I want to be an artist

I admire artists. I see what they create and I just think it’s so cool.When I was a kid, I would watch countless episodes of “The Joy of Painting.” Bob Ross would take a blank canvas and create magic. 

Artists make things. That’s awesome. Those things can be pretty or thought provoking or vulgar or all of the above. It’s all art and I want to be a part of it. 

For months I have had acrylics, brushes and paper sitting in my office. I’ve been too nervous to use them. What if it sucks? 

Well, so what? Today I decided it would probably suck. It’s my first painting and sucking is okay. But you know what? I painted today and it actually turned out okay. It’s simple. It has a lot of texture. And it made me very happy. Viola. Art. It won’t make it on the walls of a museum or a gallery but maybe I’ll frame it. Then, years from now, I can look back and see how far I’ve come as an artist. 

With love from Detroit,

Callie

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