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Art Block

I've been struggling with my art, and I think I found the block. Fucking fucking fucking Facebook. More specifically, the app. I tend to surf FB or tumblr at work, but when I get home, I'm surfing it on my phone from the comfort of my bed. Hell, even BEFORE I get home, I'm on the damn app. I'm on the app on the bus, in the car, at the cafe (if nobody's around to talk to).

It's my only serious addiction, and I don't know how to break from it. It's my only means of keeping in touch with a lot of my friends (and I don't use FB to collect them - I know 99.9% of my FB friends from outside FB). I feel like I miss out on important things without it. I may at some point try to make a filtered list to keep in contact with only a couple of friends who post actual statuses (everyone just re-shares shit - I wish there was a filter for just status updates). But it's so hard.

It's killed my momentum for making art so much that the only thing that will get me to make art again is by buying new supplies - totally unnecessary supplies, too. I wanted a new watercolour kit and got one, but I feel a bit unsatisfied with it. It's okay, but I like what I had before, so now I'm carrying around both. Maybe I should switch back to my bigger bag.

I started working on a fan-art to get me riled up again. I'm drawing Fionna vs. the Ice Queen from Adventure Time. My current watercolour pad is too small for the two of them on the same sheet, so I'm doing them separately (which is a pretty good idea, so far, and I wonder if I should do this more often to keep from overcrowding the page with pencil marks).

Ugh... this is so overly off-the-cuff. I apologize for my jumbley thought mess.

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kurikuribebi
Feb. 26th, 2016 02:10 am (UTC)
Delete the app. I had to.
diello
Feb. 26th, 2016 02:20 pm (UTC)
Mere hours after I deleted it, I was already going through withdrawals! I was bitching all night about being bored and wanting to put the app back on. "JUST FOR A FEW MINUTES!" I said!
But I finally got some bedroom and office cleaning done, and finished an art piece! It's gonna be rough...
pax_athena
Feb. 27th, 2016 05:50 am (UTC)
This is perhaps the main reason why I have to FB app on my phone. And no LJ. Or twitter. My phone is like: naked. (But I guess it will not stay this way forever ...)
diello
Mar. 4th, 2016 05:34 pm (UTC)
I just got a new one the other day and decided to manually transfer apps to it, so I was very strict with what I let come back over, so I nix'd a bunch of games and time-vampire apps.
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