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Question in the Rain :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 5 0 Boys in Shanghai Rain :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 2 0 And Anne Pricked Her Finger... :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 2 0 Afraid of the City :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 4 5 Pink Watercolor Ballerina :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 2 0 Bright and Beautiful :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 3 0 Wolf and Girl Nap :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 3 3 Marshmallow Rescue :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 2 0 Patty-cake Cat :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 1 0 Simple Black and Red Roses :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 3 3 Art Trade with CherryGrabber Sampaguita Flowers :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 2 0 Rose Tattoo in Comfort Room :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 2 0 Flower in Birch Bark Corner :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 3 3 Maya-ak Street Corner Background :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 2 0 Fallen Flower Black and White :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 12 2 Flower Ballet Negative :iconladywindflower:LadyWindflower 4 0


The first thing that struck me about this piece was the curves. You have the round circle of the moon, then the tree with it's branches...

I like the soft colors and I really like the style. Watercolor was a good choice for the kind of wispy sketch you did. It seems like it...

I really like the texture of the clouds. Even though you use rough strokes, they still look pillowy. However, they are dark and close e...

I like the setting. The composition and the background are very beautiful. It is a cute pose and I like how you included the details of...


The Night and the Silent Water oil on linen 24x30 :iconvmpselene:VMPSelene 26 1 Dragon riders :iconkedrednael:kedrednael 2 0 I've got your back, kid :iconspitfiresonice:SpitfiresOnIce 155 29 Pit viper in the delta :iconwarriorobsidian:WarriorObsidian 4 0 Lilies :iconemilyyyart:emilyyyart 10 2 My Pearl :iconsplash-bass:Splash-Bass 4 0 Base Jumping :iconisischneider:isischneider 121 56 WIP: Madeleine :iconalchera01:Alchera01 4 0 The Watch :iconshikharsrivastava08:shikharsrivastava08 2 0 Little miss ladybug :iconlambii:Lambii 28 5 Dreamdancer (Traumtaenzer) :iconayaartwork:AyaArtwork 16 2 I couldn't think of a title, so here's a photo. :iconskateboard-kid:Skateboard-Kid 6 7 watercolor :icontamikaproud:TamikaProud 35 10 Wolf Grill :iconshwonky:Shwonky 190 15 Isle Of Turtle :iconaksinia:aksinia 6 5 Wicked Game :iconbrechdaslicht:brechdaslicht 26 24


Today, I didn’t mention it.

It was the same question, the question that always threatened me.  The question I don’t know how to answer.  The question that always have to debate, discuss, and contemplate and plan out my answer, all within my own head.  And nobody knows that I am still not sure of the answer.

“Where are you from?”

“Tell your name, your major, and your hometown.”

When I was a child, there was only one answer.  But then my life changed.  I moved to a different world.  And I changed.  I grew there.

I didn’t put the slash in today.  I usually say “Buchanan, Michigan slash Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines.”  Because I am from both.  They both made me who I am.  But today, there was no “but” or “well, actually…”

Today, I stood up in class and said, “I’m from Buchanan, Michigan,” making the “mitten” map with my hand and pointing it out.  They laughed at that.  I smiled back.  It was such a Michigan thing to do.

Then, I sat down and the introductions continued and I wondered why I wanted to cry.  Only I knew the absence.  Only I felt the silence of the place that was not said.

And it ached.  It ached like the grey morning with the smell of smashed worms on the sidewalk.

I thought I had moved on.  I had returned to the old house at ******** Drive. I had a “permanent home address” now.  They didn’t need to know.

But maybe I did.  Maybe I needed to know that I hadn’t lost it.  Because maybe I don’t really want to move on because I don’t want to leave it behind.  Maybe I just need to know that even if I am in a new chapter, that it’s still in my book, that it’s still part of my story.  Because it’s getting blurry and I’m getting scared.  I am scared that I will forget.  I do not know that I will change my answer.  But, I think, at least next time, I will still feel the pain of the absence of the place I did not say.


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Twist me a crown of wind-flowers;
That I may fly away
To hear the singers at their song,
And players at their play.

I'll twist you a crown of windflowers
But whither would you go?
Beyond the surging of the sea
And the storms that blow.
-Christina Rossetti

I am a daydreamer, a traveler, a writer, and an artist. I lived in the northern mountains of the Philippines for over five years so I still have an accent and a different perspective than most Americans. I am trying to improve my art and my writing while continuing to find adventures.

I am open to commissions, critiques, suggestions, advice, and discussions.


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LonesomeBookworm Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :happy birthday: 
Alchera01 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 31, 2016  Student
Thanks for the  watch :)
Digital-Priestess Featured By Owner Edited May 29, 2016   General Artist
Thank you for the :+fav: on my Closer Than You think deviation, I really appreciate it!! Pink Heart Icon 
SkyJynx Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the fave, dear~!
Dark-Indigo Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks 4 faving Basilisk... by Dark-Indigo ...:)
ArianeTorelli Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the fav ^^ 
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Thank you very much for the llama!
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Thank you so much for the fav! I really appreciate it!
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