Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Is your ability to create Art a gift? Or do you have to work at it to make it a talent??

Throughout the years I have gotten myself into a lot of little arguments over this issue.  When someone says they like my artwork. Of course I say " Thank you!" But then, when they say you have such a wonderful gift. I tend to be a little apprehensive because I feel a gift is something that is giving to you. A gift of God would be life itself. That's a gift. The gift of sight, hearing , feelings, etc...  To me, talent is something that I have to work hard at to perfect. To make it look easy in someone else eyes. Im sorry but I have to work hard to create my artwork and yes some aspect of my art comes easy. But it's all about the dedication it took to create that aspect easy.


  1. Couldn't agree more Joe! The dedication required to create what you do is astonishing.