It’s kind of nice every once in a while to learn at your leisure. Of course, it’s not always as effective as learning in a classroom environment– with teachers, course materials, and school assignments and all, but at least it’s less expensive. And we have the resources to do it, like the internet and public library. I have an advantage, because my enrollment in BYU-I allows me to access their online library, which links me to databases where I can watch videos and documentaries and such, which I like having because then I can do artwork while I learn. Our world today with ready access to tons of information is a blessing for a curious mind, and I am grateful. Of course, there’s the matter of sorting the good information from the junk, but once it’s sorted, there’s a lot you can still work with and benefit from.
I hope to create some more wonderful art. I’ve gotten started with a project that I think will end up looking better than my last one. It takes place in a forrest, an environment I’m reasonably comfortable with. And again I get to experience that curious sensation when you look at color spread across a once blank page. It’s so hard to describe that feeling. That’s one of the reasons why I keep doing art, to feel that strange sensation. Another reason is because I’m terrified that if I don’t keep doing it, I’m going to lose that talent that I’ve spent all those years developing. I can’t bear to think of all that time being wasted. Finally, there is the curiosity. I’m curious to know what I could do with my artwork if I just kept doing it, and maybe got to be really good at it.