I like my dragon too... I have such fun with color! Dear Spouse toned it down a bit so it didn't "glow" so badly. I'm all happy now that my store is working too, that took a lot of work, let me tell you! But I finally figured it all out. Now to do more art so I have something new to put up periodically.View Thread
Hey there Debbie! I'll bet we all understand what it's like to forget login information. I have to write all my stuff down sometimes. Another thing I do is pick a word I like then just change the number when I have to change my password. No worries though, we're glad to have you here.
Hope you are feeling better, and I wish you the best in learning to forgive yourself. You may feel guilty for allowing yourself to be talked into that, but remember that we are all humans. When someone is abused really badly, it is normal to have some effect from it. Just like it's normal to get a bruise if you bump your knee. But it's possible to heal, too, with the right help.
Thanks, both of you, for the support once again! My dear spouse actually managed to save a couple of them so they could be put up after all. For example, my lantern picture was nice but one of the lanterns was way off square. My dragon with feather was nice but the color levels were off. She fixed both those things digitally and so now they are able to be properly displayed, looking their best.View Thread
No matter the name, whether you have one or not, you are still you and you have intrinsic worth as a human being. It sounds like you are having a really hard time. We are here to listen if you need to talk.View Thread
Great point! In this case though, my spouse was seeing things that I had overlookeed. Like, a pen and ink drawing I had thought was great, she pointed out that it was nice but some of the lines weren't parallel like I had wanted them to be, so it would give people the wrong idea about my technical skill. If I'm trying to compete against the best, I have to look my best. Once I'm a little more successful I can have a secondary gallery with some of my earlier works but for now I need to show the stuff that is done with my very best skills. Thank you for responding!View Thread
Thanks for looking! I'll have to read that article when I get off of a filtered computer. Some will notice that my site looks a lot different and has far fewer works on it at the moment, I'm also putting up a sales section, but that's because I'm trying to only put my best foot forward. Onward and upward!View Thread
There's an inspiring topic, for sure! I can see echoes of that in the movie La Vita e Bella, and also in a character in a Pat Conroy novel (Beach Music). Some might scoff at the attitude that makes this kind of optimism possible, but I think it also speaks of great strength. My spouse tells me that some of the happiest times of her life were when she was homeless, because she was optimistic and saw beauty in small things. This is such an important thing to keep in mind. One way that I personally do this, when I remember to, is in noticing the interesting shapes forms, light and color all around me. When I pay attention to that it improves my life and my art. After all, even if terrible things are happening all around you, what profit is there in being sad all the time?View Thread
Thanks, so much, for the support. It means a lot. Last night I registered my own domain, rohvannynshaw.com! I plan to get at least a basic version of my professional site up this weekend. My other one, the http://www.desertquest.webs.com , will do in the meantime, and I've weeded through the art on it so the lesser stuff is gone. I only want to show the best face to the world. It's kind of exciting to get an email address with my own domain on it!
Sometimes it's hard to say "I can be a professional someday. I can start acting like it now. I deserve success and I can work hard for it, and enjoy it when it comes." So I'm working on it. And this weekend I have a goal of doing at least one more detailed art piece of some kind to put up on the site.
Thanks, all, for giving me someone to tell about it. That's important too!View Thread