Everyone has their own reasons for creating. I wonder if there is a common thread that we artists all share. What causes us to desire to create?
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Interesting, SidKemp. It sounds like your artistic expression is a response to the world. Do you ever find yourself in a "dry" period? If so, how do you rediscover the passion you obviously bring to your work?
Yes, I agree that many things can inspire us. I'm wondering what makes us as artists respond to that inspiration in artistic expression. Is it a personality type, an attitude? I'm wondering what that inner voice is that drives us to create.
I wish I knew, but I don't. :) When the rest of you work it out, I sure would like tok now. :)
I agree. There are many things that might trigger the desire to create a painting. Sometimes it is the opportunity to explore a different medium.
Thanks for your imput, BlossomSB. Trying new media can be a way to keep our work fresh and interesting.
It's interesting that for you music is tied to your (I assume) visual art. I also like to "celebrate the everyday" in my art. I like to find the beauty in things that people often overlook. What kind of art do you do?
@ Dbro...I am a choreographer and a former pro ballroom dancer.
How great! So your art is kinetic as opposed to my "on paper" art. It's surprising that even though our art forms are so different, our inspiration is much the same.
I agree. There is something about the notion of achieving a sort of immortality through one's art.
I love your answer! I think you've hit on a part of where all our inspiration comes from - the desire to view life from a higher plane - to see its beauty, to feel and express its pain. Thank you for your input.
Well said! There is a lot to be said for just getting down to work. It's amazing what interesting directions we can take when "in the process." Pearl S. Buck had a famous quote about that. Thanks for your answer, chipped teacup.