Anyone can learn Art....SO WHAT FEAR IS STOPPING YOU?
B. Fear of failure.
What is success when it comes to Art anyway? What is failure?
That depends on your mind-set.
Albert Einstein said that “ART IS INTELLIGENCE HAVING FUN”.
Creating Art in our studio is mostly about the process than the outcome although look at what our students have produced! Our number 1 goal is enjoyment. Allow your intelligence to have fun ....with art.
Anyone can gather skills with the right help. Ideally you will be open minded towards art and willing to have a go. You don’t need to have anything more than this.
IF you create a painting that you don’t like:
A. You have not finished it yet;
B. No one will die. You’re not learning to pilot a jumbo jet full of people who will die if you
C. The sun will come up tomorrow;
D. If you’re “over” it, you can paint it out;
E. The worst that can happen is you need to do MORE painting. Happy Days!!; AND
F. If you’re angry with it, you can hose it off (Acrylic paint), cut it up or set fire to it,
we’re cool with that (EDIT: shire fire restrictions may apply);
Art doesn’t have to be “Good” it just has to BE! As long as you are mark-making, you are an artist.
Making and it IS IMPOSSIBLE to fail!
You should never compare your art to others - you need to be immersed in it and don’t even try to please anyone other than yourself.
Being creative is particularly healthy for your brain. And your spirit. You’ll look at the world through your “Artists’ eyes” and enjoy your surrounds in a new way. It’s win - win!
So what is failure? Giving up. Everything else is part of your creative journey.
You cannot “fail.”