Rant of 2/27/17 – Pretentious artists

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Get ready for this rant. It may not make much sense since I get so fired up just thinking about it, but here I go:

  1. Pretentious artists

Even so often I come across a quote by someone that is just so snobby and elitist my head wants to explode. It usually involves an artist saying how they are motivated to create because they want to save the world, or how their work is so important that if they stooped so low as to, *gasp*, work at a “normal job,” the world would stop spinning.

Creating art shouldn’t be reserved for only a select few chosen ones, especially with the internet. Just look at my blog. I’m a person that enjoys writing, drawing, & taking photos. Am I the best ever at it? No. But I’m always trying to improve.

Most children spend their free time creating. It’s a natural thing to want to draw or dance or sing. When you’re a kid, you don’t really care if it’s good or not. You’re not concerned with sounding or appearing to be intelligent & oh so “artsy fartsy.”

It also shouldn’t be something that you can only understand if you get a four year liberal arts degree. Art, or at least some forms of it, should be available to everyone.

Maybe it’s because I’m surrounded by people that work “normal” jobs, including myself, but I cannot listen to the gibberish that comes out of some people’s mouths about how much more important they are than the “average” person.

This rant was set off by someone saying how artists are the only people that get to celebrate life. I won’t say who, but you can figure it out with a quick google search if you’re that curious :p

Anyways, I hope that the internet helps destroy this pretentiousness. It’s so easy to create a blog & share your work that anyone can do it. I know that many people find this to be a bad thing, but they are probably the snobs that I am complaining about.

End of rant. So what do you think? Is there a pandemic of snobbery among art lovers? Or maybe you think that I’m being the ultimate in pretentious by hating on pretentious people (does that make any sense?) Comment below!

Rant of 2/22/17 – Anger & National Days

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Not exactly sure why I am putting any of my readers through this, but this post is just going to be me ranting about 2 random things.

  1. The demonization of anger

-Anger. It’s an emotion that most people view as negative. Just google anger & you’ll see that many of the results are about how to suppress it. Of course it’s important to not let yourself freak out over every little nuisance like this kid:

*Kid freaks out and breaks school ipad

But anger in moderation can be very useful. When I’m going through a hard time I get depressed. Instead of fighting back against it I want to just sleep because I am so exhausted. But anger gets you moving.

  1. National days

-Since when did everyday become a national day of something? Love your pet day, bagel day, pizza day, donut day, people with the last name of z day (yes, it’s real.)

Am I forgetting something, or did this just become popular in the past few years? Can anyone help me answer this important, life changing question before I get into an existential crisis ^^ (yes, this is sarcastic.)

What do you think, chiweenie?

chill-chi

Okay, I better go and chill out now :p

Walking the Dog Drawing

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rsz_dachund_walking

I got the idea to do this drawing after seeing the artwork & listening to the soundtrack of one of my favorite films, “Mon Oncle (My Uncle)” by Jacques Tati.

If you haven’t seen it, here’s a link to a funny clip: Kitchen Scene

Anyways, I used a black colored pencil to outline the figures & blue & pink watercolor for color.

It’s available for purchase digital download on my Etsy shop & in print on Fine Art America.

I hope that you don’t think this drawing is too Pawful ^^ (I just couldn’t resist making a bad pun.)

My super late blog post – had another sale!

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I know that it’s been a while since I’ve made a post on this blog – almost a month! I’ve just been so busy & haven’t had the motivation, but now that I’ve got things under control I can finally start ranting once again!

A few weeks ago I had another sale on Etsy of a dachshund drawing! 🙂

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I’ve been having fun experimenting with watercolor & have made several pieces that I will upload eventually.

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Hopefully some of you out there have more to do on that day than me :p Here’s a corny joke about it:

Q. What is the difference between a calendar and you?
A. A calendar has a date on Valentine’s day.

hehe