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Marla Johnson
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I will admit to those that used to or maybe watch me: I no longer draw or create on a regular basis. 

There are many reasons why one stops the creative process and unfortunately, I ran into a lot of constraints, changes, and situations that changed my perspective and direction in not only my professional life but in my personal life as well.  

While I am happy to say I am in a "better place" in life and am still working to improve my life, I will say that with the discovery of this "better place", the art I was making had turned into an entity that no longer fit with with or aligned with my overall life goals.  I refuse to give into that aspect because my future life means a lot to me and getting on that path means even more.  While I am able to draw/paint/create anytime I want, doing it everyday and every moment, I felt was taking away from more important things to me - a social life, friends, developing as a person, enjoying the outdoors, enjoying my family, learning about myself, improving my mentality and my physicality.   

My argument is basically this:  Life is meant to be lived within the reasons that are morally and ethically positive to yourself.  You set your own path.  

I wasn't living life before and I am now.  Art and creating will always be a part of me, but within reason. It no longer is the center of my life and I am trying to feel okay with that, because I feel like it's the right choice. 

I will draw, paint, and create again.  However, I believe it will come when the time is right.  I'm not going to force it and I refuse to allow it to be the center of my life again because there are so much other things that can make up my life. Art has the right to be in there, but it doesn't have the right to take over everything in order to exist.
  • Listening to: Relaxing Music
  • Reading: What you should know about Project Management
  • Watching: My Little Pony: Friendship is magic
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Orange Juice and Water

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Mrs-SaxoBeat Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the faves!
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WhiteBook Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thank you ever so much for faving my work :blowkiss:
jeffzz111 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks :highfive:
gwdill Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Awesome artwork!
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