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kelso41
Kenneth
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United States
Current Residence: Philadelphia PA
Favourite style of art: I like good solid work, regardless of style.
Operating System: Mac OSX
MP3 player of choice: itunes
Favourite cartoon character: Hong Kong Fuey
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Hiding in the Shadows

Sat Sep 22, 2007, 4:07 PM
  • Listening to: ipod
  • Playing: Too much WoW
Update

I was asked a little while ago what I have been up to, seeing as I had not posted anything on DA in quite some time.  Well one of the reasons I have not posted any new work, is because I have not produced any.  I almost never draw any more, and I paint even less.  Nothing inspires me.

I continue to work with computers, but I have stopped designing as well.  I changed jobs about 4 months ago in an effort to spark some life into my career, only to end up hating where I am now.

To top everything off art and career wise, last November I suffered a type B Aortic Dissection, with a Malperfusion of the lower right extremities.  In other words, the vein leaving my heart ripped, and the artery in my groin gave way, and I lost blood flow to my leg.  The artery was repaired via surgery, but the Dissection is being treated medically.  My blood is thinned, and my heart rate slowed so that the flow in the damaged vein is gentler, and lighter basically.  I have to live with this for the rest of my life, and it has not been easy.  Most days I feel crappy, and I walk around waiting for the other shoe to drop.  The docs tell me I am doing well, but it is hard to get the strange feelings out of my head.

So in the end, I am medicating every day for the rest of my life.  I can not life anything over 50 pounds for the rest of my life. And I follow a no salt added diet. (Which is okay, because I was never a big fan of salt anyways.)

So in a nut shell that is what I have been up too.

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legends3 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Blessings, brother. I rarely show up here, but occasionally show up to see what my favorites are up to and seek inspiration by their example. Sorry to hear of your recent troubles. I was very sick over the winter and have worked hard to regain my life force and motivation. Canaries in coal mines? No doubt these are hard times for artists ans sensitives. Stay strong!
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ThePrimith Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Hello, sir, this is Michael Sotomayor, Jim's new hire.

Just dropping a line and adding you as a friend. I'll look over your page more thoroughly in the future when I'm not running myself short on time.
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kelso41 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Hey Michael-

Thanks for stopping by. I hope all is going well, and that you are keeping Jim in line! Hopefully we can get some time to chat about art the next time I am out there. In the meantime if I ever get off my but and start painting again, I will be sure to post it here, and let you know.

Kenneth
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ThePrimith Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
That would be great. I don't update much either right now, on account of working full time now has greatly diminished when I can get stuff like this done.

In any case, I look forward to seeing what else you make in the future!
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Ahlexus Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
your gallery is amazing! especially your water color work. I hope you find that inspiration again, it would be a shame if you don't, you are really talented. I also hope you get your motivation back, after what happened to you, I can't imagine how hard it must be. It's an obstacle life put your way and I'm sure you will surpass it!
look at Chuck Close he was paralyzed and he "continued to paint on with a brush strapped onto his wrist with celotape".
I hope you find your inspiration and motivation again!
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jotoge Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
Love your gallery, amazing watercolor works, and sorry to hear what happened in your journal! I hope you get better and get back your inspiration to paint again....I know this is out of the blue question but, How old are you?
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kelso41 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Thank you for the kind words. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I have been so busy with work these day, and they block DA at our office, so I have not been on as often as I would like recently.

I hope I find my inspiration soon again as well. I have a lot of ideas floating around in my head... now I just need to get them down on paper.

Out of the blue... I am 39. :)
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Hi there. This is James Gilks (owner of SerialKillerCalendar.com and editor of Serial Killer Magazine). I love your art and was wondering if you would be interested in being in Serial Killer Magazine. I am not on Deviant Art often so if you are interested could you please contact me at my personal email. madhatterdesign@gmail.com
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mathematix Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconahoyplz: :peace:
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work of art here :wave:
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