I've always found it humbling when people tell me they love my art. Seeing it from the inside, I'm privy to a world of frustrations and mistakes and things I wish turned out different. Thus, every time I receive a comment from you ladies and gentlemen about how much you love a particular piece (whether it's your own character, or even crazily, my own creations), or that you enjoy my gallery as a whole, my brain does a double-take.
"...Wait, really? You're... you're not joking? Really?" My own hyper-critical thought processes are momentarily overtaken by an avalanche of gratitude to such kind words and high opinions of my art - something I will always regard as a work in progress. It's like I grow stupid for a second and melt into a puddle of shock, disbelief and utter bliss.
It gets even worse (I don't even have a word for how astounded I am!) when saintly people like NeverLeaveMee create wonderful works of their own based on my humble doodles! I wanted to share with those of you interested Chapter Two of her spin on Desert Oasis:
Desert Oasis Ch. 2Kadír felt something nudge his hand, which at the moment was hanging, relaxed, over the edge of the hammock. Grunting as he moved to sit up, almost falling out of his nest, the dwarf opened his eyes sleepily, falling back onto the coarse fabric with a sigh.
‘Is it that time already dear?’ he asked in a semi sing-song voice.
The young, tri-coloured goat bleated in response and nudged his hand a little more persistently.
‘Okay little one. Off you go.’
The yearling bleated again and kicked up her heels, leaping off in the direction of the rest of the herd, the vast majority already standing by the gate to their home.
He sighed again and sat up, careful to stay seated in the sometimes tipsy hammock. He stretched, back popping, as he swung his legs over the edge and slid out of his afternoon napping place. As he stood, his feet meeting warm, coarse sand and his body with the cool night air of his desert home, he yawned. Had he not needed to put his pets and fa
Please check it out and send her love and hugs... and please allow me to get stupid in the coming months and years reading your comments!
Goodness, I am lucky. :]