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8 Reasons Why You Should Date An Art Student

8 Reasons Why You Should Date An Art Student

1. They will draw you.

If you’ve never been the subject of a painting you don’t know the thrill of being immortalized with an image. Your lover will want to draw you to make the moment last forever as it is captured on paper. In James Cameron’s Titanic Jack drew Rose as a young woman. When it was recovered she looked the same.

2. They will appreciate your beauty.

Whether you have Rubenesque curves or the delicate features of Venus you will be their Mona Lisa. No matter your image they will find the beauty in your heart and cherish it. They could spend a whole night looking into your eyes.

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3. They have the best idea for drinks.

The art student will know that a fine wine or absinthe has been the subject of many works of art over the centuries. They will not only have the ideas for your party, an art student will arrive with a creative attire. They always have the best clothing designs, or at least the most noticeable.

4. They are passionate and creative.

The art student loves to study the human form, what better form than yours? They can get very creative in bed. Expect them to beg you for you for it — demand you. They will be direct and loving, but don’t hurt them. The art student is passionate but has passion for outbursts. They know how to convey their feelings with less than gentle gestures.

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5. They know how to take the best pictures with you.

Who better to take selfies with than an art student?  No one does France as well as they can. The Louvre can wait while you take them to cafes to enjoy Paris. A selfie in front of the Eiffel Tower at night is much better than your friend’s of them on a couch.

 
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    6. They are just as misunderstood as you.

    No great artists are ever really appreciated in their own time. They know just how misunderstood you are. They are great listeners who are often introverted. An artist understands your emotions. To create art is such an emotional experience, so their emotional intelligence is high.

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    They accept you. An artist knows what’s it’s like to be an outcast, or reclusive. They are welcoming and open. They won’t mind your weirdness if you don’t mind their’s. They may be covered in paint half the time but it’s okay, it washes off and don’t get too close to them while their painting or you may end up messy. Neither of you will be wearing clothes then.

    7. They aren’t as dull as your Exs.

    There is never a dull moment when you date an art student. They will teach you that life is art, and how you live it should be meaningful. Whether it’s their philosophy on life or the way they live so fast there’s never a dull moment when you are with them. You’re in for a wild adventure, but no one ever had so much fun while never leaving the shire.

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    8. They can paint you a picture, and then paint you a picture.

    Artists are dreamers and doers, they might paint you a picture of their feelings and then tell you the most wondrous of their dreams. They put up grand installations and ones that are so small you can barley see them. The bigger picture, as well as the smaller one is not unfamiliar to them.

    All of us are artists in our own way. We all grow up coloring with crayons and painting acrylic paintings on loose sheets of paper. Only the freest spirits will become art students. To date one is an experience you won’t soon forget.

    Featured photo credit: Photo credit: Parker Knight (cropped and re-sized) via flickr.com

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    Last Updated on June 19, 2019

    6 Ways to Be a Successful Risk Taker and Take More Chances

    6 Ways to Be a Successful Risk Taker and Take More Chances

    I’ve stood on the edge of my own personal cliffs many times. Each time I jumped, something different happened. There were risks that started off great, but eventually faded. There were risks that left me falling until I hit the ground. There were risks that started slow, but built into massive successes.

    Every risk is different, but every risk is the same. You need to have some fundamentals ready before you jump, but not too many.

    It wouldn’t be a risk if you knew everything that was about to happen, would it? Here’re 6 ways to be a successful risk taker.

    1. Understand That Failure Is Going to Happen a Lot

    It’s part of life. Everything we do has failure attached to it. All successful people have stories of massive failure attached to them. Thinking that your risk is going to be pain free and run as smooth as silk is insane.

    Expect some pain and failure. Actually, expect a lot of it. Expect the sleepless nights with crazy thoughts of insecurity that leave you trembling under the covers. It’s going to happen, no matter how positive you are about the risk you are about to take.

    When failure hits, the only options are to keep going or quit. If you expect falling into a meadow of flowers and frolicking unicorns, then you’re going to immediately quit once you realize that getting to that meadow requires you to go through a rock filled cave filled with hungry bats.

