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Are you an avid reader?

While I wasn't into reading books in high school, I've matured a lot since then and read voraciously now, probably an equal mix of fiction and nonfiction. I am not a reader anymore.
I only had a small window when I was.
I have a juicy case of ADHD and concentrating without meds is near impossible.
But there was a time right after I got on my ADHD meds where I found out I could read.
I read everything I could get my hands on.
I read the dictionary, a Psychology book, the Bible and everything in between.
I was a reading fool for about two years.
Then it faded and I am back to looking at the pictures again. Not anymore but many years ago I used to haunt used book stores. I get through around 50 ebooks a month. Thank goodness for sites like smashwords as I couldn't afford to but them all.
I could read all day. I'd say an avid reader is someone whose main hobby is reading, and they do so frequently. I was avid reader from kindergarten, all the way up until college. A good deal of my free time (which was a lot, since I was a shy introvert) was devoted to reading. A few of my classmates assumed all I did was read, but considering my options of pulling my head out of an enthralling book consisted of being largely mocked or ignored by them, the book was preferable.
I don't think speed reading or the number of books you read has anything to do with it. I'd also argue that what you read doesn't really matter. I'd consider "well-read" to imply someone that has read a lot of the classics and what not, but someone could still be an avid reader by reading only fantasy novels or mysteries or so on. It just comes down to truly enjoying reading; if you find yourself looking forward to the chance to read and consider it a fun hobby, you're an avid reader in my book. I saw something a while ago in the Huffington Post that took a poll and found iirc over 25% of people hadn't read a book in a year... That's sad to me.
Never liked reading all that much until college when I found some fiction that really grabbed me. After that I discovered that my tastes and my Mom's overlap and I can always pick up a book or two when I visit. Maybe half of my reading is books she's finished. I'm an avid reader. When I was in kindergarden and first I was often ahead of the class in whatever we were learning, and aparenrly it made the other kids feel bad. They offered to let me skip two grades but my mom said no. So my teachers just stuck me in the back of the room with books and art supplies. This period in my life gave birth to my love of reading and drawing.

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So many heavy untold thoughts.

“You'll never be good enough.”
You're twenty-five, and you're the kind of 'not good enough' you'd hear young people get warned about. You were not good enough at six when you choked infront a meager crowd and forgot the lines you were supposed to recite. You were not good enough at eleven when couldn't qualify for a state level drawing competition and gave up on one thing that you really loved doing upto that point. At sixteen, you weren't good enough to get into a good school for +2, neither were you good enough at eighteen to get a good college. You weren't good enough in core subjects, not good enough in social skills, not good enough in things that'd make your CV look bright, not good enough to have relationships and definitely not good enough in making a life plan. So, when you graduated from college at twenty-two, you weren't good enough; And you still aren't. You aren't good enough to maintain friendships, you withdraw and they leave. You haven’t rented an apartment alone cause that'd put a hole in your purse so you share it with guys you don't even like. You avoid visiting home because that place and the people keep reminding you how you've never been good enough. You weren't good enough , it seems, before you were anything else—before you realized there was a “good enough” when it came to our lives and selves. And as you are growing up, it feels that the list of ways you aren't good enough, is growing with you.
So, on desolate nights, when you stand in that balcony and question yourself about your existence, I'm pretty sure the chill in the air will whisper back,'you just aren't good enough'.

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Do you think you maintain a healthy work-life balance? And if so how ?

I don't think I do. I'm getting better at it, but I certainly need to get better at drawing lines between work and non-work. Some days it feels like l'm just working, back to back, nonstop. It's not pretty. But I'm learning to appreciate what I do and reward myself for giving:) Key word: don't give up learning.

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You have seen my drawings, anyone got any suggestions on what I can draw next after I finished this one Im already working on?

JoshyHartwell’s Profile PhotoJoshy Berecz
🌷 Yeah, they're all great. I have voted.

I suggest Anime - draw an OC (create your own character). Or you can get inspirations from nature : animals, plants, and landscapes. Or listen to the sound outside, stay in a quiet room or play some music - whichever you like. And then whilst listening, start drawing what you feel or see in your head.

