Never Between the Rock and the Hard Place

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Even if precariously balanced on top of them. You just need a strong foundation, you just need to put down some roots, you just need to stay in one place for more than five minutes, you just need to pay attention. It can be a fragile balance. #artchallenge555 for #makersplaceco


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Got to say it Ruth you are a star, It is a never ending balance, as is reality.

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ruth allen
(creator)
2019/08/18

Wow, Nicholas!! THANK YOU!! Surfing reality is sure a lot more fun with everyone here at MakersPlace. :)

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I Agree...

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It's a short animation, but every loop I feel like that the doll will fall off the board :D Interesting work!

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ruth allen
(creator)
2019/08/18

Thank you, Nikolay! I'm looking forward to making longer animations...gotta start somewhere, right? :)

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Joe Chiappetta
2019/08/18

I love your motion fade animation effects! How do you do that? And the theme is surreal as well as profound. This piece is entirely excellent. For future work of yours, I would love to see this style with minimal text/lettering added to it... perhaps stylized initials on a shirt, or mock magazine title along the top background. It'S just an idea I get when looking at your recent work.

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ruth allen
(creator)
2019/08/18

I used to do a cartoon/comic sort of Lynda Barry inspired one panel piece and struggled with the lettering. Maybe taking this calligraphy class and using that word generator Nicolas posted recently will help me get there. Thanks always for looking and for the suggestion. I love hearing things like this. :)

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ruth allen
(creator)
2019/08/18

ps, as for the animation, it's all in the apps you guys posted on discord!!

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Gala Mirissa
2019/08/18

Nice work!!!!

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ruth allen
(creator)
2019/08/18

Thank you, Gala!!

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I love how you have positioned your 'balancer' just off centre Ruth. It would/could make the 'balancing' act even more challenging.

YES. To be in balance, it really helps to have a grounded foundation ~ And actually feel and be sensitive to the earth beneath our feet and all the energy and beauty our Earth Mother bestows upon us.

And to be still ~ Even for 5 minutes to absorb what it feels like, so that you feel like returning again and again to the point of equilibrium. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎

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ruth allen
(creator)
2019/08/18

Thanks, Alison! Being still is for sure a key to maybe everything. I appreciate your vision of my work.

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It are the fundamentals that make us strong. I could look all day to this gif, hoping she doesn't fall off :))

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ruth allen
(creator)
2019/08/17

Thank you, Ruben! I hope to attain this level of balance in myself one day, but I’m not always on top of the rock.

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Luckily for you, otherwise I would call you Lauren Hashian if you were on top of the rock all the time.

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ruth allen
(creator)
2019/08/17

Bahahahaahaaa!

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The importance of a solid foundation is fundamental but don't believe that everyone understands it because sometimes it takes a lot of time and sacrifice. People prefer easy solutions and do not understand that this leads us to a fragile balance. Beautiful work and the right words that define it.

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Lovely comment Norma. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎

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Indrani Mitra
2019/08/16

Yes , I know what you mean !.. Very difficult but doable and works wonders every time I can do it for a bit. Roots - they are very important ! Wonderful work Ruth and I love the way she balances -

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ruth allen
(creator)
2019/08/16

Thank you so much! There is a lot of myself in this one. I wish I could navigate hard times like this figure. Without thinking so much.

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Jarid Scott
2019/08/16

I love the surreal feel of this piece, and animation just adds to it. Great job!

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ruth allen
(creator)
2019/08/16

I couldn’t have done it without your app suggestions!! Thank you so much!!

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Cathy Dailey
2019/08/15

This is amazing!!!

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ruth allen
(creator)
2019/08/15

Thank you, Cathy! I’m super fond of this one, even if I did make it myself. I appreciate your comment!

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JON ALLEN
2019/08/14

It looks like a dream! I like that.

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ruth allen
(creator)
2019/08/14

Thank you so much!! :)

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nan lendved
2019/08/14

Imaginative and charming as usual, Ruth!

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ruth allen
(creator)
2019/08/14

Thank you very much, Nancy!😊💕

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