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So, yep. I'm the big 3-0 now. Not sure what to think about that, other than I still have the mind of a child! 

For my birthday, I want to do something for you. Send me a request. Tell me what you want me to draw. If you want an abstract piece, tell me what theme you want. I am not limiting this, so please if you want me to do something specific, I will do it! (unless I can't draw it.. then too bad. lol) 

I hope you all are having a wonderful end to your summers, and may the rest of this year be amazing for you all!

-Guts

Ps... I won't be able to draw anything until Saturday.. due to work. 
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Awakened by UncleGuts
Awakened
All this time
Lies been told
Been trying to fake it
Put this old mask on
Trying to say
I'm not like that
To hide myself
No more
You here
My friends
Know me
My work is my soul
My words, my song
Well, it's time for me to sing again
Trust yourself
And no one else
Be true to yourself
And don't care what others will think
Closed eyes we cannot see
Closed minds we cannot think
Open your eyes
Open your mind
And love
Live
Laugh
And never... ever.. be anything other
Than who you are
This is what I have learned
Sleep walking through this life
No more

Have
Awakened

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There is weight on my chest
It pushes and pushes
It suffocates me, and will not relent to my cries
It fills me with doubt and self-hatred
You are ugly, old, and useless!
What have you done?
What exactly have you accomplished in this life?
Your prime is slipping away,
And all that is left is that slow ride to death
You should have tried,
But you just gave up
Pathetic
You are pathetic, and your life is pointless

This same demon comes to me many times
In my past it almost claimed me
Your mother is dying
She is the only one who understands you
She is the rock you built your life on
Now you schooling is slipping
You don't seem to care about anything anymore
Why don't you just give up?
Why try anymore?
I opened the pill bottle
I wrote my note
I went to sleep...
...but I woke up again

Depression is horrific and absolutely controlling
I have struggled with it
Fought with that great demon
All of my life
When I write
When I give you these words
Not only are they for you,
But they are also a reminder to me
A reminder why I cannot give up
A reminder of why I have to live

In this great expanse of universe
The majestic and beautiful cosmos
We are only the tiniest speck
Our lives are like whispers in the wind
We are born, we die, and the universe goes on without a care
So why?
Why try?

Because god dammit this life is worth it
There are people out there who are like you
People like me, who fight it everyday
People who are hurting
People who are crying
People who have a pill bottle next to the bed
People who have scars on their arms
Some people mock people like us
Some people think we are weak
That we are just mental cases
But, I imagine there are more of us everyday

This world can be so unrelenting in its evil
So uncaring in its mercy
And shame on us for giving up on each other
That is the worst thing we have done
We have given up on each other

Well, I'm not going to give up on you
I'm here
And I'm alive
And as long as there is breath in my body
I will fight with you
Side by side
We will prevail
We will be beautiful
We will overcome everything
And we will be ourselves
And we will be happy
And the rest who laugh at us as we struggle
Well, you can just go to hell
Because as long as I am in this universe
I will try to see it as heaven.

For all those who could not face the struggle
For all those who have lost someone to it
Know... I understand
I feel the pain, I see the hurt
With all of my heart
With every cell in my being
Know, that I love you
You are my family
Every person on this planet
I don't care if you hate me
I don't care if you don't care about any other person on this planet
I love you
And I forgive anything you have done
You must also forgive yourself
Let go of the regret
Let go of the darkness
Look in the mirror
Look at your body
Your imperfections
Your silly face
Your quirky smile
Look at yourself, because you are beautiful
This world would mourn your loss
We would all mourn your loss

I love you, even if no one else seems to, I love you
Don't give in
Don't give up
Don't let depression end your life.
Fighting Depression
This is for all the people who suffer, for all those in pain. I know what it's like. Robin Williams death has forced me to do a lot of thinking. Please, if you ever need someone to talk to, note me. I will respond. Know that I am here, if you need me. I can't make it go away, but I can help fight it with you. 

Peace, Love, Guts
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Oh my, I remember Deviant Art when it first began. I would come here and search for images and art to inspire me. I didn't join until much later, but I am forever thankful I have an outlet for my creativity. Resting Below the Heavens by UncleGuts
This was a collaboration with an unfortunately inactive deviant. I loved to collaborate with her, as our art always seemed to mesh together well. She did the artwork of the girl, and I added my personal style abstract around her. Lovefalls by UncleGuts
People seem to like this one a lot, and I do too, but I don't like leaving empty space. =P I started this one with the charcoal outline of the heart, and then added the abstract to it. Thought Stream by UncleGuts
This is the first piece I put on DA, and I am very happy that I did. 



Hold Me by UncleGuts
This is a much older piece of mine, but I always liked it. This was before my "Everything Sharpie" days. Garden Center by UncleGuts
The centerpiece of my Cosmic Garden series. I was very happy with how this turned out. Sharpie Foot by UncleGuts
I drew on my foot, and people loved it. The single most popular piece I have done, and I have no idea why. Don't Let it Out by UncleGuts
This is probably my personal favorite. I did this piece for a friend, who no longer uses DA. I will always wonder what happened to him. 

I just want to thank you all for your support. I am extremely grateful to all of you. You are my art family, and my life is so much fuller thanks to you. I love you all, and wish you the best. 
  • Mood: Peaceful
The day goes on and on
The nights seem to last forever
Here on the edge of hell
I'm attached to the artificial
Break free my chains of indignation
Open my eyes to the beauty of the world
Let down my selfish defenses
And let me breathe the fresh air of freedom
To bask in the light of the sun
To hold tight the moment
To go on through the darkness
Never holding back
Oh, my friends how time changes a person
How life can twist and pull you
The edge of the blade caresses
Offering a glimpse of sweet relief
But don't break down
Don't give in
Life is truly beautiful and majestic
If only you open your eyes
And don't be afraid to love it
To love each other
And most importantly
Love yourself.  
So, yep. I'm the big 3-0 now. Not sure what to think about that, other than I still have the mind of a child! 

For my birthday, I want to do something for you. Send me a request. Tell me what you want me to draw. If you want an abstract piece, tell me what theme you want. I am not limiting this, so please if you want me to do something specific, I will do it! (unless I can't draw it.. then too bad. lol) 

I hope you all are having a wonderful end to your summers, and may the rest of this year be amazing for you all!

-Guts

Ps... I won't be able to draw anything until Saturday.. due to work. 
  • Mood: Thrilled

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Travis Friess
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I am a creator of unreality. A maker of things that no one else besides myself can visualize. I am pantheist. I have a thing for the universe and all the crap that makes it up. I am a hotdog. I drink to much. I like a lot of random and sometimes terrible music.

Listen to my music here----> fantasysymptom.bandcamp.com/

Hey, I'm Travis.. aka Uncle Guts, your average circus freak and lover of all things. I like just about all kinds of art. I like just about all kinds of people. I like just about all kinds of food too! Thank you much if you like my work. Thank you even more if you watch me! I tend to be a busy guy, so I might not update regularly, but I will be on at least once a week.

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hello :)
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THX FOR THE Winged Eyeball 
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thank you for the fav :heart:
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Thank you for the favorites~ :huggle:
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Thank you :)
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Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] Thank you for the llama and for faving

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Thank you so much for the favourite! ^v^
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Thanks for the favorite :)

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