I’ve never understood when artists are greedy, and yet I meet so many who are. It’s ironic since essentially artists are in the business of sharing- their talents, struggles, joys, and journeys. But if the main motivation behind sharing your talent is because you expect money in return, then your passion is money, not music. And you’re in the wrong business. I strongly believe that as artists, we’re given gifts and it’s our duty to share them, even if that means holding three jobs down to be able to do so. In the end, you have to know and believe that your gift alone is a treasure worth far more than any amount of money. And to whom much is given, much is expected…
“In the artist of all kinds I think one can detect an inherent dilemma, which belongs to the co-existence of two trends, the urgent need to communicate and the still more urgent need not to be found….”
― Don Richard Riso, Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery
“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, please.”
― Hugh MacLeod, Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity
Sometimes I want to be you,
Normal and simple.
Sometimes I wonder, Why me?
I’d like to watch TV
Or see friends after work
I’d like to drink warm tea
And laugh till it hurts
I grow rather tired
Of being constantly inspired
And I’d like to live with you
This photography project by Gregory Colbert is absolutely breathtaking. It depicts rare interactions between wild animals and humans through an artist’s lens. If you are an animal lover like me, or just love the finer things in life such as art, nature ect…check out this video. It’s incredible.
As I reach my adult years, it has been dawning on me just how uphill a performer’s path is. And I must confess, if I had the choice between being happy and being a performer, I’d choose to be happy.
But then I’m reminded (by the little voice inside of me), I don’t have that choice…
When will these delicate bodies fully understand that they are not merely the artists but more so, the art?
I believed that I wanted to be a poet, but deep down I just wanted to be a poem. -Jaime Gil De Bieda
If God is the Divine Artist and He created us in His image, then what does that make us?
Think about it, as a kid, you probably loved to draw, write, paint, sing, make up dances, make up just about anything really….
But then somewhere along the way, someone told you that you weren’t any good at it, they laughed at your work, or explained to you why being an artist is unrealistic. See we’re all born artists. We all have it in us to create. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up…