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bullying isn't just in schools, or if you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. i have been bullied since i left high school and am now 43: neighbours, so-called friends, 'friends' of an ex-boyfriend. sitting by while a person is being bullied is just as much a crime as the initial bullying. i'm sculpting a new me, one where i will not be a victim anymore.
a digital manipulation of one of my drawings.
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Allucard9 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Everyone deserves respect, bullying is simply a reflection of society. Everyone now uses labels to people. criticize people if they are happy, sad, poor, rich, thin, fat, etc ... The world today is rotting and do not want to see reality.

This work is really amazing Anj, am one fan of your work, keep it up with the good work Anj :hug: :)

:peace:
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anjourekloos Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012   General Artist
thankyou so much for all your support, i want to do a drawing for you. anything you want!!!!:iconblueroseplz:
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Allucard9 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Damm!! It would be a pleasure, I can not believe it yet. I am a fan and lover of his works, you are a great inspiration :)

:peace:
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anjourekloos Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012   General Artist
what would you like drawn?:iconepicboogieplz:
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Allucard9 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You could draw some desolate landscape, with a bench and a tree. Maybe you could include a road ... Damm! is an idea I have in my head but I'm not good at drawing. Thank you very much my dear Gothic Girl. :blush:

:peace:
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anjourekloos Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012   General Artist
i know exactly what you will like jose!!! your premium membership ran out!!!! gonna have to fix that :iconhug1plz:
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Allucard9 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I have no words to thank this generous act, Are you a noble person, friendly and very nice with me, If you need anything do not hesitate to ask, it would be an honor for me. Thank you very much and a big hug my dear gothic girl :) :hug:

:peace:
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anjourekloos Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   General Artist
you're welcome jose, i am so glad i could make you happy!!! :iconblueroseplz::iconblueroseplz::iconblueroseplz::iconblueroseplz:
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DeathLollipop97 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is so pretty!!!
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anjourekloos Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   General Artist
thank you my friend!!:iconblueroseplz:
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RavenWingQuill Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
cool picture

yeah, people are pretty crappy when i bother to talk to them
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anjourekloos Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   General Artist
thankyou raven, you have to hunt around for the people who will support you in life, online friends have inspired and saved me a lot. :iconbighugplz1::iconbighugplz2:
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RavenWingQuill Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
no problem. shrug, i dont like anyone really anyway
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anjourekloos Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   General Artist
you are very mysterious raven, keep being that way, i think you are very interesting.
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RavenWingQuill Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
I guess that's a good thing
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starlight2infinity Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
sadly dear life is pretty much that in many ways
bullying I think is the more raw violent version of what we do to each other...each and every Day
(more so by subtle intimation)

Well said hun and yes please build a new you
one that dont take shit has confidence in who she is..I know here there are other complications to that dear
but that I think is really the truer foundation we all need to be at...

