The idea of this blog is more of about progression on my journey towards art and to keep what is essentially a personal journal. I don't expect anyone to read this day in and day out, but I wanted a place to see those day-to-day changes in my life for myself.
Creation outside of spreadsheets
The main goal is to move away from my current life position in regards to work, I currently work in accounting. I want to do more with my time and create (outside of spreadsheets), first for myself but if money follows then I will grab the oppurtunity with both hands.
Small personal goals build towards this main goal and I believe chunking in this way will help with achievement of the overall goal.
Learning how to be an artist
Learning about art from the position of an adult beginner. I grew up thinking artistic ability was something I was born with and because I was better than my most of my peers up until age fifteen, this mentality became ingrained in my being. I went away from art in favour of video games. I always thought I could return and just do amazing things upon returning, I didnt realise how much time I truly wasted until I tried to draw from my imagination. Then I realised, I needed help. Luckily art tutorials reccomended works by artist whomst books helped bring back my joy for art and the spark that started the idea of this journey: Andrew Loomis.
This seemed counter-intuitive to me upon first thought, but when I worked through the process in my head I realised it will help with my long term goal of living just from my art. I dislike thinking in terms of money but it is a thing that must be addressed and emotions can cloud the situation. I want to finish my qualification to increase my income and pay off my house, once paid off the income situtation becomes a different ballgame and I can decrease my hours of work across the board, this would allow me to spend more time doing what I truly love.
Learning how to learn
When I read Loomis's works for the first time, I rememeber wondering why I had never heard of him or even reference to his methods despite doing art for 5 years in school. I then realised how little I truly gained from my learning experience from school in regards to art.
Currently exploring how to learn to my fullest in a total sense, not just art.