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7/17/11 3:00 P

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Hi, just stopping by to see if anyone else has been here.


Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it. www.ceb2007.wordpress.com www.ceb2007.blogspot.com


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7/16/11 8:02 P

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Do you get permission to paint celebrities? Is it OK to sell them if you don't? I painted one but have been afraid to try to sell it because I didn't get permission.


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7/16/11 7:59 P

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Are you still painting? Do you have your body of work completed? I hope to hear from you again.
I wasn't painting to sell; however, I have started a challenge to paint 50 paintings in 50 weeks and sell them for $50 with $5 of it given to a senior center that provides healthy meals for seniors in the community.


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1/9/11 9:35 P

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I was in a mentorship program last year, and we were encourage to develop a "body of work" rather than my individual little landscapes, portraits etc. focusing on a theme that unites. This keeps me out of the kitchen, and has me with a brush in my hand in my spare time rather then a cookie. I paint in acrylic, pen/ink and watercolour, and sometimes in oil, and encaustic waxes.

I went to an Artists Retreat last year and enrolled in the same on again for this year. THIS TIME IS MY TIME. It is a 5 day workshop, and it is wonderful. You are with like minded people. We had a great instructor who was very encouraging. We have this same instructor this year and I'm looking forward to seeing what I can learn this year.

Like you painting is for "me", and if others like it bonus. Unlike some, my goal in life is not to sell what I paint, it is to paint. If someone is interested in purchasing one, great. If not, that is fine too. Just enjoy... I've moved to more contemporary art, and have been really surprised at the encouragement I've been getting to continue my work in this area. I sometimes have to tell people... "If you just don't get it, try and see what the story is that is being told." Surprisingly enough, that is usually all that needs to be said, and people start telling me the story they see. Interesting to say the least, and surprisingly accurate.

It adds to my stress, but I've also organized and have run an Artists Retreat for the past 2 years. Everyone enjoys the 4 days and after the first year, it's not too bad. The 3rd annual will be this fall.

I visited your website, and you do beautiful work. Sometimes I have to force myself to pick up the brushes, but once I open the paint tubs, I'm lost in that world.

Last spring I took a couple of courses at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. One was Portrait Drawing and the other the Human Form. I enjoyed both as this was a new area I needed some skill development in.

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This ends my first week on Spark People. Tomorrow I weight myself for the first time. I had to go to the Winnipeg on the weekend and tried my best to be good. I had 1 glass of wine in the hot tub at my sister-in-laws (a treat). With the temperature at -20C, and in a hot tub, this is a wonderful experience, you are not cold, and enjoying a lovely winter evening - a unique experience, and I love it. That is such a stress relief for me, I'm thinking I should buy one for myself.

I hope you'll pick up your pencils and brushes soon. It does help. I know only too well. Wishing you good health.

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“By perseverance the snail reached the ark.” - Charles H. Spurgeon

"The body is capable of most anything, its the mind you have to convince" -
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January 3, 2010 - 265 lbs.
January 10, 2010 - 257 lbs.
January 17, 2011 - 255 lbs.
OOPS! March 3, 2011 - 260 lbs.
September 23, 2011 - 243.8 lbs.

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11/3/09 10:40 A

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I took up painting cycling scenes this summer when my body was recovering and I couldn't get out in the sun for real. I think it helped me focus and now I'm getting back into the saddle, thanks to art.
Any comments gratefully accepted
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Paul
www.veritasart.co.uk

He looks like he's having a bit of fun !!!


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2/28/09 5:35 P

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I find that when I'm creating (whether it is theatre, my chain maille, or any other craft or hobby I happen to be dabbling in) I become completely immersed in what I'm doing. My creativity fuels me. My biggest problem right now is that my day job (although in the arts) is a desk job and completely lacking in any creativity whatsoever. I find myself munching just out of sheer boredom. I need my art.

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I started playing the guitar about a year ago just to fill in time. I always wanted to and finally decided "what else have you got to do for the rest of your life" It is something that I just do for myself with out ever feeling like I am going to try to play for an audience. I just picked up some books from the local music store and just started working on my own and now I find myself wanting to play all the time. I think the idea of learning something new has made life a lot better.

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4/17/08 10:10 A

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Art helps me by being a tremendous stress reliever. I can go into my art room, shut the door, put on insanely loud music and really immerse myself in creating something for myself. If other people like it, all the better. But it's something that I do for *me*.

Unfortunately I haven't drawn or painted anything in some time, mainly due to health issues and depression. I should make myself try for at least a few minutes a day to get back into it. I really do enjoy it once I've started.

This is the kind of stuff I do ..

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2/27/08 12:28 P

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I sing in a band part-time. Since I took the position at my day job as a manager I have not been able to do any theatre in over a year and it's really breaking my heart. It's the main reason I'm moving back home to Chicago. I did take some improv and it was so great to go once a week & just laugh & make people laugh.

I think that the one thing that it all really does for me is it forces me in front of people. I can't stand behind a curtain - I have to be on stage. And I want the best person I can be both physically and performance-wise in front of an audience. When I look at the pictures of me from 2 years ago, I am amazed at who I had let myself become. I don't every want to go back to that girl!



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AQUARIANN's Photo AQUARIANN SparkPoints: (13,269)
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2/22/08 10:43 A

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Your illustrations sound very interesting. Can't wait to hear more. I'll send you a sparkmail now. :D

.the fantasy art of kristin cornell - squidoo.com/aquariann


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KENNESIS's Photo KENNESIS Posts: 39
2/21/08 8:00 P

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I work digitally, mostly in illustrator. Sometimes drawing and scanning linears and modifying in AI too. I'm a little obsessed with pattern right now. Trying to get a bunch of stuff together for etsy but I fear with as a mom with a full time job I won't have enough time to commit to it. I would love to ask you a few questions regarding your store if you wouldn't mind. Feel free to reply privately - thanks!

This is possible.


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2/21/08 2:13 P

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Thank you so much, Kennesis! You are so lucky you have a new Mac Powerbook. I'm saving up for one. I've had my current Dell laptop for at least five years now. It is getting exhausted. What kind of illustration were you working on?

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2/21/08 12:23 P

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I went to your store on Etsy Aquariann - you are very talented! Everyone - go and check it out for sure! Also, I spent about 3 hours on my laptop last night just sketching and trying to pull together another illustration. I know it sounds lazy to be sitting on my but. However, I refuse to eat while I'm using my new mac powerbook - no way I'm going to get a crumb on my new baby! So instead of watching t.v. and eating chips exersising my creativity satisfies my cravings.

This is possible.


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2/18/08 8:58 P

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You should definitely try etsy, Kennesis!! I'm addicted, as well, and I've had a store since June 2006.

aquariann.etsy.com

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I love the idea of boredom sketching!! There's nothing more motivating than having a little something on paper!

Anything in particular catching your eye today?


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F.L.F.H.!!!

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there!


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2/16/08 10:56 P

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That's a great thought. I've been contemplating getting some of my stuff up on etsy. I'm totally addicted to that site and hey, if I can make some money to, why not? I've attached the link to this post. Expect to surf for at least an hour. Other than that I'm trying to keep my sketch book handy for those times when I get bored. Trying to switch my boredom eating habit into boredom sketching habit. www.etsy.com

This is possible.


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2/12/08 12:07 P

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Are you guys doing anything artistic to help you change you lives?

I'm just trying to do as many different things as I can to keep myself busy and out of the kitchen!

My quote for the day:
F.L.F.H.!!!

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there!


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