Being a self-taught artist there are absolutely stumbling blocks every single day. Some small, some happy accidents, lots of ah-ha moments but all incredibly important. Every single day I try to involve myself whole heartedly into something even if it’s just reading an article, trying a certain technique or simply looking at art. I try to delve into the realm of it all to see the artist perspective on why they do what they do. It’s one of the most gratifying things and the most humbling. Having a dream is often most encumbered by the fact that you must believe in yourself. That may be the hardest stumbling block of all. Looking at other artist and not comparing is perhaps one of the biggest hurdles and the one thing that holds so many people back from attempting things. I have slowly been chipping away at it for the last few years because I’m not leaving here without trying.
I’m slowly getting used to the stumbling part and I’m farther along than I was last year and next year I can’t imagine where I will be.
…the stumbling has become quick and painless. Well sometimes!
The journey is always the best part because in the end it's what you will remember, it's what you will reference when thinking back on where you used to be. It's the most fun and fulfilling part. Although we don't tend to think that as new artist and our art isn't selling the way we had hoped.
I just wanted to stop in and say a quick hello. I've been practicing and contemplating a new blog for some time but a new computer is needed before that happens so it may take some time. Be back soon with more paper and art inspiration.
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