Today: January 30th 2010
Be a journalist of my own process of becoming a self taught visual artist from "scratch"
Lengh for the mission: 365 days=52 weeks=12 months=4 quarters=2 semesters=1 year
Everyone who wants to join me in this ride
So I’ve been cooking this idea for about a month. Last December I was thinking all the dreams I have, and thinking, OK, how can I make them happen? The only way to do it is… doing it!
After a lot of thinking of how I’m going to make my dream of becoming an artist happen, I got a few ideas that came out from brainstorming I had to do one night to be able to go to bed. It looked kinda like this:
How can I become an artist:
* Go to school: That one sounds exciting! but oh, I don’t really have any savings for that, or any time right now… so how about…
* Get a tutor: but a tutor of what exactly? because I still haven’t figure out what type of art I want to do. Right now I actually want to do it all! so…
* Become a self taught artist: This option suits me better, so far.
So that’s it, I have decided to become a self taught artist for a year. I’m going to follow my therapists advice: “be more aggressive” , so that’s what I’m going to do:
Be more aggressive about what I want
So for a year I want to explore different types of visual art: paint, sculpture, jewelry, illustration, videos, and any other that can come out in the way and I feel attracted to.
I also want to explore different media: wood, oil, pastel, mixed media…
For a year I’m not going to put all responsibility on “destiny”, “fate” or any other… For a year … and then I can rely on destiny *)
So Good luck to me… and to you all!
I personally think that everything that you touch, smell, see and experience in life, determine what you like and the things you do. I was born in a place where houses are one next to the other one, where all of them are painted different and with vivid colors, as if a kid had drawn them. It looks very pretty by the way. This place is called Maracaibo, Venezuela.
My parents are form Argentina and Venezuela, and my grandparents form Spain, Italy, Argentina and Venezuela. I lived in Seattle, WA for about a year and a half, and now my husband and I just moved to Bellingham, WA. This sounds like a very crazy mix but it’s actually very fun and rich. Because of this, I think most of the things that I make have an international influence. I don’t really follow fashion trends; I just make things that seem beautiful to my eyes. This is why I love everything I do.
I love living in WA with my husband, surrounded by green. I’m a psychologist, but I don’t “work” as a psychologist, I just use what I’ve learned to help other people when they need me.
I’m 8 years old, but I pretend to act like my chronological age (25), nobody really believes it.
I love colors, textures, vintage rings, vintage metal boxes, handmade clothes, gems and stones, cookies (oh, I love cookies!), key lime tart, lying down in the snow and vegetarian dishes. This list goes on and on, these are just a few to mention.
I believe in creating a new world promoting handmade goods, recycling, and doing things with love, L-O-V-E. I like to try new things, explore materials, designs and shapes, so this new discipline (journaling my experience becoming a self taught artist) is going to be lots of fun!