A blog celebrating a complete lack of artistic focus…

Our world it is exploding with beauty, with life and color and form…my creativity has run amok and alas I have no niche.
Experts agree without a niche and an artistic style I am doomed to be forever considered an artistic dilettante; who according to Webster’s is a person who cultivates an area of interest, such as the arts, without real commitment or knowledge.
I know you know what dilettante means, but I thought you’d better see it in black and white.
Bummer huh?…and the synonyms are worse: dabbler, potterer, tinkerer, trifler, dallier, amateur, nonprofessional, nonspecialist, layman, layperson…
Well there it is. No niche.
Ah, but here is the origin of dilettante, mid 18th century: from Italian, ‘person loving the arts’, from dilettare ‘to delight’, from Latin delectare.

I take childlike delight in making things. I am compelled to make things… I can’t stay in my lane. I detour and swerve off the road, sometimes I completely close my eyes and drive off creative cliffs. I splash through mud-puddles of artistic failure…

Maybe you’d like to come along and play in the rain…

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