I Am a Starving Artist and Dying Writer

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    1 Response Mar 6, 2015

    Just sold a painting with the paint still wet

    on the canvas, thus solving my money crisis this week. It was completely unexpected, just had a guest step into my house and offer me money on the spot. This made me so happy, I don't have to sell my clothes, plasma, keyboards to eat this week. I feel so up, this is how I...
    AndreiTarkovsky AndreiTarkovsky
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2014

    Dying to Starve

    I am an artist, or should I say I used to paint... all day, all night, to live and breath for canvas... but i havn't picked up a brush now in over two years, somehow my quest for transendance through an oil based medium led me down a very dark and self destructive path...
    brokeandtired brokeandtired
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jun 25, 2009

    Married To A Starving Artist

    I had been married to an sculptor for 13 years, it was first sight love, intense passion, intelectual exchange, we love adventure, we have two sons. Our life has been full of good moments as well as sparkled with some others really hard times, now i am 35 and start feeling that...
    galattea77 galattea77
    31-35, F
    Dec 31, 2012

    I should be cranking out works from my

    imagination... But all I can think of right now is the pain in my belly and food, which I don't have. Ironically, my first experiences as a child, with hunger, though voluntarily, was reading stories about Native American tribes and how they went with very little food during...
    Sinjintiger Sinjintiger
    41-45, M
    Mar 3, 2014

    I'm starving myself for many reasons.

    1- to better my art 2- to better my looks 3- self control There's more reasons but those are main. I can't keep stuffing my face and swallowing my feelings with food. I need to be on edge, hungry, anxious, wanting, attractive. Frail. This is the real me.
    magicalabundance magicalabundance
    36-40, F
    Oct 11, 2014

    Silly Me

    I thought if I wrote screenplays and novels. I 'd have money. I haven't made a dime! I think with buying the computer and printer , I'm out a few hundred bucks! What has happened to the starving artist? What happened to real talent? When does the little guy get a break? share...
    screenwriter23 screenwriter23
    46-50, F
    Sep 21, 2009

    Pity Party

    Yup....my own private Pity Party. Pity.....a feeling I rarely allow myself to feel. I have obstructive and restrictive lung defect, severe lymphedema, depression, diabetes, arrythmia, trigeminal neuralgia, thyroid disease, anema, and osteonecrosis of the jaw. I use 22 different...
    sheepsnout sheepsnout
    46-50, M
    Jan 15, 2007

    Not even hungry. I want to waste away

    and die because the man I love doesn't want me. Not going to eat. I'm going to make art out of my fantasies of him and never speak to him unless he speaks to me.
    magicalabundance magicalabundance
    36-40, F
    Oct 12, 2014
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