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Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
If you have been around deviantART for the last few years there is a good chance you may have run into `athenatt. She is always out there commenting and offering advice and good critiques, particularly for aspiring portrait artists and is always welcoming to new faces. You would be hard pressed to find someone more welcoming and friendly than her on the site, and her spirit and enthusiasm and positive nature are something we can all take a cue from. So congratulations `athenatt! Your love of what you do and appreciation of the hard work of others has made you the perfect person to receive deviousness!
-awarded February 2007
Can I just copy and paste last year's journal, which I wrote nearly exactly a year ago, saying "damn that was sure a suckfest, let's hope next year is better"..? *sigh*

Unfortunately 2016 was NOT better than 2015. For a lot of us, it was infinitely worse, in so many ridiculous ways. For me the last two years have been especially absurd concerning All Things Artistic. And only one DA journal and post per a year for the last three years...? After having been so prolific for so long? Yeah, I'm doing a really bang-up job as an artist.  :/  Work work work work work, that's all I've been living and breathing for many, many moons now. Blargh. You know what they say about all work and no play...  o__O;  Yup. I'm right there, at the mouth of madness, mostly as the reduction in my workload I had hoped to achieve this year did not happen, it actually, in fact, doubled, but I must make the reduction happen this year; my sanity depends upon it. What good is all manner of filthy lucre when one's artistic soul has become a dried and shriveled tired bit of moldy useless matter? Bah. 

And actually, drama aside, I did have a few small artistic highlights for the year; I've done a couple of little commissions and gifts that I tiredly haven't gotten around to posting on DA (but I will) and I'm currently illustrating a cute little book in between tons and tons of work, so that's good (I'll post those sketches once the author's permission has been received). Those few small things have keep the tiny artistic flame within from burning out completely, but boy do I need to carefully and intentionally fan the embers for 2017 lest they grow completely cold and dead. I want to become a roaring artistic bonfire once again... heck, at this point, even a nice, small-sized campfire would do!  

I urge you, my dear fellow Artists, if you are reading this and feel you are in the same exhausted boat, keep bailing. We artists must keep striving, despite the wretched tidal wave called Life that threatens to overwhelm our little artistic boats and capsize us at any moment. Keep bailing, my fine friends, keep bailing! We must prevail. ART must prevail! 

"Per aspera ad astra."


2017, you'd better bring better things, damn it. 
  • Listening to: NPR
  • Eating: anything with cheese
  • Drinking: Sour American Wild Ales

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Cherry-Cute Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Hi! Long time no hear!
Had a question, how do you make everything so realistic?
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Olimpt Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heya hey!
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SmallishPoppy6 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Student General Artist
thanks for the llama i would give one back if i could change my password.
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brettacular Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Stumbled in here, saw an amazing gallery, and now a fellow cheese and craft beer lover. Yo!
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faezehbegzadefun Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing gallery
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FurbyLover1111 Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hi There! Would you wanna check out my Profile? i Know..I...Im not THAT Good at Drawing. But still.Im a Good Artist in real Life!
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slimies Featured By Owner May 24, 2016
such wonderful art you do and the cat is a good artist too
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roryskie Featured By Owner May 22, 2016


wanted to let you know your work is being stolen on this facebook coloring group
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SoPhoReal Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Llama backWink/Razz 
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SoPhoReal Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Breathtaking Art
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