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Sing from your Heart by Whisperwings Sing from your Heart by Whisperwings
So huzzah! Art! Drawing! Oh man, it's been ages since i've drawn anything with everything going on, but I finally managed to get something done! It took three evenings, I don't actually get on my laptop most of the day when i'm in the hospital, since my parents are here and there's doctors and nurses and procedures always happening... So I don't get on until later in the evening after everyone has left and stuff has calmed down and such. So it took time. But i'm going home tomorrow so i'll have more time for art again! I plan on doing as much as I possibly possibly can in the time I have left :)

In any case...this is a pretty emotional piece in a weird way, mostly because I drew the whole thing knowing my life has been shortened to a matter of weeks. But I'm determined to live every single day to the fullest, to enjoy the little things, to spend time with family and friends and creating beautiful things :) I think I impressed a few of my doctors and nurses...not with the quality of the art (though they did make me blush with their lovely words), but because in the midst of everything happening and everything I could be drawing? I drew this. Which I think surprises them a little, lol.

I'm just too optimistic for my own good =P

Anyways, off to doodle some more, later peeps!

EDIT: I can't believe it...a Daily Deviation? I never EVER thought I would ever receive one, not in a million years! And I admit, never for this piece. But it holds so much meaning to me... For those of you unaware of the full story, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Liver Cancer on the 2nd of January and given 4 to 6 weeks to live. This is the first piece I drew after getting the news. I wanted to show everyone that I was okay, that I don't plan on giving up, and that I have ever intention of living every day to the fullest that I can. I want nothing more than to leave the world a little brighter and more cheerful :)

Getting this DD...I know a lot of people will say that it's not worth one. I know some people will think it's a waste. But for a dying girl who dreamed that she would ever receive one for anything she ever did? I'm sobbing in happiness right now. Thank you guys so much for helping this one little dream come true, I'm incredibly honored and overwhelmed in the best ways possible. Seriously thank you sooo much~!!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-01-21
This little piece of art is a statement, one that tells: "I'm going to live to the fullest and enjoy life as much as I can for as long as I got" - coming from a fellow deviant who doesn't have much time left. May her positivity be an inpiration for all of us!

Sing from your Heart by Whisperwings ( Suggested by Gryffgirl and Featured by Thiefoworld )
Raakone Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
So beautiful!
rebelmeg26 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I came back through Alie's art tonight, reminding myself at how brilliant and talented she was, and I just wanted to leave this message and say that she's missed. 
kerrybush42 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
Just came across this again in my favorites today, read the comments & latest journal, and let the tears come to my eyes. Cancer is bullshit. I never knew you, Alie, but you have touched my life. Thank you.
SirenaUrbana11 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
R.I.P. Allie! You are and will always be remembered for your positivity in life. :tears:
MirrorKey Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
R.I.P. :(
You will be sorely missed
extraordi-mary Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love and miss you, Alie :heart:
Margarita-F Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my!! This is so lovely! Such energy in that piece and so much positivity coming out of it. I just discovered it (a bit late) but it made my day!! So amazing in its simplicity... This hair... with such great volume :D This dress, reminds me of my childhood. I had almost the same, with slightly different color tones <3 Absolutely stunning piece of art Clap

Oh, and I just read your drawing statement.... My God, girl!!! Stay strong! You can beat all the evil that's happening in the world with such positivity and optimism! You can certainly beat this illness, which took some of my favourite people away from me (including my beloved mother). Be the the MIRACLE!!! I believe in you Hug Heart 
PrinceCiel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
You deserve it. 
SirenaUrbana11 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a sad story, this piece definitely deserves the DD! :tears:
philippeL Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful, and congrats for the (well deserved) DD!!!!
I could not imagine what you living through... This is terrible... I will be thinking hard on you :iconcocoheartplz:
JocelyneR Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Congratulations, this beautiful is worth a DD for sure!  :love:

My goodness! I read your comment!  :iconskizzplz:
My heart goes out to you!  Please keep it up, I am sending you a lot of energy!  :huggle:
ChelseaHantken Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I have no words. I'm just so inspired by your positivity. Thank you for sharing your story & well done on receiving the DD! Well deserved Alie :rose: 
Eliizabethx Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

So beautiful, and amazing! :)

I hope you're doing okay.

