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artblocked, indeed


Taka Nuvia

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The best thing I can say right now is that the breaks between my blog entries are much, much longer than the breaks between my artistic endeavours (please imagine those two words in a more sarcastic tone). Wish I knew what was the problem, but sitting down to draw is no longer as easy nor natural as it used to be. Mostly, I am afraid, I think. Afraid of what I create not lining up with what I had in mind (a given, if I rarely try my hands at it.) Afraid of only being able to produce slightly off, slightly nightmarish vent art when really all I want to do is draw pretty things to distract myself from what's causing the vent arts in the first place.

Especially the latter point.

So what am I doing to combat that, and the accompanying feelings of hopelessness?

Two things, mostly. One is working on my mental health and resilience. Times are bad still, but I don't want to let that crush me. The other thing is moving to other creative things to do in the meantime - I've taken up crocheting, darning and other mending techniques, and painting. To keep my hands occupied, and have something to show by the end of the day, something tangible, a proof of my tiny existence in that miniscule time frame that I'm around for.

Because things will get better again.
They always do.

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Hope things get better your way and many airhugs!

PS: I've been admiring your keen Discord flower profile picture bunches, if that's by you!
:)

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On 8/18/2022 at 4:55 PM, Mushy the Mushroom said:

Hope things get better your way and many airhugs!

PS: I've been admiring your keen Discord flower profile picture bunches, if that's by you!
:)

Aw, thank you so much!

And yea, that's by me, albeit a slightly older painting. Still, gouache is so much fun to use...

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