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celebrated • psychedelic • collage
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  1. Most of her paintings are very .
  2. Even though I'm a , I still enjoy making jewelry.
  3. They had a very cute of photos from their relationship at their wedding.
  4. There's I'm going to get into that school with my grades and test scores.
  5. He is one of the most photographers of the 20th century.
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792 Art

Shona discusses her own artwork and what styles she likes to use in her art.

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someone who's celebrated

An artist is someone who's celebrated for what they do.

'Someone who's celebrated' is a person who receives praise and acknowledgement for the good things that they do or have done.

Notice the following:

  1. I want to be someone who's celebrated,and I want to be recognized for the good work that I do.
  2. I think she is someone who's celebrated, as she does a lot of work for the community.

psychedelic

I suppose it can end up a bit sort of psychedelic or a bit crazy.

'Psychedelic,' in art, refers to unusual visual patterns that can commonly be associated with mind-altering drugs.

Notice the following:

  1. I hate that top, as it looks too psychedelic.
  2. Do you like psychedelic patterns?

collages

I like collages as well, although I don't do them myself.

'Collages' are a form of art that involve sticking lots of different pictures or objects onto a background to form a larger piece of art.

Notice the following:

  1. I used to make up lots of collages when I was younger.
  2. She does some marvelous collages with the things that she collects from the beach.

novice

I do the web design, and I'm a novice.

When you are a 'novice,' it means that you are new to something and that you are fairly inexperienced.

Notice the following:

  1. I'm a novice, so I do not get many of the important jobs.
  2. I'm a novice singer, but I still joined the choir.

there's no way

There's no way it's going to be as beautiful as what I can see with my own eyes in front of me.

'There's no way way' means that it is not possible to do something.

Notice the following:

1. There's no way that I will be able to get there on time. 2. There's no way she will trust me after she finds out that I lied to her. 

 

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