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I may not have the best skills,
I may not be the most well known,
I may not have the most expensive materials
but —

I am an artist.
Pretty much how I feel at the moment.
I was always the type of person to overthink things, and worry too much about what other people thought about my artwork — and if it even is considered "art"... if there is a true definition of the world.


There will always be someone better than me but I shouldn't let that hinder me from stopping what I love to do.
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:iconjaqerant92:
JaqErant92 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen to that, my friend!
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:iconcasualtyofwar:
CasualtyOfWar Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And an artist you shall be.
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:iconwolfplusanima:
wolfplusanima Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
That's so true. I've always been surrounded by people with amazing artistic talent, I can't even begin to compare to them. But I'm still an artist.
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:iconaugustflokite:
AugustFloKite Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Artist
That is very true. I feel happy that I'm not the only one.

Short, but excellent and inspiring. :)
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CinamonToastCrunch Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so laconic, and that is the beauty of it. if I did this it would be 2 paragraphs of wanna-be Frost stuff. i applaud you.
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sorapuppy26 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg this is seriously something i should read whenever im down.... *-*
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Nekothebro Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is fantastic! :D I absolutely love it :clap:
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:iconjuneriot:
Juneriot Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looooove iiiiit~
Definitely front-page worthy, because we all need a little wake-up call like this every once in a while. ;D
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:iconvickers-von-stitch:
Vickers-von-Stitch Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Right on! Hold onto that and keep filling the world with joy and expression!
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:iconenthusiastictomato:
EnthusiasticTomato Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree!
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:iconkryione:
Kryione Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh the literature in the front page lately are really touching.
Dern it.:icontearplz:
*mustmaintainego*
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:iconbellelarme:
bellelarme Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Writer
so true.

i love it.
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shymystic67 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
100% True
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:iconlaulun:
laulun Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it, it's exactly what I tell myself in moments of doubt. :x
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AKayPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Photographer
This pretty much is how I feel all the time.
This is simple, but very well put. :)
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:iconerinvalkyrie:
Erinvalkyrie Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i feel the same!! and you have all the reason don't let them tell you otherwise :)
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:iconlahula:
lahula Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
thanks for sharing! this was exactly what i needed!
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:iconicy-dew:
Icy-Dew Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Same here , thanks for sharing this with us :floating:
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CromarK Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If this is what you call poetry, sorry, but you're not an artist. Not in my opinion, at least.
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jeffro281 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
While I do believe that it is art (albeit simplistic freeverse), I don't see how it's front page worthy in the slightest.

This is why I can't stand DA: So many gifted artists can put hours and days into working and improving, and they will always be covered underneath the recycled mediocrity of things like DeviantArtSecret and generic MLP vectors.
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CromarK Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree with you. Maybe it is some kind of modern simplified stylized art which I, apparently, don't like, but at least it has a good message. After all, there's no one to blame. This world is wrong by praising individuals for what they are, instead of what they do.
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nilla-bean Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Everyone has their own opinion.
I'm not at all a poet, I'm new at writing poetry if not obvious enough already. Poetry I feel as if is a form of art - nonetheless how good, how "bad", or simple. And if someone told you your photography wasn't art, then how would you feel exactly?

But regardless, whether you consider it art or not, I felt as if this was something that needed to be said.
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CromarK Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Talking about how someone is feeling is not much relevant here. It was not my intention to make you feel bad, I was simply expressing my opinion. I'm sorry if I offended you in any way.

Your writing is true and I agree with it. I don't agree it's a poetry, although.
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nilla-bean Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're right, perhaps it isn't 'relevant' but it was in hope to offer you a sense of perspective.

:shrug:
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CromarK Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm sorry if I seem harsh. Maybe I truly don't have a sense of perspective, but never mind me. Your writing has a message which is good. That's also a thing that matters, right? I may not like your work considering it a poetry, but it seems that a lot of people do! And that's great. Keep it up, anyway. x)
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K-LAW Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student General Artist
This may be simple but it's true (y) :)
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:iconkalynvalcourt:
kalynvalcourt Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Claps hands XD
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ArtemisMoondragon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Simple, but nice. And true. :)
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Avizo-23 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student General Artist
so true... :nod:
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:iconvsabbath:
VSabbath Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that was powerful :D
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13datura31 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a bastard.
here's a poem as well.

I dont get my paycheck til two.
And i cannot for the life of me
fall back into sleep.
The pills i've taken
have lost their lustrous
key to time travel.
And so i wait
every click
Every piece
of data sent
Won't bring me
closer to two.
So i wait.

or some shit like that.
What im trying to say
is imma get me some
good whiskey for a change
and maybe some bud
and play some music
with my brother.
He just got out of jail.

or some shit like that.
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GoodnightMoon18 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for saying what everyone that has a creative bone in their body wants to say!
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St3ffimon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx man ;v; you cheering me up~
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UnicornBaby Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Yes you are :)
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JohrnyReport Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Art only can be critisised by his owner.
Art is never wrong.
Art is forever.
To make Art is an Art itself
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jeffro281 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
"Art only can be criticized by his owner"

...No, that's awful advice for any artist. If they aren't willing to listen to the viewpoints of others on how to improve, they aren't going to improve.
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JohrnyReport Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no, this is how i improve myself.
Simple example: picasso co9uldn't critizes a person how only vectors,because his art is different, even when he is world famous.
im not tne best and people told me this a lot of times, but i dont give a fuck, because they never tried to really correct me. they only critizesed in a bad way or neutral way....
there was no other way for me to improve myself by looking others and telling myself, how could i make my art better...
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Bsalg93 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconthisplz: is true.
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:iconvidzyn79:
VIdzyn79 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well said!!
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ShieroS Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Feel the same, you're great artist :D
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trajektoria Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:highfive:
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Couldn't have said it better myself.
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:iconmarcrin:
Marcrin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
most people see the world in shades of grey, artists see the world in colour :D
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:iconaothex:
Aothex Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
E.L. James especially sees it in grey.
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:iconcommanderctc:
CommanderCTC Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're not the only one... :(
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:iconsilharai:
Silharai Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Right there with you!
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D-teen91 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Writer
Same here!
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SaraJugali Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
can i share this on my facebook??
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nilla-bean Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, feel free. ^_^
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:iconsarajugali:
SaraJugali Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
yeeey thank you!! :3
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