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Lately I've really had some creative juices flowing. Currently there are five ideas for paintings floating around in my head, largely inspired by music, and one of which was conceived in 2013. It's just hard to find the time to sit down and crank out new work because of my full time job. But tomorrow I have off, and the weather is going to be crappy, so no excuses! Time to sit down and get one started.

It's kind of funny, because when I was younger I'd listen to music and be just as intensely moved by it as I am now, and it would inspire these visions and landscapes in my head. But those were far more vague than the ones I have now. At the time I was unable to translate them into actual images effectively. Now I have a much better grasp of what I want to do for each concept.
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Modest Mouse-Tiny Cities Made Of Ashes
  • Reading: the internet
  • Watching: the internet
  • Playing: with the internet


Nicole Graffam
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Wiscasset, Maine
Favourite genre of music: Progressive rock, post-rock, dream-pop, some electronic
Favourite radio station: WMEB 91.9FM Orono, ME
Favourite birds: Laughing gull, common merganser, northern gannet, razorbill
Favourite mammals: Whitetail deer, moose, roe deer, red and gray foxes
Favourite style of art: Expressive realism
Favourite place to be: By the ocean
Shell of choice: Horseshoe crab
Favourite cartoon character: Mr. Horse
Favourite Quotes: "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." -George Bernard Shaw

"Seriously, if someone says evolution is wrong because there aren't fossils between monkeys and men, find a monkey and hit him with it." -Keith Law

I am quiet, introspective, creative. A member of the Penobscot Nation, a Wabanaki tribe which is based in Old Town, Maine. Ever since I was very young, I have been drawn to nature and have wanted to capture its beauty, wonder, and complexity in my art. I think now I am much better at that than I used to be. Unfortunately, because I work full time, I now have less time and energy to put into drawing, painting, and sculpting the way I used to. My main focus now is nature photography. If I ever become independently wealthy (hey, one can dream!) I would concentrate so much more on art. And I really, really want to visit Iceland before I die. It feels like homesickness, for a place I have never been. My camera and I have a lot of work to do there.

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seredream Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
thank you for the favs Nicole :)
CelineDGD Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015

Hellow there random deviant. :) *clicked the random deviant button* Just want to spread the love. :)

You are beautiful and worth it, no matter what people say. <3

Have a hug too. :hug:
Don't be afraid to pass this on if you want. :)

And have a nice day/evening/night. :3

Sincerely, CelineDGD
Happy Helper of the Happy-Squad

dragonfireartz Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the visit & Fav! Can totally agree about loving birds...I seem to be taking a lot of duck photos lol! I am going to have to use some of them for a sculpture or painting I think soon ;)
SlateGray Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like a good idea! I've been wanting to use some of my photos as references for art too...just hard to find the energy while working full time. :ohnoes:
Jassy2012 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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Hello and Welcome to our group :iconmagic-of-flowers:

Our Stuff and me are so happy about that

:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:

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scubapic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thank you for the :+fav: Ca gratte by scubapic
Eozspike Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for all the faves! :D
vanwaglajam Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the :+fav:s
IAmChimmieArt Featured By Owner Edited Apr 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the fav and the watch! It's super appriciated!!
Wessonnative Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Thanks for the Favorite.
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