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I Am In Artist's Block

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    Artist Block

    I am an artist, I used to live near Amsterdam and would paint through out the winters and sale my work in the cities center along side with other artist. I made a good bit of money. Since my return to the USA, my creative self has taken a back burner........it feels as if I may...
    Candyapple1234 Candyapple1234 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2011

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    Maybe Banging My Head Against the Computer Will Give Me Inspiration! *bang!*

    I'm an artist that has had a block for about a year now.  I think I may have fallen into a rut and gotten bored with what I was doing, or maybe it's just a lack of caring.   I'm going to college to be an art teacher, and I need to be creative and what not, but the...
    Roscosan Roscosan 26-30, M 5 Responses Sep 17, 2009

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    Paranoid? Nope - Just....

    I was a very hot property, and doing work I was proud of! I still stand behind it completely. Great stuff. Then, I got into a mood. I get them, they happen, but can be managed, mostly. My gallery dealer screwed me out of a radio gig in a very big market - he saw I was...
    hayman hayman 46-50 1 Response May 29, 2008

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    Here It Is

    Illusive muse and all that bull sh ite .  I wish I could write three hundred pages about how I can't write one!  What do you want for nothing?????????  A show or something?????
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2011

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    I Hate Artist's Block!!!

    Aaarrrghh!  I just HATE it when this happens!  As I sit here ranting away on EP, I can see my studio outside the window, my pretty little  House of Fantasy  (though some folk would crudely call it a garage!).  There it is, window boxes, arty, pretty...
    NANSELTAR NANSELTAR 61-65, F 4 Responses Apr 22, 2008

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    >.< Yeah.

    I am a perfectionist. I just cannot make or do something that is not absolutely awesome to me. I hate wasting time, energy, paint, paper, pencil, or any of that other stuff. I don't settle for mediocre, I can't stand to make something average, and look at it knowing that I could...
    Angelwings7 Angelwings7 13-15, F Oct 31, 2011

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    Great Book For Blocked/depressed Artists

    Someone has gifted me with the greatest book, dealing with depression and blocking as it applies to artists.  I found it really informative, and I begin to understand my creative cycle much better.  It's called "Van Gogh Blues."  Great stuff, in my...
    NANSELTAR NANSELTAR 61-65, F 3 Responses May 7, 2008

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    I have been losing my drive for art lately. I'm in another deep block and this time I'm not wanting to do anything. I have no clue what to draw or paint, I hate my art and style...
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 11

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    I can't draw of paint, but I put myself in every project I do . If that's not part of what an artist is surely I'm confused lol
    Princeofthesky Princeofthesky 18-21, M Oct 2

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    When I was painting, I could finish a masterpiece in a short time. As I always believe, "When you do something from the soul, it's like a river flowing", oblivious of time and...
    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    Picture Yourself ResilientBattling stress is an art- literally. Painting and drawing improve the brain's ability to bounce back under pressure, even if you're no Picasso.Paint or...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls 41-45, F 9 Responses Oct 4

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    It really gives me a headache when people say modern art is trash. I don't tell you your modern music is trash. I don't tell you your modern tv is trash. Know why? Although it's...
    VanishedDea VanishedDea 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I s e e m y b o d y a s t h e c a n v a s
    AuroraMarley00 AuroraMarley00 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am also new. My online home isn't Facebook, or Twitter, it's Deviant Art. However I don't have a lot of friends there so I thought I'd try to make some in this very welcoming...
    DrDoctorson DrDoctorson 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    Here is a short one take recording of a song idea I has last night. "Guitar and vocals" is my latest song, check it out! #MadeWithTake http://phead.mu/s/ugn2a38L
    brodieB78 brodieB78 36-40, M Oct 4

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    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...
    magicalabundance magicalabundance 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    Here's the before pic. After it comes out of the kiln it will be bright and glossy. Sweet! I'm excited.
    VanishedDea VanishedDea 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This poem is dedicated to that punk boy I've liked ever since I was in Junior High. All Settled by: DustyOldClock When he stormed into those doors, I already know who I was...
    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock 18-21, F Sep 27

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    But. I have never had much of an ability or strong interest to remember the artists and song names so it's always a bit hard for me know if I like the same songs as other people or...
    DizzyGreenEyes DizzyGreenEyes 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    Not bonding with my little boy... I've had my reborn boy for a few months now, but I'm just not bonding with him at all. He's not even got a name! He never got a name upon...
    Sundance89 Sundance89 22-25, F Oct 16

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    Hello all. This is my first time on this site. It looks interesting and like it might help me by connecting me with other sensitive people. Sometimes I feel so alone in this world...
    Shanseal Shanseal 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    Lots of songs lol I won't name them all but there are tons Sam tsui..clarity,stay with me,heart attack,and bang bang (that's not all of them it that some of them) Ariana grande...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Interview with Denise Benitez-Gonzalez aka Satana, Artist of Art of Satana By: Deanna Jaxine Stinson, Paranormal Researcher Halo Paranormal Investigations - HPI International https...
    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M Oct 4

