I've actually been thinking about hanging up the artistic towel lately. I don't know why but my inspirational levels have actually dropped so low that I don't think there's a way to redeem it to even the slightest bit. I really wish I did have the heart to continue my artistic pursuits but it just doesn't seem feasible. My mind has become too focused on school, homework, and what I want to do with my future that I don't even think about art as much as I used to anymore. I'm not saying I'm throwing away all my drawing material and unused sketchbooks, because you never know when you might need some handy tools, but they'll probably just be collecting some dust bunnies until the day of inspiration comes.
Actually, now that I think about it, let me rectify what I stated already, I'm taking a leave on drawing, not all forms of art. Now that I think about it, I am taking guitar lessons, which counts as musical art, and I'm getting into photography. Those two art forms sit with me better than drawing for some reason. I'm not sure, maybe it's because when I draw, I have a set style, how I hold a pencil, and a whole bunch of other factors and I keep imagining what I want to end up on the paper and it never happened so most of my drawings were accompanied by disappointment. When I pick up my camera, I see what I want, adjust my shutter, aperture, and ISO accordingly and get exactly what I want more times than others. Same thing with guitar. Even though I'm still learning, the notes I put together in my head flow so well when I play them on those metal strings on that blue guitar of mine. I guess drawing wasn't really my forte.
Like I said I won't be giving up art. I'm not even sure if I want to give up drawing either (but it just doesn't seem like something I can focus on now) so I'll just be on a long hiatus.