A couple of days ago, when a really close friend of mine asked me whether I’d like to collaborate with her and a couple of small pieces for her, I was so excited because she happens to be one of the coolest, most talented people that I know of, and I’m so glad I have such creative minds around me. In fact, it’s so healthy to have people who are constantly creating art because, in my opinion, it’s a great way to look at the world from very different perspectives. The more, the better. And once you fall in love with creative people and, by extension, creativity, there is no going back.
So my friend gave me two words to write about and the first word was ‘create’. Now that’s a word that I am super passionate about because I’m always trying to pour all of my emotions into creativity, one way or another. I gave it some thought, and I realized that for a lot of us, our creativity is what keeps us going, through the good days and the bad. It’s literally something that is making this world a more beautiful place to live in.
But the problem here is that this world has capitalized art so much, people no longer feel the need to simply create. There’s this misconception that you absolutely have to be good at art, otherwise, you can’t do it. That is wrong! You think artists like my friend and I don’t have bad days? I have about a dozen ruined canvases and hundreds of balls of crumpled up paper filled with failed ideas to prove you otherwise. And my friend? She takes more than a hundred shots, only so that she can find a handful of the ‘perfect’ ones.
We do have bad days, but we also try to work past them. And there is no rulebook that says that you should practice art only if you’re good at it. In fact, practice makes one better, doesn’t it? You don’t have to be good at something to enjoy it either. So just let yourself be controlled by the art you love. It’s one of the more superior feelings you’ll ever experience. Losing yourself to enjoying and creating art.
That being said, I would like to share the piece I wrote for my friend here. The featured image on today’s post is her creation as well! (You can check it out on Instagram here):
“They told me that magic wasn’t real. That it could only exist in stories. But how else can I explain the power that I feel strumming and flowing within when I hold a pen to paper, a paintbrush to canvas, a camera to my eyes? Magic is worshipped and sought out by those who appreciate the extraordinary; isn’t that exactly what art is? So, if I have the power to create something beautiful, to exaggerate what our eyes see, to bring out the more subtle details that one might otherwise take no notice of, I’d let it control me. I could tell you how exhilarating it is, but I’d like for you to experience it for yourself. Only when you feel yourself pouring out all that you’ve been bottling up inside, creating something beautiful from the overflowing emotions, you’ll know how intoxicating it can be. I’m not extraordinary because I create. My art isn’t extraordinary either. It doesn’t have to be. All I can tell you, though, is that our world would be a lot less colourful if we ceased to create. Don’t let the world fade. Just let yourself create.”
As a fellow creator, it is my duty to appreciate and support every single artist out there who throws every bit of themselves into their work. So I would like it if you readers could go and check out her post on Instagram and show it some love as well!
And remember. Keep creating. It doesn’t matter if you’re not good at something right away. You’re bound to be if you keep at it. Keep creating!
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Featured Image by Anshruta | @celluloidroll on Instagram.