Remembering Why I Started

Now this is a bit of an unusual post for me, but ever since I got back into drawing it got me thinking about the reasons behind why we do things.

I’ve loved art for as long as I can remember and was always doodling away, so naturally I picked to do art GCSE and A-Level. However knowing you’re doing something for a grade and not purely out of passion slightly ruined it for me and I never fully enjoyed it. But a year later I’ve picked up the pencils and love it again.

I feel as though blogging can fall victim to this too and we often forget why we started. With all the PR, blogger fame and freebies flying around it’s hard to keep track of that original passion. So I’m here reminding myself of why I started and looking at how far I’ve come in these 2 years of Dinosaur Dances.

All of this takes hard work, whether it’s building a blog I can be proud of or achieving the grade I need to get me where I want to be! So I’ve written this to remind myself even when I’m extremely stressed that it’s all for a reason, even though sometimes it doesn’t feel like it! 

Now let’s wrap up the worlds most cringy post, more beauty and fashion coming soon I promise! 



  1. 18th February 2015 / 6:11 pm

    Far from cringey! It's true, something I've been thinking about recently too! Your art is amazing x

  2. 18th February 2015 / 6:15 pm

    This drawing is stunning, I wish I was that talented! Not cringey at all, I really enjoy reading personal posts! :) Hope you're enjoying Uni! xx

  3. 18th February 2015 / 6:31 pm

    Aww thank you so much Christina! x

  4. 18th February 2015 / 6:32 pm

    Thank you so much Conny! I'm loving uni now, really need to get an update post on the blog soon! xx

  5. 18th February 2015 / 6:54 pm

    Your drawing is INCREDIBLE Lucy!!!

    Lovely post as well :) it's always a good idea to keep your goals written down I think. I've got a notebook full of ramblings from when I first started blogging, about what I wanted to accomplish with it! xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

  6. 18th February 2015 / 7:11 pm

    Oh my gosh! You should SO start making blogger headers for money, you're amazing xx

  7. 18th February 2015 / 7:29 pm

    Aww thank you so much Gemma! I'd absolutely love to, although a drawing like this takes about 6 hours! xx

  8. 18th February 2015 / 7:32 pm

    Wow, that drawing is beautiful. I'd like to see more of your artwork on here.

    I did art at GCSE too. I wasn't particularly good at it but I enjoyed it, but doing it for GCSE kind of ruined it for me and I've not done much at all since then because it was so ridiculous. I do art because I want to do it, not because I've researched artists and I want to make something like their most famous artwork but in my style. I really struggled with all the 'preparation' you were supposed to do. I always did the piece and then had to make some rubbish up afterwards that I'd supposedly done as research and preparation.

  9. 18th February 2015 / 7:36 pm

    Aww thank you so much Rosie! I'll have to do some more drawings and post them!

    You're so right, they really structure it (which I understand in necessary in a qualification) but it really does take away some of your creative freedom! I love just doing art for fun now! x

  10. 18th February 2015 / 7:48 pm

    What a beautiful talent you have x

  11. 18th February 2015 / 7:56 pm

    I know exactly what you mean. I did art at GCSE, A level and sort of did it at uni and you kind of end up wanting a break and you lose the passion for it. However, I am NOWHERE near as talented as you are but I've had the itch to pick up the paint brushes again and start painting. Lovely post and you've inspired me to start making art again :)

    Vicky xo

  12. 18th February 2015 / 10:13 pm

    I just had to say how wonderful that drawing is :) xx

  13. 18th February 2015 / 10:45 pm

    Wow, you're really talented! Your drawing is beautiful! This post isn't cringy at all. It's always good to take a step back and keep in mind why you started blogging. Great post!
    Amy | Dervish Darling

  14. 18th February 2015 / 11:48 pm

    Wow! Did you draw that? That's incredible and you're right it's important to do things and remember why you love doing it, not doing for a grade!


  15. 19th February 2015 / 9:46 pm

    Oh wow, honestly so lovely to hear that I've inspired you to start art again! Thank you so much! xx

  16. 3rd April 2015 / 3:48 pm

    I've discovered your blog today and everything about it is just stunning, the photography, the layout! Also reading this post has made me want to pick up the pencils again. Art GCSE ruined drawing for me as I just associated it with stress. You, however are amazingly talented, this drawing is amazing!


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