Why is making art so hard?
I'd really like to know.
My partner and I are always trying to make art in various forms--writing, painting, carving. The urge to do it is there not only for our mental health, but because there's a lot of satisfaction in creating something, especially when you get to display it in your home. We talk about it all the time--a weird, vague idea of an art project that we'd like to start-- but actually MAKING it, buckling down, pulling out the paints (or whatever it may be) is so freaking difficult.
Sometimes I wonder if it stems from laziness--because talking about doing something is so much easier than actually doing it.
Sometimes I wonder if it stems from busyness--because there is always something else to do and carving out a large chunk of time to "doodle" is tricky to justify.
Sometimes I wonder if it stems from crippling fear--because I have no talent and whatever I make is going to be a load of crap.
Maybe it's a mixture of all three, and some other reasons that are hidden deep down.
Whatever the case may be, the real reason for this blog, for this RANT, is to act as a simple reminder that making art is important, it's essential, and you should do it regardless if you're busy, or a great procrastinator, or don't consider yourself an "artist".
You should do it.
Thanks for reading!