Sunday, September 20, 2009

Creativity and Courage

Creativity is as much about courage as anything else. I am a relative newbie to the visual arts. I think that that fact is clear through my work that I have shared so far. One might ask, why share it if you know it is rudimentary and simplistic?

I love doing anything artistic. If I could, I would go take art classes but money and time prevent me. What I am doing at this point, is treating it as a hobby. I read everything I can about the visual arts in which I am interested. I also evaluate and study the work of others, particularly the ones that I am inspired by.

Still, why do I share my productions? The main reason is to get feedback, to see what people are attracted to and get comments that will help me grow in this area. Also, it is a good way to record my early work and see my progress over time.

Art is very subjective and quite often the artist will think something they created is brilliant yet it does not translate to the audience. On the other side of it, an artist may be really unsure of something and get a really strong positive reaction from the audience. Ultimately, to be in the creative world, you have to be willing to be a fool in order to have moments of genius. I am willing to be the fool 99 percent of the time if I can capture a moment of genius 1 percent of the time. Besides, I have been the fool so many times, I am used to it!

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