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Anne
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Favourite color: green, green and more green
Favourite season: autumn
Favourite drink: coffee and....um....Crown Royal :-)
Favourite genre of music: Metal
Favourite style of art: each style has it's own beauty
Favourite cartoon character: Granny Cuyler from Squidbillies...lol
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So I finally decided I was going to give the prismacolors a shot. I've had the container of 72 sitting on my drafting table for over a year. I've pulled them out of the container and looked at them like a kid at Christmas SO many times...just dying to try them. I drug them out yesterday....and.....:faint::tears::shrug: As you can see, it's 5:00 a.m. and I've been trying for the last 2.5 hours to do a drawing :no:

Can't figure out how to use them!? Do I use a light touch or press down on them? Do I do layers or not? Burnish or not? I tried to do some daisies on a really nice piece of pale mossy green Canson Mi Teinte paper and I just can't get them to look like they should? What am I doing wrong? Should I be able to pick this up easier or is it something that takes forever to figure out...like watercolors? Can't keep the damn things sharp for anything. Can't erase them worth a crap. Don't know if a smooth paper would be better than one with texture? Should I keep them in a warm place so they don't break when I sharpen them? And seriously....how DO you keep a point on them??? :frustrated:

I don't mind telling you that I feel like crying. I think I'm a true Taurus to the core. When I set my mind to something that I really want to try and be good at, I will literally try so many times that I burn myself out on it...but I'm stubborn and can't give up. And when it doesn't go like I think it should, I get so frustrated that I want to cry :-(  I want to learn how to use them so desperately, but it's just not working out. Somebody PLEASE help me :please:

Anyway...been busy getting ready for the arts and crafts festival. Am also considering opening an Etsy shop, but don't know if I'd be able to sell anything.

Hope everyone is doing well. Sending love and hugs to all my DA friends :love::hug::blowkiss:

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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
HAPPY BIRTHDAY my sweet!! :iconkissingplz::iconbesosbln:
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KSenia-juventini Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday!!!!
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BenHammonds Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   Writer
High Anne I do hope all is well and that you are having a wonderful summer!!
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday!!
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
happy birthday anne wishing you all the best :party:
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Joe-Lynn-Design Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Happy Birthday Anne! :cake::hug:
I hope you have a great day!
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hello dear Anne...Great-Day by KmyGraphictoday is Your birthday,and I wish You from the bottom of my heart only the very Best,Dear!May all Your dreams become reality!Cake FOR Bday by KmyGraphicHappyBDayBaloons by KmyGraphicBest-of-Luck by KmyGraphicFor You by KmyGraphic
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fashioneyes Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Happy birthday Anne. :heart:
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skycladarts Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey Anne, haven't heard from you for a while so I hope all is well!

1st Emoticon: Happy Birthday Hope you have a wonderful day!Happy Birthday Cupcake :hug:
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sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Dear Anne, I hope you have a beautiful day and I wish you much health and joy.:heart::hug:
Happy Birthday Girl by RogerKeithBarrettHAPPY BIRTHDAY by RogerKeithBarrettOde To Joy by sesam-is-open
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