Saturday, March 24, 2012
I found myself back in that old mindset that if I couldn't sell my art, what was the point of it? Dangerous path, creative DEATH. But I happened on a wonderful book Ordinary Sparkling Moments, by Christine Mason Miller, and it changed me.
It's about HAVING FUN! So what if no one ever sees it? When I was a kid I drew constantly. I especially liked drawing Marie Antoinette type dresses because I could put so many embellishments on them. I spent happy hours drawing to my heart's content - and then I threw everything away. The child in me was perfectly OK to draw for the sake of drawing - that was the object, not commercial or artistic success or recognition.
Then I became an adult. The ambitious me, the one who strived for a successful career, forgot about that little girl who drew for drawing's sake. It was all about achievement. I was too much of an ADULT to have fun.
Screw that! I don't give a rip if anyone ever sees anything I create. I am doing this for me because it makes me happy. I don't need any other motivation. I'm also fortunate enough to have a great mentor - my grand daughter Kianna!
I am committed to creating just for fun!