Since when has art gotten so serious? Isn’t it supposed to be about expressing ourselves, and not about agents and endless job searches and having other people tell us what to create? I don’t know about you, but that’s not why I started drawing. So I’m on a mission to make art fun again.
I’m Kayla Medina, and I’m an artist. I work for my inner voice, mythical creatures, and everyone who thinks and feels like me.
I’m here to be unstuck and inspired, and more ready than ever to embrace my inner child.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” -Pablo Picasso
In third grade, I drew a prehistoric scene complete with dinosaurs, and the entire class was totally amazed. It happened again in fourth grade, when I drew a mountain lion, and even my art teacher was impressed. From every drawing that my mom hung up on our fridge to now, I’ve known this is what I was made for.
But after I graduated high school, I’ve been in a little bit of a limbo. I’ve never stopped creating, but I’ve never known just what I was supposed to do with it. Not to mention, stepping into the competitive art world is more than a little intimidating. So I’ve had my crack at it (school, freelance, those endless job searches, you name it) and I’m still not doing what I want to be doing, and I still don’t feel like I’m expressing myself artistically at all.
I love art, but all of this nonsense was making me hate it and feel disappointed in myself. But then I realized it was time I took art back. I realized that it’s time for me to start creating for creating’s sake, not to reach an end goal, but because I love creating.
So if you’re ready to embrace your inner child, or if you just have a love for art and creating like I do, then you certainly have a place here with me.