I’ve grown up from being an inexperienced young lady with no interests in life except compulsive shopping to being someone who can make a brand presentation herself 😀
Anyway, I’m not here to brag.
What has helped me grow was undoubtedly YOU.
Putting my face and thoughts on IG has made me vulnerable. Still, at the same time, it was an excellent opportunity to confront me with different types of thinking.
It’s incredible to see that there is no TRUTH. Instead, there are different ways to experience the same thing.
Billions of people putting their filters on what reality is and translating that reality into experiences.
If I could choose only 3 things I have learnt from you those would be:
1. BEAUTY IS IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER
I’m not going to lie. I’m a perfectionist. I mean, you can easily see it from my Instagram account that I’m not normal HA!
By focusing on perfection, I was constantly putting myself down, and I wasn’t enjoying my art time anymore. I was frustrated. The worst thing was that I was comparing my art to some imaginary standard that doesn’t even exist.
But then I realised that if I do that to myself, what could anyone else think about their work? And this is so wrong.
It’s good to have a goal in life and always work hard to do better but losing the joy of creating is not the right solution.
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. I don’t like Picasso’s work, but that doesn’t make him less of an artist. Just like that, I would LOVE to paint like Michelangelo, but I can’t. I paint like Sandy Kurt.
You draw/paint like YOU, and that’s awesome.
2. DIFFERENT WORDS FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE
Teaching was one of the best experiences of my life.
Just like I said before, everyone adds his own filter to reality. Which means that something can mean X to me and Y to someone else. This is very true when it comes to teaching.
You helped me understand that in order to teach and inspire people about this art form, I need to use different words, ways and even tools, to make everyone understand.
What seems easy for me may not be easy for someone else.
I learned to break every movement down to easy-to-understand words, explaining why we are doing this or that. The best teacher to me is the one who can put himself in the students’ shoes. And I think that you can see this in my online courses.
3. SHARING IS CARING
Oh, there is nothing better than seeing people appreciate what I do.
As you may already know, I’m not a full-time artist. I have an 8-5 job, and besides that, just like any human being, I have a family, friends, yoga to practice for my back and neck pain, meals to prep, house chores to do etc.
Every once in a while, when I catch some time, I like to make tutorials for you or #tutorialchallange
I really love this community we are all in, and I think that being able to share my passion and see other people make art with my tutorials feels so good.
Did you expect the things I have learnt from you to be these?
On my side, I hope that you have learned something from me as well during these years.
If so, let me know in the comments below.
3 Things I Have Learnt From You
November 18, 2020