Jessica Libor is an artist from Philadelphia, PA. She studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and also at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy.
Once upon a time, in childhood and high school, my days stretched out like weeks and my weeks stretched out like months, and a summer vacation was like a year. I had endless hours to play with my art and be creative, and time moved slowly in a good way as I discovered the world and my own creativity. I had little responsibility and that left my mind free as a bird to think, dream, and create.
As an adult, things can get more complicated as you add a day job, taking care of your home, exercising, eating right, making time for friends, family, and relationships, paying the bills, not to mention creating art and making time to explore and doodle creatively, which to me is what makes interesting art eventually. All of this together can be a lot–and at the end of the day, it can be intimidating to sit down and figure out your next great masterpiece. It’s a lot of pressure! Not only that, but art takes time, and if you’re already busy sustaining your life, sometimes it can feel like you don’t have the time to make the quality of art you are capable of.