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I Am In Artist's Block

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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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    >.< 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    if there's a writer and artist's block then why can't there be such a phrase for data analysts i've been staring at a raw data for days, i know what to do with it... but my brain...
    twobee twobee 26-30, F Apr 4

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    I am an artist's model so I have been drawn, painted and sculpted by fine artists. This topic brought to mind how often us models are the subject of amateur art. When I work with...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    Music Is my escape from the world around me. When I listen to Lea Michele, The Wanted, or any other artist on my playlist it makes me ahoy and relives me from any stress or...
    TheCupcakeQueen TheCupcakeQueen 13-15, F Apr 9

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    This is as cheesy as it gets but art is life. I highly doubt I would live long without some way of being creative. With art, I have no one to impress but myself. So there's no...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F Apr 7

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    Interview with Kilo Kapa-nel, Artist at Mobfioso Music Entertainment Interviewed by Deanna Jaxine Stinson – HPI Assistant Journalist Distributed by Paul Dale Roberts, HPI...
    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M Apr 12

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    Aerosolgraphia artist. In other words spray paint artist. I'm teaching myself. 2nd "season" of doing it. I say season because it's not something you can do in the winter because...
    Anonymousboy777 Anonymousboy777 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    But no one appreciates my work. I've recently joined an art website where I could upload and post some of my artwork, but for some reason, every time I go on there, I just feel so...
    Horselover29 Horselover29 13-15 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I'm the type of artist who never likes her own works. I always criticize myself harsh and tell myself that there's always more room for improvements. I feel like when people...
    XXXPOT XXXPOT 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    This profile of a skull took roughly ten hours to draw; it's a three foot by three foot compressed charcoal drawing on butcher paper. This is the piece I'm most proud of and it was...
    yesdni yesdni 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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    I am very particular when it comes to the quality of the sound.. better if the track was downloaded from iTunes Store cuz it has license attached to it when you purchase it. I...
    heymoxx heymoxx 26-30, M Mar 27

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    Ok so I've been tattooing for quite a while now..how likely will I be able to get an apprenticeship so I can get licensed or what steps should I take since I didn't receive formal...
    InkMommy InkMommy 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    My latest piece. Not the best. But it's sprung ideas.
    SassySam77 SassySam77 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 27

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    I had both backs of my thighs done tonight with big fancy script under my bum reading, "A Pirate's Life for Me". It looks so good!! Perfect size and location to mimic the look of...
    princessbumbleB princessbumbleB 26-30, F Mar 27

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    It's in my blood. I paint, draw, sculpt etc.
    grilledcheesegirl grilledcheesegirl 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    And my aunt wants me to illustrate some of her children's books but I don't feel like I'm good enough for that... I'm not good at coloring and I still need a lot of practice, but...
    Naxxaras Naxxaras 16-17, F 7 Responses Mar 31

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    What i like more is a sweet cute picture in it. I'm secretly want to be an artist for children books...Do you have a right word for that?
    Iamlostlamvain Iamlostlamvain 22-25 Apr 1

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    Here's doodle 1. Read my previous experience if confused.
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Frequently Asked Questions for Etch-A-Sketch Technical Support : Q: My Etch-A-Sketch has all of these funny little lines all over the screen. A: Pick it up and shake it. Q: How...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I love playing on drums ( conga) and singing at wedding celebrations and other kind of events, but am out of idea's
    blackmombazo blackmombazo 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I got my first job as an artist's model as a 19 year old and it was all about the money. Soon I found out how much I loved being a model. I am comfortable nude, but also really...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I am an artist and have often attended figure drawing classes. I love when there is a male model. It's much more challenging to get the body right when working with a male than a...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M Apr 8

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    I grew up in a modest home where nudity was not part of the routine. I have a brother who is one year older than me and I never even saw him nude until we happened to have P.E...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M Apr 11

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    A New Large-Bodied Oviraptorosaurian Theropod Dinosaur from the Latest Cretaceous of Western North America - aka "The Chicken From Hell"...Bones from this fossil were found years...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    I am very envious of in shape guys with hairy chests. I like looking at them and enjoy running my hands through it when I am in bed with a man who has one. I have an almost...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M Apr 8

