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"My volcanic heart bubbles and bursts, overflowing with a deep love for you. Its heat and energy casts a warm glow over our world, a shield against the cold darkness that forms in the evil shadows of men. My sweet, within the light of our love we will grow and flourish like no other, chasing away the blackness that seeks to destroy all that may oppose it."
Ah, how words are the remedy for insecurities in times of chaos. It has been an awful week, but im looking at the positives and all the lessons i have learned. Im happy to be back to my art, and the smell of oil paint is very comforting to me right now. 
Hope to continue this positive thinking ❤❤. Stay inspired, folks!
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#words #poetry #writing #author #creativewriting
"My volcanic heart bubbles and bursts, overflowing with a deep love for you. Its heat and energy casts a warm glow over our world, a shield against the cold darkness that forms in the evil shadows of men. My sweet, within the light of our love we will grow and flourish like no other, chasing away the blackness that seeks to destroy all that may oppose it." Ah, how words are the remedy for insecurities in times of chaos. It has been an awful week, but im looking at the positives and all the lessons i have learned. Im happy to be back to my art, and the smell of oil paint is very comforting to me right now. Hope to continue this positive thinking ❤❤. Stay inspired, folks! . . . #words  #poetry  #writing  #author  #creativewriting 
Another coffee shop doodle! Water-soluble graphite on sketchy (pun totally intended) watercolor paper. 5x7.
Apologies for the lack of posts this past week. Ive been spending time with family while they are in town and decided to put my focus on them. However, i am back and ready for the new year! I've got lots of thrilling and adventure-filled projects ahead, so stay tuned, and if you havent yet, follow me on Facebook (TOPED Arts and Illustration) and on YouTube (TOPED Art), for each will have their own perspective on each project. I make engaging pick-me-up posts to my FB community and creative content on YouTube that brings together my love of art, writing, and filmmaking. So, if you enjoy any of the above, check me out elsewhere! At risk of being one of THOSE people, it would seriously mean the world to me.
Y'all have a super fantastic day and i will see you next time ❤❤❤
Another coffee shop doodle! Water-soluble graphite on sketchy (pun totally intended) watercolor paper. 5x7. Apologies for the lack of posts this past week. Ive been spending time with family while they are in town and decided to put my focus on them. However, i am back and ready for the new year! I've got lots of thrilling and adventure-filled projects ahead, so stay tuned, and if you havent yet, follow me on Facebook (TOPED Arts and Illustration) and on YouTube (TOPED Art), for each will have their own perspective on each project. I make engaging pick-me-up posts to my FB community and creative content on YouTube that brings together my love of art, writing, and filmmaking. So, if you enjoy any of the above, check me out elsewhere! At risk of being one of THOSE people, it would seriously mean the world to me. Y'all have a super fantastic day and i will see you next time ❤❤❤
Coffee shop doodle. Its so slow at work today!!!
Materials used: colerase pencil, water soluble graphite crayon, micron pen. 5x7 sketch.
Happy new years everyone!! I have this gut feeling that 2018 will mark the beginning of many, many great things, and im excited to share this year with y'all. Lets knock this year outta the park! Stop procrastinating, stop putting things off, be prosuctive this year! Do things you always wanted to but were afraid to. Make mistakes, have experiences, make memories, cause 2018 will only happen once!! I love you guys and have a great Monday!
Coffee shop doodle. Its so slow at work today!!! Materials used: colerase pencil, water soluble graphite crayon, micron pen. 5x7 sketch. Happy new years everyone!! I have this gut feeling that 2018 will mark the beginning of many, many great things, and im excited to share this year with y'all. Lets knock this year outta the park! Stop procrastinating, stop putting things off, be prosuctive this year! Do things you always wanted to but were afraid to. Make mistakes, have experiences, make memories, cause 2018 will only happen once!! I love you guys and have a great Monday!
Spending Christmas in Chicago! Pretty skies and fun watercolor doodles. Character development is in progress! 
