I just want to say that you are all amazing! I was surprised when these amazing artists are taking the time to welcome me and to tell me they are excited to share the experience of the summer of color together! I really wish I would have started this long ago, just by looking at your artwork I have been amazed, inspired, and I have seen so many new techniques and ideas that I want to try out. Thank you all and I can't wait to see what we all come up with.
So while looking through many of your pages I notice art journals a lot. That is something completely new to me and something that has intrigued me. I would like to hear your inputs about them (to put along with research I will do). What do you put in it? Do you make the whole thing from scratch or get a pre-maid journal? What are some ideas and techniques to get a newbie like me started? Any other thoughts or ideas on it, I would love to hear.
Another question on a more personal level, is art just a passion for you on the side or is it your career? I am in a rut and currently taking time off from school. I wanted to get an art degree but is it worth it? Do you guys have art degrees or did you become this wonderful on your own? School is expensive (the main reason I am taking time off. Trying to get the money to go) and I want to make sure that the time and money I put into it is worth it. Do you all suggest majoring in something different and doing art on my own time? I thought about double majoring too. My family isn't as art oriented as I am and I take their opinions very seriously, but maybe it will help me hearing from people who have art as a passion. Any thoughts you all have on this would be awesome.
Again thank you all for being so wonderful to me and making me feel so welcomed. I can't wait to see all the things you will come up with!