Why art is underrated?

Art is not underrated in my opinion. We see countless paintings, myriads of stories, timeless poems that get done and remembered for years upon years upon years. It may be underrated by some to consider as a hobby, however, because they may not see themselves as an artsy person.
When I say the word "art" - people may assume it's to get your hands dirty. You know, with paint and stuff. That's not what art is all about. Art can be a painting. Art can be a drawing. Art can also be writing. Whether it's writing by hand or typing on a keyboard. Since we have computers now, we don't need to write by hand if we can type fast. Which can make creating art that much faster.

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Post 20 facts about yourself 🙂

AdrianaRafaela98’s Profile PhotoAdriianna Rafaella
1. I’m 25
2. I’m from County Durham, England
3. I have one brother and one sister
4. I have two nephews
5. One of my favorite things to do is read
6. Right now, I’m reading about Buddhism
7. One thing I cannot live without is my mobile
8. Something I’d love to get rich by doing full-time is drawing
9. If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be Australia
10. I’d most like to be remembered for being a good, caring person
11. If I won the lottery, the first things I’d buy would be a car for my mam
12. One thing I’m very afraid of is moths
13. If I could get paid to blog about anything, I’d write about books
14. My favourite movie franchise is Harry Potter
15. I love Nando’s
16. My least favourite sport to watch is tennis
17. My favourite sports to watch are football, boxing and ufc
18. I have been with my girlfriend for nearly 8 years
19. One of my nicknames is Tootey
20. I had fun doing this, feel free to ask any more questions
😊

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What was the best thing that happened to you today? ☺️

FatimaMalhii’s Profile PhotoFatimaa
I was really heartbroken yesterday night about something and I wanted to cry but I couldn’t then at Fajr, I went to my drawing room, turned on 1 yellow lamp started listening to call to prayer (Azaan) and my heart got so heavy that crying became very easy. I started crying out loud asking for help, healing and divine guidance. I then opened my archive stories or as I’d like to put that I was made to open my archive stories and what I saw blew my mind. A miracle has happened. I got a sign that too so soon that my prayer got accepted because I met all the conditions mentioned in the Hadith of Holy Prophet PBUH. I got so happy satisfied and yk overwhelmed even typing all this is making me emotional as the time right now is the same. It’s Fajr prayer time. I got my sign because I prayed from all my heart and so desperately that only this could bring me peace. After that I talked to my friend regarding the issue I was facing and I’m so happy. My day went too smooth. Alhumdulilah! When I narrated this incident to my friend she said see Allah neeyat dekhta hai.

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What was the best thing that happened to you today

What's your mood in the mornings?

nai269549’s Profile Photoʟᴇɪᴀɴ ♕
We have a baby gate set up so our almost 3 year old German Shepherd doesn't get to the back two bedrooms of our house due to our two older cats (almost 10 and 15). Not that he would intentionally hurt them, he's just very excitable and a big clumsy boy. Cheesy as hell sorry in advance but waking up beside my partner, especially if I'm getting up first for an early shift at work because getting up that early sucks but seeing him beside me first thing in the morning is a mood booster for sure and I love our interactions when he's half-awake for 30 seconds after my alarm goes off he does the cutest shit. The other day I was feeling shitty and I must have sighed or something as I was getting out of bed because he grabbed my arm and mumbled "no sad........ no sad allowed.........." before promptly passing the fuck back out. Absolutely adorable. I love morning. I wake up at 4:00 each morning ready to go. Love seeing the sun rise and I'm out in my shop by 4.30 cranking shit up for work( work from home). Even on days I have nothing to do I'm up. It is not possible for me to sleep in. Yup! I just realised over the past 6 months that Im definitely a morning person. I hate the afternoons with a passion. The only days I don't mind them are when I'm in the office and my environment is steady all day. But otherwise, on my work from home days, I have started to try distract myself. I have little hobbies and tasks that I save for these moments - 3-6pm ish. Painting or drawing, eating something yummy/naughty and watching a christmas movie, having a nap. Just anything to distract from that awful afternoon melancoly. It's entirely senseless so I just try to manage it. Sometimes I get up extra early so that I'll be able to have a solid nap. 6 or 8pm is when I typically take my antidepressants so I wonder if its because my meds wear off?
I wake up and hate life (no I'm not suicidal or stuff), but through out the day my appetite comes alive some time later and everything gets better and better, at midnight to 2am I am on fire with inspiration, ideas and curiousity and then it's time for bed and rince and repeat.
I arrive late, angry, having burned twice the fuel and destroyed my clutch, to be greeted by some asshole camping out my desk, eager to tell me what they want me to do "urgently", before my PC has even fucking booted up. I then have to leave at 4:30pm, usually to find the morning's witless chuckle-fuck has an identicle twin brother, who was also born without the mental faculty cope with driving at 40mph in a straight line leaving a decent stopping distance, and has also managed to fuck everything up. I have to curb my car on average three times to make way for an amulance trying to get through the traffic.

