Draw Me Something!

Handmade art always takes time. It takes skill. It takes a horrendous number of mistakes.  It takes sleepless nights and years of practice.

No one wakes up one day and just says “oh, I know! I’ll become a talented artist today!” Yeah, that’s not how it works. It takes a lifetime to earn the skills.  The amount of patience that’s required is more than the “average person” can spare.

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Vacation 2017 – Germany Tour

I think this was a vacation that will be really hard to top. We took a train tour around Germany. We stopped in Hannover, Berlin, Heidelberg, Köln, Bonn, Frankfurt, and Königswinter. Beautiful cities, to say the least.  Castles, bars, architecture, bars, boats, trains, bars, art, restaurants… And did I mention bars?

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ATC collection

Someone was asking about seeing the collection of cards over the years.  I am kind of shocked at just how many I have when I started taking photos LOL!  This shows 514.  I am pretty sure this is my entire collection, but I could have a few more hiding somewhere around here that I haven’t quite put into the folder, yet.

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Self Doubt

There comes a time in every artist’s life where they doubt everything they do.  Now would be one of those times for me. 

Logic is telling me that I should just continue on my path.  Keep drawing.  Keep practicing.  KEEP MOVING.  But there is this little emotional demon telling me that I am not good enough.  There are others better.  The details just aren’t cutting it.  Why keep going?

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LoZ nerd, coming through!

It’s no secret that I am REALLY into art trading.  ATCs in particular, but I am welcome to any kind of trade. 

I am going to post this so I can refer people to it during trades and swaps.  It is much easier to keep track of these kinds of things if kept in one place lol.  I get asked what my favorite things to receive in trades are. 

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Photo Editing

Sometimes I like to play around a bit with photo editing.  Simple color adjustments only slightly touch the things you can do with Photoshop.  Everything from faux hi-def to recreating old photograph styles.  Being able to edit your photos is a big part of photography.  Rarely do we get a photo straight from the camera that is awe inspiring.  Though, there are a few that CAN do that… and I don’t think I can ever manipulate my camera to turn out photos like the masters.  So I have to fake it haha ;)

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Holiday in Bonn

We are home from our trip to Bonn, Germany!  It was interesting, to say the least LOL!

First off, we all got the flu… Lovely way to start a vacation, let me tell ya.  We spent the entire first week in the bed and drinking lots of hot tea with honey.  After a while, I started getting a little cabin fever from sitting in the same room for that long.  Yeah, fun…

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