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Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
Art is one of those things that you are allowed to do "whatever" without any sort of constraint or rules (though I am not saying that they are not exceptionally important); it's pure freedom, an aspect of life that is vague in definition but surely exists. Art allows me to be the pure essence of myself; I do not have to pretend or hide, it is all out there to see. I cannot say that I am "good" or in any way an artist, but I am a "creator" of sorts if that counts for anything, whether it be considered good or bad is of no consequence to me. My creations exist. They feel and tell stories that can at least capture interest


I have been experiencing a "dry-spell" for some time now; everything just sort of feels meaningless. Every time I sit down to draw nothing comes, there is no longer a spark of inspiration to drive me to create something real.

Trying and going nowhere is infuriating, and I'm not sure how to fix whatever this is. I think it has more to do with the fact that I've lost more than my imagination, but a piece of myself that drove me to create in the first place: misery.

I was miserable for so long that all I knew how to draw was misery, and now that I'm happy and actually have a life worth living and working for, there is nothing for me to draw.

How do I create happiness when all I had known was misery?
  • Listening to: 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Reading: Prophecy by Elizabeth Haydon
  • Watching: Doctor Who
  • Playing: Destiny
  • Drinking: Sweet Tea

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AlliDzi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fav :la:

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sidd-says-gimme Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Thanks for the fave. :3
aifseiei Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much for the fave !
Pearl-Sama Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
you`re welcome! :)
paexiedust Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
thank you so much for the favorite ;v;/♥
Smaashley Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you for the fave on Influence!
beyzayildirim77 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the fave...:)
GabiBlueScarlet Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
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GlendaWolfie Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the watch
Sketchpadofdoom Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for letting me know about the switch :)
NativeEmo87 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Artist
You got watchers fast. :D
shy-octopie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
XD Eh heh! I know. Makes me all kinds of happy ^///^. Thanks for the devWATCH by the way! Muchly appreciated <3 ~!
NativeEmo87 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Artist
People who draw get watchers and viewers faster, you're luck for your skill.
shy-octopie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:/ Yeh, this has always been more of a visual art oriented website.
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