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Reflections by Kelly-ART Reflections by Kelly-ART
I finally managed to get a good quality photo of this!
This is the drawing that earned me 1st place at the Congressional Art Competition! It will be displayed in Washington D.C for a year, starting this summer.
I'm so proud :tears:

It seems like a mundane piece, but I do have a story behind it! My family and I were in a very tight spot last year. One day we were fine and the next we were being forced to live with my Grandmother. I was literally crammed with 8 people in her small house and we lived there for 2 months. During this time, I was a senior in high school. The board of education discovered that I lived in a town that didn't correspond to the district, so they tried their best to have me kicked out. (Unsuccessfully) I was very depressed.
It was during this time that I was assigned a still life art project by my teacher. I literally poured my stress into this piece, perfecting it in a way that I could not perfect my life.
I think maybe that's why I've been so successful with this piece.

But whatever the case, my family is better now. We live comfortably in a new home. I've graduated high school and plan to attend SCAD in Atlanta soon.

So, yeah... that's the story ^^
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Artworkbymose Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Wow wonderful piece and great story behind it. Thank you for sharing. That was very brave. I hope you continue to be a great artist until your old aged.

M
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Kelly-ART Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for your wonderful comments! :)
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ErikaSanchezA Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
MINEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
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Kelly-ART Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Haha, Okay! :D Thanks :)
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bleuie Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice work :iconthumbsupplz:
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Dontburnit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very Impressive.
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Kelly-ART Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you, I try :)
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