“Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle…” – Lou Dorfsman
The above quote is true for the artist, but perhaps even more so for the amateur/hobbyist artist who lacks the language, the confidence, and the community to share something that is an important part of his life. If you find this to be true, this blog is for you.
You know how it is… you have been working on a piece for upwards of two months and it is finally done. You are pleased, frustrated and fired up for the next one. You invite your mate in for a showing – he grunts, says “looks good” and saunters out to return to his computer. Or perhaps you have hung a spectacular new work in a “pride of place” area of your home and NOBODY notices or makes comment – and you are too humble to point it out. Or maybe even your close friends get that glazed-over look if you launch into any discussion at all about your painting or art in general.
I really believe that everybody who creates art on some level wants an audience and like minded people to share with and learn from. I hope this blog can provide a bit of that to you and to me.
Here I will show and talk about my work (the good, bad and ugly), share the things that inspire, the process and the problems in the hopes of in turn inspiring and bolstering you in your journey. As it grows, I will seek ways to get you to share – your work, your inspiration, your process, problems and solutions. We can help each other be better, more productive and confident artists – providing a community “of misfit amateur artists” where there was none.
You are most welcomed here and thanks for stopping by!