12 May 2013

a little note to say..


How are you lovely lot? I have spent a lot of today drawing original illustrations to send for an event, I do love drawing random little cheeky people, cats, mountains and bearded dudes....lets hope people also love these random doodles. Today and this week has made me realise a lot about myself and where my life is headed...cue quarter life crisis. So here is the truth, I am currently stuck in a bit of a creative/life rut, not going to lie pretty much hating a lot of things at the moment, Believe me I hate nothing more then negativity...but I feel I am getting complacent with life. You know when the things you are doing are no longer fun, . So I am setting myself a few targets that will hopefully shake me up a bit. Drawing and being creative comes, rather easy to me and I don't think easy is always good, i have stopped being curious, so I have decided I am wanting to learn more, see new things and develop myself. I have started to question my abilities as a blogger, artist and creatives, I really don't like doing that and I am so stubborn I hate giving up on things I love, I contemplated no longer blogging and that isn't an option so I need to find something new...a new chapter.

I think there is no time like the present, sometimes we think we don't deserve better, or we don't think we can push ourselves to reach our full potential for fear of failure, well, I think I am well and truly stuck. So here is to reaching my full potential,  So here is a little pack to myself and my readers that prepare for a bit of a mix up on this here little reflection of my life. I feel like giving a lot more back to my readers...So here's to the new phase of ella...I hope you can join me on my new adventures. 
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  1. You are so pretty.

    I totally feel like you do, I just want to start again, I really hope that you find some direction now & I hope that your new adventures are just as exciting!

    Kelly || DayDreamsDaisyChains.com

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  2. you are ridiculously talented ellabear :) looking forward to your lovely new adventures! Lisette Loves xx

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  3. What a gorgeous photo. You are an absolute stunner! So looking forward to reading all about a new chapter/adventure in your life. :) x

    Lemon-freckles.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. DONT STOP BLOGGING!! DONT LEAVE US ELLA! Anyway, to the next chapter *Toasts* xxxx

    http://rainingcakeandcookies.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. That picture is absolutely stunning, utterly gorgeous! Yay, that you're not stopping blogging! I love your blog, and seeing your illustrations and what you get up to in your life! But as they say, a change is as good as a rest. And sometimes we have to force ourselves out of what is easy, out of our comfort zones and down the road to the next great adventure. No matter how scary, uncomfortable or nerve wracking that is!
    I'm looking forward to seeing where you go next, and what your new chapter and adventure is going to be! xxx


    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I love posts like this. I think most of us will support you no matter what you decide to do next. Remember you are great artist, blogger and most important beautiful person :)x

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  7. Fantastic! I get these moments frequently and constantly berate myself for not being creative enough. It's good to strive for better and I'm excited to see what you come up with! xx www.queenieandthedew.com

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  8. I feel the same in a sense. If I could start over from 3 years ago I'd do it in a heart beat but I suppose saying those things are rather pointless. I'm trying to do other things to try and improve my skills in certain areas that will hopefully be beneficial to me with my career. Keep doing what you're doing. I think having a break to just focus on what you want to do is a good thing at times. Looking forward to your new journey :)

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  9. Really pretty picture Ella :)

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  10. I'm glad that you're not stopping blogging, i love reading what you're getting up to! It's such a good idea to change things up when you're feeling dissatisfied or fed up with things, and it's pretty brave. Good luck! xx

    www.jessthetics.wordpress.com

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  11. Oh Ella you look so pretty :) A fresh start and new goals is so exciting. I'm in my last few days of uni now. A month or so ago I had a long list of stuff in front of me and I knew exactly what I needed to do but for some reason I just kept putting things off. I realised it was because these things were out of my comfort zone or whatever so I consciously pushed myself to get shit done. I flippantly tweeted "It's ridiculous how much I stand in the way of my own work." but it's so true. I've actually got my portfolio up to scratch ready to hand in 6 days early. Like wtf? It's so unlike me but it feels so good. I hope you get that feeling soon :D I'm glad you're still going to be blogging ! Keep your chin up and those glasses on because I love them ! Molly xo p.s I found out my boyfriends paypal password so on hand in day I'm stopping by your Etsy's for a treat ;)

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  12. You are so brave and talented ellabear .
    Hope to hear your new adventures.

    http://www.maxnina.com/

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  13. Such a pretty photo, and you are wonderful at your creative ventures, so I'm sure you will achieve whatever challenges you set yourself! xx

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  14. oh my god you look amazing. Those glasses!!! I WANT TO WEAR GLASSES SO I CAN LOOK LIKE YOU hahah
    i know how you feel, well i dont.. because obviously you are a lot better. You are so creative Ella and I think you should be extremely proud of what you have achieved!
    xxx

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  15. I guess I know what you mean and how you feel. I feel I'm also stucked in one place & I can't move on. It's really hard to fight with & I hope you are doing this soon. Ella, I love your illustrations and you should do this for the rest of earth's life :) You look amazing wearing glasses aw!

    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  16. If it helps, you are totally an inspiration for me. I just become a bachelor in literature and I have to do my master degree but all I can think about is to draw. I would love to open an Etsy shop someday... and for this, you are an inspiration for consistency and style. But you know (I hope) that we will follow you in whatever new project that motivates you!

    Olive xox

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  17. Hi Ella,
    I love your honesty and am really glad you're not giving up blogging (!), as I enjoy reading it so much. Sorry to hear about your creative/life funk that's going on at the minute. I went to the Bowie exhibition yesterday and there was a lot about how he swapped between mediums (painting, writing, acting) when he was feeling a similar way and it helped him with his music, maybe you just need a change too?...and now I'm singing 'changes'. Anyway, I hope things turn around soon (and I LOVE your glasses - where are they from?)
    G x
    www.joieforroses.blogspot.com

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