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TheAntimonyElement

Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
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Moi. Being silly.
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I live! Kinda. 

My darling, devoted watchers (I don't deserve you in the slightest), I have been inactive on DA for almost a year. 

That ends now. 

To put it simply, I need you guys--and moreover, I love it here. I've been feeling a bit (or a lot) overwhelmed the past year and a half, with law school and life and everything in between, but I've never gone through a rough patch that creativity and the support of my amazing friends (including all of you! :heart: ) couldn't get me out of, and I think a large part of the toll that school has taken on my life is because I've stopped creating. I've just been too emotionally fried to put in the love and attention and soul that makes art, art. That is dangerous and unhealthy and I won't put up with it any longer. I promise you guys--and maybe more importantly, I promise myself--that I won't let myself slip into that kind of spiral again. It takes blood sweat and tears to make art, but what I get out of art is personal fulfillment, a sense of accomplishment and a love of creation, and all of those things are vital to being. 

I haven't been myself lately. Stress and worry and occasionally-debilitating hypochondria have been chewing on me bit by bit, and I slipped away from what I needed without even realizing it. I'll push through and get myself back where I'm going. I know my first artistic offering in such a long time isn't much, but for me, it feels like everything. I'm going to do better, and it starts this morning at some ungodly hour when I should absolutely be asleep. 

As for my life, it goes. Things with the bf are stupid-wonderful, and the schooling actually goes relatively well. Still looking for a summer job, but I have a few potential leads...maybe. We'll see. I'm trying to think if anything major enough to mention here has happened since last V-day, but nothing comes to mind...hmph. Maybe that's one more reason to keep a journal...so I remember my own dadblamed life! ;P 

I leave you with this nonsense because spaaaaace-buddies! :D i.imgur.com/itihrZJ.gif
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Orinoco Flow--Celtic Woman
  • Reading: Vagrants--E.M. Sinclair
  • Watching: The Secret World of Arrietty
  • Playing: with magnet paper! :D
  • Eating: animal crackers
  • Drinking: tea

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artofMilica Apr 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
I have just discovered your tutorial on the bird wings and you have helped explain things anatomy books and images couldn't.  Now, I'm just a bit curious about the underside cover feathers. Anyway: Thanks! 
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Oddersnude Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:happybounce:  :thnxforfav: 
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:icondanieldgriffiths:
Thanks for adding my poem to your :+fav:s  Element - it's much appreciated! :-)
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AJIENA Feb 20, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav!Paw Print (Rainbow) - F2U! 
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WonderDookie Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the favorites!
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DanGref Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Llama for llama and make a drama! Cause we all love dragons!
With greetings from Poland, where be dragons...
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:iconamadoodles:
hanks so much for the watch!
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cricketumpire Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

Thanks for faving "Secure but not safe..." the follow up submission to the colourful male pheasant. This one's just as beautiful but in a more subtle way.

Glad you saw the beauty in it too AE - please do keep on watching???   :blowkiss:

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Dalanatha Dec 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the faves!
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:iconfluoxyd:
Thanks for the fave :meow:
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