I am excited to announce that I have a new job that pays well and I can do a lot of things around the house that I can’t do on my own. I’ve been dreaming about doing this for over a year now. I have a few ideas of what I would like to create but I have yet to figure out how to get it done. Maybe this post will help.
The problem is that I have a lot of ideas for things that are too ambitious to be done on my own. Once you have an idea, you need to start taking actions to make it a reality. I know that sounds like I am saying, “If you don’t do it now, it won’t happen,” but I think that’s actually the point. I just want to be able to take my ideas and make them a reality. That’s my goal in life.
Just like my own goals, I suppose, this goal would be ambitious. Just like my goals, I dont always succeed because I don’t take any risks. I usually get lucky, or I just hit on something that seems like a good idea. Then, I ask myself, why in the world would I risk it? It usually just turns out to be a complete waste of time and money.
I think this is kind of the same reason why we don’t have a lot of “artsy” things around here in TZ. Sure it’s fun to show off your artistic side, but most of our art is done by very poor, underpaid, and inexperienced artists. This is true with any form of art. It’s the same reason why you don’t see many t-shirts with the phrase “I love art” on them.
We’ve had it with the “I love art” phrase lately. In fact, I’m pretty sure we’re all going to be saying I love art for real soon.
It’s not just the “I love art” shirts. The problem is that all the art that is done here is of poor quality. We cant compete with the quality of the art found on the internet. We also cant compete with the other places for quality of art either because even in TZ, quality is not a priority. This means that the art we do have is often of really bad quality.
It is also true that this art is not cheap. Its actually a lot of money and time to make such awful art. Its not to say we cant have good quality art because we can, but its just a bit of a waste of resources to do so. You end up paying for more art to put on your website because you are wasting money.
This is a problem for some artists because the more money they make, the less they can spend, thus hurting their quality. For example, the guy who did the art for the “yeti engraving near me” piece in the above article has recently had to sell his art and he is still selling it at bargain prices. But this is not the case for everyone.
Yes, the art we are painting is what makes the art work. It’s very important to understand what this art is and not to buy it yourself.
It’s a shame that we can’t have a long conversation about it that lasts for more than a few minutes.