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I don't know how many of you guys followed me over from my old account and I dunno for how long you followed me for, but back in the day, I use to blog a lot when I was in Germany. It was a really hard time for me, and dA was a way of letting me get myself out there. I was sad and angry and vulnerable in the way I could not be in front of my host family or peers. And in times when I felt the most alone, some of you guys cared enough to read my woes and even comment on it. You don't even know how much I appreciated that kind of support during those times. Surprisingly, the more I wrote, the more people seemed to respond to my vulnerability.

Something I realized recently is that, its the vulnerability that makes people care about you. I recently came across an artist blog in which this guy would just write and draw little comics of his life and there was so much of him in his art! It was really amazing because I felt like I really knew this guy all from reading his blog. That's something I realized that I craved from artists that I like. Often times I would go through their dAs or tumblr profiles in search of a real person behind the art. I don't know if you guys know what I mean... These days, no one is really known by who they are as a real person or what they're going through in real life. They are only known by their art and that is who they are.

I want to be known by not just my art, but as a real person too. I think that is something I am going to revisit again with this dA account. I want to blog about my life and the things I'm going through. I want you guys to connect with me on something beyond this site. And I want to be open with my life and really put my heart out there. I know this is really cheesy, but I've been feeling really disconnected with people lately.

I just want to let you know that, if you comment, I may not answer, but I will always read what you say. With all that said, I leave with this inspirational video: www.ted.com/talks/amanda_palme…

Thanks for reading. <3
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Rin-Uzuki Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a damn sweet speech.
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kmwoot Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student
Thanks. :>
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lychi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
I appreciate that you're writing these journals! I've watched both those TED talks quite a while ago and since then I've been trying on and off to let myself be more vulnerable as well, but it's a tough battle. It's quite inspiring to see that you're blogging about your situation and trying to make progress.
That said, thanks for sharing, and we should catch up sometime~!! :D
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kmwoot Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student
Augh! TED talks is changing my life man! Yeah, its definitely a really hard thing to do, but such a necessity... And this blog will help me! You should blog too.. Hahaha.

But yeah man. We should catch up! Just yesterday, I was walking up the stairs at CalArts and I don't know if it was the heat from outside or something, but I was hit was a sudden nostalgia of CSSSA. XD
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lychi Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Let's share our favorite TED talks later! And yeah, I get nostalgic about CSSSA every now and then as well. Wish something like that still exists for our age bracket now, haha

And yeah, I've been meaning to blog more; I kinda started doing a bit of that last year (though I think even that was still mostly animation blogging, haha) but haven't really done it at all since 2013 rolled in. DA's still kind of too big and open for me though, so I'll just be sticking to more journal-y places like LJ. Man, seeing all these new internet trends and my nostalgia and preferences for older ones is really making me realize how fast time flies and how I'm starting to get "old"... lol
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kmwoot Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student
Dude. Can you believe that its been like almost 5 years? I really can't believe it. I feel like its only been 2 or something.

Blog! I demand it!! But I totally know what you mean. Hahaha. dA blogging actually kind of scares me... But I figure this is the best way for me to get my feels out. Ah.. I totally forgot about LJ again... Why did it die out? Its such a good way to blog art. :/
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HeartsyTheIsh Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Bless you and your gracious epiphany :') That is too true, that we learn from others not from what they mean to tell us but from what we see between the lines.. it's all from what we see develop with them. An outside pair of eyes, of some sort.
What a wonderful journal, and video. :heart: Thank youuuu!
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kmwoot Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student
Aww. Thank YOU. For taking the time to read it. :D
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HeartsyTheIsh Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No problemo :')
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