Weekly Report 2/13 to 2/19
This week I mainly worked on my final product. I finally have an official way to fulfill my goal for the semester: to test my passion. To my surprise, working on my final product did just that.
As I began working on my final product, I questioned why art is so important to me. What is it about art that attracts me so much? Why do I pursue this career? Does art really matter to me? These are important questions to answer because, in reality, they define my passion, which is exactly what I seek to do this semester.
My best attempt at an answer for the first question is simple. Art attracts me because it is fun. Drawing and painting feels exciting and challenging in a way math, english, and science cannot begin compare. The joy of seeing improvement in my art as I develop is practically unparalleled. In short, art, painting feels right. The answer to the next question ties nicely to the first. I believe my pursuit of art stems from my drive to feel enjoyment and fulfillment. All my choices are based upon if something makes me happy, and art does just that. It gives me joy to paint and I yearn for joy; I always have.
The answer to the next question is more complex than the last two. I believe I have mentioned my faith a few times in these reports. It might not seem like it, but faith is something important in my life. God is important to me, and fulfilling the life he seeks to give me is just as important. Honestly, I just want to make him proud. I believe God has given me the gift of art and I have to make the best of this gift. Just as I need to use the opportunities I have been given in this course, I need to use the opportunities I have been gifted by what I believe is God. So, to answer the question, art is important to me because God is.
Answering these questions help me prepare for questions others may have about my topic and my choices. They help me cement my feelings on painting and on what message I wish to transmit in my final product. Aside from that, thinking about why art matters to me gives me closure. It helps me identify what I seek to do in my future. My passions could change in the future, but identifying a plan now helps me feel secure.