Hey y'all, it's T, the resident abstract artist that has taken over the garage and turned it into my own personal studio. Yes, I said garage and no, this isn't going to be a corny "how to" post. And no, this is also not a philosophical essay on what makes art reach the level of artistic value that society deems adequate. In fact, this post, and likely all subsequent ones, will likely be full of non-sense and shenanigans with the hopes of bringing you all a whole new perspective on art and stepping out into your own journey.
For starters, if you paint, write poetry, shoot photography, design clothes or even crochet but you never post about it or tell your friends - that's okay. I was in the same boat for the longest time. Honestly, I felt that my pieces weren't as good as what I saw hanging in the galleries or being posted on Instagram to seemingly get an insta-like for the billionth time. Which, for me, at a deeper level meant I was being hyper critical because my art was a piece of me and it captured thoughts or perspectives I didn't want people to see because I didn't think they were "insta-perfect". However, as I grew into myself I realized that art, in all forms, is the language of the people. I mean honestly, if you instantly became multi-lingual without studying that'd be the coolest superpower, right? That's what I thought too - hence, why you all are now able to partake in my painting shenanigans and hopefully connect with piece that speaks your language.
So, grab a cup of your favorite inspo-juice (mine goes quite nicely in my unicorn mug), slather a canvas in whatever medium you want and speak through your creativity. Sometimes you speak louder that way and inspire others to find their own journey.