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OK SO I'VE DISAPPEARED AGAIN I'M SO SORRY (I wouldn't be surprised if no one here remembered me ahaha)

It's been a about year since I've last uploaded anything here. I know I've been disappearing a lot, and for longer and longer periods each subsequent time. Hopefully this journal entry offers a bit of explanation on my latest and longest absence, as well as some of my recurring thoughs, and future plans for my deviantART.

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Well, the main reason why I've disappeared for the last year is school - my first year of university is what I've been up to. I honestly had a really bad time adjusting, and the experience was just brutal. I wasn't able to manage a balance between school and hobbies either, so I didn’t really touch anything art-related at all. After a year of university though, I've gotten a feel for what university courses entail and I think I'll be able to get a better grip; I'd like to try and see if I can maintain my deviantART this time around. 

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Though I didn't update at all during the last year, this has been on my mind a lot. I find that I get dissatisfied with my artwork very quickly, and so I soon grew to despise most of the drawings on my profile. Also, drawing was just something I would do very rarely anyways - I'd either have no time, or no desire to draw. I considered deleting my account many times. However, I started another piece a couple weeks ago, and I realized that art was not gone completely from my life yet. Though my profile has all this old work that I can't stand, I didn't feel like getting another fresh start because I'd already done that in the past, and well, to be honest, a deviantART account is quite difficult to establish and get going...I would rather not repeat the experience. So instead, I've decided to keep this account, but I plan to revamp it! 

I feel that I am a very different person than I was when I made this account two years ago, so I think I'm in dire need to change things up a bit. The first most noticeable change is probably the new username - yes, I did pay $4.95 pretty much just to change my username, but I felt better about this idea than starting over entirely. Unfortunately, all of my deviations have my old username on them and I don't know when I'll be able to complete changing the URLs on all the images to the new one. 

I also plan on reorganizing my gallery and unfortunately, to some extent, go on a deleting spree. My photography folder probably won't be affected as much as my drawing folder. (Alternatively, should I just keep everything here and clump my old drawings into, well, an old drawings folder? But this means going back and putting the new URL on images I don't even like anymore? That's a lot of work for things I have so much contempt for)

Also, I'm not sure how I want to organize my artwork folders. Right now I have three photography folders (nature, food, misc) and two drawing folders (traditional, digital). I don't know if I should keep this format or be more general with my folders. 
 
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I know things are going to get busy again really fast, but I don’t want to disappear again! I’d like to remain active on my deviantART, but I know I probably still won’t be able to upload too often. I was thinking I could keep my presence alive here by:

1) posting sketches or WIPs (though this wouldn’t be my most preferred method – I often don’t like posting rough work, and I don’t know if anyone else has this problem, but I feel like my WIPs always look better than the final product and for that reason I kind of don’t feel like sharing WIPs)
2) writing journals (about random thoughts, what's going on in my life, etc) *more* regularly (not exactly art-related, but at least a better place to write about things than Tumblr? I don’t know)

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Please feel free to leave input below, if you still remember I exist ahaha ^_^ If you're still reading this, then I am sincerely grateful for your time. I hope to be here a lot more from now on. Please pardon any grammatical/spelling errors, I wrote this in quite a hurry >.<
  • Mood: Doubtful
  • Listening to: Future Starts Slow - The Kills

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Dorothy
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Hello everyone! I'm Dorothy, an adolescent amateur artist (who also adores alliteration, teehee ^.^)

Most of my work revolves around photography, pencil drawings, and digital drawings, but I like to do my fair share of exploring in other mediums from time to time. Arts and crafts is also a hobby of mine.
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