Wednesday, December 12, 2012
What Would You Attempt if You Knew You Would Not Fail?
Eventually I dropped all the groups, mainly just lurking as I started setting my own goals and deadlines to commit to submitting more work to juried shows. As more of my work was accepted, I became a member of a local artists' group that met every month and another group of women artists' that met four times a year out-of-state. It is important to learn to accept criticism. Both of these groups allowed me to have my work critiqued. I took classes as well as taught classes. It is important to keep learning, even if you are self-taught. Experiment. Share. Have fun.
The groups as well as classes I took from the Drawing Studio and elsewhere, helped me learn to make the time, be brave about my work and be willing to make mistakes. I forced myself to work outside of my comfort zone whenever possible.
Sketch Monkey Blues.
So take classes, join groups, go outside of your comfort zone, be inspired, share your work...........do it every day.