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June 6, 2011
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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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XxKuroxNekoxx9 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
omg STARBUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!
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..
Aspentail2014 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, that'd be cool. =)
xFantasmax Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
God bless that Coffee :)
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.
theartful-dodge Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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!!
theartful-dodge Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! love your work btw
shinianne Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student General Artist
:star::star::star: great work!
theartful-dodge Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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