a wet blanket it a person who pees on your parade. pee-pee blankets I call them. They say, You aren't going to leave the nose that way are you?" and "You need to shade more by the cheek. "I am not talking about an art teacher giving instruction to a student who is ernestly trying to understand portraits, but 'friends' back when I first started drawing. happy I was with just rolling graphite around paper I didn't ask or want advice! But there it was - with the message:
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE MAKING ART? if you are just starting out in art you might experience pee-pee blankets in your life. People who do not allow themselves to create therefore dont want you to either. so down the pee-pee will come on your journal, your portrait,
whatever fun and free things you are doing. But keep this in mind: they are scared. Instead of getting mad have compassion and be an example they can look to. Someone convinced them
when they were young and small that making art was only for special people. Great masters like Rembrant and Michaelangelo. Not for little them. Or little you! with your crayons and curls!
Your making art confronts their fear and they will tell you "This isnt REAL art you are doing by the way." but you will let it bother you none, right? instead, you will think of me, and my messy art room shelves, and the laundry that needs to be done, and my lack of real furniture or a husband and a job. AND YET
oh and yet,
i play and create and it is wonderful.
you will make art
and this is your statement affirmation:
DONT PEE PEE ON ME MAN!
and then make a face : P
and say "La la la"
and go about your art.
Assignmet 4 coming tomorrow morning.
cheapie acrylic paints
anything you want!