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The Abandonment of Doubt by JustinChristenbery The Abandonment of Doubt by JustinChristenbery
42"x42" acrylic on canvas

Previously titled Metacognition. Be aware of awareness. That is when and where empowerment arises. 

10/21/2014: I've altered the title as I was never really content w/ the piece's previous moniker. Perhaps this one'll stick.

     Life is Surging at this very moment. Around you- through you... As you. Your mind is a tool slowly & tenuously mastered- a lens, of sorts, that you use to focus this Life-that-you-are. This is where many trip up:  The mind only ever remains a tool, and as powerful as it can become, it will never compare to or replace the Pure Life that we are. If the mind is a lens, what matters that lens when the light itself is at hand? The mind is useful. YOU are essential- and quite skilled at Living w/out minding your mind.

Stop trying to listen to your heart so that It can become you. Forget thinking and embrace knowing.
Flow happens... Mind is absorbed and blended into Being, and Life's sweetest nectar is tasted.
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Given 2014-09-20
Sometimes abstract and realism go hand in hand.
Metacognition by OneLifeOneArt ( Suggested by ElindielForestStar and Featured by deshrubber )
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This is probably one of the rare gems I find on this site. This painting definitely describes the clashing of realism and abstract art to create a beautiful image. I can say that the title suits well with the artwork as well as the clashing colours.

Speaking of colours, they look like they are coming out of the hand and the hand is creating something beautiful for the artist's canvas. One can say that the hand may be the artist's hand, but that's just stretching it considering that it could anyone's hand.

Basically, this creates a powerful image about creating an image with a blank canvas. This is a nice piece of art and congrats on your well-deserved DD :D
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SaMsOnOfGOD Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really grabbed my attention! I know that ain't puny one bit! Ok I think I can "hand"le my puntuation now! Seriously I'll finger this puny business out. Jokes aside, you're very talented. I hope to see more art from you and pray that you continue your art and believe that you can go anywhere and do anything with your talent. GOD "handed" you your talent for a reason! I hope you "grasp" what I'm pointing at :)
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JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for your encouraging words. I do grasp what you're pointing at, though from time to time that/this gift has been difficult to actualize. A new son and a day job in retail (picture framing) during the holidays has got me wondering what the G-man has up his sleeve.
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JulieRaccoonGeo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wow
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DarkSelfie Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Student Filmographer
Amazing.
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pasaputte Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
really love your work
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Faja14 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
....within the description...
The imagery within your words equal the vividness in your visual expression...
Thank you!
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:iconjustinchristenbery:
JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You are most welcome. Thank you for being receptive:)
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gigisartpage Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Heart 
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JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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FlamingBulbinArrow Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I love the colors, the style, and the mixing of abstract and realism!
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JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks:)
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CBSites Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
This just blows me away.  
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JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Pretty crazy 'eh? They sneak up on me too sometimes
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Pounpapoun Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
your art is fabulous !!!
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:iconjustinchristenbery:
JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you:D
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Arandombeing Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
LEH POWAR
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CrazyMai Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student Writer
That is so beautiful and it looks like you are trying to grab a rainbow or the light or maybe something magical ♥ 
Really love all these colours and details ♥♥
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JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I like each of your thoughts and would consider them all equally true. Thank you for being open to the experience
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CrazyMai Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student Writer
My pleasure ♥♥
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you thank you:D
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
No problem. :D
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BojanPapic Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Please accept submission of this piece to:
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It will make a great addition to our group gallery.
Make sure You visit us, best regards! :D
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JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome art you have in there- thx for inviting me to submit!
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vab--art Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student General Artist
WOW This is amazing ! I really like it !!!
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hecc95 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome
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PurpleGumby Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student General Artist
O_O woah
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Usmanondevart Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really cool
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RustyNaps Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this piece. I need to watch you.
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SpamCrackers Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAH! That's insane! In a very cool and very good way. :D
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So-Totally-Random Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
love it
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WolfHeir Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I would write a critique, but I'm not skilled enough to critique something as amazing as this!
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Unidad26 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Can get brun by yourself, very good, sometimes less awarness is better get a rest and then push up back.
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dragonwings90 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Deserves the DD
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Gobbie2 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome!!
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Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Great work my friend. :wow:
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JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you 
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Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
My pleasure. :iconhigh-five-plz:
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Jawdrop Love ! Thank You an congrats on the DD.
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JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:) thx
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Tarzok Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
:clap::clap::clap:
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Shadobian11 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
IT's almost like someone reaching out into another's understanding. Like, that someone is a million times more open to individuals than humans can be and he is unique and special in the most amazing ways like that.
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JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is certainly a possibility...perhaps we humans can become more like this ideal
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cloudwubs Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Love the colors and how the fingers are painted
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JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you:)
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
THE POWER EES MIIIIIIINE.
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JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed it is:)
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I bored with it now. XP
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NezuPanda Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice~! love all those color! :3
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vagepaul Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
whoo verry nice
verry cool!:D
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