Jenny Morgan

They don’t think we can make this last 
But we got eyes that see past these nights 
And we got callused hands 
But these arms aren’t tried 
At least not yet 


Allyson Melberg (via)

(via cap-ulet)


“Ghost Photographs” by Angela Deane
I don’t. I don’t want anybody else to touch you. I’m silly. I get furious if they touch you.
by Ernest Hemingway

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MILK TOOTH; acrylic on canvas; 18x15 in

paintmeanoldsweater asked: Hello dear, I've recently started to show my art to people outside of my friendship & family group and received my first sort of, well pretty negative comment. Does this get worse as your art becomes more seen and popular? And how does one deal with it? :(

Hello there! Well done for getting your art out there, I know it’s kinda scary because it’s a personal thing that you’ve worked hard on, and if you’re anything like me, any kind of rejection or criticism is off-putting and even hurtful, but try not to let it knock your confidence! In terms of ‘dealing’ with it, first know the difference between constructive criticism (which is often very valuable) and blatant insults. For example if you drew a portrait and someone said ‘the left eye is wonky’ or something like that then although it’s not really offering you anything in terms of actual help, it can make you more aware and careful in future drawings. It sometimes stings to read things like that but they’ll help you improve in the long run. People have criticised my drawings for being ‘too pretty’, and because of that I am more aware of the difference between fine art and illustration, which is a good thing for me to keep in mind. However, if someone else simply said ‘that’s shit’ then it’s a different matter altogether; that’s not art criticism, it’s just rude and unnecessary. Comments like that which are just plain rude aren’t relevant to anything you do, they just deserve a big middle finger, most of the time they aren’t even worth responding to at all. Take the valuable/reasonable comments on board but don’t let it drive you away from your ideas, keep the comments in the back of your mind, it’s fine for others to influence you but don’t allow them to make you feel bad about what you do. Anyway, the larger your ‘audience’ is, the more likely it is that you’re going to have people who respond negatively, but it works the other way round - the more people who see your work the larger the potential is for positive feedback! Good luck in the future dear


Hope Gangloff 

You are still here, you are still happy
You are still smiling and laughing 

You are still the only thing
and everything I need in my life 

When I am sad, oh god I am sad
but when I’m happy, I am happy 

and there’s just no place in-between
for us to meet

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Kate Powell: I tried to draw my soul but all I could think of was flowers

You have a beautiful and delicate soul. It’s beautiful that you open yourself up and share your talent with the world. You make the world a brighter place.

Thank you so much, you are lovely

Horocue. París, 2005.

Anonymous asked: an amazingly beautiful librarian you mean right? i mean wow, you look good!!

Awww gosh, thank you very much! I don’t like wearing my glasses outside the house but people are being so nice so maybe I should start wearing them more often *^‿^*