I Am a Frustrated Artist

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 62 People

    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


     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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
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