It's time to put my cards on the table. I'm constantly struggling with depression and other mental issue's and blocks. I try to fill my time by being a workhorse. I bartend and have managed to find new jobs helping kids both in and out of schools. Because of the amount of jobs I have, I never have time to myself or my passion for art. When I do I'm either too drained to be creative or just want to go out and do something else instead of sitting at home. I started my instagram account as a way to keep myself drawing and being creative but I'm often too scared or embarrassed to share my doodles. They aren't the amazing pieces that I want to do and share to the world and compared to artists that i follow they aren't good enough. The ones who follow me though do believe in me and some of you have reached out for commissioned pieces. I've failed you though by not being easy to get to or making promises I can't fulfill. I want you to know that I'm sorry and I constantly think about your pieces I just want to do them justice.
This is why I want to come clean. I want the world to know that I've been fighting myself for a looong time. I may seem ok on the surface when I'm working 60-70 hours a week with one full day off every 2-3 weeks. I do it cause I cant be by myself . I'm working on all of it though. I feel like I'm finally getting above the water instead of struggling to stay up.
So here's some small doodles that I've done in the past months I've been gone. Things to clear my head. I also put a sneak peek of something for another post. I'll try to remain creative and post whatever I can. It may be doodles this time but eventually the paintings, sculptures, and big pieces will follow soon.
Sorry for the long post. I will try to keep you posted on everything else from here on out. #depression#doodles#comingclean#artist#artistofinstagram#pensketches#inkdrawing#inksketches#painting#sorry#sharing
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Atalanta was a character in Greek mythology, a virgin huntress, and an formidable athlete.
The legend says that her father wanted a son; so when Atalanta was born, he left her on a mountaintop to die.
The story says that a she-bear suckled and cared for Atalanta until hunters found and raised her, and she learned to fight and hunt as a bear would. She was later reunited with her father.
When she grew, Atalanta, uninterested in marriage, agreed to marry only if her suitors could outrun her in a footrace. Those who lost would be killed.
Only Hippomenes succeeded in defeating her, but only because he was helped by the goddess Aphrodite.
The legend also says that also says she wrestled and defeated Peleus (father of the famous Achilles). This is a quite popular theme in ancient Greek vase painting.