I am working on some new artwork. Shaking off the dust and It feels like there are hundreds of pictures in my mind that are trying to get out. So, i am going to give them life.
Right now i am working on some floral ideas... merging design and shapes with still life and marks. I LOVE marks! More to come
Some days all i want to do is use the few extra minutes i have and sit down to create. And then I dream about using my Art Degree to be a living "official" artist... you know, one that goes to work, to make art. My optimistic side agrees that that is a great idea because the world needs art and artists, and that people will pay to have great art.
And then other days, self-doubt, fear of the unknown, fear of people, fear of trying, and the what ifs, all creep in trying to lay hold.
And at this moment, I must interject and remind myself, that the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, the Author and perfecter of my faith is with me, there is nothing to fear.
And then the pep-talk happens. Artmaking brings glory to God. And i must remind myself, that I make art not to boast or please others, but to be faithful to the Lord. It is worship onto Him and He is happy I create because He is the Creator. Art is a part of me, and it is good.
Therefore, i will make art. It is worth it. Always.