Hi Everyone. You Don't Know Me And I Don't Know You
YET... I am new to all this. Being the husband of such an incredibly talented artist "KELLY MILLS" (Yes, I'm her biggest fan). Although, I've only really looked at her work through all the years,( I'm still her biggest fan).BTW, I'm gonna get in trouble for saying all this, so maybe I should post this before Kelly reads it. Maybe not, The couch is not comfortable. Like many others during this pandemic, with nothing to do, this inner passion I've developed has gotten me to try this new exciting adventure. Though I beat myself up about some of my works (as perhaps many do), I can't help but feel like I just have to unleash my imagination publicly. WHY? BECAUSE of all the encouragement and kindness displayed by FAA and all of you out there to Kelly and each other, so I'm going for it. So KUDOS to FAA and all of you. I will continue to learn and am completely AWESTRUCK at all of your works in every format, and so I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you all that now and always. So..Hello everyone and THANK-YOU. P.S. I tried to make a long story short, but I think it's too late!!
Thanks so very much Angela. I've enjoyed going into your site and seen so many beautiful images! I have to say, getting to know more artists out there and what they do. I really am flabbergasted at all the talent and gorgeous works of art. I feel like a kid in a candy store. Thanks for letting me in!
Hi Rafael! It's so nice to meet you! Thanks very much for the compliment and encouragement. I am looking forward to looking at your art work. The feed back so far makes this such an exciting journey. Thank you also for taking your time to welcome me.
Hi Again to all. Well I have been here a week now and I have gotten to see a huge amount of your works of art. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their kind welcome, comments, likes, and favorites. Without naming any names because I am absolutely AWESTRUCK at EVERYBODY"S TALENT. I could never imagine in my life at some of the most beautiful creations I've ever seen. Your inspirations are endless! BRAVO to you all. Thanks Ron
Hello! I don't know you either, but it's rare that I find somebody that I don't interact with as if I do. I am new here. Here I have no idea what I'm doing. I still don't know what I'm doing. Creating art. Honestly. It all occurred in a furious unbelievable manner and I've told it on my biography and I am talked out but I saw this and thought well. He needs to know me. A little bit anyway. And I need to interact with somebody because so far nobody's interacting with me.
Is 2:40 a.m. in Texas and I am blurry-eyed in about two. Try to catch a few hours of sleep. Sorry this is a boring conversation for me anyway... Mine can be long-winded and colorful. But if who I am and as a person with high functioning autism I don't try to hide it. I let everybody know what's up in advance.
I will likely not be able to sleep and come back to this after a while and see if You have read this or not. Hope you're doing well at the moment. I am trying to find some inspiration to begin creating. I've hit my second dry spell and I don't know what to do with myself.. 4 years I've been nearly 700 paintings and last year I didn't do anything for 8 months and it was brutal getting back into it and here I am again. That many pieces in that period of time has just zapped my thought processes and I literally can't even think of anything to work on even though sitting right in front of me. Do you ever have problems with that? I'm so new at creating art that I really don't know how to combat it. I ask my friends to pick four subjects and five color palettes and tell me what to paint and I will do it. I'm still waiting for input this time. Usually they're better about it. But boy I need something to do before I forget how because I'm not sure how I created any of the ones I've done to begin with. Hope to hear back from you
Nice to hear from you. By the way My oldest daughters name is Lisa, just saying. I just started myself trying to create some art. My wife "Kelly Mills", (whom I've always been in awe of what she paints), has been painting for almost 20 years after she developed a rare seizure disorder and this helps her to feel calm and have self worth. So I had to leave work early to look after her and it kinda rubbed off.
Kelly has done hundreds of pieces over the years, but she has dry spells too. Then she sees something on tv or on a drive and BAM! she's off to the races again. Although limited cause of her condition she plugs along.
I myself do not understand any of the techs involved like color palates etc. And I am not computer literate at all. I have absolutely no talent at drawing. So that is why I started learning digital styles. I have a burning passion now for this and am totally enjoying it. I get so much excitement in everyone's work and inspired too.
I wish so sincerely to be able to assist you if I could. I'm just a nobody in this realm. I even get embarrassed at what I create but my dear wife encourages me and tells me to post it anyways. The people at FAA and ALL the members also encourages me through their likes/favorites and comments that really makes me feel better.
People have busy lives and just don't have time to do everything. But knowing they have taken the time they have to comment is so appreciated.
Sorry I have been long winded and not much help, but I'm here for ya. It's 2:20 here and I'm tired now. I Thank you very much for writing and wish you all the best and welcome to the FAA Family!!!
No it's enjoyable hearing you. And a rare seizure disorder? My younger son has a receiver disorder himself and one of the rarest actually landau kleffner syndrome. It was just struggling million in one catch on a blip on an EEG that determined what kind he had. Out of 138 different kinds of epilepsy five of them caused brain damage and this one causes severe brain damage. But only in one part of the brain that can actually regenerate a bit over time if the seizure stop and they usually do it puberty but his didn't. We were lucky to have a fine enough doctor that we didn't hide the man the best around that caught it because it took a course of a medication that we had to apply for a federal grant and permission to have actually manufactured because they make enough for 12 people or so a year and it cost $59,000 for a little half ounce vial. They actually had to have a pharmaceutical company only opened up that particular lab to create this particular drug on the occasions when the government said okay. Almost killed him but it also slowed his seizure activity down enough to where we weren't going to have to lose him from this Thank goodness.
I hate to hear that about your wife I've had one seizure only ever and she was kind of painful I was aware the entire time. Now my college roommate her epilepsy she would be just blank out in the middle of things for 10 15 seconds and then be okay she wasn't even aware of it and I hope your wife doesn't suffer too badly.
To be honest I usually get more inspiration from talking to you new artists especially I don't run into many who are newer at it but you forget that everybody faces those times when they just aren't feeling it and try to figure out a way to work through that. Just chit chatting with people from somewhere else that are living a similar existence makes it feel a little bit more even and acceptable if that makes sense. Where can I see some of you and your wife's work?
Well, it's my turn. I have been on FAA since 2014. I have really gotten to know a lot of you and your amazing work! Thank you so much for welcoming Ron. I'm very proud of his work.....I just may be his biggest fan! I have been telling Ron for years about the amazing people on FAA!😊 Now he's experiencing it!