Hurray!! I have an art piece in a community show! My "Twins - As Different As The Sun and Moon" is in the Round Rock Arts Council "Imagine" show. Wow! I'm so excited. One more step into becoming the artist God designed me to be.
Which reminds me to say, "Never give up on your dreams!" I cannot tell you how many times I was discouraged by various, some well-meaning, others not so much so, people telling me how very few people get to be artists. Some downright told me I was not good enough. Plus, just comparing my ability with other people's ability, was discouraging. Well, look at me now, I say! I kept at it and kept looking until I found a really good teacher and through his help and many paintings later, I've improved and grown. Do I still have a lot to learn? Absolutely! We should never stop striving to become better. I'm still learning to see what is really there and then put it on canvas. I'm still learning to tap into my artist self. I'm still learning. But oh, how far I've come. I have more confidence in my abilities and more confidence in my vision. I am finding my God-dream for my life - and I am happy to be here in this point He has me in.
So hang in there. Persevere. Don't let the doubters and naysayers keep you from your dreams. Reach out and grab hold. You can do it!! I believe in you.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Oil on canvas
May all your midnight journeys be filled with pleasant dreams.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
I am not weird. I promise. I have no tattoos, the only piercing I have is a single hole in each ear, and my clothes tend toward regular. I don't like being the center of attention...most of the time. I'm uncomfortable in crowds. I like solitude. I can be intense. I tend to look at things differently when in my artist mode - which can happen when the light hits something in a particular way or something grabs my attention for whatever reason. I have an active imagination. I daydream. I procrastinate. I like science. I believe in God.
My point is this: people don't have to look strange, act strange, or be strange to be artists. We don't fit into a particular stereotype. We are all different with one exception - we express ourselves with art.
Friday, February 3, 2012
I'm excited about the possibilities that lie before me. In creating art, in being an artist. Ok, so I'm still wrapping my head around the being an artist thing. I mean I've done artsy things (and they did not make me less of an artist ) but to really draw or paint and know what I'm doing? wow. I'm humbled by it. Astonished when I look at what I'm working on and see it taking form. I hope I never lose the wonder of it and the joy it brings. I love the focus, the peace, and getting lost to time while painting. It's my zone where I feel so in tune with God. We dance together through my paintbrushes. And it is amazing and wonderful.