I've had anxiety for as long as I can remember. Like most children, I was scared of the dark, unsettled by shadows, afraid of the hallway after bedtime. All of those places were where monsters lived.

It wasn't monsters I was scared of though. It was unknown. Monsters were just how my mind made sense of it. Most childhood fears are reasoned away by grown-up thoughts, but adulthood has its own collection of worries.

Responsibilities, expectations, commitments; these are just new masks on old monsters. When my heart races or skips a beat, or if I get shaky and nervous with an impulse to run, I have to remind myself that monsters don't exist.

I do this by drawing- by giving the feeling shape I can give some finite form to the infinite unknown. If there's a way out, it's through a door I create.

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Tears Only Feed It

Tears Only Feed It

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darubyprincess 2 days ago

first one and I'm already blown away

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Under

Under

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gARY Sexmod 1 week ago

he's flipping me off

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Wayward

Wayward

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Lana Raven 1 week ago

I want it on my wall!!

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2:14pm

2:14pm

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Elizabeth Rolando 1 week ago

It's Thor's sister, Hela!

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Earthbound

Earthbound

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gARY Sexmod 1 week ago

sweet kite bro

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6:16pm

6:16pm

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Shiek 1 week ago

6:16 pm. Not a lot of people know that 666 isn't the devils number. That was a mistranlation and the actual number is 616

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6:53pm

6:53pm

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Aileen 1 week ago

For some reason I’m fine with looking at spiders from nearby, but if one crawls on me, I’m out. Looking at this gives me chills.

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Gardener

Gardener

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darubyprincess 2 days ago

harvester of souls?

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Mono No Aware

Mono No Aware

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darubyprincess 2 days ago

I don't see the monster in- OH GOD

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Migraine

Migraine

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gARY Sexmod 1 week ago

Dem hang overs bro

#12

Wings For The Fall

Wings For The Fall

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Sarah Storm 6 days ago

This one really struck a chord with me. I see the images before this leading up to this, and this the horrible feeling afterward. I suffer from anxiety, and I know this feeling.

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Consummatum Est

Consummatum Est

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LoveWinz 1 week ago

In case anyone was wondering, this translates from latin to : It is finished

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What Once Was

What Once Was

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Sarah Storm 6 days ago

Beautiful.

#15

Diffuse

Diffuse

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Zorena Deckard 1 week ago

This one speaks to me. I love how the tree frames the moon.

#16

The Weight

The Weight

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Bettina Jansen 5 hours ago

Akira ?

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#19

If There's A Way Out

If There's A Way Out

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#20

Abeyance

Abeyance

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Sarah Storm 6 days ago

I love how the roots form a shape of a human. It's really impressive shadowing and I can tell a lot of effort was put into it.

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Modern Conversation

Modern Conversation

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Provocation Of Vision

Provocation Of Vision

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#23

The Quiet

The Quiet

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Sarah Storm 6 days ago

"Sometimes quiet is violent" - TOP, Car Radio Sometimes, being alone is horrible because if it's quiet your thoughts can absorb you.