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Downy Woodpecker by Sarah-Diane Downy Woodpecker :iconsarah-diane:Sarah-Diane 5 1 It's All Mine by Sarah-Diane It's All Mine :iconsarah-diane:Sarah-Diane 2 0 A Boys Life II - A Thinking Place by Sarah-Diane A Boys Life II - A Thinking Place :iconsarah-diane:Sarah-Diane 10 10 Alesha Jean by Sarah-Diane Alesha Jean :iconsarah-diane:Sarah-Diane 3 2 Vase with Flowers by Sarah-Diane Vase with Flowers :iconsarah-diane:Sarah-Diane 1 3 Lift Off by Sarah-Diane Lift Off :iconsarah-diane:Sarah-Diane 1 0 Kasen by Sarah-Diane Kasen :iconsarah-diane:Sarah-Diane 0 0 Fruit by Sarah-Diane Fruit :iconsarah-diane:Sarah-Diane 3 0 Birds on a Wire by Sarah-Diane Birds on a Wire :iconsarah-diane:Sarah-Diane 2 0 Alesha by Sarah-Diane Alesha :iconsarah-diane:Sarah-Diane 0 0 Brianna by Sarah-Diane Brianna :iconsarah-diane:Sarah-Diane 1 5 Little White Lichen by Sarah-Diane Little White Lichen :iconsarah-diane:Sarah-Diane 0 0 Natures Glow by Sarah-Diane Natures Glow :iconsarah-diane:Sarah-Diane 2 3 The Buck Stops Here by Sarah-Diane The Buck Stops Here :iconsarah-diane:Sarah-Diane 20 3 Harvest Time by Sarah-Diane Harvest Time :iconsarah-diane:Sarah-Diane 10 6 Blue Bird by Sarah-Diane Blue Bird :iconsarah-diane:Sarah-Diane 8 3

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The Ten Paradoxes of Creative People
The Ten Paradoxes of Creative People
Pre-eminent psychologist Mihaly Cziszentmihalyi about the ten paradoxes of creative people. here’s an abbreviated version:
1. Creative people have a great deal of physical energy, but they’re also often quiet and at rest. … One manifestation of energy is sexuality. Creative people are paradoxical in this respect also. They seem to have quite a strong dose of eros, or generalized libidinal energy, which some express directly into sexuality. At the same time, a certain spartan celibacy is also a part of their makeup; continence tends to accompany superior achievement. Without eros, it would be difficult to take life on with vigor; without restraint, the energy could easily dissipate.
2. Creative people tend to be smart yet naive at the same time. … Another way of expressing this dialectic is the contrasting poles of wisdom and childishness. As Howard Gardner re
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An American Paradox
In a survey of attitudes toward artists in the US a vast majority  of Americans, 96%, said they were greatly inspired by various kinds of art  and highly value art in their lives and communities. But the data suggests  a strange paradox.
While Americans value art, the end product, they do not value what artists do. Only 27% of respondents believe that artists contribute "a lot" to the good of society.
Further interview data from the study reflects a strong sentiment in the cultural community that society does not value art making as legitimate work worthy of compensation. Many perceive the making of art as a frivolous or recreational pursuit.
USA hopes to help close the gap between the love of art and the ambivalence toward artists in society.
Other insights further illuminate the depth of the paradox:
• A majority of parents think that teaching the arts is as important as reading, math, science, history, and geog
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Some of my favorite pencil artists.


I've been away for a long time but I'm back, I'm getting better and I'm learning some new tricks.  I sure have missed my artistic pals and I can't wait to see what everyone has been up to!


Sarah Diane Salisbury
Artist | Traditional Art
United States
Born and raised in PA but I've been in Indiana for over 20 years so I consider myself a Hoosier now. I started as a graphite artist and have been slowly expanding my skills to include metalpoint drawings, watercolor and acrylic painting and just recently, digital art.

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Artsouls143 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
thanks a lot for llama
Sarah-Diane Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
Artsouls143 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Filmographer
George-H-Art Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the  :iconlamaplz: SarahSquish Hug 2 -  The Eye Poke
Shadowind Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for joining the group! your art is lovely! :D
Sarah-Diane Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
My pleasure- and thank YOU!
RustyBlou Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the fave! :highfive: Your art is amazing.
Sarah-Diane Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
You are quite welcome and thanks back at you!!
stuartclark Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Great work :)
Sarah-Diane Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you- much appreciated!
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