On Art, Creativity, Etc.

It’s Friday, October 6, 2017. I’m at Lonesome Dove in the Old City area of Knoxville.

Not to be confused with Downtown Knoxville. There is a HUGE difference between the two and I would never be silly enough to mix them up… just kidding!

I met a lovely lady this evening named Cindy. As usual, because I was out in public and it terrifies me, I was drawing on my iPad. That’s what I do. Anyway, this woman complimented me on my “art,” saying she couldn’t possibly do anything similar.

This always upsets me. Sometimes I am creative and artistic, but when I am “drawing” on my iPad, 9 times out of 10 what I’m doing is really simple. Anyone could do it if they spent 5 minutes using the drawing app (with an open mind).

Here is the “picture” I was “drawing.” I think it turned out pretty cool, but I had to start over like 20 times to get it to where I liked it (and I’m not even 100% sure it’s done).

Anyway. I think anyone can create something beautiful, especially given the magic of technology. If you ever see me out in public, I would love to let you try my iPad so we can see what you come up with. It’s fun!