Believing in Your Art and Yourself

You became an artist because you have a gift to share. Innately, you know that to be true whether anyone else does or not. Look around the room and see your work. Can you remember the reasons that you made the various pieces that are right in front of your eyes? Each person’s reason is different for why they create. Some do it when they are happy. Others create when they are sad. For some people, it is a combination of both.

We are each born with emotions and those feelings have to go somewhere. For an artist, they go onto a canvas to be seen and processed by others. So, think about your craft. Is it not unbelievable? How many other people do you know in your family or close group of friends that are that aligned with their own creative journey and hitching their natural-born talents to it?

Artists are dreamers and imagineers with all of life to paint. They put into pictures what other people can only put into words. You have a gift. Do not ever minimize it, apologize for it, or compromise it to please someone else. It is there to be cultivated and appreciated, not only by you, but also by others who connect with your inner dreams and feel the emotions wielded at them through the mediums you choose because they suit you best.

If you have decided to stop creating new work, there may be more to your decision than you are aware. Many artists become stymied because of fear of how others will respond to their art. If you have encountered that dilemma, let me assure you that most people are in awe when they come in contact with someone who has an artistic gift. At the moment that they see your art, if people do not buy it, that does not mean that they do not admire it. It could mean that they simply do not have the means to make a purchase at that time. Just keep doing what you are doing and eventually, you will find your niche.

Even if you hold a different job, but work on your art part-time, do not entertain the thought of giving up on your talent. If you have not received the recognition you thought you would gain by this time, do not let the delays dissuade you. If you put that canvas down too soon, you will never know if that was the path you were supposed to go on from the beginning. Give yourself time. Improve your skills. Reach out to others who could help you with a viable way to market your work. If you approach your craft with a positive attitude, you could come in contact with more people than you ever imagined and make that dream of yours come true.

Art and Its Applications to the World

There are so many uses of art in our lives. In everything that we do, we incorporate it. It does not matter whether it is inspired by the many concepts of the past or if it has been altered by the ideas of today; still it does not fail to serve its many purposed in our lives. It is not even discriminating. The works of Van Gogh and Picasso are not the only statements of magnificence. It goes beyond formal and definite. Even the vague, the strange, the unique and the defaced can be an accepted work in this field.

If you want to see the many uses of art, check out below and see if they have serve the same way in your daily living.

Entertainment

Because of it, different genres of music, plays, movies and other forms of entertainment has been created. People have wider options in selecting their forms of amusement and divert their attention other than working their obligations and responsibilities. They can also take form of hobbies and even the ones who are not masters of it can become an artist themselves.

Beauty

It is no doubt that this has created places very pleasing to eyes. It has made a home out of a house. Plain looking walls have been given a new look as simple as using various decorative wall art. A simple car can turn out flashy and cool with the use of decals. An office can lose the dullness with the use of colors and unique furniture. Plain looking faces have become elegant and sophisticated. All of this is feasible because of its application.

Discipline

We do things in a certain way because we follow a structure. This structure was not done in a heartbeat rather it was well thought of with rationale and principles behind. The good thing about it is that we can deviate it and inject your own personal perspective. Just as long as it does not violate any rules or ethical guidelines, it is an acceptable practice. Soon enough if it is effective, it can be integrated to the guidelines of the activity and it will be standardized.

Job

Some people live their daily lives by making artworks. They automatically become entrepreneurs when they start selling their works. Of course, it is not an easy job as it can take a lot of time to get your self-renowned to the whole world. However, if you have good concepts and ideas, it is impossible that you will not be recognized. It does not matter if you are just an artist for making decorative wall art or pottery, when you have quality and wonderful goods to offer, people will come looking for you.

Could you imagine the world without art? Life could be so dull and boring. The sad and the gloomy become gloomier without colors. We can do our jobs but without it, we can become puppets of the structure established. Self-expression is hard without it. Emotions cannot be released other than speaking it out. Life could not be better without it.

Arts and Entertainment As Education and Training

Prisons should be rehabilitation centers. Inmates would be forbidden to watch commercial TV. Entertainment would be OK, but it would be good clean entertainment, not the sexual immorality, drug abuse and violence so prevalent on commercial TV.

Prisoners would also have a menu of cognitive therapy options available to choose from for their rehabilitation. Vocational rehabilitation and other educational opportunities will also be available.

Prisoner selection and progress in such programs will be monitored and considered in their reentry into society process.

I think Wyoming would be a great place to build prisons. Good jobs for Wyoming and placing them out in the relatively empty places in Wyoming would keep them away from society. I just think prisons and the whole rehabilitation industry would be good business for Wyoming.

Reforming Hollywood and other entertainment industry activities is another project we can work on to improve human nature and civilization. I am astonished that people think that murder and rape, and all kinds of human perversity is entertaining.

I guess the scientists who work in Hollywood have discovered how to push certain buttons in human nature and now they just keep pushing them, just like a pigeon will keep pushing the cocaine button in an experiment.

Just because we can do something doesn’t mean we should do it. Make sure everyone wins in all your business activities. Deliver more than you promise. Trade good stuff for good stuff. Never sell poison for money, whether its physically, mentally or spiritually poisonous. Much of the entertainment available today is mentally and spiritually poisonous. And when people act out the fantasies they are watching, it becomes physically harmful.

We are all responsible for this. Society is whatever we make it. We can make a peaceful and prosperous society, or we can make this mean oppressive society that Hollywood is selling.

I encourage everyone to help make the world a better place, be kind friendly and polite. Practice peace and prosperity in your own personal and professional lives. Practice unity in diversity.

Love and respect each other. We are not seeking uniformity. The diversity inherent in human nature is a strength of human nature. We do need a common set of moral and spiritual principles that we can all agree to and practice in order to live in harmony with each other and our
natural habitat.