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Big Ideas
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Another pencil drawing by my daughter, Rachael. (Actually, that's her at the drawing table in the illustration.) We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think.


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04/11/05 11:04 PM GMT
I think you have a very talented daughter. A big 10 for both of you and into my favorites... Encourage her talent.
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04/11/05 11:49 PM GMT
Your daughter is very artistic, nicely presented to...10+
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But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling, like dew, upon a thought produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions think and smile. Art is everywhere, except it has to pass through a creative mind.
04/12/05 12:06 AM GMT
I have always been impressed with Rachel's sketches and am happy to see more. This one takes the cake though! ;) The idea behind it is so clever. A special view into the mind of an artist presented in a way that you feel you are right there with her. Top it off with a nice clean frame, and you've got a priceless creation here.
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"The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!" Coco Chanel
04/12/05 12:22 AM GMT
Thats sooo amazing!! the concept of this is just great...its an outstanding drawing for sure, and then for you to capture it on a so good too...congrats to both of you!!
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A picture is a poem without words.
04/12/05 12:28 AM GMT
Horray for Rachel! Top scores for the both of you! I sure hope you have printed these out and framed them DAD?
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I'm walking on sunshine! AcrossTheWorld
04/12/05 1:09 AM GMT
another great drawing.. Rachel's skills are quite superb.. and the framing fits perfectly.. again, great job you two..

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And everytime I feel that my lifes a waste.. I just cant rid myself of your bitter taste.. - Me (Option21)
04/12/05 3:36 PM GMT
Wow! Dito for me as well on all counts!
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04/12/05 4:48 PM GMT
I love her characters and the presentation of the image is excellent. Rachel's talent should open many doors for her!
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We make a living by what we get; but we make a life by what we give.
04/12/05 5:38 PM GMT
...Rachael...This is very,very good...I'm'n artist too,so I know what I'm talking about... the more you enjoy doing it the more others will be able to see that right away and enjoy it right back... I really love looking at this! Thanks!...have fun...
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04/12/05 6:47 PM GMT
Wow, Nathan...your daughter is an amazing artist...she has lots of talent and creativity...I love fantasy art...a lot of my work is based on fantasty :D
The composition as a whole is also very good...I love the border and placement, etc...
Well marks to both of you! :)
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PrettyFae x...Spread the Passion...
04/12/05 9:36 PM GMT
Nathan - when will your daughter be having her own show? She is truly and amazingly talented. I like the way that you framed it as well. Really nice job. :)
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A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Herm Albright
04/13/05 1:15 AM GMT
This is just phenomenal! Does she have an illustrator job? I'd like to see more! I'd like to see prints! I'd ideally like to see an oversized coffee table book.
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04/13/05 8:05 PM GMT
she's a terrific artist - you should post more of her work with your awesome desktoping abilities. I think it's cool how you guys can team up like that...
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S.M.I.L.E. "...spiritually minded is life eternal..." -2nd Nephi 9:39
04/15/05 3:07 AM GMT
from the ARTIST

Thanks all for the wonderful comments. I certainly enjoyed drawinging this picture and it pleases me very much to find that others like it as well. It was one of twenty drawings in a portfolio that won me a full scholarship to the wonderful art school that I am currently enrolled in.
Thanks again,
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04/15/05 3:45 AM GMT
I echo Rachael's (Lokie's) comments. Thanks to all of you for taking time to comment. They made it worth the time to post it. Have a great day, all of you! And to my artist - your family and I send their love to you. We miss you.
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04/15/05 10:35 PM GMT
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04/15/05 11:48 PM GMT
Hi Nathan and Rachael, it has all been said by those before me, the only thing I might add, is what an amazing future Rachael has in store for her!!! The pleasure she derives from her work, only she can fully understand and appreciate!! I offer my big 10's to you both! Sincerely, Marilyn
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04/16/05 2:24 AM GMT
This is a very creative and interesting piece of art. Keep drawing Rachael, you are brilliant!
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04/16/05 2:44 AM GMT
Really great artwork, like how all the images are merged and just form the idea. good stuff.
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04/16/05 3:17 PM GMT
I think she does very good work I gave her a ten
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04/16/05 9:22 PM GMT
The drawing is brilliant! Very imaginative...The frame compliments it very well.
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04/17/05 2:19 AM GMT
Wow, she's pretty talented. How old is she?
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04/17/05 2:48 AM GMT
She's 21 this year, I think. You know how some dads are not great at remembering birthyears? I'm one of them. Let's see. hmm. Yep. 21.
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04/17/05 6:57 PM GMT
Another very good illustration and I love the subject matter - right up my street! I can see why your daughter's profile says 'graphic artist'. This is very impressive. Much as I like the black-and-white hue, I would love to see some colour examples from this artist.
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
04/18/05 10:14 AM GMT
*falls over* I am impressed. Nice work Rachael.
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'Study the past, if you would divine the future.' - Confucius ................. Pieces to Ponder : Blueness
04/18/05 3:44 PM GMT
congrats to you both, my mom can paint and sketch, i started as a draftsman and no one has followed... :o(
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"Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously." -- G.K. Chesterton
04/18/05 4:55 PM GMT
An impressive drawing, Rachael ! (Your father did well
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04/19/05 6:18 AM GMT
Simply Outstanding!
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04/27/05 2:31 AM GMT
Hahah Oh my goodness, Mr.Smith you need to hang on her. I have a feeling that she will soon be making enough money with her art to support you & the wife!. Rachael, this is incredible, simply amazing, I hope you never put down your penci,l It's part of you for sure. Perfect image, and I gott'a say your dad's artwork ain't to Shabby either. Your both very,very talented. Keep up the Great Work. 90/10 Thanks for sharing.

