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MementoViola
Viola
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
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                                  His lungs are filled with water from the tide
                                         From the tide
                                         And I watch them go by
                                                      Can't define a purpose
                                           Our hands set adrift
                                         Islands, cobwebs forming
                                           Coalesce through the vapor
                                               Some strange trembling gas
                                                 In sleep, I dream of houses in the sky
                                                                 In the sky
                                                               And I watch them go by

                                                                                  
                                                Sleep the summer chill
                                                         And sheets of linen
                                                                     Hush the scattered sound
                                                              Of time dispersing

                                                                       -To the Lighthouse by MemoryHouse                        
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Hey all! A little bit about me, I am currently a second year college student living in the west coast, or to be more specific, Southern California. I have always been intrigued by scenes of the sunset at the ocean or wheat field. The scenes always captivate me and put my mind at ease. The scenery's beauty is ephemeral. It is there for a fleet of a moment, and then it vanishes like fading memories. It reminds me of the color of autumn, which I also loved. If I get the chance, I always gaze at the sunset at sea or wheat field whenever I can. From the colors, to its majestic beauty, and to its sheer magnificence always inspire me to do my essays, draw, and play the guitar. The sunset is meaningful because it signifies that no matter what happen, my day will end beautifully. I think they are truly such magnificent and romantic views that engrave in my heart and inspire me to draw something new.

My old account was Serenus Arc, but that account was made when I was still in my teenage years, so I thought my art was too immature and childish, along with everything else in that account. I then decided to make a new account, and that is when MementoViola (Memories Viola) was born. It took a lot for me to actually be brave enough to make a new account and I'm looking forward to make this account as good as how my old account was.

Tumblr: emerald-arc.tumblr.com
Instagram: serenusarc
Soundcloud: Memories Viola
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RULES

1. Answer the 13 questions made by the deviant who tagged you, then make your own 13 questions.
2. Tag 13 deviants.
3. Don't say "you're tagged if you read this." (Cause, let us be honest, no one is going to read this if they're not mentioned.)
4. It is forbidden not to mention anyone.
5. Lastly, don't tag the person who tagged you.

I was tagged by MisstaArtista :iconmisstaartista:. Thank you so much for tagging me!
I will try my best to answer these questions :)


1. What type of music do you listen to? (genre, artists, songs)

Lol my music tastes and genres change like the seasons. There are days that I would listen to Hip-Hop music, then days where I listen to garage and indie rock music or post-punk/electropop/new wave music, AND then there are those strange days where I listen to atmospheric and folk metals like Agalloch, Emperium, and Les Discrets! So my music taste changes from ‘in da hood’ to really classy, sad, and/or elegant guitar or metal songs depends on how I feel. I always listen to music when I draw so my art style changes with the music style too depends on my mood. Therefore, I don’t have a theme to my drawings like some other really good artists. Oh how I wish I have a specific theme to my drawings but it’s not possible anymore because I like so many different music lol >_<.

2. Do you have a favorite book or read much? Why or why not?

I don’t really have time to read really long novels anymore, but I used to read a lot of historical fictions and romance books. I really like books with historical settings and a hint of romance or a philosophical touch to them. I read The Juggler by John Morressy, The Dark Angel by Meredith Ann Pierce, and Princess Nevermore by Dian Curtis Regan. I actually read a book called Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas and it’s a really mushy romance book it’s embarrassing (at least I am not reading Harlequin books lol :P). Oh and I saw some character images of a book called Kiss the Sky the Calloway Sisters by Krista Richie and they look so cool I want to try reading it but the summary kinda threw me off. Please recommend me more interesting books so I can read them! Anyway these days, I only read good short stories, quotes, or articles, and they are mostly for my class too (not to include those dreadful textbooks where I have to read and take notes on T_T)

3. Your favorite food?

I LOVE LOVE steaks! (oh gosh fatty food T_T) And eggs. Creampuffs and cakes especially strawberry cakes with strawberry jams in between are heavens (Yes I do have a sweet tooth) I also love Boba Milk Tea a lot lol.

4. Crowds, small groups or 'go away, I'm a loner'?

Hmm I usually like to talk to my really good friend one on one, so even small groups tired me out. I don’t know why I don’t have enough stamina when it comes to crowds or groups. I get confused because too much talking from so many sides that it makes me go quiet instead of talk more. I’m not a talkative person either. :(

5. If you had to be trapped in a TV show for a month, which would you choose?

Pretty Little Liars Lol! Supernatural and Game of Thrones seem interesting also :). Just kidding, also I want to be trapped in the show Saved by the Bell. I'm really into the 90s TV shows as you can tell lol!

6. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

I would love to travel to all over Europe, countries and islands in the Mediterranean, North Africa (like Egypt), and the Middle East someday. I always read about these countries in history so I really love to get to know them in person haha. All those countries are so beautiful with a really rich history and old architectures :D

7. What do you want your tombstone to say?

UH lol haha this is such a weird and funny question xD I think I would like it to say “Life is short. Just do it”? Uh this sounds so cliché. I will come back to this I don’t know can’t think of anything right now lol.

8. What is your weirdest 'quirk'?

I don’t know but I think I usually procrastinate for a looong long period of time to recharge my energy from drawing and writing essays. Then I would wait until the last minutes and finish all my work in one day. I also take a lot of naps. I think most people do this, but that’s the only quirk I can think of as of right now. I will change this when I can think of something new!

