Heart to Art
For all those who have never had a ‘brush with painting’ (Pun Intended), here is a secret, I have learned.
You do not need Talent to be able to paint. You do not have to be creative to be an artist. You do not have to be genetically gifted either. If you doubt any of these theories, well, say hello to me.
Painting, to me, is a practiced skill like any other. All it takes is that willingness to learn, the humility to be a student forever. And as it happens every time, ‘when the student is ready, a teacher arrives’ — Google, YouTube and well-meaning critics, in my case. The more you learn, the more you realize how little you know. And that creates the urge to explore more, and we call it Passion. Passion inspires you to work hard at it and hard work improves skill levels. Small improvements encourage you and keeps you the student forever. And a teacher always finds the student.
This magical circle of life is all that is needed to make your heart smile. And do you need any better reason to keep painting? So what if your art is not a masterpiece. So what if you are not talented.
All you need is the Passion of your Heart to turn a piece of blank space into a work of art.