March 13, 1961
Buddhism, Asian Culture, Travel, Quantum Physics, Metaphysics, Washington,DC
I have 2 passions...Asian Culture and Painting. I am fortunate to LOVE my career as a psychiatric nurse. Love my Dylan (grandson).
I take refuge in The Buddha.
I am a sullen girl. I have a tattoo on my right arm of a Koi and the words 'Sullen Insomniac'
I can overwhelm myself with sorrow if I hear someone is hurt, a child is abused or an animal ~ which is everyday in this jacked up world.
I am left handed. I am nocturnal. Very scared of lightening but love to watch it. I love the shade of grey, and the color green.
Love avocados, black olives, pomegranates,Basmati rice and egg rolls. Hate all sports except hockey (go Pens). Fascinated with Tibetan Buddhism. Love Asian films (go figure). Favorite movie is Shaolin Temple.
I also was fortunate enough to spend 4 days with 'His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama' during his birthday. Namaste
' What you do to others, you've already done to yourself ' - These are not the exact words but similar to a line from the movie, 'The Color Purple'
Thank you all for enjoying Zen 1.... I am very humbled and happy today!
May 6 at 3:29PM
I am discouraged.
I feel there is so much digital art out there that I must be missing something.
Please , no one misunderstand me...I know it take much skill to work with a computer. I know it requires a great imagination, but....
I work so hard with my natural talent using my hands, eyes, and thoughts....and ugh, the clean up and the love/hate relationship with the mess!
I guess I am thinking 'old school' TRADITIONAL ART
April 24 at 11:13AM
lynnkah : I may be a digital artist, and not to offend any of my peers on here who are far beetter than me, but I personally would love to be able to do traditonal art work. Its using more of your own God given skill. Compters are a wonderful thing and the developers behind most of these programs are amazing, the only downfall I see personally, is if someone has a little talent, but can use a computer anyone can put out beautful art, but tradtional is all talent, some better than others mind you, but if we just use digital painting as our main source of media then we loose all the greats like the Norman rockwells of this world. Your work is lovely, don't be discouraged becaue you aren't familuar with digital work, keep at the skill you have. It's okay and fun to check out differnt styles of work, but neveer loose what you love the most. there are some unbeleivable traditonal artist on here, if you haven't seen Jesuel's work, check it out, he is one of many that is amazing at traditonal art.
this is only my opinon mind you, and again I am so thankful for digtal art, withot computers I'd still be making stick people...LOL although I am practicing more on my sketches, but no way would I post any of them.
as a news commentator always says, " this is one persons opinon ' LOL
April 25 at 3:50AM
TwistedZepher : In my opinion, I think your talents with traditional art are wonderful. Yes I know how to use a computer to create art, but you know how to use paint,pencils,charcoal, or whatever medium it is that you are doog at! I agree with Lynnkah on this one. I simply adore your art work and that is why I'm such a fan ^^ Yes digital art has it's ups, but it also has it's downs. One example is, if your computer crashes and you don't have a picture that you have been working on saved, then you've basically lost your picture. When it comes to traditional art, it's just right there and whatever mistake you made you can easily fix it. Be proud of what you do cause I know that I'm just amazed at the wonderful art that you create ^^
April 25 at 5:13PM
michi13 : Thank you both. This is the first time in my life I ever exposed my work. Its scarey to open up for fear of being shamed. My fam and close friends seen some stuff but most of them dont really care...they are just polite, they say ...yeh that's nice ...LOL. so you never REALLY KNOW if your good or not. My one friend who is on fanstory has always been so encouraging. She is enjoying her site too. Ill tell you guys what...Ill do a digital art painting and you do an actual painting and see what we get!
April 26 at 3:52AM
TwistedZepher : Well I attempted to work with paints a while back haha x3 It took soooo long and the picture didn't turn out that well. I want to learn traditional painting though, it all looks so fabulous and beautiful <3
And well... you're family may not have much to say, but I know that the people around this website appreciate your artwork cause I know that I do and I think that you are very brave and strong to take that chance and show your artwork. It is a pleasure to be able to see it.
April 27 at 3:47PM
michi13 : Awwww thank you sooooo much. Us artists are so sensitive about our sh@ ... LoL. DONT GIVE UP on the paints. Sometimes you have to put a painting away for a little while then look at it later. Usually you can dive back in and come back out with something great! Your words are so kind and encouraging...i can tell you are a beautiful person.
April 29 at 1:48AM
Can anyone recommend any good painters who do Asian art? I'd like to network
April 20 at 12:54PM
Posted some photos of a little boy in DC...I'm not a photographer, just thought those who are would enjoy them;)
March 16 at 11:03AM
All the photos I post are fuzzy or dull...my colors are very vibrant....photographers - WHAT AM I DOING WRONG? I post pics to Facebook that look better than these!
March 14 at 1:18PM
yukongold : are they sRGB profile?
March 14 at 2:59PM
michi13 : lol..dont know what a sRGB is.
I'm in bad shape!
March 16 at 12:27AM
I have very little formal education in art. What I do is natural, thoughts come and I just lay it down on canvas. I don't draw anything out, it's all brush. I was told don't put too much weight on what others say ~ just do your thing, that's why it is art.
March 13 at 10:48AM
fotofriend : That is exactly right, and I must admit that I like your style of painting. I send you a heartfelt 'welcome' and hope you enjoy sharing and viewing!
Cheers and God bless you, DJ
March 13 at 7:58PM