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Tita, my gf has a couple tatt with an ex. And worse, it was designed by the ex and has a sentimental meaning for both of them. It is very visible na everytime nakikita ko nasasaktan ako and I don’t know how to tell her. Am I too low for hurting over a tattoo?

I had an ex like you na sinisigawan ako every time nakikita niya yung tattoos ko from the time I was with my ex. They weren't even couple tattoos but sa sobrang insecurity niya ginawa niyang issue na na-traumatize ako and I just started avoiding turning my back so she won't see them and yell at me. If you're so insecure that a drawing bothers you, maybe you're not ready to be in this relationship or you're sure that she's cheating with her ex. In both cases this relationship is doomed. And if it's not doomed you're wasting your time dwelling on the past. The tattoo should remind you that she chose you. You're more powerful than the sense of permanence they though they had. But if you're too blind to see that then maybe she deserves to be with someone else who won't waste time on the past.

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[[Drawing still incomplete]]

onryotatarigami’s Profile PhotoNova
[[His name is Bianya, Rethsa for Enchanter He is a Siren Plumey who made the mistake as a youth of bonding with Nova's powerful Soul in hopes of increasing his magic. Not knowing bonding with such a powerful soul would prove a hard if near impossible bond to break. for info on Siren Plumies in general check out https://www.deviantart.com/nanobanana/art/Siren-Plumey-881022724
for into on Bianya https://www.deviantart.com/ajzephyros/art/Bianya-Siren-Plumey-incomplete-895328704
Clearly the drawing is still incomplete, but I wanted to share the results of 2 days of work]]

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Drawing still incomplete

Would you call yourself a creative person? In what ways do you like to express your creativity? 📸🎨🎭🖋🎶

TobbeAsks’s Profile PhotoTobbe
Oh yes! I loove to write fiction. I also like to draw (both irl and digit), i tried myself at producing music too and while writing lyrics part went pretty well, i am still amateur at making melody for it 🤣
I loooved drawing those "my model" books where you have bodies and you draw outfits etc, for some time i believed i might go down the fashion designer route, i even created my own clothes by the age 12 (well more like adjusted aka cut, sew, paint etc my already existing clothes).
I did try pottery and doing mozaiks etc and its cool but i wasnt too good at it so i kinda left that alone 🤣i also love diy (at some point i was making my own parfumes even) and as a kid i had idea of earnig money by selling flower bouquets to my neighbours. Sadly career ended in one day as i fell into huge cactus at somebody's doorstep and looked like a hedgehog 🙈
I am also creative at cooking. Always making up new dishes and always HAVE to add something mine like even i buy a sandwich or already made meal i HAVE to tweak it somehow like add something. If nothing else some seasoning, just so that i felt like i participated in making that meal 🤣
I am constantly creating something in very different ways and on very different topics so yeah i absolutely count myself as creative :) i am not always good at it but i do enjoy creating various things even if it's a big failure 🤣

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Would you call yourself a creative person? In what ways do you like to express your creativity? 📸🎨🎭🖋🎶

TobbeAsks’s Profile PhotoTobbe
My sense of creativity is one of the reasons that got me to major in the arts field. Back in high school, i got highly praised for my writing skills. In college, I had developed those skills further and they turned out to be extremely beneficial to my domain. I fell in love with drawing and photography then as well, and those skills combined made a positive impact on me. Although my life took a different turn since then, but i never gave up writing or photography and I still enjoy them. Baking is another newfound passion of mine that allows me to express myself and get creative.

