I am a person who has always appreciated art in any form. It is wonderful to see what people can create from nothing, a piece of fabric, plastic bags, paints and inks a lump of clay. As a child I wondered at the HOW, how did they make this, what tools were used?
It was the pieces where you could feel the emotion behind them, see the careful craftmanship that made me want to learn and create myself.
Learning from other artists is key, playing with your techniques is fun and can lead to wonderful explorations but tried and true advice from other artists can save you a lot of time, materials and effort.
Taking the time to really craft my work is sometimes hard, but I labor over it and a mini album can take me weeks to complete. I adhere to the old adage that if something is worth doing then it’s worth doing well.
So, to my friends that are reading these sometimes lengthy blog posts, I offer you a pearl of wisdom. Set aside time for your work. Don’t just squeeze it in at 5:30 in the morning! Do not, I repeat DO NOT, create art while still sleeping…..
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