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How to create headspace to work on your art
Motivation is outdated, overrated and to be frank... big pile of... There were many books already written about that. The most recent one was Mel Robbins "5 second rule" about that. Highly recommended read.
To wait for motivation is like saying " I will work when it strikes me... so once in a week... month... year" "I will work when I feel like it tomorrow". What will you do when the muse will never come ? How you will practice in meantime, how you will grow your skills? 
It baffles me. How could we, as artists, collectively agreed to work after motivation sparks. How could we not discarded it as a flawless way of thinking? If we just change word "artist" with "computer scientist" it suddenly starts to  sound ridiculous. Saying "I won't work today ... I am not motivated" suddenly became this "get out of jail" card. Other people will just nod head with face expressing full understanding. 
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Destiny Lauritsen
United States
Current Residence: Idaho, USA
Weird.  It appears my last few journals have mysteriously disappeared.  I know I've been absent awhile but not so long as 2009; more like... 2013?  Okay, that's still bad. ^^'

I've missed this place.  The last few years have been a swirl of activity and DA once again took a backseat while I was focused on building my freelance illustration business and juggling other responsibilities.  But life is feeling more settled, now, and I'm so excited to get reacquainted with this community.

Looking forward to catching up with everyone!  Happy 2016!

P.S.  Sorry if this shows up in your inbox several times-- the journal utility hates me. ^^'


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Starfire-Productions Featured By Owner Edited Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Baby Groot thanks you for the llama :)

Happy new year!
AnonTheDarkOne Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait...I already gave you a llama? Lol I've noticed I've been coming across dA pages that I've already given lama's to and I don't remember doing it XD. Makes sense considering how many people are on this site. Anyway sorry for random comment. Insomnia and all that jazz. Have a nice day though :).
Dalliann Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017
:giggle:  You have a nice day, too! :)
AnonTheDarkOne Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :hug:
SkyGiratina00 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really appreciate your watch cherry blossom Little Shy Bready   
Here are my others if you wanna check out^^ 

.:Bullet:. Patreon Patreon   Instagram New Icon Instagram  Tumblr Icon Tumblr  
N-y-g-m-a Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017
Thanks for the llama!
Have a nice day/evening!
Dalliann Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017
You're welcome-- and thank you, too! :heart:
N-y-g-m-a Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017
You're welcome :3
Kynay-Stuff Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, u have so nice arts. I think u dont want at so i will watch u and have a nice day. ^^
Dalliann Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017
Hi!  Thank you so much for your kind comments and the Watch-- I appreciate it!  I love the bright colors you use in your art-- very pretty! :heart:
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