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Age is a double edged sword. Last week I saw the Crazy World Of Arthur Brown at a festival. Arthur is 72, but his voice is probably better than it has ever been, he is still creative and inventive, leaps about the stage like a teenager and inspires people of all ages. His performance was electrifying. He is I suppose lucky in that he has kept healthy enough to maintain this lifestyle. As you get older, bits of the body work less well than they did. However, age is down to how you feel, your sense of wonder, your ability to absorb new things and not just live in the past. I thin k people are born the way they are - some are already old when they are born, some are forever young. I have been a bit lax in my art for a while and at times age has crept up on me and I have had self doubt. However, the last few weeks I have recaptured something of my old self, have chilled and started to regain my creative urge. DA will probably never make me into a successful artist, though I learn from each work I see here and hopefully do improve. However, it is a way for me to put that creativity out there and maybe occasionally it will help someone else.          

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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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Clamdiggy Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The fav and comment is much appreciated, Mike :hug:
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retransmission Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks Mike!
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CharismaticOutcast Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Thanks for the favorite man!
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cd12delta Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Favorite!
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jomillionaire Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
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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metalromantica Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Happy Birthday my friend....hope you doing well..Oh and Happy New Year 2013 too...:) :hug: :party: :cake:
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MikeGould Featured By Owner 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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metalromantica Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
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 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday to You!
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MikeGould Featured By Owner 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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