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A friend of mine from England, his wife, and I were chatting about our artistic goals and dreams, what we have always wanted to accomplish and some ideas that we have. We went into some depth and I told them of my current situation and how frustrated I am about it all. Some of my comments made a strong impression on my friends wife and a couple of days later I got an e-mail from her with the following in it. It took me a few days to convince her to let me post it here in my journal since she is a visual artist not a writer and only consented as long as I didn't use her name. I wanted to post it because I think it pertains to so many artists out there, I am including a couple of her comments before the actual epitath.

"what you said the other night about how you have felt when it comes to your artistic dreams has haunted me. I can't imagine feeling that way. I keep thinking that if I felt that way I would probably die. I know its a little weird but when that thought crossed my mind I started to wonder what the epitath would say if someone did die from such a feeling. I am not a writer and its really not very good but I wanted to send what I had come up with to you since I did kind of base it on you, I hope you don't mind and it doesn't creep you out too much.

Epitath For A Frustrated Artist

He Cared Too Much
As We All Know
Believed In Us All
With His Heart And His Soul
A Simple Artist
With A Simple Dream
Who Has Left Us Now
And So It Would Seem
That Just Like Those
Of Our Faerie Kin
He Died Because
No One Believed In Him


Rob Oliver
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
I am an onery old man, who cares way to much, and is very old fashioned.
I was raised in a different world than what we live in today, a world where friendship actually meant something, a world where a handshake was all that was needed to seal a deal. When I make a promise, I will keep that promise no matter what, or die trying. If I tell you I will do something, I will do it. If I call you a friend, then I will be a true friend. I will always care.

Current Residence: Utah
Favourite genre of music: Country/Bluegrass
Favourite photographer: Santo D'Aragio, Ansel Adams, Ed Weston
Favourite style of art: Artistic Nude and Pinup Photography
Operating System: Windows 7
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny
Personal Quote: The art of painting with light

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CTB-PhotoImagery Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Photographer
For old world values and  being man enough to still use them..... Kudos!
It's nice to know I'm not alone in these beliefs!     
wildfotoguy Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks for all your kind words and the Favs, I appreciate it a lot.
TheMan268 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:party: :cake: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :cake: :party:
brokenhalophotos Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
happy birthday ! :)
ThrivingEccentric Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the watch!
wildfotoguy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
You are very welcome, you have a rare talent whivh I find intriguing and interesting.
GardenofHeather Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Thanks for the fave!
wildfotoguy Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
my pleasure, it is a great image and a job very well done.
snedigity Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Where in UT are you located at?
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