Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I've mentioned a number of times in my other posts that I'm not a huge fan of most art and certainly not an artist. I've also hinted that my wife may be changing that a bit.
Back in high school, I used to draw a little bit, just a little mind you. And I wasn't that great at it back then. I haven't done anything that even resembles art in about 10 years. A few weeks ago however, I acquired a spark of inspiration and HAD to draw something. Since I was at work (hey.. it was a slow day), I had to work with what I had.. in this case, a piece of computer paper, a .5mm mechanical pencil and a picture of my wife and I on the beach that sits on my desk. The result - Bleh.
I'm a rather critical person in general (for better or worse) and I'm particularly critical of myself. As I mentioned before, I can do most things satisfactorily, but i'm not super-great at anything. That's my problem. Even though I don't have a deep felt passion for creating art, I do enjoy creating in general and I think I'd enjoy art.. if I can get over the disappointment of failure. "What is failure in art?", one might ask. For me, not getting the result I was trying for. I know that it takes time and practice to improve. I'd never expect a masterpiece from another new artist, but I hold myself to that expectation, or desire at least.
Well, this isn't a masterpiece. I'm not even sure its my wife for that matter :P But, it was my first try at something new and even though I'm not pleased, neither am I done with art. I may be an artist yet!
Posted by The Artist's Husband at 9:36 PM