How I love these birthday shenanigans :)
From what I remember I got sucked into art when I was around 10 years old, the place to be back then was the Elfwood gallery. It was full of fantasy characters, elves, dwarves, fairies, which is what I love most. The gallery does not exist anymore, it shared the fate of many others, such as the CGartist gallery, which was my first contact with skilled, yet amateur art. It showed me that art can be a hobby, I do not have to necessarily study art and be an artist for a living to do it. But the level of that community was set very high, so all I could do was watch.
I don't remember how I found dA on the
Winter came around the end of November this year. It is typical for my location unfortunately, that when there is snow on the 6th the Christmas will not be white. Something the oldest sea wolves will tell you. Also there was this hurricane, we call it Xavier, but it has some different names. There is some footage from Birmingham airport with planes trying to land. The one from the Emirates just made me realize how safe I was when I flew with them to Japan, their pilots are very skilled. I've never seen a crosswind landing. While Ryanair almost broke my skull in good weather conditions. It was funny though, when they said boeing 777 in Japanes
Where I come from on Halloween we appreciate our ancestors and give guidance and aid to lost souls. It is an old pre-christian tradition and this is what I am going to be doing on Halloween. I have a lot to thank for. Since we had some independance issues many times the set independance day is not very accurate, thus the 1st November is more important for many. This is when we thank soldiers and even knights before them. We put some food for the lost souls and lit candles to give them light. But of course, as in every mythology we must beware the demons that might be attracted to bread, salt and mead ;p
This is also when I appreciate that my
thanks, it took me a while to find a combination that would sound like my parents wanted to name me (before grandpa forced Magdalena on me) that wouldn't be taken XD I hope so too, I try to find some time for painting at least two days a week, but my schedule is pretty tight, am keeping myself busy