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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

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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...

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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

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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.
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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.
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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 :)
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LonesomeBookworm Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday! :happy birthday: 
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Alchera01 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 31, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the  watch :)
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Digital-Priestess Featured By Owner Edited May 29, 2016   General Artist
Thank you for the :+fav: on my Closer Than You think deviation, I really appreciate it!! Pink Heart Icon 
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SkyJynx Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the fave, dear~!
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Dark-Indigo Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks 4 faving Basilisk... by Dark-Indigo ...:)
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ArianeTorelli Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the fav ^^ 
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Sadova302b50 Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
Thank you very much for the llama!
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3wyl Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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