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Artist // Hobbyist // Digital Art
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birthdAy '10: decade of deviousness
My Bio
I'm a linguist who currently works as a secretary and teacher, as well as studying part-time. I am an aspiring novelist, and when I'm not writing, painting, drawing or photographing I do Irish dancing, run three blogs, go running, play the guitar, sing, dabble in conlanging and conworlding, read or spend altogether too much time in coffee shops.

Favourite Visual Artist
Linda Bergkvist, Melanie Délon, Chris Ortega... to mention a few
Favourite Movies
HTTYD, LotR, Sherlock Holmes, Prince of Persia
Favourite TV Shows
Doctor Who, Firefly, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Kamelot, Nightwish, Rhapsody...
Favourite Books
Waaay too many to mention
Favourite Games
Sims 3, Need For Speed
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Pencils, Wacom Intuos 3, Painter X, Photoshop CS2, Microsoft Word, Scrivener
Other Interests
Languages, everything about books, music, dancing, art...


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Just thought I'd write a journal entry to say that I have now opened up an instagram account for my art. Mostly I publish little sketches that I don't publish here (ballpoint pen sketches seem to be my main thing now), because they're too small or too unfinished. Would love for you to check it out! You can find it here: I had hoped to be able to use my usual username, but it was of course taken... Also: Do you have any instagram account where you post your art? I would love to see it and follow you! I am a lot more active there than I am here, and while I do follow quite a few artists already, there is alw
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For this journal entry I don't really have any answers. But now that I'm back into painting I've grown increasingly frustrated with my own skills. Sure, I keep improving, technically, but there's something missing that I can't pinpoint. Perhaps I'm being overly self-critical, but I do feel rather stuck. Perhaps that's why I keep redoing old pieces instead of coming up with new ones. Writing-wise, I know that I can come up with somewhat original ideas. I know how to take stories and plots and make them my own. While it's far from perfect, I feel like I know what I need to improve it. With painting... not so much. Some of my "art" feels borin
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Every other weekend, I host a Saturday Snippet on my art blog, which you can find here. It's a post where I and whoever wants to join in, share snippets, excerpts or short quotes from our writing at various stages of completion. It can be whatever you are working on at the moment, something from older stories, something you have written for the purpose of sharing, or just random beginnings/story quotes that you have lying around. So far it has mostly been me and one of my writing friends. We would very much like others to join us! A little extra exposure never hurts, right? I will read and comment on every snippet/quote that is posted :) Wh
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