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Lauren S
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United Kingdom
I've had the creative bug in me since I can remember - watching my dad paint from a young age instilled a desire to learn how to do the same for myself.

I've studied art and photography over a period of 10 years. Beginning with GCSE's, I moved on to a First Diploma course, to A Levels, then completing a National Certificate in Art & Design before progressing to a Foundation course. A break period of a few years saw me approach more 'academic' subjects like archaeology & classical history, with art and photography as more "leisurely" activities (!) before returning to study the arts in 2013, with the beginning of a BA Hons in Fine Art.

I am now into my second year in this degree, currently specialising in painting and drawing.

If you want to check out my work at Flickr, please do so, though it hasn't been updated in some time:

www.flickr.com/photos/shake-th…

In most cases currently, my photos will link to their equivalent on Flickr, as the images that upload here are not of comparable quality (I'm still figuring this out). Also, Flickr has a great way to view images in "lightbox" mode, which I feel superior for viewing, instead of the pale green background DA provides.

Thanks for visiting if you do. The visits encourage more uploads, of course!
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Apart from a couple of scraps uploaded recently, I've been rather silent creatively on DA. I've collected into my favourites folder plenty of images from others, commented when it's been especially deserved. However, I've been more than busy.

A lot of changes have come about since January for myself, a whole new lifestyle that flourished amid copious amounts of snow. I was studying archaeology until March, which I'm pleased to say I passed with a high grade. I've renewed some old acquaintances, and I've made a few new ones. I've been nudged in the right direction and gathered the will to start drawing again, a big step for me, as it's been nearly two years since I left college, and attempted any kind of doodling. (In fact, I have been drawing these last 20mins). I finally got my hands on some 120 & 35mm film, and have been shooting a lot of it - along with a few discussions in the works with a friend or two for a project soon. I attribute these, and a number of other personal changes I shan't bore anyone with - as I'm sure I have bored a good few already - to one big change: a rather charming man, who has become an even more integral part of my life than he was previously. The general consensus is, not just from myself but also friends and family, that I've become the happier sort, and finally things are going well after being down for a long, long time. I owe this to him, a most certain positive force, and with pleasure am indulging in self-generated resolve to start doing, instead of not doing.

Regardless of this information (though being of the happier sort now, I can't help a little gush here and there), the procrastination I was tending is now becoming a checklist with dates that are being met as they come. There are goals that have been decided upon, and so, in the near future as I return to study some classical history, and search for a house to move into with the charming man, I will also be sorting through all my films to upload, some older art work also, as well as producing more new work, and putting into action some of the project ideas that are festering in my brain. I'm also contemplating the organising of work to sell through somewhere like Etsy, though am a little dubious about it, though that is most likely nerves taking hold. Selling work is a scary process.

If you read through this in its entirety, thank you for humouring me. You've more stamina than I.
  • Listening to: "Gayatri Mantra" - Anuradha Paudwal
  • Reading: "Jane Eyre" - Charlotte Bronte
  • Eating: Turkish Delight

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dmazhe Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav! :)
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shake-the-shell Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey, no problem, it's a gorgeous photograph! :)
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AlexGrifo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
:bulletblack:...Thank you for the fav :rose:...:bulletblack:
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42k Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
thamk you.)
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mimeko Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Thanks for the fav! : )
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Malleni-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks for your support!

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pekipeki60minutes Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
ミ★(*・ω・)v thanks for the fav★彡
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density-stock Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Thanks for the favourite
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jane-beata Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:frail: Many thanks for adding my work to your :+fav: :dalove: Much appreciated :pat:
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vesaspring Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist
~ Thanks for the favorite , if you'd like to see more of my work in the future feel free to add me to your watch if you haven't done so already ♥
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