How to start making art

You’ve heard or read how satisfying it can be to create something. You’ve enjoyed viewing other people’s art and then told yourself, that might be interesting to try. You’ve scoffed at former President Bush’s paintings, then seethed in jealousy that he’s actually doing something that he loves to do.

So what is stopping you from creating art yourself? How do you start making art?

Well, first, remove the primary impediment — your own self doubt. There’s no reason why you can’t create something, and there’s no reason why you should be telling yourself otherwise. If you’re intimidated by the concept of “creating” or “art,” then don’t call it that.

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