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About Professional Artist Shield of Linden WoodFemale/United States Group :iconfinishthis: FinishThis
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Kirin and unicorn... by pallanoph

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...


Shield of Linden Wood
Artist | Professional
United States
Ask Comms by Enjoumou nocturnal artist eh... by AxiasAlexa Art at 3 AM by blackdahlia Background Music by Skylark-93

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!……



A friend of mine is more artistic than she realizes. She’s created some lovely pieces of wearable art, including a couple of vintage pendants and a very special beanie/beret. If you like Tolkien, Lewis, jewelry, the British Isles, accessories, art, anything Celtic, antiques, vintage collectibles, one-of-a-kind items, natural products, or supporting independent entrepreneurs, then you will LOVE her stuff!

Though she’s never had an account here on DeviantArt, she does sell her art elsewhere online, so if you like her work, you can easily purchase it from her via her online shoppe. If you’re concerned about buying from someone you don’t know well, I, at least, can vouch for her that she will give you the highest standards of service—she is a woman of great integrity which extends to every area of her life, and certainly does not neglect the business aspects of her life. (She’s actually a good friend of mine “in real life,” so I give you my word that you won’t be disappointed buying from her.) So why haven’t you heard of her before? Because she’s only just beginning to sell online and get her name out there.

Take a look at some of her gorgeous handmade pieces! And even though they are 100% unique and carefully created by her skilled hands, they’re still very affordable. (Even her shipping prices are insanely low!)

"Ocean and Oatmeal" Hand-knitted Bohemian Hat
Ocean And Oatmeal Handknitted Bohemian Beret Beani by LiHy Ocean And Oatmeal Handknitted Bohemian Beret Beani by LiHy Ocean And Oatmeal Handknitted Bohemian Beret Beani by LiHy

"Cumulus" painted pendant and necklace
Cumulus - Original Acrylic Painting Necklace 1e535 by LiHy Cumulus - Original Acrylic Painting Necklace F56eb by LiHy

"Halcyon Fall" painted pendant and necklace
 923e089e 788633 by LiHy  504349c6 861329 by LiHy

Interested? Go to her online shoppe to get more information or to buy one of these beautiful accessories for yourself (or as a gift for someone special).

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Soli Deo Gloria!


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Mocris Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the Llama. Llama jump 
LiHy Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Professional
haha, no problem.
stipend Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016   General Artist
wow, small world... great artwork as always
LiHy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional
Here's another coloring video that I think may be enlightening.
Merlyn-Wooden Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, my english is a little bit limited to express my feelings. Alphonse Elric Al (Shy) [V1] 

I'm here to thank you! You have suggested my work on "Project Porkchop" and for that I'm very honoured and grateful. Thank you soooooo much! Llama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] 

I wish you all the best in your future and a very happy new year! Lot of happiness and success in your life! Thank you again! Bunny Emoji-87 (Thanks) [V5] 
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