My characters are fictional projections of people in my life.
Frustration is the foundation to creativity and the birthplace of new insights.
Art has become my catharsis. A piece of my soul that you can freely touch.
For the artist, training our eyes to see and embody each of the simple moments is the aim of the creative life.
But you’re a dreamer, you were born with the universe expressing itself in your mind, and now….now you want the universe at your fingertips.
You keep asking if the work was good enough. Did it serve its aim? Did it even have an aim?
10,000 hours for what? Only to be drowned by excessive conversation time and time again? Only to feel less relevant than the twice-told joke three tables down? Only to be constantly dealt with as an outsider in “the band?” Only to be found indispensable at the highest branches of power? Only to find the art failing to connect with people?
The reality is even things that you love, that you’re hungry for and passionate about, will occasionally be things you don’t want to do. Work is work. That’s why we don’t call it Big Happy Fun Time.
Please don’t give into mediocrity. Paint, dance, sing, write, take pictures, follow your passions, LIVE LIFE!
Artists are frequently told to think outside the box, be creative or seek originality. These are not entirely incorrect but they neglect a key point- nothing is original.