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Visions from a Black Hole Soul

Outer Space. Grotesqueries. Art. Creative Writing. Francophilia. Eroticism. Pop Culture. Melancholy. Sarcasm. Wanderlust. Transgression. Overactive Imagination. Displacement. Reinvention.
Jul 23 '14
"Although many writers had had periods of significant depression, mania, or hypomania, they were consistently appealing, entertaining, and interesting people. They had led interesting lives, and they enjoyed telling me about them as much as I enjoyed hearing about them. Mood disorders tend to be episodic, characterized by relatively brief periods of low or high mood lasting weeks to months, interspersed with long periods of normal mood (known as euthymia to us psychiatrists). All the writers were euthymic at the time that I interviewed them, and so they could look back on their periods of depression or mania with considerable detachment. They were also able to describe how abnormalities in mood state affected their creativity. Consistently, they indicated that they were unable to be creative when either depressed or manic."
The relationship between creativity and mental illness – a fascinating study based on writers from the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Kurt Vonnegut was among the subjects. (via explore-blog)
Jul 23 '14
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Shameless Plug: Get more notes on Tumblr

I need this today. I still worry if people will like my art. I should care more about whether I like MY art.

myfairytaleeverafter:

More?

Shameless Plug: Get more notes on Tumblr

I need this today. I still worry if people will like my art. I should care more about whether I like MY art.

Jul 23 '14
Jul 22 '14

Self-Portraits
February 2014 (Pencil) vs July 2014 (Colored Pencils)
Journal paper

Jul 22 '14

A Selection of SketchDaily Submissions (July 2014)

— I started on the 1st of July. I tried my hand at digital art and sucked. :p Here are my favorite works. I’ll be posting them on Tumblr as I draw…

Jul 22 '14

Reddit Gets Drawn Submissions (June 2014)

— This was my tri-weekly drawing practice for last month. I was going to queue them…but I’d really rather just dump them in a lump. :) I’ll be making better ones soon, anyway.

The moderators chose my portrait of u/Garbanian, the bearded drag queen, as a favorite. :3 *proud*

Jul 22 '14
"Carla," Soft Pastels, A4 (2014)

— My first paid commission. :) I loved drawing it because of all the tattoos. I sent it all the way to Sweden. Good times

"Carla," Soft Pastels, A4 (2014)

— My first paid commission. :) I loved drawing it because of all the tattoos. I sent it all the way to Sweden. Good times

Jul 22 '14
Sad Girl, Colored Pencils, 12”x18” (April 2014)

— Again, copied off Harper’s Bazaar. I used Faber-Castell pencils and regular sketchpaper.

Sad Girl, Colored Pencils, 12”x18” (April 2014)

— Again, copied off Harper’s Bazaar. I used Faber-Castell pencils and regular sketchpaper.

Jul 22 '14

Random Paintings 2013-present

— I didn’t finish a lot of them. Haha

Jul 22 '14
"Jessica," Colored Pencils, 8.5x11 (2014)

— My first commission for a friend. Actually, it was more of an art swap. :) Yay!

"Jessica," Colored Pencils, 8.5x11 (2014)

— My first commission for a friend. Actually, it was more of an art swap. :) Yay!

Jul 22 '14
"Queen Beekeeper," Oil Pastels on Felt Paper

— based on a 2005 picture of an Alexander McQueen collection featured in Harper’s Bazaar.

"Queen Beekeeper," Oil Pastels on Felt Paper

— based on a 2005 picture of an Alexander McQueen collection featured in Harper’s Bazaar.

Jul 22 '14

My Personal Journal Sketches 2013-Present — These are people I value and respect. It became my random thing to sketch them.

Jul 22 '14

Major Artworks 2013 — these were done the summer I had my eyes lasered. The workshop was the turning point that showed me I should pursue art as a career.

Jul 22 '14

Just a bit of a heads up…

I’m turning this tumblr into my art x artspo blog. And I will soon flood your feed with my artwork.

Yay.

Feb 14 '14

(Source: psychofactz)