I love art. I am a freshman in a community college and things are going alright. The thing is Im completely miserable. I have a great part time job, nice car, a good family, but I feel something missing. About a year ago I became explosively intrested in art. I even made sculpture that seems to rival other professional local artists, however since April of 2007 I have not fully completed a work of art. I am still fascinated with art, and have learned so much and even though the happiest time I had was when I was making art, I seem to be avoiding it. I even have an idea of what my next thing will be, but I keep putting it off and I dont know if it is just procrastnation, or what, but I definately need help.
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