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R W

make me sad

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day one

I moved to Chicago to go to art school for photography and I attended SAIC for about 2 and a half years. It was difficult from the very beginning because the school places a lot of emphasis on mixing media and while I love drawing and collaging and so on I didn't feel comfortable sharing anything but my photography for critique because I'm not good at drawing, plain and simple. Going to art school only made me feel worse about the things I made and by the time I dropped out I had stopped taking photos entirely.

I suffer from OCD and perfectionism combined with low self esteem that was exacerbated by school and it's been about a year and a half since I dropped out and I'm just beginning to take photos again. I've decided that I want to get back into drawing and other artistic hobbies as well but it can be difficult for me to feel like I'm 'allowed' to draw, as though I need somebody's permission to make mistakes or to even try at all. By taking this course, I'm getting the 'permission' I feel I need in order to do things just for fun.

My randomly chosen material was a Cretacolor Sanguine Oil pencil.

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