9. Favorite art medium?

I really love watercolor, but it’s so hard to control when paint with watercolor. Usually it is hard because I have to plan everything out first especially the colors since I’m not allowed to make any mistakes. If I make mistakes, it’s not possible to erase them. I also like colored pencils and pencil pastels because they are much easier to use and the colors are beautiful too, it just doesn’t have the flowy feeling like watercolor! :)

10. What do you do in your free time?

This is repetitive but yes, I listen to music, play videogames, and watch TV in my free time. These days I finally got Cable so I’m like bear hugging my TV all day, because there are so many great movies. I’m really into Pirates of the Caribbean and the Hobbit right now. I think I will try watching Grey’s Anatomy, Supernatural, and Doctor Who too because so many people like them. I chickened out from trying to watch Silent Hill at night T_T

11. What would be your dream job?

I don’t know yet. I really like a job that is easy-going, clean, and make decent money. Like social worker perhaps? Some people recommend me to be a teacher but I suck at public speaking and lecturing so I don’t even want to think about it lol.

12. What makes someone a great artist?

I believe perseverance makes a person a great artist. With hard work comes great result. To me, if we failed many times but still get up to continue on our journey of art, then we will improve our skills tremendously through those hard times. So just do your best and don’t be afraid to tread into the danger zone sometimes in art! You never know what it will give you, but in the end, you will be happy and feel special that you did something outside of your comfort zone.

13. What's your favorite DA emoticon? 

 Love Hug La la la la Heart  Airborne  

Here are some questions I have created for you guys! 
1. What are your favorite movies?
2. What are your favorite songs or music genres?
3. What is your favorite food?
4. What are your favorite books and writers?
5. Do you play videogames?
6. Are you left-handed, right-handed, or ambidextrous?

7. What was the experience that impacted your life the most?
8. Where do you go when you need some inspirations?
9. What is your favorite childhood memory?
10. Who is your role model and do you have any favorite celebrity?
11. How are your best friends describe you?
12. Where and what would you see yourself to be in 5 years?

13. What is your favorite quote and why? 

I'm tagging 13 of my watchers, but anyone who is reading this can feel free and answer these questions through tagging my journal!
:iconharrisrose: :iconlarathain: :iconmerrinou: :iconnessaice: :iconcelalaa: :iconfrid-finnr: :iconjen-0909: :iconernestgirl: :iconaleltg: :iconalealgethi: :iconclockworktheatre: :iconsushihane: :iconpiece5113: :iconevyallen:

Thank you for reading!! :D

  • Listening to: Agalloch - As Embers Dress the Sky
  • Reading: random book quotes lol
  • Watching: Food Network :X
  • Playing: Pokemon X 3DS LOL x)

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TreePencil Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, your artwork is so pretty! Good job, keep up the good work! :clap:
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MementoViola Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thank you so much!! :heart: Your support is very encouraging. :hug: I will try to get off my lazy butt and work harder, which means draw more and come up with more ideas soon lol :D
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TreePencil Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!!!  :love: :hug:

Hehe, no worries, take all the time you need! :heart:
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Kichhu Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave! La la la la 
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MementoViola Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!! :hug:
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shikifourseasons Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I'm sorry for being away for so long. I just realise that it's been a year or more that I didn't talk to you. Glad to come back!
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MementoViola Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg HI!! You're back to DA too!! Long time no talk!! :hug:
No problem!!
I know right?? Yay I am glad I get to talk to you again on Deviantart. How are you doing these days? Glad you're still using D.A! A lot of people quit and it makes me really sad to see them go! So it's really nice to be able to talk to you again.

Also, I think your new art improved so much! I can't wait to see more art from you :D As for me, I'm trying to find time to draw but I am really busy with college work and the adult life in general! T_T But I won't give up and will find time to draw soon in the future x)
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shikifourseasons Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It's nice that we still keep contact in D.A :))
I just graduated from fine arts last year. Now i'm working with my family's bussiness, and working as freelance designer too. So... i think from now on i will upload my works frequently.

How about you college life? I can imagine that you've got to manage a lot.


I can see that your works has changed too.
I really like your watercolor practice. wow! That's very nice.
Looking forward to see your works!
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MementoViola Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I know!! I'm glad we are still keeping contact on D.A after so long!! :D
Wow congratulations on graduating! I'm really happy to hear that you work for your family's business and as a freelance designer. It's really inspiring! :D
That's really great. I can't wait to see more of your work too! :hug:

As for me, I still need a few years in college because I changed my major in the middle. I also moved to another college that's closer to my home, but I really miss living in a dorm haha so I will try doing transferring after I finish this year in this new college. I chose the wrong major so now I finally picked a major that I actually like a lot and I feel happier. Even though it might take me longer to graduate, at least I am learning about things that I actually like and care about lol. 

And Thank you!! Yeah I try to make my artwork less cartoony and leaning toward semi-realism/realism because I'm interested in those art more now. I have to practice a lot in watercolor because I keep on making mistakes. Until I get better, I will draw something for real!! :D It's really great that you're using DA more now. DA becomes so quiet because most people I know quit, now that you're more active and upload more artwork more frequently, I can keep contact with you! :D
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GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks sooo much for faving  Tavern - concept design by GrimDreamArt :)
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