Things are so different today. Art and artists have too often been expendable. Without a patron, it was difficult to become an artist.
The life of an artist has too often been a difficult one. And yet, we are surrounded by the work of talented people. It is in the genes.
Did you hear “Artists don’t eat, but teachers do.” (Less relevant today!) Or, “Doodling on your school papers?”, “Wasting time reading? Do something!
If you think you cannot be an artist because you can not draw ‘a straight line’, you have only to study a few modern artists’ works!
Visual art may be what we think of when talking about artists. But there so many ways to be creative. Natural talent is seldom sustainable for the long run without the intervention of some training. ‘No talent’ is often just a lack of confidence. Make a list of all you do or daydream about and you will be convinced of your creative abilities. Be sure to add appreciation and support of others!
What would you do when you hear the above comments about becoming an artist? Some say they have to write, to dance, to compose. No amount of criticism or responsiblities can stop them.
Take note of people, who against all odds, find ways to inspire others.