Not A Starving Artist

Hi I'm Melly Lee. This is my personal blog to hold myself accountable in becoming a stronger visual artist + to prove to my friends back home that I haven't died yet.

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Feeling this right about now 

I believe we can keep the promise of our founders, the idea that if you’re willing to work hard, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you love. It doesn’t matter whether you’re black or white, or Hispanic or Asian or Native American, or young or old, or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight — you can make it here in America if you’re willing to try!”

“ When you’re truly passionate about an idea and also believe in yourself and know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you can do it — whatever ‘it’ is — it shows. And, then people want to invest in you, take a risk on you. Then, suddenly, you’re doing the once-‘impossible’ thing, immersed in it, feeding on the high-stakes energy, loving it because you’re doing what you love to do. ”

—    Dee Rees

“ I like the stars. It’s the illusion of permanence, I think. I mean, they’re always flaring up and caving in and going out. But from here, I can pretend… I can pretend that things last. I can pretend that lives last longer than moments. Gods come, and gods go. Mortals flicker and flash and fade. Worlds don’t last; and stars and galaxies are transient, fleeting things that twinkle like fireflies and vanish into cold and dust. But I can pretend… ”

—    Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 7: Brief Lives (via heavydrug)

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