Have you ever thought about why you love doing the things that you do every day? I have! Few days ago I was thinking about a lot of things. I started to think about the times when I began to draw again, on 2010. I thought about all those reasons why I love being an artist.
1)I start with the most important thing. I love to give emotions through my paintings. Every time when I paint something, I put my whole soul in it. There is a quote that I like:
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”- Maya Angelou
My goal is to make people happy!
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see”- Edgar Dega
Actually the whole process of the painting coming to life is very exciting. The idea of the painting may come in the most unexpected moment. And then I start to think about it. I start to visualize it in my mind. After that I paint it.
I also love the feeling that I get when I know that I have made somebody’s day better because they liked my artwork or because I inspired them somehow.
2) I love learning new things. Not a single day will pass without me learning something new. Whether it be about drawing and painting or something about marketing because when it comes to being an artist, you actually have to do a lot more than paint and draw. You also have to post your art online, market it, find new potential customers, edit pictures, answer to letters, make videos about progress of art and read books about all kinds of things. And this all is so exciting.
I love to watch speed up videos about other artists creating their artwork. I have watched many videos about drawing techniques and painting techniques.
3) I love to meet other artists. I would have never thought that there are so many talented and beautiful people. I have made some new friends along the way. And their passion and amazing artworks have inspired and motivated me a lot.
So these are some of the reasons why I love being an artist. Every morning when I wake up, I’m so excited because it’s a brand new day full of endless opportunities and possibilities.
What is your passion? What makes you come alive? Why do you like it?