Am I Too Old to Start Making Art?

Am I Too Old to Start Making Art?

November 19, 2023

Hey there, fellow accidental ArtMakers! 👩‍🎨 Are you ready to unleash your hidden artistic talents and embark on a creative journey like no other? Well, you're in the right place! Today, we're diving deep into the reasons why some women doubt their ability to become artists later in life. But fear not, because I've got the solutions to help you break free from those doubts and discover the joy of creating art at any age. Let's dive in with empathy, encouragement, and a sprinkle of humor along the way!

Reason 1: "I'm too old to start."
Oh, my dear friend, age is just a number! 🌟 Remember, creativity has no expiration date. The solution? Embrace the beauty of starting something new at this stage of life. Let go of the notion that you're too old, and instead, relish in the wisdom and life experiences that will infuse your artwork with depth and authenticity. Start with something small. Just try painting one color over one thing. Watch me do this here on YouTube.

Reason 2: "I don't have enough time."
Ah, the elusive concept of time! It seems like it's always slipping through our fingers. But here's the thing: time is what you make of it. The solution? Prioritize your passion for art and carve out pockets of time each day or week dedicated solely to your artistic endeavors. Trust me, even a few minutes spent with your DIY paint brushes can make a world of difference.

Reason 3: "I'm not naturally talented."
Let me let you in on a little secret: talent is overrated! 🤫 Artistic ability comes in all shapes and forms, and it's often the result of practice, perseverance, and experimentation. The solution? Embrace the process of learning and growing as an artist. Allow yourself to make "happy little accidents" along the way and see where they take you. Remember, mistakes are just opportunities for creative discoveries! Watch me drop the f-bomb on some mistakes I make as I learn to use resin with Iron Orchid Designs moulds.

Reason 4: "I don't know where to start."
Starting anything new can be daunting, but guess what? You're not alone in this! The solution? Seek guidance from artists just like you (join us here on FaceBook), enroll in workshops or online courses, or explore art resources that resonate with your unique style and interests. Embrace the adventure of discovering different mediums, techniques, and styles. And remember, there's no wrong way to begin—just let your creativity guide you. Decoupaging is a fun place to start experimenting with. And Stencils!

Reason 5: "What will others think?"
Ah, the ever-present fear of judgment. But here's the truth: your artistic expression is a reflection of your soul, and it deserves to be celebrated! The solution? Surround yourself with a supportive community of fellow ArtMakers who understand and appreciate the beauty of your journey. And hey, if anyone dares to criticize your art, just imagine their face on a canvas and give it a quirky twist! 😉🎨

My dear ArtMakers, let's banish those doubts and unleash the artist within! 🎨💫 Embrace your age as an asset, make time for your passion, celebrate the process of learning, surround yourself with cheerleaders, and embrace the journey of discovery. Together, we'll create a world filled with art, laughter, and endless possibilities. So put that doubting voice aside, grab your brushes, and let's paint our way to artistic bliss! You've got this, my fabulous ArtMakers! 🌈✨

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