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Monday, February 20

Do it for Art!

I don't know about you, but I go through spells where I create a piece of art then look at it and say "why do I even bother?". It's not that great. It's not this or that and no one even wants it. I'm not good enough, I can't do this -- so REALLY why do I bother? It's like a little internal tantrum, that inner critic trying to get the best of me. 

I think every artist goes through spells like these. I like to call them the winter doldrums -- ha ha -- but this winter we haven't had much of the weather that causes the doldrums so I'm not sure what to blame it on. But I do know it happens to MOST artists at one time or another.  
 I have to keep reciting the following statement "do it anyway. Just do it, just get your butt into that studio and DO it."
Because the bottom line is really this -- who do we REALLY create art for? 

Is it for our friends?
Or for recognition?
Do you make it to support your family?
Do you make art just because you are good at it?
Or because you can?
Are you trying to impress someone?
Do you really LOVE making art?
Do it for Art. Do it for your heart. Surrender your heart to art -- and see where it takes you! 
Lots of things to think about today, I'd love to know why you make art! 

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day, not sure how many times I will post this week as I'm sicker than sick with the flu AND it's school vacation week. 

3 comments:

  1. And do it for YOU too. Cheers to you!

    p.s. my word verification below was SCREAM.

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  2. Do it for the heArt of is. Love this post

    Have a great day Cat

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  3. I make art because I can't not make art! It is the only time that I am able to completely forget about everything else and just be.

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