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Sometimes there is no way to fight fear by cactusmumkate Sometimes there is no way to fight fear by cactusmumkate
crayons on paper

Now finished :aww:

Please tell me what you think about it..feedback welcome :XD:

I hope you enjoy :D

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Karolusdiversion Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
I love the concept and the wonderful colours. I also like the title.
Ah, the fear!
"Fear is what saves the idiots from becoming heroes... dead"
(Karolus the BBW, a great philosopher)
:D
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :XD: Means a lot to me to hear that :D
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Karolusdiversion Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
It was my pleasure, really :)
This work has given me the joy of enjoying a work of art as when, for the first time, I had seen the works of Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Paul Klee, Kandinsky.
Thank you for sharing.
(Let me know when it will be finished. However, I like it already as it is.)
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thatīs a great honor for me to hear that :icondeepworshipplz: I canīt deny there are some parts in my drawings that remind of those wonderful artists styles
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Karolusdiversion Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
You deserve it.
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offermoord Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
raw & primitive.. love this one!

Anyway, I just got my account back :dance: and I featured you in my journal [link]
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, you lucky one! Great to hear that you got your old account back :phew: :party:
Glad you like my drawing..did you see the other ones..? There is only a hand full...
Feeling honored to be featured :iconlovesqueeplz: Thank you so much :hug:
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offermoord Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
THANKS! :iconluveplz:my pleasure, yes I did see your drawings
they look like children drawings (not an insult!!)
I like the simple & direct style & the fact they look cute
at first sight, but twisted when you look closer.
You should do more of it!
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh thank you! Yes..I always say..my drawing talent stopped at the age of 10 haha :shrug:
Well...thatīs all I am capable :D Glad you like it..itīs just that I only draw when I FEEL that I have to draw :XD:
And I need time for it...what I donīt have much :hmm:
Thanks so much for your comment!
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offermoord Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Talent is overrated, imagination is the key
I see a lot of people with talent, but without personal style, and
a lot professionals with lack of spirit...
I know what you mean, time... I used to paint long time ago,
but it took me too much time, I rather pop out a quick drawing in an hour nowadays .
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, I agree :nod:
You submit many very cool drawings! And all got your style but are different as well :wow: :clap:
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Stefymoondust Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
i like it, great idea, too cool
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww: Glad you like it :happybounce: :D
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peterpateman Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like it Kate, it's definitely not a child's drawing yet it has a certain naivete that is enchanting.
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
aww thank you :hug: means a lot to me to get this kind of feedback :floating: :bow:
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peterpateman Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Always a pleasure Kate. =)
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: :hug:
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Heardbydeaf Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Photographer
So time is your biggest monster :) Really intense drawing. So many different stories. Then again...is every character on that drawing from your life, or it is just imagination?
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
There are some motives which appear in every drawing I make..one of it is the clock. It stands for the life-time and how you spend that time, what you feel in your life-time. If you like to know more about what everything stands for just scroll down to a larger comment I wrote as I answered to "rizyhare". There you can see what this drawing means to me. All I draw are real feelings I feel.
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Heardbydeaf Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Photographer
Ok. Really tragical events. I hope everything is better now or at least will be in near future. I made my drawings back when I were in school and did not get along with nobody. Drawing helped me get over different kind of feelings.
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
Yes, you are right. Thatīs why I draw. I need to do that as a catalyst :nod: All is fine now, my daughter feels well and I pray and hope that this will continue now :pray:
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Heardbydeaf Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Photographer
That's nice :)
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essencestudios Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
:wow:wonderful!! very expressive work dear:hug:
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Thank you so much heather :hug: :iconawwplz:
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essencestudios Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
:iconlazydanceplz:my pleasure dear
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yay whatīs that!!!! :iconeeeeeplz: A new crazy cat! :woohoo: :iconlazydanceplz: awsome!
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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Very cool Kate! The key to me is how to conquer your fears and the hand is pushing them away. Tell me about this one:)
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Iīm still not sure if I should maybe write about my work in the description :idea:..?
I started this drawing about 3-4 weeks ago. I need to have that feeling to start a new drawing..Iīm not sitting there and making up my mind what to draw next..itīs coming to me and I draw..
So..itīs been before we went to hospital with our daugher..sheīs 1 1/2 years old and got a defect on her urether since she was born..we already spend some time..several times.. in the hospital because of that as she was only a few weeks old. This time the operation was planned long ago and all went fine. But becaues all we went through yet I was very afraid of the stay and seeing her having pain or maybe suffering. I realized that..whatever I do..I can not fight this fear. I have to get through it...I felt helpless and there were many more feelings..all this is shown in my drawing.
:hug:Kate
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MikeGould Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just love your style. Your drawings have both simplicity and complexity and I love your colours. It also has a very positive message about fighting your fears. It isn't always possible, but sometimes you can surprise yourself in the most extreme circumstances. I'm not the most positive of people but this is very uplifting.
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for your kind comment :XD:
It makes me happy to hear that you enjoy my work, feel free to have a look at my other drawings, too.
What you wrote about surprising yourself feels good, I did not thing that this work could appear uplifting but itīs very nice to hear that though :D
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MikeGould Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used to be very precious about my work. I think one of the reasons why I never became a profesional artist was that I was afraid people would not understand my work. With age comes experience. Once you put your work out there it ceases to be solely yours - you are passing ownership to your audiece. They may or may not get out of it the same as you, but it is a giood feeling when they get something positive from it. I think your drawing is uplifting because you are facing your fears and leave me feeling I can face mine. It comes back to my comment that we need to feel we are not alone in what we have to face.
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes I see.
I do understand better now in what way my artwork touched you.
Thank you for your feedback again :XD:
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DeaconStrucktor Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain"
- from Dune by Frank Herbert

I like how you've included the various ways of dealing with fear (as represented by the state of the woman's various poses), fighting it head on, trying to hold it back, accepting it, turning your back on it. The wrapping around of the key within the picture is an interesting feature but I don't know if it really fits, considering there is no wrap-around by any of the other elements. I get a sense of loss from this picture, with the creature interposed between the baby and the woman, and from the punctured balloon in the corner with people tumbling out. The one thing that doesn't 'read' (that I have a hard time interpreting) is the object in the woman's hand at the left side of the picture. I can't tell whether it is supposed to be a mask or what.
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow, thank you for the lyric part my dear :hug:
First of all..what that woman is holding in her hands is the evil eye..when you compare that "thing" in her hand and the creatures eye..you will see it.
Iīm so glad you took the time again to have a closer look at my work, thank you so much :XD:
The key is not wrapped around by anything because sheīs not getting a connection to this "key" to fight the fear..the key is floating around in the free space..not supposed to be owned by her or someone else.
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DeaconStrucktor Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:facepalm: You're right, it's perfectly clear to me now. How could I totally miss that? :slow:
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ahaha, well how could you know what I am thinking?? So, donīt worry..if I look to that thing in her hands it does not really look like an eye to me :lmao:
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MadGardens Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it .. :sun::wow: and very "Prickly" :D:D:XD:
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :hug: :D Yes..this time there are some thorns on it, too :XD:
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MadGardens Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful work my dear .. love it :love::rose:
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