Keke-saur Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Lots of prayers being sent your way :heart: You are extraordinary! Your art and your strength inspire me so much, thank you!
BonzaiRen Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't been able to comment before about this, but I wanted to tell you I think you're extremely strong for being so optimistic and wanting the rest of your time to be spent doing the things you love with the people you love.  This is an amazing piece because of the art and because of the meaning, and you deserve a DD for it :hug:  You are a great inspiration, and I admire you (HAVE admired you) for everything you've done :heart:
SilverOceans Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so glad you got a DD for this :) You really deserve it m'dear!! This picture reflects you in every way. :) 

Congrats!! :tighthug::onfire:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
Hawkieface Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, a DD!? Congratulations!! You totally deserve it :heart:
Kadane Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
  I think that this truly deserves a DD! I really admire your strength and optimism and I can feel it in this piece. 
You're truly an inspirations and I will say a prayer for you :3
DaffyDaydreamer Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gonna sound weird because i don't know you and this is the first I've ever seen of you and probably the last...but I'm proud of you. 
CrystalWaterTales Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
I've been following your work for years now... I know we didn't speak much, but I've always admired your awesome attitude and inspiring artwork. This drawing really sums up what I love about you. I don't know if you'll get this comment, but you are such an inspiration to me and always will be.
Tella-in-SA Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats girly! :D
Omnivoyance Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Its simple but well done. Like Disney's Hercules. The hair is a bit more complex though. And lovely. :) 

Don't know what's "worthy" of a DD but if you saw my one and only deviation you would know why I am envious of ya! 

Keep those Doctors and nurses guess'n. Its not good for them to think they know everything! 

JocelyneR Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Well said, doctors don't really know and shouldn't deprive people of hope.
X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stay strong, darling. I wish you the very best with the time you have left, and I hope that you can still pull through this somehow, even if the doctors' prognosis wasn't hopeful. :iconsweethugplz:

And I don't care what anyone else says, you definitely deserve this DD. Congratulations. =D
KamikazeCharlotte Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
To anyone that says "This doesn't deserve the DD": have some heart. The artist has Stage 4 cancer and is dying. You're really going to tell a girl who's been given WEEKS to live that her art piece doesn't deserve the DD (especially since its been her dream to get one)?  

I don't think its a wasted DD at all. By itself, without the story of battling cancer, its still pretty good. Its cheery and colorful (I really love that plaid). I think the story behind it does give it more meaning. And sometimes the viewers want to know the meaning, inspiration, or story behind a piece.  
M0CKERY Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a bit old one but I would be ashamed if I got a DD out of pity tbh :/
Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
As the person who featured it, I can tell you I didn't do it out of pity, that is only your assuption.
M0CKERY Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

And I can quarantee that I'm not the only one who thinks it's out of the pity.
To people who complain about this getting a dd, others reply with things like ''she's gone through so much'' etc,
referring to that that she deserved the dd because of the pity rather than for her skills (which are really mediocre, to be honest).
But then again the level of dds has been decreasing quite horribly,
and often people get dds for pictures that are less good than other things in their gallery (even in their own opinion).

Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
My reasons for selecting this particular DD are stated in the DD description and in fact I wasn't going to select it at first, I was not planning to give a DD to a person just because they have cancer, precisely for what you said, it would've been like giving it out of pity. I did it because I saw her attitude, staying positive in such a dark situation, which I believe should be an inspiration for all of us. And it was, for a lot of people, just read the rest of the comments on this piece, or the comments on her profile or the journal her parents wrote now that she passed away, it reached and touched a lot of people, and I want to believe it was in part, thanks for the DD, so I certainly don't regreat my decision, not one bit :) If you ask me, I prefer to give more DDs to pieces like this, which make the community react, think, discuss and get inspired, even get offended, rather than feature impressive images just because they're pretty.

