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Norman Reed
United States
I am a jack-of-all-trades. I enjoy photography, drawing, music production, interface design. If it's a creative endeavor, you can probably bet I've given it a shot.

I have a tendency to hobby-jump, however, and will go through phases of extensive interest in a project (photographic or otherwise), only to jump to another interest before completing the first.

I look for critique to improve my work, and kind words where deserved, and I aim to provide the same to the community.

Operating System: Ubuntu 10.04 & Windows 7
Another semester is winding down, here at VTC. Another week of classes, then a week of final exams, and then a large batch of question marks (as I haven't figured out what I'm going to do for a living situation over the summer). Weary is one way I might choose to describe myself at the moment. Weary, perhaps with a smidgen of will-shattering stress and depression. It's just the way things go, I guess, when you let stressful things (like large, unwieldy assignments) slip and need to deal with a ton of them at the end of the semester.

Why didn't I do the assignments then, when they weren't overdue by a few weeks? It's a question I've been asking myself for as long as I can remember having any kind of responsibility, academic or otherwise. I've got two theories, involving tedium and inspiration. I hate cycles, which sets me up for having a hard time with cyclic things. We sleep, to wake up, to get tired, to sleep again. We do homework, to get graded, to get more homework, and then eventually a job that we'll end up doing work to get more work to get money to pay for things to sustain us so we can work and get more money to pay for things. Everything in life boils down to some kind of cycle, and I grow easily tired of the tedium involved in participating in these cycles.

Inspiration is another issue. I don't get "in the zone" very easily, and I'm completely unproductive otherwise. I can't just sit down and do something, it seems. I know what my motivation to do so is, that's an easy one. I need to get these things done so that I can pass my classes and end up with a piece of paper that provides credibility to my claims to future potential employers that I have relevant skills that I might contribute to the workforce. Motivation is a different beast than inspiration. Motivation is reason, which I have. Inspiration is the drive, fuel, or will to act on motivation. I seem to have run out of said fuel.

All this being the case, I've also run out of inspiration to do anything creative. It's been months, sadly, since I've taken a picture of anything. Months, still, since I've designed anything on my own time. I think I'm in a creative slump. A life slump, maybe. Rest assured, though, it won't last forever. I'll be back up and posting pictures of arbitrary things in no time. Until then, I don't know, forgive me, and/or show some support.
  • Listening to: Greg Maroney - Breathe
  • Drinking: Mountain Dew


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Ultimape Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was thinking we can use our deviantart pages to share creative projects from the LAB.
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
Alpha-Cortex Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012   Photographer
Cheers for the fave :D
Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
:w00t: thank you very much for the :+fav: on I can see you :iconthrilledplz:
KR-2Y-51-3K Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you ! :aww:
NeigloD Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student General Artist
thank u for watch C:
MrAlito Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thaanks for faving!! :D
gildedrae2 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for the fav :)
AlexGrifo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Thank you so much for the :+fav: :aww:
EyeDoorCinema Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you kindly for faving my work!

Feel free to comment on and watch my gallery [link]
Soeky148 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the :+fav: =)
you've got an interesting gallery and a beautifull dog=)
Rustjackjaz Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Thank you for the favorite. It is appreciated!
LuchianoSbc Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Thanks for the Fave! :)
noteGrace Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Thanks for the favorite! I appreciate it lots! :]
PixieAutumn Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ty for the fav! ^-^
Aquamarine28 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the fave! (:
RawPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011   Photographer
The favorite is greatly appreciated! :icondancinglaplz:
Octadecagon Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the :+fav:! I went back last weekend to take other pictures and the boat's gone, nothing but an empty field nowadays, but the memory remains :) Thanks!
lvaniliniscukriukasl Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You have a lot of beautiful works.!
Liked your gallery a lot. :)
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sailornora94 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much for your fav!
MarcelMaleska Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
hello, thank you so much for the fav!
LordIlpilazzo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks for faving my Bel Air pic. Glad you like it :)
Burning2Sleep Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav!! ^_^
mrcbax Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:, have a great Friday!
tiquitiqui Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Thanks a lot Norman for the fav
cloe-patra Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for :+fav:! :)
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