This painting is part of my small works series. I was trying to capture the color of the chameleon as it sat on the sun-warmed Terra-cotta title.
Whenever I ask myself “Where to start?” I think of the song from the Sound of Music.
“Let’s start at the very beginning
A very good place to start
When you read you begin with A-B-C”
She then goes on to explain the basics of singing. After they get the basics,
“are only the tools we use to build a song.
Once you have these notes in your heads,
you can sing a million different tunes by mixing them up.”
Which is true of most things. Once you have learned the basics, you can mix them up and do most anything with them.
This blog is all about my journey to becoming an Artist, and I started with the basics of art a long time ago. This morning I found myself saying where to start, and realized that I need to better define my goal so I know where to start. How will I know if I am on the right path if I am not sure where I am going. Do I want to teach art and creativity? Do I want to make a living by selling art? Do I want that art to be production pieces or do I want to be the type of artist who is hung in major museums? All of these appeal to me, but if I want one of them to be the final goal, I need to chart a part to it that includes the other destinations on the way. It is very similar to saying I want to be in the mountains. When I say that I mean that I want to be in the Rocky Mountains, specifically in Colorado. It is very different from being in the Swiss Alps or on Mount Fuji, just to name two other mountain destinations that would make me happy, but are not what I am envisioning.
It is a good question. I need to take some time and listen for an answer to this question. Where do you want to go with your Creative Journey?