Previously this website was all about art. It was used as a gallery by various members who after creating accounts on the site could upload their works. The website also had a forum where members would get assistance from each other or contribute their opinions about some artistic works on various topics. The website was also used as a resource by visitors. It had a beautiful section whereby various tutorial based on different topics on arts as well as online business were posted.
The resources were contributed by members who used various tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Coreldraw, Talking Moose, etc. and thus created the tutorials to explain how they got various effects and style by using the tools or software. These resources were available for both members and visitors of the website.
However, the website was later abandoned. I’ve decided to bring it back to life by repurposing it. I love arts and I always feel inspired by arts. Arts help us to seek our true identity and to preserve our heritage. There are some interesting posts that I’ve already published and they can be accessed by clicking through various topics below. However, I want to share with you about what inspired me into doing art.
My Inspiration to Arts
It was my grandmother, who was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer a few months back, made me love design and essentially graphics as a whole. She used to weave and loved using various patterns in her finished baskets and braids. Each time she was working on a new piece of work, she tried to make several piece look unique from each other by using various patterns.
Her love for colorful decorations wasn’t only depicted in her weaving works. She also loved displaying her works of arts beautiful in her shop that she used top own in town, involving She was always careful in her arrangements and always made sure that that her displays followed particular patterns too.
Not in a good way.
By seeing how she used to craft the most beautiful patterns in the world. I too got interested in drawing and painting various patterns while I was just a young kid. She must have realized my potential, because she used to buying my crayons and other painting materials while I was still a young kid. Whenever, I prepared something, I always made sure that she was the first person to see my work. She was very encouraging and motivating. This made me love painting, and soon I honed my skills and eventually became a seasoned painter.
However, you need to realize that a career in arts has too many hurdles. It isn’t just a matter of talent. There are many challenges that artists go through as they try to make ends meet and especially as they try to produce the best work which will be appealing to the eyes of the viewers. Kind of like Weight Watchers DVD’s, they want to teach people the best weight loss techniques as a matter of fact, attract mores and more customers.
Challenges that Artisans Face
Art is visual language; I believe the artistic works should speak for themselves. The less I say about my work, the better. The artist’s work should stand independently, without the reassuring presence of the creator. There are some exceptions to this, in the case of an artist being more famous than his or her work, e.g. a celebrity artist.
The work cannot exist without the continuous public presence of the artist. Unfortunately this is necessary as the celebrity, the persona, tends to overshadow the work and in some cases is a necessity in order to bolster sometimes weak work. I am in the ranks of the ordinary artist, as opposed to the celebrity artist. I am guilty of producing both strong and weak work, and on completing the body of work for an exhibition, merely wishes to move on to preparing for the next show.
It’s a job. I need to sell my work to survive and this is achieved by applying myself. The process of creating is stressful enough, ranging from infrequent moments of elation to long periods of near depression, desperately seeking inspiration. The end result of the aforementioned should be an exhibition, if the opportunity arises, but also a feeling of being totally drained. After the exhibition, there is always the desire to create the next artistic work, which you want to be unique than what you were exhibiting. This calls for more creativity.
Therefore, it is important for governments and other concerned parties to always try to help artists in realizing and nurturing their gifts. By supporting artists, then there are high chances that one can be motivated to pursue arts as a career despite the many challenges that we usually face.