I am a self taught artist and have been creating something from nothing all of my life. The aromas of a fresh box of Crayons, Elmer’s Glue, Silly putty and Play-doe, early on, was like opening a door to a different universe, a world in which I made the rules. I was always making “stuff” as far back as I can remember. If I don’t create, I start to feel like someone is holding a pillow over my face.
Even though I create the things I want to see and touch, the biggest charge I have always gotten is seeing other people respond to what I have made. I’m tickled when someone “gets it”.
I think art should be a part of everyday life, something to stumble upon while toiling away at work. It’s the little mental lift that everyone needs throughout the day, an unexpected departure from the hum-drum.
Life is short, stay excited.