I Am a Frustrated Artist

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     There is several paintings i have started then just left half done because i look at them the next day and hate them. I really would love to start selling my work but i don't have much confidence. I have done paintings for friends and i was so scared that i would get it...
    LunaWolff LunaWolff
    18-21, F
    Sep 5, 2009

    Writer & Web Designer

    I haven't come up with a good project, since Feb of this year... My mind's a blank! Both in a good story to write or a good website to build. I thought of something, a glimmer of something earlier... but poof, lost it. lol. Darn... I need to be inspired! Hmm...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 21, 2008

    I Want to Be Talented!

    My father's side of the family are all fantastic with their hands. Be it baking, painting, sculpting, arts and crafts, woodwork, drawing -you name it - they are great at it. Even if they've never done it before or "it's just an experiment" it comes out awesome every...
    liquoricelady liquoricelady
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Dec 15, 2007

    Knock, Knock...inspiration With Special Delivery !!!

    Since I was a child I remember having all these inspiration attacks and then I used to get busy drawing, painting, ect . Now I have other responsibilities than just school . I have been changing jobs in order to get more time to do what I like, and not for money but for the pure...
    ysaura820425 ysaura820425
    26-30, F
    Nov 11, 2012

    The Voice Of The Critic...

    I love to Write. I love to write so much that on some days, if I don't write, I feel like I have died. Writing saves my life. I am frustrated because, every time I write a paragraph...there's a voice in my head that says, "It's all been said before. You are not unique." My...
    TheWomanWhoDid TheWomanWhoDid
    4 Responses Mar 1, 2013

    Joshua Davis Rocks

    This time last year I was asked to do some work for an exhibition in one of those galleries that has no name it's so chic. Everything I have started for it I have binned. I have no idea what to do even though the curator has told me what to base it on...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 8, 2008

    Where I Work No One Really Understands Me.

    Where I work no one really understands me. I get excited about artist things and no one really shares my excitement. It's very lonely. But I started illustrating again. Something I haven't done in years. So I'm also trying to bring out the inner artist. After years of churning...
    Lacon2 Lacon2
    41-45, F
    1 Response May 13, 2013

    I Feel Like A Crazy Person...

    So, I had this great idea for a movie. A few different movies actually. And I said, why not me? Why can't I draw up concept art, write a screenplay, or maybe a comic book and pitch it as a movie? Well, I've found out why not. After getting a BFA in media arts and animation...
    MechaClown MechaClown
    31-35, M
    Aug 4, 2013

    Post University Block

    I too struggle with that typical virgo trait of being a control freak and a perfectionist.I have been talented at art (in the traditional sense) for as long as I can remember, I was the best in all my classes at school, I went to art college and enjoyed feeling as though I knew...
    goldentheponyboy goldentheponyboy
    4 Responses May 11, 2011

    School Killing Creativity And Irrational Fear/anxieties

    I'm suffering this as a huge problem too. It's kind of helpful to read others having similar experiences. I was also very talented as a child, and upon hindsight, I was always seen as the best at art in school. Throughout primary school and the first few years of secondary...
    psybershamanic psybershamanic
    Jan 7, 2012
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