<<I get asked all the time specific questions on what they
should do. I throw it back at them with "That's your problem" after
explaining that I am not being flippant, but that as an artist that is a
decision for them to make. I get so tired of hearing "This is too hard!"
Since I work with Severely Emotionally Disturbed K-12, I hear "I can't" or
"This is too hard" at LEAST fifty times a day. But if they say it is hard, I
remind them that art can be a lot of work, but it is worth it! If they say
they "can't", I tell them that is why they are in art class. They need to
learn how and with PRACTICE they will. Also, if they ask "What am I supposed
to do?" about this or that, I say "Gee, you will have to make that decision
because YOU are the artist!"