Hi guys! It's been a long time since I submitted a journal.
Those (wonderful) few of you who still keep an eye on me may have noticed how large the gab in between pieces has grown. And how, despite the length, the quality of my art has fallen...deeply. I hardly put any effort into my sketches anymore, and I've grown very lazy about my entire creative and artistic process.
I'd blame it all on school, and it is a large part, but I think a lot of it has to do with my own growth. Some of you may know that I attend a boarding school, which is more than just a school where one lives. It really is a far more rigorous schedule and workload - my day begins at 6:30 am and ends around 11:00 pm. Granted, not all of that time is spent in classes, but the little free time I have outside of the school day is spent studying or doing homework or preparing for other functions. It may not seem like a lot to some of you out there - but for me, it's exhausting. But I'd rather be nowhere else.
I've lost a lot of my original interest in the internet, in particular dA, roleplaying, and recently even Tumblr. I've grown so much in terms of sociality and emotional intelligence. I no longer need the internet to escape, and at this point I think it's just holding me back from growing more.
I still love drawing, I do. I'd never stop. But I just don't think I need dA to motivate me anymore. I don't need an audience, y'know? I have to learn to draw for myself, when I have the time - which is usually scarce these days.
I'm going to back off of a few websites, some permanently. I can't know how I'll feel about it in a few weeks or months, but at this point in time, my leave from dA is not permanent. I'll visit from time to time. But it won't be my homepage any longer, alrighty? Alright.
I'll still be reachable via my tumblr - cats-foot.tumblr.com
. There won't be much art, but I'm most active there.