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Tara Upchurch
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Attended Riverside Community Collage until the age of 24. I was mostly self taught in the arts. but has been fortunate to have a mother who is also an artist, and learned much from her. I have been very lucky to have been in the art field in some capacity for 30 years now. I won my first city wide contest when I was 6 and have always known I would be an artist.I began selling my work at 13.A good thing as at 24 I was diagnosed with cancer and was blessed to be able to pay for the treatments, unfortunately for several years after remission I lost the use of my hands and we were worried I would have to put my art career behind me. But just not something I could take. So with a lot of work and retraining I was able to get my hads to work well again though I still have less feeling in them than I once did. I have been working as a freelance artist full time since 1997taking private commissions, doing band tees and cds as well as product clean up for companies. In the last several years I have also branched back out into jewelry making though it's been 20 years since I did it I've somehow kept the knack. I've enjoyed greatly meeting the people who were my "boss" for the time I was honored enough to work for. I can't wait to see what the future holds and am very glad to still be here to enjoy it.


Personal Quote: "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."
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Been having LOTS of energy lately. Don't know where it came from but i'll take it. Stores are doing well enough that i am taking some time to do some more fan art. Doing my 2 to 5 miles a day religiously again... I had not walked in a while. To much to do. Look for new Fan art here in the coming weeks! X3
  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: breaking benjamin
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: Random Stuffs
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: Thai Curry peanuts
  • Drinking: Water

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vanessacloud Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello fellow Deviant! I noticed that you like Blood+ & I was just wondering , would you consider joining the Blood Plus role play group blood-plus--rp.deviantart.com/ ? Because our group was founded a month ago, we are in desperate need of members , it'd be nice if you agree to join. Should you choose to join, the following characters have already been claimed : Saya, our founder,Otonashi---Saya , Diva,our co founder ,  Diva---blueroses, Mao, Mao-Jahana , Min is mine, min-talkativehappy  , Hagi,Chevalier--Haji I eagerly wait for your reply.
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DominoPunkyHeart Sep 11, 2013  Professional Writer
thanks for the mutual watch ^^
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:iconfullmetalshaman34:
you should do one of sloth from the first season
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Thanks for the :iconpikafavplz: sis!~
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SpiritOnParole May 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Anytime Doll! X3 we artistic souls gotta be there for each other!
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davvpay Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely incredible! your works are sooooo awesome!!!! I am a big fan of your art. I may share a new beautiful song to you in return. [link]
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SpiritOnParole Apr 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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