Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Happy Independence Day!

LIFE updates! Usually I post something in May every year about my progressions, however this year it came and went without any acknowledgment. Lately, I’ve been having some mental health issues which in turn makes it very difficult for me to find the motivation to get up and make any sort of art. I’ve probably been feeling this way for a few years and it’s just now escalating to the point where it has become a major issue. Exhaustion isn’t good. I have recently discovered the cause of my depressions and anxieties and will be changing it very soon. I can’t announce it just yet, but I’m so looking forward to the change. I haven’t been this ecstatic over something in a very long time.

I feel like since I’ve graduated I’ve discovered more of what I don’t want to do than what I DO want to do. I’m still trying to strive to live by “do what you love,” however, I’m realizing that having the FREEDOM to do what I love is almost as important if not more important. And staying in a position that strangles my ability to do that is wrong. Why should I sacrifice my life and well being to something that diminishes me on the inside and does not allow me to grow? I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching recently, and a lot of discovering what I don’t want to be doing.

Changes are scary. But doesn’t that mean that we’re growing? If I wasn’t scared, it would be too easy. Not that I don’t want things to be easy (I’d much rather live without conflict, but I have been recently and have been miserable), but I think it will be a good challenge. I am PURSUING HAPPINESS. My heart feels so full to be discovering where I belong.

All that being said, watch this space for more updates and probably some more art! I’ve been working on a few ideas and am pretty excited to share them.


New Year, New Update

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So I suppose this blog is a year old.  Happy birthday  Me?

This image is clearly how I feel right now.  This is the last semester of my college career and the question "What are you going to do after you graduate?" continuously pops up in conversation.  The image says it all: "I have no fucking clue what the hell I'm going to do after graduation (but beer and snacks help)."

I apologize for not updating last semester.  Things got in the way.  I really hope to plan a post on everything I made during Fall of 2012.  I also plan to post on my recent adventure to The National Needlearts Association Tradeshow that I attended last weekend!

Hopefully as I ease into this semester more I will be able to post more and post in progress images of my projects I'm working on.  My Senior Exhibition class this semester should aid in getting myself more motivated to write and keep you updated on my artist life.

Until then...!