the art I think says what you wanted to say on the positive side :) my dear Jo so keep up the good work on the self image of you Dear:hug::heart:
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anjourekloos Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   General Artist
thankyou DJ, i have finally turned my thinking around and i concentrate on the beautiful people who give a damn about me, no matter how much i rant and rave on about things. you are an amazing person and this comes across in your constant support and your gorgeous artwork.:iconbighugplz1::iconbighugplz2:
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starlight2infinity Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
:blush: Thank you dear and yes move forward is the idea and I am happy to support you dear Jo
yeah we all need to vent dear and usually do on things we can't change but wish we could
still I think at times we need to but just need remember to spend most of our time else were
as as I said little point in stewing over things you cant alter... like EG
that loved ornament you treasured so much that you just dropped..all the ranting in the world wont bring it back but a little is helpful to get over how you feel then a more positive might be hit Ebay and the second hand places you might find something like it to at lest sooth the anger
again the wisdom thing :) :hug::heart:
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anjourekloos Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   General Artist
i have realised that i am 'coasting' with my art, i need to push the limits of my knowledge and talent. thank you for all the encouragement!!!:iconblueroseplz:
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starlight2infinity Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
always dear and never stress over it just let what finds you grow
sometimes I know its dark but with each day hopefully the sun will shine through brighter
so think of the wonderful things you want to do while your sitting there being creative :tighthug::heart:
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LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bullying is stupid. Bullies bully because they are bullied. Which is hypocritical in a sense.
Sorry to hear you've been bullied, Jo. You;re one of the nicest people I've EVER met, you certainly don't deserve it.
I've been bullied since I started highschool. From year seven to thirteen. Stupid.
Because I was different and refused to be a mindless slutty sheep -__-
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anjourekloos Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   General Artist
mindless slutty sheep, that sums up who i have been bullied by for 20 years. then my ex went behind my back and texted the slut who was bullying me; not to warn her off, not to get angry at her, but to flirt with her. says a lot about his character right there. thankyou dani lee, you are one of the most inspiring people i've met, and i value your friendship. if you come to oz one day, you have a place to stay here.:iconbighugplz1::iconbighugplz2:
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LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry you had to deal with that :(
Thank you :)
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rustyironmonger Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice piece and words here, it's a shame that you were bullied. Bullying seems to get worse and worse with time, and with increasing preferences of conformism, those who stand out and march to the beat of a different drum are bullied even more. :+fav:
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anjourekloos Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   General Artist
i was bullied because i have always stood up for myself, and the bullies seem to attract even more. then you are fighting a group of them, i was worn down to nothing. i couldn't even go out in our yard, abuse would be hurled at me. i used to love gardening and it is only now (8 years later and in a different area) that i feel comfortable sitting outside and taking care of the plants. to have it happen in a relationship and the one you thought you loved texting behind my back to the person who was bullying me just broke me. i recently got suicidal, i couldn't see my art in my head, it was all fractured. that is the reason for the lack of drawings recently. i am trying with everything i have to get up and head off in my own direction, and thankyou christos for being there for me. sorry i haven't been on lately, the heavier meds and the heat have exhausted me. it takes me a long time to get over things, thankyou for sticking by me.:iconbighugplz1::iconbighugplz2:
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rustyironmonger Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very close to the same here. It's only recently that I have gotten back into going out & about close to home, and then getting assaulted by this homeless guy (I learned recently through someone at the neighborhood petrol station that his name is Doug, that he has been on the streets for 14 years and that he does indeed do methamphetamines), really threw a wrench into my gears.

The thing you went through with the ex you speak of is even worse than what I went through with Serena, if I had known that she was this kind of person, who had the outward look and for the most part personality of a very beautiful, kind person, but had issues with cheating, gambling and impulse control and had a thing for gang-wannabe teenage boys, I would have broken up with her shortly after I met her. Things are moving very slowly with this other woman, but we will remain just friends for the foreseeable future.

I was briefly, but not seriously, suicidal & borderline psychotic at times, but therapy has already started to make a dent in my life with just one 1 1/2-hour session on Thursday afternoon & more to come.

You are very welcome, and please hang in there. :tighthug:
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anjourekloos Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   General Artist
i'm hanging in there my friend, i need to get back on here regularly like i used to. your icon!!!! are you trying to drive me.....sane????? hahahaha:iconblueroseplz:
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rustyironmonger Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you are hanging on! The icon and DevID are a 5-passenger pickup truck version of a kombie.
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anjourekloos Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   General Artist
thankyou christos:iconblueroseplz:
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rustyironmonger Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :huggle:
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect for the Spirit Day~ I posted something on your
page..a poem about bullying and the need to stand together no matter what your sexual preference is!
It is all a matter of humanity and compassion for those who aren't here to offend you or make you say rude remarks and worse,... I for one:iconpurplelaplz: admire you and all you believe in and your life just became your own again!!! Much love and your picture is so perfect!! I will share it on FB and Pinterest~!! :iconloveyouplz:
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anjourekloos Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   General Artist
oh thankyou brenda, sorry for the late reply, the heavier meds are making me so tired and i haven't got air con near the computer. you keep me going, i adore you and your art. i'm not on pinterest, maybe i should open an account :iconbighugplz1::iconbighugplz2:
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EmeliaJane Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Too true, sis :(
Beautiful manipulation :heart:
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anjourekloos Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   General Artist
thankyou little sis :iconbighugplz1::iconbighugplz2:
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