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I'm making progress!

I moved quite a bit to scraps, deleted other stuff, and reorganised some things. I'll keep working on it throughout the week. Its very odd to look back and realise how disorganised I was. I still am in many ways but as I've grown and gone through adult life, everything has come together a lot more. I've also become a lot healthier mentally. I think that in a lot of the content I had my mental state and quality of life were reflected in what I made and what I posted.

One thing I've noticed in my old gallery is that I posted a lot of personal pictures that were better fit for facebook or a photo album. Some weren't even that great and probably should have never been posted here OR on facebook, honestly. I suppose I used to think of this site as a way of sharing my life with online friends. And to a point that is true, but it also has to be in an artistic way. I also posted a lot of unfinished work in the main gallery, which I see now as incredibly lame. I have always had talent artistically, but I have no problem admitting that a lot of it sucked and should have been stuck in the scrapbook!

I plan on posting better quality FINISHED art, and photographs moving forward. Anything unfinished will go in the scrapbook. I hope that for anyone who still follows me, that this proves to be a better experience with my gallery.

I hope everyone is well!
  • Mood: Pleased
  • Reading: Stan: The Awakening
  • Drinking: Iced coffee
I haven't been drawing or painting much lately. I should be practicing to improve but I am generally not inspired. I feel like I've made it habit to just give up before trying.

I've been focusing on Steve, the kids, the cats, blogging, and gardening, which isn't a bad thing per se...I just feel that I need to make room in my schedule for art before I lose too much interest. Although, I don't think I could ever stop loving art. I just question where my passion for it went.

Anyways, I'll start doodling in an art journal to help. I'm hoping this will become a better habit instead of being unsatisfied with what I make and being overly critical of myself. I'll probably post progress. I really should clean up my gallery. One thing at a time I suppose.

We're going to Chicago tomorrow. I'll be taking pictures! That may be nice to post. In fact, as far as taking pretty photos goes, I've been doing that still. Instagram and blogging helps keep me motivated for that!
  • Mood: Distracted
  • Reading: Stan by Richard Wold
  • Drinking: Iced coffee


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Ashley Lindgren
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Currently using mypaint, and a tablet. Sometimes I post photos or traditional art.

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formspring: ashleywold

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JackEmerald Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Happy Birthday ^-^
ashleylindgren Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! How are you? ^_^
JackEmerald Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
I've been well, thanks :D I went to an anime convention last month XD I'm doing alright. ^-^

How have you been? ~hugs tight~
ashleylindgren Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*hug* I've been very well! Just busy with life hence my lengthy breaks from dA.

Which anime convention did you go to? :o
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saltygambler Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Thanks for the watch! :heart:
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