We are artists. And perhaps in order for us to grow and become stronger artists, we must add our means for creative expression and creative outpression?
1. Make your own music
Why make music? Nietzsche has a nice quote:
Life without music would be a mistake.
There must be something very deep about music, and us as humans.
For example even looking at baby Seneca, he already at 9 months old is starting to bounce along to music and beats.
2. Full stack artist
What does it mean to become a ‘full stack’ artist? Simple —
Do it all.
Draw, paint, make abstracts, use your iPad or iPhone and digital tools (or analogue). Analogue is not superior to digital, it is just less convenient.
Make calligraphy, make photos, make videos– make it all.
This is an epiphany I had:
3. Expand your artistic ambitions
Rather than expand your ambition to make more money, perhaps expand your ambition to become a more epic artist.
A stoic approach — no matter how skilled you are in photography or art, whether you become famous, rich or renowned is out of your control. What can you control?
The hustle and ambition you put into augmenting your creative and artistic outputs.
If you think about it, art is just another form of communication. Why did I get into poetry? I felt that ‘normal prose’ could no longer contain my thoughts, or what I wanted to communicate and express. This is also the benefit of knowing a second language– there are certain words which render in a different language/culture which doesn’t work well in (American) English.
The more multi-variegated you can make your photography and art, the better.
4. Art is the proper metaphysical task of life (Richard Wagner)
Once you become a crypto billionaire … then what?
Or when you think about the film ‘Free Guy’, once you can do anything you wanna do … then what do you want to do?
HAPTIC ART TOOLS
- Creative Every Day Mobile (FREE for a limited time). PRINT
- HOW TO SEE: Visual Guide to Composition, Color, & Editing in Photography
How to think more artistically
- Download the Google Arts and Culture app on your phone or iPad, and start studying the great artists of the past.
If this inspired you, feel free to forward to a friend!