art = love

by | Jan 3, 2020

A thought:

Making art only for yourself is a selfish act. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! But if you keep it to yourself, if you never share it with anyone, it’s sort of masturbatory (again, nothing wrong with a little of that)! ?

Which isn’t to say that you have to make your art for everyone. You don’t need to share it with the whole world. But you can if you want. I kind of like the idea of an art slut.

And if you only make art for money, well, I guess that makes you an art whore. Again, nothing wrong with that, if that’s what you choose, but there it is. Is there room for a bit of free love/art as well?

My question is: what change do you want to make in the world? For whom? Make your art for them, for that. Put your love into it. Be vulnerable, honest and as whole hearted as possible. That’s where the magic is.

And it’s OK to just make art for yourself sometimes. You deserve that love. And it’s OK to make art for money, you deserve that too!

Just something that occurred to me last night before bed.

Photo by Marsha Amanova in Barcelona, October 26, 2015