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Alone in a family of non-artists

 
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LJ Phillips



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:45 am    Post subject: Alone in a family of non-artists Reply with quote

Hey all

I am the creative one in a family of academics and while they're all very supportive, at times it can feel very lonely. I often feel as if my interests are completely out of step with those around me.

Has anyone else had this experience?
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amaryllis



Joined: 09 Feb 2013
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes!!!

My husband is supportive of it. But my family really doesn't get it. My interests are really not in line with any of theirs.

I agree that it's not easy to deal with.

In my case I'm happy that I do have someone (husband) that I can share much of those interests. He isn't artistic either but he at least is there to listen to me and we share many interests outside of my art.
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ewomack
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Joined: 05 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty much everyone I know doesn't seem to really care that I make a comic. A while back, a few of my friends talked to me about it, but those discussions completely dried up. And since my comics tend toward the esoteric or even the serious I don't attract a great amount of readers. Yes, it's pretty lonely sometimes. But if you enjoy it, then keep doing it.
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mcmasters



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely. I kind of toggle between thinking I'm normal and no one around me "gets it" and the opposite.

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