I have been in photography for over 20 years, but took up Photoshop and computer art classes when I was going to college in 2004 through 2010. However, It wasn’t the last 4 years that I took it more seriously and started studying how to improve my skills. I wanted to be able to blend my artistic skills with my photography, or take my artistic skills and use the computer programs and create art with out photography.
So, I took a few more Photoshop courses, practiced with a few other programs and watched LOTS and LOTS of YouTube tutorials, as well as, other tutorials all over the internet. I read as much as I could about the craft and practiced even more, and still do, you can never practice too much, or learn enough in this medium.
However, with all this effort it finally paid off!
It truly has been a long time since my art has been “active” besides in my own head, LOL
I can say I have had some buyers, I sell online, and I have had some commission work. But things haven’t been where they were when I was younger, with art shows, published work and art festivals. It seems that this past week might have been the catalyst point for my dying art freelance business and art life. I ran spoke to an art associate I haven’t spoken to over a year now, I had a meeting with two art associates I haven’t spoken with in over two years, and ran into a friend who was part of the same art community as me over 17 years ago. All those re connections may of just breathed life back into this artist soul and my art life.
Because, since each one of their connection with me has been reconnected something great has been happening!
I booked an art show for November of next year, opening reception November 5th, 2016 5 to 9 pm
I have been asked to come up with an art program (weekly or monthly) and each it
I now able to announce, now that the magazine has been published, that I had Two pieces of my Digital art was published in Strange Beauty Magazine!
Never give up on your dreams even when you think you’re getting to old, or you are to disabled and something looks impossible. There is always away!