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Many years ago I gave up all childish hopes of ever becoming a professional artist, simply because of the almost-guaranteed poverty that comes with the job. After all, what artist hasn't heard a cautionary tale about a starving artist friend, relative or famous person?

However, a few weeks ago I read this:…

I realized that it is when we focus on money as a reward, rather than the art itself, that "formula" bestseller books and blockbuster movies emerge. I'm scared that one day there will be no alternatives to the three or four classic Hollywood plotlines, to the made-in-a-Chinese-sweatshop "paintings" and to the Starbucks latte.

So um, of any of you artists need a new mission statement:

"We artists should create because of our love of art. We should create what we want, not what we think is popular. We should view money as a lovely bonus."

Thanks for joining me on my mind-puke :p.
  • Listening to: Tom Waits
  • Reading: Moby Dick
  • Watching: Moulin Rouge
  • Playing: With a knitting needle
  • Drinking: Liquid, presumably


Artist | Student | Traditional Art
Hi! My name's Elizabeth. Pleased to meet you!

I love British and Australian accents, duct tape and having intellectual conversations with strangers.

I do a lot of random types of art, including sculpting and environmentally-friendly graffiti (In sidewalk chalk. It's pretty, easy to use and washes off when it rains) Some people say my writing is a work of art. Then they realize they can't read it, and start yelling about hieroglyphics (True Story).

But what I'm most proud of is my writing and two-dimensional visual art. So that's what random internet people get to see.

Even with the art I'm the proudest of, I get complaints. People say my writing is confusing and/or too old-fashioned and oddly phrased. They also say that my sister's art is better than mine. Oh well, haters gonna hate.

I believe that art is an interpretation of what is in front of you. It's drawing something with your own twist to make it original. Some of my work is not that, but I try to capture the spirit of creation in everything I do. This philosophy has become more than just an artistic statement. It has started to become a way of life. Sooo... Just think about that, kay?

Oh, and for those of you who don't know, the word "defenestrate" literally means "to throw somebody or something out of a window".

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LadyFromEast Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for faving my art! :iconcocoloveplz:
Elizabeth425 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No problem :). It's beautiful.
damien-christian Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
 Nice work! The sunken city WOW! The colours, the use of paint, concept, juxtaposition of balancing imagery (buildings), the use of domed palace/garitas works magnificently. Love it. :)
Elizabeth425 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow :). I'm glad that you not only like this, but are so enthusiastic about it :D. I really appreciate you taking the time to comment. Thanks so much.
damien-christian Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
 Lol studied art and education at uni but became a Registered Nurse instead. I had some really awesome teachers at various schools I attended and some great lecturers and great practical tutors at uni. Never finished the degree and I dropped education in second year. Third year I was doing 2nd and 3rd year subjects in order to make up and decided I needed a paying career lol.

Left it too long, you have 10 years to go back to finish. Doubt t I'd get any recognition for prior learning. Oh well start again. Who knows I may do better than a pass in fiber and textile practical...
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