I watched a documentary on beauty and art today "Why Beauty Matters" by Roger Scruton. It was quite interesting, explaining that artists these days are getting lazy, not being creative enough, and not creating truly "beautiful" pieces of artwork. Also, that anything can be "art", but is it truly art? If you want to watch this documentary it is here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiajXQ… **Warning though, it is a bit suggestive and later in the documentary shows some offensive art pieces to the Christian world.** But it does spread an interesting concept to how modern art is affecting our world.
And this got me thinking... am I truly an artist?
No, not really. Looking through my gallery I find that most of my photographs were taken at the spur of the moment, being at the right place at the right time. That isn't art is it? A piece of art is a piece of work. I probably didn't work as hard as I hoped when I took those pictures. This also applied to my drawings and sketches... there isn't true work, time and effort put into them... it is just there. Sigh... so what shall I do about my art-less art? Well, I have set a new goal. With my photographs I will really think about the composition and what I want in a compelling photo. And in my drawings I will practice the proportions and spend plenty of time on a single piece. This girl will be a real ARTEEEEST!
Better stuff will be submitted on here for sure, as this is an art website and if I want to get better this is the way to do it! Thanks for all the support, comments, faves,... llamas?
Well, in other news, this summer has been great! June is passed and I finally decided to get on my summer homework. I also have been watching my first episodes of le famous show Doctor Who! And I can say it is good! I get very caught up in the whole story! The only problem I have though is the aliens are a bit strange, but that's what makes it so cool. The episode I just watched was when Catherine Tate tags along on the Tardis. Oh yeah, so great! Summer band is also over, so I am a bit more free to get some things done which is always good! Our field show is going to be pretty epic with Sherlock Holmes (American) music, it's going to be fantastic! I am doing wonderfully, how are all y'all doing? What are your plans for the summer? I would love to hear from you good folks!