I have angst as I write this blog but I want to. I feel like I am finding a new voice.
I just finished reading Kelly Berkey's blog about how she yearns to be better and create what she has in her head onto her canvas.
Arist have that internal urge, that need to create as much as we need air. As Kelly says not for fame or more sales but to get what is inside of us OUT. Her words finally made me see what I have been avoiding in my own work. I thought about it with every canvas I painted, but pushed it aside. It was the need to paint some of the grey times in my life that have shaped me into who I am. I avoid calling them dark times because they are what they are and they make me who I am. Not all artist feel the need to do this but I know I do. I'm still not sure how to convey this on canvas but I know I will try. ( I think that is just fear speaking) I am feeling a great urge to tell stories with my art, good and bad. It may not even be evident to those who look at it but I will know, and that is what matters.
This is what is so wonderful about this blogging world of creators. They inspire and open up doors and windows to our own creativity. Kelly's latest blog has done that for me. I bet it will wake up something in you too. Thanks Kelly.
I hope this will help those of you who have been searching to do better and by that I mean to be able to create what is truly in your soul..Good, Bad or Ugly.
Now to push that button and post this is the first step for me.