"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we
grow up." ~Pablo Picasso
Quite often I am asked what I plan to do with my life; what I will make of my
future. When I explain that my main objective is to open a gallery, the response I usually receive is "Oh, do you make art too?" I then explain that I love to paint and hope to continue with it no matter where life brings me. The common response to this is "You are so lucky. I don't have an artistic bone in my body" or "I am not creative whatsoever!" Or as my mother would say, "I don't know where she gets it from. I can't even draw a stick person!"
The quote above embodies my response to their exclamations. Everyone has been
a beautiful artist at some point in their life, it just depends on whether or not they embraced it or let it fade away. Artistic ability takes practice like any other skill one may have. Hard work, dedication and a lot of heart are important components to following a career in the arts.