Happy Saturday everybody!
I'm super excited to be releasing episode 2 of ARTminute, on schedule!!
If you know me, you know that I'm a bit of a procrastinator and also sort of allergic to schedules so this is a big deal for me.
Can I get an internet high-five from everyone out there who doesn't have a job with regular hours?
Anywho, today's ARTminute is on the subject of art supplies. My mission today is to help you get over some of the overwhelm when it comes to starting your creative journey and I will do that by sharing two truths about art supplies:
1) Lots of people use the lack of artist materials as a reason to never learn art and that's straight-up crazy.
2) Buying supplies doesn't have to break the bank. First, look around and see if you can find what you need in your home then hit up your local dollar store.
If you're following my lessons all you'll need for the time being are an HB pencil, a white eraser, and a pencil sharpener (oh, and some paper but you don't have to buy a sketchbook if you don't want to you can draw on scrap paper that would otherwise end up in the recycling bin). In the video I do mention that you might eventually need pencil crayons as well, which is true, you can definitely find these for just a couple of dollars. I would bet dollars to donuts though that you probably have some tucked away somewhere.
Honestly, though, lots of artists don't use 'artist quality' supplies and they produce amazing work. Jackson Pollack used industrial paint for his famous drip paintings and contemporary artist Jen Stark started making her paper sculptures because all she could afford was a huge stack of cheap construction paper.
Okay lovelies, happy art supply and hunting!
Don't forget to subscribe, like and follow on all the things!!
Have an amaze-balls weekend.
So this is it!! I'm taking the plunge...right off the deep end.
I'm officially launching a series of videos that will be released every Thursday and Saturday. These videos will be little bite-sized art lessons, some of them will be about my philosophy and approach to art-making, others will be straight-up techniques.
Each video will be about 1 or 2 minutes long and will give you enough information to go forth and take some steps (even baby steps) into a creative way of life.
The whole point of these videos is that I really, truly believe that every single person out there is an artist! Don't freak out!! This doesn't mean that everyone is a painter or illustrator it just means that you deserve to have space in your life to be creative! If I can help you find that space then I know I'm doing my job as an educator. Plus, so many people tell me (over and over again) that they wished they could draw better (or at all). I can help with that!!
So, here is the very first video in the series, it's just an intro really, but the next video will hit the waves on Saturday when I'll be chatting about art supplies and how to avoid spending zillions of dollars on them.
So don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and you can also find me on Instagram! I'd love to see your comments and I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have!!
Stay rad my little blueberries!
Okay, so this is embarrassing but I have written, re-written, posted, deleted, and re-posted so many of these 'I'm starting a blog and I'm so excited about it!' posts that it's now sort of a pathological problem. I start blogs with the best intentions and I always fall short right off the starting line.
And here I am, doing it again!
The difference is, that this is the last time I'm going to try. If it doesn't work I'm just going to accept that blogging isn't for me and give up on it forever! However, I am not willing to throw in the towel until I make one last genuine effort to make it work.
So, I'll skip the heartfelt starting point speech and just tell you that I'll be with you for the next little while sharing my experiences, my knowledge, and my feels.
See you around my little wonders.