Seems that when I was a kid and when we got those terrible progress reports in elementary school I often got a big fat "U" in "uses time wisely". Now that I look back it, maybe I was using it wisely.... I was using my spare time for what was important to me and and not to the teacher (she should have encouraged me to doodle shame on her, I mean I got my work done). Many times in my life I have bucked the system, not to be naughty but, well, because if no one every questions why or how, will anything improve? I can remember my dad asking me, "If everyone else jumped off a bridge would you do it?" LOL. Used to drive me bonkerlicious when he would ask that. But he was right, in his own way, he was trying to say do not be like the herd. Whether or not I mean to, I certainly do not moo cow my way through life, I cause ripples and waves, I am ok if someone gets mad... It is a lonely world at times to have what my best friend, Eddie calls "A Sheriff Personality" but, I am who I am (say that like "pop-eye").
So, where is this whole conversation going? I do not know to be honest, except to say, when I first started doing Art by way of ATC, I was driven to learn to draw female faces... why? Because that is a lot of what people wanted to trade for. I got super duper good at it and then one day realized... yeap, I was a moo cow. I was not really doing much that was original, I had become a person who was following a popular trend, VERY un-KD like. So, here I am reverting back to a style I was trying to develop a long time ago. So like it or lump it...maybe it seems weird to you or maybe it is not your cup of soup (tea is way over rated and I love me some broccoli & cheese soup) but it is what I like and what I feel best represents me.
I challenge you, if your stuck in the herd to break out! Do you.... there are not enough individuals out there. Be a Chief.... not an Indian.... (I can say that, I have some Native American blood... so do not get all sensitive on me).
I spent part of my morning yesterday working on new ATC cards. One I owe in a trade, the monster (now I do not know how this happened, I just let my mind wander) I am calling "A 3 toed, spotted Froggarabbyizard Ant. HAAAAA, seriously, makes me giggle. Hope it gives you a laugh too. The other few are just a revamp of my old style.
Happy Creating Peoples!