I haven't done a lot of art since I left college. An art teacher in particular pretty much left an awful taste in my mouth and I just hated the art world a fair bit because of it. Nothing I ever did pleased this woman and she often talked down of low-income people and foods that they eat. "I'd never eat something made from boxed ingredients!!" ugh. As someone who grew up poor and sometimes even lucky to get food, boxed things were pretty common. I try not to eat them too much anymore, and am actually working on cutting bad food out of my diet entirely. Still, she kind of ruined art for me. Then I again, I'd read that if you love art, do it, if you love art ... don't go to art school. You'll hate it.
Sadly, I still haven't emotionally recovered from how much she just seemed to hate everything I did....
It's been 3 years guys. I think I need to work this out fully with my therapist (whom I see weekly as I've suffered depression the past 19 YEARS.) So I can move towards enjoying creating again.
Haters gonna hate, after all.
I have, done a couple of things over the past three years. But that's it, maybe four things total in that entire time.
It's time to dust off my art supplies, get my head outta my arse, and find a way to stop her words from haunting me.