Art is Anything Creative, Passionate and Personal
Many people have told me that they always wanted to be an artist but that they don’t have any talent, that they don’t have it in their genes, they don’t have a creative bone in their body, etc. Once they actually sat down and received personalized instruction, these beliefs changed. I recently read in a blog that someone named Seth Godin said, ‘Art is anything that’s creative, passionate and personal.’ If you love to bake or crochet, if you love building fences and brick walkways in your garden, if you’re crazy for singing country and western oldies, these are creative, personal passions. So everyone is an artist of one ilk or another. Being an artist does not mean you can draw and paint like a master. It means you have a natural, creative life force within you that expresses itself in many ways; much of this energy is, of course, for survival. And when you are doing things you enjoy – sports, crafts, dog training, whatever – you are also expressing that creativity that every human being is born with.