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Mon Apr 3, 2017, 2:47 PM
Hi everyone!
I entered the Celebrity Art contest on and need your vote!  The top 5 win $300 in art supplies, which I would love.
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You can vote once every 24 hours from now until April 9th.
It's my drawing of Dumbledore.
Albus Dumbledore by UtterlyAbsurdBella


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Ideas, Anyone?

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 5:55 AM

Hello friends!
I am having a major creative block right now and I need your help. My daughter is turning Sweet 16 next month, and I would really like to create a piece of art for her to commemorate this special occasion.  However, I am STUMPED.  

I would like to share a little background information about my daughter.  For the past year and a half, she has suffered from major anxiety disorder, panic disorder, depression and school anxiety/refusal.  She has literally missed her entire sophomore year of school.  It has been unbelievably stressful.  During the past year, she has attended several outpatient anxiety programs, which really did not help.  I kept having to take FMLA leave from my teaching job, so that I could take her to these programs.  Finally, I got her into a residential facility in March- Timberline Knolls (the same place Demi Levato went) and she stayed there for 6 weeks.  That place was amazing and she is honestly so much better since she's been home.  They really helped her a lot.  She started going to school a little bit right at the end of the year.  It's been a really rough year.  

So, I've been brainstorming and I'm coming up with nothing.  I even asked her to tell me 3 things she likes (she doesn't know why) and all she told me was One Direction.  LOL!!!  I would like to create something that she will love always and appreciate years from now.   I was thinking of doing a painting, but a drawing or lettering are also possibilities.  Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.

Thank you!!!!  



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Hey there peeps!  I've started a new blog where I'm posting my art but also a bit more commentary and some fun videos that go with my art.  I'd love for you to go check it out and would honored if you would follow my blog.
Hi peeps!
Real life is setting back in for me.  stress

As summer comes to a close for me, and school begins, I know I won't have as much time to get on here.  I teach 4th grade, and when I get home I'm usually completely exhausted and have so much work to do.  So please don't be offended if I don't get a chance to comment, respond or thank you for faves/watches.  I really appreciate all of you!!!!

I have been telling myself that I really need to make an effort to work on my drawings as a way to just relax and decompress, even if it's just on the weekends.  "Me time" is going to be my goal, going into this school year.  Wish me luck with that!
 Good Luck 

 "I have an addiction with escaping reality, just because reality is too real."
  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?    Technically 4 years.  I posted one thing 4 years ago and then fell off the radar.  I've only recently started posting art more regularly.

  2. What does your username mean?   My name UtterlyAbsurdBella is from a line in Twilight - "Bella, you are utterly absurd." Edward Cullen, Twilight, Chapter 4, p.82 

  3. Describe yourself in three words.   Optimistic, hard-working, creative

  4. Are you left or right handed?  Right-handed

  5. What was your first deviation?   Not very good - Ugh!  Submitted 4 years ago when I first joined  - Edward and Bella         Edward and Bella by UtterlyAbsurdBella

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create? Portraits of people I love 

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?   Hyper-realism and maybe painting

  8. What was your first favourite?                                                                                                                                 Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon by Melski83 Daryl Dixon by :iconmelski83:Melski83

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?  Realistic portraits of celebrities     

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?    :iconnormaejean:   Normaejean  She creates my favorite style of art and of one of my favorite topics :)

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be? I would have to say :iconsenpaikimu:senpaikimu - she has been the most supportive and has reached out in her comments :)

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?  My niece :iconphantomlayla89:PhantomLayla has been my go-to person when I have questions about DA.

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art? Pencil and paper

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art? I don't have a special place - just chilling out with my family while they play games or watch tv.

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?  The first time someone favorited one of my deviations!!!