How do I find my art?
My personality being what it is, and having received multiple scores on multiple tests (FWIW) stating to the effect I have an artist’s personality, I, nonetheless, have no art.
What I mean is I don’t have an artistic outlet in which I feel competent enough to express myself. As a child I danced, sang and acted, played 3 instruments (I had dreams of Broadway), but I have since forgotten everything. And I was never really talented at any of it. I was good, but not great. I’ve tried the fine arts, but I am not fine.
Problem is, I am a perfectionist. If I cannot pick up a skill quickly, I become frustrated and quit. I have already vowed to take piano lessons as soon as I find a new job, but I really don’t have that ear for music. I am going to do it just to prove to myself I can.
What I’m asking for is some sort of advice on how to find an art that’s right for me without having to put my ego on the line every time I try something new. How do I keep up with something when I have no skill? Maybe a book or some sort of class I can take.
Any personal advice or stories about your own artistic journey?
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