Wouldn’t that be fantastic? There’s so many things I would love to learn in the next few years: how to increase in knitting (shut up, that’s important to know if you’re a knitter), what the heck risotto is, and how to paint something that doesn’t look like an anemic stick figure.
I love art. I love how when you look at art, it’s all done with different mediums and techniques. It’s awesome. It’s so…flawed, but done so well. I love it. I think art is just appreciating people’s mistakes.
One of my all time favorites is Natasha Wescoat. Go check her out and then come back. No really! Do it, you’ll be glad you did. Stop rolling your eyes and just do it, I’ll wait patiently…
Isn’t she fantastic? I love the trees and flowers, especially. Awesome. She makes me want to paint.
I have another friend who is a real live painter. Like, he paints for a living, in his garage I think. His work is completely different from Natasha Wescoat, but amazing nonetheless. His work is like a commentary on society. You look at it and you think, you feel. He’s awesome too. He goes by the moniker The Amazing Tumnus. Or you can see his other website called Saint Schizophrenia Studios.
And while I don’t have actual pictures to post here, or a link, my two most favoritist artists live in my house. They are my two daughters, Emma and Addie. Emma is so good at art that she won the art award last year in school and told me that her art teacher told her she was the best artist in the class. Ahem, we may have to teach her humility at some point. Addie is just now getting into drawing. She makes me pose for her with different facial expressions “Smile really big, Mommy, no not like that, now close your lips but smile big, BIGGER, now close your eyes, keep them closed, you’re peeking!” (five minutes or a decade goes by) “Mommy! Keep your eyes closed! You’re not smiling anymore, smile big!” All of her art includes a Jay Leno chin and a chiseled nose that ends somewhere in the eyebrow section. But I love it.
I wonder if artists or painters wish they could do something better too. They may be thinking, I wish I could balance a checkbook or I wish I could make hospital corners with my bedsheets.
I really want to paint.
What do you really want to learn to do?