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serastoff
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
I love art, that goes without saying. I guess I'm just your average hipster art student hoping to eventually do at least fairly well in the art world.
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The following post is going to sound cheesy.

My New Year's Resolution is to become a better person. For the past few years I have made my talent seeking out problems and doing nothing to fix them. After I notice a problem I complain about how much the problem bothers me, never once stopping to think that there is a strong possibility my problems are invented. What do I really have to complain about? Nothing. For Christmas my dad bought me MacBook Pro; I have three modestly sized closets full of clothing; I have a rack full of shoes; I have my own personal library in my room, full of excellent books of all sorts; I have every art supply under the sun; I have parents who support me in anything I do; I have wonderful friends, who love me despite the fact that my constant dry sarcasm is annoying even to myself; I got into an elite art school that I am now attending; not all my academic teachers are great, but the majority are; I have a modest but completely acceptable amount of money in the bank... I have absolutely nothing to complain about. My life, for all the bumps I've run over, is rather close to perfect. So I shouldn't sit around being irritable and sorry for myself, I need to expunge some bad habits that have been building up, I need to lighten up, I need to enjoy myself more, and I need to give back.

I'm making it into a month by month project; each month will focus on a some aspect of myself I want to better, with the intent being that by next December I am a happier and nicer person. I'm starting right here and now, in the month of January. The theme for January is optimism. I feel optimism is the essential starting point for becoming better at anything in life. If I start out the year believing I'm going to fail I can't achieve anything; however, if I start out the year knowing I can succeed, I can only move forward! Granted there will be realism to my optimism. I would not suggest knowing you can jump off buildings or stand in front of moving trains. I would love for anyone to join me in my quest for human awesomeness.

Here are the beginnings of my schedule:

January- Become an optimist


February- End PROCRASTINATION


March- Stop lying/Start telling the truth


April- Smile constantly, even when I don't want to


May- Present tentative live plan

June- Begin steps toward achieving life plan


That is the first six months of my twelve step project. The italicized months are the easiest, the bold are hard, and the bold italicized are next to impossible. Obviously you are welcomed to add and subtract from the calendar as it applies. I don't expect everyone is as addicted to lying as I am, or as opposed to smiling. The point is we all have our own unique set of flaws, originally stitched together with good intentions, now stained with whatever we've been through. But flaws really are a choice. I chose to lie a lot, I chose to find lying fun, and now it is my worst habit and the reason some people don't trust me. Even if I didn't realize it, I chose to be a pessimist. My pessimism lead to a lot of bad choices and almost cost me my life. I am choosing to be better, so can anyone else. We are all flawed. The person you idolize most in the world is flawed, has problems, just like you and me. I want to be better than that.

So want to join in my Project for Human Awesomeness?
  • Listening to: "Legend of Ashitaka" from Mononoke-Hime
  • Reading: City of Fallen Angels

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bloodbendingmaster97 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!! :party: :iconballoonsplz: :icongiftplz: :iconcakechocplz:
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sororicida Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the watch! :D
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LisaBeth1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I don't know if I've already contacted you or not for my new designs.
If you haven't chekced them out would you please?
The links are:
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and

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:) If you could help me out by faving, voting (opens the 25th), commenting or promoting in any way... that would be s uper awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
Love you! - Lis
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LisaBeth1 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Dear Watcher,
I may or may not have contacted you already about the following information:
I have entered the musically inspired t-shirt contest... and am in dire need of votes when polls open... so I guess what I'm suggesting is that you click this link and check out some of my entries and perhaps procure some votes from others as well?
[link]
Grazie
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JexisLulzington Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you for adding my tutorial to your favorites!
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SouthernMan Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
What a nice gallery!! :)
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gloomy-pandi Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
sup
palomaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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fictograph Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much for favoriting "Radiant as the Sun", my picture of Katniss in her interview dress ([link])! I have one in her opening ceremonies outfit coming soon. Again, thank you and Happy Hunger Games!
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maXKennedy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav!
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MorbidMoe-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Want to know your amazing & your my friend to death. If I don't get this back I understand. But, I have a game for you, once your read this letter, you must send it to 15 people, including the person that sent it to you . If your receive at least 3 back you are loved. Nobody knows how important this is until.................... they lose it. Tonight, at exactly 12:00 a.m. the person you like will realize they love you! Then something is going to happen at 1:00 & 2:00 a.m. Be ready for the greastest shock of your life. If you break this chain you will have bad luck with love for a whole year. Send this to 15 people and see what happens.
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