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Journal Entry: Sun Jun 2, 2013, 5:53 PM
Hello there!

I haven't updated on here and quite a long time. But, it is time to announce a big change!

After much thought, I have decided to create a new deviantArt page.

When I first made this account (more than 8 years ago now, WHOA!), I had been learning to draw. I mainly created Kingdom Hearts fan art, as I loved that the most (I still do, though ; D ). Unfortunately as time passed, I became less and less active on the site that I truly loved. In retrospect, I also had been drawing less and less.

Strangely, I have found the "use it or lose it" adage to be very true. As I hit college almost 4 years ago, I had almost completely stopped drawing. And I recently realized I also became more sad, because I wasn't *creating*. Art really was my creative outlet and I had missed it. I missed connecting with others when I shared my work. But as I tried to begin drawing again, I realized that I had pretty much lost my skills that I had developed. I had to reteach myself how I worked. And I found that I had so much basic technique I hadn't learned in the first place. I found it strange that I was at a place worse than I was 8 years ago, but in a sense my maturity at this phase in my life also helped me realize that I needed to start over and actually learn about the techniques behind art. Needless to say, I have a lot of work ahead of me!

With such a journey ahead of me, I really felt that I needed a fresh start, with a relatively new style. I loved my work I had on this page, so I couldn't really handle completely shutting it down. Therefore, I decided to make a new account that I will be using mainly henceforth.

My new account is athena-says  (I was struggling for a new username idea, but I thought with my newfound perspective and wisdom about how much I need to improve and learn, I chose "athena"! )

Thank you so much to all of you that I have connected with over the years on this page!


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:iconathena-says: / athena-says /

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  • Drinking: water!


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Hello! This deviantpage will remain for the most part inactive. Please check out my new page, athena-says

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