After a few years away, going to try and become a little more active on dA again. There is finally time in my schedule for me to actually have some art-ing in my life, and I've had enough recovery time to *want* to!
It appears I haven't written any journal entries in a year and a quarter. Long story short, I was in a bad living situation, I was growing increasingly more depressed and anxious, I moved to a new place, and things have been getting significantly better, bit by bit.
I am trying hard to get to the bottom of my "artist's block." Clearing up other obligations, keeping a journal, trying to pinpoint just why I end up unproductive or uninterested in creating anything. Learning to listen to myself.
It seems that getting on top of my home and work situation has been a huge help. Yesterday, for the first time in what feels like forever, I
I've been SO absent from DA, and I don't exactly know why.
I love DA, I love the people here and my groups here, and keeping up with my friends' art, and... well, it's probably due to my own lack of art-making that I've vanished. Not that I don't want to see everyone else's gorgeous creations, but I feel sad and wistful over how long I've gone without making anything, and that makes me avoid paying attention to art, I think.
Also, my schedule this year just sucks. I feel like I have no time to do anything other than teach, and plan lessons for more teaching, and grade papers and write tests and assignments. Or else I'm commuting, and lis