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Two Crows' Dialogue by sockstealingnome
Two Crows' Dialogue
Assignment: Create a 3D sculpture based off of a 2D artwork.

I went with this painting by Edward Robert Hughes. 4.bp.blogspot.com/_t-g0RV_vPok… For some reason the guy looked like he was in a pond to me so that's what I'm building. There's going to be a body inside the pond, a log bridge that goes over just above the head where the two crows will be sitting, and I'm going to fill it with resin to look like water. I bought all these fake plants to use as decoration. Did you know you can buy moss?

Edit 1: Pond sockstealingnome.deviantart.co…

Edit 2: Dead body sockstealingnome.deviantart.co…

Edit 3: Frog sockstealingnome.deviantart.co…

Edit 4: Crow 1 sockstealingnome.deviantart.co…

Edit 5: Crow 2 sockstealingnome.deviantart.co…

Edit 6: Ahahaha! I guess it was about time I finished this.
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  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Reading: Time magazine
  • Watching: Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Eating: noodles
  • Drinking: gingerale
I wasn't tagged at all. I just can't help myself when I see tags.

1. What obstacles are inhibiting you from living your ideal life right now? (remember, this is an IDEAL, PERFECT life we're talking about, so everyone has at least one obstacle)
Oh you know, the same bane that inhibits everyone: money. I'd like to live in Washington state but I don't have the money to be able to drop everything and move 3,000 miles away. I'd like to live alone but I don't make enough from my two jobs to afford that. I'd like to have a career that I love but I have no idea what that career is. 

2. If you could ban a word out of the dictionary forever, what would it be?
Nothing at all. Words are powerful and they deserve to be spoken, good and bad. 

3. What's your favorite song of all time, that one that you could listen to forever without getting bored?
Nonexistant. There is no song I could listen to that often and NOT get tired of it.

4. Got any good fandoms right now? GIMME RECOMMENDATIONS D:
Unfortunately no. I don't watch very much TV, but I did read Memoirs of a Geisha recently and that was a good book. Am I allowed to mention books? I started reading the Lunar Chronicles and while it falls into many teen genre cliches, the overall spin on classic fairy tales is intriguing. 

5. Have you ever told someone something that you desperately wish you could take back?  If not, has someone ever told you something you wish you'd never heard?
No, I'm more ashamed about what I haven't said as opposed to what I have. What comes out of my mouth isn't always pretty or remotely nice but it's truthful. A person could cuss me out but I'd rather them be honest than fake.

6. What are your major long-term goals right now?
Finding a plan for my life whatever that may be, writing a novel, and setting the art club I volunteer with up so that it's self-sufficient and can go on without me.

7. As an artist, tell me what you perceive to be your biggest strength right now.
My strength is and always will be my ideas. I'm not getting much practice in creating pieces at the moment but I am putting my creative mind to use in coming up with events, fundraisers, and fun activities. I'm getting results in a different way.

8. What's the state of your room right now - pigsty, freaking spotless, or somewhere in-between?
Probably somewhere in between by most people's standards. To me it's a pigsty. I've accumulated way too much junk to fit into my one little room and the fact that I've been spending more time away from home than in it contributes to lots of things getting strewn about. I'll be cleaning it on my next day off is what I'm saying.

9. What's your favorite way to procrastinate, journal tags aside?
Reading Cracked articles, browsing Quora, cutting the split ends off my hair. 

10.  Tell me about a controversial opinion you have (I won't judge unless you're a bigot/anti-vaxxer ... the two are synonymous, you know XD).
Prostitution should be legal. I CAN believe it's not butter. 

Okay I tag everyone who has the misfortune to read this journal. Here are the ten questions you need to answer:

1) What was the last book you read and would you recommend it?
2) Is Pluto a planet or not?
3) If you won the lotto, would you share that money with friends and family, give it to charity, or hoard it for yourself? 
4) What is the one thing you absolutely have to do before you die? 
5) Which would you prefer: living 1,000 lives or living one life for 1,000 years?
6) If you could magically become handsome/beautiful, would you choose that? Why or why not?
7) How often do you lie? Is there a topic you could never lie about or a person you could never lie to?
8) Are you good with money? If so, teach me how!
9) If money, education, location, (insert excuse here) wasn't a factor, what would your dream job be?
10) Do you like who you are as a person? Why or why not? 

So I Uh....Quit My Job

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 26, 2014, 4:48 PM


Yup. Didn't even last a week. On one hand, I feel like a failure. That has got to be some kind of record. On the other hand, I'm relieved because that job had me on such a downward spiral so fast that my friends and family noticed the depressive state I was going into. I originally agreed to work 8 hour shifts, 5 days a week which was fine even though I live an hour away but once I got there, they made me work 10-12 hour shifts with no break which basically made my schedule: wake up at 3 AM, get home around 5:30 or 6, take a shower then get ready for bed. I had no time outside of that to do anything else like wind down and de-stress. So I ended up carrying my stress over from the next day. It didn't help that I was barely eating because of the crazy schedule. I couldn't sleep except for one night of good sleep that resulted in me being late for work. By the end of my fourth day where I had to make desserts for 300 people, salad for 200, and 600 tuna tacos, I was 300% done with that place. I went home, called my friend, and cried. I couldn't take it anymore. On top of all that, I hated working there. I was so unhappy. I've worked jobs that sucked but I could tolerate it for the paycheck. This was the first time I couldn't even manage that. So now I'm back to the unemployment board with a new car to pay for that I had bought for the job. Fun. 

