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Hikari-Dareigan
Erin
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
No need to thank me for favorites. Thank you for the art. :meow:


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  • Listening to: Free! Character Songs
  • Watching: Doug Walker's Korra VLogs
Holy crap. How long has it been since I wrote a journal?

But yeah. I'm still alive. I've been checking Devwatch messages and adding random favorites when I feel inspired to search for something in particular, but otherwise I've just been lurking; and I apologize for my lack of activity. 

Long story short, I had a pretty daunting depression spell shortly after leaving for my Juniors Abroad trip. I felt like I was on top of the world when I came back from that trip, but then the depression and doubts settled in again when I was stuck working overtime most of the summer and hardly had the time or energy to make art. If anything, I felt even MORE trapped than I did before.

I feel like I've changed for the better in the past year, though. Despite my moping and laziness and social anxiety that has gotten worse despite (or maybe it's because of) working in Retail, I feel more confident in the fact that I chose to be a Studio Art major. I feel like a stronger person overall. Instead of telling people "oh, um, well, i'm keeping my options open?" When they ask me what I'm going to do with an Art degree, I tell them that I'm going to live my own adventures and make art because it makes me happy; because it's always made me happy and makes me feel like I'm part of something wonderful. Heck, just getting back into the habit of sketching on notebook paper during lectures has started to cheer me up again.

I can't say for sure when I'll be uploading art. I'm hoping to get a majority of my best photos from my Abroad trip uploaded in the near future, and after that, I may very well just start uploading my notebook sketches just to encourage myself to keep drawing. I've got to get myself out of this rut one way or another. 

I'll also be working on my Senior show: a display of seven pastel drawings of birds that represent part of my own spiritual and emotional journey. I'm highly looking forward to working on that.... after my pastel paper gets delivered and after my sprained ankle heals, of course...

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Random News:

- I have a Tumblr now. :D blue-bower.tumblr.com/

- I am now hooked on Free! and Shingeki no Kyojin, and it's because of Tumblr. Fantastic.

- My roommates are driving me even crazier than last year. I'm hoping it won't wind up being like a terrible Disney sitcom.

- I'm tired of trying to hide my more hormonal side just because of who may or may not be seeing my dA, I'm a 21-year-old in college that gets turned on ridiculously easily, so deal with it. :D

- I rewatched the entirety of Avatar: The Last Airbender last spring (before it got taken off of Netflix Instant...) and was reminded just how amazing it is as a show overall. 

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DigitalKay Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
I love how you suck.

not really, people who suck as bad as you offend me..you offended me well done, you suckfuck
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Hikari-Dareigan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome! :dummy:
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LillyGothCat Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday
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Hikari-Dareigan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thank you! :)
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LillyGothCat Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yw
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Catosan Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Photographer
Thanks for your fav :)
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Hikari-Dareigan Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
sure thing!
Sorry for fav-and-running, I wasn't feeling all that great. Your pic cheered me up though :) I just love the way the reds blend into the sunset and the ground/water, it gives it a dreamy quality.
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Catosan Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Photographer
Hey that cheered me up too! :D Glad you liked it!
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XxiLive4SeddieXx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love your webcam. (:
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Hikari-Dareigan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks =P
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