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The past year or two have been stressful for me and I've gone through plenty of changes in my life.  That has killed much my inspiration, motivation and creativity.  However, I think that things are starting to bloom again for me.

I've been practicing all forms of positive thought, exercising methods of letting go of negative thoughts and trying to not dwell on the past, and embracing the present and being thankful in it.  Combining those with having gone through a long harsh winter, I think my muse is finally starting to come out of hibernation.  Little by little, I'm sketching again.  Painting pennies and working on other creative projects seem to help breathe fresh new life into my creativity and I feel like I WANT to do more. 

Patience is key, however.  I'm nervous about trying too much too soon and scaring away my shy muse back into hiding and burnout. 

Thankfully there are other alternatives available to me at this point.  I've got a voice studio all set up now for recording relaxation and hypnosis mp3s.  Talking doesn't take too much creative thought - at least not the same type of thinking that visual art uses.
I've also been working in other crafting forms of art lately as well.  Not sure what will come of it all, but it's fun to experiment.

In between projects, I'll be watching things that inspire me.  Agents of SHEILD, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (and reading the comics), and I've gotten the box set of Fraggle Rock.  The theory is - more happiness and inspiration going in, the more happiness and inspiration will come out!

I hope that Spring and new life have come to you all as well. 
  • Listening to: the 80's on 8
  • Reading: My Little Pony comics
  • Watching: Fraggle Rock
  • Eating: PB&J
  • Drinking: milk
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PlotTwistthePegasus Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015   General Artist
So sorry for you! I know things can get hard, and people are never the same after something that big, but you've got all of your loyal followers, and I know we'll try to be supportive. I'm glad things are getting better!
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zaionczyk Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!  I do appreciate all the support ^_^  It definitely helps!
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PlotTwistthePegasus Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015   General Artist
You're welcome. If you ever need someone to talk to, just send a message.
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Whyita Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yay MLP :D
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ChalkArtist1216 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hope things are getting better for you!  I've been a big fan of the Sue-chan website for years.  The devious but not always successful redheaded genie is one of my favorite characters... and not just out of your characters, but of ALL the characters I've seen drawn on the 'Net!  Love to see more of her, especially trapped in her own bottle.    :D
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zaionczyk Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That genie seems to find ways of getting into peoples heads - she was someone else's inspiration before she reached me, and I know there have been stories and fan art of her since then as well.  I'm glad you like her so much and I'll definitely do my best to keep nurturing my muse and producing more art
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ChalkArtist1216 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'' be keeping my eye on you!
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saloniko Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
hope things get better for you
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Kenoscope Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
As a long time writer I seriously understand shy muse's, I've learned not to allow more than a very select few see my finished works as my being both old and Dyslexic they are filled with errors.   My Best to you.
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qxvw198 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
I am glad to hear that you and your muse are getting back on better terms with each other.
Best wishes for a creative summer.
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Tizrak Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
I hope your muse makes a full recovery soon!  :)
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CKentavr Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Hope things are looking up!  Your batches of art are always a bright point of life when I see them.
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Canon-Thought Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Happy vibes your way :D
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Bieeanda Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014   Writer
Glad to hear it. :)
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Curia-DD Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So happy to hear from you!!! I miss talking to you :)

I watch Shield and MLP:FIM too :)

DD
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zaionczyk Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome to hear from you DD!  I'm still at the same email address and would love to chat with you again ^_^ 
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jkrolak Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'd be happy to loan you Musa - Camila-croft by jkrolak
to help with inspiration. She works for chocolates...
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zaionczyk Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
um... thanks?
Not sure if inspiration works that way, but I appreciate the gesture. :)
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jkrolak Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, she is a muse. So hopefully can help coax your muse out of her winter hibernation.
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uiuna2 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
really glad you're muse is back Hug I would have been sad if the person who inspired me to become an artist stopped drawingFrozen - Olaf's Shy Icon  
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zaionczyk Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well, I'm not back to the level I was at.... baby steps.  Still, it is nice to start back into it.  Depression can really set a person back a bit, so any glimpse out of it is nice.
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singory Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
glad to you see you back in the game :) 


i was thinking of getting that Fraggle Rock box set , anything extra init ?
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zaionczyk Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I haven't seen anything extra yet, but I just love the show, so I haven't looked for more than that.
Not sure if I'm back in the game, but I'm working on practice and it feels good.
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Toni-Technaclaw Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Did a Coloring of this Lineart you made. Chinesedress1 by Toni-Technaclaw
I'd Appreciate your Thoughts on it
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zaionczyk Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nicely done!
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