Saturday

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Went out with my parents this evening to the Dairy Queen in Pojoaque where we each ordered 2 types of mini Blizzard and shared them all. I thought the three best were the banana split, Georgia mud and Snickers. My parents really liked the Hawaiian one but I didn't love it quite the same. There was also a chocolate turtle one that mostly tasted...
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Saturday

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Just saw the Veronica Mars movie. It was fantastic.

franie:

Does Kristen Bell keep her clothes on in it?

aristophanes:

Yes. There's a running thing about Veronica having a sex video online, but even in the moments of it that you see, she seems mostly clothed.

I took a look at your work from the link you have in the art forum about custom portraits and really liked what I saw. I really liked your ink and grayscale works. You have a fan and I'm mulling over what I want to purchase. 

aristophanes:

Thanks much! It means a lot! If you're interested in some of my art, I also have some other pieces for sale that aren't listed online yet that I can send photos for.

thephonynpayne:

Absolutely, that'd be great.

Art News

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So I have, at last, figured out a way to paint skies which produces satisfactory results comparable to painting with watercolor on rice paper! It involves using the paint medium of Orazio Gentileschi, which does a great job thinning and blurring colors.

Still have not sold any oil paintings. There's one painting someone expressed interest in -- called "Crags" -- which I would repaint if someone...
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The picture of La Sylphe is getting close to her deadline of destruction... if anyone wants to save her from being painted over, time is of the essence...

You can find her at http://taliafelix.ecrater.com as well as other unsold paintings.

Thanks for the support, it's very much appreciated! I am considering looking for a job where I can work from home, or something like that. Thanks again for the support, how have you been doing lately? Any plans to visit Edinburgh this year?

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themainman:

That's great that you're doing art experiments, if you run out of room you could consider putting some of your work on Etsy. That would make some money for you. As per my situation, you're correct. The pain is in cycles now rather than constant like before, it's depression and anxiety issues that are a problem now. I can't cope in busy places anymore and I'm no good at dealing with people. I even struggle to maintain a conversation with friends and family for more than a few minutes. It's like my confidence is at an all-time low (I had zero confidence before, and now it's sub zero).

aristophanes:

You might want to keep an eye out for a book called Tongue-Fu, by Sam Horn. I found it a really useful book for dealing with people. I'd almost recommend How To Win Friends and Influence People, but only with the warning that it's actually rather bad for doing either of the things its title implies; it really should be called "How To Make Yourself More Agreeable" or something like that. Can be useful if the trouble is coming from your side. 

Video about my new painting...

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horror_head:

Enjoyed watching and I like your take on the painting; the countenance of Saturn in general, but mainly the bushy brow and nose. His eyes look fierce!

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robotwisdom4:

Watched the video in art lovers group.  Great care and attention to detail!  I know it's difficult to be sure about the colors and the exact medium recipe, but still your own style is very vibrant.

torturedbythecia:

Kind of terrifying - but I guess that's ok sometimes!  Great job!

Art

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Still making lots of art... part of what's getting me is I'm anting to experiment with the techniques. I'm copying two paintings -- Rubens's "Saturn Devouring His Son" and a portion of Van Eyck's "Arnolfini Marriage." I am nearly done with the Rubens, but the Van Eyck takes a long time.