I have always been an artist. Ever since I can remember, I was always trying to create. It is both a blessing and a curse. Art is a tough field and couple that with battling the depression and anxiety issues that fighting cancer left me, it can be a brutal thing to live with. Not because I don't want to draw or create, but, because I can't at times. Art is the one thing that I will always love. The past year has been horrible. It has been a year of frustration because my mind is filled with ideas and compositions and depression has been paralyzing. To the point that a pencil in my hand feels like holding a bar of lead. I couldn't get it to move...I couldn't...physically could not draw. I had no clue what was going on or how to fight it. I wanted to draw...just couldn't.
After taking some time away and reflecting on life a bit, I decided that even my art had become part of the problem. Social Media and the constant barrage of politics and religion, the addicting nature of memes and chatter certainly added to it. I wasn't enjoying what I was doing. So...I decided to make a fresh start. Refocus and try new avenues, new subjects and revisit old ones long forgotten or that had collected dust over the years.
Some of you know me from facebook. You will then be familiar with my usual artistic adventures. While, some of my personal favorite pieces from the past will make it over here as I phase out facebook and move on from that part of social media, I want to leave the old where it belongs. In the past. I am starting to branch out a bit and move into other adventures. Rediscovering my old styles and love of comics, sports and pop culture. Straying a bit from scientifically accurate drawing and trying to have more fun. Bring a bit more style to my paleo and nature art. Work on some blogs. Lose the chaos and drama of certain sites and focus on what I am passionate about.
I have been there, drawn that and proven to myself what I CAN do. Now I am going to do what I WANT to do.
So, bear with me...the page is empty right now and that is how I want it. I assure you, now that I am staring at a clean slate, I am going to be very anxious to fill it up with new things. Maybe some redux of old compositions.
Glad to be a part of DeviantArt.
Let the adventure begin...