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I Have the Soul of An Artist

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    How Fitting

    I was driving to my dead end job this morning and feeling the old dusty artist in my soul.  I let it out to play for a while while and viewed the world through it's lens....gods how I wish I could live in this state...
    IcarusFalling IcarusFalling 31-35, M 3 Responses May 21, 2009

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    I'm Such a Fake. Or Am I?

    Why do I say this?  I AM an artist.  I play music.  I can sing a pretty good alto harmony.  I have done some not so bad sketches and thrown together some pretty interesting and thought provoking collages.  Not to mention what I've found to be my true...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 13 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    I didn't write this but would like to share it. The joy of a friendship winding on and on seemingly lasting forever. The Whispering Winds © Kris Rights Like the wind whispering...
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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...
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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 am an artist- everything a draw or paint is like a child to me. I was with it from the moment I thought it up, I was there as I created it into existence, and I'm there for all...
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    We are myths, standing like titans before mountains of our own making. Tale upon tale, checking the boxes, arranging the facts and the fiction until an end, then we stop. The...
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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...
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    I have 11 tattoos. Over half a sleeve on my right arm and 3 tattoo pieces on my legs, hoping to get more over the next year and finish my sleeve. I love every single one of my...
    MellyPoppins MellyPoppins 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 25

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    Music is the air I breathe, it is the blood that courses through my veins and it, is what I live for. I play piano, violin, guitar, cello and basically any instrument I can get my...
    Katastr0ph3 Katastr0ph3 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 9

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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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    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...
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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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    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 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 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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    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 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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    This is the 4th and last story by me about my search for a soulmate Your soul mate is your best friend in the entire world. She or he laughs with you, cries with you, sings with...
    pfloyd121 pfloyd121 46-50, M 8 Responses Apr 12

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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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    Throughout the years, I've heard the word soulmate being used to describe your other half that fits perfectly with you. The one who can be found somewhere on this planet, even...
    nefariouslue nefariouslue 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    My soul is my deepests thoughts and desiresIt's my connection with the Universe and all The wonders that makes up this Universe.My spirit the light that burns within in me...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    About 2 years ago, I met a woman whom I soon discovered I was exactly like. I felt the strongest connection to her I've ever felt in my life. I cared about her from the very core...
    Fiftypercent Fiftypercent 18-21 2 Responses Apr 2

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    The Animals - "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" Baby, do you understand me now Sometimes I feel a little mad But don't you know that no one alive Can always be an angel When...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I'm not sure if we all only have one true soulmate or if we have many soulmates, but I believe soulmates are real. I've met some people in my life who I connected with almost...
    couldbeheaven couldbeheaven 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I've always believed that you have one soulmate throughout time.... That one other soul that completes yours; that makes you whole. And I believe that no matter how many life...
    MrsOMS MrsOMS 26-30, F 8 Responses Apr 6

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    Song of an Old Soul Pounding waves on the distant shores of time wearing down ones of the wondering kind rounding the edges of the mind those who explore deep in the souls sense...
    abstractor abstractor 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The romantic in me used to love, and believe in, the idea that there is one special person in life we should ultimately be with. Not from the standpoint of destiny exactly- for...
    Wynterfrost Wynterfrost 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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    The Ancient Greek philosopher, Plato, had a theory about soul mates. Originally humans were two souls in one body...we were complete... we had four arms, four legs, a single head...
    sweetlady002 sweetlady002 41-45, F Apr 12

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    My name’s John, and on January 2nd, 2014, I met the guy of my dreams. Yes, I said guy. Yes, I am gay. I’ve told quite a few people but haven’t really got around to...
    hallasholm101 hallasholm101 18-21 Apr 2

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    I’d like to take you far beyond the pleasures yet unknown Fill your soul with sweet delight while you feel my heart with your love I’d like for us to be in love in such...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 Apr 3

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    i believe a soulmate is someone that can see through all the exterior layers to the person you truly are. that one person that when you tell them "i'm fine." they can look at you...
    thesecretholer thesecretholer 31-35, M Apr 6

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    now, considering I am only 15 and I hopefully have a lot more life to live and many more experiences to experience, this is just an idea of mine. I like to think that we have one...
    aftersomeday aftersomeday 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    It's been relatively recently that a friend of mine has labeled me an old soul, but as long as I can remember, I've had a curious mind. I had a friend once who called it a seeking...
    LysistratasWeakness2 LysistratasWeakness2 51-55, M 3 Responses Apr 13

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    I do not really believe in soul-mates and I am not a very romantic person, but I have come across some events lately that changed my heart and my thoughts on this matter. I would...
    LIDDIAliddia LIDDIAliddia 26-30 1 day ago

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    I wasn't on a solid spiritual path when I met my "divine other" and it wasn't all bells and whistles. We were both quite unhealthy and over indulging in anything and everything...
    kirevans1 kirevans1 41-45 Mar 24

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    I have found my true Soulmate 💕 He is The most incredible , kind, caring and we have that unconditional special love for each other that I never thought seemed possible would...
    Crystalbright Crystalbright 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    An old soul... Yeah, I've been called an old soul since I can remember. As a California native, my parents thought it odd that their first born daughter had a thick New York accent...
    MrsOMS MrsOMS 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    Well, I have decided that my soul is destined for solitude... 33 years I've survived. I don't wish to dishearten all you searchers, but what does the fact that you are searching...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 8

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    The ink is settling in. Getting comfy. Shaping itself. Finding her home. She fits. She is perfect. Exactly what we wanted her to be. Simple. Elegant. Powerful. I am marked forever...
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    We email each other at the same time. We sense when something is wrong with the other. We feel happy and at peace when we're connected. We are kindred spirits and have had some...
    santosha2014 santosha2014 41-45, F Apr 14

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    Yeah. Still not looking. Geez, why can't I find my soulmate? Lol.
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 25