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Journal Entry: Sat May 24, 2014, 3:46 AM
I felt that I needed to write another one of these reflective entries.  Most of all, I want you loyal people who still follow me to have a proper
explanation of the person I am now, compared to who I was. 

Three years I have been in the Art & Design program at upper secondary school. Sure I got somewhat better at what I do, but another thing lacks after these years - Creativity. When I started the program, I was hopeful and thought that this school would let everyone develop in their own way, in their own way of expressing art. Boy I was wrong! All these years everything has been extremely controlled, always very tight frames of how we are supposed to be as artists.
 
I have always been an illustrator. That's what I do best, clearly. I draw because I want the lines to be perfect, I paint because I'm good at getting the lights and colors right. I like to do neat artworks that look good, both realistic and more cartoony. My teachers always ridiculed art that is nothing more than a technically nice work, they want the art to have a purpose, to affect the beholder, to have a message behind it. In their eyes, my art is "nothing more than illustration" and therefore dull. These three years I have been battling this huge pressure, I have been forced to be a "real" artist. Slowly, this pressure killed my creativity. I haven't drawn a piece just for myself in a very long time, everything has been commissions or school projects. When I do art just for the sake of it, I quickly loose interest. The problem is that I lost it all. It's a big difference in letting the creativity come to you naturally, which it always did before, versus forcing it. That is my conclusion, I have forced creativity for three years and I used it on making art I never would do if I wasn't pressured to. The stuff you've seen here such as the realism project has only been this last couple of months, the only time we were allowed to work with whatever we wanted to.

I'm going to take a well needed break. Until my creativity comes back, naturally this time. In only three weeks I will graduate, and after that I'm just going to work (I finally got a job at a gas station), have fun, move to Norway with Fredrik after this summer when I have the $$, then we'll see. Maybe I will find my way back to my personal artistry. Until then, maybe I will have some commissions here and there, but don't expect me to upload things in the same way I once did. At least not now. I'm sorry that I have neglected this site, but now you know why.

Peace and Love to you all.

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I'm Hanna, and I'm currently living in Södertälje, Stockholm with my beloved Fredrik. My freetime is mostly spent on cooking, baking, doing my nails, watching useless TV shows, and If I have time, I love to hang with my friends over a beer. I also love my pet rats, of course!
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tmillsismine Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
art trade are open??
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Tygriess Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday!!
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raviolifox Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday
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Evoli-niceli Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday !! :cake::party:
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zephysama Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello!~ I'm deciding to pass this on to people I watch to see if people are interested~ I'm after recruiting cats for :iconfuturefelines: & I was wondering if you'd like to check us out? We have medicine cat spots open for both LightClan & DarkClan and we're in need of warriors~ Thank you, have a nice day. Sorry if this bothers you;-;
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Evoli-niceli Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday :cake::party:
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Acld-Rain Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
awesome gallery :D
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MaliaGalaxy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014   Digital Artist
I didn't notice this your birthday has passed so HAPPY BELATED one to ya! =D
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Cederin Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014   General Artist
Thank you! ^^
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Tenynn Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Grattis!! :la:
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