I feel as though I am back to being myself. I decided to take up Art Studio as a Minor in college. In all honesty, I've always been an artist at heart. However, I was never fond of displaying my art publicly in school. In fact, this one time in the 5th grade in Art class, I got scolded by the teacher for not doing my 'Art homework'. It made me so mad I literally broke my best friend's glasses in two after she dared to try and calm me down!
We still laugh at the incident, thinking back. However, it taught me something. I learned that I would never be comfortable making art if my heart was not at ease. Being pressured to make art was the one thing I simply could NOT bear. I couldn't stand the fact that someone would Force creativity out of me, instead of letting me take my time with it.
So much time has passed by since the 5th grade, yet that moment in time stays permanently fixed in my memory. I also feel that I have much to be thankful for to the site of DeviantArt. Had it not been for this artistic outlet, I'd have most certainly never discovered the wonderful art I could create. It enabled me to become the person that I am today - the artist that I am today.
So, here's to you, DeviantArt, for literally making it easier to breathe through out the years.
I shall be forever indebted to the kindness, friendship, and companionship I have found here.