Why I paint
Updated: Mar 2, 2022
This is a little personal
Makes me feel
Making art makes me feel: productive, important, satisfied, excited, inspired and a part of something bigger than myself.
But I have to summon courage when I introduce myself as an artist. It feels like simultaneously saying "I want to make money by selling craft projects" and "I am inspired directly by God himself, thanks." People have ideas in their mind of 1) the starving artist myth 2) the myth of the divinely inspired artist
But in the end, it doesn't matter what most people think (just the people that really matter).
I paint because it's important to me. I'm good at it. And I'm addicted to the process of creating:
inspiration, excitement, hard work, panic, relief, contentment, excitement and fulfillment.
Yeah I feel called to paint. I am a Christian and I do believe I've been created to create.
This does NOT mean: