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Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
  • Mar 23
  • United States
  • Deviant for 16 years
  • She / Her
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My Bio
I'm an artist, author, poet, dreamer, wisher, and hoper. I love people and animals, flowers and trees, feathers and acorns, tall ships and stars to steer them by.

Current Residence: Madrid, Spain

Favorite Children's Book Illustrators: Trina Schart Hyman, Maurice Sendak

Favorite Books: Les Miserables, The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince), Anne of Green Gables, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, The Neverending Story, Howl's Moving Castle, and many more...

Favorite Poets: Steven Vincent Benet, Shakespeare, Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Bishop, John Donne, Adam Zagajewski, Yehuda Amichai, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen

Favorite Music: Folk (especially Irish, Scottish, Welsh), Broadway/theatre, classical, 50s/60s rock, classic rock, jazz, fun pop

Favourite Movies
Dead Poets Society, Edward Scissorhands, Andersonville, Dear Frankie, Pleasantville, The Iron Giant, Beauty and the Beast, The Neverending Story
Other Interests
piano, French horn, board games, fairy tales, American history, archery, poetry, hiking, Arthurian legend
After a few years away, going to try and become a little more active on dA again.  There is finally time in my schedule for me to actually have some art-ing in my life, and I've had enough recovery time to *want* to!

ABC (Artist's Block Clearing)... I hope!

ABC (Artist's Block Clearing)... I hope!

Well. It appears I haven't written any journal entries in a year and a quarter.  Long story short, I was in a bad living situation, I was growing increasingly more depressed and anxious, I moved to a new place, and things have been getting significantly better, bit by bit. I am trying hard to get to the bottom of my "artist's block."  Clearing up other obligations, keeping a journal, trying to pinpoint just why I end up unproductive or uninterested in creating anything.  Learning to listen to myself. It seems that getting on top of my home and work situation has been a huge help.  Yesterday, for the first time in what feels like forever, I

An update, with nothing to update.

An update, with nothing to update.

I've been SO absent from DA, and I don't exactly know why. I love DA, I love the people here and my groups here, and keeping up with my friends' art, and... well, it's probably due to my own lack of art-making that I've vanished.  Not that I don't want to see everyone else's gorgeous creations, but I feel sad and wistful over how long I've gone without making anything, and that makes me avoid paying attention to art, I think. Also, my schedule this year just sucks.  I feel like I have no time to do anything other than teach, and plan lessons for more teaching, and grade papers and write tests and assignments.  Or else I'm commuting, and lis

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aliewrenStudent Digital Artist
happy birthday! :la:
AnneCatProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
aliewrenStudent Digital Artist
you're welcome ^^
collectingbeesProfessional Traditional Artist
Happy birthday! I love you!
AnneCatProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you!  <3 <3 <3
StarleneHobbyist General Artist
It's your birthday? Congrats!! :la:
AnneCatProfessional Traditional Artist
Yup!  And thanks!!