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This Artist's Responsibility To Nurture Social Goodness
The Overwhelming Need To Act Out As An Artist
Writing here on HubPages has been an exciting and sometimes trying adventure. It has allowed me to learn and grow and meet, on a viral platform, many wonderful people. It has carried me to places I would not have otherwise traveled. The experience has been very positive, enlightening and for the best part a wonderful and most cherished ride.
I found my way to this website by mere accident, but being who I am, I do not feel my landing here was anything less than "meant to be". By my way of thinking, HubPages came to me because it was suppose to be. HubPages is a faction of a much larger picture that will paint my personal life's journey.
I am at a crossroad in a creative journey that pulls my very soul. It keeps me awake at night, and tired much of the days. Motivation seems to be stronger than ever before. Honestly, there are times when I almost feel possessed by this thing pulling at my creative strings. I have this overwhelming need to act out as an artist.
There Is Magic We Often Overlook On Our Earthly Journey
I Am An Artist, What It Means To Me
Because I work as an artist I have grown to feel an urgent responsibility to put my artwork on a track that could possibly influence others in an uplifting way. My artwork has taken on a new meaning for me. It is less about the process and technique than it ever was before.
I use to concentrate my energy on the technique of the medium I was working with. To paint the perfect brush strokes, or burn the perfect pyrography marks on the wood in front of me was more the goal at hand. Then over these past few years a certain impatience seemed to undermine my artistic actions.
The technical process lost the grasp on my attention. The process of creating gave way to some very deep emotional urgency I was not understanding. Honestly I have to say it left me feeling frustrated and the artwork I was producing was not fulfilling my personal satisfaction.
My attitude toward my artwork was lacking all the enthusiasm I had always enjoyed. Though I continued to work at creativity and so many people complimented, purchased and praised my arwork there was something missing in it for me personally.
Expressing Positive Attitudes in Art
Now my intention is to call awareness to the things I have taken notice of that seem to need a bit of help in getting much needed attention and uplifting hands.... So much to do, so little time. I write about some of it and I think about all of it way too much. All the things that weigh heavy on my heart need to be put out there in a graphic sort of way. That is where my art is going.
I am bored with cute little pictures and pleasant views of the sky. Not that I wish to create ugly art. My wish is to make people pay attention to the details of life that can make a difference. Influence others to take a long hard look at the choices we make, even the smallest choices have an impact or a ripple that can turn into a wave.
I have heard we should not rock the boat and we should avoid making waves. I disagree now. It is time to make waves but they need to be waves with a positive message and an uplifting emotional and spiritual attachment. It is a pay it forward sort of attitude.