It’s so easy to be creative, but it’s so hard sometimes to just create, especially when you consider that others may see it later on. However, when you truly think about it, no matter how private or personal a piece you do might seem to you at the moment, there is no telling where that piece will be 50, 100, or even 1,000 years from now. Will it be in a museum? Will students be engulfed in what you do, deciphering what your work ‘truly means’?
The term ‘art for arts’ sake’ truly comes to mind in this. Think far less about your audience, because you will never truly know who your audience will be, at least in the long run. Sure, right now, you may only have a few followers and feel like you’re just shouting into the void, but that may soon change. Do art because you want to, because you enjoy it, and share it, even if you feel like no one’s listening or paying attention (because one day, you might have hordes of people sending you fan mail, hoping you can write back to them someday).
I will make every effort to write every day, even if I don’t feel like writing (okay, maybe if I don’t feel like writing, I won’t write). I won’t get so caught up in the metrics, the numbers, the figures, or the charts. What matters more to me is that I simply write, because I enjoy doing it, and who knows, maybe that will give me a much more rewarding life. Actually, I know it will give me a rewarding life.
Also, I won’t just create through writing. I also enjoy playing instruments, drawing, sketching, and painting. There are countless ways to create and enjoy art, and I will make a point of it to not just absorb and take in other’s work, but to also create work of my own.
I know I haven’t been on WordPress in eons, but I am back now and I will continue writing. Many thanks to those who are still following me even though I took a very long hiatus. Have a great weekend 🙂