“Art is the creation of beauty whether through spoken or written word, through music, through painting, through sculpture, building, through love and friendship, and indeed through life.”-Sir Clough Williams Ellis
Art is a form of self expression in which the horizons of creativity and imagination are endless. Our world revolves around art. Think about it. The clouds, the sunrises, sunsets, the cities, everything that appears ordinary can become something completely different with a pencil and a piece of paper.
But for me, art is a strange concept to grasp. As a kid, when I drew or colored, I wanted everything to be absolutely perfect. I would color inside the lines and erase over and over again until satisfied with the image in front of me. Of course, I was doing the exact opposite of what I should’ve been doing. I was following the endless cycle of “overthinking it”.
Step one: Gather your tools
Step two: Find inspiration
Step three: Art
Step four: Appreciate your masterpiece
Step five: Realize it’s not a masterpiece
Step six: Cry
Step seven: Repeat
Naturally, as an artist, trying to find inspiration is one of the hardest things. It’s feeling or an urge that comes and goes as it pleases. Sitting there with a blank piece of paper and a weapon of mass creation in hand-inspiration should come easily right? Nope. That’s never the case.
Because spending too much time thinking about what to do gives you no time to actually do it.
“Overthinking ruins you. It ruins the situation, twists things around, makes you worry,and just makes everything much worse than it actually is.”-Unknown
Because art is not meant to be simple. Art is intricate, messy, and complicated. Flaws included. It is anything but effortless.
It took me awhile to realize that everything you see, everything you hear, and everything you experience is a source of art. Its taking something out of the ordinary and turning into something fun and creative. Something that defines you.
Being naturally impulsive and passionate is what makes art so wonderful. There are no limits or boundaries to what a person can create.