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Would you call yourself a creative person In what ways do you like to express

Would you call yourself a creative person? In what ways do you like to express your creativity? 📸🎨🎭🖋🎶

TobbeAsks’s Profile PhotoTobbe
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Yes, I believe I am a creative person. In the following I list how I express myself most often.
➀ – singing – [🎤]
➁ – writing – [📝]
➂ – drawing – [🎨]

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What do you enjoy doing in your free time? 👍 🙃

redoasis2017’s Profile Photo★ ☮ ♫ Շєภคςเ๏ยร Շ๏๓๓คץ™ ✌ ♚ ☻
Watching LOTS of YouTube, documentaries and tv shows, reading, writing, traveling, spending time with loved ones, drawing and painting, spending time with cute animals, being in front of a camera, doing nothing at all and lying in bed all day ... I enjoy lots of different things tbh.

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I remember you saying that you were looking forward to being in certain clubs last year, but then the pandemic messed it up. Is any of that available to you again or are they still not very social?

Due to covid we aren't having any in person clubs and events. Even most classes are still online. Except one, my drawing class. We have to visit the studio for that once a week.

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Have you used anything you've learned in your drawing class in your own work yet?

We haven't actually started working in the studio yet. Had our first class last week and the professor just went through the syllabus. However during the summer I learned about performance art and we had to do a little performance using our own body and a fruit so here's what I did, I thought I'd share : (see descriptiom for context)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CTTV2ZTLLDn/?utm_medium=copy_link

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All of those seem really cool. Does one of them interest you the most?

Yes, drawing! I want to improve my drawing skills cuz that's the basis of everything. If you know the basic rules for shapes, figures and perspective you can do better at painting too (which is what I mainly enjoy doing).
Also I'm looking forward to sculpture. In my last semester I took an intro course and I learned that even an object you did not make with your own hands can count as a sculpture given that you give a meaning and a title to the object. These sculptures are called "found objects". And I'm excited to see what everyday objects I can find to turn into art. There's this popular sculpture called "Fountain" by Marcel Duchamp. It's basically just a porcelain urinal, it's crazy.

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What makes you happy?

klonetron’s Profile PhotoHalbery Jones
-ˏˋ ꒰♡꒱ long evening walks ꒰♡꒱ smelling flowers ꒰♡꒱ talking to friends and laughing with them ꒰♡꒱ yankee candles ꒰♡꒱ videogames [FFXIV] ꒰♡꒱ friendliness ꒰♡꒱ pasta, a lot of pasta ꒰♡꒱ animals [cats] ꒰♡꒱ music [lo-fi] ꒰♡꒱ plants ꒰♡꒱ japan | japanese culture | japanese language ꒰♡꒱ anime ꒰♡꒱ the sun in your face ꒰♡꒱ rainy, cozy days with books and huge sweaters ꒰♡꒱ autumn ꒰♡꒱ wind chimes ꒰♡꒱ anything cute and girly ꒰♡꒱ anything not cute and not girly ꒰♡꒱ ghibli movies ꒰♡꒱ a good sleep ꒰♡꒱ cicadas ꒰♡꒱ astronomy ꒰♡꒱ geography ꒰♡꒱ sea waves ꒰♡꒱ researching stuff I'm interested in ꒰♡꒱ cheering people up ꒰♡꒱ writing [poems, stories] ꒰♡꒱ drawing [fantasy stuff - even though it looks awful] ꒰♡꒱ mutual feelings ꒰♡꒱ aesthetics [dark, light, romantic academia, cottagecore, fairies, vaporwave] ꒰♡꒱ thoughtful discussions about politics, philosophy etc. ꒰♡꒱ "You recommended me this, so I gave it a try" ଘ(੭ˊᵕˋ)੭꒰♡꒱ kaomojis ꒰♡꒱ probably a whole lot of other stuff I am not able to think of right now ꒰♡꒱ storms ꒰♡꒱ ˊˎ-

