|This page was created on May 17th and has NOTHING to do with what I'm writing about here|
Art is extremely subjective but art journaling especially so, in my humble opinion.
Art becomes especially more subjective and even more interesting when you bring the internet into the picture. So many of us are sharing and trying to reach out with our artwork. Sometimes we get frustrated because we don't get comments, feedback or enough "likes" or "retweets". We have to stop and think: is this really what it's all about? It's natural to want a response and be liked yet at the same time does it really matter what someone else says about your personal artwork?
I know there are artists who teach, sell, etc... and it matters to them but in all honesty, I make art for me. Even with my classes. I have to love and want to teach what I am offering or else it shows in my teaching, just like it shows in my artwork. I make art because I have to and I make it for ME.
I know what I do doesn't appeal to everyone (I've had my work called a gamut of different things and some of it is far from positive.) Yet, I post my work not for likes or comments but to encourage others. I also post my work because I like having a record of it. I like to be able to see how my work changes overtime with the click of a button. I'm not fishing for compliments or likes though they are always appreciated but in the end, whether or not you like something I created isn't what's most important to me. I know that each of us is very different but perhaps, this is something to think about.