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I don't know. I'm not sure. But I think I have fallen to the depths of no fuel of creativity. My yearning for waking up to the fresh aroma of oils waiting to be thoughtfully placed on the new canvas, has fizzled. I don't hate what I do. I love it! But somewhere between trying to make the next dollar, and putting new ideas down on canvas, I have lost the urge to want to do anything. Partly I think it's because I have not had many sales, the lack of art shows, nor the prospects of new commissions. I do have work that I am struggling to get out now and it's been gruesome. And for those to whom I am doing work for, have noticed a bit of a time lag. My deepest apologies to anyone who is waiting for work from me. I am truly working on each commission that is on the table... but I'm not happy with how things are going. It has been terrible. And on the heels of a somewhat enjoyable Christmas Holiday, I should have things to cheer about. But inside, I don't. 

So, how do you do it? How do YOU do it? Cope, or go on, or even make the next day a profitable one? I really want to know. 

Oh, and for those of you whom I consider great friends... please contact me. You know who you are. Some of you have fallen off the Facebook site, and even your phone numbers are not getting through, so PM me and let me know that you're alive, and how I may get back in touch with you. My art friends mean a lot to me. (Personally, I think if I lived in an art community, I would do better. I could share and learn, and probably feel the need to jump to my canvas with more enthusiasm. 

That is my hope anyway.
Hugs to all
Ter
  • Mood: Longing
  • Listening to: What happened to my childhood
  • Reading: paint by number instructions...
  • Watching: my friends find new friends.
  • Playing: spin the bottle
  • Eating: less food
  • Drinking: tea, coffee, or whatever

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Terry Staton
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Full-time artist. Proficient in most media, to include; oils, acrylics, graphite, computer graphics, murals, illustrations, logo designs, and many other scribbles n such. I write some, and do photography as hobbies, and I also sing and play a keyboard. Most times I do belong to a band.

I have had many years experience as an artist, straight out of high school til present. I love the challenges that I put upon myself when I paint a new piece. My work has a changing style because of the continuous learning of the craft. I love drawing from other artists who have mastered certain techniques, because I do believe there are always those who are better than me and I can still learn from them.

Always available to take in commissions!

Oh, and I'm just fun to be around... ask anyone. :P

Current Residence: USA
Favourite genre of music: Like \'em all (well, rap and screamo may not be at the top)
Favourite photographer: I have a personal friend who is my fave photo man.
Favourite style of art: I love 3D digital, but I personally enjoy the traditionalists
Operating System: Windows 8... I like it!
MP3 player of choice: don\'t do that at this point. Why did everyone just leave the room?
Shell of choice: Oysters are nice... i toss the shells tho
Wallpaper of choice: I make my own wallpapers
Skin of choice: soft, supple, smooth...oh, um idk, what was the question again?
Favorite cartoon character: Garfield kitty! :D
Personal Quote: Love is the key. You have love, you can unlock the hearts of many.
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darkluster4 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! :D
It's been awhile, but I haven't forgotten.
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beachelf Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
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          Happy B-Day Terry
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angemuet Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
thank you for the watch! hope all is fine and dandy in your world!
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XandarX2 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I saw that you faved some of my paintings of the birds. I was totally blown! :) I love your eye for what you like. I will for sure keep watching!
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angemuet Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
i think you're a fine artist! it was that your birds in particular caught my eye .. i'm a bit of a nature lover and with the sun finally shining a bit here again today, hearing them singing outside while strolling through your gallery made them, as i said, particularly eye catching! i've not been active much lately but still appreciate your watch ... seems tumblr keeps my addiction for beauty quite lassoed of late ... keep shining!
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XandarX2 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
The bird paintings were inspired by the fact that I live in the middle of 40 acres of woods. I hear them as you do. I personally don't get the same satisfaction of painting a bird as I do a painting a person, but I do like to shift to something different from time to time. I found birds to be fun to paint. I could use a bit more practice to make them look even more realistic. I am so happy that you liked my birds. When I look at what you fave on your page, having a bird sneak in there is pretty cool! I may have to see what tumbler is doing to keep you there... I can only imagine! ;) LOL Thanks for the faves and the comment. Watch me, and I may have more nature stuff for you soon!
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XandarX2 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
The bird paintings were inspired by the fact that I live in the middle of 40 acres of woods. I hear them as you do. I personally don't get the same satisfaction of painting a bird as I do a painting a person, but I do like to shift to something different from time to time. I found birds to be fun to paint. I could use a bit more practice to make them look even more realistic. I am so happy that you liked my birds. When I look at what you fave on your page, having a bird sneak in there is pretty cool! I may have to see what tumbler is doing to keep you there... I can only imagine! ;) LOL Thanks for the faves and the comment. Watch me, and I may have more nature stuff for you soon!
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dragonstalon65 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
hAPPY NEW YEAR XANDER!!!!!!
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StevenKauk Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Added you to my watch list. ^^
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XandarX2 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cool! I think ur gonna enjoy some of the new stuf coming soon!
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