Are You An Artist #MondayMusings

Are You An Artist?

I believe I am. I believe you are too.

But do you consider yourself an artist?

An artist, to me, is a person with an imagination. You’ve got an imagination. You’re creative. You are an artist.

Believe that, my friend.

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Pablo Picasso said,

‘Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.’

One solution would be not to grow up! Ha, ha…as if, that’s possible.

The better solution would be to let the artist in you grow.

Be brave. Allow that inborn creativity in you to grow. Take risks.

Perhaps along the way you’ve stifled your creativity because someone laughed at you.  Forget them. Channel those feelings into words, into art. Use your creativity to heal yourself.

Give yourself a chance to be You.  You, who by your very nature, are creative.

Do what you love and what makes you feel good. Create because you must. Not for the recognition. Not for money. Those will follow when you allow yourself to create with passion.

Practice. Hone your skills. Forget about trying to be perfect. Try to be original.

Connect with other artists. Make place in your life for those who will build you up and yet not shy away from giving you an honest opinion.

Remember, you are an artist. And the world is waiting to see your works.

SHINE ON.

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For today’s #MondayMusings we invite you to write a letter to the artist in you.

You will find the linky in the prompt page

 

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Author: Corinne Rodrigues

Lover of words | Self-acceptance blogger | Instructional designer| Book Reviewer| Blog Coach

5 thoughts

  1. I’m a day late and a dollar short (well, a few days late, but still a dollar short), but amen and amen to your encouraging words. We just need to remember who we are. Like Pablo said, ‘Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.’

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  2. Dear corinnerodrigues,
    I enjoyed your post on children, art, and creativeness. You had this Picasso quote:

    ‘Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.’

    Children at the beginning have not been influenced by outside opinions and points of view. They not only look at things with open eyes but actually see everything. When children start to draw they draw what they see and present the object in the way their brain processes what the object is. Their interpretation of what they see is their own.

    I believe that the issue is partly staying an artist when you grow up but I believe the bigger problem is loosing one’s inner eye. I am an artist but always try to present objects the way I see them and not the way I think they should look. There have been psychological studies on how children draw differently after they have been presented with “standard ways to draw and or quote on quote correct ways to draw a bird” for example.

    I also think that if someone wants to draw or make art and likes to that they should even if they feel that they are not good at it. I talk to a lot of college students that say they like to doodle but cannot draw. Even if the art a person is making is not realistic, or is only from the imagination, or from one’s head it is still art!

    Sincerely,
    Sam Sutlive.

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