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I Am a Metal Artist - Coppersmithing and Blacksmithing

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    I am a metal artist. I do blacksmithing and coppersmithing. I am a member of MABA - the Michigan Artist Blacksmith Association.
    InkyFeather InkyFeather 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2007

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    alot of people ask me to do farier work buti love making swords and knifes the traditional way, not propane, coals and wood in ground dome forge with a flume and one air inlet. I like to fold steel and ill start my pattern welding too but everything i know ive shown myslef that...
    meryl007 meryl007 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 10, 2011

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    I love heavy metal music. My two most favorite bands are Halestorm and Avenged Sevenfold. Anybody else like these bands.
    exhibiter1000 exhibiter1000 51-55, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Just hearing a blast beat turns me on. It took some time to discover this awesome world. Earlier, I use to listen to oldschool rap, some rock AC/DC, Run DMC, Guns N' Roses. I had...
    samoralsophy samoralsophy 18-21, M Mar 26

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    I didnt realize this until but metal has been my drug and it has been for a while. Everyone handles their emotions differently ways to escape reality. Some people do drugs, hurt...
    Livefree93 Livefree93 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Who says that metal is only about agressiveness and loudness? Well... I did....years ago... until something made me change my mind. Ever since I've become a devout fan of softer...
    Piscesrose Piscesrose 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Okay, I listen death metal. I love it. I love those growling and screams. I don't love it because I'm emo, gothic or etc. I love it because it's so interesting and hard to do it...
    Aidan6 Aidan6 16-17, F Apr 3

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    But no one appreciates my work. I've recently joined an art website where I could upload and post some of my artwork, but for some reason, every time I go on there, I just feel so...
    Horselover29 Horselover29 13-15 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I got my first job as an artist's model as a 19 year old and it was all about the money. Soon I found out how much I loved being a model. I am comfortable nude, but also really...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I live for heavy metal. I live for gigs, where I can be myself and enjoy life to the fullest with fellow metal heads. I've listened to metal for more than 15 years ... It's in my...
    Yukino10 Yukino10 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I first heard of heavy metal music when I was 9 years old. I have no idea what the very first song I heard was, but I do know that I've been hooked ever since. Some of my favorites...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Adrenal Fatigue, Hypothyroidism, Heavy metal toxins, elevated melatonin, low vitamin D, food intolerances Its best to start from the beginning, so here goes….I have been a...
    AnxietySoldier AnxietySoldier 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I love death metal the most, but i still listen to trash and classic heavy metal as well.
    Maiden95 Maiden95 18-21, M Mar 24

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    I am an artist's model so I have been drawn, painted and sculpted by fine artists. This topic brought to mind how often us models are the subject of amateur art. When I work with...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M Apr 15

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    Never thought i was artistically gifted because i couldnt draw or paint or even color in the lines ! But now i see there so much more to being an artist. I write poetry, created...
    MistyStarseed MistyStarseed 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    This is as cheesy as it gets but art is life. I highly doubt I would live long without some way of being creative. With art, I have no one to impress but myself. So there's no...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F Apr 7

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    Interview with Kilo Kapa-nel, Artist at Mobfioso Music Entertainment Interviewed by Deanna Jaxine Stinson – HPI Assistant Journalist Distributed by Paul Dale Roberts, HPI...
    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M Apr 12

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    Aerosolgraphia artist. In other words spray paint artist. I'm teaching myself. 2nd "season" of doing it. I say season because it's not something you can do in the winter because...
    Anonymousboy777 Anonymousboy777 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    I love rock and metal music so much! I can not go one day without my music. It calms me down and makes me in a good mood.
    EmoGirl1237 EmoGirl1237 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    It excites me. I love it! When I go to concerts I get aroused, and super horny. I love having heavy metal play when I am having sex, it makes things get a bit rougher ;)
    ComePlayWithMeTonight ComePlayWithMeTonight 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    Or as Snake says it "Metal Gearruh"
    xlevinus xlevinus 18-21, M Mar 27

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    I love bands like....black veil brides, pierce the veil, suicide silence, asking Alexandria, escape the fate, avenged sevenfold and bring me the horizon! SCREAMO AND HEAVY METAL...
    InMemoryOfMe InMemoryOfMe 16-17, F Apr 7

