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The Inevitable Return of Artistic MotivationThere have been many times in my life where I’ve felt surges of artistic inspiration and creativity, where I become super excited about a project and devote myself to it completely for long stretches of time. And then, I suddenly stop.
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Because I think I’m not good enough to continue what I’m doing. Whether it be a drawing, a comic, a story, a book idea, a cover song, a painting, or a blog. I have worked on each of these things, and abandoned most of them.
I’m not sure if everyone who has any kind of artistic hobby or interests has experienced this. Maybe I’m just a big quitter pants. But it keeps me in a constant state of semi-depression and anxiety, having never fully devoted myself to one artistic pursuit and stuck with it.
Now I work at an office job I hate, and often think about how much time and energy I spent trying to grow and expand my artistic skills by drawing throughout my adolescence, taking years of art classes in high school and co