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Art for Me

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 22, 2010, 11:47 PM


I was looking through my gallery, at the older stuff in particular, and I was very struck by some of the things I saw. There were technical aspects that I was just dying to fix. Something held me back, though, and I soon realized that it was what I saw in my older pieces beyond just the simple over-use of actions and color filters. It was the content. I made manips because I loved them, because they meant something. I could write pages in the descriptions, going on about why this was here and what this meant, and the symbolism beyond this little detail.

Then things started to change. My photomanipulations matured and I started doing more photography. I liked where things were going, and then my inspiration just.. vanished. The photography was still doing fine, but the photomanipulations were just dry. Whenever I did get around to posting one, all I could say about it was, "I dunno. I wanted to make something." There was no meaning behind it anymore. I didn't really enjoy making them, with a few notable exceptions.

I miss making art for me. I miss making it when it really meant something, when I loved it regardless of how it turned out. So here it is, a return to my roots. I miss art like nothing else, and in times like this, I think it matters most.

For the longest time, I didn't make things or put them in my gallery because I didn't want people to think of me as one way or another because of what I made. I censored my photomanipulations, and almost never touched anything horse-related, even though I hoarded the stock like crazy. No more.

So like the title says, we're starting this as the Era of Art for Me. I think it's been a long time coming.

So there.



United States
Books, computers, paper and pencil.
Bananas are disgusting.

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chryssalis Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016
I used your wonderful stock here…
Thank you very much!:hug:
Aadavy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Hi, thank you so much for faving Heroine of War by Aadavy , I really appreciate that :) 
Gytrash01 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 18, 2015
Thank you for the :+devwatch:
TheIceViking Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for the watch! :heart:
Canankk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Thank you for the watch :heart: :iconredroseplz:
Pajunen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Thank you for the +fav
kimsol Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Thanks :icongromitplz: for the :+devwatch:
La-Clover Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for watch! *_* i see you have an awesome collage's!
PixelRaccoon Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly for the watch, it means a lot :iconaheartforyou:
Have a wonderful day!
KarahRobinson-Art Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Hi! :wave:

thanks so much for adding me to your watch!

hope you will continue to enjoy my works! :love:

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