Okay so admittedly my life really isn't that interesting. Just came out of a depressive episode, so that means I didn't do much to improve it. I don't think you guys want to read about my self destructive tendencies and spiraling self doubt. Besides it's looking up, so I really wouldn't want to write that anyways.
I'm a mess, but I'm making the most of it.
The world and people always tend to wear me down, so I have to escape it for a bit. I don't know if this is how it is for other creative people. I feel like you have to be okay with being alone and being misunderstood when you make things.
Because most people won't get it. People will also undervalue you and your art. This happens to everyone it's normal. I think, I'm probably not the best judge of normal... but whatever.
|I am so thankful for coconut milk and dairy free cheese.|
I had a point, oh right, don't let that stop you. Don't let anyone's opinion except God's and yours define you. Whatever you want to do or create, do it! Or at least attempt to do it, you might fail. It might be the crappiest thing ever, but it's something. It's a start, just keep doing it until your happy with it.
Make yourself proud. Don't compete with anyone but yourself, that's how you improve. That's how you progress in life. Let them criticize, but don't listen. Keep going. Art is hard, life is hard, do it anyway.
If it's crap, make crap your aesthetic.
Crappy things I have embraced.
1. I'm messy when I paint, every single one of my shirts and pants have paint on them I pretend it's part of my look.
2. Bad vision, thanks to all my reading and writing. People usually think I'm smart.
3. Cheap brushes and paint, you don't cry when you have to throw out a cheap brush. The paint being a bit streaky adds to my sketchy style.
4. I have no idea what I'm doing, ( I don't use a color wheel, I don't do base coats, I have no clue about shadows and highlights) I pretend that I know things, but it's a lie. This one is great, because I always say I'm an amateur and then nobody judges me too harshly.
Sorry for such a random post.