How Do You Do It?

In response to a fellow artist blogger asking “How do you do it?”, I wrote that I understood her question. I feel it. I majored in art education but never taught art. My life took a different path. I dabbled in oils and acrylics, silversmithing, beading and pottery. Now I’m retired and joined several clubs for these different mediums. I later quit the clubs. Now, I’m focusing on acrylics and education about painting principles and techniques. I paint a lot and take as many free and less expensive lessons that I can. I know I will visit my oils again soon, but my focus is minimizing and concentrating on mastering (to a point) my Acrylic medium. Later I will move on to possibly other mediums again, like my oils. I think that learning some real basics and applying them whether to acrylics or oils, my painting will only get better. That’s how I decided to declutter my brain and to focus on one or two mediums at a time. Do I miss the other mediums? Yes, but for once, I want to see proficiency in one area.

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