So again, it wasn't out of pity, but if you (or anyone) want to believe that or not, is up to you.
Weasley-Detectives Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist
Very well said, thank you mate. Alie was my good friend, I loved her a great deal and it saddens me to see the above callousness and casual cruelty. Mind boggles, it really does. Alie would not have wanted a DD out of pity (which was a rather disgusting thing for that person to say), but this was a piece created during a time that, well, I know I certainly would not have been able to create anything so positive. It's one thing to make good art, it's quite another creating good art in such circumstances. Historically, people don't decide what makes good art based on one deciding factor i.e. technique. The circumstances in which the piece was created in, the driving force behind it and the message it sends - like it or not, it's inspirational. It tells a story, shows the best of human courage, despite what Alie was going through at the time. This was someone who was physically growing weaker every day, it took a great deal of her strength to create this and she said herself it wasn't her best piece, but it meant a lot to her because of the driving factors behind it. It just amazes me at how incredibly petty people can be over something like a DD. Funny too, because there's an almost laughable contrast between Alie's picture, which reminds us how brave and selfless people can be, and the petty, narrow-mindedness of comments like Mockery's.
M0CKERY Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So DDs aren't anymore for impressive and interesting artwork, but for descriptions, eh.
Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
You missed the point, but oh well.
Jasbrina Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohmygod. Im so sorry ;_;
My feels.
I love this so much.
but your story.. its so sad
Aelith-Earfalas Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh WOW! I absolutely love this piece!
The hair, the pattern on her dress, Its just so fluffy and happy looking!
Thanks for sharing!
Sangrde Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014   Digital Artist
The girl in this picture looks so perfectly happy, I can feel so much emotions here :iconlovelaplz::heart:
TheTealWind Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
amazing work!! :D
adoren Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
c': lovely.
DestatiDreamXIII Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your optimism :) It's a big inspiration <3 And I really like the cheerful and positive atmosphere of this drawing!
RusticScout Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student General Artist
I smiled when I saw this deviation with the girl until I read your description, and my heart melted right there. Stay strong!
Ayla142 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous!! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful gift with us!

momo-lucario Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful artwork ^ ^ your positivity is infectious, with your attitude, it is hard to not be inspired by you. 
i hope the doctors are wrong. you have too much positivity, optimism, and beautiful art to share before you go anywhere. 
kerrybush42 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
This piece is incredible!
little-space-ace Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I've always admired your work, you deserve it! Stay strong, and keep it up :heart:
ShadowedLove97 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Writer
I admire your optimism and how strong you are after receiving such news. I wish you the best of luck with the time you have left; may you make the best of it.<3
FimbuIvinter Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry about your cancer... I wish things like that didn't have to happen. My little 3rd grade friend had leukemia for 6-7 years. You have already made the world a happier place - at least, my world. I wish I could do something for you... I really am sorry. I know you probably don't want to have people pitying you, but I do hope that you can live every day to the fullest and that you and your friends and family will know that you do your best and never give up. I'm not really sure what else to say, but this piece is beautiful and it is now in my favorites. I am also adding you to my +deviantWATCH. <;3 If there's anything I can do...
Nikrain Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
I have to say I'm so proud of you and your optimistic spirit, and I congratulate you for your DD. I wish you the best of luck in these next few weeks, and I really have great respect for the way you're handling your situation.
Eve-Francesca Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love the mood in this so much! It captures the positive attitude that you've had in spite of everything that you've been through recently. The print on her dress is great and contrasts with her hair color very well. =)

You're incredible, Alie. Absolutely incredible. End of story! =D
misakisuzuhara Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Artist
Congratulations beautiful :hug: you made my day
HaphazardMachine Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014   Digital Artist
You deserve it. I've been to the hospital some times and I sure could not and did not have the drive to draw anything. Your perseverance and skills are admirable.
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