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Nurturing a Passion
As Dee grew up, and her love for other subjects also grew, she decided she wanted to be a veterinarian. She took all of the courses, had the right marks, and was on her way. . . but a common theme began to emerge. Everyone, including her teachers, continued to question what she was doing—she was clearly an artist and enjoyed it more, so why was she fighting her natural abilities?
While she didn't act on the suggestions at first, it weighed on her mind. So, at the last moment, she changed her major to a Bachelor of Fine Arts and was accepted with a full scholarship to Rhodes University. Hearing her talk today about her love for art, as an integral part of her life, and the courage she had to take that leap to do what she loves is inspiring.
"I figure to be an artist you don't really have a choice on what you're gonna to do. If you're an artist you're an artist, and you can't do anything else with your life. You just have to follow your passion..."
In the process of evolving from DeviantArt to where she is now, Dee needed to choose a new name. At the time, she was very much into Alice in Wonderland and steampunk. It seemed natural to combine these two into what is now Steamed Rabbit. Plus, it sounds pretty cool. :)
"If you just let it sweep you away... then good things happen if you have the drive and motivation."
Sales and Services
If custom art is what you're looking for, Dee can accommodate you. Immortalize your RPG character, or step into your favorite world with a custom print that puts you into the action. Steamed Rabbit will happily help you get your characters on paper.
Prints and Original Work
Steamed Rabbit has a large variety of prints available for purchase on mugs, hand-made items, and in frames. She is even selling some originals if you would prefer those over prints. I highly recommend going and having a look at other pieces on her page, or stop by her stall the next time you're at a convention. :)
A Little Note From Me
I encourage everyone to talk to our local artists and find out what's behind the art. Learn what drives them and step into their world for a moment. Be inspired to move forward and take a chance. Good or bad, something positive can always come from it.
Life has a funny way of eventually putting us where we belong if we just have the courage to follow that white rabbit.