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    I am enamored. I don't want to leave my spouse, I love my spouse. But this other man, who is married, is electrifying. He's an artist, I'm an artist. We are the best ones, love...
    ijustneedtoletitout ijustneedtoletitout 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    (I'm gonna try to not be an ******* as much as possible) I am an artist; and in art, egos can be either easily crushed, or slowly built up. I am a very passionate artist, and I've...
    endlesslygrunge endlesslygrunge 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    If your an artist then you'll understand this. But some artist can get high off of their drawings belief it or not! It's a getting in a sense of accomplishment to something which...
    Rhykker Rhykker 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Search ZoomInfo's organization directory. Our organization profiles include corporate history information, detailed...
    Keniaga838 Keniaga838 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    Professionals from your University of Leicester explained DNA from your bones matched that of descendants on the monarch's relatives.Remember to note the comments are moderated...
    Jenipe Jenipe 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    Our last day was expended looking at the breathtaking Norwegian Arctic surroundings move us by and late that evening we arrived back in Tromsø, at the end of a magical cruise...
    Jacksonpj05 Jacksonpj05 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    Jesus & Shakespeare are libraries of ideas not historic individual people? In the past individuals did not exist in the same way as today. Social groups created work and then used...
    sogdianrock sogdianrock 51-55, M Oct 4

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    So here's me roughly 10 years ago. Artist, musician, technician, teacher, touring with my band part time, working on some kids books and short movie scripts. Owned my own business...
    platoflats platoflats 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    [Verse 1] Now, this is my job, I will not quit it Pulled me out the depths when I thought that I was finished Yeah I questioned if I could go the distance That's just the work...
    Minimaxhall Minimaxhall 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 7

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    Well I did it. I took everyones advice in ILIASM, and I consulted an attorney in the event that I may need to pull the parachute on my marriage. Thank you Bazaar for hammering this...
    Jane1024 Jane1024 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 8

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    100.It's the 3rd time I am trying to write this! 99. I am afraid I will miss a number 98. I should be sleeping right now 97. I had a panic attack yesterday 96. I love science 95. I...
    sparkydream sparkydream 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    It may sound ridiculous, but it's true. I'm too weird. That's just it. That's why I'm alone all the time, that's why none of my "friends" want to hang out with me, that's why I'm...
    Skollon Skollon 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 9

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    If you hate rap music for the stories it tells, and how it's told, you don't know what life is about at its most basic form and you are a fool because of it. You don't have the...
    Gr8nsaw8S Gr8nsaw8S 22-25, M Oct 9

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    Born on Dec 23 I am a Capricorn. I don't really believe in the whole astrology thing but I believe in certain traits. As a Capricorn woman I have to admit I do have my moments...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 12

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    I'm one of those people where LIFE happens. I'll be 23 this year and still love with my parents. Before people make judgement here is my story. I did one year of college & after...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F Oct 14

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    She has threatened to EXPORT my family member in Canada. She and her she-male husband my Ex- Neighbour from Blake Lane, T1. The Threat CON Artist lives in Manassas. So as her She...
    bombaimorich bombaimorich 70+, F Oct 16

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    So, I got me a dilemma here guys. One of my high school best friends is going to have a debut party this October 25 and I am invited. The problem is she also invited her...
    rodeloves rodeloves 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 16

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    I met this guy more than a year ago. He is a photographer. I was a cosplayer at that event. When we met, he asked to take my picture and I said 'yes'. Little did I know that I'm...
    yui24 yui24 18-21, F 10 Responses a week ago

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    I am 23 years old and have suffered with emetophobia for as long as I can remember. I can recall a few instances that I can only assume it stemmed from, the main being when I got...
    sashanic0le sashanic0le 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The Haunting at Lisa Steele’s Home By Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric Detective Halo Paranormal Investigations - HPI International https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups...
    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    I think it's time I share this EP I met a girl, some 13 years ago. We met on an online forum about some artist. Our first meeting was kinda funny. Initially we kinda found each...
    pillars pillars 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    He's a pure black cat named Midnight Houdini, but we never call him by his name. Like me, he has no idea who he is. It's my fault because I've given him about a hundred stupid...
    AlaricTheWolf AlaricTheWolf 41-45, T 5 days ago

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    Fortunately, they did not puncture the animal's lung. "The injured stray has been sent to Cheap GHD Nz the Thane SPCA for treatment. We had heard of a few incidents in Andheri...
    crystalbetry031 crystalbetry031 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Okay so this all has a big ol' back story of course. It all started when my friend made me a virtual account when I was 11 or so. I enjoyed my new friends' company so much. I...
    w4steoflife w4steoflife 13-15 1 day ago

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    This isn't one of the appearance based posts in here. Probably because I don't really care much for my appearance. Anyway the love part would be the flexibility and strength that...