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Artists looking for watchers.
I have decided to do a news article for artists that are looking for viewers.
I recently joined DeviantArt and one of the first things I really noticed is when you post an image it is carted of on a conveyor belt of art into oblivion. Your images is gone of the first page in a matter of mere seconds. Soon it is buried behind hundreds and hundreds of images.
Even browsing the newly posted art is a chore you have to click fast and furious to stay ahead of the new deviations and still you end up seeing most of the previous page because it is already moved down the list that far.
So I have compiled a small feature of artists that are specifically looking for new watchers. Viewers that enjoy the kind of art they are sharing. Please dont just favor their art and run, if you see an artist that does work that you appreciate, watch them so you can see what new art they create in the future. I hope you all enjoy the artists that I have featured here.
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Where The Wild Things Are
I had been hoping for a long time that the children's picture book "Where The Wild Things Are" would be adapted into a feature-length film. And as many of you Deviants have hyped-over, it has come to past.
I thought the movie was superb.
And after a happy-browsing, I found that WTWTA fan art is no longer so scarce (even I added to the fan art by tributing WTWTA in the following contest: by dressing up Fella in Max's monster outfit).

Where The Wild Things Are FAN-ART:
:thumb139120674: Where the wild things are.... by mcrlover4ever wild thing by bluefooted Where the Wild Cards Are by SeizureDemon where the wild things are by somefield Where the Wild Things Are by BryanTheEvery Where The Wild Things Are by UMINGA :thumb132626832: :thumb118824854:
For all those who were touched by the beloved book, and those that were inspired by it to create the above pieces of work.
If you created WTWTA fan art, but were not f
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Emily Sodders
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States

My name is Emily Sodders, and I am the owner and sole artist of Bird House Studio based in Gilsum, New Hampshire (though I was born and raised in Texas). I do have some formal education, but I am predominately a self-taught artist with many mentors (as it should be) and have been working professionally for nearly a decade. As far as my creative services go, I specialize in color pencil portraiture, residential and commercial murals, graphic design, face-painting, art parties, workshops, and have a handful of apprentices (part of my "Feathered Friends" program); all of which you can explore in greater detail on the Official BHS Website (however certain pages are under construction or are being updated, so please be forgiving! lol).

And while serving the creative needs of my community pays the bills and brings me immense joy and satisfaction daily (blessings far beyond what I deserve), my mission as an artist goes above my career goals and merges with my faith and spiritual goals as a Christian. In 2012, I began developing a series of sketches for an ongoing fine art collection which I have titled "EvangArts" because in many ways, they will serve as visual evangelizing. To summarize the varied complexities of the series, I will simply say for now: for all those who would rather "see" a sermon than hear one, this is for you, although, not to the exclusion of hearing and studying for yourself, of course! But ultimately, this series is what I believe God has laid on my heart to produce to further His kingdom, using the greatest talent He gave me. I'm not claiming to be "inspired" in the manner that God's prophets and apostles were; as I assure you I am quite capable of fallacies- but each piece will be the culmination of much prayer and Biblical scholarship. Lord-willing, these artworks and/or their printed counterparts will tour around the country (perhaps the world): an artistic mission trip in which church buildings become the galleries and souls might be won and encouraged to grow in the faith by learning from God's Word and not the vain doctrines of man, unifying the body of Christ.

I'm a pretty simple person. I live in a cute little house on some woody acres with my wonderful and wise husband, our two Black Lab/ German Shepard mix boys (known as the 'mini-horses'), and four cats. We enjoy working our land and creating a sustainable homestead. We are currently planning an orchard and extending our sizable garden. Because so many have asked over the past few years of our marriage: yes, we want to extend our family to include children in a few years, but we would like to secure ownership of our land and home first by paying off the mortgage early, as well as other small debts. Plus, some of the goals listed above, including EvangArts, would benefit by not having to change diapers every few minutes! My husband is also an artist- more specifically a martial artist. He is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Shaolin Chuan Fa/Jui Jit Su and a 2nd Degree Black Sash in Shaolin Kung Fu training under Grandmaster Steve DeMasco and is chief instructor at the Keene, NH SDSS location. I webmaster for the SDSS NH Website. I love that we can share our arts with others every day. We are both very passionate about what we do. We enjoy hiking, camping, and many other outdoor adventures and activities. Snuggling up in bed together to read a book out loud with dogs and cats on either side is one of our favorite way to cap the night!

I really enjoy the artistic fellowship on Deviant Art. It is a pleasure to have DA on an open web tab while working from my studio and watch what others are creating in real-time, at all technical levels, media, and styles. I especially love artists who have a sincere purpose driving them to create artwork, outside of the general passion for creating. I believe God gave mankind the ability to create so that we could understand why He creates. And if you are in touch with your spirit, Your Supreme Creator, if you know of your higher-calling, what you create is only as important as why you created it. Who is the glory for? If you create for something bigger than yourself, I want to know about it. I want to watch you. I watch a growing number of artists who have mastered the art of pleasing my aesthetic preferences, and that is well and good. But I really want to watch artists that are "doing" something with their art. Their art clothes the naked, feeds the hungry, builds hospitals, educates, inspires productivity, strengthens the family, communicates truths, passions, love, and more. Those artists will receive so much support from me, they will think I am their personal paparazzi.

If you would like to network with me on other social media just click on the appropriate links below! Just "like", "subscribe", "add", whatever, and I will return the favor!



God is good. <3



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inthebackground Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday (1) 
krims Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Halowing Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you have a good one and may your wishes come true
AngelitaDelaCruz Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
:D (Big Grin) 
olegmd Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Thank you very much for comment.
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday, you talented artist, you! :D
bioimagen Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Happy birthday Emily!
Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Happy Birthday!!
duytter Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday Emily :cake: :party:
I wish you all the best, a very nice day my friend :hug:
heartinart Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!!
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