Hello, all of my artist friends!
First of all, I would like to say thank you to each and every one of you for creating. As an artist, I know that creating something, even if it’s just a copy or recreation of existing art takes a lot of time and effort. It’s not easy to keep up with the millions of ideas that are constantly buzzing around inside our heads, and yet, somehow, we always do, even if we have about a dozen works in progress. I know Thank you for making this world a prettier place with your art.
I know that all of us are having a hard time right now because most of us art stuck at home. At times like these, it’s only natural that we channel all of our pent-up emotions and bubbling creativity into whatever form of art we prefer. But, speaking from personal experience here, I know the kind of fatigue that hits you right after you’re done creating something that you’re satisfied with. It’s a weird feeling, isn’t it? Like you want to keep on creating more, but also pass out for a week straight. It’s almost as if we can’t get enough of our art, and it’s pretty much the best feeling ever.
As a writer, it makes me beyond happy when people leave comments under my work saying that what I wrote resonated with them. As a photographer (sometimes, yes), it makes me happy when people appreciate my perspective of the subject. As an artist, I like it when people appreciate the time and effort that goes into what I make. And I know that the same can be said for all you other artists out there, no matter what your chosen form of art is.
But with making art, comes the need to create something with the utmost perfection. The perfectionist in you will not let you rest unless you are 100% satisfied with what you have created. It goes to an extent where you keep staring at what you have created until your brain somehow convinces you that it isn’t really good enough. So you end up spending more and more time trying to make it better. But let me remind you that even though you can create things out of nothing but imagination, you’re still human and it’s okay to not be perfect at what you do sometimes.
What matters the most is that you keep creating simply because you love to do so, and not for the validation you get from creating something. Although validation feels really good and makes you want to create more, you know that you shouldn’t let the lack of it bring you down. Keep doing what makes you happy and trust me when I say that your work will get all the appreciation it deserves! Don’t give up on yourself or your art. It’s a part of you. All you have to do is be patient with yourself here.
And while we’re on that topic, let’s talk about how social media has influenced the way we look at our art. We seem to have forgotten that art doesn’t always have to be perfect. Nor is it perfect all the time. And sometimes, the most well-known artwork in the world is only famous and appreciated because of its minor flaws, and that is okay! The whole point of your art is to have an outlet for your emotions and I hope that you all don’t give yourselves a hard time over not being able to make something that will bring in the likes and RTs on your social media platforms.
Hey you, your art isn’t supposed to be perfect and worthy enough to post on social media, your art is supposed to make you happy.
Please don’t judge it based on what you see other artists posting.
As long as creating it made YOU happy, that’s enough ❤️
— B 🌙 (@bi_ancaaaaa) May 24, 2020
Dear artists, I hope you know that you’re making this world a more colourful place and believe me when I say that your presence here is just as important as anybody else’s. I cannot begin to explain how many times art has been the only thing that has helped me hold on to sanity and I can say that it goes for all of you as well.
Keep creating and don’t give up on your art. You’re no less than a masterpiece yourself!
A fellow artist.
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