Have you ever wondered how a person becomes an artist? Me too! I asked Melanie Fay, the artist who drew this picture. She had a surprising answer. She said: “I don’t believe we have to learn to be an artist. We have to allow ourselves to be.”
So we’re all artists already—on the inside! But you still might wonder how to let your artistic self out. To that, Ms. Fay says, “Follow the fun. Whatever is the most fun way for you to draw, make things, or tell stories, let fun be the way you do it. And don’t let go of that. Ever.”
I love it!
Melanie Fay is an art teacher and illustrator. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.