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It's been a while. My painting very much dried up, and I'm still not doing much at the moment, though my upcoming holiday may change that.

Most of my time has been spent listening to music and discovering the joys of steampunk. It't funny, but I was there when the term was invented, but only recently  realised how much of a culture it had become.

Last year I went to the Paul Klee exhibition in London and it helped to lift my spirits. One of the things which most annoys me is when I get minute gaps op paper showing through when I don't want it to. It was joyous to find it happened to Paul Klee as well, but he left it as is and his art didn't suffer. It makes me feel better about my art.

It's festival time in Peterborough this weekend. The Willow Festival is free and mainly local bands, but there are quite a few young bands in all genres and it should be great - last year's was. You don't need big names to be good - the big names had to start somewhere. The band I most want to see are Josephine and the Artizans who mix classical and hiphop. They are awesome - look them up.

My wife is close to publishing her first novel via Kindle and will soon be posting her book cover and some excerpts on DA.

Hopefully some new art from me soon as well.

Time to stop being miserable and catch up



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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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CharismaticOutcast Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Thanks for the favorite man!
cd12delta Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Favorite!
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 :)
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:
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.
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...

GitanoGrrl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday to You!
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.
GitanoGrrl Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
I hope you have a wonderful celebration! I wish you much happiness, creativity and good health!
JensBK Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
And thanks for the fave btw.! :-D
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