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New blog post- ruminations on art, worth, love, God, ogres, and comic con :)

nicholaskole.blogspot.com/2013…

Much love,

-n
  • Mood: Thanks
  • Listening to: The Fox - Ylvis
  • Reading: The Art Spirit, Psalms
  • Watching: Buffy (First time ever! whoah!)
  • Eating: Homecookin'
  • Drinking: Homedrinkin'
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Silnaur Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well put. Who isn't guilty of avoiding working on a drawing because it might not be worth enough when it's done?
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BumpyTheShroom Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Granted, to each their own, but I disagree, to some degree. I'm learning that it's important to love yourself, and to love what you make of your life. If you don't love your life, change it until you love it more each change. I'm also not religeouse, and have been informed that I really don't fit with my family, by my family. I'm actually looking forward to seeing my life without them as such a heavy part. When I ditched religeon, things got better, and I became less depressed. Sad that things were not what I made of them, but also happy that I was free to grow. It looks like it will be the same where my family is concerned. I met a lot of good loveable people through my persuit of art, and several of those people have already shown how much they love me for me. I don't think it's fair to gage worth in love, or worth in action, or worth in others (whom/what ever they may be), as we are already worthy/worthwhile just by being. I think it is up to each of us to find ourselves worthy of ourselves, and that is all.
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Fires-storm Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Really an amazing and fantastic article, thank you so much for writing this, and God bless.
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Fuzzyhair Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013   General Artist
I wish we human beings would be a bit more aware of all this..
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fox-orian Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The part about the beach was interesting to me, because it's not exactly how I think about things. (Natrually. We're not the same person.) I spent large swatches of my child and teenhood on Eastham at the Cape. My grandparents lived there (they've now passed away.) I never felt the need to size myself up to the other people there, as I was just a lanky nerdy kid with long hair. I also very rarely went with other people, maybe my brother. But more often than not, I'd go, plonk myself down in the sand or at the top of the dune cliff, and just look. Observe. Meditate. I enjoy and absorb spaces that resonate with me, and they form very strong memories in my mind. That beach that was next to my grandparents was a big one. I watched so many sunsets, the stars, sunrises, tides come in, out, and the gradual decay and submergence of the old abandoned battleship on the horizon. This has largely shaped me to be a very .... patient (if that's the right word) person.

For example, in the city, people seem to be pressed for time at all times, whether it be waiting in line at the market or waiting for the subway. The other night the Red Line broke down and I was stranded in the middle of downtown Boston at 10:30 PM. People were about ready to riot on the surface because the shuttle bus service was so unorganized and slow. You'd swear the Titanic was sinking and we were on it. Still, while everyone lost their temper and fought, I took it as an opportunity to step back and simply enjoy the scenery at this time of night away from the crowd and noise. The service delay didn't bother me, I saw it simply as an excuse to do more observing and thinking to myself. I still got home, sure a little later than the rest of the folk, but I had no stress, no frustration with anyone or anything. I simply deny myself a sense of "earned entitlement" (to get on the shuttle buses first, for example,) and I'm a calm, happy camper, for all I know it'll help me live longer hahaha.

I have no idea where I'm doing with this. Or if it's on target with your post. Just wanted to share that tidbit about how I approach life.
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Alberthein1 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Quite similar there, except for the beach part.
I wish I lived near a beach sometimes.. though I have fond memories of other areas as such aswell.
Especially that "spaces that resonate with me" part..

Patience is a wonderful thing.
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Mark-MrHiDE-Patten Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Didn't get the god part, but the rest was very... inspiring so to speak.
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MD1304 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Thanks, I needed something like this!
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panda-jamican-pie Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
will check this out later!
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CBrengan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I needed to read that! :hug:
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