No, I’m writing about Kate, whose new blog I found today. I also linked to her on my sidebar here, so be sure to visit her often when you’re done here!
She writes about wanting to just do art she loves, and not bad art for money. Back in high school, I wanted to go into commercial art. I was scared, though, thinking I couldn’t cut the mustard. I passed it off by saying that I just didn’t want to have to churn out art for a job, that I wanted to just enjoy it.
But you know what? Do I do much art at all now? No. And I can’t blame it all on my discovery of the Internet, though that had a good bit to do with my ceasing to play guitar, write music, and do artwork.
Like my high school excuse, I rationalize and say that my interests have just changed, that’s all. But is that really it?
*Sigh* I think now that I would have perhaps stuck with it had I gone to school for art. I took the easy way, became complacent, and now am frustrated that I am not doing more with my hands…But I’m not very self-disciplined and the days just fly by with my wishing, but not doing.
That said, Kate, even your “bad” art brings joy. Don’t knock it too hard!
It might not be what you envision, but it’s something and it is a cushion while you do what you do love. Don’t lose heart!