunday afternoon until late Thursday night every week, so I feel like a single parent a lot of the time. <BR> <BR> I'm dealing with many health issues right now and that's been a challenge as far as exercising goes. But I have lost 15 lbs. in the last 1 1/2 months, mostly due to not being very hungry because of meds I'm taking. I think cutting o... Thu, 17 Apr 2008 10:28:49 EST New girl says what? Hey <BR> I am a graphic designer who dreams of one day becoming a full time illustrator. I am whittling away at reaching that goal as well as reaching my weight goal. I just wanted to say 'hi' to all the other hard-working creatives out there! Thu, 13 Mar 2008 16:33:26 EST I don't want to fall off the wagon - help! Okay, so I feel like I'm slipping off the bandwagon. I've been going slow and have lost some solid weight. But I'm not as thorough as I used to be with the foods I'm eating. I'm doing great at working out but I use that as an excuse to have 'just one cookie'. As a result I'm stuck at my current weight. So I'm checking in for some motivation and help from friends in the same boat. Thank you!!! <em>29</em> Wed, 12 Mar 2008 07:47:00 EST not starving yet. . .but very soon! Hi! I'm Jen and I'm an actress and singer. I have a degree in theatre but haven't used it much over the last almost 9 years (eesh). I am moving back home to Chicago after almost 8 years in Minneapolis to pursue my dream of studying improv at Second City and to try to pursue a performance career in whatever capacity that turns out to be (so long as I don't have to get nekkid!). <BR> <BR> My boyfriend is extremely supportive and is the one who encouraged me to make the move and go for it. ... Tue, 26 Feb 2008 18:43:27 EST Hello Fllow Artists I am so happy to come across this team. I like the title. For years I ran a Starving Artists Dinner Series at our restaurant. Anytime I can combine food and art, I am happy. Of course these days I'm concentrating on more art and less food! I am soooo much happier when I can keep the right balance. <BR> <BR> Besides running the restaurant with my husband and trying to bring art to the community, I paint/sculpt. I make relief paintings using body casts, collage and acrylic. <BR> <BR> Nice to ... Wed, 20 Feb 2008 10:34:28 EST How Art Helps?? Are you guys doing anything artistic to help you change you lives? <BR> <BR> I'm just trying to do as many different things as I can to keep myself busy and out of the kitchen! Tue, 12 Feb 2008 12:07:50 EST Hi! Artist, but certainly not starving! It would take me like six months to starve. <BR> I'm Kat, a commercial graphic artist/AD from NY. <BR> Hello all! Thu, 31 Jan 2008 01:38:05 EST newbie saying hi It's so nice to find a group of 'creatives' out there. I came to SP about a year ago and never really gave it a good shot. Looking for feedback and motivation from other like-minded individuals. I'm a designer looking to up my energy so that after sitting on my but designing on a computer all day I can go home and pick up a paint brush/sketch book/anything else creative. Looking forward to success! Wed, 30 Jan 2008 15:14:48 EST Hey you guys! It's nice to be here! I'm new to SP. I like the varieties of teams and I especially like the small groups. <BR> <BR> I was a Photoshop illustrator for 3-4 years. Looking back, it was a bad experience because I worked 24/7 and had no life. Sorry so negative. <BR> Anyway, trying to decide what I want to do with my art now. I may go part time for smaller companies or just do some oil painting. <BR> <BR> My favorite part about doing art is getting in that ZONE... something takes over in y... Tue, 29 Jan 2008 20:17:38 EST I'm new and I'd like to see your art I just joined the other day, so I thought I'd say hallo and share my work with you. I'm a fantasy artist that works in ink and colored pencil. I'm on several online galleries, but deviantart was my first and the ones that produce my prints ... <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Please post your own gallery links. Thank you! Sat, 5 Jan 2008 15:16:18 EST I'm Here Hey I was looking for a team with photographers and came across this one which is probably better for me because i love arts of all kinds. I wanted to be a potter then a weaver and I also love book arts and now I am a photographer with one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. I have loved photography forever and am happy to be doing what I love. I have been published a couple of times but otherwise don't get too much of my work out there. Anyway I live near Rockford IL and that i... Tue, 4 Dec 2007 16:32:03 EST Newbie Here... Hello, all! I'm new, but thought a small group like this would be a great way to meet people with the same needs/struggles. I'm a photographer and my work is my passion. I'm really liking this site so far, and I'm hoping I can stick to it! <BR> <BR> I wish everyone luck in their endeavors! Thu, 11 Oct 2007 16:57:31 EST Small but Scrappy It's great that the team is accumulating new members! We're still small, but it's nice to know there are others in the arts who deal with the same issues (Being in theatre, myself, I'm always surrounded by hot actors/actresses, and sometimes forget that I'm not alone). <BR> <BR> Since we're so small still, I think it's a great opportunity to get to know one another better. What is everyone's situation? Where are you from, what area of the arts do you work in, what are you passionate about, w... Thu, 11 Oct 2007 13:28:12 EST Hello I'm New Hi I am new to this web-site and so far I am enjoying it. I am a twenty two year old elementry school art teacher. I have played college football for the past four years and now I find it hard to keep the weight off. Any words of wisdom are helpful. Thank you. <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Sep 2007 09:56:03 EST Hi all! New to the team... Hi everyone: <BR> <BR> This is a small group, but I think it is nice to connect with some visually-oriented types like me. I am a graphic/web designer who left the corporate world just over a year and a half ago and have been freelancing and studying since. I am also caring for my ill father and that is getting progressively harder and more demanding as time goes on. So that has a lot of influence over what I decide to do for work; at the moment, freelancing seems to work out best (just... Fri, 24 Aug 2007 23:17:21 EST