I have no intentions of leaving da. I didn't want the last journal post to read that way. I am disappointed that Greg left but I understand why he felt frustrated and maybe in the end decided that a community like this wasn't where he wanted to focus his energies anymore...it happens and sometimes people have a change of heart. I don't know Greg at all so my perspective is only one of a fan, like most people here.
I have been really busy and working a lot on my skills....the last year has really been devoted to learning for me. I needed to step back a little and basically look at my work, my goals, what I felt I was doing right and wrong...and refocus. I think taking some time to reflect is very important...especially for longevity doing art./ I know sometimes people want to post everything little thing they do whether it's twitter, facebook, tumblr or da..... (not talking art, but I mean verbally saying "I am working on this, and I am developing this, please support this, check out, this....and I have never felt so inspired or I have never been more frustrated"..whatever the case may be a the moment.
I was just over talking about things...I like to have fun, and to be honest the constant chatter online as an artist I think can be one of the greatest things...but it's also one of the worst...obviously it depends on your goals, and focus at the moment...during a learning curve you might want to be constantly turning over stones to see what's under things, or other times...you want to only focus on your own work and could care less what anyone else on the planet is doing with their work.....that's not always a bad thing. Coming up in a studio environment once I was working professionally....was interesting. Drawing for me, was always me by myself, doing what I wanted....I have decent imagination, a lot of self-motivation, and when I am determined to do something...it will get done....but I found working in a studio sometimes like...sensory overload..which I think online can be also.....if you want to do one thing...and each day you see 100 things that totally go a different way...it's just diluting your ideas...or could.
I wasn't suffering with really any of these symptoms because I know myself well enough to know when it's my time...or a more global, reaching out time.
anyway the main point was...my absence here has only been me working on my art. My hope was/is to be back posting maybe in 2 more months....something like that. I am working on a few things but wanted a nice chunk of work completed and then I figured I could start enjoying the collective experience a little more....
there's some good information in this journal....don't gloss over what I am saying...I've seen and worked around a lot of artists...I think now online it's one of the greatest times for artist who know themselves, and for those that don't....this might be the worst times ever.
I have some cool polls and stuff I wanted to bounce off a people...I've been getting into a lot of new stuff, and was very curious of what people here have been vibing off...lots of surprises coming trust me, it will be fun!