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I Dreamt We Were Bank Robbers by asteraascended I Dreamt We Were Bank Robbers :iconasteraascended:asteraascended 6 0 Dense by asteraascended Dense :iconasteraascended:asteraascended 3 2 Patrolman Paul G. Corcoran by asteraascended Patrolman Paul G. Corcoran :iconasteraascended:asteraascended 7 7 Walking Asleep Through the Waking World by asteraascended Walking Asleep Through the Waking World :iconasteraascended:asteraascended 11 0
Literature
Billy Was Born Dead
Billy was born dead.
Fleshy cord, tight – blue, or purple.  
No cries.
“The baby is dead. I’m sorry.”
“No, the baby will live.” A fact.
The baby grew; the baby loved.
The love died, but Billy lived.
“I’m not afraid to die,” he said. “I’ve already done it once.”
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A Portrait of My Husband 8 Years Ago by asteraascended A Portrait of My Husband 8 Years Ago :iconasteraascended:asteraascended 2 6
Literature
Artist's Journal - Page 2
Today I saw a dead cat on the side of the road + I was sadish. I found a dead dragonfly and thought it was cool. So I gave it to Sui. On the way home, I said some prayerful thoughts for the dead cat and found another dragonfly in the road.  I put it in my purse to give to Sui in the morning but when I got back to my room + put it down on the desk its legs moved.  So it's not completely dead yet.  Suddenly I felt badly.  And a little creeped out. I covered it with a hat.  I figure it is just dying + having spasms. But now I can't help but think... What's the difference between Sui using dead dragonflies in art + someone using dead cats?
Sort of disturbing.
Tonight I saw the Milky Way. On the night of the new moon I want to stay out all night.
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Literature
Artist's Journal - Page 1
I made a painting. I think I have no color sense. My paintings are boring + predictable at least as far as color goes.
The assignment is a vertical landscape with a reaction to the philosophy.  I painted three vertical pages with the bottom 3/4 land + all the rest sky.  In the sky there is a face upturned. I'm trying to show my preference for believing in the strength of spirituality.
I still think the colors are boring
I am going to run a white drip vertically up the sky to show the rising of a soul or some such idea.
Maybe it's naive to believe in an afterlife and maybe we do cease to exist when we die.  But even if that's so, what's the harm in believe my mother is watching over me? What's the harm in believing I will be able to see her again?  There's no harm in that. There's no harm in my having faith.  I don't think there is anyway.
I just have a hard time believing there's no soul.  There's just too many unexplainable "happenings" or "supernaturals"
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Stone Bridge at Maudslay by asteraascended Stone Bridge at Maudslay :iconasteraascended:asteraascended 8 10 Light Scribble by asteraascended Light Scribble :iconasteraascended:asteraascended 7 0 Mortal by asteraascended Mortal :iconasteraascended:asteraascended 0 2 Downshift by asteraascended
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Roots by asteraascended
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Cling by asteraascended
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Really Big Scribble by asteraascended Really Big Scribble :iconasteraascended:asteraascended 36 10 ZAP by asteraascended ZAP :iconasteraascended:asteraascended 7 4

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'Concremation'
"Concremation"
by Jay Richard
      "Slipstream entry in t-minus thirty seconds."
     Emyr continued taking slow, deep breaths as he adjusted his restraints. He and his crew had been told numerous stories about the slipstream, the spiraling tunnel of amethyst-colored clouds that had eluded them for so long. Most of these stories involved unexpected problems such as disorientation. Measured breathing was a precautionary measure that usually worked to combat the symptoms of faster-than-light travel.
     The last time their ship, the Ionic Seraphim, had entered a slipstream, it had left as a burning wreck, barely held together by containment shields. No definitive answer had been given, but something had gone wrong with the drives. When the spherical ship returned to realspace, most of its crew had died within ten seconds. A few survivors managed to hold on and stabilize the ship before it literally fell apart.
     They were stranded in an alien system, a minefield of asteroids
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Sarah Ruth Hughes
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I should log into this account more. I should make more art for this space.

Avatar is my father.

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Cy Twombly passed away on Tuesday.

If you aren't familiar with him or his work then I do recommend checking it out.  He's one of my absolute favorite artists and if you take a gander at a few of his works you will probably see why I like him so much.  Some of his work in in the MOMA and I had the chance to see it in person when I was there.  I was just smitten.

The way he works and the meaning in his work (which really, is about as meaningful as I consider my work) just excites the crap out of me. When I make my scribbles there isn't some lofty purpose to it.  It really is just the act or mark making and the ability I have to leave something somewhere in the moment.  It's doing something.  

It's been a really long time since I've read anything about art. I think I need to get a Cy Twombly book and bury myself in it for a while.

Here's a nice video talking about one of the more famous works by him, Leda and the Swan.  There are versions of the video in lots of other languages on the site as well.  He also did etchings and sculpture.

I really need to build that wall in the garage or the basement so I can work again.

Cy: start that great scribble in the sky, and I'll catch up with you when I get there.

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Gilthorpe Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey there, it's 0shawn0, I made a new account- I dunno if we're close enough to be even called friends- as we only chatted once, but you're pretty rad so I thought I'd share. :XD:
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asteraascended Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
hi! I rarely log into this account, sorry for the delay. I hope I can make time to make more art that makes sense for here soon

How's things?
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Gilthorpe Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good, how have you been with your baby? 0:

Don't worry, I understand!
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asteraascended Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
it's been crazy, but fun. she's a lot of work :3
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KarahRobinson-Art Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there! Just wanted you to know your awesome work as been featured in my journal: [link] !! Thanx for being an amazing artist and sharing your talent with the world!! :heart: :iconherzschlagplz::iconheartbumplz::iconherzschlagplz:
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asteraascended Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Belated thank you very much!
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KarahRobinson-Art Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for commenting! :blowkiss:
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Kojiro-Brushard Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Imma stalking you now! >:3 :iconglompplz: I'm wandering through your gallery. bwahahahaha!! :iconbwahaplz:
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asteraascended Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
thank you :3
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SilentReaper Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In love with your work :love:
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