“Every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain one once he grows up” -Pablo Picasso

For about the first 10 years of my life I was convinced I would be an artist when I grew up. I remained passionate about art up until my first painting class as a freshman in high school. In that class I realized that I cannot make things look real. The projects in that class included a still life, a landscape, and a self-portrait. All of my artwork fell flat and I was pretty disappointed. I had decided that my childhood dream was something that I would move past. However, even as I put away all my supplies, I still had the drive to create.

Later that year I found a star sketched into a desk. I was somehow inspired by this small doodle and began to expand it. I gave it a stem and leaves with grass and clouds and a sun. I thought it looked really cool and began drawing this sketch in all my notes and trying different things with it. And so since I still had all my painting supplies, even though I was convinced I wasn’t an artist, I painted the sketch. And fell in love with it.

Ever since then I have realized you don’t have to make things look real to be an artist you just have to express yourself. My paintings are my pure, imperfect, expression. I don’t always know what they mean, but when I paint it is because I have something to say, and I don’t know how to say it.

I made this blog to hopefully inspire others who don’t think they are good enough to paint or sketch to do it anyway. To create genuine art from their heart, no matter how good it looks or how many people it pleases.

Express yourself no matter what!

2 Responses to About

  1. MakeSomethingMondays says:

    If I could “Like” this I would most definitely do it. It is great that you have learned to express yourself through art! You will keep getting better if you keep it up. It is something that is learned but there has to be a passion behind it and it sounds like you’ve got that part down 🙂 I look forward to seeing more of your work.

    Thanks for following!

  2. bchapeskie says:

    I’m so happy for you! Good for you for staying with it, if you continue your journey as an artist you will realize that this is something that you will consistently face, and you need to be able to push past it every time. I love how you discovered on your own that you don’t need to be able to make things look REAL to be an artist! So true! That’s what photography is here for! Keep up the good work!

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