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Steven T. Dunn
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I am currently studying History and aim to one day achieve a Ph.D. in the field. I love history, art, music, reading, writing, and astronomy. I like to recreate historical objects, draw interesting things, and paint happy, positive pictures full of color and imagination.

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    So, this will be new but I felt like doing a little "what-is-in-my-head" section that I might update on occasion. In general, I am more busy than I would like to be, because I would love to seem more active but being in college, life gets in the way. I have so many ideas that I have planned in my head at the moment and I figured I might share some here and there in a journal post, for those who may find it interesting. These might range in any art, from writing, art and music.

Art related:
    I want to try doing some classical figure paintings, or at least try to bring figures into my worlds or scenes on occasion. My current idea for this is perhaps a small painting of a heroic, classical figure such as Aeneas (which I just had to read for my Roman Civilization class). I may or may not get to this - I usually get distracted with some other idea before I get to something different such as this.

Book related:
    This one probably excites me the most right now, believe it or not. I won't share too much, because I plan to post a bit here on deviant as well, but it is a fantasy story the takes place in a nordic-type setting. I have been very interested in my Viking history class as of late, and the culture and myths have led to some interesting ideas. Also, my good creative outlet of minecraft has gone wonders into creating a world I have come to call Aldreheim. So, don't be surprised to see some writing pop up, perhaps...a histories of the Valri. That is coming soon perhaps! I am a dummy! 

Music related:
    I'm still a total noob at the cello, but I found some good exercise books that should get me on my feet. I'm working on my articulations and dynamics right now, also slurs and other technical what-nots. Eventually I aim to work on different positions buuuuuuuut, I'll stick with the super basics right now, haha. Going from trumpet (which I had done for 8 years) to cello has been a change, but I have found myself more in love with the cello than I ever expected. So music wise, not much is happening that may be of any grand scale, since I am so new to this aspect of music.

    So there you might have it, that is my creative life in a nutshell right now as of this month. I may have only posted one painting this year, but these are all the other things I am working on or something up with. I plan to do some sketches this weekend for future painting ideas and perhaps begin the next painting. but to be honest, I have no clue what I will actually do next, which I why I posted this journal of what is going on in my mind, hahaha.

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A Colorful Memory by Dunn95
A Colorful Memory

"A Colorful Memory"
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12 x 16 inches

In honor and memory of my loving grandmother
September 5th, 1946 - June 1st, 2015

We are like flowers in life
We are nurtured and grow each day
We reach high and strive upward
We become vibrant with color
And fresh with a ripening scent

But we are suddenly reminded
That our colors will fade
And that at times we will feel low
And eventually be tossed into the wind
Our petals scattered across this Earth

Life is precious
Every moment we display our colors
Every moment we inspire our world
With our love and our talents
Every moment we should cherish

It is never known
When a breeze will turn to wind
And so every moment we must cherish
Embrace those you love
And embrace yourself

Remember the color
Remember those who love us
To look around and enjoy your surroundings
To live a life of love and joy
And remember those who loved us

For we only bloom once

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Into the forest a warrior goes
With sword and shield he treads
Cold air meets a dancing flame
While the trees sing their silent song

Into the forest a warrior goes
He searches for wonder and gold
However he only finds a large stone
That tells him to look within

Into the forest a warrior goes
He stands in awe of the ancient stone
He holds the dancing flame upward
And realizes his treasure at last
Within (Poem Only)
Within
May 22nd, 2015
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Into the forest a warrior goes
With sword and shield he treads
Cold air meets a dancing flame
While the trees sing their silent song

Into the forest a warrior goes
He searches for wonder and gold
However he only finds a large stone
That tells him to look within

Into the forest a warrior goes
He stands in awe of the ancient stone
He holds the dancing flame upward
And realizes his treasure at last

This poem symbolizes the search for ones self and the power and important of what is within each person. It is what is inside that gives magic and awe to the world around us and it is truly the most valuable treasure we have, but it can also be the most overlooked and hardest to find as we find ourselves pretending to be other people and ignore out inner self. We seek fame and gold in high end careers but do we listen to what is within? The world only has magic if you look from within, without following your true dreams all will be a world with now song to sing.

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Within by Dunn95
Within
Within
May 22nd, 2015
Original Oil Painting on Framed Canvas 14 x 18 inches
Sides Painted
Poem included on Back:

Into the forest a warrior goes
With sword and shield he treads
Cold air meets a dancing flame
While the trees sing their silent song

Into the forest a warrior goes
He searches for wonder and gold
However he only finds a large stone
That tells him to look within

Into the forest a warrior goes
He stands in awe of the ancient stone
He holds the dancing flame upward
And realizes his treasure at last

This painting symbolizes the search for ones self and the power and importance of what is within each person. The word inscribed on the stone is "Innan" which means within in Old Norse. It is what is inside that gives magic and awe to the world around us and it is truly the most valuable treasure we have, but it can also be the most overlooked and hardest to find as we find ourselves pretending to be other people and ignore our inner self. We seek fame and gold in high end careers but do we listen to what is within? The world only has magic if you look from within, without following your true dreams all will be a world with no song to sing.

Available on Etsy:
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You are a talented artist... Clap 
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Dunn95 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! I appreciated every one of your comments and I am glad you enjoyed my work enough to look through them all! :D
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ColonelKR Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Hello from San Francisco, my fellow history major!  Your art style is distinctively sweeping and swirling.  I like that.  Have a llama.
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Dunn95 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Thank you for enjoying my artwork and taking time to let me know! I greatly appreciate it! :happybounce:
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ColonelKR Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago
You're welcome! :hug:

Also, thanks for the llama. Llama Love 
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W4t3rf1r3 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :cake:
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Dunn95 Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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virnagray Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday my dear:)
I hope you are having a wonderful day:):heart:
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Dunn95 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :happybounce:
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virnagray Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure my dear friend:):heart::hug:
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CarolynYM Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
:music:Happy Birthday to you, dear Steven:music: :cake: :iconwineplz:
Hope this will be the best year for you :hug:
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Dunn95 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :squee:
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steyfi Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! Party 
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Dunn95 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :happybounce:
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WindyLife Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for :+fav: ;)
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Dunn95 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure, it is a wonderful picture! :happybounce:
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CarolynYM Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Thank you, Steven :hug:
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nataliavasylyk Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
You created really bright and interesting gallery!:) (Smile) And thanks for watching me)) Hug
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Dunn95 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :happybounce: And it is my pleasure!
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Art-deWhill Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015   General Artist
:ahoy:  :) thanks again, my friend, I really appreciate your support!
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