I have never been an artist, but I used to at least create things. I would draw, paint, write, photograph, you name it. None of these things have been happening lately and I’m not sure why.
Maybe it’s because when I was young I imagined that I might actually be (or become) good at something. Now, I know better. I am at least capable of advanced mediocrity on a good day, but that’s about it. Still, this shouldn’t be an excuse for doing nothing instead. Shitty art is still art. And all the better if it’s my shitty art, no?
Boredom may also be a factor. With a computer and an internet connection I never feel bored and that’s a shame. I used to do things when I got bored. Now I just keep clicking shit, knowing I’ll soon find something to distract me.
And it’s not like I don’t have time while sequestered. I have time. What I don’t have are valid excuses for not doing anything remotely creative.
So I’ve put drawing and painting tools right out on my desk…immediately available. I have no excuse not to use them.