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3 Step Program
3 step program
I started running a few years ago.  39 years old and I had never ran before in my life.  Through this truly painful experience of learning how to run, I discovered something about myself. I am excellent at setting myself up for failure and making myself miserable.  Instead of crawling into a hole, I decided to use this knowledge to help others.  I created a program.  The 3 step program to guaranteed failure and absolute misery.
Mister Contest Toastmaster, Fellow Toastmasters and honored guests.  This evening I will share with you my 3 step program along with real-life examples.  Soon, you too will be able to feel like a failure and beat yourself up about it.  
Let’s get started
Step #1, set unrealistic goals
Make sure you set goals that you have no way of possibly accomplishing.  Earlier this year I ran a 5k race, that’s about 3 miles.  The race was advertised as being very hilly and muddy – more difficu
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I finally submitted my application to the DC (e)merge art fair yesterday.  As always, I waited until the last minute as yesterday was the deadline.  I almost chickened about a dozen times.  This is the biggest show I've submitted to so far, and had more requirements than I'm used to.  You had to write a one page description of your project, create a diagram of what it will look like, and include your bio/cv.  I hadn't yet written a formal bio/cv yet.  I started Friday night with the project, and submitted everything by about 5:30pm yesterday.  I guess that's not too bad, as I have been known to submit art right before the midnight deadline.  

This was a really painful process for me.  It's much easy for me to just submit art, but to submit a write up on what I will be doing is much harder.  It's like a written promise or contract for me to perform as I had originally intended.  My art is very organic and often does not end up how I originally imagined it.  If I am accepted, I'm going to have to hold to my original idea - this is pretty frightening to me, but I have to learn how to do it if I want to continue to be part of the art world.

I really don't think I'll be accepted though.  They announce in June.  What I should do is continue with the project either way.  I've been wanting to do this project for a while, so I might as well do it.  I'm sort of in a dead spot with my art right now, which is a big reason why it was so hard to to this submission.  I just have to push through it.

I'm still not very happy with my submission, but I'm glad that I did it.  It was good experience and now I have an artist bio at the ready.


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Liz Miller
United States
My abstract and surreal drawings usually depict a dream state or scenes in other worlds – things that could not exist in the real world. However, they often describe or comment on the real world – how we’re connected to the world, or the inner struggle with the self.

People have asked me how I conceive the ideas for my drawings. My inspirations often come from things I see in everyday life. I’m drawn to the unusual hidden in the normal world. I see creatures in wood grain, aliens in marble and granite, an old man in an oil spill on a parking garage floor. These things often germinate in my head, and slowly grow into ideas; sometimes several ideas combine into one.

I live in Northern Virginia. I have exhibited and sold art in New York City and Baltimore.



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JesCallie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
thank you for the fave on Zombieslayer
MenervaTau Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :heart:
gensan613 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Thank you for the fav ^^
lizjane Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
You are most welcome.
AshlynR Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the llama :)
lizjane Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
AshlynR Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:) :) :D :D :) :D :) ^_^
weroni Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
thanks for the llama, and u have a great gallery!
lizjane Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
You're welcome - trying to spread the llama love. Thanks for the compliment!
TavaresArts Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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