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Journal Entry: Sun May 20, 2012, 1:14 AM
Wow. thank you EVERYONE for so many happy-birthday messages.
Just want you to know that it hits home. It touches me very deeply.

I'm kind of stunned right now thinking about this whole internet thing. How, way long ago this 2 year old kid first picked up a pencil and scribbled some circles on the back of a piece of discarded assignment-paper my dad brought home from the school where he worked as a teacher. How over those awkward adolescent years when at times I hated my talent for drawing because I thought that was the only thing of value people saw in me and I didn't think it was valuable at all. But for some reason I could never quit. Through my college years when I finally grabbed hold of a dream, to be a professional artist. The frustration of seeing how far I had to go in skill and experience. And on then till today.

Life's still a struggle. I still always wish I were better at my art. Wish things were more stable and sustaining. Wish I had more time. But I figure we're all in that together right?  Life wouldn't be interesting without the struggle and through that struggle I've been able to connect to so many amazing people across the wide expanse of this earth. To give something to others, to be influenced by them in return.  To think that people in the Philippines or the Netherlands or Italy would know me or care enough to wish me "Happy Birthday"?!  That's something that the two year old me could never have fathomed.  That's something that I feel compelled to return in some way or fashion.


Thank you.

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noisybubbles Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
We are definitely all in that together! Keep striving mate...if we didn't struggle, then surely we wouldn't learn and experience nearly as much as we'd like.

I hope you, and your inner two year old, enjoyed your day :D
Zim-Roxo Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday :)
thank you for the inspirational words :P definitely lagging behind in my ability but I continue my art whether I decide to make a career out of it or if it stays just as a hobby...
I love your art! :) I ordered a print, which just came in the mail :) that was definitely the highlight of my day! :D wish I could afford a larger size, tho :/
EliotAlexander Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Amen, brother. Happy birthday.
MattiaC Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
happy birthday and thank you for your words :)
LAvenus79 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh... I hope I didn't miss your birthday. I found a fellow artist featuring your art on FB. Happy Birthday! Yes, I agree with the whole life being interesting with amazing people ;) All the best and continue following that dream. Glad you're here on DA :yay:
pearwood Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I joined dA seven years because Elfwood wouldn't let me, a mere photographer have my own account. I wanted to be able to talk to these great artists. Now I count many of them as my friends, so on dA I stay.

(My son actually got to meet Steph Law. How cool is that??) :D
jasinski Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool! I remember Stephanie from way back in the Elfwood days. :)
EarthCookies Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh it's your birthday?? well, happy birthday <3 *throws confetti*
Stay awesome and keep rocking with your amazing artwork~
jasinski Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
haha- thanks :)
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