    2. Trust the Muse

    Writing a story isn’t a big risk. It’s really just a risk on my time. So when I start writing a story, I’m scared it will be time wasted. Of course, it never really is. Even if the story doesn’t turn out fabulous, I still practiced.

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    When I’ve taken risks in my life, the successful ones always seemed to happen when I followed the muse. Steven Pressfield describes the muse,

    “The Muse demands depth. Shallow does not work for her. If we’re seeking her help, we can’t stay in the kiddie end. When we work, we have to go hard and go deep.”

    The muse is a goddess who wants our attention and wants us to work on our passion.

    If you’re taking a risk in anything, it’s assumed that there is some passion built up behind that risk. That passion, deep inside you, is the muse. Trust it, focus on it, listen to it.

    The most successful articles and stories I write are the ones I’ve focused all my attention on. There were no interruptions during their creative development. I didn’t check my phone or go watch my Twitter feed. I was fully engaged in my work.

    Trust the muse, focus your attention on your risk, let the ideas and path develop themselves, and leave the distractions at the side of the road.

    3. Remember to Be Authentic

    Taking a risk and then turning into something you’re not, is only going to lead to disaster. Whether you are risking a new relationship or new opportunity, you must be yourself throughout the entire process.

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    How many times have you acted like you loved something just because the men or woman you just started going out with loved it?

    For example, I’m not an office worker. I have an incredibly hard time working in a confined timeline (ie. 9-5). That’s why I write. I can do it whenever the mood strikes, I don’t have somebody breathing down my neck, telling me that I’m five minutes late, or missed a comma somewhere. I don’t have to walk on eggshells wondering if what I’m writing will get me fired or make me lose a promotion. I can just be myself, period.

    One girlfriend didn’t understand that. She believed solely in the 9-5 motto, specifically something in human resources because that was a very stable job. I was scared for my future, but I stuck with the relationship because of my own insecurities and acted like I would do it to make her happy.

    Here’s a tip: NEVER take away from your happiness to make somebody else satisfied (note I didn’t say happy).

    Making somebody else happy will make you happy. Doing something to satisfy somebody is murder on your soul.

    4. Don’t Take Any Risks While You’re Not Clearheaded

    I’d been considering the risk for a couple weeks. It all sounded good. I was 22 and I could be rich in a couple of years. That’s what they were selling me, anyways.

    One night, while at a house party with some friends, I found myself at a computer. A couple of my friends were standing nearby and asked me what I was doing. I told them I was considering starting my own business and it was only going to cost me $1,500.

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    Of course, when a bunch of drunk people are surrounded by more drunk people, things get enthusiastic. It sounded like the best business venture in the world to everybody, including me. So I signed up and gave them my credit card number.

    A few painful months and close to $4,000 dollars lost later, I quit the business. I was young and fell into the pyramid scheme trap. It was an expensive drunk decision.

    Drinking heavily and making decisions has a proven track record of failure. So when you have something important to decide, don’t let your emotions take over your brain.

    5. Fully Understand What You’re Risking

    It was the start of my baseball comeback. I got a tryout with a professional scout and killed it. After the tryout, he talked to my girlfriend and myself, making sure we understood I would be gone for up to 6 months at a time. That strain on the relationship could be tough.

    We understood. I left to play ball, chose to stay in the city I played in, and a year later we broke up. Not because of baseball, see point 3 above. Taking big risks can have massive impacts on everything in your life from relationships to money. Know what you’re risking before you take the risk.

    If you believe the risk will be worth it or you have the support you need from your family, then go ahead and make the leap.

    You can get more guidance on how to take calculated risks from this article: How to Take Calculated Risk to Achieve More and Become Successful

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    6. Remember This Is Your One Shot Only

    As far as we know officially, this is our one shot at life, so why not take some risks?

    The top thing people are saddened by on their deathbeds are these regrets. They wish they did more, asked that girl in the coffee shop out, spoke out when they should have, or did what they were passionate about.

    Don’t regret. Learn and experience. Live. Take the risks you believe in. Be yourself and make the world a better place.

    Now go ahead, take that risk and be successful at it!

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