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Gold Gold Gold by Skailla Gold Gold Gold by Skailla
This was supposed to be updated yesterday, but I didn't have time to finish it, but well...
As some of you might know, yesterday was my birthday.
I believe this year that just passed was hard, but full of valuable lessons. But if there was one that marked me the most, was actually the one I had never truly understood until now.

I changed schools last year, looking for a better life, (since school will always be a terrible place to me, at least let me try making it a bit more enjoyable!:XD:) against my whole family's wish, specially my mother's. But it's just as she always said herself: when we make our own decisions, we are always able to remain strong with whatever we chose. So I did.
There was a terrible period of my life in the new school, where something quite strange happened to me. I became closed to myself, day after day, getting worse, getting shier, scared of talking to anyone. And really, this is not like me.
I was scared (is that even the right word?) of how different I was from the rest of my "friends". Specially because it was the first time I have truly fallen in love with someone else. That made things even worse...
But skipping the drama, I had gotten so down and sad because of my fear of failure and exclusion that I felt like no one would care if I simply disappeared the other day. (LOL how could I get so emo for such small reason?? :XD:).
But this year, something brilliant happened to me. I don't know how to explain it, but it's like... something inside me is bright again, like it was when I was a little child. My soul freed itself from the imaginary chains I had created, for such a stupid reason. Simply because I understood. I finally understood the simplest of all concepts, the one everyone understands when they are a child, but always forget when they grow up: Happiness lives inside of you.
And that's the biggest gift that life has given to us, to any of us. No matter how hard life may seem, never forget, that the only person who can make you happy again, is you.
You don't need anyone else to have that. People may help you, they may give you what you like, what you want, but if it doesn't come from inside, it will never be enough, and you'll never be free.
Never let anyone steal your happiness. No one has this right. Be whatever makes you happy, and don't be afraid of others judgment. If you're not causing any harm, then who the hell are they to say that you are wrong?

I know it sounds silly, but I believe I've finally understood how life really works. How freedom can be reached by such simple thoughts.

My life is now impossible to compare with last year's. The whole classroom loves me, I have so many good friends, and the person I love is by my side, and considers me his best friend. Everyday is now a new adventure, a new beautiful adventure. (the class even prepared a surprise birthday party for me! with cake and candies! and it was the only birthday we commemorated this year, from all classmates!) I cried :'D

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Wolpy catching summer rain drops with his tongue :la:
He loves summer rains... :heart: (And I totally love them too).

Happiness is the gold of life.... Don't you agree?

PS: the title was inspired by the song Gold Gold Gold by Foals
though the song doesn't carry the right feeling for the pic, I just love it's name...:heart:
And LOVE foals, of course
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Chapawee13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, I love Wolpy. ^^
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AlexIsMehNme Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought of Owl City's Gold when I saw this. REALLY love this :3
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AstaWolf Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
It's so beautiful I love how you draw!
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mate25 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Wolpy i love you
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W0RLD-EATER Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That story - GRRRAAAAAAAAAGHGHHHH!! :iconexcitedplz:
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93Neo39 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
I really love the feeling and colors of this picture! Great work:)
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castielangel5 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
NICE VERY NICE
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crunchfarm Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Oh i love this pic and the story in so heartfelt
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typhlosion136 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks.....
AWSOME!!!!!
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:icontyphlosion136:
typhlosion136 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks.....
AWSOME!!!
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Eziotehwomanizer Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is my favorite
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KitsuneCatClaw Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Photographer
WOLPY!!!!!!!!
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DragonFyre23 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The picture is beautiful, and so is the sentiment behind your story. I think it's really inspiring.
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tinywolfy8811 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student Artist
he is smokin!!
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FerahW Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
I so agree with you. I used to be a rather pessimistic person, and only recently I simply decided that I want to be happy. And, guess what, I am happy. :)

Anyway, this piece of art has definitely made me feel a lot better.
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Storm-Horizon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011   Photographer
Lovely work ^^ I think it captures your description really well. It's true, what you say - you control your happiness more than anyone else. I just wish more people would realize that.

I love the rain too, it makes me happy : ) Especially the summer rain. When it's not too cold outside and the landscape is all green and vibrant. It's really somewhat magical, and your picture captures that too ^^

I was reminded of this song when reading your description, and I thought I might share a bit of it since it seems to fit the tone of the picture as well.

