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Before.

 
My pops sent me this picture today via email. I think that it’s perfect for me  because I tend to “do” a lot of things without the “before” part (namely #2). I tend to say a whole lot before my mind has completely processed what’s coming out of my mouth. I know a lot of people like this (no filter), and many would say there’s nothing wrong with it. However, in my own experiences, I’ve found myself backtracking on many occasions or having to further explain myself because what I said came across in a negative way, and it didn’t even convey what was actually in my head. 

…but everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger…

I think that a wise person would heed these words. I can be the opposite…quick to anger and speak and slow to hear. It’s a bad combination of personality traits, if you ask me. I’m thankful that as a human being, there’s always room for growth and improvement. We can continually surrender ourselves and allow more of Him to shine through us.

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artbyflow:

This is the first greeting card I made two months ago. I made this one with a technique called “quilling.” It’s rather tedious, but the final look is pretty awesome if you ask me. Materials used include: card stock, textured paper, paper lace, quilling paper, quilling tool, & a rubber stamp.

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artbyflow:

Somewhat different from the things I usually make, but it’s fun to learn and try new things. This particular greeting card was made with card stock, embossing stamps, water color pencils, a die cutting machine, and vellum.

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artbyflow:

nadiavanilla:

“Suspended”

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted to this account. Here’s why: I’ve been working with a model I’ve never worked with before (she is AWESOME), and working on some things that are outside of my typical range. This piece, at 37″ x 18″, is more than twice the size I normally make. Exciting times!

#drawingoftheday #drawing #charcoal #blackandwhite #art #arteveryday #figuredrawing #figure #fineart #nadiavanilla #blackandwhiteisworththefight #underwater #floating #peaceful (at Phoenix, Arizona)

One of my fave local artists. I’ve had the privilege of meeting her when we showcased side-by-side back in March at RAW’s Artist Showcase: Grandeur.

Must love art. Follow myself (@artbyflow) and my friend Nadia (@nadiavanilla)

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We decided to take a day trip to visit Pops for his birthday. I keep thinking, you never know what the next year may bring, or when someone’s last birthday will be…so best to make the most of each one.

Pops was absolutely thrilled that we came to visit. We bought him a new watch, and were able able to eat lunch and have cake. It was a great day and a memorable one for my daddy.

via https://dayone.me/2fDszVU