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Winter Stream by MountainInspirations Winter Stream by MountainInspirations
Had a really, really, really bad day today and painting is my way to escape for awhile. Painted this in a couple hours tonight, seems I do some of my best work when I'm in the worst "place". Completed 11/4/10
based lovingly on a photo by BeachGirlNikita, only I can't find the link to post here!!
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MountainInspirations Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I've been away from DA because I've been working so much. A belated thanks for the feature!
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sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
It was a real pleasure and good luck with your work.:)
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faerietaledreams Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there!:wave:I've featured this amazing piece of work in my journal, here. Thank you!:hug:
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MountainInspirations Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
oooo thanks! I'm soooo flattered!
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010   Writer
:heart: Very nice.
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davepuls Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured in this month's news article for the :iconwelovetraditionalart: group: [link]
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MountainInspirations Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
oooo thanks for the feature! This piece is currently hanging as part of my very first show....
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davepuls Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! And your own show? That's amazing!
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Art-deWhill Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010   General Artist
beautiful!!
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MountainInspirations Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, glad you like it
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faerietaledreams Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I've featured this wonderful deviation here! Thanks, love!

PS. I really love this!
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MountainInspirations Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I am truly honored! Thank you!
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lonerjohn Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
This is a lovely piece Lisa but I'm sorry to hear you were under such stress when you painted it.

I know what you mean about angst often aiding creativity though.

Yes, we all have to keep learning don't we! I don't know what I really want to do with my life either, except stay creative! I have to study something, I'll take inspiration from you........

By the way, I can't now remember how I did my avatar, other than than cropping the photo to exactly the right number of pixels.

If someone out there can't tell you, I'm sure FAQ can!

Speak soon,

John.
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MountainInspirations Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
But for some of us, art is pure emotion. Negative emotions are not fun, but necessary. How else would we know the difference between good times and bad times if we have nothing to compare them to?

I lost my job back in June. I was so deep into depression and didn't have a clue what was going on. I was acting totally out of character for me and rather than get me help, my "friends" at work got me fired. My employer is now appealing my request for unemployment benefits. I've been dealing with the feelings of betrayal and hurt, and worries about the outcome of the hearing on this last week. I painted that piece the night of the hearing from hell. I know things will be okay, its just hard being slapped with that when I am working so hard on recovering from what started this whole thing.

We all see the commercials about depression, but not until it hits us and hits us hard, do we realize just how devastating it can be. This, too, shall pass. And we just rock on.....

Glad I could be a positive influence for you....*smile* I am good at instigating trouble and pulling harmless pranks, too.

Lisa
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lonerjohn Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
My sympathies to you Lisa.

I suffered depression and anxiety myself, though perhaps not quite to your extent.

I've had a difficult couple of years and, in fact, dissatisfaction with work and other things got me back into art actively again last year.......negative energy into something more positive!

I'm 3 months into a job which may or may not pan out but as for friends at work.....I don't believe in them.

You can get on with people but, when the chips are down, they'll backstab you if they have to.

Fuck 'em I say! Leave friendship, truth and love for personal life and keep your priorities straight.......

Stay positive Lisa, I know how you feel........

Speak soon,

John.
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MountainInspirations Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You rock, John.... I'm a fighter and I plan to win this one.
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lonerjohn Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Good for you Lisa!

Meanwhile, whatever keeps you creative right?

Not sure if any of my photos online are really suited to your painting style BUT if you're inspired by them, be my guest, I would consider it flattery!

Let me know how it goes and yeah, keep fighting!

John.
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MountainInspirations Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, John. I'm not giving up this fight. I guess the difference between healthy and nutter is that a healthy person has problems, but they do something about them. They recognize that they're not perfect, and do the best they can.

I've checked out your gallery, and have some ideas brewing....
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lonerjohn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Good for you Lisa.......

Yeah, I think I agree with your healthy / nutter distinction!

Remember, practice makes IMPERFECT so don't expect any more than that!

Please do use my images if you can - so long as you mention my weblink! I'd appreciate the extra publicity!

Speak soon,

John.
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MountainInspirations Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
"nutter" that's a British word.. aren't you impressed?
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Kyle-LeMay Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the lighting.
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kidspatula Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the texture on this one, it makes the snow really come to life. The lighting coming through the trees looks great :)
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HippieLlama Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The shading on the trees and snow is beautiful.:love: It's so quiet and peaceful. Well done!!:iconsqueeeplz:
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MountainInspirations Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I had such a bad day yesterday. Seems I paint the place I want to escape to when I am feeling badly, I guess. I am pleased with how it turned out, and felt better after I'd finished it. Thanks!
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HippieLlama Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I hope you feel better now.:hug:
And I know exactly what you mean-- sometimes painting just... makes everything a little better. It's so relaxing, and at the same time you focus on the work and get lost in it.:lol:
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MountainInspirations Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
well said. and thanks
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devonhants Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A beautiful scene.
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Dnaliw Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ohhh wowwww....thats some great artwork
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MountainInspirations Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
<blushing> thank you....
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Vovix Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice
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zloymom Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
wow!!! I like it!!!
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Galadriel34 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
absolutely great and wonderful work! :)
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MountainInspirations Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much.
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Galadriel34 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
You're welcome :)
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trafimoff Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Piękne :)
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ShlomitMessica Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful:)):
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