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Skull Doodle by ericinprogress Skull Doodle :iconericinprogress:ericinprogress 116 15 Wherever We Go From Here by ericinprogress Wherever We Go From Here :iconericinprogress:ericinprogress 138 17 Wherever We Go From Here WIP #1 by ericinprogress Wherever We Go From Here WIP #1 :iconericinprogress:ericinprogress 100 6 Half Dome by ericinprogress Half Dome :iconericinprogress:ericinprogress 27 3 Shipwreck by ericinprogress Shipwreck :iconericinprogress:ericinprogress 10 0 A Process Of Self-worth - Alternate Version by ericinprogress A Process Of Self-worth - Alternate Version :iconericinprogress:ericinprogress 348 20
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A Process Of Self-Worth
Likely I heard it in undertones,
Often a subtle remark reveals more than intended.
Said it once and should have meant it then,
Too often distance creates a void that you have to struggle to cross on your own
Those regrets have a funny way of consuming you if you let them,
Overwhelming needs to give in to every heartless word,
Gathering every wasted moment,
Eagerly trying to find a way to get out of my own head.
Today felt like it was the right time to let it go.
Haven’t realized every step towards the edge was reaching it together.
Even having a chance to take another step with you was a process of self-worth.
Relieved to find you there after finding my way on my own.
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A Process Of Self-worth (Land's End Pt. 3) by ericinprogress A Process Of Self-worth (Land's End Pt. 3) :iconericinprogress:ericinprogress 396 41 A Process Of Self-Worth WIP #4 by ericinprogress A Process Of Self-Worth WIP #4 :iconericinprogress:ericinprogress 49 7 A Process Of Self-Worth WIP #3 by ericinprogress A Process Of Self-Worth WIP #3 :iconericinprogress:ericinprogress 25 8 A Process Of Self-Worth WIP #2 by ericinprogress A Process Of Self-Worth WIP #2 :iconericinprogress:ericinprogress 12 2 A Process Of Self-Worth WIP #1 by ericinprogress A Process Of Self-Worth WIP #1 :iconericinprogress:ericinprogress 24 2 Where I go from here *Alternate Version by ericinprogress Where I go from here *Alternate Version :iconericinprogress:ericinprogress 228 17 Regaining Control Was Something Implied *Alternate by ericinprogress Regaining Control Was Something Implied *Alternate :iconericinprogress:ericinprogress 265 13
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Regaining Control Was Something Implied
Seemed like a confession was starting over.
A clean slate to clear my cluttered mind.
Round after round of apologies and I don’t feel any different.
It makes me wonder if being transparent was really worth it.
Almost feels like I’m dragging my feet towards that crucial step forward,
but a step in any direction would be better than where I am today.
If it’s another day wasted,
I can always sleep it off.
Although I sometimes feel motionless in my dreams,
trapped in snapshots from sour moments in time I’ll never be able to fix.
They are like fragile mental pictures too scrambled anyway when I try to focus.
But I think if I could just let them deteriorate this time I could leave this place in my head.
And in the morning I might be in a capacity to sort it all out if it’s not still a fog in my mind.
And If it’s another year wasted,
I think I’m beginning to feel weary and uninterested.
But I know looking back again gets me nowhere.
If I’m still
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Wherever We Go From Here
There’s that heavy weight again.
That lingering desire,
To put those pieces back together.
Pushing, shuffling and restructuring,
Fidgeting and fretting until it resembles something I desire it to be.
Still unable to quantify the attention to minor details,
And no amount of manipulation seems to be comfortable,
If there’s a moment of clarity,
I wish time would slow down long enough for me to feel it
However it’s easy to think I’m at my best when closest to the bottom,
Circling the drain and scraping the surface.
 I’m probably still unprepared to hear it,
But somewhere in between is where this course begins to correct.
That need to undo the things that are not in my control loses precedence.
If it’s possible to repair what’s broken,
It’s better to use those pieces to build a home with you.
Instead of wasting the moments we have left,
There’s still time to look forward,
To wherever it is we go from here.

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Eric R. Martin
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Currently based out of Long Beach, California I am a member of RAW:natural born artists. I have had one foot in and out of the art society for the last 12 years choosing to focus on personal projects instead of a professional avenue.

My style is loose and personal. I usually rely on imagery I see in abstract things from nature and society. I try to create environments that tell a story and relate to others the inner workings of my mind.

I have published several times with ImagineFX. My work is featured in the book, "Fantasy Workshop: Mastering Digital Techniques":www.amazon.com/Fantasy-Worksho… and Socar Myles', "Fantasy Art Drawing Skills", www.amazon.com/Fantasy-Worksho….

In 2010 I was awarded grand prize in Corel's 25th Anniversary contest for my painting, "I stopped to Day Dream and 20 Years Passed Me By": fav.me/d2rcjps
Interests
  • Listening to: Jimmy Eat World
  • Reading: "Atlas Shrugged" Ayn Rand
  • Drinking: H20

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daeien Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2019
Happy Birthday! :D (Big Grin) Party Have your cake and eat it too Party :D (Big Grin)
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ericinprogress Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Thank you!
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^_^
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Happy Early Birthday! :D (Big Grin) Party Have your cake and eat it too Party :D (Big Grin)
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:iconhappybirthdaycakeplz::icondancingcatplz::iconhappybirthdaysignplz:Happy Birthday Eric!!:party::iconfuncakeplz::icongiftplz::iconbdayfireworks1plz::iconbdayfireworks2plz::iconchampagneplz:

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daeien Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017
Happy Birthday! :D (Big Grin) Party Have your cake and eat it too Party :D (Big Grin)
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