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About Artisan Crafts / Hobbyist Audrey BensonFemale/United States Group :icontraditionalpaintings: TraditionalPaintings
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Sometimes sorry isn't enough by KiomyNightmare

So, I love the concept of the pic. The emotion in it is great as well. I love how you used the brown for the line art, but I think Rin'...



  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Skalds and Shadows-Blind Guardian
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: Mythbusters
  • Playing: NOTHING!!!!! GAH!!!!
  • Eating: Corned Beef and Cabbage
  • Drinking: Irish Coffee
The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams. It is alive as dreams are alive, more real than real ... for a moment at least ... that long magic moment before we wake.

     Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of habaneros and honey, cinnamon and cloves, rare red meat and wines as sweet as summer. Reality is beans and tofu, and ashes at the end. Reality is the strip malls of Burbank, the smokestacks of Cleveland, a parking garage in Newark. Fantasy is the towers of Minas Tirith, the ancient stones of Gormenghast, the halls of Camelot. Fantasy flies on the wings of Icarus, reality on Southwest Airlines. Why do our dreams become so much smaller when they finally come true?

     We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La.

     They can keep their heaven. When I die, I'd sooner go to middle Earth.

by George R. R. Martin

originally published in The Faces of Fantasy: Photographs by Pati Perret copyright © 1996 by Pati Perret


Audrey Benson
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States
Ok, so... about me...
I do a lot of costuming work. Not professionally usually, though I wish. I'm taking a lot of classes for it at the college, though.
I do Western martial arts. I've played the violin for 13 years and counting.
I love painting but never find time for it anymore. And I will hopefully find time to open an etsy shop soon.

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YvonniFhang Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your SCA garb! I wish I could make garb like that. :aww:
ineedsleepmhaha Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Why thank you! It's not as hard as you'd think, really, just takes a lot of planning ahead of time to make sure everying gets finished properly. Sorry for the reply taking a billion years-I'm in school and forgot to check my messages. :P
YvonniFhang Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries. I've got a new job and haven't been online in forever, so I understand. :aww:
VendelRus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Thanks for the fav and for taking an interest in what I do =)
Wolf-Aulas Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012

go look at it. who does it remiiiind you of?~
GeminiNoSaga88 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Thank you very much for the :+fav:!!! It really means a lot :aww: I'm sorry for the delay :P
GwynConawayArt Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional
thanks for the fav!
laima-udre Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student Interface Designer
thanks for faving my [link] :)
hieis-girl1 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Thanks for the :+fav:!
Rollwurst Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the fav :hug:
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