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This is how the Nicky do... art
I was chatting with a friend about art tips and I've told a few people these things so gonna toss them out in the world for those who may be curious. Unsolicited art advice from the Nicky for getting out of your head regarding art. Hope this helps folks out some.
Nicky's art philosophy
(ignore or consider at will)
1. When you finish an art piece, it is in the past. It is over and behind you. Feel free to enjoy it if you like (hopefully you can and do, you earned it!) but it is DONE. It's not perfect and if you see flaws, that's in the past. Make a mental note to correct it next time. If you learn from a mistake in your art then that mistake has a very important purpose. Now, make your next piece and learn from the last one. Your new art is your present and you need to give it your attention and energy. But, when it's done, it's in your past too. This way you are always focusing on what you're working on now (and maybe the projects you'd like to do next!) rather tha
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Gabrielle Stern
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United States
It's starting to become apparent that people don't know what happened. 

I think when go on these long, extended hiatuses, we fall into an "out of sight, out of mind" scenario. It's no one's fault, of course. Different spheres of our lives need different attention in different amounts at different times. In the last 18 months, the art sphere has not been my focus, and there are a lot of reasons for that.

I guess no one knew why.

I'm not sure anyone really cared why.

No one asked.

But I didn't go around telling either. So it's on me.

In 2016, I lost about half of my family. I spent so much time in hospitals. So many teary conversations on the phone. So many plane tickets. So many funerals. Each was more tragic than the last. 

Then November 8th came and left. And as much as a joke to say as it has become, "I still haven't really processed the election". It would be funny if it wasn't so true.

So in 2017, my sister and I pulled our resources (really, she pulled her resources and blessed me with the trip) and headed to Africa for a period of time. We needed to get away. We needed to be somewhere else. So we went.

And then it still wasn't enough and we still couldn't stand to be here, so we pulled our resources again (really, my inlaws pulled their resources and blessed us with a trip) and we headed to the arctic for a period of time. And christian and I got married, and now we're married.

And while in 2017 we have done nothing but try to surround each other with love and kindness and support and affirmations, none of us feel healed. 

And I couldn't create.

I could not. I just could not.

Then we got hit by the hurricane, and that was okay, because we were lucky and found a new home and it was going to be okay. And this was a chance, because now we were somewhere new. Now we were no longer in the place we lived in while hearing all the bad news. No longer sleeping in the room where we cried on the bed about how unfair this all was. No longer in the city from which we drove back and fourth to the hospital. We were somewhere else. Anywhere else.

So I started to create again. And I'm still not sure if this feels right, but I'm trying. 

I know I've lost touch with a lot of people here over the last 18 months. I know many of you tried to keep up with me on facebook, and my beliefs scared you away. I know I can be a challenge. It hurts, but I understand.

I don't know if I'm really welcome here anymore, if there's a community that will support or affirm me anymore, if my work would be acknowledged anymore, if we jive anymore. But I'd like to try, if I can.

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nickyflamingo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Hope you're having a lovely birthday hon! :heart:
GabiStar Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, Nix~ <3 
Sami-Fire Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017
Happy buuday! Keep doing your best; I hope to see more of you!
A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017
Happy birthday.
iLantiis Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kawaii pink cake HAPPY BIRTHDAY heart balloons
MoonKey19 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
Thank you very much for the watch! I appreciate it! :) (Smile)
GabiStar Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! I'm just starting to pick up photography, and I really enjoy the mood in your landscapes!
MoonKey19 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 1, 2017
Thank you very much! I am glad you like it :)

You safari picture are very cool! Keep it up :)
jackcrowder Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Dance! Dance!
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nickyflamingo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy birthday sweetie!

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Tuthiuly Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy berfdaaaaay here too.
A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
Happy birthday.
AnneMarie1986 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Suki-Belle Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the +watch! It's greatly appreciated! :iconsweethugplz:
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