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It's been a while. However, my wife's health has improved with her latest medication and my stress levels are down most of the time - i have my moments and i am getting back to my painting, even if it is slow. I'm hoping to finish my latest by tomorrow.

Recently I came to a realisation that my art very much reflects the types of music I listen to most, though in reality I listen to most music. I usually start with an idea which is my starting point, and it then goes through a series of improvisations to end up as it is  - very much like jazz and prog and a lot of rock music.

My wife tends to favour songs with a story and this very much fits in with her ability to construct stories in her writing, which also fits in with they type of art she does.

My watchers and friends do you find your art follows a similar path?

I once said my art enabled me to control my anxiety attacks - my doctor was a bit sceptical about that, but one of the things which happened during my enforced layoff of painting was I had my first attack in about 5 years. Since restarting I feel better so maybe I am right. Do you get anxiety attacks and what do you use to control them?

last month I went to my first gaming convention. I have been to (and run) science fiction conventions. My son  wanted to go but needed a responsible adult as he is under 18 (why he assumed I was responsible???). It was good fun - the guests were interesting and i was impressed by the Cosplay brigade. Though I've never been into Cosplay, as an artist I can appreciate the work they put into their costumes. sajme time next year then!

Hopefully i will be in touch a bit more in the future as I feel more able to cope.

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Mike Gould
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
I was born in London and now live in Peterborough near Cambridge with my wife and son. I did my degree in graphic design but have ended up working as a business analyst. I have painted on and off for years but have really got to grips with developing my work in the last 5 years. I paint as I feel at the time and the style of the painting suits the mood. I don' tend to stick to one style for very long - my painting is as ecclectic as my music listening,
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Thanks for the favorite man!
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cd12delta May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Favorite!
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:iconjomillionaire:
hey mike happy belated birthday :D i realise im probally a month late tho lol im sorry you are facing struggles and it has been difficult for you lately it must be tough art and painting always helps me when i am feeling down i find thats when i am most creative perhaps because i push myself more maybe your the same i am looking forward to seeing your new art i myself am working on a few weird/interesting things ;p also if you get a chance listen to david ushers morning orbit album i used to listen to that while im down somtimes its amazing anyways hope you are well all the best :)
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:iconmetalromantica:
Happy Birthday my friend....hope you doing well..Oh and Happy New Year 2013 too...:) :hug: :party: :cake:
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MikeGould Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My friend many thanks for the birthday wishes. Things got off to a shaky start with my wife falling and breaking some ribs. However, she is recovering and hopefully I will now get back to my painting. I am a bit more optimistic about 2013.
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:iconmetalromantica:
hey my friend glad to hear from you...OMG!..hope your wife get well soon!...I love the number 13 a lot of people is a bit superstitious regarding this number...



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GitanoGrrl Jan 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday to You!
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MikeGould Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really appreciate the birthday wishes. My son's birthday is 2 days before mine so always overshadows - though his birth was the best birthday present ever. Looks like I will finally celebrtae mine properly this weekend.
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GitanoGrrl Jan 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
I hope you have a wonderful celebration! I wish you much happiness, creativity and good health!
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JensBK Sep 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
And thanks for the fave btw.! :-D
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