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Take cover, it's a sketchbook storm!

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 21, 2014, 9:47 AM
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Hey guys!
As I'm sure you've noticed, I've decided to upload my Sketchbook Saturday drawings here to D.A. This is a little activity I've been doing on my Facebook page for a few months now, but I've finally decided to start sending them this way as well! It's a really great exercise to keep me busy and in practice between major projects, and I think gives you guys a little something to munch on in the mean time, as I tend to unintentionally take forever and a half to complete things... x.x
For those who have trouble keeping a sketchbook, I highly recommend doing something like this! It gives you something to feel accountable to; a bit of a schedule. It also seems to take the pressure off of you when you go to draw, makes it feel like its not as big of a deal and your hands are already sort of warmed up (so to speak X3) You'll find your lines become a bit looser and more confident, not as shaky and self-conscious...X3

In other news, things have been extremeley chaotic for me and Erik lately! We arent quite out of the woods just yet, but things are starting to show signs of slowing down. Over and over I make this realization that life will always be this way; a series of peaks and valleys, times of serenity, times of chaos. We are all a bit like clothes tossed in a dryer, tumbling around in a sea of people whose lives are shifting, changing, and tumbling just like our own. The theme of this year for me thus far seems to be one of blooming and connection. I have grown up in something of an isolated safe-haven of a home, with no racket or comings and goings of friends and family, so being on my own has been definitely soemthing of a new journey into the world of...well....people! lol
I have witnessed some of the most awe inspiring gestures of kindness and generosity come from the people around me, and it has been nothing short of beautiful...
We are here to love and help each other, and for the first time ever I find myself able to say, I trust the people around me, I have no fear that if I fall, they won't be there to catch me, and in turn, we must do the same for them.
It's a beautiful system, the most natural system,
and culture begs that we turn a blind eye to it, become independent, locked up in our houses with our guns and our treasures.
I'm not sure I can agree with this anymore...
Perhaps it is a matter of circumstance, but I tell you, I haven't felt this free in a long time...
Just because things are stressful,chaotic, or busy, doesn't mean they have to be painful, doesn't mean you have to suffer until the wave has passed.
Take a deep breath, clear mind, clear spirit,
life is a giant series of choices, one after the other after the other. Make every one a good one, and your life will breed nothing but goodness.

With love,
Silent Shout
Lauren Natvig by TheArtOfSilentShout

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Lauren Natvig
Artist | Traditional Art
United States

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Eccentric17 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so happy I stumbled across your work! It is extremely dramatic and thought provoking. I thank you for sharing your world with us :)
TheArtOfSilentShout Featured By Owner 15 hours ago   Traditional Artist
Wow, what a great compliment...^^
thank you so much!! :glomp:
Eccentric17 Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha no worries at al! :)
Toshiko-paws Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
TheArtOfSilentShout Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
I know!! I flipped shit when I saw it! XD
-pulls a Kanye West-
"Imma let you finish, but I just wanted to say...Sanzo is da best character of all time...
all time!!!"
-Sanzo blushing in his seat trying to look modest-
Toshiko-paws Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ThaMutt Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*draws on your page*
TheArtOfSilentShout Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014   Traditional Artist
ThaMutt Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quila-Quila Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
new name alert!
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