Thanks, you guys, the response to my call for help yesterday has been absolutely overwhelming, you’re all so fricking awesome. TT_TT I’m out of town today, but I’ll get back to all of you tomorrow. Thank you once again, you guys rock.
Those of you who follow me because of my art have probably noticed there’s not a whole lot of that forthcoming anymore. That there hasn’t been for a long time. I’ve finally had to accept this is not just an art block, it runs deeper.
I’m in sort of a bad place in my own mind, and have been for a long time. And I just can’t bring myself to draw. Or write, or create in any medium at all. At this point I’m not ever sure what’s cause and effect anymore. Only that it’s a bleak place, and I hate it, and I desperately don’t want to be stuck here anymore.
It’s not really that I lack ideas. Just that spark of action, the drive that takes an idea from thought into an actual process of creation.
I think part of what I lack is feedback and artistic interaction. Just talking about art, subjects and techniques and media and everything to do with it. I have zero input and clearly I am currently incapable of kick-starting my creative process by myself. I miss being part of some sort of community, having artist friends to juggle ideas with. Even, I guess, call me conceited, feeling noticed and appreciated.
So I’m throwing this out there. Any artistic or just generally nice people who feel like helping me find my way back to my creativity? Carrot-feeders and whip-wielders, people with pro artistic opinions or those who’d just like to talk about subject matters, characters, plots and stuff?
just a friendly reminder that with the weather getting super cold, people are going to be busting out their antifreeze, and antifreeze is INCREDIBLY TOXIC to animals. antifreeze has a sweet taste, and dogs/cats/etc will gladly lick it up.
.antifreeze causes kidney failure almost immediately, so make sure that if your animals live outdoors to keep track of where they spend their time! some pets can be saved with aggressive treatment but most usually die because of how toxic the chemicals in antifreeze are to them.
if you have to keep antifreeze around your pets, opt for a brand that uses propylene glycol instead of ethylene glycol, as it is not as toxic to animals (this is not a SAFE alternative, just a slightly better one as propylene glycol is still quite toxic.) many companies have opted to voluntarily add bittering agents to their antifreeze to make it less attractive to animals, but there is no guarantee that the one you purchase does this.
BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY, make sure to keep an eye on your animals at all times, especially around garages, roadways, and parking lots.
writing is safer, somehow because my pen cannot stutter like my lips do, and words get stuck in throats, not fingertips, can’t stumble on paper trails of blue lines because writing is definite and clear and no one can tell if i am crying or laughing through written words alone
hey bud *wraps you up in a blanket* i know today might have been hard for you *ruffles your hair* but you made it through the day *boops your nose* you’re doing such a good job *kisses your forehead* and i am so proud of you
Shhhhhh… Hush now. *loving pets* In a few short months I’ll be your favourite…