"Every artist was first an amateur." This a quote that was written by Ralph Waldo Emerson
a American writer in the 19th century who was at the forefront of the Transcendentalist movement. He was a writer who focused more on the individual and nature rather than religion. This is a famous quote and it really applies to every person's life today. It is actually a very forward thinking idea, but it is also something that we are taught from very young children to adults. We are taught that practice makes perfect and that when you start out learning something you might not be very good at it, but as you practice and work harder you will become a master at your art.
There are many people out there who really yearn to break out into a new business or learn a way of painting, craft work, or even a musical instrument. They expect that they will be able to pick it up very quickly, and when it proves to be a lot more difficult than they expected, many times they will give up on this dream. The truth is, that if you want to become an artist at something, whether it is using a musical instrument, a paintbrush or some sort of tool, then it will take practice
. It takes determination, time and energy to really turn yourself into an artist. It can become very frustrating and even a disappointment when you do not feel as if you are doing well right away. So remember what Ralph Waldo Emerson believed, that before any artist came to his or her full potential, they were first an amateur at their art. Every great painter, musician, or architect was first a fumbling young person who longed to be something more.
At times a person will feel as though they might never get to the point where they have perfected
their art, but just think of all of the famous artists who spent years and years practicing their works of art, only to die before they received any recognition at all. This is a bit of a dismal thought, but remember that now there are a lot of avenues where you can share your blossoming work. There is the internet, and various exciting ways that you can receive help and creative stimulation along the way. You can take classes, you can associate with individuals like you who are working on their own creative arts. You are not in this alone, never forget that you can reach your dreams. As long as you allow yourself to take the time and make the effort needed to work on your art, then you will really capture your dreams of becoming a great artist. Find your own way and do not let anyone or anything stop you from grabbing hold of your creative aspirations and never letting them go. One day, maybe you will be one of those great artists that young people in the future will look to and yearn to be just like. Remember, that it just takes practice.