This page is dedicated to my personal 30 day art challenge.
Each day I will spend time making art, no less than 30 minutes and hopefully more like a matter of hours. I will post and if you care to comment, go to town!
Images will appear in the gallery below. Clicking on one will take you to a page where you can comment and read more about what was going on in my head (because that doesn’t terrify me at all!)
I have long flirted with art, it is so lovely and I long to call myself an artist. Even when people mistakenly call me one, I can’t accept it for I’ve never been satisfied with what I’ve created. Comparing what I create to professionals, who have been practicing their trade for years has not helped this, nor the long held belief, if I can do it then anyone else can, so it’s average.
I’d hoped in moving to Thailand, I would be magically transformed into an artist. I thought with all my new free time surely I would spend it making art and flourish…and yet I didn’t. Even with so many new hours available, I didn’t try to do much, if anything. I didn’t even sit down with a blank sheet of paper and stare at it, trying but receiving no ideas. I rarely tried.
And so we are in 2014 and I’m no closer to being able to call myself an artist, so I am starting my 30 day challenge of sitting down and making art. And since the idea of sharing my art terrifies me, for surely it will be crap, I’ll do that and ask if you are so inclined, to hold me accountable.
I created the first two entries and the amount of smack I talked about my two beginning was pretty terrible. So for once, I will not belittle by steps, after all that’s what trolls on the Internet are for!
Instead, I will focus on making art, posting it (even when I’d prefer not to) and hope this will keep me making art until one day I can call myself an artist without laughing…or I give up and get an accountant degree or dentistry. Perhaps that can be my punishment if I don’t complete the month…or give people foot massages, ewwww people’s mouths and feet. Ick!
Avoid the ick, let’s make art!