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other ways to say i love you:

my platonic roller coaster of feelings:
writing poems • checking if everything is alright • baking • sending memes • a long hug • drawing • making a playlist • getting something special because you know they might like it • keeping movie theater tickets • creating a photo album • long eye contact, gentle smiles • watching movies together • being vunerable • cherishing small gifts • being honest • trying to remain in contact even though they don't care as much as you do • staying when everybody else already left • avoiding triggers at every cost • respecting boundaries • patience, a lot of patience • gentle gestures • protecting • meeting in video games • praying for someone's well-being despite having stopped to believe in a god a long time ago • never taking negative feelings out on them • dreaming of them • hiding own issues, so they don't worry too much even though that hurts on the other way around • texting on a daily basis/not texting on a daily basis but still being in contact • expressing worries and offering help in times of need • naming video game characters after them

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Is it rude to tell someone who drew me that I don't like the way they did my eyebrows and nose and the colors they used? Why would they draw me (i didn't even ask them to) and not do it properly?

I’ve had that happen to me before too - being drawn without being asked, then not being overly wowed by aspects of the end result, lol. Personally, I’ve just kept my opinions to myself, thanked them and complimented their skills and left it at that, really.
From an artist’s perspective, it’s possible that that genuinely *was* them trying to draw you properly - how we see things and draw is subjective, but as the portrait is of yourself, naturally you’ll pick up on any slight differences, as we know our own faces so well.
So long as it’s not like a caricature where it errs on being deliberately unflattering, I wouldn’t say anything! They likely tried their best, and drawing you was just an example of them practicing and refining their skills.
Just make sure they don’t try and make you pay for the drawing though, especially as you didn’t ask to be drawn - I’ve had people try that on with me before!!

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Have you always believed in the worthiness of your art or was there ever a point when you took other people's diminishing of it to heart?

Always believed in it and always will. Last year when I got back into it I had almost forgotten how to do it. I forgot all my skills and I was painting and drawing like a complete beginner. Still I was confortable sharing it with other people cuz I was just so happy to be doing it. Yeah there were people who didn't react very positively, but it didn't bother me much at all. On the contrary, their criticism made my desire to improve even stronger. For me art isn't simply a career or a hobby. It is very much a part of who I am as a person and who I have always been.

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What's anything you no longer do that you used to do frequently? Why did you stop doing it? 👍 🙃

redoasis2017’s Profile Photo★ ☮ ♫ Շєภคςเ๏ยร Շ๏๓๓คץ™ ✌ ♚ ☻
Drawing on My school Notebooks😹 till some specific standard but Now I don't do it more, Cuz It doesn't matter now 😹💜 l, & In school, taking chances to do something different 😊 but I don't do it more cuz Schools Got closed up😓😩😞, _

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Which holidays do you and your family celebrate?

Bikey26’s Profile PhotoNanua Hachu
Onam (Malayalam: ഓണം) is an annual harvest festival celebrated in the Indian state of Kerala. A major annual event for Keralites, it is the official festival of the state and includes a spectrum of cultural events. Drawing from Hindu mythology, Onam commemorates King Mahabali.
Sadya, Thiruvathira Kali, Puli Kali, Pookalam, Ona-thallu, Thrikkakara are some of the famous things.

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Which holidays do you and your family celebrate

What will/did you do with your first salary?

gul_abbas’s Profile PhotoGul Abbas
I kept it. that's all I could remember from way back then. a relatively new madrasah* teacher of mine was impressed that I had the talent to draw — so they commissioned me to do a portrait of them. I was only twelve-turning-thirteen at the time, and I didn't know how much to charge.
so I asked for a basic fee, and they agreed.
I had only learnt a new technique from my drawing teacher in school, so I utilised it for the portrait I was commissioned to do.
they paid me, and I was so pleased with myself.
my parents, however, were expecting something else entirely.
"you should've given part of your pay to us," they told me. to which I replied, rather incredulously, "I didn't know!"
that entire exchange has set in stone as to how I pay my parents with the salary that I now earn. 😅🏦👨‍👩‍👧
*madrasah = religious/islamic school

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What willdid you do with your first salary