From Keri Smith (see link in sidebar)
For a long time now (well until last month), I have dreamed of being an artist and making art everyday. I went to art college after leaving school and then after having my first child, I went on to do my art and teaching degree at university. When your at college, you are doing art everyday and you don't realise how good you've got it until it's gone and your out working full time in what can be a very tiring job. Life takes over if you let it.
After a long day at work, sometimes the last thing that I feel like is getting out all the art supplies and settling down to art. I really, really want to, but I never quite make it off the couch.
I don't know about you, but I made up all kinds of excuses (some valid) in my head, 'I've got books to mark', 'I'm too tired', 'I'm watching TV' etc. The biggest one of all used to be ' I'M NOT GOOD ENOUGH'. I have no idea where that came from, I've never been told that by anyone, but it's something that I was beginning to believe all by myself. I WAS feeling miserable as an artist and that had to change. I'm sure it's not just me who feels like this. I decided it was time to change, and I had to be the one to make the change happen.
If you have been following my little blog, you know that since last month, I have started to make the change for me..I turn off the TV now.
Try it. Make art.
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