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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
Congratulations! Time for a celebration...
Happy Birthday!
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11/11
i am 12...this is a little werid...i have ocd too...read my posts, I am jojo1888...i hope there aren't any creeps on this website, but I trust you. I am scared of my ocd! It stinks!
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1052851 tn?1307741160
05/11
Just a quick note to say hi!
I have been so overwhelmed with family issues, I havent had time to write. I hope these issues will be solved by the end of the month?
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1052851 tn?1307741160
01/10
Hi chelle;

Havent heard from you in a while, how are things going?
I am just finishing putting away the Xmas decorations, and making room in the spare room to do my art, but I keep on wondering what I am going to do with it all?
I got some more canvasses from my daughter. I would like to be able to sell my art, but I dont know the first step in doing something like that. There are galleries around here but they are mostly non profit, I suppose I could utilize them to get my name out in the art world where I live now, but I would prefer to sell them.
I was going to get my girlfriend to take photos of them so I could set up an album to show to the galleries, but we havent gotten around to it yet, and frankly I am not that confident to sell it - I need a personal salesman..LOL
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1052851 tn?1307741160
12/09
Hey chelle;
Just popped in the house to let you know I am running late, I have an appt still that I am late for.
Maybe, if it is better for you, give me a call tomorrow, Im here all day??
Talk to you soon...gotta run....
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1052851 tn?1307741160
12/09
Im so glad you are doing well.
That trip sounds great, at least it give you something to look forward too. I have only been to Carribean locations, one day I hope to expand on that.
Im going out this afternoon, but I will be back home around 4, if thats good for you?
CD
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1052851 tn?1307741160
12/09
I wouldnt worry about it. Being on a site like this, you have to expect other peoples opinions.
I will try to send that joke again. Yesterday I got a notice from MedHelp stating that I cannot send my address or email to anyone, I guess that was a warning...LOL. Its because everyone can see it on this site.
I keep track of all the places I am getting mail because of my bi-polar, really. I was thinking about that yesterday, there are so many places to check, but with my bi-polar I can jump from one to another relatively easy. But if I wasnt on my meds I would be so overwhelmed I would just sit and stare at the screen.
So how are you doing today?  We are getting more snow now...fun, not.  I need some time in a warm climate, especially since we had such a crappy summer.
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1052851 tn?1307741160
12/09
Yeah calling during the day is usually ok, after 2 is best.
I tried to send you my address and it was blocked by Medhelp.
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1052851 tn?1307741160
12/09
When you get a second check out my artwork on my page - I added one, even though I am still working on it.
How did you make out with getting the copyright on your work?
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1052851 tn?1307741160
12/09
Got your address, thanks. Its hard to get me by phone, but the #289-232-0855 Res.  Just let me know in advance when you will be calling and I will make sure Im here.
I ordered some stuff on line, and guess what, they havent sent out my new credit card, so I have to re-order, and now I think I will have to go to the store, to get it in time for Christmas. Im hoping I get the card in the next few days, because I cant order under my old number or the new number.  This did not make me happy.
Hows the weather there?  We had our first snow, about 3 inches, but along with that we had thunder and lightening, the weather has been very strange this year.
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1052851 tn?1307741160
12/09
Hi chelle;
Send me a note with your name and address so I can send you a Christmas card.
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1132280 tn?1260887149
12/09
Just a quick note to say hi! about 2 years. I guess at first I thought it was a phase I was going through. It is nice to be able to talk to others about things most people don't really understand.
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1132280 tn?1260887149
12/09
Just a quick note to say hi! Thank you! Do not mean to keep bugging you,but not to many people are out their to talk to you about stuff like this. Even the closest of friends don't understand at times!
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1132280 tn?1260887149
12/09
Thanks for the information. I was on Welbutrin XL for about a year, but is gave me bad head aches. Went off of it and was fine for a while now a lot of symptoms are coming back.Does it ever get easier?
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1132280 tn?1260887149
12/09
New to this and was just wondering how you deal with the panic all the time.
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1052851 tn?1307741160
12/09
Im going to have to calculate each one individually, cause the small watercolours I would sell for 20.00US, plus S&H, as compared to the sunset I did from your photo, which didnt take much time, but is beautiful...prob. would sell that for at least 200.00, plus the size of it, that canvas was 35.00.
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1052851 tn?1307741160
12/09
Impact - thats the hard one, some people like work I have done that I dont like, or think I could do better, and then others feel what I am painting, maybe I will just add 50% - so a canvas is about 20.00, plus paint 20.00 =40 plus 50% = 60.00, see thats way too low, I dont know, I guess its gonna be all guesswork.
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1052851 tn?1307741160
12/09
Im glad, we seem to inspire each other. Now the race is on, who can sell their work first...LOL.
How do you figure out how much to charge for a photo, is there a formula that you use.
I calculate the cost of the canvas, the approx cost of paint, and time, but Im not sure how to calculate the time issue. I have seen art where it is priced for 1500.00 and it is small and looks like a 3 yr old did it?
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1052851 tn?1307741160
12/09
Thank you so much, I have never considered myself a bonafide artist, but the feedback I am getting has been good. I think once I start selling more, then I will consider myself an artist.
I am an Aquarian, so I was set up for art from day one. I did a lot of aptitute tests in high school, and they all came up, stating my occupation should be an artist, decorator, horticulture, cooking - all that I have done, but never followed through. I think with my art I am going to follow through, I am going through a creative phase, I hope it doesnt stop.
When I am as good at my craft as you are, then I would say I am an artist - do you sell your photos, or display them?
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1052851 tn?1307741160
12/09
Thank you and thank you for letting me use your work to work from. I bought 4 new canvas' on Thurs. and I only have one left...gonna have to get some more. Your pictures are so beautiful, I cant help but to paint them. My husband loves the sunrise. Im running out of space in the spare room, so now my work is creeping into the master bdrm...LOL.
I really need to hook up with an art gallery, gotta sell some of these. Problem is, I am not good at pricing, I often price too low, plus I am nervous to contact the galleries - silly but true.
My husband woke up on Sat and said, we should go shopping today. That was a shock he never says that. I didnt want too, but I did, and as it turned out, they were having their annual lowest price sale, so everything was 40 - 50% off, amazing deals.
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1052851 tn?1307741160
12/09
Also, in case you didnt get my message before..."you are a brilliant artist", I cant thank you enough. No one has ever called me an artist, nevermind brilliant...you are so good for my ego, but you too are a brilliant photographer.
I guess we are both just brilliant - pat on your back.
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1052851 tn?1307741160
12/09
did you get my last message, my computer crashed when I was sending it, so Im not sure if you got it?
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1052851 tn?1307741160
12/09
Oh chelle;
You are so good for my ego, as a matter of fact you have motivated me to paint like crazy. What do you mean when you say this is creativity in the making?
What triggered the OCD? I was pretty bad yesterday, but I went no where today, so no OCD, not a good thing, but what I needed.
BTW - you are a true artist, I love your photos, they inspire me so much.
Luv CD
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1052851 tn?1307741160
12/09
Hi chelle;
Just posted some more artwork - still working on 4 more. The house is being overrun with art. Going to have to sell some, so I can make more...LOL - is this mania???
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1052851 tn?1307741160
12/09
Hey chelle;
How are you today?  Did you see the new paintings I posted, one is the one of the sunset you took a pic of, it is in the works.
Write to me when you can - have a good one!
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1052851 tn?1307741160
11/09
Hi chelle:
I dont think I got that long letter about abortion, regardless, it wouldnt bother me at all. I truely believe everyone is entitled to thier own opinion, and other people should respect that, and maybe learn from it.