  • Mood: Suffering
  • Eating: something like 500 calories a day the past week
Pan the Faun by sockstealingnome
Pan the Faun
Made for my art club's scrapbook after we saw a free screening of the movie. Painted with watercolors. Trying to get the hang of it and I surprisingly enjoy using the medium despite swearing it off as the bane of my existence for years. It still has a way of looking awful though when you only have two layers of paint down. 
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I GOT A JERRRRBBBB!!!!

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 8, 2014, 8:05 PM


Yes, you heard me right. After five months of rejections I finally got a job! As a pastry cook! At a nice hotel! My first career related job! I thought for sure I'd have to start as a dishwasher and work my way up. I had to do a cooking test today and oh my lord. That was some of the worst three hours of my life. I had to make three different desserts and if you can imagine everything going wrong, that's what happened. Fifteen minutes before my time ran up, I still didn't have my third dessert finished. It was horrible. I thought for sure I was going to fail as I stood there trying to get my damn chocolate to temper. And then pathetically I stood inside the walk-in fridge to get my chocolates to cool as quickly as possible. I still managed to pass but I do not want to repeat that ever again. But from now on, I'll be an employee at Casa Monica Hotel. 




P.S. I have now joined the smartphone crowd. Yes, yes I'm late to the party. 


  • Mood: Triumph
  • Reading: Fable by Chanda Hahn
  • Watching: Stalker

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sockstealingnome
Hanh Nguyen
United States
My name is Hanh Nguyen and I began drawing after having a vivid dream about a girl being held prisoner by an ancient tree. She ended up becoming my first OC and inspired me to keep drawing since. My artistic goal is to never lose the joy for art and to create illustrations. My absolute favorite thing is hearing viewer feedback.

My drawing style can be summed up as semi-realistic fantasy, but I like to dabble in other forms of art too. Currently I am studying to become a pastry chef.

"Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree the artist is in accord with himself. We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely. All art is quite useless."
~Oscar Wilde
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Reading: Time magazine
  • Watching: Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Eating: noodles
  • Drinking: gingerale
I wasn't tagged at all. I just can't help myself when I see tags.

1. What obstacles are inhibiting you from living your ideal life right now? (remember, this is an IDEAL, PERFECT life we're talking about, so everyone has at least one obstacle)
Oh you know, the same bane that inhibits everyone: money. I'd like to live in Washington state but I don't have the money to be able to drop everything and move 3,000 miles away. I'd like to live alone but I don't make enough from my two jobs to afford that. I'd like to have a career that I love but I have no idea what that career is. 

2. If you could ban a word out of the dictionary forever, what would it be?
Nothing at all. Words are powerful and they deserve to be spoken, good and bad. 

3. What's your favorite song of all time, that one that you could listen to forever without getting bored?
Nonexistant. There is no song I could listen to that often and NOT get tired of it.

4. Got any good fandoms right now? GIMME RECOMMENDATIONS D:
Unfortunately no. I don't watch very much TV, but I did read Memoirs of a Geisha recently and that was a good book. Am I allowed to mention books? I started reading the Lunar Chronicles and while it falls into many teen genre cliches, the overall spin on classic fairy tales is intriguing. 

5. Have you ever told someone something that you desperately wish you could take back?  If not, has someone ever told you something you wish you'd never heard?
No, I'm more ashamed about what I haven't said as opposed to what I have. What comes out of my mouth isn't always pretty or remotely nice but it's truthful. A person could cuss me out but I'd rather them be honest than fake.

6. What are your major long-term goals right now?
Finding a plan for my life whatever that may be, writing a novel, and setting the art club I volunteer with up so that it's self-sufficient and can go on without me.

7. As an artist, tell me what you perceive to be your biggest strength right now.
My strength is and always will be my ideas. I'm not getting much practice in creating pieces at the moment but I am putting my creative mind to use in coming up with events, fundraisers, and fun activities. I'm getting results in a different way.

8. What's the state of your room right now - pigsty, freaking spotless, or somewhere in-between?
Probably somewhere in between by most people's standards. To me it's a pigsty. I've accumulated way too much junk to fit into my one little room and the fact that I've been spending more time away from home than in it contributes to lots of things getting strewn about. I'll be cleaning it on my next day off is what I'm saying.

9. What's your favorite way to procrastinate, journal tags aside?
Reading Cracked articles, browsing Quora, cutting the split ends off my hair. 

10.  Tell me about a controversial opinion you have (I won't judge unless you're a bigot/anti-vaxxer ... the two are synonymous, you know XD).
Prostitution should be legal. I CAN believe it's not butter. 

Okay I tag everyone who has the misfortune to read this journal. Here are the ten questions you need to answer:

1) What was the last book you read and would you recommend it?
2) Is Pluto a planet or not?
3) If you won the lotto, would you share that money with friends and family, give it to charity, or hoard it for yourself? 
4) What is the one thing you absolutely have to do before you die? 
5) Which would you prefer: living 1,000 lives or living one life for 1,000 years?
6) If you could magically become handsome/beautiful, would you choose that? Why or why not?
7) How often do you lie? Is there a topic you could never lie about or a person you could never lie to?
8) Are you good with money? If so, teach me how!
9) If money, education, location, (insert excuse here) wasn't a factor, what would your dream job be?
10) Do you like who you are as a person? Why or why not? 

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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!! :heart:
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sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Thank You!!!! :hug:
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MariaBruggeman Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the nice comment!
About the watercolour-pencils, just add little water with a small brush and experiment a lot! :)
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LillyCadaver Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lillycadaver.deviantart.com/ar… Stock used. Thank you!
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Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
Hi Hi   :tighthug:
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sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Long time no see.
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Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
You too  :tighthug:  how was your summer ??
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sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Well I've been job hunting since I graduated in May. Nothing has come of it yet so...not doing so great right now.
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DescedantOfTheRose Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014   General Artist
Thank you for the llama~! :rose:
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sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
No problem. :)
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