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May I just say, this piece (in particular, the unicorn on the right) has been a huge source of inspiration for me as I've tried to sket...

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LiHy
✝ Shield of Linden Wood
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I've been drawing for as long as I've been old enough to pick up a pencil, though hopefully I've improved a bit since then. Sketching was a favourite pastime growing up, and I'm still perfectly well entertained just sitting and drawing. Though my parents put me into various and sundry art classes as a child, the best teaching I ever received was through a traditional (meaning literally hand-drawn on actual paper before this newfangled 3D computer animation stuff came into vogue) animation class offered to high school students at a local art college that I attended almost every Saturday for about 5 years. It was there that I developed my cutesy, cartoony style, as well as a love for character design in general. During the first half of my college years, while I was working on an Associates in film school, I was able to keep up with my art because so many of my projects required me to sketch out things like storyboards and the like. But during the second half of my college years, as I acquired my Bachelor's in a very non-artistic field, my art got shelved and almost completely ignored. It wasn't until I'd been married for a little over a year that I really dove back into my art, this time with gusto I'd never had before. Just to try it and see what might come of my art, if anything, I entered an art show in Sacramento (the "20/20" show, hosted at the Kennedy Art Gallery). What had I to lose? By the time I arrived for the opening evening, not only had 4 of my available 25 pieces already sold, but I discovered my series of watercolour paintings had won first place out of the over 30 artists being featured in the show! That was a downpour of blessings I had not expected, and certainly did not deserve, so with such a heartening experience, I began pursuing my art professionally. Since then, I have expanded my art both in mediums (including pens, pencils, watercolours, soft pastels, oil pastels, and polymer clay) and in sales platforms (including Ebay, Etsy, and personal commissions).

Every piece of art I create is, to some degree, an expression of something within me—something that lives, if nowhere else, within my imagination. If I have any talent whatsoever, it is only because the Original Creator has graciously bestowed it upon me, and I owe all my triumphs to Him and Him alone. My greatest hopes are that my art, somehow, brings at least a tiny measure of glory to my Lord Jesus, and that my art points viewers in at least some small way toward His love and beauty and truth and salvation. As an artist, I furthermore strive to be a light and an encouragement to my fellow artists. I exist to adore Him and to point others toward Him. May my art be a pleasing act of worship in His sight—for if it does not honour Him, then there's no point in creating it.

To God alone be all glory ~ Soli Deo Gloria!

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A brand new sculpture of mine is among the featured art in a local gallery for a show opening tonight!


ASiF Smallworks 2016 front flyer by LiHy
ASiF Smallworks 2016 back flyer by LiHy

Tonight is the opening reception for the Artists' Studio in the Foothills' (ASiF) annual "smallworks" show featuring, as the name implies, a multitude of small-sized pieces of art created by a variety of artists. A tiny new sculpture of mine (never before seen online or anywhere else!) nicknamed "Flayme" is among the works of art chosen for this juried show. All works by all artists will be on display in the brick-and-mortar gallery (this is not an online/internet event) and are available for purchase. If you're in the northern California area, please come and show your support not only for my art, but for others' art as well. If you can't make it tonight, be sure to stop by the gallery some other time throughout the holidays. You might just find the perfect gift for someone you love.

So what sculpture of mine is part of this show? You'll have to go to the art studio this holiday season to see it in person to discover what it is! Or wait a few months until I feel like uploading it online... ;)




Artists' Studio in the Foothills

940 Idaho Maryland Road

Grass Valley, California 95945

 

Opening Reception:  Friday, November 11: 5 – 8 pm

Holiday Open House:  Saturday, December 10: 11 am - 4 pm

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Wolven-Empress Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the llama! :iconblushplz: It means so much to me. If you're a fan of the work I do, consider giving me a watch! :heart: (*casually gives llama in return*)
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LiHy Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Professional
No problem. I'm glad the llama added to your happiness. I'll check out your gallery.
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Wolven-Empress Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :) And it did. I appreciate all the support I receive deeply.
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DoveStation Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!! Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D  Hope you have a wonderful day!! Party 
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LiHy Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Professional
Aww! Thank you so very much! 
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