It’s been two years since I decided that I needed to take hold and rediscover my creativity. It’s been a little over since I decided that I wanted to specifically pursue traditional art, and since the beginning of the this year that I finally figured out my subject and my medium. You would think with all this time to practice that my art would look well, maybe not amazing but a little less like a brand new artist. I am however my own worst enemy, and I’ve made the past two years way more difficult than they ever needed to be. Here are the top five reasons my self-taught journey as an artist almost failed.
#5 I wasn’t organized
Now many moms out there are the complete opposite of this next statement, but my organization as a mom started off with pure survival skills. I just needed to get through the day and keep my son alive, and occasionally cook a meal here and there before D got home. Then I decided I wanted to be creative again, and for some reason I could not get out of survival mode. I did things when I could get them done,including learning about art. Needless to say, when you do things on a constant whim you can never manage to create any sort of routine. I only recently found myself getting out of this mode, but that is because I finally started asking for help. Read more..