The Art of our Lives: We are All Creators
Whether you know it or not, you are creating your art on a daily basis. The choices you make, what you say,, do. What you buy. What you draw. What you write.
I’ve made art that has been on television, in film and books. But art goes on whether it crosses over into a commerce world or not. The way you do business. What you have to say, whether it’s on your blog, in deviant art or sold in a gallery. It’s you. Something that crosses over into the commerce world doesn’t make it more valid. Yes, It can help you pay the bills so you can make more art. But Pop art can be a comic book page or a Lichtenstein on the wall. It can be in the form of an animated show in the 90’s, an independent film shown in festivals. a vinyl toy, or a doodle in your sketchbook. ( Have you ever seen Frida Kahlo’s sketchbook?) It’s amazing that we have so many forms of expression.
When cave paintings were made thousands of years ago, do you think anyone thought about whether they would be rich or famous from them? It was about saying something. Telling stories of the human condition and it’s place in the world. On this earth. Graffiti art of the ages. Mostly done in the dark, a pure expression of the soul.
Okay,, quite cosmic. But I think you get what I’m trying to say.
Your success ( so called, according to what interpretation) and your failures ( same) are all part of the dance. Your dance. You are creating it everyday. Walking forward is actually a succession of falling and catching yourself. Standing upright again. And falling again. It moves us forward and gets us places. Good and bad.
Enjoy the dance. It’s only yours. And we are all the better for it.