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Journal Entry: Fri Aug 7, 2015, 9:16 AM

Hello everyone! It has been a while since I updated my journal here. I haven't been a lot active on dA lately. I have just been uploading art on and off and disappearing. Those of you who follow me on facebook mostly know what I've been up to. For those who don't this is what has been going on.

I have lately been falling in love with art again and rediscovering it. After a while on dA, I started to realize that this was becoming more of a popularity contest. Getting less to hardy any faves started to become upsetting. And because I usually tried to create from my heart and what was not hot and popular at the time, it got a bit more upsetting. So, slowly I just started to drift away from the community. Now, I would really like to put this out there: if not for dA, I would never have gotten this far. I have made some great friends here and constantly find a lot of inspiration. There are some absolutely outstanding artists here. However, one flip-side to it is that seeing everyone create almost the same art over and over gets very limiting to the creative process. 

Traditional art has been my first love and I have lately started to walk back towards it. This time, in colors! I have just started exploring watercolors, did a disastrous oil painting and plan on exploring all kinds of different mediums. Of course this is a process and is going to take a while before I get any good at it, but I am really enjoying the act of just creating without giving too much thought to how many likes or faves I get. Worrying about whether people will like my work or not was creating a big hindrance in the creative process. Stopping to care about it so much about it and just create is really, really liberating. Art has started to become something divine. I have realized that it can be rather selfish and self-entitled of us to expect the praise on our art. That is other people's job. Ours it to be true to our work and just create. 

I have been watching some documentaries of famous artists too and Vincent Van Gogh's story is one of my favorites. There were no likes back then, no social media, and people didn't really appreciate his art too much even otherwise. On top of that, he had such a tormented life. But did he stop creating? No! He moved from place to place, created art everywhere he went, remained true to his soul's calling not worrying how people perceived his work. He most certainly needs no introduction now. 

So yes, I have been painting and been doing book cover commissions. Even got my first watercolor commission! (Yay!) :dance:

I miss interacting with my dA pals. What have you all been up to? If you'd like to share your art with me, something I might have missed out or just say hi, please post a comment or reach out to me however you like. Any of you who looking for a mentor please let me know. I am always here to help. And by here, I mean facebook mostly. 

Peace! :peace:

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Vanish - Kat Von D
  • Reading: My own journal
  • Watching: Harry Potter
  • Playing: With my achy breaky heart
  • Eating: Instant noodles!
  • Drinking: Warm water with honey *cough*


Renu Sharma
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Wow, i really love your bookcover!!
Wed Feb 18, 2015, 3:35 AM
Awesome art. Well done.
Wed Sep 10, 2014, 2:40 AM
Great gallery! Keep it up! +watch :)
Sat Apr 19, 2014, 1:17 PM
Hi there, I love your work. I sent a note a while back about my group. Just letting you know it's an open invitation if you ever decide to join. Thanks for sharing your amazing work!
Mon Mar 31, 2014, 12:53 PM
Thanks for the points; I'm not sure why you gave me them, but :hug: anyway.
Thu Jan 23, 2014, 7:52 AM
awesome work
Sat Nov 16, 2013, 11:49 AM
congratulations on gaining seniority!!
Wed Aug 7, 2013, 6:19 AM
Congratz on your Senorityship!
Wed Aug 7, 2013, 6:15 AM
Absolutely perfect! Brilliant!
Sun May 26, 2013, 12:00 PM
dance like no one is watching or glitter will be used on you!
Fri Mar 29, 2013, 7:31 PM
fantasbulous works dear
Wed Feb 13, 2013, 2:56 AM
epic artwork girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tue Feb 12, 2013, 3:39 PM
You are seriously an incredible artist.
Mon Jan 7, 2013, 4:26 PM
I think your work as absolutely amazing! Please never stop what you're doing. :)
Wed Dec 5, 2012, 4:49 PM
I wish i could visit INDIA!!!
Mon Oct 29, 2012, 10:52 PM
You think you got this?!?!?! you ain't got nothing! NOTHING!!! james bond can kick chuck norris's ass!
Mon Oct 29, 2012, 10:51 PM
love your work
Sat Aug 4, 2012, 7:21 AM
Girrrrrl, your art is badass
Tue Jul 31, 2012, 9:30 PM
Everything about this gallery is beautiful, including you! :3 Lovely work! ^_^
Tue Jul 31, 2012, 6:41 PM
Amazing gallery :woohoo:
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xxxRubensxxx Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have amazing gallery :)
Bluefiregrl Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow you have really great stuff
Lexi247 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Just stopping by to say hello :hug: Have a wonderful day!
TheGhostSiren Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for favoring my work :blackrose:
transe Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015   General Artist
Thank you for all the faves! :thanks:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank YOU for the beautiful art. :love:
TheSecretIsMine Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
I just had to stop by here and make sure to tell you that I am in completely in love with your gallery!
I adore your work! You're a real inspiration :heart:
Thank you for making such beautiful creations, you are very talented :hug:
All the best!
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am really glad you like my work.
TheGhostSiren Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for favoring my work :blackrose:
dreamswoman Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the :+fav:! :hug:
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