Any of y'all travelling for the holidays? If so, where? Leave a comment, I would love to know. #travel #travelartist
Spending Christmas in Chicago! Pretty skies and fun watercolor doodles. Character development is in progress! Any of y'all travelling for the holidays? If so, where? Leave a comment, I would love to know. #travel  #travelartist 
Doodle in the Coffee Shop 5x7 watercolor.
I try and find time every day to sketch or doodle, even if its 10 minutes. Persistence far outweighs power. Make the most of the time you have, because you never know what is around the corner.
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#loveart #youngartist #ink #dailydrawing
Doodle in the Coffee Shop 5x7 watercolor. I try and find time every day to sketch or doodle, even if its 10 minutes. Persistence far outweighs power. Make the most of the time you have, because you never know what is around the corner. . . . #loveart  #youngartist  #ink  #dailydrawing 
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The Botanist's Workshop. 5x7 watercolor and ink.
Theres a life out there for each and every one of you. A life of fulfillment and happiness, tranquility and reason, value and love. All you have to do is envision what it looks like,  reach out with all your might, and grab it by the balls, because its waiting for you. It wants you to reach it, but it isnt going to be a walk in the park, and if it's easy, then it isnt worth fighting for. 
Follow your own path in life, for it is nobody's but your own!
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#fate #followyourdreams #manifest #love #fulfillment
Swipe left for progression photos. The Botanist's Workshop. 5x7 watercolor and ink. Theres a life out there for each and every one of you. A life of fulfillment and happiness, tranquility and reason, value and love. All you have to do is envision what it looks like, reach out with all your might, and grab it by the balls, because its waiting for you. It wants you to reach it, but it isnt going to be a walk in the park, and if it's easy, then it isnt worth fighting for. Follow your own path in life, for it is nobody's but your own! . . . #fate  #followyourdreams  #manifest  #love  #fulfillment 
Concept and character design. Its rough and unclean but its practice and progress and i think for that reason it is beautiful.
Concept and character design. Its rough and unclean but its practice and progress and i think for that reason it is beautiful.
Having fun with chalk markers! #chalk #winter
"Between the Trees" oil on canvas. 6"x8"
I always find myself travelling back down the same path when I feel insecure or unsure, and I'm grateful I have a place in my art where I feel comfortable and happy. What makes you feel safe when you're unsure of yourself?
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#yourartspace
"Between the Trees" oil on canvas. 6"x8" I always find myself travelling back down the same path when I feel insecure or unsure, and I'm grateful I have a place in my art where I feel comfortable and happy. What makes you feel safe when you're unsure of yourself? . . . #yourartspace 
Doodle sketch from the past few days.
Doodle sketch from the past few days.
Throwback to this painting i did in april of this year! Its an amazing feeling being able to look back at my old art and recognize the progress i have made as an artist. Im trying hard to remind myself not to compare my art to that of others, but instead to my own past pieces. Only then will you really be able to recognize your worth ❤ #throwback #shareyourart
Throwback to this painting i did in april of this year! Its an amazing feeling being able to look back at my old art and recognize the progress i have made as an artist. Im trying hard to remind myself not to compare my art to that of others, but instead to my own past pieces. Only then will you really be able to recognize your worth ❤ #throwback  #shareyourart 
A doodle and some pictures from todays visit to the tree farm.
A doodle and some pictures from todays visit to the tree farm.
Today's work in progress! Long overdue and many layers are still needed, but i love how its turning out! #wip
Today's work in progress! Long overdue and many layers are still needed, but i love how its turning out! #wip 
New video coming tomorrow! Stay tuned.
New video coming tomorrow! Stay tuned.
Repainted my Grand Canyon photoograph, and i am quite pleased with the result!
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#loveart #naturephotography #naturepainting #watercolorlandscape #detail #youngartisthelp
When hands are your weak point.. strengthen it by practice!
When hands are your weak point.. strengthen it by practice!
I know im posting this again but i need some feedback... which is your favorite!? Only four of these can make the spot and i have one spot left.. let me know which one you like best!
I know im posting this again but i need some feedback... which is your favorite!? Only four of these can make the spot and i have one spot left.. let me know which one you like best!
Color design sketches.
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#artistoninstagram #loveart