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Whatever you imagine is reality.
04/30/05 5:37 AM GMT
I see your daughter is at it again, with another work of art that is truely remarkable. She needs to think about making her art available to the fan club she has started here. When she does, sign me up. 10 by me.

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live life in such a manner that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
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06/10/05 5:31 PM GMT
Wonderful. 10 and Faves.
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"Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak." William Congreve
07/06/05 3:17 AM GMT
Take everything everyone said times 10 and might come close to what praise you both deserve. Great Job!!!
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I'm not a flyer, i'm a faller.
07/06/05 1:27 PM GMT
You've all been so kind. Thank you.
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07/18/05 12:35 AM GMT
Excellent...hmmm...10 plus 10. Indeed.
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When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader. --Plato
08/17/05 11:52 PM GMT
I dont know how i missed this one.... beautiful drawing from Rachel... she is one very talented lady.... your framing compliments it perfectly... well done to both of you...
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"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." --Helen Keller
08/18/05 1:29 AM GMT
nm, you have a very talented daughter, there. Rachael, what can I say that hasn't already been said? I love your style of drawing, and your wit and imagination shows quite well in your work. Keep this up, and you could well be right up there with artists like Frank Frazetta, Chris Achilleos, Boris Vallejo, and the Brothers Hildebrandt. I'm just sorry I can't give you a higher score. Btw nm, very nice frame on your part. 10/10 and into my faves.
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"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens." - Jimi Hendrix
08/18/05 2:26 AM GMT
Thank you!
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08/25/05 9:37 PM GMT
Very cool!
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09/03/05 4:22 PM GMT
your daughter has a great talent.
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11/13/05 4:31 PM GMT
What a wonderful talent your daughter has ! A true gift from God, in my belief. I can see that you nuture this gift & your daughter, please tell her how very much I enjoyed her work here. This came up in my voting booth today & my only regret is that I could only give this a 10. I really love her whimsical style.
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I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it by not dying ( Woody Allen )
11/13/05 11:20 PM GMT
Awesome job! I love all the expressions on such a mixed group. The concept is just funny to think about, but it was carried out marvelously. Congradulate Rachael for me. Also, I loke the way you framed this one. :-)
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The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up. Mark Twain
11/14/05 3:25 AM GMT
Rachael and I thank you. Have a great day!
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11/15/05 2:00 PM GMT
Wow!!!! SHe is SOOO Talented! What I would give to draw like her! This Picture is so good! High marks! Very Good..

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Music fanatic. Book worm. Picture taker. Best friend. Older sister. Shrink. Fantasy lover.
12/29/05 3:38 PM GMT
Not only does the child have a tremendous drawing talent, but she conveys emotion in every stroke of her pencil. I look forward to seeing much more of her work.
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12/29/05 6:25 PM GMT
Thanks, from the both of us!
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03/05/06 8:49 PM GMT
What a wonderful imagination!
AND talent.
Please do more!
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03/17/06 1:05 AM GMT
This is the most awesomest, cool picture... ( I know, the grammar doesnt quite make sense but thats what I was thinking when I looked at it...
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03/26/06 1:26 PM GMT
Exelent picture! I wish I could draw at this level... 10/10
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10/26/06 7:29 PM GMT
This is awesome, almost like it's telling a story. The drawings are coming to life!
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"What is your life? You are a dust that appears for a little while and then vanishes." James 4:14
04/19/07 11:04 PM GMT
this is stunning she is deffinetly going places with that kind of talent.. well done....@SIRUS@
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the babling brook of voices speak of the unknown
04/20/07 2:53 PM GMT
Many thanks to all of you!
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05/16/07 1:24 AM GMT
Well... I hesitate to say this, but unless there's something in the 29 PMs Caedes tells me I have, you haven't had me banned yet, so... I really like the drawing, but I don't like the framing or background. Except that I do like the woody-looking texture. Sorry. I know most people don't share my views on this...

- cfr
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07/31/07 2:40 PM GMT
wow wow wow! what a talent!
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07/31/07 2:50 PM GMT
Your daughter is extremely talented. I hope she keeps up such a great skill.
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07/31/07 2:55 PM GMT
I like several others, what can I say that has not already been said. She is very talented and very nice photo.

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For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son. Whoever puts his trust in God's Son will not be lost but will have life that lasts forever.
11/27/09 2:13 AM GMT
Excellent. I'm fully for it: the idea, the realization, everything. It's been over 4 years now and I can't help wondering how your daughter's skills have improved since then. (Admittedly I haven't done much more than superficiously browsing so far.)
Note to self: Learn from the best of parents!

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