You don’t have to be a great artist to make art. Art is for everybody. Art is made by flawed human beings. What if your art could be more like you? Why shouldn’t your art reflect you, including your flaws? If you made enough art, the act of just doing it would produce good art. You can make art even if you feel that you’re not good enough. In fact, feeling “not good enough” and caving to that feeling is a sure way to not improve. Art making could be a habit. And over time, you will accomplish things you never dreamed. So ignore those feelings of doubt and say to yourself, I’m doing this because I enjoy it. It’s just for me.
I’m a painter and teacher. Time and technique are my most treasured resources.
There are more ways to ask a question than to write it or speak it. Some questions require physical experimentation. Paint swatches are questions and answers within one splotch.
On this journal page, I’m trying to work out the balance between time teaching and time creating. I’m writing notes about upcoming plans. And then of course, there are paint samples.
How do you work things out? What actions does it take in your life or your job?