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Annalise by LadyWindflower Annalise :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 1 0 Laughing at the Stars Karayan Character Sheet by LadyWindflower Laughing at the Stars Karayan Character Sheet :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 1 0 Honduran Girl (Chinese Papercutting Style) by LadyWindflower Honduran Girl (Chinese Papercutting Style) :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 4 0 Blood Up My Nose by LadyWindflower Blood Up My Nose :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 1 1 Girl and Dog Warm Colors 03 Signed by LadyWindflower Girl and Dog Warm Colors 03 Signed :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 4 0 Girl and Dog Part 1 (Cool Colors) by LadyWindflower Girl and Dog Part 1 (Cool Colors) :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 6 0 Triangle Fox by LadyWindflower Triangle Fox :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 2 3 White Flowers Skyward by LadyWindflower White Flowers Skyward :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 7 0 Question in the Rain by LadyWindflower Question in the Rain :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 5 0 Boys in Shanghai Rain by LadyWindflower Boys in Shanghai Rain :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 2 0 And Anne Pricked Her Finger... by LadyWindflower And Anne Pricked Her Finger... :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 2 0 Afraid of the City by LadyWindflower Afraid of the City :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 4 5 Pink Watercolor Ballerina by LadyWindflower Pink Watercolor Ballerina :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 2 0 Bright and Beautiful by LadyWindflower Bright and Beautiful :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 3 0 Wolf and Girl Nap by LadyWindflower Wolf and Girl Nap :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 3 3 Marshmallow Rescue by LadyWindflower Marshmallow Rescue :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 2 0


The first thing that struck me about this piece was the curves. You have the round circle of the moon, then the tree with it's branches...

I like the soft colors and I really like the style. Watercolor was a good choice for the kind of wispy sketch you did. It seems like it...

I really like the texture of the clouds. Even though you use rough strokes, they still look pillowy. However, they are dark and close e...

I like the setting. The composition and the background are very beautiful. It is a cute pose and I like how you included the details of...


Blue Phalaenopsis by Calur Blue Phalaenopsis :iconcalur:Calur 126 25 Forest of Hopes by paigemichael Forest of Hopes :iconpaigemichael:paigemichael 56 6 ENE #4 by mangaNzN ENE #4 :iconmanganzn:mangaNzN 39 0 Nosedive by isischneider Nosedive :iconisischneider:isischneider 156 8 Magic Mushroom by isischneider Magic Mushroom :iconisischneider:isischneider 272 50 Withdraw by WillTC Withdraw :iconwilltc:WillTC 143 15 Sleeping mouse fairy by BreDemonal24 Sleeping mouse fairy :iconbredemonal24:BreDemonal24 12 3 Cute chibi girl # 1 by BerenyiArts Cute chibi girl # 1 :iconberenyiarts:BerenyiArts 142 14 Cute chibi girl - lineart # 1 by BerenyiArts Cute chibi girl - lineart # 1 :iconberenyiarts:BerenyiArts 82 6 Blondie by stagoneetsa Blondie :iconstagoneetsa:stagoneetsa 16 2 poros by stagoneetsa poros :iconstagoneetsa:stagoneetsa 29 5 Hair Ablaze by PandasWings Hair Ablaze :iconpandaswings:PandasWings 14 4 Balcony 01 - game scene by aleksandr-osm Balcony 01 - game scene :iconaleksandr-osm:aleksandr-osm 27 2 River bank - game scene by aleksandr-osm River bank - game scene :iconaleksandr-osm:aleksandr-osm 27 1 7.Shy planets by AgataCzerw 7.Shy planets :iconagataczerw:AgataCzerw 37 8 In The Swamp by isischneider In The Swamp :iconisischneider:isischneider 162 15



Laughing at the Stars Karayan Character Sheet
In art class, my students are making comic books.  As my example, I am working on my version of a Talubin fairytale.  Here is Karayan, the daughter of a "Singing Star" and an Igorot hunter.  Because her mother is a fantasy person, I gave her slightly blue hair and a slightly gold tint to her skin.  Hopefully, it adds to the overall effect without being over the top.  Please tell me what you think.
Honduran Girl (Chinese Papercutting Style)
This partial, I am teaching my students about trying different art styles.  This week, since it was Chinese New Year, we have been working on following the style of Chinese papercutting.  I decided to do an example using Honduran subjects.
Today, I didn’t mention it.

It was the same question, the question that always threatened me.  The question I don’t know how to answer.  The question that always have to debate, discuss, and contemplate and plan out my answer, all within my own head.  And nobody knows that I am still not sure of the answer.

“Where are you from?”

“Tell your name, your major, and your hometown.”

When I was a child, there was only one answer.  But then my life changed.  I moved to a different world.  And I changed.  I grew there.

I didn’t put the slash in today.  I usually say “Buchanan, Michigan slash Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines.”  Because I am from both.  They both made me who I am.  But today, there was no “but” or “well, actually…”

Today, I stood up in class and said, “I’m from Buchanan, Michigan,” making the “mitten” map with my hand and pointing it out.  They laughed at that.  I smiled back.  It was such a Michigan thing to do.

Then, I sat down and the introductions continued and I wondered why I wanted to cry.  Only I knew the absence.  Only I felt the silence of the place that was not said.

And it ached.  It ached like the grey morning with the smell of smashed worms on the sidewalk.

I thought I had moved on.  I had returned to the old house at ******** Drive. I had a “permanent home address” now.  They didn’t need to know.

But maybe I did.  Maybe I needed to know that I hadn’t lost it.  Because maybe I don’t really want to move on because I don’t want to leave it behind.  Maybe I just need to know that even if I am in a new chapter, that it’s still in my book, that it’s still part of my story.  Because it’s getting blurry and I’m getting scared.  I am scared that I will forget.  I do not know that I will change my answer.  But, I think, at least next time, I will still feel the pain of the absence of the place I did not say.


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Twist me a crown of wind-flowers;
That I may fly away
To hear the singers at their song,
And players at their play.

I'll twist you a crown of windflowers
But whither would you go?
Beyond the surging of the sea
And the storms that blow.
-Christina Rossetti

I have flown all over the world: to the northern mountains of the Philippines, to the shimmering city of Shanghai, to South Korea, and Nepal. I am currently a teacher in Honduras of many subjects, including art!

I am a traveler, a storyteller, and an artist trying to keep growing and inspire others.

I am open to commissions, critiques, suggestions, advice, and discussions.


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aksinia Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
Thank You for the favs :)
LonesomeBookworm Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday! :happy birthday: 
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Thanks for the  watch :)
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Thank you for the :+fav: on my Closer Than You think deviation, I really appreciate it!! Pink Heart Icon 
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thanks for the fave, dear~!
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Thanks 4 faving Basilisk... by Dark-Indigo ...:)
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thanks for the fav ^^ 
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