I've been practicing abstract art in my abstract practice journal this past week. The funny thing is though, that I'm not sure if I'm doing it right. I mean, I've never been taught abstract art. I've actually not even started really appreciating this genre until about a year and a half ago. It was only when I really began to study the artworks of some incredible abstract artists on Pinterest, that I started being drawn into the beauty that is abstract art.
But am I doing it right? Are you doing it right? Are we all as artists doing it 'right'?
The answer to all of this is YES!
"Just because it's not in a museum does not mean it's not art!"
I know I've fallen into the trap of thinking that because I've not studied art after high school, or sold many pieces, or don't have a huge social media platform, or have received comments like, "aaahhh, what is it?", that my art is unqualified, pointless and worthless.
This is such a lie!
"To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong".
So I say to myself, I will make art. I will say to myself, my art has value and worth; my art makes me me. I say the same to all of you! Your art is different to mine, mine is different to yours; but it's all valid. It's all beautiful.
Henry Matisse reminds us that
'creativity takes courage'.
How courageous will you be? How courageous will I be?
Forget everything negative and just make art!
"To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow.
So do it!"
Be courageous with me, let yourself be free to create. Share it with others, be confident in the art you create.
Ann Voskamp says it perfectly,
"when we stop fearing failure,
we start being artists."
Let's be artists!