Is it possible that self expression can be through everyday thoughts and actions that only affect a small part of making your life complete? Is working hard toward achieving a long-term goal a form of self expression, too? Or, is the only way to truly express yourself through artistic outlets like fashion, music, and art?
I don't have as much time as I'd like to be on deviantART or to be creating art. I recently made a few paintings inspired by Salvidor Dali and have been working on some light-up sculptures, but haven't really gotten back into that much. When I was younger, I was in many art classes in school, I painted, drew, and sculpted all the time, now, I can barely find enough motivation to doodle on scrap-paper while I'm on my lunch break. For me, life has changed so much as I've gotten older and have more responsibilities -- two dogs, two houses, a committed relationship, work, family, etc. It's not even like I'm in a rutt, because I'm happy with where I am and what's going on. I just wonder if I've lost interest in expressing myself through art -- or expressing myself at all. I used to have a ton of piercings and my hair was always a different color. Now, I can't even wear my piercings to work and my hair has been "normal" for almost a year.
I think the way I choose to express myself now is by preparing myself for the future and making plans for the life I want to have, not just for living in the moment.
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