When I first began writing and creating art, my reasoning behind it was to see if I actually could, if I had anything to say that folks might enjoy. I wanted to give something back to our community in appreciation of everything I myself had found beautiful.|
No one was more surprised than me to find I actually got it right now and then, and to be able to give even this small thing, to bring someone a smile along the way was the greatest joy I could ever have imagined.
Somewhere along the way, though, my sense of self worth became inseparable from what I do, and too often, severe doubt crept in. I became too attached to the outcome.
There are people who have never failed to encourage me (you know who you are) and have literally kept me going when I wondered if what I was doing had deteriorated into nothing more than words or images on the page. For them, I will be forever thankful.
That being said, I have decided to go back to the very foundations of who I am, and shutting down commentary on my submissions here is the method I have chosen to keep myself on track. I will be rebuilding my gallery from the ground up, so it may take a little while for things to be back in their proper places.
There will be no more submissions which are expressly adult in nature (specifically Blood Bond, Stones, and Feed the Rain) but you will be able to find those elsewhere.
Above all things, I thank you for reading (and for looking at my art attempts) and I hope you will find something here that brightens a day that may otherwise not have been going so well.