Making Monsters

I apologize for being late with this blog post (seems like I’m saying that more and more here lately), but my work schedule has been really crazy.  That being said, if I hadn’t waited about writing it, I probably would’ve posted on something else.  I started working on a new ‘digital painting’ for the month of October, and the theme is ‘supernatural’.  So I started thinking of what I could make, and I came up with a pretty good layout in my head.  Now I just had to start modeling it in my 3D modeling programs.  The layout required that I make a supernatural monster, so I settled on ‘Death’ or perhaps a demon of some sort.  So that’s what I started modeling.  As I did, it occurred to me what I was doing.  I was creating my own demon.  That got me to thinking.  We tend to create our own demons.  Sometimes out of other people, out of circumstances, even out of mistakes and accidents.  Oh, I know there are real ‘demons’ out there.  Evil personified and malevolent people and things, but sometimes we create our own in our minds.  That is troubling enough, but then we give it power, letting it limit our goals and abilities.  The world is a dark enough place without us giving it the club to beat us with.  We can either face it head on or let it hold sway over us, keeping us fenced into a life of mediocrity.  Maybe that thing holding you back is all in your head.

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