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I've always found that the act of creating art is not only a way to express oneself, but a way to maintain a certain degree of sanity.
Sometimes the only way to filter through the "white noise" of everyday life is by sitting down with a sketchbook and a pen or pencil and just doodling.
Some of my favorite drawings have started with a random squiggly line and grown from there.
It's not so much the end product, but the act of creating said picture, painting, paper lantern, sculpture, story, song, dance... or other work of art that saves us.
...Well, it does for me, at any rate.
~ Janine Sebastian
aka: Jeanie Tortoisefly