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    Metal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    TheDevour TheDevour 13-15, M Apr 7

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    It was my passion while I was growing up. I loved sketch books, colors,drawing pencils. It was easy back then because I drew animation movie characters and scenery. As I grew up...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I'm the type of artist who never likes her own works. I always criticize myself harsh and tell myself that there's always more room for improvements. I feel like when people...
    XXXPOT XXXPOT 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    And my aunt wants me to illustrate some of her children's books but I don't feel like I'm good enough for that... I'm not good at coloring and I still need a lot of practice, but...
    Naxxaras Naxxaras 16-17, F 7 Responses Mar 31

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    I want to find an artist who enjoys weird movies and painting over the iWeb
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Not in the sense of drawing or painting, but I can make an awesome stick figure. Anyways, I'm an artist in the sense that I am a writer, actress, singer, and dancer. I love to...
    lillylolz lillylolz 13-15, F Apr 6

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    This is a color photo that turned out to be B/W. Maybe not very artistic...
    ColoGuy3990 ColoGuy3990 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    This profile of a skull took roughly ten hours to draw; it's a three foot by three foot compressed charcoal drawing on butcher paper. This is the piece I'm most proud of and it was...
    yesdni yesdni 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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    I am a graphic artist now but when I was about 8 years old (long ago in a galaxy far far away.) it would have been in the 1950s there was a show on television called "Learn to draw...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 5 Responses Apr 10

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    I wanna do unusual things. I'm an artist before but now I'm just a normal boy who faces a lot of frustration in life. I was like a jack of all trades kin of person.
    ejstrauss20 ejstrauss20 18-21, M Apr 11

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    I've been an artist-creative before I could even say the words. My first toy was a crayon. :) I love all mediums and techniques. My goal is to learn as many different art forms as...
    DelicateLion29 DelicateLion29 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I paint, I have been painting for more than forty years. I have sold a few over the years and will probably never be an 'important' artist, but I keep trying. I think I have some...
    usedchild usedchild 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I am the artist of this century. There are others like me, but they are few. I know my destiny.
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F a week ago

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      Every artist was first an amateur.
    SimplyHearts SimplyHearts 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    (JPG inside) It is in the land of dreamers, it is in the land the dreamers dream that dreams of justice and desire are as certain as numbers. It is in the land of insomniacs that...
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Ever since I was a kid I loved to draw and paint. As I got into middle school I also started writing short stories. My late father also used to sketch and write short stories...
    1SweetL 1SweetL 36-40, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    This is one of my favorite drawings of mine what do you think?
    JezebelRoselyn JezebelRoselyn 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    Her art is amazing and it really does paint a good portrait of depression. http://m.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/meet-cartoonist-allie-brosh-an-unlikely...
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I'm looking at this blanking empty world and I think it's time I pick up my paint brush and give it life.
    Naty13 Naty13 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I dont think so but a lot of people i know say i draw good so idk i guess i do ps the pic isnt mine but i did do a remake of it XD
    PsycoKiller PsycoKiller 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    All you need is a good idea.
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I wanna find one! So PMs welcome
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    Yes its so beyond perfect.
    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F Mar 23

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    I love Bring Me The Horizon! One of the best bands I've heard.
    Magicbubbless Magicbubbless 13-15, F Mar 30

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    I love them BMTH so much!!!
    Magicbubbless Magicbubbless 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Sometimes blasting loud, heavy sounds through my headphones is the only way to block all these random sad thoughts.
    PonderingPeter PonderingPeter 26-30, M Apr 4

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    It's my drug, it gets me through the darkness, it doesn't judge me, it just helps me and i know it's there for me in the end
    aussieheadbanger88 aussieheadbanger88 22-25, M Apr 4

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qESWoW39Stc Slipknot - People equal **** (Live) God i forget how good they are. Makes me want to mosh
    Keanu1991 Keanu1991 22-25, M Apr 8

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    I don't know what it is about Japanese writers that makes me relate to their stories, but in many cases, I love Japanese stories more than American ones. Perhaps it's the ideal of...
    splinterbl splinterbl 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 10