"Gold" by Spandau Ballet

Always believe in your soul
You've got the power to know
You're indestructible
Always believe in, because you are
Gold
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littlevillagewolf Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this picture looks a bit old cause of these colours...
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hweeshin01 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Student General Artist
I drew a similar picture,except that the mood was totally different.
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Greyowl61 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Wow ! the light is wonderfull ! <3
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BULL3TT3 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
This picture makes me think of the good things in life. It's just so innocent, peaceful, and soothing. I love it, great work! :iconawesomenessplz:
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DarkestSoul13 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad that you are happy. Being happy is awesome. I am glad that things are finally going well for you. ^-^
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alvringer Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Love the rain pattering on his nose and fur and the shiny effect and the reflection on the water :D
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xKoday Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:o Beautiful background! I wouldn't have the patience for that lol.
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SpyroTailz Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice. I love the atmosphere in this pic
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Barron-Eclipse Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist
Awesome pic! Its amazing!
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WolfScopez Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A Little wolf pun
Thats Pawdorable
XD
That is so awesome your art amazes me!
Im setting that as my Wallpaper :)
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NY-Stray Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
That's beautiful; I tend to feel the same way sometimes--too shy to actually live my life; but as I start to make more and more decisions for myself instead of trying to appease everyone else I feel much more open and happy.

Congrats on overcoming all the hardships! :heart:
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Tonywolf Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student
I repeated twice! i'm srry my settings showed oldest to newest...
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Tonywolf Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student
Wind(song by akeboshi) would go great with this picture.
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Tonywolf Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student
Looks like it would go great with the song... Wind - Akeboshi
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SilverNight1996 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student General Artist
I love everything in this art piece! Nice job!
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Reicher123 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Wow thats amazing !
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SoulTheFallenWolf Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
I luv your art :3
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AllTheKaykIsGone Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
I'm sorry about your bad experiences in school. :( This picture is amazing!- also, happy LATE birthday!
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Gothicwerewolf111 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Cool!
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FaxeTheOutsider Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
SO LOVELY! FEEL THE HAPPINESS IN THE ART SO MUCH! :XD:
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Eraili Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww it looks so great =D
Summer rain~:heart:
I love the way you draw *-*

And a happy belated Birthday :hug:
A month too late, but yeah ^^

I am amazed by what you wrote <33
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RandomLady101 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
I knew i am new here but i do not think i someone draw like this it is so cool i do not know what to say......... I LOVE IT!
:)
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Tilther Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
...Yeah I am a random person,
but I can do nothing but stare and clap infront of your artwork and your great words.

You're talented, and not only with art. You understood a thing that not everyone does understand. Thank you for explained it to other people too. :thanks: :)

...Awesome. That's all. :)
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Tilther Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh and I forgot ^^ I'm not sure at all when it was posted, but
Happy Birthday!
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Allergria Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
when i look at your art i feel a warm glow, its epic and you have a rare special talent :) and i think you have an awesome imagination to do such wonderful art . :hug:
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Allergria Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
wow epic your work really inspires me ,i was wondering could we be friends :D
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Spyro-117 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
nature's hardest hue to hold...

i wish i could say my transition to a new school turned out so well, but hell, i got Pearl (my Mercury Marauder) and in the end, she makes it all worth it.
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Smallsong-cat Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Never let anyone steal your happiness. No one has this right. Be whatever makes you happy, and don't be afraid of others judgment. If you're not causing any harm, then who the hell are they to say that you are wrong?
<Truest words in existance> You my friend, are what people call, Wise
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Smallsong-cat Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE
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wolfsquare Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful as usual. i always love reading the stories behind your art, too :D
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rainbowtail101 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
once again, you continue to inspire me
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ThinkingAboutIt Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011   Writer
What a beautiful picture. At first glance, it seems like a simple illustration of Wolpy, but it's actually incredibly heartfelt and deeply uplifting. Reading your description makes it even more so as well as making me happy to be alive. :)
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Ligax Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student Filmographer
YEA HAPPINESS is something we all have when we are young but we grow up and people want you to me all serious and stuff that does not mean that you push away your happiness and become miserable lol your right im i know how you feel hold on to that feeling skailla
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me-Liisa Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Background= perfect
It brings really magic atmosphare, reminds of home and freedom. :>
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