One question: Did you attend any art school or are you mostly self taught? cause the only thing that's holding me back from making art is the fact that I can't attend any arts institute, which is the only way I can reach my full potential. I don't know.Any advice? (BTW I LIVE FOR YOUR MASTERPIECES ♡)
I’m mostly self taught. I did take some kind of lessons, but it was more like a project group in school.
I’ve never been to any kind of arts institute or academy or such. Because they rejected me. xD
But art isn’t about reaching your full potential, you never will (not in a negative way though!). Because art and drawing skills are flexible things, they’re a constant process of learning. They grow and change throughout time and you’ll always get better. There’s always room for improvement.
So please never let that stop you from making art, okay? ♥
Listen to me, you can’t fix people.
Your love won’t make him stop hating his father
and your devotion won’t cure her of her childhood.
All you can do is be there, violets sprouting out
from your ribs, acceptance on your lips, your own
wounds still bleeding and all you can do is be there
and sometimes that’s enough, sometimes that’s everything.
So, you went to see Hedwig for the last time yesterday? How was it? Did you get to see Darren again? Tell me everything! I'm living vicariously through you!!
Hey, nonnie :) Yes, I went yesterday, and it was fantastic! They’re definitely pulling out all the stops as they reach the end of their run. It was so much more emotional than the last two times I saw it. I never mentioned before, but on the 17th, during that evening performance, when Hedwig goes to kiss someone in the front row, the guy fought Hedwig off. Like, almost decked him. Twice! This time, something similar happened to a lesser extent and Hedwig just gave up. Why do these people buy these front row tickets if they don’t want to chance getting kissed? Because, I’ll tell you, there’s other people willing to take the bullet if they don’t want to xD Actually, I was amazed by the amount of people in the lobby before the show who didn’t know Darren, and didn’t know what Hedwig was about. Like how? I realize that some people get season ticket packages so they basically just get a seat to every performance going on, but why not Google it and find out what it is you’re seeing? When the people next to me found out what Hedwig was about from the usher, they looked like they were going to vomit! It was weird.
Anyway, I stayed after for the stage door after the matinee (which Darren normally doesn’t do, but as he wasn’t performing the evening show, he opted to do one). I stayed my distance to give people who didn’t get a chance to see him before meet him, so I was at the way end of the line, about three people before his vehicle. I was out there for two hours (after already standing out there an hour waiting for him) because I wanted to say hey and have him sign a picture I forgot to bring last time. I even shoved three people in front of me because they came all the way from Brazil and hadn’t met him yet. I was afraid he’d sign my pic and then leave without saying anything to them, and I’d feel like a louse for the rest of my life. But after he hugged them, he saw me. His eyes lit up (the way they do when people recognize someone) and he immediately gave me a hug. I didn’t want to keep him because security said he was already late for a previous engagement, and I didn’t want to be the person who made him late, so I kept trying to politely just get my pic autographed and sneak away, but he kept complimenting me (on my eye makeup, for one, which I thought was a hot as hell mess when I did it at 6 a.m. - I had been up since 4 because I had to take my mom to work, got ready at 6, picked up my car at 9, and left at 10!) and about my outfit, telling me how cute I looked. He even commented on my red ribbon, which I wore in honor of my dad’s fight with heart disease - a fight that I’m continuing in my own life). I tried to be smooth and tell him thanks and how much I appreciate him saying all that while trying to slip away, when he said the thing that (once again) just got to me - “I’ll be thinking of you next week” (when I start all my doctor’s appointments). And there I went. Smoothness gone. I tackle hugged him. I couldn’t help it. And do you remember that little, “Oof!” he and Chris uttered when Kurt throws himself at Blaine at the end of the Box Scene? Yup. He does that in real life, too. So, in the end, I turned into a hyperactive toddler and probably besmirched my image in his eyes for the rest of our lives. Here’s hoping he goes on tour and I get the chance to redeem myself xD Ugh! What is my life! xD Thank you for asking, nonnie :) I hope that was worth living through :) Stay blessed <3
***Edit: I’m sorry that it never dawned on me to add this previously, but the image below that I had signed, drawn by the amazing @thisdoesnotsuck was not downloaded and printed off the Internet without permission. It was purchased several years back with the money going to benefit, I believe, Young Storytellers, or through the Box Scene Project. I am not an advocate in any way of stealing art, which my followers know. I have many pieces of her incredible work, all purchased. <3
Also adding this image since I now have it, a little grainy but extremely appreciative, from a video that @summersharky was kind enough to send me :)
so i currently don’t have a laptop which means i’m not going to be able to do any art commissions (which is the only way I make money atm, aside from my redbubble shop but i don’t get paid until April and even then it’s not definite) for a week and I could really use with having money for that week…so this is my last day were i can do commissions until i come back to my tablet/computer on the 29th….
if you want any art done by today (22nd of March – and at a stretch the morning of the 23rd) and you are able to pay me sometime this week… please check out my commissions post and get in contact with me... all payments (regardless of currency difference) are to be preferably done via paypal which is done so through this method.
if you aren’t able to, feel free to reblog my commissions post to spread the word… thank you so much to anyone who has gotten commissions from me so far - you’ve really enabled me to continue living off the small amount of money i have currently. i am forever grateful for your support.
and thank you to anyone who spreads the word <3 wishing you all the best <3
Olan asked me if i wanted to make him a profile pic and here it is i guess
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ he doesnt even have to use it since hes using the other drawing but ehhh i was bored so i decided to make it any way