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 ...and weekends like this are precisely why I stopped making dolls and art for clients. Other than homework, I've had nothing but free time. Free time to lay in bed and read. To order pizza and watch a movie (and not have a craft project for someone in my hands!). Time to do a lot of nothing. Time to play around with reorganizing things. Time to nap when I feel like it. Basically, it's time I am not spending doing stuff for others. Selfish? Sure.

Do I need it? Definitely!

I thought about possibly making dolls again some time ago, but realized I enjoy my days off being just that -OFF. Even with school demands, I don't feel as harried or pressured to do stuff. More I'm away from it, less I am likely to ever go back to it. It's run its course. It was fun. Maybe one day I'll make some because I want to, but at this point? It doesn't seem likely. I mean I don't even know how I managed to find time to do all that extra work for others!

What I find hilarious is how people can't believe I'd do that! People who never paid for my work expect me to keep cranking it out, apparently they're entitled to see what I create but not contribute toward funding that creativity. I'm supposed to offer them custom, pre-made artwork and charge Wal Mart mass-produced prices for it. Yea, that doesn't happen. I love creating, but people like that really make me NOT like doing it. 

So from now on, I create for me. I will make gifts for people close to me, but I don't plan to ever again create art for sale or for anyone to commission from me. That part of my art life is behind me for good.
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~*About Anna*~

I'm a grad student, wannabe writer, budding rock-and-roll baker, and an artist. I'd like to think that my life serves as proof that you can have an advanced education, normal job, look normal, and yet still be a total bad-ass and make creepy, freaky stuff and write saucy books.

I love to write even if it's just for my own amusement. I have enjoyed participating in NaNoWriMo and Script Frenzy and intend to keep participating in them as well as any other writing challenges I am able to join. I like the idea of trying new things, setting goals, and accomplishing something for the sheer reward of saying I did it.

Most of my updates on my writing projects are public unless it's kind of spoilery stuff I'm not ready to show.

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