From Tina's article:
"For the past 6 years I have worked on my art in a more professional manner. Professional meaning basically I am selling now, instead of creating to create. In those years I have had to also endure and work with the agonizing accusations of not being accepted into the traditional world of art. So many people would say to me "yeah, I can play with a computer too" and it would hurt deeper than my first tattoo. It is a pain beyond physical, but more on my esteem of who I am. If Picasso, Rembrandt, Monet, and Van Gogh played with a brush...what is so wrong about my play with a mouse? Is it really play? Is it that easy to do? I sat with myself for months at a time wondering if what I was doing, was really art? Well, six years later I can stand up for myself now and say...YES IT IS ART!"
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