The Journey Awaits (Final)

The Journey Awaits (Final)

Today I finished this illustration. It is exceptionally beautiful, and I consider it to be one of my best. More importantly, however, I enjoyed every single moment of it (which is why it turned out so well, I believe; or is  it merely that my perceptions have changed?). It seems that my theory works. I really love this piece. It’s not technical, but the ideas are what count in it and even if others might not I really love the…

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The Adventure Begins – WIP

The Adventure Begins – WIP

This is an illustration I’m working on, and it’s turning out amazing. Thanks to abandoning my Ni vision, the whole experience has been truly blissful. The best way I can describe it as is that Ni does become subconscious—the vision is still lurking somewhere in the background, and you really enjoy getting to the end results, but you take all kinds of de-tour like meanderings which later make even more sense in the greater whole. The vision is not pinned…

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[INFJ] Surrendering to Extraverted Sensing – Peace in the Inferior Function

[INFJ] Surrendering to Extraverted Sensing – Peace in the Inferior Function

Today, and yesterday, I have been working on this painting. It is a new style for me, and very different, in that it is almost cartoon-like, painterly, in it’s etchings (but I really like it; it is natural). The piece is still not done, which is why I have not shared all of it. As it is, I am currently using my newly-fortified knowledge of Personality Type to change my approach to art, and try to find greater happiness while…

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A Philosophical Treatise

A Philosophical Treatise

This is a meandering from an article I’m hoping to write, called INFJs and Creativity (which will be on the nature of our inferior function, Extraverted Sensing (Se). I read Dr. A. J. Drenth’s article INFJ Personality Type: Lover of Beauty & Wisdom again last night, and got a lot more out of it this time ’round. Who knew that reading what little I have on Jung’s work would be of such practical use in modern (mainstream) psychology, too? It…

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The Dreaming Sentinel – The Origin of A Name

The Dreaming Sentinel – The Origin of A Name

So, as you know I’ve recently finished an article on The Silver One, and the cover I made for it. I was initially going to include this topic (why I am called The Dreaming Sentinel) in the aforementioned post. But it soon turned out that there was no room for it, and I would have to write another article especially for it – this article. So, why am I called The Dreaming Sentinel? …Where to begin.   This is not…

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The Silver One – Plans for the Future?

The Silver One – Plans for the Future?

Today I had no intention of working on this. I began with plans to paint a dream, to clean my office, to edit my book – not to finally create the cover of a story I do not know if I will ever write. This is the one I’ve had my knickers tied in knots about for years. It is that which got me through the brutal ride of high-school, and into sane lands beyond. But it also carried me,…

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A New Style

A New Style

Let it be known that I have been trying to find a new artistic style for a long time—my artistic style. It seems that since the age of 13 I’d lost the damn thing. I still feel very lost, amidst the annals of self-judgement and rational criticism. But, struggling, I’m finding my way. Listening to the sometimes senseless voice of oneself is, for me, a hard thing. I rue the day I ever learned consistency was important in art, and…

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The Difference Between It’s and Its

The Difference Between It’s and Its

As a writer, this is something that has confused me for many years—and, despite a lot of them having been spent in the educational system, no teacher ever picked up on or explained to me my misuse of this rule. It is a tricky one, and the internet certainly provided no answers. It is only today, in talking to an old editor and teacher both, that we discussed—and I came to finally understand—the difference between “its” and “it’s”. I had…

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On Poetry and Music

On Poetry and Music

Yesterday I realised the distinction between song-writing and poetry. I consider myself a poet, though I recognise no rules, and don’t really go out of my way to read the stuff. All poetry I know comes from music, and the occasional piece of literature (Edgar Allan Poe, Ursula Le Guin, etc., though I love the use of poetry in normal writing writing as well. This, I think, is beautiful). And it occurred to me (from reading my poetry out to…

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Writing and Artistic Creation

Writing and Artistic Creation

I have, for many years, been a writer. Some might say 20, but I cannot remember the exact year I began to write, and indeed, the process of growing up has been a long one. I have learned a lot in this time—about the world, myself, and the structures of man all. But mostly, I like to believe, I have learned of myself, and my values in this life—though the process still is ongoing, as it ever will be. I…

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