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Happy New Year, everyone! :party:

To start off the new year, I thought it would be fitting to talk about beginnings -- in this case, the inspiration for my username. (:

Ever since I found music by A Fine Frenzy, I have been a big fan. I love Alison Sudol and her music; she's a beautiful and amazing woman inside and out. She is soft and gentle, but she is strong and powerful. She expresses exactly who she is without compromise, and she is honest. 

I've always liked the word 'frenzy' for some reason. It's funny how certain words, names, or places can be that way for you -- how you're drawn to some more than others. Naturally, I was drawn to like A Fine Frenzy all the more because of the word frenzy. The name of the band was itself inspired from the line in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, "The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven" (Act 5, Scene 1). As a poet, I rather like that line, too. (:

When it came to creating my deviantART account, I immediately thought of A Fine Frenzy and chose to include the word frenzy in my username; I liked the word, I wanted to use it. So, off to the online dictionary for more inspiration I went! I wanted to use another word that started with the same letter (being the natural poet I am and wanting to include alliteration ^^), so I decided to look up the definition of frenzy to get ideas. One of the definitions for frenzy is a state or period of uncontrolled excitement or wild behavior. I had this definition in mind and then searched for words starting with the letter 'f'. Somehow I came across fallow, and I immediately liked it without knowing what it meant. The term is mostly agricultural, referring to land that is plowed and unseeded for a season or more before crops are planted, in order to let the land rest and regain nutrients. Another definition was not in use;inactive. I liked the polar opposite of the two words fallow and frenzy juxtaposed, and because it symbolized for me potential waiting to burst.

So, my dA name was born! (:

Do any of you have stories about how you chose usernames? I'd like to hear 'em!

    :bulletpink: Soul Art Day 2014 Soul Art Day 2014
:bulletgreen: October 2014 Inspiration: October 2014
:bulletblue: November 2014 Inspiration: November 2014
:bulletpurple: December 2014 Inspiration: December 2014
    :bulletpink: Winter Solstice 2014 In the Spirit of the Winter Solstice
:bulletred: January 2015 [here]
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United States
Currently an undergraduate at Hollins University, majoring in English/Creative Writing and minoring in Studio Art and Psychology.

Favourite hobbies and activities include: drawing, writing, photographing nature, listening to/finding music, reading, learning new techniques and information to improve artistic skills, and a newly found love of wheel-throwing ceramics.

She has begun writing a novel, the inspiration coming from her first creative writing class at Hollins; she also has a few ideas for poetry collections swirling around in her head at the moment, and is in the process of sorting them out and lovingly birthing them onto paper. She has also begun writing a biography prose-poem for Holocaust Survivor Elsa Miller, a member of the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz, and is finding the research and writing process very exciting. Several of her poems have been published, and she has contributed artwork and photography to the speculative literature magazine The Cyborg Griffin and the student periodical The Album at her university. She has also participated in the Quaking Aspen (Volume 3) "American Dream" project and workshop with artists Sue Johnson and Roy Baugher; she has relief prints from this project as part of collections in several prominent institutions.

As of January 2014 she has travelled to Ireland, Germany, and Austria and hopes to continue travelling the world. France is next on her list. She plans on being fluent in French and German one day.

She is President of the alternative spiritualities club Bell, Book, and Candle and her university's Student Religious Life Association, and additionally participates in two literary clubs on campus.

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Taffiti Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for +fav , i appreciate it! Heart Happy New Year! Christmas ver.
fallowfrenzy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student General Artist
You're very welcome. (:
Happy New Year!
Modi1985 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Happy new year!!! :) Oh, and thank you so much for feature^^
fallowfrenzy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy New Year!
You're welcome. (:
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