I’m really nervous to post this and I ramble when I’m nervous, so please bear with me.
So there is this marvelous person by the name of Bunny. To most of tumblr she’s the character Rabbit from Steam Powered Giraffe (who you should really go check out right now if you haven’t and then throw all of the money you can at them <3).
Anyways, Bunny has some of the most marvelous and honest writing on her blog about all sorts of things from being trans* to substance abuse to whatever. I can honestly say that I have not encountered a person who as inspiring to me as she is. About a month ago, Bunny wrote this post and one key bit stuck out to me:
“There’s already a person in my head who is happy and needs out. Needs to shout. And when she does…it makes me happy. It makes me feel damn good.”
So that’s where this picture comes from. It’s the true Bunny coming out to shout at the world.
There’s another part of that same post that I adore and has caused me to go back and look over some of my own walls in my head in regards to art.
If I can’t be myself…why do I want to be here? If I couldn’t draw, act, sing, or entertain…what would I do? These are the things that make my life worth living. I must be myself.
So often I shut myself down, don’t allow myself to draw or sing or sew just because I’m scared that I’ll fail. I now realize that fear of failure is holding me back and that it’s okay to let it go and run with my art as far as that road will take me. So I’ve done something new here. I’ve tried out digital art again, a medium that scares the pants off me usually, and I’ve tried experimenting with my style to find one that’s distinctly me.
Bunny, if you ever read this, (I know that there’s a chance you won’t being so busy being awesome!) I just want to say thank you. Thank you for helping me work up the courage to create again and for inspiring me. I mean that from the deepest corners of my heart.
And thank you to anyone who reads this, for taking the time to do so. I hope you have a fantastic day.