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Thinking About Revisiting Art
When I was young I loved art and I have had an on and off relationship with art ever since. This relationship included a LOT of art classes – most of which taken at our local community college. But I never actually put together a degree in art.
Recently, I decided to go back to our community college (LCC) to pursue a degree in either Digital Media Design or Digital Marketing. But after hearing from my guidance counselor, I’m reconsidering.
My counselor told that, in reviewing my past credits, she realized I was “well on my way” to a Fine Arts degree. So she emailed me to ask if I wanted to consider it. I’m giving it a lot of thought and am going to talk to her on the 20th and make a decision.
Am I Being Nudged Toward Art?
Whenever I take on anything new, I think about my calling in life. I feel that my writing and Etsy printables shop are part of this calling so it made sense to me to study digital design. Art is another beast completely and not something I would normal think I had time for.
Except that, prior to my guidance counselor reaching out to me, I began to get very interested in iconography.
I had stumbled over a couple of very nice icons at the flea market two weeks running and saw a beautiful icon shop on Etsy had actually just ordered a book on iconography a couple of days before she emailed. Naturally, I’d been praying about the idea of learning to paint / draw icons too. So when she emailed I didn’t immediately dismiss it as I might have done.
I’m not convinced by any means. I have a lot of insecurities around art and I don’t know if I could talk the instructors into letting me work in egg tempura in class. But I do think I could learn more about painting at community college even if I have to start out with acrylics.
Adding Art to My Routine
Today, I took a hard look at my daily routine. In the end I decided to spend three mornings on ebook writing, two on art / design / Etsy, and one on media. This means cutting back on both writing and media. But, for now, I’m okay with that.
I have been feeling for a while now that I needed to spend more time on design and my Etsy shop. People are buying my printables and I do really love doing it. These two things tell me that I should take it a bit more seriously.
I don’t want to give up on my dream of writing an ebook to chase the even more unlikely dream of being an artist. But I am going to shift my emphasis just a little and see what happens.
To read about my early art experience please see The Season of Being Creative.
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