Creativity is my passion
Drawing and story by Kat
When I finished high school, I asked my parents if I could go to Art university. Long story short, they were of the opinion that it will not put bread on my table and that art school was only attended by druggies. My art teacher at high school tried to convince my parents that I was talented and to please let me go to the art university in the town where I lived. I was actually forbidden to go. I became an office manager, but art and creativity has always been a part of my life.
I draw, write, do photography, crochet and sculpt. Not a day passes that I do not do something creative. I got married to a wonderful husband and I have a son, who I love dearly. My husband supports me in my creativity and encourages me to do something with it. This is the problem, I lack the confidence and I hide behind the fact that I did not have a formal education.
Going to university now is not an option for me, simply because I cannot afford it. My husband always tries to find me some sort of online course and he pointed out your web site to me some time ago.
I have been following the Drawing Academy website ever since, but always lacked the courage to sign up. I still think I do not have what it takes to be an artist.
I have created a website for my self to post my work. I posted some of my work, but I do not dare to go overboard, because I am afraid to become a laughing stock.
Everybody I know are all very supportive and are telling me how good I am, but even then, it has taken me over a year to gather my courage and sign up for your competition.
I dearly hope you do not confirm my feeling of not being good enough and hope you all will support me in winning a place, to follow my dream.
I hope to achieve a better understanding of drawing and improve my skill set, which I can apply in all my creative work and get me on the path of becoming a confident artist.
I am submitting a charcoal that I made of my husband.