Posted by JenStar on August 11, 2004, at 11:01:36
In reply to Re: I'm obsessed with my identity » Angela2, posted by B2chica on August 11, 2004, at 10:04:21
I think it's really cool that you make your own art. Sometimes that is so much more wonderful than buying it.
I used to be a huge fan of the show 'Trading Spaces' and it kind of inspired me to make my own things for my walls instead of buying them all. It gave me confidence that things I made could be just as beautiful as something from the art store. And I'm proud when I can display something I made. In a small way, it makes me feel useful and strong.
B2Chica, your message also inspired me! Makes me def. want to get out some supplies and make something of my own.
I wasn't trying to squelch the creative spirit with my previous post (hope it wasn't taken that way.) I just think that it's hard to say "art will now be my career" and then to make it so. it might be easier to go with a job that uses skills that can be more traditionally judged and taught, while keeping art as a private enjoyment.