Let’s face it. There’s something everyone wishes they were good at but will never, ever be. Artzent, the most talented artist I’ve seen in this blog world and someone I dare to compare to Georgia O’Keefe, suggested she could teach me to paint/draw. It is something I wish I could do.
Oh, artzent, this is not an insult, but you are delusional. I have ZERO artistic ability. No, I have NEGATIVE artistic ability. I ruin art. I can see it. I can’t produce it. All brushes and pencils should be awarded perpetual restraining orders against me.
If you haven’t guessed it by the links, I am begging you all to check out the astonishing beauty artzent creates. HOW does she do it? It’s got to come from deep down in her soul. How long does a piece take? I mean, I can write. Sort of not too terribly, too, I assume. Could I sustain my ideas for months at a time? Weeks? Days? And, if she says it only takes her a day to complete one of those gorgeous florals, I think I may as well throw out any writing utensils. Why bother attempting to match my weak words with her incredible paint skills?
OK, creatives: What is the maximum time you can spend on a piece without going crazy? Is crazy a standard ingredient for generating art? How long has a project lasted for you? What are the talents you wish you had? Whose works impress you?