For as long as I can remember art has been a love of mine. It was the one class I looked forward to in school next to Literature. As child and well into my teens, every day I would create something. Art really made me feel happy and was a great way for me to express myself or to just escape into my own little world.
For the past three years art has been tugging at me, calling me to return and create but I kept putting it off. I didn’t feel as confident as I once did when I was younger. I felt I didn’t have enough time or lacked the skills needed to be a good artist. I compared myself entirely too much to others and allowed the opinions of others to negatively affect how I felt about my passion. I just quit.
I had to humble myself. I wanted to start right from where I left off and quickly realized I needed a lot of help. I needed to start from the beginning and re-lay the foundation of a good artist. The same goes with any other artist whether your passion is singing, dancing, writing or even drawing. If you go a long time without practicing and using your talent, you will get ‘rusty’.
I purchased a book on Amazon.com called, ‘You Can Draw in 30 Days’ by Mark Kistler. I love this book because it reminds me of all the art classes I took throughout all my years of school. Over the next month I will be completing this book and will share with you each week the results from each lesson. Feel free to leave any comments on what you see. Be constructive and not cruel as this is a positive environment.