I have to say thanks again for this wonderful website. In my case it has reawakened the Artist within me that had to step off while career and real life responsibilities took over.
When I was in High School I had to decide if I wanted to pursue becoming and Artist, an Architect, or an Engineer of some kind. I settled on the computer field because I enjoyed it and it was in huge demand. From time to time I have found a way to sit down and create some artwork but I have always wondered what I might have done if I had just gone for it. I don't regret my choices but my creative side has always given me an edge.
At that time I did not want to be "another starving artist". I wanted to be able to support a family so I became a software developer. I did that for 15 years until several years ago I decided on a change and became a small business owner. I now work for myself, keep strange hours and feel a lot less stressed. I don't miss Corporate America at all. Not that this economy doesn't make it a bit rough but that's another story.
Point is, walking these virtual hallways I find my creative juices going absolutely wild and I now have several creative projects going at once. I just want to say thanks again to everyone who makes this site such a great place. I hope that I can help inspire someone else in like manner.
-Dream because if you don't...well what's the point?
My Finished Maps | My Challenge Maps | Ghoraja Juun, my largely stagnated campaign setting.
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What a wonderful post! You are so not alone in your history..I think many of us (actually me) are frustrated artists.
Nicely said, Jax. I feel exactly the same way but never knew how to say it. I'll also say that you are one of the dudes who makes this site kick so much booty so keep up the great work and the good feedback.
If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
-J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atom bomb) alluding to The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 11, Verse 32)
My Maps ~ My Brushes ~ My Tutorials ~ My Challenge Maps
Inspiration and perspiration are said to be what's needed to get ahead. This site excels at the inspiration part. It's up to the each of us to do the perspiration part.
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