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Here is a very short summary of quotes from the letters of Reiner Maria Rilke to a young poet (1903):

Your work must be independent from others' work.
You must not compare yourself to others.
No one can help you. You can only help yourself.
Criticism leads to misunderstandings and defeatism.
Work from the necessity and your compulsion to do it.
Work on what you know and what you are sure you love.
Don't observe yourself too closely, just let it happen.
Don't let yourself be controlled by too much irony.
Live in and love the activity of your work.
Be free of thoughts of sin, guilt and misgiving.
Be touched by the beautiful anxiety of life.
Be patient with the unresolved in your heart.
Try to be in love with the questions themselves.
Love your solitude and try to sing with its pain.
Be gentle to all of those who stay behind.
Your inner self is worth your entire concentration.
Allow your art to make extraordinary demands on you.
Bear your sadness with greater trust than your joy.
Do not persecute yourself with how things are going.
It's good to be solitary, because solitude is difficult.
It's good to love, because love is difficult.
You are not a prisoner of anything or anyone.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 – 1926) was born in Czechoslovakia and died in Switserland. Considered the greatest modern poet in the German language, Rilke counceled the young poet over a period of five years. No evidence exists that they ever met.


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Sandra Trubin
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
I am mostly a self taught artist and a professional graphic designer. Recently I was certified in fine arts and advanced painting from Emily Carr, University of art + design, Vancouver.
I enjoy working in different medias and I'm always on the look for the next creative possibility to express myself or simply to have fun with.

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I apologize for the inactivity

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 8, 2014, 5:30 PM
I really am sorry for being absent on this account for a while now. Most of my DA activity happens on my other account :icontoomuchcolor: which is about colorful figurative works.
I haven't been painting that much lately in my beloved abstract style for many different reason. I moved about half a year ago and the store where I love the quality of the canvases is just so far away. The Canvases themselves take so much storage space and it's an inconvenience at this point. Painting on paper just doesn't seem to work for me since the paper can not withstand well enough the texture manipulations that I so enjoy.
I am by no means giving up on it, I have many works in the spots and circles series and preparing for exhibitions.

The TooMuchColor project is a joy to work on due to the interaction with many talented photographers for reference photos, the fun commission requests and the fact that it's painted on heavy paper and does not require a lot of space and takes only about 1-2 hours on every painting. It is like a tasty little treat or color for me. Apart from it most of my time actually goes towards jewelry making and metal works.. So I was wondering, since this account is such a mess of many different types of works.. would anyone be interested in me submitting my jewelry pieces here?

I hope you are enjoying the upcoming winter season and have wonderful holidays! :hug:

Have you ever painted something from your dreams? If so, what was it? 

36 deviants said A scene from a dream
11 deviants said Colors of the dreams
7 deviants said An actual painting that you painted in the dream
6 deviants said Character from a dream
5 deviants said Other


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Inside-my-ART Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
So wonderful work! I'm really impressed :happybounce:

Your art brings happiness into the world Clap I think I've fainted. Winner 
thepurplemonster Featured By Owner 23 hours ago
oh my goodness I love your work. I am so happy you got a DD so I could find you! :D 
KanakoX3 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
I love your artwork!! It is stunning, peaceful and colorful!
I wish you the very best for your future!
Your pieces are so amazing - I'm convinced, that you're going to exhibit in famous museums.
You have an imperessing talent.
I'm happy that I found your DeviantArt-Gallery!! ^___^
greQ111 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
Happy B!
San-T Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^^
crazyruthie Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Traditional Artist
happy birthday! :)
San-T Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^^
stargateatl Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :cake:
San-T Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^^
Annissina Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!
San-T Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^^
Annissina Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome :love:
Petrichor-X80 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
have a day :) Have your cake and eat it too 
San-T Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
I must say, that's one of the best birthday wishes ever xD
Petrichor-X80 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
ever to be given xD
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