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Another little dragonfly by ElvanArtisan Another little dragonfly :iconelvanartisan:ElvanArtisan 2 0 mandala journal drawing 10 by ElvanArtisan mandala journal drawing 10 :iconelvanartisan:ElvanArtisan 2 0 Inside front cover finished altered book by ElvanArtisan Inside front cover finished altered book :iconelvanartisan:ElvanArtisan 1 0 hello, there Mr. Toad by ElvanArtisan hello, there Mr. Toad :iconelvanartisan:ElvanArtisan 1 0 Wasp! by ElvanArtisan Wasp! :iconelvanartisan:ElvanArtisan 1 0 Friendly snail by ElvanArtisan Friendly snail :iconelvanartisan:ElvanArtisan 1 0 Inside back cover altered book finished by ElvanArtisan Inside back cover altered book finished :iconelvanartisan:ElvanArtisan 0 0 outside back cover finished altered book by ElvanArtisan outside back cover finished altered book :iconelvanartisan:ElvanArtisan 1 0 damselfly larvae by ElvanArtisan damselfly larvae :iconelvanartisan:ElvanArtisan 2 0 dragonfly? dragonfly! by ElvanArtisan dragonfly? dragonfly! :iconelvanartisan:ElvanArtisan 1 0 don't wake me up by ElvanArtisan don't wake me up :iconelvanartisan:ElvanArtisan 1 0 looking for treats by ElvanArtisan looking for treats :iconelvanartisan:ElvanArtisan 1 0 Finished altered book cover by ElvanArtisan Finished altered book cover :iconelvanartisan:ElvanArtisan 0 0 mandala journal drawing 9 by ElvanArtisan mandala journal drawing 9 :iconelvanartisan:ElvanArtisan 0 0 mandala journal drawing 8 by ElvanArtisan mandala journal drawing 8 :iconelvanartisan:ElvanArtisan 4 0 mandala art drawing 7 by ElvanArtisan mandala art drawing 7 :iconelvanartisan:ElvanArtisan 2 0

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... I feel like I will never be good enough.
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Hi everyone! So, art uploads will be on hold because... I don't have much art to upload... I mean, I guess, if you guys want I can upload all my water bugs (macroinvertebrates) in resin up on dA and give you some information I know about them... I work about 12 days in a row thanks to summer camp, but I'm fine with that because my spending has been awful lately and I really need the money. 
I remember the campers during the week telling me that I was a really good drawer and they were really impressed with what I could to.... But I was at his much longer than they were... and one girl I asked if she wanted to be an artist when she grew up and she said "no, I want to be a vet." I smiled and said "that is a great field to go into! But there is no reason why you can't do both." ... and I used myself as an example. I know I'm an artist because I make art... not good art, but I make art. And then I go on here to tackle some of my deviations and as I'm going through the 1,900-something deviations to try and figure out what to favorite (I will at some point, I promise! Not today, but at some point), I'm seeing all of you grow and develop as artists and making incredible pieces and I'm so happy for you all... and then I look at my own artwork and I feel a bit.... stagnant... I don't feel like I've been really developing as an artist... I know that is my own fault because I haven't had time to do any art or to really develop more skills as an artist... but so many of you have other stuff you have to worry about like other jobs and college that I feel like I really don't have an excuse... I love my job... every part of it... sure, sometimes it gets hard and waking up way too early in the morning is a pain, but I still enjoy every minute of it. I come home exhausted from the days I had, but I still have a smile on my face. I'm... really, honestly happy... I just wish I had more time and energy to improve as an artist. My boss(es) tell me that I'm allowed to have a life, too... and before I just laughed and said "Life? What's that?" but I might just take them up on the offer... even though I might not be going out to have fun with friends, at the very least I can spend it in day to listen to music and draw or write.
And, thanks to the advice of a biology teacher and friend of a friend... I have decided on what I want to do with my life. I want to take the leap into marine science and get my masters in Marine biology and/or marine animal behavior. I've got an overnight camp tonight... so while people are sleeping, I will begin studying for my GRE's. I was supposed to do that a little while ago, but I've been putting it off. I really do want to do well on those and take my finger off the pause button on my life. I want to stay year round at Wildlands, yes, of course... but that doesn't mean I can't also find a local college to take night classes at for more in-depth animal behavior classes... and maybe even a few limnology classes, who knows? And if I don't get year-round at Wildlands, it just means that I have more time to take the GRE's and explore masters programs at colleges.
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This started out feeling really depressing and ending up on a high note, if that doesn't shout "progress" on how my mental state is, I don't know what will.
  • Reading: On a Raven's Wing anthology (Edgar Award winners)
  • Eating: Pop Tarts?
  • Drinking: coffee

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ElvanArtisan
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Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
My specialties include jewelry/bead work, painting, and photography, but I may include a few other pieces just for fun. I study Environmental Science/Ecology in college with a minor in psychology. I am aiming to go into animal behavior with this focus.
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I just realized half of my gallery is under "photography" but hopefully I can get some creative juices flowing enough to get more traditional artwork out. I might also crank out a bit of digital work and literature as well... plus jewelry when I get the chance.
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Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017   General Artist
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john240685 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
Hello you! Thanks for yet another sudden burst of faves! :D
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ElvanArtisan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I have more I'll do at another time. 
And your welcome! Your art is always awesome!
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for dropping by to fave  "As the old year retires..."       Wing Tree Icon

Glad you enjoyed it    :happybounce:    Have a good weekend Bre...  :huggle:

(Sorry for a very late response - our internet is currently only working intermittently at best)
   
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HighTeck9 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for all the favs! Have a great day!
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Kitteh-Pawz Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:'s :)
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john240685 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
Hi Bre, good to see you back and thanks for all the faves.
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for dropping by to fave "Precision flying..." the humming bird hawk-moth  flying on the spot :flowerdread: 

Glad you enjoyed it Bre  :happybounce:   Have a good week...
  
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Kitteh-Pawz Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:'s :)
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john240685 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
Thanks for more faves! :D
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