The Hardest Part About Art

When people ask me what the hardest class I’m taking is, they expect me to say something along the eyes of AP Chemistry. When I answer honestly and say, “Art” they are shocked. I can understand why because typically art is seen as an “easy A.” Trust me, it’s not.

Art is one of the most stressful classes that I take. This is because as a generation we seek perfection. We want things to be mperfect and be exactly as they appear and in art, that rarely happens. Although we are told that it is okay to make mistakes and mistakes are in fact encouraged, it is hard to accept mistakes. We see something and want our interpretation to be exactly right. But more times than not, it is far from how we see it.

Our minds think that we know everything. When humans are drawing, our brain thinks that one thing is right when it is wrong. Art is all about training your brain to not draw what it thinks it sees but to draw what you actually see. It is very mentally taxing when you have been trying to draw the interior of a building and it doesn’t feel right, but it is right.

Art has also taught me a lot about my patience. And I am a very impatient person. Art requires the patience and the realization that it won’t happen in the first 30 minutes. It takes time.

Art is the hardest part of my day, but it is also the best part of my day. A year and a half ago when I was signing up for classes I didn’t realize that I even had a passion as strong as I do for the arts. I want to further my education and devote my time to art and creating artwork. I want to create pieces that inspire people and that help others (not just humans but creatures too!).

If I had any advice to give, it would be to stick things out. Learn something new and create artwork. Inspire others.

PS I may have photography and sculptures coming soon!!!

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A Type 1 Diabetic teen that was introduced into the world of diabetes on November 11th, 2008. I continue to walk through the path of life even in this carbohydrate and plastic infected world. Follow me while I deal with diabetes, art, and environmental issues.

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