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Apr. 13th, 2011 | 01:30 am
mood: nostalgicnostalgic
music: Castles Made of Sand...Jimi Hendrix

Between getting engulfed in huge waves of nostalgia...I've been semi-productive. The semester's winding down, and most of my important assignments are either due this week or the next, and then I'm free until finals. The university magazine featuring one of my paintings and a selection of my poetry is finally coming out, and I'm tickled pink. I'm not sure whether the painting is going to be featured in the online gallery which the publication tends to do with a lot of work or in the actual print copy, but I do know that my poem is in the printed edition for sure.

This is the selected painting:

Come Undone by =MadElfTk on deviantART

It's almost strange in a way being reunited with this painting again. I started it out of a bittersweet longing for something that I could never place, and I always revisited it at some of the lowest and highest points in my life...the last time of which was after being released from the hospital. My appendix burst, and I was still fighting off the infection and recovering the surgery which had been more invasive than the usual appendectomy (let's just say I got a partial involuntary gastric bypass surgery in addition to my appendix being removed as the infection had progressed to other major organs). I think I started my senior year or maybe even my late junior year of high school, and it's just something that's always been with me and keeps following me.

Art-wise, not a lot has been happening with me in these last few days. I sold a few prints and was commissioned for something new which I don't have much of the stomach to do, but the customer is always right...no matter how clichéd or hokey the imagery may be. Sometimes I wish that I'd majored in art because I know it's one of those fields that I love, but there's whole debate of practicality versus pursuing a dream. I'll just keep it a hobby that occasionally pays for now.

Some other recent work:

Born This Way by =MadElfTk on deviantART

Discipline Your Hands by =MadElfTk on deviantART

Decapitata Chiaroscuro by =MadElfTk on deviantART

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They burnt down my house! THEY ATE MY TAILOR!

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from: escherzo
date: Apr. 14th, 2011 04:35 am (UTC)

I have to say, I love the painting they selected. It's a beautiful one ♥

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from: madelftk
date: Sep. 18th, 2011 10:10 pm (UTC)

I know I'm a million years late with this, but thank you, Chris! <3

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