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  1. Ronald art

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    I dont know why I felt the need to check out my old work but I do know it wasnt the best idea I ever had and it made me want to throw the towel in the ring and just stop airbrushing but then again I do like to play with pressure and paint even if I will never be able to paint like this again
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    I remember these very well Ronald, it really is a shame that you struggle so much these days and I know exactly how you feel looking back, there are things I did 5 years ago that I was proud of but just can't seem to repeat, I even have one particular painting hanging on the wall over my telly that just makes me wonder what the hell went wrong, you know why you are struggling but I have no excuseo_O
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    I’m just going to leave this here. Also, think of the knowledge you bring to others from your experience. I for one value your input even if I’m at an age where I think I shouldn’t be trying new things. Seeing work like your inspires!!

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    If I hadn't "loved at all" I would be rich now, and wouldn't have three idiot sons trying to sponge what little I do haveo_O
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    @Malky I know you understand and I dont have these moments that often but I did remove all my 2012 paintings from the walls in my house and now I only have recent work hanging on the wall of my studio so I wont be reminded ;)
    @Joe T all I can say : you are so right
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    No matter how it makes you feel Ronald, all those works from the past are still your works, you should be proud if it all, yiu should be able to look at it and think to youself you at least had the ability at that time, I'm curious what your wife's thoughts are, what happened to you isn't your fault so you shouldn't punish yourself by not viewing your old stuff, no one else would, hang those buggers up and then pat yourself on the back:)
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    Well said Joe. Couldn’t agree more!


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    You’re bang on here Malky, very well put.


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    I forgot to add that these 2 portraits are the last ones I painted in 2012 and I donated them to the tribe in the US so I will never see them again ;) but @Malky I do understand what you are saying and I have one little painting from back then hanging in my studio ;)
    My wife supports me in every way she can and she has just pointed out a little old painting that is still hanging in our hallway that will never be removed as I made it on her request
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    I’ve only been a member since after your stroke Ron, and I’ve always been impressed by your work, I don’t mean impressed considering you’ve had a stroke, I just mean impressed.
    And as the others have said your willingness to help others here is a real asset to us beginners and the forum as a whole. I remember the thread you did detailing the painting of a Dragon, you and Malky gave pages and pages of knowledge freely to anybody who wanted to follow.
    I can’t imagine how hard it is to feel that you’re not at the level you were, but you’re still a skilled artist and an inspiration to others.


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    I'm so glad to hear that, and always remember that no matter how much you might struggle or how bad you might feel sometimes, you do still have the knowledge you had back then and you are constantly sharing that knowledge here which is greatly appreciated, something else you can be very proud of.
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    Brother, you nailed it here! Wonderful words indeed.

    @SiRoxx btw, you have a link to the dragon tread? Sounds like a great read
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    It goes on from here.
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    Thank you @Malky and @SiRoxx for you wise words I tend to forget I am doing that and my mood swings got the better of me today and I had to vent it on the best place I could think of : the orange
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    Thanks buddy
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    Thanks for posting that Malky.
    It’s a really good read @Joe T , I’m sure like me you’ll find a wealth of information in there.


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    Sharing the love and lending a friendly ear is part of the deal Ron. .


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    you guys managed to pull my out my negative mood swing today and I want to thank you for that I will see if I can wrap my mind on painting again this evening but I feel I will manage to at least work on my LOTR portrait
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    Yeah I have to say that your work has been inspirational to me Ronald. And that was before I found out you'd had a stroke.

    Idk if this helps or not but my girlfriend suffered from a stroke before I met her. She is apparently a talented piano player yet has NO memory of ever doing it. One day in a pawn shop she walked up to a piano and belted out this jazzy little tune. Later she told me she had no idea where that had come from.

    I would think in your case at least you can still do what you love to do?
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    funny thing is that I worked as a nurse on stroke units for almost 25 years and I was my own rehab nurse but not 1 stroke is the same when it comes to the damage it leaves and I hope your girlfriend will get back behind the piano and let her fingers talk as it could trigger lost memories and yes I can still do what I love but it has taken me many months to train my right hand to do what it used to do and my brain to compensate the blind spot up to a point I could see details again but I still need to remember I cant see a thing on the upper left side even if my brain fools me with a 180 degree view due to the fact I still have a 5% outer ring vision that makes the difference between being legally blind and still be able to drive and allowed to have a drivers licence

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