There’s no difference between an art and an artist. They just blend and harmonize to construct a happy, colorful world.
I don’t know, but since I was young, I always admire people who’s into Art. As a crude-headed child, my description of Art is all about the different colors in the color wheel, sketches, and basic shapes and lines. In my younger days, I couldn’t draw — in fact, I don’t want to draw. Why? I envied my older cousins because of their advanced skills that I do not have. So I tend to look at their works thinking I couldn’t do the same as them.
There came a time that my mama encouraged me to join in a school-based poster making contest during a Nutrition month celebration. I lost. I was not surprised though. I knew in my mind that I wouldn’t win the trophy. I came home. I saw my mama smiling, afterwards, I told her the results. Even in my failures, still, she continued smiling. Her smile is one of the main reason, why up to now, I’m pursuing my passion.
Now, I blissfully share my works to people who appreciate it. Only to few. I am in 12th grade under in a STEM course (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), and it doesn’t cover in any art strand. Partly, I’m sad.
During my Junior High years, I met a lot of artsy friends. I never thought that they will help me to appreciate art wherever I go, in every thing I make.
As of now, I admit that I still continue to learn and love art. It taught me that there are no comparisons, mistakes, and it doesn’t consider wether you’re unskilled, beginner, or a basic learner. As long as you’re loving art with all your heart and soul, surely, it will love you back.
I will share 3 reasons,
Why Art is in my Heart?
1. Art understands me.
I always bear in my mind what my mama told me, “When it comes to Art, there’s no right or wrong.” Everytime I’m doing a painting, I can freely depict what I feel through the strokes of brushes up to the edges of the canvas. It doesn’t judge me. Actually, in doing an art, what you think of a mistake is actually a progress. Mistake means learning. Mistake is not a downfall. It uplifts you.
2. Art edifies me.
Nothing in this world is constant. You can’t be stagnant! Development and growth are already programmed in the human brain, yet, to adapt improvement is a choice. Art is my therapy. It improves and edifies me as a person. It taught me how to be patient, to step out on my limits, to see the bigger picture, to always understand and love.
3. Art moves me closer to God’s power.
Sounds unusual, right? But yes, I was able to see His majestic power through appreciating His creation wherever I go, through individuals I met. I comprehend things not just on the outside makeup but also in the deeper sense. What my naked eyes are seeing is not the whole story but there’s a clearer picture behind the facade.
Being an artist is not just on the skills and creativity. It’s what’s inside the heart — the urging passion that needs to devour an idle soul.