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OK OKOK OK BREATH.
Ok.

So about 6 years ago, I had met Richard Shorty. Most of you probably don't know who that is, but he is a very VERY prominent First Nation artist.... his work is one of the more common ones to be seen used in the mainstream media; cards, books, shirts, etc. His works are also very well known within the circles of NWP as he revolutionized a style of "3d animals" that has since influenced my work for over 10 years.

6 years ago, I had met him in a pow-wow. I goobered over his work, and told him how he was my fav artist, and well... totally fangirled out. I gave him my painting of Wasgo [Ganukadet... seen here: fav.me/dglly1 ]
I gave it to him as a gift, and he was very happy... he even gave me a print of his as a "thank you".
Well, a few days later, I received an e-mail form him asking me to call him. I was freaking out with joy, and when we spoke, he wanted to say thank you for the gift, and how many were asking prints form it, and that we'll keep in touch. He also gave me his blessing to continue to work on the NWP style, as he saw my work and my tutelage, and I was left on cloud nine.

Well, today- 6 years later- I get crazy e-mail that only said that "Richard wants to meet you again" and then they gave me a phone number. I honestly thought it was another friend of mine, and so called the number only to be contacted with- Richard Shorty!
He asked if I was still doing "The [NWP] art", and what I was up to... and how he wanted to meet me, as he had a gift for me. Told me that my picture was framed and hanging in his work studio and wanted me to bring a portfolio with me to carry something home.
So of course, now I'm all freaking out and will call him later in the week to schedule a time and place. I'm blown away. I also have to borrow someone's portfolio case 'cause mine isn't here with me!

I'm freaking out peeps... my idol is meeting me again and I am going OUT OF MY FREAKIN' MIND. XDDD

I need to BREATH. I got up out of my seat and walked around my room and came back like 4 times already!!! OH GOD I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS WEEKEND!!!!
  • Listening to: Scandenavian Hymes
  • Reading: Textbooks
  • Watching: Cartoons
  • Eating: A variety of tasty things
  • Drinking: Water
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missingtherain Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Thank you!
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SallyVinter Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is totally awesome!! Wow!! You're so lucky!! :la:
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I know! I'm very humbled by all this. :)
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SallyVinter Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I hope you enjoy yourself :XD: Have fun!
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Haseo-Ani-Waya Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on this achievement. *Trying ta think of something sentimentally cliche'd, but doesn't include the word "luck"* Blessings be with you, Lox!
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Thank you! I'm looking forward to this weekend for sure. :heart:
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Haseo-Ani-Waya Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Tsuna-Draken Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is totally awesome!! :hug: Congrats!!
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Thank you! :heart:
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Tsuna-Draken Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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kageame Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Oh how awesome! And that description doesn't do the situation justice.
Yaaaaay!!!
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I certainly tried... but it's hard to describe things accurately when you are wigging out! XD
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kageame Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I think you did a very good job and expressing that emotion. ^_^ But my response doesn't do that emotion any justice.
Eeeeeee, that's so exciting!
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Aquatj Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
That's awesome! I hope you enjoy your time with him ^V^
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I will for sure! Thank you!
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Fox-The-Wandering Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh wow! That's awesome! Congrats on your meeting up with him. I hope it all turns out well! :)
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I'm hoping for the same. I'll keep you all posted!!
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Draegwolf Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
That's GREAT news! Hope you have fun, keep us posted =3
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I sure will! I wanna show off my gift too. :heart:
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Draegwolf Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
woot!
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DanaeS Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
omg so awesome!!
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:icontarkheki:
tarkheki Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Thank you!
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CalaveraJoe Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So very awesome! It's always super rewarding when someone you look up to complements your work.
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
It is... and it's humbling to say the least. To ave HIS blessing on particularly this style of art is INCREDIBLY rewarding.
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crocodiledreams Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D :D :D :D Have a great time, and learn lots!! ;)
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I will soak up the knowledge like a SPONGE. XD
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Pri-ThePuppeteer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012   General Artist
Congratulations! :hug: This got to be the best day ever!



PD: "Richard wasn't to meet you again" shouldn't it be "wants"?
PD2: "from"
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Jehvelielain Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my!
Congratulations so much! So happy for you! :dummy: :hug: :hug:
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
THANK YOU!!!
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cloudstar-wolf Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012   General Artist
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! omgosh! Look at all these good things! This is awesome!!! Good for you! So exciting! omgosh you'll have to let us know what happens!!!
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I WILL!
No doubt, I'll want to show off my gift as well. I am looking forward to Sat like crazy!!! :heart:
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NapalmKrillos Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah. Just... woaahhh. That was really mind blowing. :-O It's so hard to believe that someone could have so much interaction with their idol. Kudos to that, gal! Hope things goes swimmingly! =D
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I know! I'm so flattered and humbled by it all. I hope to keep many more close contacts with him in the suture too! XD
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Samsunflower1232 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Wishing you asada(luck). If it was me, I'd be hyped and literally running around in circles. This is something to tell your grandkids about. :)
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Chi Meegwitch and Guunalxetch!
Telling my grandkids... maybe later when I have some... right now, the whole family and then some! XD
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Samsunflower1232 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Telling the family works. Enjoy spreading the good news. :)
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Doodlee-a Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That is SO COOL! Have a blast, okay? :D
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Thank you! I will for sure! XD
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kickingrabbit Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Gosh, I'm freakin' out a little on your behalf, it sounds so exciting! Congrats. I hope you continue to have a wonderful, budding relationship with your favorite artist. :)
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Thank you! Sympathy-feelings... I appreciate those. XD
Now, I just have ot find a portfolio to bring with me.. hopefully someone at the studio will have one to lend me! XD
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kickingrabbit Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha, you're most welcome. I can only imagine how your heart must be fluttering! :happybounce:
I'll go ahead and guess you found a portfolio to use during your visit, too. ^_^
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
I sure did- a friend of mine at work let me borrow hers, and I also bought a tube to role up the bigger ones. I'll be posting pics momentarily! XD
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JennieO-of-Hyrule64 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations! That freak-out is seriously worth it though so I don't blame you or being that super-excited!
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Thank you! All this excitement.. I honestly don't know what to do with myself! XD
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JennieO-of-Hyrule64 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I knew what to say as well, but I think I would be running around in circles screaming if I knew my favorite artist wanted to see me again! XD You have fun ok?
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I sure will!! Thank you for the kind words. XD
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JennieO-of-Hyrule64 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! You have fun! =)
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