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If you wish to move mountains tomorrow, you must start by lifting stones today.

African Proverb

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.

Chinese Proverb

Anti-social behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists.

Nikola Tesla

And sure enough, even waiting will end … if you just wait long enough.

William Faulkner

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.

H. Jackson Brown

I Don’t Do “Slow”

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January 18, 2018

One of things that I’ve always hated about learning a new art technique (or a new instrument, or a new coding language, etc., ad naseum …); is that the advice received right from the beginning is, “start with the basics.”

Thank you for absolutely nothing.

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Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you.

Ovid

Art Anxiety

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January 11, 2018

My art, my writing, and my crafts are for me. The things that I create have always been for my eyes only. I’m a very private person, and I’m okay with keeping my creativity to myself.

The surest way to prevent me from completing a project is to walk into my work space, spy on what I’m slaving over, and offer me your honest opinion.

Because in all honesty … I don’t want to hear it.

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Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I’ve ever known.

Chuck Palahniuk

New Year, Next Chapter

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January 04, 2018

I am so revved up and ready to work on my FanExpo artwork! I’ve completed inking for two pieces, and have started digital workups.

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It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

William Shakespeare

Follow your inner moonlight. Don’t hide the madness.

Allen Ginsberg

Growing up, I didn’t have any patience for nonsense (and I largely still don’t). I never believed in Santa Clause or the Tooth Fairy, and I told my parents they were either insane or liars if they expected me to waste my time on such melarkey. 

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Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

Samuel Beckett

I’m a shameless introvert. I’m happy to bide my time at home with paints, yarn, writing, Netflix, and my brother and sister (and maybe even spend time with my boyfriend). Interacting with others does not provide me with “social energy” or a “recreational pick-me-up.”

Christmas is my kryptonite.

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Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

Charles R. Swindoll

There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.

Frank Herbert

November Art Meet

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November 25, 2017

The time between my monthly meet-ups with my college friends feel so far between. Thirty days is comparable to an eternity when the season changes & the temperature drops, a holiday happens wherein more than fifty people ring your doorbell, stores change their displays, neighbours change their decorations, and co-workers take turns away for holidays.

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Writing is a socially acceptable from of schizophrenia.

E. L. Doctorow

Harder Than I Thought

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November 17, 2017

November is turning out to be a rather troubling month.

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You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.

Ray Bradbury

I tend to keep my list of objectives fairly short to prevent myself from getting overwhelmed, and in order to prioritize my focus on items of significance. Quality over quantity.

I’ve come to the conclusion that playing it safe is boring.

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There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.

Maya Angelou

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at the typewriter and bleed.

Earnest Hemingway

My Facebook memories have been reminding me that approximately the same time last year (and in subsequent years), I was also awake at 3:00 am. Uncomfortable. Unable to relax. And unhappy about it.

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