My Artistic Soul
I have always had a great eye, especially for color and composition. I would love to be a photographer but have never learned the skills and it seems me and mechanical equipment do not get along. I still have plenty of creativity in me when it comes to other forms of art.
I once considered myself to be an artist. I dreamed of seeing my work hanging in galleries, but now I havenít done much with my artwork in years. I suppose I could have been good and developed my basic talent but I pursued other things instead. My high school art teacher pushed me to go to art school. I should have listened to her; instead I pursued the world of academia by attending a regular university and majoring in Psychology then adding on a second major in Anthropology while pursuing a writing career. I hit major burnout sometime during my second year, then some type of disinterested boredom kicked in when I realized I wasnít doing what I really wanted to do.
Somewhere along the way I realized I really love to create things, with words, with ink, with paint, with whatever medium I have in front of me. I think I was afraid to go to art school because for one, I felt I wasnít good enough. Two, I was afraid to rely on doing something I love to make money because then I wouldnít love it anymore. It took me a long time to realize if you can make money doing what you love then thatís a blessing.
I pursued my writing for awhile in college then life got in the way and then over 8 years passed until I decided it was time to pursue my dreams again.
So for the past year Iíve been pushing towards my goals of being a writer. Iíve made a lot of progress in one year. This year I plan to make much, much more progress. Plus now that my creative energy has been fully brought back to life, I think Iíll start drawing and painting again. Maybe even take a few art classes. I would love to take a photography class. That is the one thing I have always wanted to learn how to do. I always see things and think what a great photo that would be. I know I have an artistic eye it just needs to be developed and the I need the technical know how to back it up.
I definately should take some classes this year. It will be fuel for my creative soul. Iíd love have a book published someday that featured both my writing and artwork, that would be so extremely wonderful. By the way my taste in art coincides with what I like to write about Ė sex. My favorite subject matter is the naked body. So I think if I developed my talents a little more things could get interesting.