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I am required by the FDA to tell you that prolonged exposure to my art will cause bleeding of the eyes.



A few days ago I was invited to a Austin, TX Capitol art show happening this weekend. By my standards this is impressive, but today I think I stumbled across the greatest achievement in my art career.

I stopped by the local art studio that is sponsoring the show to drop off my paintings to enter, and it was fairly obvious the owner was impressed and introduced me to a teacher in a class of maybe 8-14 year old children. I received all sorts of adulation from everyone there, and each of the kids seemed eager to show me what they were working on. I've never been good around kids, or people in general for that matter, but I think I really connected with those kids.

While I had been talking with the class, their teacher had been studying my painting and eventually asked how I made it. I explained that one of my favorite things to do is use a straw to blow ink and paint around for cool effects. But what really took me by surprise is that most of the kids wanted to try it too, and convinced their teacher to let them use ink and watercolor for their next project. I'm not sure I could ever explain that feeling, that something I created has influenced young minds in some way, and that they are so quick to look up to me. I can honestly say it's one of the most incredible feelings I've ever experienced in my life. Just meeting those kids alone is more than anything I ever could of hoped to accomplish through art.

I'm excited by the prospect of being a part of such a prestigious event, but it pales in comparison to how eager I am to see what those kids come up with.


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C. Nicholson
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I can tell by the look of disappointment on your face that you've come to the right place.

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Manomatul Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry this is so late in making, but a HUGE special thanks to you for the favorite-ism on "Various Failures". =) oxoxo
GLoeNn Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist

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GLoeNn Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
and thanx some more for the WATCH!!!!:woohoo:
Charlotte-Blair Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fav <3
spicyclouds Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thankyou for the Watch! ^^
shellshock264 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely! Love your watercolors, keep it up!
GLoeNn Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot for the fav:dummy:
keep on your watercoler work!!!
Edensgate Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thx for Fave!
switchblade16 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome to :iconmadmen-asylum:! :wave:

We're happy to have you. Enjoy your stay! :psychotic:
L-Drolma Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Thank you!
Your work is beautiful, truly!
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