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True Happiness by theartful-dodge True Happiness by theartful-dodge
When this contest was first posted I was really excited and definitely intended to enter. Then I suddenly realized I wasn't sure what to draw AT ALL. There are so many things that I like, so many things that make me happy. While trying to come up with ideas to include in my image, it dawned on me that I wasn't thinking deep enough? I enjoy chocolate and cartoons, but are those things that make me happy in any sort of real sense? A lot of what we think makes us happy might just be fluff.

Things like the love and bonds you share with your family or friends make you happy. Achieving things you never thought you could. Getting up again when you've failed. Trying to improve yourself and at the same time accepting who you are. Having confidence. Working to continue growing as a person. These are the kinds of things that I think will bring people truer happiness and wholeness in their lives.

Your life and happiness are what you make of it. It's up to you and no one else can do it for you.

:)

*Edit* Well I didn't even place as a semifinalist and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't very disappointed.
Despite that, thanks for all the kind comments from people who liked it. I appreciate it
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:iconxxkuroxnekoxx9:
XxKuroxNekoxx9 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
omg STARBUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!
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x-Sneekii Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
This is the cup,
THIS IS IT! This is Starbucks future cup!
I wish they'll use this design..
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Aspentail2014 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, that'd be cool. =)
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xFantasmax Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
God bless that Coffee :)
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:iconwhitneydewel:
WhitneyDewel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Your entry is my favorite. I love it. I'm really bummed you didn't win, but its a great piece of work regardless.
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:icontheartful-dodge:
theartful-dodge Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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:icondoublestar:
doublestar Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student Interface Designer
wow! great idea !it'll be a good poster or a post card. simply awesome!!
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:icontheartful-dodge:
theartful-dodge Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! love your work btw
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:iconshinianne:
shinianne Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student General Artist
:star::star::star: great work!
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:icontheartful-dodge:
theartful-dodge Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconshinianne:
shinianne Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student General Artist
wow your work is really cool!
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blueToaster Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
WOW. I'm craving for some Frappuccino right now...

This is just LOVELY. This would make an absolutely lovely poster. AUGH, I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT. The colors, the quote, the random text in the drink that reminds me of the random text in the tables of Starbucks xD LOVELY WORK, great...FANTASTIC JOB :'D
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:icontheartful-dodge:
theartful-dodge Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I just had one and it's DEELLIICIOUUUSSSS. Thanks!
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blueToaster Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You are very welcome :'D Keep up with the awesome work by the way ;'D
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nikki-ns Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I featured this in my -->journal entry<--
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:icontheartful-dodge:
theartful-dodge Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! Plus I have to say I really liked your design for the competition. Before you commented I had seen yours and it I actually loled. Chocolate wasted haha :D
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nikki-ns Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thanks!
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RandomDeviant347 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
This shouldn't just be winner, it should be an official poster!
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Fantastic job! I'm a coffee snob and generally avoid Starbucks, but you made me want a frap. Success, my friend.
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:icontheartful-dodge:
theartful-dodge Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
fraps are my favorite! Got any alternative coffee suggestions?
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hmm...not at Starbucks. It depends on how much of the earthy coffee taste you like, or if you prefer sweeter. If you're going for really good coffee, try making espresso out of Illy brand, from Italy. SO GOOD. I am lucky enough to live in Hawaii, and can therefore get 100% Kona coffee for a semi-reasonable price (although everything else is wicked expensive in Hawaii). These are things made at home, though. Local coffee shops are always a good find. Go exploring! You'll never know what sort of hole-in-the-wall treasure troves you'll find. :)
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theartful-dodge Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ah that sounds pretty good! I haven't been drinking coffee that long so I guess I'll have to go try lots of stuff. Luckily I have an uncle who also lives in Hawaii and he'll usually send/bring us some Kona coffee when he visits so I have a try. Thanks!
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
No problem! :)
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phoenixtears Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is definitely my favorite of the submissions so far!
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:icontheartful-dodge:
theartful-dodge Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Invierno1505 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student General Artist
That is some philosophy you're sharing! (Quote known, too :D The internal locus of control!)

Best of luck to you, and keep on creating! :+fav:
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:icontheartful-dodge:
theartful-dodge Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
what do you mean by "quote known"? Is this a reference to something you've read? Sounds interesting :)
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Invierno1505 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh, that the quote you used - or the words, really - is quite known xD It's a philosophy in its own right (& yeah, it is sort of a reference to somethings I've read ^___^ I just got ahead of myself 'cause you used it ^^!).
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:icontheartful-dodge:
theartful-dodge Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh ok! Like I said, I'll have to go investigate this. Thanks for the info
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:iconinvierno1505:
Invierno1505 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student General Artist
No prob ^_^
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VanillaVillainy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really,REALLY like this one =D
It seems like a design that could really be on a starbucks cup =3
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theartful-dodge Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the comments and the well wishes!
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Lewaluvr997 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Personally, I like this one the best, no, LOVE it.
The image really connects coffee and creativity. Here's so hoping you win!
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qwerty302 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
<3 Did you win the contest?!?!
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Serena-Hartmouth Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
I love this image. It makes me feel like having a Starbucks on my way to see my friends or having it with my friends.
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PepperFox23 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Really great! I love the message as well as the art work. And the sparkly flakes of delicious? Nice touch. I hope you win. :D
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shir0-ch4n Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that coffee makes me happy i wish i can pull it out and drink it like in the Charlie and The Chocolate Factory movie, you are a genious:iconiloveitplz:
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theartful-dodge Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
haha thanks!
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shir0-ch4n Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ur welcome hope you win:D
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