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Old 08-04-2019, 01:25 AM
elliec elliec is offline
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Smile Hello, again

I joined this forum a while ago but never really got involved. So here I am giving it a try once more. I’m an oil painter and I used to be very active and prolific. Then, a few years ago my husband died and shortly after I was diagnosed with cancer, so it’s been a very rough few years. I had a very hard time starting painting again, or,p doing much of anything really, but I’ve discovered that one of the side effects of an antidepressant I was taking is profound apathy. So I’ve weaned myself off that drug and now feel ready to restart my life. In particular, I NEED to start painting again. I’m thinking that I’d like to work on portraits. Anyway, hello to everyone!
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Old 08-04-2019, 03:58 AM
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Hi and welcome to wetcanvas.

This is a terrific community and a wonderful resource, use the rolling menu bottom right and you will find forums for just about every art and craft medium here, it's worth exploring the full list of the forums. Read the posting rules at the top of the forums there may be restricted posting.

The links in the top line of my signature will help with the forum and how to resize and post your pictures. You can start uploading pictures on your third post.

When you get the uploader box and browse for your photos, make sure you select "All files" or you will not see your jpg files.

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Old 08-04-2019, 04:00 AM
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Thanks so much! I look forward to exploring. 😊
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:43 AM
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Welcome to WC Welcome Forum!

I have included my standard "welcome" below as a refresher. As well, it is very therapeutic to return to art. I am just returning after a 3 year break due to many factors, and am looking forward to start agin, soon. the constant contact with other artists here on WC has been my lifeline everyday.

This is the Place to introduce yourself and for us to pass on to you some tips.

There are lots of fine folks here, you can meet many of them as you browse about while exploring the full list of the forums. We are looking forward to seeing your art, and getting to know you!

There are all levels of artists, from many lands, working in virtually all mediums. Newcomers to Art are especially welcome.

Sharing, learning and teaching others is the best way to fan the creative flames.
The friendly members here will try to help you with any questions you have.

Be sure to review the guidelines for commercial uses,
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Links to additional information contained in my signature line below.

(The Abstract & Contemporary Forum is where I am usually found.)

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Old 08-04-2019, 04:30 PM
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Welcome back!
I am sorry to hear that you have been struggling with some tough times, but happy to hear that you are ready to create once again.
Let us know if you require assistance.
* You can access any Forum by using the “Forum Jump” located at the bottom right of the screen or the Channels drop down menu at the upper left
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Old 08-07-2019, 11:52 AM
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Sorry about your past few years, that sounds terrible. I wish you luck on your new start with art.
WC! is a great place to learn new things and make friends!
Look around and find a subject or medium you like, there is truly something for everyone here.
Have fun exploring lots of things to do, Learning Areas and Monthly Challenges in several forums.
Look at some of the forums and you'll soon find a fit that's right for you, or maybe several forums.

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Old 08-08-2019, 04:17 PM
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I'm so sorry you've had such experiences but I'm so happy that you've found your way back to us.

Enjoy the forums and take care!
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