I havent been on the site because I had such a bad migraine, yesterday and half of the day before, I couldnt stand to look at the computer, it was hurting my eyes, but I do appreciate the fact that you followed up with me to see if I was ok.

If you want, send the letter again, I would be interested in your opinion on that issue. I have been so out of it the last couple of days, I dont even remember discussing abortion?

Aside from that, how are you doing?
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1052851 tn?1307741160
11/09
cont... I also use for my migraines when they are severe. The Cipralex is an anti-depressant. The Seroquel is for my Schizoaffective, and the Abilify is an add on to the Seroquel, also helps with depression. Thank you for the compliment on the photo - but it is from my younger years, I should find one that is more recent..LOL.  
I am married, 26yrs now, been with him 30yrs now..we started early. I have one daughter who is 22, and a younger brother who is a firefighter.
I live in Ontario Canada.
This has got to be one of the longest posts yet..LOL.  Looking forward to hearing from you!

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1052851 tn?1307741160
11/09
cont...Schizoaffective disorder is primarily Bipolar 1, with a shot of Schizophrenia in the mix, but primarily Bipolar. The difference is the symtoms of Schizophrenia I only have a few and they are not as strong as full blown Schizophrenia, like personality disorder, hearing voices etc. I take 600mg Seroquel a day, 30mg Cipralex, 20mg Abilify, lots of Clonazapam, Fiorinal C1/2 (those are my main ones), also Tyl #3, Morphine, Demerol, Oxy IR, Propanol, Zopicolone, Baclofen, Ventolin, Advair - all of these I take as required. The painkillers are for my osteoporosis, which is severe, I am always breaking bones, and rather than going to the hospital for a broken toe or finger, I just fix it at home, so I need them for those occasions. The Fiorinal, Tyl#3, as well as Morphine and Demerol ...
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1052851 tn?1307741160
11/09
Hi chelle;
That really ***** about your dog, but glad to hear he/she is healing. We had a lab/retriever mix, and the neighbours sprayed ant poisoning around the fence, and our dog got into it too. She was really sick for a while, until I figured it out, then everytime she went near the fence I would have a fit, poor dog was prob. thinking I was just going crazy again. Unfortunately, when we lost our house, we had to give her to my brother in-law, 4 hrs away, but she is well taken care of and has lots of room to run around.
Thanks for the compliments, but I can assure you I'm not always rational. I like to help other people, and I know how someone with any mental illness can feel like an outcast and misunderstood, and I feel that I should give back in lieu of all the people who help'd me.
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1052851 tn?1307741160
11/09
Hi chelle_1, havent seen any postings from you in a while, but noticed that you wrote you are depleted?  Are you okay? Please let me know.

Thx!
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756668 tn?1287225387
11/09
Hey hun!!!  Was just thinking about you. No..I am not OCD.  I am good and how are you doing???  Let me know. Hugs
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968908 tn?1274871115
10/09
Hiya Michelle, how u feeling today???
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756668 tn?1287225387
10/09
You are in my thoughts and prayers. I do hope you found some relief..I will go and read your post!  Will send a message after I read it.  Hugs
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