Psychadelic, Baby!

Psychadelic, Baby!

I’m going to say right now, that the title has absolutely nothing to do with what I’m writing about, I just wanted to say it.

In a bit here I’m going to start working on illustrations and stuff, but I wanted to take a sec to post something I discovered today.

Van Gogh is similar to me. Although, hopefully I never come down with the same mental disorders – I don’t drink Absinthe or use lead paints either. Anyway, interestingness ensues when I learn that he didn’t really start painting until he was 20 ish – and that he had an eclectic art education (school, private, and self teaching). There’s something inspiring about the man who thought himself a failure and yet has made such an impact in the world.

I feel so..small and unimportant most of the time. I have so much to learn, and the more I learn the more I learn how much I have left to learn. Something about knowing that Van Gogh didn’t actually seriously start getting into art until he was my age makes me feel less behind…

One thought on “Psychadelic, Baby!

  1. That’s encouraging!!

    I think there should be less focus in society on things that people do when they’re young and more focus on the mature things they choose to do when they’re older. I’ve worked with musicians who didn’t start seriously studying music until they were older and they had more maturity and insight into it than the kids who’d been studying since they were twelve.

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