I recently went to an Art Show and met a lady there who teaches Art. She said the misconception in learning Art at any age is that the lines or details have to be perfect instead of how the Artist sees the image in their mind or in person. Forget perfectionism and just flow with the creativity that you the Artist conjure up! She told me not to worry about perfect lines or edges or even having things perfect at all...the artist abilities lie in how they see the world NOT how the world controls them. Do you get that? I did and now I have an easier time in letting out my artistic concepts. They don't have to be perfect! Next time you see a painting or a drawing would you draw it the same or different then ask yourself why?
Eli the Crow Okay, I'm not a multi-talented artist. I just like to dabble with acrylics, watercolors, and photography. I have also been totally enthralled by the Heirloom Traditional Paint Company out of Kentucky, so much so, that I painted my kitchen cabinets myself. I have now bought enough paint to redo every piece of furniture I have. Why? It is because I love playing with colors. Maybe I never really grew up! Coloring books even made a comeback for adults in recent years. I should have thought of that idea first! I usually digitize my art and then throw it onto my gallery. I am not concerned about sales as much as having a place to put my art. I enjoy viewing it and seeing if I am making any progress in my skill set. I don't always sit and do art, or take my camera everywhere I go, so my progression is really, really slow, but then again, that really isn't my goal in my hobbies and crafts. I just like doing them. I don't need to be the best, or the greatest, or h