I don’t remember who said it, but I love the quote:
“You will never truly experience the world until you create your own path.”
The quote seems to resonate with my underlying theme to creating art: I create whatever makes me happy! It may be designing motifs for print patterns, or painting in watercolor or acrylics (both abstract or realistically), trying out mosaics, or any other (endless) mediums that exist to play with.
I teach myself what I want to know and when I find out exactly how to do it, or even when I find out why certain pens, paper, brushes, or paints are used in certain situations, I want to share that knowledge with others.
I started doodling when I got tired of spending my precious morning time obsessing about things I couldn’t change, things that happened in the past, or worrying about the future, and my endless to-do list. I needed something to focus my mind on other than reeling thoughts! So I started doodling. Drawing whatever popped in my head. Ah, relief! Finally, something that gave me the break I needed. The distance away from my mental chatter and trolls in my head. I could breath. And I was hooked! That’s how I started creating art. Out of sheer necessity.
Creating my own path to happiness is a winding, zig-zagging path, but it’s mine to create.