"When I started drawing, I was so young I can't quite remember the day, the drawing, my age.
I am an artist.
I'm not the best artist in the world, but I am very happy with myself and what I am capable of." -SmitchArt
Alright! So I am SmitchArt, but you could simply call me Kaylee, if you'd like. I wanted to write this journal as my first so that I could encourage other small artists like myself to keep going and never give up. All those artists you look up to and give your soul to, started as a small artist who shared with friends, I'm almost 100% sure. My point with this is, you can be anyone you want to be and draw anything you want, and it will turn out amazing if you put your heart, mind, and time into it. I often get frustrated with my artwork, and flip to a new page in my sketchbook and start all over. Even while being so frustrated with these drawings, drawing is my favorite thing to do. Drawing calms me when I'm in any kind of bad mood, or even when I'm just too happy, it gets me back to normal (I don't like to be too happy, because I get really hyper).
So what am I trying to get at here? If you have a passion for something: art, photography, journalism, singing, playing any sort of instrument, etc., then you can be good at it, if you just keep having that true to the heart passion for it. I've been drawing for as long as I can remember being alive, and not once have I given up on myself because other people, or even myself, have criticized it. Don't chicken out on something you love because you're being bullied about it, and don't bully yourself either (I really suggest you don't apply this to people. If you like someone in your class, or someone you met, please don't blame me if you try to ask them out or something and they say no). There are millions of ways to express creativity, and mine is with art, and if I bully myself about it, or pay attention to people who bully me about it, I won't get anywhere.
Creativity is one of the most important things in this world, it is a key element to life, even. Creativity is how you can express yourself and your personality. Don't let anyone -- or anything -- get in the way of that. Thank you for reading my journal.