Friday, October 24, 2008

You're not the artistic one

Pic of Leaves taken by Dirkey 10/24/08

Its funny the things you remember from your childhood. Being the youngest of six I think we were all type-casted from the beginning. I can understand this just a way to differentiate between everyone; there's the bad one, the smart one, the quick one, the athletic one, the geeky one, etc... I remember one specific time though, my mom needed something drawn and she choose my brother to do it because he was the artistic one. I don't know why but ever since that moment I have always questioned my artistic talent doubting my vision for things. In the past few years I have been breaking out of this and just trying my hand at some artistic things and finding out that hey, I'm not that bad. I LIKE creating something that fits what I see in my mind. I love capturing the world the way I see it with my camera. I guess it took me 30 years to figure out that I don't have to be the "best" at anything in order for me to enjoy it and as far as the arts go can anyone really be the "best"?

I went over my friend Anne's house last night and spent a good amount of time with her daughter Erika. Erika is probably one of the most talented artists that I know, I love her vision for things and her natural artistic tendencies, as far as personal style I think she has the best that I know of(just so unique). She had a pen and ink set that we were fooling around with that I just fell in love with. I got a set today with my "fun" money and I'm so excited to play around with it and express myself in that way.

I guess I'm just learning not to be so hard on myself and to allow myself to enjoy trying things and sharing them with others.

1 comment:

mama k said...

Love the new look. I can't think of a tagline or I'd have you make me a new masthead too. LOL

So what label were you?

I agree, the thing about arts and crafts is you just do it because you enjoy it. If you are good enough other people will enjoy your work too, but that's not really the point. My problem is that I have dabbled in just about everything and have all the clutter to prove it. I think I'm narrowing it down though.