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    Here is my most embarrassing nude story. My wife and I were visiting her parents. It was the morning after our arrival and we were asleep when the smoke alarm went off. I jumped...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M Apr 9

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    I am an artist's model so I am accustomed to bring nude while everyone else is dressed, with the exception if I am posing with other models. Being a figure model has also lead to...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Pay tribute to these people,as you wander down the trail Their cherishing of wilderness is why the trees above prevail. By giving sanctuary to nature,the artist's brush is freed To...
    webalias3 webalias3 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    I'm a Psycho Artist - Clooney ( omg i'm in love with this song) I'm a psycho I do what I like oh I got one loose screw better watch your back I'm a psycho You can't deny no I'm as...
    shawny97 shawny97 16-17, M Apr 8

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    Interview with Kiovonni Lyles, Hip Hop Artist & Photographer By Deanna Jaxine Stinson - HPI Webmaster / HPI Journalist Assistant Distributed by Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric...
    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    about art. One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art. — Oscar Wilde To a true artist only that face is beautiful which, quite apart from its exterior, shines...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Mar 25

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    I had modeling jobs the past three nights. I usually don't do that to myself, but decided to to for it. One day at a community art center, one with a professional artist and...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    A woman goes into a tattoo parlor and says "I want a tattoo of ELVIS on the inside of my right thigh." The artist says "No Problem, get undressed and lay on the table." When he is...
    steve7000 steve7000 36-40 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I hate my mother because she's always messing up my life. I'm not saying this in an angsty teenage way, I'm saying the truth and it's not just my life she's messed up. We're a...
    ChocolateCoveredKFC ChocolateCoveredKFC 13-15, F 21 hrs ago

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    Despite meticulous planning, things still have the tendency to go awry during a wedding. However, there are ways to avoid or cope with these unexpected disasters.Listed below are...
    hemasbags hemasbags 26-30, F Apr 4

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    Easily several of the coders and also selections responding to frizzy hair this year function; michael kors tote bags,Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Anna Sui, Payment Blass...
    xiaojun2014 xiaojun2014 22-25, F Apr 7

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    Why I don't have Tattoos: Tats are a personal choice. I like some tattoos. Not everyone who has tats are smart, dumb, cool, holy, evil, etc. I don't judge books by covers. Tats...
    CKastellanos CKastellanos 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    The Artist You are a gifted artist or musician (though your talents may be dormant right now). You enjoy spending your free time in nature. You are good with animals and children...
    geekoftheweek geekoftheweek 26-30, F Mar 28

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    This career choice seems a little far fetched, and quite frankly, with the 2d medium dying, it seems like there is little hope, unless one is interested in creating a show for...
    folkishedpagan folkishedpagan 22-25 4 days ago

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    (Another piece from my old profile that I was fortunately to find. Hope you like it.) I consider myself a lover of music and this leads to an element of snobbery on my part...
    PoeticTorture PoeticTorture 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 20

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNvio92xvck I'm In Love With A Stri-pper T-Pain lyrics Artist: T-Pain Album: Rappa Ternt Sanga Year: 2005 [Intro] Godd-amn Lil Mama U know u...
    FoxxySilverCrow FoxxySilverCrow 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I drown myself in music all the time. I feel like I can do anything when I'm listening to music, anything. I love anything I can relate to. So that's many songs but I could never...
    silentlyhurtingeveryday silentlyhurtingeveryday 13-15, F Mar 23

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    Some people say "It's just a stage" or "Just be happy!". Well, you see, those people don't understand nothing is ever quite that simple. Depression is like an itch, or a little...
    YoureAllMurderers YoureAllMurderers 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    ‘Noah’ Spurs Debate Pitting Art Vs. BibleWith the release of the movie Noah a couple of weeks away, the waters of controversy are already rising fast. I’ve seen...
    WilliamC WilliamC 61-65, M Mar 26

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    You know I'm crushed out on you, you alone If I thought you had my number I'd stay home by the phone Day and night I sit and wait for you to call me But only time will show how far...
    SylenaEverlasting SylenaEverlasting 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 26

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